Victorian elegance fused with modern day refinement, is all found with this enchanting family home. The current owners have completely refurbished Manor Cottage to a very high standard, retaining and enhancing many period features. Approached via a single-track driveway with wooden eclectically operated security gates, the gardens and grounds of approaching 2.5 acres are a true feature and something to behold. The accommodation as detailed in our accompanying floor plan, and fully illustrated by our commissioned professional photography, must be seen, to begin to appreciate the considerable charm and appeal this countryside residence affords. Therefore, to arrange a viewing appointment that is fully compliant with the Covid-19 Regulations, as outlined by the Ministry of Housing, please do not hesitate to contact Rowland Gorringe in Lewes. 01273 474101.
Victorian elegance fused with modern day refinement, is all found with this enchanting family home.
A fine period house of stone and brick white washed elevations, under a pitched slate tile roof. The current owners have completely refurbished Manor Cottage to a very high standard, retaining and enhancing many period features. The accommodation ranged over two floors, is particularly light and airy with a fully refitted and reworked kitchen, all enhanced by the addition of a fabulous south/westerly facing conservatory/garden room with underfloor electric heating. There are a profusion of exposed timbers and drop latch doors with generous ceiling heights as one would expect of a property of this era. Originally believed to have been constructed circa 1895 as then, a pair of shepherd’s cottages. The conversion to one individual dwelling was undertaken by Viscountess Waverley, who inhabited the property in the early 20th century.
Outside: - Approached via a single-track driveway with wooden eclectically operated security gates, the gardens and grounds of approaching 2.5 acres are a true feature and something to behold. Adjacent to the house is a broad terrace with views over the village, from which leads a pathway to the detached double garage with ancillary one bedroom guest suite/annexe over. Steps from the aforementioned terrace also lead to the heated swimming pool, with glazed metal framed pool house allowing swimming all year round. Of particular merit, found to the western elevation of the gentle sloping pasture from the woodlands, is found a tranquil ornamental pond with wooden bridge over and adjacent summer house. This creates a harmonious retreat for one’s own 'mindfulness'. The woodland gardens have a garden store, garden room and former Palladian style garden gazebo, now a home office with electric light and power. Of historical note is that Lady Waverley, lady in waiting to Queen Mary was residing at Manor Cottage, when her majesty arranged for the planting of 1000 spring bulbs within the garden.
Manor Cottage is situated in an elevated position with immediate aspect over West Dean, the most picturesque small village with ancient Church nestled within Friston Forest in the Cuckmere Valley with its meandering river and breath-taking surrounding countryside all within the South Downs National Park. The South Downs Way runs through the village. In many respects, West Dean is a bastion to times gone by, a true rural idyll that is flourishing in the 21st century.
The beach at Cuckmere Haven is just over 1 mile distant whilst the countryside and forest surrounding Manor Cottage provides perfect walking, horse riding and cycling pursuits.
Seaford town centre and railway station to London Victoria is only 3 miles away. Eastbourne is 7.5 miles away with its shopping and leisure facilities, Bedes and St Andrews Schools, Devonshire Park Theatre and Lawn Tennis Club. Lewes 12 Miles, Brighton is 16 miles. Gatwick airport approximately 45 miles distant.
Main’s water and electricity are appointed to the property, oil fired central heating with a private drainage system. Local authority: Wealden District Council.
The accommodation as detailed in the accompanying floor plan, and illustrated by our commissioned professional photography, has to be seen to be fully appreciated. Therefore, to arrange a viewing appointment that is fully compliant with the Covid-19 Regulations, as outlined by the Ministry of Housing, please do not hesitate to contact Rowland Gorringe in Lewes.
Although these particulars are thought to be materially correct their accuracy cannot be guaranteed and they do not form part of any contract.