*Guide Price £700,000-£725,000* Presented in immaculate condition throughout and with a superb south facing garden with direct access onto woodland, a family home with four bedrooms and excellent ground floor entertaining space all within walking distance to Balcombe train station.
OVERVIEW *Guide Price £700,000 – £725,000* We have fallen in love with this wonderful family home that sits on the southern side of one of the most sought-after roads in the village. Full of original features, tastefully decorated throughout and filled with natural light, this is a beautiful family home that offers flexible living accommodation and plenty of scope for entertaining.
The flow on the ground floor works perfectly. The sitting room with its original open fireplace and exposed brick chimney leads through to a large, bright dining room with a dual aspect and glass roof. From here bi-folding doors open directly onto a pretty decked seating area, which is a real sun-trap. The dining room also leads through a large opening into the extensive kitchen with views out over the garden. There is a top of the range electric AGA, with a triple oven and twin hot plates, which provides added functionality and efficiency than the original AGAs. It is a stunning focal point and provides ambient heat all-year round. The ground floor accommodation also includes another reception room which is currently being used as an office, however it could easily be used as a fourth bedroom, playroom or snug. There is also a separate utility area and a WC. The flooring throughout the ground floor comprises a mix of engineered oak flooring, original floorboards and tiles.
On the first floor, there are three bedrooms which all host double beds and a large family bathroom. The very sizeable master bedroom has a Juliet balcony and triple window, both with views out over the rear garden; plus access to an en-suite which includes a walk-in shower, sink and toilet. The striking hardwood flooring which has been laid on a diagonal and painted in Farrow & Ball’s ‘Downpipe’, is another unique feature. Like the rest of the house, the remaining bedrooms and the family bathroom are exceptionally well-presented and offer plenty of character, from the feature fireplaces in both bedrooms and stripped wooden flooring, to the ‘floor to ceiling’ travertine tiles in the bathroom and the double-ended bath, each room is stylishly decorated in neutral tones; and spacious. The majority of windows throughout the house benefit from white, wooden shutters.
The mature and well-maintained gardens will be one of many reasons buyers will fall in love with this home. The front of the property benefits from a lawned area with hedges and borders, whilst the beautiful, south-facing rear garden has trees, shrubs and numerous areas that are perfect for outdoor dining. The house is situated in a favourable position in this picturesque village with its excellent train connections to London and Brighton just a 7-minute walk away and backing directly onto woodland, Over the years, careful thought has been given to the different areas of the garden, from the paved area outside the kitchen, to the mixed planting in the borders and the summerhouse and shed at the bottom of the garden. Enjoying sunshine throughout the day and right through until sunset, the garden includes a mature apple tree, silver birch and a large palm. It is full of many different species of birds, whilst deer, owls and woodpeckers can all be heard from the woods behind. To the side of the house is a pathway which is a great spot for bins and storing logs, whilst the front driveway provides parking to comfortably accommodate four vehicles.
The Council Tax band is D and the property tenure is Freehold.
LOCATION Oldlands Avenue is one of the best roads in Balcombe to call home. There are plenty of local facilities on offer for residents; stroll down to The Balcombe Store where Haywards Heath road meets Bramble Hill or pop into The Half Moon pub or make use of the tennis courts or the cricket pitch. Across the road from The Half Moon is The Balcombe Club, a firm favourite with locals which provides a vibrant community feel with plenty going on socially throughout the year. Turn left out of your front door and Balcombe station is just around the corner. Located on the London to Brighton line, Balcombe station is used by many commuters and published times into London Victoria during rush hour are from 43 minutes, whilst into London Bridge it is 46 minutes. The local primary school is Balcombe C of E located on London Road and rated as good, whilst for younger children, Buttercup Barn nursery is nearby on Haywards Heath Road. For secondary schools, Warden Park is nearby Cuckfield falls within the catchment area and is highly regarded in Mid Sussex. For those seeking outdoor activities, the superb Ardingly Reservoir is within a couple of miles, whilst Haywards Heath Golf Club is located to the south on High Beech Lane.
Haywards Heath can be found a short drive to the south whilst a more extensive range of shopping and dining facilities can be found to the north in Crawley. Brighton can be found 18 miles to the south. The countryside is not far from your front door, National Trust facilities are located locally at Wakehust Place and Nymans Gardens, with Sheffield Park less than 20 minutes by road.
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