Poynings Road, Poynings, Brighton, West Sussex, BN45 7AG | Property for sale | Savills
111.95 sq m(1,205 sq ft)
Guide price £795,000

Poynings RoadPoynings, Brighton, West Sussex, BN45 7AG

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Classic flint and brick Victorian cottage
  • Open plan living room / kitchen with additional conservatory
  • Three bedrooms, ground floor bathroom
  • Beautiful gardens with koi pond, workshop and separate home office
  • Off street parking
  • Hassocks station five miles, Henfield five miles, Brighton & Hove seven miles (approximate distances)

A delightful three bedroom semi-detached Victorian cottage with beautiful gardens and separate home office, situated in a popular village in the South Downs National Park.

About this property

  • Ivy Cottage is a delightful semi-detached cottage, believed to date from 1862 with later additions, with classic downland flint and brick elevations under a slate tile roof. The cottage is situated in a popular village in the heart of the South Downs National Park, tucked away and accessed via a short track from Poynings Road. It offers bright and well-presented accommodation arranged over two floors.

    The ground floor living space is mainly open plan. The living room has a working fireplace and casement windows to the front; the kitchen/dining room is situated at the rear of the house, and has underfloor heating. It is well-equipped with contemporary gloss units and pale worktops. There is a Bertazzoni electric induction stove with extractor, a dishwasher, and the kitchen extends at the rear, opening out to provide further storage space and leading on to the conservatory.

    The family bathroom is situated on the ground floor, and is fully tiled, with underfloor heating and a jet bath with drencher head shower over, basin and WC.

    There are three good sized bedrooms on the first floor.

    From the track, a five bar gate opens to the wide block paved drive, giving parking for at least two vehicles. The gardens are a particular feature of the property, extending to almost a quarter of an acre and offering plenty of options for seating, eating and enjoying the outdoor space. To the front is a courtyard style garden with space for seating, and a gazebo with a hot tub.

    The rear courtyard has a semi-detached workshop, and a separate, fully insulated home office which has underfloor heating and fibre broadband, and is ideal for working from home.

    The garden is mainly laid to lawn with mature trees including productive apple, pear and cherry trees planted at intervals, and lies to the east of the house, and has a large koi pond as the central feature, which attracts a range of wildlife. There are lovely views, with the Downs to the south, and post and rail fencing at the boundary creating a wonderful open feel, with easterly views over the adjoining agricultural land and the cricket pitch to Newtimber Hill beyond. There is a timber garden shed.

    About 0.22 acres

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Local information

  • Ivy Cottage is situated in Poynings, a very pretty downland village in the South Downs National Park, at the foot of Devil's Dyke. The village offers a popular public house (accessible via public footpath from the house), a village hall, a church, a playing field, a cricket pitch and a garden centre with cafe and farm shop.
  • For local amenities, the larger villages of Henfield (five miles) and Steyning (seven miles) have an assortment of local independent shops together with public houses, restaurants and schools.
  • The cosmopolitan city of Brighton and Hove lies just seven miles away and is renowned for being one of the most vibrant cities in Europe, with a fantastic mix of famed nightlife, award winning restaurants, theatre culture, festivals and events. In addition, Glyndebourne Opera House is situated just to the east of Lewes, offering world class opera in an idyllic rural setting.
  • There are many leisure activities available in the area, with many walks and bridlepaths across the South Downs and surrounding countryside; Wickwoods Country Club is only just over two miles away and offers a range of leisure facilities including all year round tennis. There is sailing at Brighton Marina and along the coast, and golf across the county. Equestrian facilities are superb, with the All England Jumping Course based at Hickstead, as well as racing at Plumpton, Goodwood and Brighton.
  • There is a vibrant cultural and arts scene in Sussex, with world-class opera at Glyndebourne, and the annual Brighton Festival presenting a huge programme of theatre, dance, classical music and literary events.
  • Transport links: there are frequent direct rail services to London from Hassocks (five miles), London Bridge/Victoria from 63 minutes. The A23/M23 lies to the east, giving access to Gatwick airport (22 miles) and the M25.
  • Schools: There are many highly regarded schools in the area, both state and private, including Burgess Hill Girls, Brighton & Hove High School, and Ardingly, Brighton, Lancing and Hurstpierpoint Colleges.
  • All distances and journey times are approximate.

Additional information

  • Agent's Note: Ivy Cottage has right of access over the track.
  • Services: Oil-fired central heating (underfloor to kitchen/dining room and bathroom). Mains electricity, water and drainage. Fibre broadband connected to the house.
  • Outgoings: Mid Sussex District Council, 01444 458166. Council tax band E.
  • Photographs taken: June 2024.
  • Cladding: We have been told that this property has no cladding. Purchasers should make enquiries about the external wall system of the property, if it has cladding and if it is safe or if there are interim measures in place.
  • EPC Rating: F
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: E