Stylish and beautifully presented extended Victorian home in a delightful lightly-wooded setting.
Believed to date from the 1870s, Cornflower Cottage is an extended Victorian cottage, with brick elevations, decorative bargeboards and timber-framed casement windows. Beautifully presented throughout in a stylish muted colour palette and finished with high-end fixtures and fittings, this excellent family home is ideally positioned between the villages of North Chailey and Newick, situated in an elevated, lightly-wooded setting, with a lovely outlook over the adjoining countryside.
The house is arranged over two floors, extending to nearly 2,500 square feet, the full extent of which can be seen on the floor plan. There are two reception rooms lying off the entrance hall: double doors open to an elegant dual aspect sitting room featuring a limestone fireplace with inset Chesneys woodburner; across the hall is a cosy study or snug with feature fireplace.
The kitchen and dining room is of particular note: a spacious, light-filled room with Travertine tiled floor, recently re-fitted with a range of timber cabinetry and a central island designed by Neptune, complemented by quartz worktops, a gas-fired Aga and additional appliances; there is ample space for a large dining table at the southern end of the room, where French doors open to the terrace and there is a window seat overlooking the rear garden.
Adjoining the kitchen is a useful boot room, and a utility room with storage and space for laundry appliances, leading to a newly fitted WC.
There are five bedrooms on the first floor, two with built-in storage. Bedrooms three and four share a Jack and Jill' bathroom, creating an ideal guest suite; the remaining bedrooms are served by a large family bathroom with stylish modern Victoria+Albert suite, including a freestanding bath and separate shower cubicle.
Cornflower Cottage is approached from Cinder Hill via an electronically operated five bar gate, which opens to a long driveway leading up to the house and detached double garage; lying ahead of the house is a gravelled parking and turning area.
The house sits almost centrally within its third of an acre plot, with areas of lawn to the front and rear, bounded by well-maintained laurel hedging and dotted with attractively planted shrub and flower beds. To the south of the house is a sunny, south-facing raised terrace with doors from the kitchen: an ideal spot for al fresco dining. A pathway leads around to the rear of the house and a second terrace area.
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Cornflower Cottage wins you over the minute you go through the front door, every corner is stylishly presented and it has such a lovely feel.Rohan Vines