An exquisitely presented double fronted attached Grade II listed village house with a stunning walled garden, garage and parking.
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Quince Cottage is a picturesque attached period village house which has been extensively restored and sympathetically extended by the current owner. The house provides beautifully presented, light and well-arranged accommodation with many of the rooms enjoying lovely views towards the South Downs.
The spacious double aspect sitting room has a wooden floor and fireplace with a wood burning stove. The charming dining room also has a wooden floor and a fireplace. The kitchen/breakfast room is a particular feature of the house and has a high ceiling, terracotta tile floor and is fitted with an extensive range of painted hand built units with wooden work surfaces. There is a Smeg two oven electric range with an induction hob and an integrated washing machine/dryer & dishwasher. From the kitchen/breakfast room glazed doors give direct access to the terrace. A well-appointed shower room/cloakroom completes the ground floor accommodation. In addition, there is a cellar with a brick floor. On the first floor there is a principal bedroom, two further bedrooms and a well-appointed bathroom.
The property is approached through wooden entrance gates which lead to the private gravel drive providing parking for two cars. To one side of the parking area is the picturesque period cart house which provides a single garage and storage.
The Gardens have been professionally landscaped and planted, opening to the public in 2019 under The National Garden Scheme. The garden includes a lawn, a long colourful herbaceous border, four raised oak beds and a charming sheltered paved terrace, which lies immediately adjacent to the kitchen/breakfast room. From the terrace and garden there are some lovely views over the roof tops towards the South Downs. Plants and trees within the garden include kiwi, fig, plum, cherry and a dwarf quince tree. To the front of the house there is a further area of garden enclosed by a flint wall which is laid to gravel and planted with a mass of mature lavenders. The garden provides a magical setting for this lovely period village house.
Quince Cottage lies in a peaceful, central and highly sought after position in the picturesque and historic downland village of Alfriston. The village offers a good range of shops and facilities for everyday needs including a general store, primary school, doctors surgery, church, and a number of restaurants and public houses. The surrounding South Downs National Park and the Cuckmere Valley, provide many miles of spectacular walking and riding country. There is a mainline train service to London from Berwick Station which is about 2.5 miles to the north.
The historic county town of Lewes is about 9.5 miles, and offers a good range of shops and facilities, together with a mainline train station (Victoria/London Bridge about 64 minutes). The coastal, business and entertainment centre of Eastbourne is about 9 miles.
Approaching the village from the A27 Sloe Lane will be found on the right, immediately after the car park on the left. Proceed up Sloe Lane passing a property on the left known as Brook Furlong and Quince Cottage will be found ahead of you on the right after a short distance. Bear right in front of the house and the wooden gates leading to the property will be found after a short distance on the left.Read all
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