A beautiful four bedroom semi-detached home with private parking set within the picturesque and agricultural village of Ovingdean, beautifully presented throughout and offered to the market with no onward chain.
The location of The Ridings is brilliant, it is nestled within the South Downs National Park in the picturesque village of Ovingdean. There are many scenic walks and trails in the area which lead across the whole city. There are local amenities nearby which include an independent pizza takeaway shop called Wild Flour and the village hall.
Rottingdean is nearby where you can find an array of independent boutiques and shops such as The Windmill Bakery and The Chapel Art Antiques, cafes including the Open Art Gallery and Sea Spray Cafe, fabulous village pubs including The Plough Inn, Ye Olde Black Horse and The Coach House along with a range of restaurants including; Bistro Gourmand, Ros Thai, Sea of Spice and Smugglers.
Beacon Hill local nature reserve and the famous Rottingdean Windmill along with the seafront and undercliff walk are both a short walk just under 1 mile away from the property.
Settlements have existed in and around Ovingdean since at least during the Iron Age about 600BC. In ancient documents the area is described as ‘Ofamn-inge-denu’ or ‘the valley of the meadow of Ofa’. The Domesday book of 1086 records that the manor of ‘hovingedene’ was held by Godfrey de Pierpoint from William de Warrene. The oldest building in Ovingdean is St. Wulfran’s which is the ‘little church’ mentioned in the Domesday Book. It is essentially an early Norman building which has been restored and altered many times. Ovingdean Grange, (Grade II listed building) began its life as a Tudor farmhouse but has been very extensively rebuilt over the centuries.
The property is ideally positioned for many popular and well-regarded schools catering for all ages, including; Ovingdean Nursery (0.1 mile), Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School (1.5 miles) ,St Margarets C of E Primary School (1.6 miles) Longhill High School (0.9 mile), Roedean School (1.8 miles) and Brighton College (2.3 miles).
Branching out from the village, The Ridings is just a short drive along the coast from the exciting attractions of Brighton city centre (4.0 miles) and Brighton Marina (2.6 miles), there are also regular bus services which run through the city and along the coast as well as easy road access to the A23/A27 with links to the motorway network and Gatwick Airport.
***Guide Price £750,000 – £800,000***
This beautifully presented family home is located in the coastal and agricultural village of Ovingdean, nestled between the famed Roedean and Rottingdean and just moments from the South Downs National Park. The seafront and undercliff walk are within 1 mile of the property making The Ridings perfectly situated. This semi-detached home with its pitched roof, full length windows and flint walls gives the impression of a modern barn conversion although the development here was newly built in the mid 1990s.
Upon entering on the ground floor, you instantly get a welcoming and homely feel about the place. The hallway is spacious, has engineered oak wooden flooring and a convenient understairs storage cupboard ideal for coats and shoes. There is also a cloakroom with stylish pattered floor tiling, a WC and sink.
Double internal doors lead you to the beautiful, faultless and cosy sitting room, which is the ideal place to relax and unwind. There is a gorgeous feature log burner and French doors which open out to the South Westerly aspect landscaped rear garden. There is a patio area, established flower beds and shrubbery along with a lawned area with stunning views towards the South Downs. To the side of the house there is also a vegetable patch and a good sized shed too.
The separate dual aspect kitchen has a range of shaker style wall and base units with wooden worksurfaces over and a neutral tiled splashback with some fitted appliances including a double Corian white sink with drainer and mixer tap, AEG dishwasher along with space for an oven and fridge/ freezer. There is plentiful room for a breakfast table.
Following through the kitchen is a utility room which houses the combination boiler, a sink with drainer and space for a washing machine and dryer. There is a newly fitted stable door which leads out to the rear garden.
Furthermore, on the ground floor is a second reception room, which is currently arranged as the dining room. This space is versatile to suit ones needs and could also be used as a home office or fifth bedroom, it has elegant floor to ceiling windows overlooking the established front garden where there is an apple, cherry, plum and crabapple trees.
Stairs rise to the first floor offering four generously sized bedrooms with sufficient wardrobe and storage space, the main bedroom has a contemporary en-suite shower room. There is also a separate family bathroom. Bedrooms three and four have a south westerly aspect with gorgeous views of the South Downs.
Additionally, there is parking for two cars in the designated barn area opposite the house and a spacious partially boarded attic which could be extended subject to necessary planning consent.
This family home is idyllic, beautifully presented throughout and not one to be missed!
The property is Freehold, and the Council Tax Band is F.