Well presented Victorian semi-detached cottage with a lovely rural outlook, offering 2,655 square feet of versatile accommodation.
1 Stanley Cottages is an attractive Victorian family home believed to date from the 1860s, situated in a semi-rural location in the hamlet of Sheffield Park. Whilst enjoying a rural outlook and access to the adjoining countryside, the house is not isolated and benefits from being within easy reach of Haywards Heath, with its many amenities and mainline railway station, as well as almost equidistant to the sought after villages of Fletching and Newick.
Previous owners ran the property as a B&B, and the cottage's charming period exterior belies a remarkable amount of versatile and spacious accommodation spanning three floors and extending to 2,655 square feet. The full extent and layout of the house can be seen on the floor plan; particular points of note include the extended kitchen and dining room which has underfloor heating, opens onto the garden and is beautifully fitted with a range of shaker-style light grey units and central island, with Quartz and woodblock worktops and a number of integrated appliances. Beyond the kitchen is an elegant double sitting room with stripped pine floors, a brick fireplace set with a woodburning stove and a further cast iron fireplace with grey marble surround. There are two good-sized ground floor bedrooms, set away from the living accommodation, both with en suite shower rooms; the generous master bedroom suite is on the first floor and comprises a bedroom with separate seating area, dressing room and a large bathroom. There are a further two bedrooms, a study/bedroom 6 and family bathroom arranged over the first and second floors.
1 Stanley Cottages benefits from a large parking area adjoining the house, offering ample parking for four cars. The west-facing garden is of particular note, sloping down gently away from the house to Pellingford Brook, the river that forms the western boundary. Trees and colourful well-stocked borders edge an area of lawn; there is an excellent children's tree house, a small patio lying adjacent to the house, a greenhouse and an enclosed kitchen garden. Beyond the lawn, enclosed by picket fencing, is a further area of lightly-wooded garden extending down to the bank of the river, where there are a number of timber storage sheds with power, and some beautiful views to the countryside beyond. There is additional access to the garden by way of a five-bar gate opening from the lane.
A further area of versatile land adjoining the south west of the property is rented from the neighbouring landowner, on which is currently sited a chicken house and livestock enclosure. It is understood that this rental agreement could pass to a new owner.
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A true taste of the good life - this attractive and surprisingly spacious period cottage is an excellent family home.Mark Taylor