A charming Grade II listed period cottage conveniently situated for access to Lewes and the South Downs.
This charming period attached cottage is believed to date from circa 1730 and we are informed it was built on the existing foundations of a previous dwelling, so the stunning cellar dates back even further to the 16th Century. The property principally presents attractive flint elevations with brick quoins under a mainly pitched tile roof.
Internally the cottage has a wealth charm and character, whilst providing well-presented accommodation. Features of note include a sitting room with a wood burning stove set within a floor-to-ceiling brick surround. There is a brick floor in the kitchen/breakfast room, together with an exposed chalk cobb wall and a rear door that leads to the westerly facing courtyard garden. From the kitchen, stairs lead down to the spacious cellar, which is currently used as a dining room by the present owners, with a brick floor and part exposed chalk block walls. Other features of note include many exposed ceiling timbers, and delightful countryside views from the bedroom on the western side of the property.
Tenure The Fish Gate is freehold, although prospective purchases should note that there is a flying freehold. For further details, please contact the agents.
The garden, which lies to the west of the property, has a meandering brick path that leads to the brick gardener's WC/store. The pretty garden is partly bordered by an attractive brick and flint wall plus a decked area which is ideal for al fresco dining. The Fish Gate is approached from the road via a picket latch gate, which leads to a small brick terrace and the front door. Nearby footpaths give access to delightful Downland walks and the beautiful surrounding countryside.
The Fish Gate lies in the centre of the small hamlet of Offham, with its church, garage/store, farm shop and a public house. The historic county town of Lewes is about 2 miles to the south east, and provides a comprehensive range of shops and amenities, together with a mainline train station to London (Victoria about 68 minutes). There is also a mainline train station at Cooksbridge, which is about 0.9 of a mile, providing a similar service to London Victoria.
The coastal, business and entertainment City of Brighton & Hove lies approximately 9.5 miles to the south west. Haywards Heath is about 11 miles to the north west and, again, provides a regular train service to London Bridge/Victoria (about 58 minutes). The A27 lies just to the south of Lewes, and provides fast access to the A23/M23, Gatwick Airport and the national motorway network.
From Lewes travel north on the A275 towards Chailey and Haywards Heath. On reaching the village of Offham, The Fish Gate will be found on the left, immediately before the turning on the right signposted to Hamsey and St Peter's Church (The Drove). We suggest that parking be found in The Drove.Read all
- Entrance lobby
- Sitting room
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Substantial cellar/dining room
- Three bedrooms
- Part walled courtyard garden
- Gardener's WC/store
- Map & Street View
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