The Street, Wilmington, East Sussex | Guide price £665,000 | 4 bedroom Detached
- 4 bedrooms
An enchanting Grade II cottage situated in the centre of this highly sought after downland village, with a beautiful garden. About 0.2 acre
Entrance lobby | Drawing room | Dining room | Study | Kitchen/breakfast room | Large utility/boot room | Cloak/shower room | Principal bedroom | 3 Further bedrooms | Bathroom | Parking | Garage | Studio | Store/boiler room | Garden store | Gardener’s w.c. | Beautiful garden. About 0.2 acre
Understood to have originally been three cottages, and to date from the late 1700s with later additions, Pond Cottage presents attractive part brick, tile hung, stone and white
washed elevations, under a part tile and part thatch roof.
Internally the cottage offers charming accommodation arranged over two floors, with a wealth of period features. The well- proportioned double aspect drawing room has a large inglenook fireplace with a wood burning stove. Beyond the drawing room is the study and dining room, which again has an inglenook fireplace which is fitted with a gas log-effect fire.
The charming kitchen/breakfast room has a two oven Aga, and is fitted with attractive cream fronted units with wooden worksurfaces. From the kitchen/breakfast room, a part glazed door leads out to the garden. The well-arranged ground floor accommodation is complemented on the first floor by four bedrooms and a bathroom, and is approached by two staircases. Features of note within the cottage include good overall ceiling heights for a property of its age, a wealth of exposed wall and ceiling timbers and some exposed brickwork.
Pond Cottage is situated within the Conservation Area of the historic and unspoilt downland village of Wilmington, which lies within the South Downs National Park and has a church and a public house.
The South Downs provides many miles of spectacular walking and riding country. The pretty and historic village of Alfriston is about 3 miles, and provides a good range of shops and amenities for everyday needs, together with a primary school, a number of public houses and restaurants. The county town of Lewes, with its mainline train service (Victoria/London Bridge approximately 64 minutes) is about 9.5 miles. Alternatively, there is a mainline station at Berwick which is about 2.5 miles. The business and entertainment centre of Eastbourne is about 7 miles to the East.
A low brick wall encloses the garden to the front of the cottage, and climbing the front elevation are a number of mature roses. The principal garden lies to the rear of the cottage and backs onto a field. Immediately to the rear of the cottage is a sheltered paved sitting area, with a well to one side. Beyond the sitting area, the garden is laid principally to lawn, bounded by various well-stocked borders. Attached to the rear of the house is a boiler room and a substantial garden store, together with a gardener’s w.c. To one side of the cottage there is parking, to one end of which is a garage with a double aspect studio beyond approximately 14’3 x 8’ (4.34m x 2.44m), with light and power.
About 0.2 acre.