Savills | Chiddingly, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 6HE | Property for sale
280.66 sq m(3,021 sq ft)
Guide price £1,150,000

ChiddinglyLewes, East Sussex, BN8 6HE

    Key features

    • Virtual tour available on request
    • Charming five bedroom period property arranged over three floors
    • Separate annexe/garage with pre-planning agreement for conversion to two bedroom separate dwelling
    • Ideal position in the heart of the village with access to open countryside
    • Uckfield station eight miles

    Grade II listed period cottage with Victorian additions and separate annexe.

    About this property

    • Pilgrims is a charming Grade II listed semi-detached cottage with partially tile hung elevations under a tiled roof. The original portion of the building is believed to date from the seventeenth century or earlier, and is complemented by Victorian additions.

      The floorplans give a comprehensive overview of the layout of the property; internally the property has plenty of character, with period features including exposed beams and open plasterwork in the older portion of the house.

      The house is entered via the entrance porch, situated in the Victorian portion of the house, and leading to the kitchen which is well-equipped with a good range of solid wood wall-hung and under-counter cabinets, complemented by black granite surfaces.

      From the kitchen the inner hall leads to the dining room, which has spacious proportions, a marble feature fireplace with cast iron grate and French doors to the garden.

      The inner hall leads to the snug, a cosy space for day to day use which has a fireplace fitted with a woodburner, and to the spacious principal living room, a more formal room which is vaulted and also has a woodburner stove. Also lying off the hall is the lobby, which has access to the rear garden and is believed to have once housed livestock; from here steps lead down to the cloakroom, which completes the ground floor.

      On the first floor, the principal bedroom and en suite bathroom are in the Victorian portion of the house, and have high ceilings and lovely views across the gardens and surrounding village. There are two further bedrooms on the first floor, served by a shower room. Bedroom three, and the stairs leading to the second floor, can be accessed via a “ship's galley” style hallway (with slightly reduced head height) or via connecting doors from bedroom two.

      Bedrooms four and five are on the second floor. The fourth bedroom is reached via the study and has an en suite bathroom; this could be an ideal suite of rooms for an older child.

      Annexe and Garaging
      Also known as “The Old Coach House”, the annexe is has its own entrance from The Street and briefly comprises ground floor kitchen, shower room with WC and a first floor living room/bed room over the double garage. The garaging has two up and over doors, and a courtesy door to the rear garden.

      Pilgrims is approached from Church Lane via a white wooden gate set into the original red brick wall, which partially borders the garden and provides an elegant feature; the gardens have been landscaped in zones, with space for table and chairs and many beds planted with good selection of mature shrubs, flowers and trees to provide interest throughout the year. There is a capped well, and a short drive accessed from The Street which can provide off street parking. There is an attached store, and a wood store. The plot extends in all to just under a quarter of an acre.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    This house has plenty of character; the annexe is such a great opportunity.

    Rohan VinesProperty agent

    Local information

    • The property is situated in the heart of the pretty East Sussex village of Chiddingly, in the Low Weald, close to the South Downs National Park. Chiddingly has a thriving community, with two pubs, a primary school, a church, a village hall and a village shop and café in nearby Muddles Green.
    • Uckfield (eight miles, about 17 minutes by car), Lewes (10 miles) and Eastbourne (13 miles) provide more comprehensive shopping and leisure facilities, including independent cinemas, leisure centres, swimming pools, supermarkets, shops, bars and restaurants.
    • There are many leisure activities available locally, including local clubs for rugby, cricket and theatre; across Sussex activities include show jumping at Hickstead, sailing at Eastbourne and Brighton and golf at one of the many courses across the county, including East Sussex National which also provides a hotel, spa and gym. Nearby Glyndebourne hosts the world class opera house, and there are many historic houses across the region. The surrounding countryside and the South Downs National Park offer miles of footpaths and bridleways.
    • Communications: The surrounding areas are linked by the A22, which in turn links to the coast and the M25 orbital motorway, Gatwick and Heathrow airport.
    • Mainline Rail Service: Uckfield (London Bridge from 70 minutes), Lewes (London Victoria from 70 minutes), Polegate (7.8 miles, London Victoria from 90 minutes).
    • Schools: There are many highly regarded schools in the area, both state and private, including St Bede's, Chiddingly Primary School, Eastbourne College, Lewes Old Grammar School and Uckfield College. A number of private schools offer bus services for students which stop near or in the village.
    • All distances and times are approximate. Journey times taken from Google.

    Additional information

    • Services: Oil-fired central heating. Mains electricity, water and drainage.
    • Outgoings: Wealden District Council, 01892 653311. Council tax band G.
    • Directions: From Haywards Heath, proceed east on the A272 until Maresfield and join the A22 southbound towards Eastbourne. Stay on the A22 for just under ten miles until reaching Golden Cross, and just after the petrol station take the turning on the left, signposted Chiddingly. Follow the road into Muddles Green, and at the T-junction turn left, passing the village primary school on the right. Continue into Chiddingly village and turn sharp right at the Six Bells Inn into Church Lane. Pilgrims is the second house on the right.
    • EPC Exempt
    • Tenure = Freehold