An immaculately presented 5 bedroom Victorian family home
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Oakfield Cottage is an immaculately presented family home offering spacious and flexible accommodation over two floors. The house has been sympathetically extended and whilst retaining many period features including sash windows and original floor tiles, it has a wonderful bright contemporary feel to it as well. The ground floor comprises a smart drawing room featuring sash windows, an attractive fireplace with wooden mantle and woodburning stove, and an elegant glazed fitted bookcase. The sitting room is also well appointed with wooden flooring and sliding doors to the patio and garden. The hub of the house is the fabulous kitchen/breakfast room which is fitted with a Wren kitchen with grey and blue cabinetry and oak worktops, fitted with Neff appliances, two composite sinks and space for a built-in freezer and American style fridge. An exposed brick feature wall houses another fireplace and there is also the benefit of underfloor heating. Doors lead out from the dining area to the terrace and garden. In addition there is a family room, separate office and utility/cloakroom on this floor. Upstairs there is a very generous principal bedoom with ample wardrobe space and an en suite shower room. There are also four further bedrooms, one with an en suite shower room, a well as a family bathroom.
This property has 0.8 acres of land.
The property is accessed off a quiet lane onto a gravel driveway with parking for up to 5 cars. The gardens at the rear are south-facing and mainly laid to lawn with some woodland and pathways down one side leading to a pond and seating area at the far end. Mature trees, shrubs and hedges provide screening on the boundaries and there is a delightful decking area leading out from the house, ideal for alfresco dining. Adjacent to the house is the garage which has been converted into a gym, utility area and store but can easily be changed back to its original use.
Oakfield Cottage enjoys an enviable, yet convenient, rural location close to the village of Staplefield with its two public houses, primary school, village hall, two churches, village green and cricket field. Haywards Heath is approximately 7 miles away and offers a wider range of shops, amenities including a mainline railway service to London Victoria and London Bridge. More comprehensive recreational and shopping facilities can be found in Horsham and Brighton. Sports enthusiasts can enjoy golf at nearby Mannings Heath, horse racing at Lingfield, Brighton and Goodwood, show jumping at Hickstead and sailing at Chichester. The surrounding countryside offers ample opportunity for walking, and the area is also home to four beautiful and renowned gardens - Nymans, Borde Hill, High Beeches and Wakehurst Place. The A23/M23 provides easy access to Brighton, Gatwick and the M25 and wider motorway network.There are also a number of excellent schools in the area including, Handcross Park Preparatory School, Cottesmore, Brighton College, Hurstpierpoint College, Ardingly College and Burgess Hill School for Girls.
From a southbound direction on the M23, exit at Junction 10a and follow signs for Balcombe/B2036. After about 2 miles turn right onto the B2110/High Street, signposted and Handcross and then, after another 2 miles, take the left hand fork in the road (just before The Water Tower) and go straight ahead onto Brantridge Lane. Continue on for approximately another 0.5 mile, passing Ditton Place on the right hand side. Take the next right hand turn and the entrance to Oakfield Cottage is the first on the left hand side.Read all
- Entrance hall
- Drawing room
- Sitting room
- Family room
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Principal bedroom with en suite shower
- Four further bedrooms, one with en suite shower
- Family bathroom
- Separate gym/store/utility
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