New England Cottages
Handcross Road, Balcombe, RH17 6JU
A charming Victorian family home, in 0.62 acres
Located on Handcross Road midway between the villages of Balcombe and Handcross, 1 New England Cottages has all the benefit of a rural location, whilst being within 2 miles of main line rail services at Balcombe (London Bridge, London Victoria and Brighton).
Balcombe and Handcross have a range of shops for day to day needs; extensive shopping and recreational facilities are found at Haywards Heath and Crawley.
Formerly part of the Brantridge Park Estate, 1 New England Cottages is a semi-detached, red brick Victorian house presented in excellent decorative order. Retaining much of its period charm and character, it has been skilfully modernised and extended over the years to create light and spacious accommodation. Internally, points of note include stripped wooden floors and well proportioned rooms.
The full extent of the accommodation can be seen on the floorplans below, however worthy of particular note is the kitchen/breakfast room with bespoke handmade units, two oven Aga, two ring induction hob and granite surfaces. The drawing room has a wonderful aspect overlooking the gardens, and a wood burning stove on a raised brick hearth. An enclosed panelled staircase rises to the first floor where there are 2 bedrooms and a fully tiled, modern family bathroom. A door from the landing opens to the stairs rising to the second floor master bedroom, with ample built in storage space. There is excellent potential to extend, subject to planning permission.
The property is approached through 5 bar gates, which open to a gravelled parking area in front and to the north side of the house. The gravelled drive leads up past the house to a double garage block situated to the rear of the property.
There is a patio area to the rear of the property with a wooden pergola with established vines and climbers. The property has gardens to three sides, the main part of the garden is to the rear of the property and faces west, being mainly laid to lawn, with raised vegetable beds and some established plants. The gardens are enclosed by established trees ensuring privacy.
- Sold in October 2013
- Beautifully presented
- 1 reception
- 3 bedrooms
- Family bathroom
- Double garage
- Parking area
- West facing garden
- In all about 0.62 acre
- EPC rating = E