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  • Charming Detached Two Bedroom Character Cottage (Scope for Third Bedroom)
  • Recently Landscaped Garden with Detached Timber Outbuilding
  • Oak Frame Double Car Port
  • Large Workshop and Greenhouse
  • Small Paddock Area

The cottage is believed to date back to 1680 and it was comprehensively refurbished and extended by the present owners in 2020. Whilst currently arranged as two bedrooms, there is a spacious landing that the present owners use as a study area that has planning permission and approved building regs to provide a third bedroom.

The useful range of outbuildings and small paddock provide ample space for poultry and self-sufficiency.

The property is set on a small country lane, surrounded by attractive countryside, with many miles of local walks through community owned ancient woodland, known as Vert Woods. There are several local riding stables and a fantastic local community with several popular pubs, including The Six Bells and The Gun. There is a village shop with Post Office and a Tea Room in nearby Laughton, whilst Hailsham and Uckfield provide good ranges of shops, supermarkets and amenities. Lewes has a mainline rail station on the London Victoria line, which takes just over an hour, and Eastbourne, with its popular beaches, is a short drive to the south.


Price Guide £700,000 Ref: EO6983


With LPG gas central heating and double glazed windows throughout, the accommodation in brief is as follows, please refer to floor plan for approx. room sizes

A brick pavier path leads through the pretty front garden to the front door, entering into the Dining Room which has a brick fireplace with logburner and exposed ceiling beams.

The Kitchen is fitted with a range of base and eye level units with hardwood work surfaces incorporating sink with drainer and mixer tap, space for a range cooker with extractor hood, integral dishwasher and a stable style back door to the garden.

The bright and comfortable Sitting Room has a front window and glazed double doors to the garden.

Completing the Ground Floor is a Shower/Utility Room with a tiled floor, cubicle with mains shower, WC, wash hand basin and plumbing for washing machine.

On the First Floor there is a spacious Landing that was previously a Bedroom and is currently used a Study Area, with under eaves storage.

There are Two Bedrooms, one of which has an Ensuite Bathroom with panelled bath, WC, wash hand basin and tiled floor.

Price Guide £700,000Ref: EO6983


The property is set adjacent to a country lane and has an extremely pretty front garden with well stocked flower beds and brick pavier paths leading to the front door.

The newly landscaped side garden has an extremely pleasant patio with steps up to a lawn which has recently been reseeded. At the top end of the side garden is a detached Timber Building  c.15’7 x 10’ (about 4.7m x 3m) fitted with a range of built in storage units, worksurface and an adjoining Outside WC.

There is a separate vehicular access off the lane with parking for several vehicles and a newly built oak frame Double Carport c.19’6 x 18’5 (about 6m x 5.7m) with a tiled roof.

Beyond the Carport is a further large lawned area which could be used as a Small Paddock with a Timber Workshop c. 17’5 x 11’5 (about 5.3m x 3.5m) with light and power supply, and an Adjoining Store c.11’10 x 6’9 (about 3.6m x 2.1m)

Greenhouse c.18’ x 8’ (about 5.5m x 2.5m) with dwarf brick walls and aluminium frame.

At the top of this garden area there is a Vegetable Patch with Three Raised Beds.

Price Guide £700,000Ref: EO6983