Foxhole Cottages, Bedlam Street, Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks, BN6 9EL | Property for sale | Savills
1,900 sq ft(176.52 sq m)
Guide price £1,325,000

Foxhole CottagesBedlam Street, Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks, BN6 9EL

    Key features

    • Period charm with modern comfort
    • Rural setting without being isolated
    • Stylish interiors including contemporary bathroom suites, vaulted kitchen and elegant principal suite
    • Income generated by two established holiday lets
    • Panoramic South Downs views

    Stylishly presented semi-detached Victorian cottage with two established holiday lets, in a glorious downland setting.

    About this property

    • 2 Foxhole Cottages is situated in glorious gardens at the foot of the South Downs, benefiting from a superb rural setting without being isolated. Over the last nine years this semi-detached Victorian cottage has been the subject of updating and refurbishment, resulting in a beautifully presented home, successfully combining period charm with modern comfort, points of note including décor in a stylish muted colour palette, newly re-fitted bathrooms with Tikamoon suites, an updated heating system with air source heat pump and period style replacement radiators, and recently re-laid carpet in many of the rooms.

      In addition to the main house are two separate buildings – The Stable and The Lodge – both equally stylishly presented, set up as established and popular holiday lets generating in a regular income (please refer to the agent for details).

      The cottage is accessed down a private lane, from which a hedge-lined driveway leads to a parking area ahead of the house. A gate opens to a brick pathway winding across the lawn to the house. The front door opens to an entrance hall with cloakroom, in turn opening to a large vaulted kitchen and dining room: an excellent space for both day-to-day family life and entertaining alike. The kitchen is fitted with a range of floor mounted cabinets, with wood block worktops, a butcher's block breakfast bar and integrated appliances; there is a two-oven oil-fired Aga and ample space for a large dining table. The kitchen is served by a newly-fitted utility and boot room with a door opening to the garden, a sink set into a composite worktop, and full-height cupboards offering lots of storage.

      The light and bright sitting room features a fireplace set with a woodburner, and faces south over the garden, taking in the views to the Downs.

      The principal bedroom suite comprises the majority of the first floor, and includes an elegant bedroom with a woodburner, a large dressing room with bespoke fitted wardrobes, and an en suite bathroom with luxury fittings including a contemporary freestanding bath.

      There are two further bedrooms on the second floor, full of period character, with exposed timbers and vaulted ceilings, served by a family shower room on the first floor.

      2 Foxhole Cottages' gardens are of particular note: private and well-established, and offering a number of areas for eating alfresco or outside entertaining while enjoying the glorious downland setting. The formal gardens extend away from the house to the south and west, mainly laid to lawn and dotted with mature trees and shaped borders. Adjoining the southern side of the cottage is a paved terrace; tucked away in the south-eastern corner is a part-walled gravelled seating area with wooden benches and a fire pit, and a decked terrace with stanchions for an outdoor cinema screen.

      Outbuildings include a home office with adjoining store, and a brick shed used as a wine store.

      The Stable
      Lying close to the main house, The Stable is an attached two-storey cottage with its own pergola-covered private patio, comprising an open plan living area with kitchenette, shower room and first floor bedroom.

      The Lodge and Paddock
      The Lodge is set away from the house in the paddock, a further area of grounds to the west of the formal garden. Private and well-enclosed, The Lodge is an attractive single storey weather-boarded building with two sets of bi-fold doors opening from the open plan living area, bedroom and kitchen to a wraparound terrace from where the views to the Downs are stunning. Adjacent to The Lodge is a contemporary wood-fired sauna.

      The paddock has been largely left to nature, with swathes of wildflowers and mown pathways, and two ponds. To the far western end of the paddock is a kitchen garden with raised beds, fruit trees, chicken coop, log store and greenhouse.

      In all, about 1.1 acres.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    Local information

    • 2 Foxhole Cottages is situated on a private lane in the beautiful setting of the South Downs National Park, at the foot of Wolstonbury Hill. Bedlam Street is a public bridleway, and provides a pleasant walk across country to Hurstpierpoint. Hurstpierpoint is a thriving Sussex village with a range of independent shops, restaurants and health centre. Local amenities include two farm shops and petrol station with M&S and Waitrose mini food halls.
    • Comprehensive shopping: Burgess Hill 7.5 miles, Brighton 8.7 miles or Lewes 13 miles.
    • Sussex offers a superb range of sporting and leisure opportunities with golf at Pyecombe, Singing Hills and Mid Sussex, and many other courses across the county. There is racing at Goodwood, Lingfield and Plumpton, and sailing at the coast. There are many footpaths and bridle paths across the South Downs and surrounding countryside. Spa and country house hotels include South Lodge, 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: Hassocks (five miles, London Bridge/Victoria/St. Pancras International) or Burgess Hill.
    • 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 Lawrence's CEP School, Downlands Community College, Hurstpierpoint College, Brighton College, Burgess Hill School for Girls, Cumnor House, Great Walstead, Ardingly College.
    • All distances and journey times are approximate.

    Additional information

    • Agent's Notes: 1. 2 Foxhole Cottages benefits from a right of way over the private lane leading to the house. 2. Bedlam Street is a public bridleway. 3. The wood-fired hot tub and above-ground pool are available by separate negotiation. 4. The paddock is designated agricultural.
    • Services: Full fibre broadband to property (not yet connected). Air source heat pump fuelled central heating. Electric under floor heating in the cloakroom and utility room. Mains water (supply shared with neighbour) and electricity. Private drainage.
    • Outgoings: Mid Sussex District Council, 01444 458166. Tax band F.
    • Photographs taken: August 2023.
    • Cladding: This property may have cladding. The property is under six floors so any cladding may not have been tested. 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.
    • Directions: Please refer to The Agents for specific directions; SatNav directions may take you from Hurstpierpoint to the north end of Bedlam Street, which is a vehicular no through road.
    • EPC Rating: E
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: F