Church Lane, Ardingly, West Sussex, RH17 6UP | Property for sale | Savills
1,850 sq ft(171.87 sq m)
Guide price £850,000(€994,932)

Church LaneArdingly, West Sussex, RH17 6UP

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Key features

  • Charming and well-presented property
  • Pretty south east facing gardens and detached garage
  • Wonderful position on the edge of a popular village
  • Rural yet not remote
  • Haywards Heath station approximately 4.2 miles (c.11 minutes by car)

Picturesque semi-detached Victorian cottage on the rural outskirts of Ardingly.

About this property

  • Rose Cottage is a delightful semi-detached property, originally believed to have been built as a worker's cottage in the nineteenth century, and significantly extended in the 1960s. It is situated in pretty, well-stocked gardens on a private rural lane on the outskirts of Ardingly, and offers comfortable, well-presented accommodation arranged over two floors. On the ground floor is a spacious, dual aspect sitting room with a working fireplace and an adjoining garden room, which can be used as a study; lying across the hall is the dining room, part of the oldest portion of the house. To the rear is the large open plan kitchen/dining room, a wonderful bright space, with space for a table and chairs and a good range of bespoke wall hung and undercounter Shaker-style solid oak cabinets, complemented by granite worktops; the adjoining utility room is formed from the original bakehouse, and has space for appliances. The utility room and dining area both have underfloor heating.

    On the first floor, the principal bedroom has fitted wardrobes and an en suite shower room with power shower. There are three further bedrooms, one with a basin, and one with fitted cupboards; these are served by a family bathroom with shower cubicle with power shower and bath.

    To the rear of the utility room, accessed from outside, is an attached brick and timber store and a potting shed.

    The house is approached from Church Lane by a driveway offering parking space for two cars ahead of the detached garage, which has power connected; there is additional space to park on the lane.

    Rose Cottage is set back from the lane behind hedging and fencing, with a lawn bordered by well-stocked beds with an abundance of shrubs and flowers at the front.

    There is side access to the rear garden, which is divided into distinct sections; close to the house is a wide, paved pathway, accessed by French doors from the garden room and a door from the kitchen, where it opens out to provide seating space. Beyond lies the lawn, with a pretty pergola with climbing roses and a further sun-terrace providing space for table and chairs; beyond lies a more private portion of lawn, well-screened by hedging.

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Local information

  • Situated on a private road on the rural outskirts of Ardingly village, close to a network of footpaths that lead directly to Ardingly Reservoir. Ardingly is a popular and thriving village with an active community, situated in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Ardingly offers a good range of local amenities including a village shop, a primary school, bakery, takeaway, public houses and the South of England Showground, which hosts a number of events throughout the year including the annual South of England country show.
  • Comprehensive shopping and leisure facilities are at Haywards Heath (4.2 miles), and Crawley (nine miles).
  • Sussex offers a superb range of sporting and leisure opportunities with golf at Royal Ashdown, Haywards Heath and Lindfield, and many other courses across the county. There is racing at Goodwood, Lingfield and Plumpton, and sailing at Ardingly Reservoir and the coast. There are many bridle paths across the surrounding countryside and the South Downs, as well as riding on Ashdown Forest by permit.
  • Spa and country house hotels include Alexander House, Ashdown Park, Gravetye Manor and Ockenden Manor. The County Town of Lewes and the City of Brighton and Hove offer theatres, cinemas, shopping and restaurants, and there is the world renowned Opera House at Glyndebourne.
  • Mainline Rail Service: Haywards Heath offers regular services to London Bridge/Victoria/St. Pancras International, journey time from 42 minutes, as well as connections to Brighton, Lewes and the coast.
  • The A/M23 provides access to the south coast and connections to Gatwick airport, the M25 and national motorway network.
  • There is an excellent range of highly-regarded schools in the area, including St Peter's CEP School, Oathall Community College, Ardingly College, Cumnor House, Great Walstead, Hurstpierpoint College, Brighton College, Burgess Hill Girls and Lewes Old Grammar School.
  • All distances and journey times are approximate.

Additional information

  • Services: Mains gas fired central heating, main electricity and water, private drainage (Klargester).
  • Photographs taken June 2023.
  • Council tax band F
  • EPC Rating: D
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: F