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Church Lane, Laughton, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8

4 beds | 1 bath | 2 receptions | £775,000


Clifford Dann are delighted to offer For Sale this beautifully positioned Grade II listed 4 bedroom, 2 reception room period country cottage which boasts stunning far reaching rural views across the adjacent countryside and beyond.

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Beech Cottage is an exceptional grade II listed home, believed to date back to the 1500s boasting a wealth of period features throughout with exposed beams and a magnificent inglenook fireplace to the sitting room.

The property has been meticulously maintained and improved by the current owners and has accommodation extending to 1857 sq ft, made up of 2 large period reception rooms, a kitchen, a large utility room, a separate shower room and conservatory on the ground floor and 4 double bedrooms (one having access to a large 12'1 x 11'2 loft) and a family bathroom over the 1st and 2nd floors. Most rooms enjoy either a stunning far reaching rural view or a fine view towards the church and its grounds.

The property is entered via a central entrance porch which continues through to a dining room with fine wood block flooring and an attractive stone fireplace. The sitting room is a distinguishing feature of the home having exposed ceiling and wall beams and an inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove. Found to the rear of the property is the kitchen, beautifully fitted with a matching range of white units with solid timber worksurface and a freestanding Esse stove. Continuing off the kitchen is a utility room, a shower room and conservatory.

The first floor provides a landing, a principal bedroom with built -in wardrobes, 2 further double bedrooms and a spacious family bathroom comprising an enclosed bath and a double width shower cubicle. The second floor provides a double aspect vaulted bedroom with access to the loft.

Outside, the front of the property is approached via a five - bar gate and a central driveway with a lawn either side. The rear garden is laid to level lawn enclosed in part by post and rail fencing with a well and a useful attached outbuilding which currently serves as a garden store and offers potential as a home office. The whole enjoying stunning far reaching views.

The property is surrounded by open countryside, the village offers a church, post office/general store, primary school and public house. The historic and county town of Lewes is approx 6 miles to the west and offers a comprehensive range of shopping and leisure facilities together with a mainline railway station offering services to London Victoria in about 64 mins.

The towns of Uckfield and Hailsham are approximately 7½ miles and 4½ miles respectively. The property is accessible to the A27, which gives access to the A23/M23, Gatwick and the motorway network. Uckfield town offers bars/restaurants, supermarkets, a public cinema and library and a popular leisure centre together with a railway station providing services to London. The town of Haywards Heath with further shopping facilities and mainline station to London (London Bridge/Victoria approximately 45 minutes) is some 30 minute drive away.

The surrounding countryside provides delightful scenic walks and bridle paths linking with the neighbouring districts. Other recreational facilities include golf at the East Sussex national, polo at Knepp Castle, racing at Plumpton, Lingfield and Brighton. There is good access to the south coast providing a wide range of water sports and amenities including marinas at both Brighton and Eastbourne. Opera can be enjoyed at nearby Glynebourne. Excellent schools are easily accessible including the very well respected Bedes school.

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