Stunningly located at the foot of the South Downs and set in extensive grounds, a unique opportunity with huge improvement potential.
Gote Cottage nestles in an enviable position in the picturesque rural village of Streat in the South Downs National Park, with wonderful pastoral views over its own land to the distinctive ridge of the Downs and the renowned Jubilee 'V' Plantation.
This magnificent situation combines the serenity of the country with the convenience of being close to amenities.
Gardens, grounds, land and outbuildings
Gote Cottage is accessed from Streat Lane via newly-installed electronically operated gates, which open to a long private driveway. The driveway winds through the grounds to the house, flanked to the south by five fenced paddocks and to the north by a parcel of woodland forming the northern boundary. The stable outbuilding lies adjacent to the paddocks, comprising six loose boxes, a tack room and various stores.
There is ample parking close to the house in the form of an area of hardstanding, adjacent to which is an open barn with adjoining stores, with a greenhouse and former kitchen garden beyond.
A stream runs down from the woodland, between the gardens and paddocks, to the south.
The house is surrounded by lovely formal gardens, which are predominantly laid to well-tended level lawn edged by mature hedging, with paved terraces and pretty flower and shrub borders. A gateway set into a high beech hedge opens to a further 'secret' garden to the west; to the south of the house is an expanse of wildflower meadow.
In all, about 16.76 acres.
Gote Cottage is a very attractive period home, characterised in the Sussex downland vernacular of knapped flint elevations with red brick quoins and window dressings. The name "Gote" is believed to derive from the Saxon meaning for a spring, probably after the one that feeds the stream that meanders through the woodland.
The house is understood to have originally been two cottages and was converted into one residence about 30 years ago, with various later additions including a lovely timber framed garden room adjoining the sitting room, with large picture windows perfectly framing the southerly views.
The house is beautifully positioned in its grounds and has a versatile layout, offering an incredible opportunity for further improvement.
The floor plans give a comprehensive overview of the full extent and layout of the accommodation, which extends to about 2,346 square feet.
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I love this stretch of countryside, full of bridleways, footpaths and offering outstanding panoramic vistas of the Downs. The house is perfectly positioned to take advantage of this unique location.Rohan Vines