Last day for viewings Friday 29 October; best & final offers invited by midday on Wednesday 3 November. Charming detached Grade II listed home with Elizabethan origins.
Last day for viewings Friday 29 October; best & final offers invited by midday on Wednesday 3 November
Understood to date from the late sixteenth century, and re-faced in the nineteenth century in brick and hung tiles, Little Lywood is an attractive and historic home, listed Grade II. Having been owned by the same family for over 45 years, the property is clearly a much loved and comfortable home, while offering a new owner the scope to update and modernise to their taste, and benefits from being ideally situated in a lovely semi-rural location on the northern edge of Lindfield, well set back from Ardingly Road and surrounded by over two acres of glorious gardens and grounds.
The full extent of the accommodation extends to over 2,000 square feet, the layout of which can be seen on the floor plans. Points of note include a number of Elizabethan features including some handsome timbers and an original oak newel stair, timber framed casement windows, wood block flooring in a number of ground floor rooms, and many dual-aspect rooms taking in the outlook over the gardens.
A solid wood front door opens to the entrance hall, off which lies the ground floor bathroom, a generous bedroom and a useful laundry room. The hall extends along to the original part of the house, which comprises two characterful formal reception rooms: a dining room featuring the original front door and with stairs rising to the first floor; and a spacious yet cosy sitting room, triple aspect with doors opening to the garden and a brick open fireplace with stone hearth.
A good-sized study (or third reception room) and the kitchen and breakfast room lie to the rear of the house, overlooking the garden; the study has French doors opening to the terrace.
The main bedroom is on the first floor, together with bedroom three and the family bathroom. There are two further attic bedrooms on the second floor.
Little Lywood is approached from Ardingly Road via double timber gates, which open to a large gravelled driveway and parking area ahead of the house and attached garage. The house is well screened from the road by hedging and mature trees, and is almost entirely surrounded by beautiful, mature gardens, grounds and light woodland, sitting centrally within its plot.
Adjoining the rear (west) of the house is a paved terrace, from which a pathway leads across the lawn to the fenced tennis court; the gated swimming pool lies to the north-west of the house, fully enclosed by neat hedging. The grounds are mainly laid to lawn, dotted with flower and shrub beds providing colour and interest; a magnificent azalea bank extends along the southern boundary, displaying a riot of reds and pinks during the summer months.
In all, about 2.2 acres.
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This house has bags of potential - it has clearly been a very happy family home, and has lots of period charm.Rohan Vines