Cottage Garth is a stunning four bedroom family home that has been extended and refurbished over the years to an extremely high standard. The thoughtful design was created by DK Architects and as such was given an award by the Sussex Heritage Trust. The design drew on the use of a Palladian window pattern well-loved in rural properties over past centuries of the semi-circular window which sits so well under a gable. The volume of the property was increased by bringing the First Floor and pitched roof profiled loft through to align with the ground floor east elevation. Such a strong feature demands symmetry which was achieved by centralizing the new front door approached by a path and leading into a lobby from where you are greeting by an entrance hall and conservatory. The ground floor has been opened-up to create a free-flowing space between kitchen, breakfast, dining and sitting areas which is lighter and connected. Shutters have been used for privacy, but they also create a very restful daytime ambience. Other smaller changes occurred throughout the property to complete the project to a very high standard including oak flooring and Chesney multi fuel burner in sitting room. The following was incorporated to ensure the property offers everything that a modern family today would need. Air conditioning in the master bedroom suite, Sonos in the basement, sitting/dining area and living room, underfloor heating in all of the bathrooms and a stunning Devol shaker kitchen with central island, built in high end appliances and AGA. On the first floor there are 3 generous proportioned bedrooms offering light and airy accommodation with guest suite offering fitted wardrobes and a luxury en- Suite Shower Room. Two further large double bedrooms with bay windows at the rear of the house and a spacious 4 piece suite main bathroom complete the accommodation on this floor. On the second floor is the principle bedroom which benefits from fantastic views of the surrounding countryside via the arch windows has a contemporary en suite bathroom fitted with a freestanding roll top bath, separate shower and double hand basinsOutsideThe property is approached off the delightful Spring Lane and a shared driveway leads you to the front of Cottage Garth. There is ample parking and a detached timber building incorporating studio, gym and workshop. The gardens are a delight with well established flower beds and hedges and incredible views up to the South Downs. Within the garden is a delightful outbuilding that offers huge potential for conversion SSTP making an annexe, gym or studio. There is side access from the property onto Underhill Lane.SituationCottage Garth is located in a stunning situation in a quiet and highly sought after country lane at the foot of the South Downs in the protected National Park. This idyllic location provides buyers with a rural setting with outstanding access to the South Downs and the many wonderful opportunities for walkers, cyclers and horse riders to have endless fun. However, the property is superbly located for access to other villages, towns, railway and schools.
Approximately 1 mile south of the village of Ditchling. Ditchling offers a wide variety of shops and amenities on its listed high street which includes two public houses, post office and florist amongst others. The historic town of Lewes is approximately 8 miles distant and offers an eclectic mix of independent shops and the city of Brighton also approximately 8 miles distant offers a wide range of high street stores together with restaurants, bars and a full provision of the arts. The nearest mainline station is at Hassocks, about 2.5 miles distant with a regular service to London Bridge/Victoria in approximately 55 minutes. Haywards Heath, also has a mainline station, and is about 6 miles, Gatwick Airport is approximately 26 miles and easily reached. The countryside around Ditchling is well known for its outstanding natural beauty and the Sussex Downs are close at hand offering the opportunity of walking, riding and cycling.
The area as a whole has many sporting clubs and societies with Ditchling itself hosting two cricket clubs and golf can be found locally at Pyecombe Golf Club on the South Downs as well as Mid Sussex Golf Club on the outskirts of Ditchling. The area is well served by a variety of state and private schools including in particular Brighton College and Roedean, both in Brighton as well as Hurstpierpoint College locally and Lewes Grammar.Additional InformationLocal Authority
Mid Sussex District Council
Council Tax band: F
Mains electricity, water and drainage. Oil fired boiler.