This fine Grade II* period home is understood to date back to around the 1620's and the Jacobean period, together with later editions which offer a combination of charm and also practical accommodation in the heart of this picturesque Sussex village. Two reception rooms, three bedrooms, one with en-suite and separate study
ursery/dressing room. Large walled garden with ornamental pond, rose walk arbour and raised terraced area. Attached garage and off-road parking space. Apply Lewes 01273 474101
This fine Grade II* period home is understood to date back to around the 1620's and the Jacobean period, together with later editions which offer a combination of charm and also practical accommodation in the heart of this picturesque Sussex village. The Old Cottage has a wealth of charm and character synonymous with the age, no better displayed within the drawing room, which has a double aspect with exposed timbers, inglenook fireplace, bread oven, brick floor and double doors to the garden. The beautiful entrance door leads to the entrance hall, this in turn leads into the dining room. This room features a large inglenook which houses a solid fuel stove and exposed timber beams to the ceiling and walls. There is an inner lobby and downstairs cloakroom with door to the rear garden. The kitchen is open plan with solid oak floor and exposed timbers, oak finished floor and wall mounted units with central Aga, and polished granite work surfaces. (Planning permission was granted in January 2015 for a single storey extension to the kitchen - details upon request.) An Oak staircase from the dining room leads to the first floor and the master bedroom which has a double aspect a feature fireplace and a modern en-suite bathroom with his and hers wash basin, recessed lighting and oak floor. There is also a walk in study/dressing room with built in cupboards. Bedrooms two and three are on the opposite side of the landing with bedroom three featuring views over the rear garden and bedroom two looking upon the Ripe High Street. The family bathroom features a freestanding bath, wash basin, WC and part panelled walls. A narrow staircase with restricted height leads from the hallway to a further two rooms on the top floor which feature exposed timber beams and feature walls behind protected perspex glass.
Outside the front garden has a block paved driveway and attached garage/workshop which also houses the central heating boiler which was installed in 2015. The rear southerly garden is simply stunning. Walled for privacy and terraced to offer very different areas it offers beautifully landscaped gardens with well stocked flower beds, central ornamental fish pond (relined in 2016) and large lawned areas, with mature Yew trees, various fruit trees and an impressive rose garden and wrought iron gates at the far end. Outside the kitchen is a large patio seating area with enclosed well.
The attractive village of Ripe is conveniently situated approximately 7 miles from Lewes. The village enjoys an active social calendar with events throughout the year such as the Summer Flower Show in July. At the heart of the village is a general store complete with delicatessen and Post Office. The historic county town of Lewes offers an excellent range of amenities, mainline railway station with services to London Victoria (just over the hour), leisure centre, South Downs college, primary and secondary schooling, major supermarkets and a range of individual shops. The universities of Sussex and Brighton are approximately 11 miles distant and the famous Glyndebourne Opera House is situated on the outskirts of Ringer, approximately 6 miles away.
Although these particulars are thought to be materially correct their accuracy cannot be guaranteed and they do not form part of any contract.