Set in the heart of Church Street is Mant House, originally called Gedding, which dates back to 1870, when it was the home of Mr Parsons a local solicitor who used the garden room (now annexe) as his office. During the war the property was used by the Red Cross to house Belgian refugees. In 1979 it was purchased and turned into Pauline’s Tea Rooms, where it served the village for many years.
On entering the property you are welcomed with high ceilings and many original features. The sitting room and dining room both have bow windows and feature fire places, are at the front of the property. To the rear is the kitchen which is fitted with a range of high and low level units, which leads to a Morning Room with gas Aga and built in storage. The ground floor accommodation is completed by a study with range of bespoke fitted units and a cloakroom.
On the first floor the master bedroom has a large dressing area with fitted wardrobes and an en-suite shower room. There are three further double bedrooms with wardrobes and the second bedroom has lovely southern views down Church Street and to the Downs beyond.
The basement provides ample storage and there is a sound proof room perfect for practising a musical instrument.Annexe And OutsideOutside there is a spacious detached one bedroom annexe with open plan sitting room / kitchen with a range of fitted units, including oven, integrated fridge, freezer, washing machine and dishwasher. The double bedroom has a cupboard and shower room. This would provide an excellent dwelling for a relative or provide an additional income as an Air BnB or similar.
The gardens are south west facing with a lovely pergola and number of pretty aromatic plants in the garden, perfect for sitting and enjoying the summer sun. At the rear there is gated access to an area accessed from Rectory Close, with parking for at least five vehicles.DirectionsFrom the top end of the main High Street turn into Church Street, and the property is a short way along on the right hand side.