Beautifully refurbished period property with superb south facing gardens including orchard, ponds, bluebell woodland and paddock.
Bassetts is a delightful period property, offering both character and comfort; with partially tile-hung elevations under a tiled roof and tall brick chimneys, the property was originally built as a pair of cottages. Over the years it has been cleverly extended and reconfigured, and is now arranged as a beautifully presented five bedroom family house set across two floors, with extensive gardens and grounds.
The fresh, contemporary interiors are a lovely counterpoint to the period style of the property, with predominantly white walls, and wood flooring and recessed down lighting to most of the ground floor.
The scene is set by the generous entrance porch, with a tiled floor and access to the ground floor shower room. Lying off the entrance hall is a large reception hall, which in turn leads to the formal drawing room, a superb room which is both spacious and cosy, fitted with a wood burning stove, and having a door to the rear terrace. This formal room is complemented by a 36' kitchen/dining/family room, perfect for relaxed day to day living. A large chimney screens the kitchen from the dining/family room, and is set with a wood burning stove. The kitchen has painted units under wood surfaces, with a central island set with a sink. Appliances include a Neff Schott Ceran hob and double oven, and a Bosch dishwasher. There is a larder and prep area with additional sink, and an adjoining utility room with space for appliances and access to the side garden.
On the first floor, the master bedroom has built-in cupboards and an en suite shower room. There are four further bedrooms (one with a basin and one currently used as a study) and a family bathroom on the first floor.
Bassetts is approached from Cuckfield Road via a track, which is also a public bridleway, leading to the carriage drive ahead of the house and garaging. The detached garaging offers storage and a tool shed.
The gardens are a particular feature of Bassetts, lying mainly to the south of the house and being beautifully landscaped into distinct sections.
The well-stocked, mature borders are planted with a plethora of rhododendrons, hydrangeas and flowering shrubs, creating interest throughout the year; spanning the rear elevation is a terrace, which is ideal for entertaining. There is an ornamental pond beyond the terrace, and a further deep pond, which can be used as a natural swimming pool, served by a summer house with power connected. A picturesque stream runs through the grounds and opens into a large pond and waterfall situated towards the bottom of the garden. Past the pond is an area of woodland where the bluebells are particularly spectacular in April and May.
The grass paddock, which has water connected, lies to the east of the garden with views of neighbouring fields and is accessed via gates from the garden.
About 4.4 acres.
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This is a really exciting house - the fresh interiors and enchanting gardens make it very special. I can see myself unwinding with a walk through the glorious grounds at the end of a busy day.Rohan Vines