- Entrance hall
- Magnificent 29' drawing room/dining room
- Sitting/play room
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Large boot room
- Utility room
- Garden hall
Iford and Kingston Church of England Primary School (0.2mi.)
Owlswick School (0.6mi.)
Southover CofE Primary School (1.5mi.)
Hyde Cottage is a deceptively spacious and beautifully presented Grade II listed village house which has been significantly improved by the current owners with great flair and attention to detail and provides well-arranged and interesting accommodation. The house is understood to have origins dating from the late 1700's and presents attractive flint and mellow brick elevations, under a pitched clay tile roof. The welcoming entrance hall has a vaulted ceiling and an exposed flint and brick wall. From the entrance hall a lovely wide exposed brick archway leads through to the superb triple aspect drawing room/dining room which has an attractive open fire and two sets of glazed doors leading out to the garden. Beyond the drawing room/dining room is the spacious kitchen/breakfast room which is fitted with a range of bespoke painted units with granite work surfaces and includes an island unit, a three-oven Aga and a Miele combi microwave/oven. Adjacent to the kitchen/breakfast room is a cosy sitting room/play room. A garden hall, large boot room, utility room, cloakroom and a snug complete the ground floor accommodation.
The first floor is approached via two staircases. The principal bedroom has a vaulted ceiling, extensive built-in wardrobes and glazed doors leading out to a balcony from which there are magnificent views over the garden and open Downland beyond. Approached from the principal bedroom is the well-appointed ensuite bathroom which has both a bath and separate shower. In addition, there is a guest suite comprising bedroom and shower room, three further bedrooms and a family bathroom. Other features within the house include unusually high ceilings for a property of its age, some lovely exposed timbers and window shutters in most of the rooms.
Hyde Cottage lies within the conservation area of the much sought after Downland village of Kingston, with its pretty parish church, primary school and popular public house. The village lies at the foot of the South Downs, which provide a stunning backdrop, providing many miles of spectacular walking and riding country.
The property is extremely conveniently located, just over 2 miles from the vibrant and historic county town of Lewes. The town provides a mainline station to London (London Victoria about 68 minutes), together with an excellent range of individual shops, restaurants and recreational facilities.
The city of Brighton and Hove is easily accessible, both by train, and road, and lies about 9 miles to the south west. The A27 provides fast access to the A23/M23, Gatwick Airport and the national motorway network.
Hyde Cottage is approached from The Street via a shared driveway, which leads to a wooden five-bar gate giving access to the property's private gravel drive which provides parking for several cars with an insulated timber garden store to one side. Beyond the entrance drive is a lawn, from which a wrought iron gate leads through a brick and flint wall to the principal garden which lies to the south east of the property and is part walled. Immediately adjacent to the drawing room/dining room is a wide stone paved terrace, beyond which the gardens are laid mainly to lawn bordered by various well-stocked beds. To one side of the garden is a substantial detached conservatory/garden room with light, power and underfloor heating providing an ideal additional dining space. From the house and garden there are spectacular, uninterrupted views over the surrounding countryside to the South Downs. About 0.35 acre.
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