Scrapers Hill, Chiddingly, Lewes


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  • Bedrooms: 4
In a rural location, on the outskirts of this highly desired village, this classic Sussex cottage is a delight. With character features, four bedrooms, two bath/shower rooms, generous cottage gardens, rural views, triple car barn with room over and consent to extend, it has it all.

Out in the country lanes on the periphery of this highly favoured and sought-after village, yet only a stroll across the fields to the local pubs (The Six Bells and The Gun) and village shop/cafe.

The nearest town is Heathfield, just 10-minutes' drive away, where a diverse range of independent retailers along with national supermarkets including Waitrose can be found. The County town of Lewes is 11 miles distance, whilst the nearest rail stations for the London bound commuter are at Berwick and Polegate, both just over 10 minutes drive and providing a service to London Victoria in approximately 90 minutes. Alternatively, Uckfield and Buxted rail stations (approximately 8 miles) both provide a service to London Bridge in approximately 80 minutes.

This classic Sussex four bedroom cottage has part tile hung and part Flemish bond brickwork elevations, under a mellow tile roof. The property is well presented, being decorated in neutral hues, with rooms that are surprisingly bright and airy, being awash with natural light.

This endearing home has been improved and extended over the years, yet still retains much character, with Inglenook style fireplaces and exposed wall timbers and ceiling beams. Benefits include oil central heating with a modern external boiler, upgraded electrical system and fast fibre internet.

Planning consent has been granted to double the size of the current kitchen to create a hub of the home living space, whilst planning consent has also been granted to convert the existing storeroom over the triple car barn into a games room, which gives the potential for further adaptation to provide additional ancillary accommodation.

A welcoming entrance hall leads to a cosy snug area, both with colour-washed beams and wood strip floor. The snug also has an open brick fireplace in an inglenook style surround. Awash with natural light is the treble aspect sitting room, which features old ceiling beams and inglenook style fireplace with wood burning stove.

The kitchen/dining room has a ceramic tile floor throughout, with the kitchen area fitted with a range of hand-built oak cabinets that incorporate a larder cupboard, integrated dishwasher, recess for a large fridge/freezer, a cupboard for washing machine and built-in double oven. Solid wood worktops have inset double bowl ceramic sink and drainer and an induction hob with integrated cooker hood over. Two windows give an attractive outlook over the back garden. Leading from the kitchen is a rear hall, having stable door to garden, cloakroom and boot room, also with a stable door to the garden.

The double aspect master bedroom enjoys fine views over fields and has a part vaulted ceiling with exposed roof trusses, together with a walk-in wardrobe/airing cupboard. An en suite shower room has a large shower enclosure, WC and twin wash basins. The second double bedroom also enjoys fine views over fields and has a built-in double wardrobe and a further shelved cupboard. The third bedroom has exposed beams and timbers, a wooden floor and storage cupboard. The fourth bedroom is a generous single with an attractive dormer window and exposed timbers. The family bathroom features a roll top enamel bath, WC, wash basin and heated towel rail.

Approached through a 5-bar gate, leading to an extensive gravel drive with parking for several vehicles. The garage/car barn block has a useful storage room over with two Velux windows, is hardwired cat 6 cabling and has future potential for ancillary accommodation if so desired.

The attractive cottage style gardens wrap around the house with many flower and shrub borders. There are two extensive brick paved patios, ideal for al-fresco entertaining, with a lawn interspersed with fruit and specimen trees, log store and garden shed. Beyond the garage is a vegetable and soft fruit garden with strawberry patch and productive vine, together with a chicken run, secure storage building and a large timber greenhouse with adjoining potting shed.

EPC Rating = E

Directions: From Golden Cross on the A22, turn into Burgh Hill Road (next to the petrol station) and continue to the end, turning right, then first left into Scrapers Hill. Continue on this lane for just under a mile, where the property will be found on the left.

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