Combining traditional features with modern touches, this L-shaped cottage is arranged over two levels. Detailing such as pewter handles on all doors, cupboards and drawers demonstrates the high quality finish and consideration which has gone into creating such a welcoming, luxurious home.
The cottage is semi-rural, situated just a few minutes drive from the A23/M23 & therefore making it very convenient for easy access to Gatwick Airport. The picturesque village of Hurstpierpoint is just a couple of miles drive away, with a selection of high street shops and restaurants. Hassocks main-line station is about 10 minute drive from the property, enabling you to get to London Victoria and London Bridge in about 55 minutes. Burgess Hill, Wivelsfield and Haywards Heath main-line stations are also within easy reach. There are a number of popular private schools surrounding the property, such as Hurstpierpoint College, Burgess Hill School for Girls and Lancing College. GROUND FLOOR
The high ceilings, exposed beams and dual aspect in the living room makes the living room a perfect space to unwind and relax. The log burner adds extra warmth and makes this room feel incredibly cosy, whilst still being bright and airy.
The L-shaped kitchen is light, spacious and the real heart of the home, with plenty of space for dining. The bespoke, hand built, solid wood kitchen has Corian work surfaces, integrated dishwasher and fridge/freezer, a deep ceramic Belfast sink and plenty of cupboard storage. French doors lead out to the terrace and to the beautiful rear garden.
Located on the ground floor of the property, you'll find a convenient utility room with a cloakroom with wash basin and W.C. At the other end of the hallway you'll find the home office, which lends itself perfectly as a 3rd bedroom or playroom, should you not require the office space. The downstairs shower room has a fantastic walk-in shower with dark wood stained flooring, beautiful tiles and W/C/wash basin, along with skylights flooding the room with natural light. FIRST FLOOR
With a high vaulted ceiling and exposed beams, the master bedroom is simply fantastic. Air conditioning keeps the room lovely and cool on those warm summer nights, and the built-in wardrobes create plenty of storage space. The second bedroom is also a double room. In this bedroom, you'll find access to the loft via hatch, the loft is boarded and has a light & ladder installed already.
The main bathroom is generous in size and hosts a stunning clawfoot bath, along with a tiled shower. OUTSIDE SPACE
The French doors from the kitchen lead out to the terrace with steps leading up to the garden. It's here you'll find the detached, timber frame garden room, known as 'The Stables Lodge'. It's previously been used as a guest double bedroom, however makes the perfect home office or summerhouse. There is potential to improve the garden room by adding in an en-suite/W.C.
At the front of this stunning property, you'll find a small garden with a lawn and hedging, along with a beautiful cherry tree. A long driveway completes this property and really does make it one not to be missed. SELLER INSIGHT
"We loved The Stables as soon as we saw it," says the current owner, "our first impression being that it was very attractive, well kept and proportionate - big for a cottage but not too big. Since moving in, I have made various improvements to the property, including replacing the windows in the garden room with glass sliding doors so that the room now opens up onto the lovely sunny garden to allow great flexibility and flow between the indoor and outdoor spaces. I also put in a glass roof outside the kitchen to provide cover for the outdoor dining table - this is a great space for alfresco entertaining, especially for barbecues in summer, though with an outdoor heater or firepit, this space is also incredibly usable in winter.
The location of the property has much to offer, too. "It is so quiet here, so you feel as though you're in the country," the owner says, "but the motorway is just minutes away and Brighton is a 15 minute drive for all the amenities of the town. We have easy access to London and to Gatwick and Heathrow airports. Both Hassocks Station and Burgess Hill are on the Victoria line, so the London commute (or Brighton or Gatwick) is very straightforward. Within 5 minutes there is a large Tesco superstore, B&Q and Waitrose, so everyday needs are catered for. Hurstpierpoint has some lovely restaurants and is just 5 minutes' drive away, and you can walk across the bridge to the local pub at Sayers Common. The South Downs walks are lovely, and I will miss my strolls with the dogs there dearly - there are quite a few walkers out on weekends when the weather is good." HALL KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 25' 5" x 13' 5" (7.75m x 4.09m) UTILITY 7' 3" x 5' 10" (2.21m x 1.78m) SITTING ROOM 14' 3" x 9' 4" (4.34m x 2.84m) OFFICE 10' 1" x 8' 4" (3.07m x 2.54m) SHOWER ROOM CLOAKROOM STORE 16' 1" x 4' 0" (4.9m x 1.22m) LANDING MAIN BEDROOM 13' 5" x 9' 11" (4.09m x 3.02m) BEDROOM 2 9' 11" x 7' 9" (3.02m x 2.36m) BATHROOM LODGE/BEDROOM 3 13' 9" x 9' 5" (4.19m x 2.87m) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Council Tax Band: E