Superbly presented house with landscaped gardens and grounds, set in over half an acre on the edge of Ditchling Common.
Pollards Orchard is a charming property, with brick elevations under a tiled roof. This architect designed home was built about 30 years ago, and offers superbly presented and comfortable accommodation which extends to 2209 sq ft in total and is mainly arranged on the ground floor.
The floorplans give an excellent overview of the extent and layout of the property; points of particular note including the spacious south facing sitting room, with a vaulted ceiling with full height glazing to its southerly apex, ensuring the room is wonderfully light, and a fireplace with a marble hearth, set with a wood burning stove, and sliding doors opening to the conservatory and to the western side of the house. The conservatory offers lovely views across the landscaped garden, and has plenty of space for seating.
Adjoining the sitting room is the dining hall, which is open to the kitchen, which is well-equipped with an excellent rage of wall hung and under counter cabinets, soft close drawers, plinth lighting and range of integrated appliances including a four ring electric hob, double NEFF oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and wine fridge. The kitchen is served by a utility room, with plenty of space for appliances, and giving onward access to the boot room, which has space for seating and access to the driveway.
Lying off the dining hall are three good sized bedrooms, two with fitted wardrobes and one with an en suite shower room. A bathroom completes the ground floor.
From the sitting room, a spiral staircase rises to the mezzanine landing, which leads through to the office and on to the master bedroom, a spacious room with views across the surrounding countryside, an excellent range of fitted wardrobes with dressing table and drawers, and an en suite shower room with contemporary fittings.
The property is approached from Ditchling Road via a track which leads past the neighbouring properties and opens to the gravelled drive ahead of Pollards Orchard and its double garage. The garage has power connected.
The south facing garden is a particular feature of the property, being fully enclosed and sheltered by established hedging to the east and west. Close to the house, the garden has been beautifully landscaped to provide a stunning outdoor room, with levels of composite decking offering space for seating, tables, loungers and a hot tub. There is a summer house with power connected. Coloured outdoor lights are set into the decking and the raised beds, creating additional interest.
Beyond the summer house, the garden opens to a large area of grass which has previously been used for horses. There is a timber stable and a garden shed. A five bar gate opens to the Common, offering vehicular access via a further five bar gate adjacent to the drive. The grounds extend in all to about 0.56 of an acre.
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This a great house with a good layout - there is a lovely flow between the inside and outside spaces.Rohan Vines