A delightful detached Victorian cottage that has evolved to become a family home home, affording a lifestyle to aspire to. With tranquility and calm all about you, Old Rectory Cottage occupies a garden plot with accompanying paddock, of approaching 4 acres (tbc), with fabulous aspect over the surrounding countryside. Apply Lewes 01273 474101
A delightful detached Victorian cottage that has evolved to become a family home home, affording a lifestyle to aspire to. With tranquility and calm all about you, Old Rectory Cottage occupies a garden plot with accompanying paddock, of approaching 4 acres (tbc), with fabulous aspect over the surrounding countryside.
Built circa 1890 as a modest two up, two down cottage that served as ancillary accommodation to the neighbouring Rectory, the property has been transformed over the past half century into a very light and bright four bedroom house with three reception rooms plus conservatory; kitchen; utility/shower room; family bathroom and en-suite shower room. There is a detached garage with adjoining office/crafts room and a driveway leading to hardstanding providing off road parking for at least four vehicles. The landscaped gardens surrounding this fine residence embody the ethos of all that prevails within and about you. Beautifully tended by the incumbent owners over the past three decades, there are rose gardens, a garden pond, and a small orchard set amongst specimen plants, trees and hardy annuals. There is a post and rail fence which separates the formal garden from the adjoining paddock, which in turn is enclosed by mature established hedging. There is separate access to the paddock, this off Church Road. Agents Note: There is access over the paddock granted to Southern Water. Services: Mains water and electricity are appointed to the property, oil fired central heating with a regularly serviced boiler that was installed in 2004. Private drainage.
Old Rectory Cottage is quietly situated in Church Lane to the south of the centre of the picturesque and highly sought after village of Barcombe. Barcombe is a thriving locality with a community run general store/post office; Ofsted rated outstanding primary school; thriving play group; public house and farm shops. There are a wide range of local activities, including tennis, bowls, cricket and stoolball clubs, and the beautiful new village hall hosts a variety of exercise/dance classes as well as a film club. Cooksbridge mainline station is about 1.5 miles distant, providing a service to London (London Bridge/Victoria in just over an hour).
The historic county town of Lewes is found 4 miles to the south. Described as a small town with a big heart. Historians believe the name (Lewes) derives from the Old English ‘hlaews’ (‘hills’ or ‘mounds’) as Lewes is built into the slopes either side of the Ouse Valley. It was here that Simon de Montfort fought the Battle of Lewes against the King and where Tom Paine, author of ‘The Rights of Man’ once lived. Lewes has long been known for its spirit of independence and the inhabitants are proud of its significant history stretching back to Saxon times. There are lots of things to do in and around the county town. Lewes is a great place to shop with so many independent, antique and quirky shops. It is also the perfect place to stop for a bite to eat or a drink in one of the eclectic number of pubs. Lewes also boasts a working brewery situated in the heart of the community on the banks of the Ouse. Commuters abound with mainline railway station (London/Victoria just over the hour) found at the bottom of Station Street, which in turn leads off the High Street. There are three supermarkets, the acclaimed independent Depot cinema, leisure centre, tertiary college, along with well attended primary and senior schools. The universities of Sussex and Brighton and the coast at Brighton are found 6 and 9 miles away respectively and the famous Glyndebourne Opera House is about 4 miles away on the outskirts of Ringmer. The Downs and local countryside are a paradise for walkers, cyclists and nature lovers. Lewes is situated just off the South Downs way and within the magnificent South Downs National Park.
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