Mallions Lane, Staplefield, RH17

£775,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 3
A unique opportunity to acquire this Grade II-listed three-bedroom cottage in a desirable rural location, set in beautiful grounds of approximately 0.5 acres. The property is believed to be 16th century or earlier and is arranged over two floors in the traditional Sussex vernacular with painted brick and tile hung elevations, a statuesque chimney and dormer windows. The location, character and history combine to create a charming family home, which has remained in the same ownership for the past 50 years. Internally the cottage has been beautifully preserved and has a wealth of period features, including wood and tiled floors, and exposed beams and brick detailing, and though it has been updated by the vendor over the years, it still retains its original charms.

The traditional layout places the cosy living room at the heart of the home, with a wood burning stove and fitted storage. This leads to a kitchen/dining room and lean-to style conservatory, a cloakroom with w.c., a family bathroom and an internal hallway with stairs leading to the first floor. There is also a separate spiral staircase from the dining area leading up to the rear bedroom and providing private access.

The bedrooms are all joined, though the smaller bedroom is accessed via the open staircase and as such could be used as a dressing area or home office, making a two-bedroom home. There is also the added benefit of a detached self-contained studio in the garden with en suite shower room, which has light and power and would be well suited to guest accommodation.

Outside

The house is set deep within the countryside accessed via a peaceful country lane. There is a parking space on the road opposite and a pedestrian path for access which crosses a small stream. The plot in total is approximately 0.5 acres and is laid mainly to lawn with mature shrubs and trees. The gardens are bordered by hedging and back on to farmland offering a great deal of seclusion and peace.

pSituation

North Hall Cottage is situated in a rural location on the edge of Staplefield, an attractive village centred around a village green with two public houses, a church and a primary school. The village of Handcross (2 miles) is close by offering a range of village shops and Cuckfield (3 miles) has a good selection of independent shops, a café and public houses. Haywards Heath has a wide range of High Street stores and major brand supermarkets together with a large leisure centre and mainline train station offering fast and regular services to London Bridge and Victoria in approximately 45 minutes. The area is well served by schools including a village primary school, with a number of well-regarded independent schools locally such as Worth, Ardingly and Hurstpierpoint. The property is well located for the A23 providing a fast route to Gatwick Airport via the M23 motorway, with the M25 accessing the national motorway network. The area is known for its beautiful countryside and there are many opportunities for walking and equestrian pursuits locally, including Hickstead.

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