Situated in a delightful rural location on the outskirts of the South Downs National Park, Providence is a very handsome Edwardian family home built in the traditional West Sussex style with partially tile-hung elevations and statuesque brick chimneys. The property is believed to date back to the 1920s and offers a wealth of period charm and character.
Though in need of general modernisation throughout, the property is well presented and ready to move into. With over 5000 square feet of well-proportioned living space, the house offers substantial and spacious accommodation well suited to family life and entertaining, with the ground floor being exceptionally roomy and well planned with its four potential reception areas and a study.
The house’s position is set back from a quiet country lane surrounded by farmland, and its slightly elevated setting and south-facing arrangement of its principal reception spaces affords superb panoramic views over the South Downs and the hills around Ditchling Beacon to the west. The generous plot is also a highlight of the property, providing exquisite gardens also with far-reaching views.
With the ground floor accommodation arranged around a grand entrance hallway, the current layout is traditional for the era and offers excellent versatility, with a choice of reception rooms and the opportunity to amend and improve the floor plan to suit (subject to the necessary consents). Additionally, the house is replete with notable elements which are designed to make country living easier, including a boot room adjoining the garage, a large walk-in pantry off the kitchen, a large utility room and a ground floor shower room. The kitchen/breakfast room is a particular highlight, featuring large sash windows flooding the space with light, a lovely Amtico tiled floor and a striking navy blue four-oven AGA which forms a fantastic focal point. A hidden hatch within the wall opens to the dining room, facilitating easy entertaining.
The additional reception rooms are of an excellent size, with the bay fronted drawing room and separate sitting room extending to 18 feet and 22 feet respectively. In addition, there are two separate studies which could be joined to make one large room, or with the larger of the two used as a playroom for children or a family snug.
The first-floor accommodation is split level and can be accessed by two separate staircases: from the main entrance hall and the rear service corridor. There is a main bedroom with dressing room and en suite bath/shower room, six large double bedrooms and two further bathrooms, with potential to increase the number if desired. The first floor also benefits from a wealth of storage space, from eaves cupboards to storage rooms and closets.
Providence is approached via a private lane leading onto a large private gravel driveway with space for a good number of vehicles. There is further parking within an attached double garage and a separate detached garage at the end of the drive. The house is angled with the front facing north, so that the main reception rooms, gardens and bedrooms facing south to receive full benefits of the natural light and views over the South Downs.
The grounds are laid to a mix of formal gardens dotted with hedging and flowerbeds, a substantial lawn to the rear, mature trees and a paved terrace spanning the south elevation of the house and offering the perfect setting from which to enjoy the views.
Providence is situated on a quiet country lane, on the rural outskirts of the thriving village of Plumpton and within easy distance of the village of Streat. The setting is within the bounds of the South Down National Park with excellent walking and riding on the doorstep. Plumpton Green has a number of amenities including a village shop and pubs, with Plumpton train station being 1 mile by road or footpath through the fields; services to London Victor
Main House- 5 Bedrooms
Studies. 5226 sq ft.