Restored and beautifully presented detached Grade II* listed fifteenth century Hall house, in a semi-rural location, with about 1.2 acres of grounds including a wild-flower meadow.
1 Coppards Bridge is superb example of a fifteenth century Sussex open-hall house, with partially tile hung, brick, and oak-framed elevations beneath a tiled roof. This charming Grade II* property dates from 1473; it was subsequently divided into two cottages. In 2010 previous owners undertook a careful programme of restoration to re-create one house with many rare period features, including a magnificent oak screen in the sitting room, a fine leaded-light window, wood floors and beam and plasterwork interiors. More recently, the current owners have updated and redecorated, carefully working with the house's listed status to create a stylish and beautifully presented home, catering to modern standards of comfort.
The accompanying floorplans give an excellent overview of the full extent and layout of the accommodation. Points of particular note include the sitting room, which has an impressive inglenook fireplace with wood stove, dais beam and timber screen; the dining room also has an inglenook (not currently in use), and two original doorways with decorative arches. The morning room, added during the 1980s, has French doors framing a lovely view across the gardens; a further reception room with second wood stove is used as a cosy family room. The superbly appointed kitchen has ample space for a breakfast table and was re-fitted in 2018 with a range of Neptune cabinets, marble worktops and a Stoves electric range. The study, an inner hall with cellar access and cloakroom complete the ground floor accommodation; the boiler room is accessed from the rear garden.
The southern staircase rises to a spacious landing giving access to two bedrooms and a stylish shower room; adjacent to the principal bedroom is a dressing room which could be used as a further bedroom. The staircase in the northern wing leads up to three further bedrooms, served by a bathroom. Two attic rooms offer good storage space and have potential to be converted, subject to the necessary consents.
The main drive leads up from Cinder Hill past the meadow to the rear and side gardens. These have a delightful rural outlook, and have been landscaped into distinct areas, with a bridge over an ornamental pond, lawns and established herbaceous borders providing seasonal interest. To the south west lies a paddock, planted as a wild-flower meadow, and a small parcel of woodland. There is a private parking area and a single garage/workshop and timber garden sheds, all with power connected, and a log store.
The main drive extends behind the gardens, giving vehicular access to 3 and 5 Coppards Bridge.
Directly from the lane, pedestrian access by brick steps leads up to a gate set in a low level fence opening to pretty cottage-style front gardens, where a covered well is sited. A second garage at the front of the property with a short driveway provides further off street parking and storage. The grounds extend in all to about 1.22 acres.
The main drive is owned by 1 Coppards Bridge. Neighbouring 3 and 5 Coppards Bridge have right of vehicular access over this drive and contribute towards the cost of maintenance.
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This is one of the most charming period properties I have seen - it has lots of character and is beautifully presented.Hannah Riches