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Lindfield Road, Ardingly, RH17

Lindfield Road, Ardingly, RH17
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Overview

Property ID: 199677
  • Detached House
  • Property Type
  • 5
  • Bedrooms
  • 3
  • Bathrooms

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NO ONWARD CHAIN. Please watch the video tour and navigate the 3D virtual tour. A fantastic 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom detached family home spanning over 2,800 sq ft, located in the desirable village of Ardingly and situated in a semi rural position.

NO ONWARD CHAIN. Please watch the video tour and navigate the 3D virtual tour. Have you been searching for a large and versatile private family home with plenty of space for the children, indoor and outdoor entertaining space, within easy reach of various excellent schools, and located in the heart of a thriving village? Warren Cottage may just be the answer.

This wonderful home spans over 2,800 sq ft and has three multi-functional reception rooms, fully fitted modern kitchen, five bedrooms, three bathrooms, plenty of private parking and a plot extending to 0.2 acres. The house is a five minute walk to the high street of Ardingly village and all of its amenities. Warren Cottage is located in a spectacular semi-rural location surrounded by glorious open countryside. There are two public footpaths which run north and south from the house. They are accessed within a 2 minute and 3 minute walk from Warren Cottage respectively. These footpaths lead to a plethora of further footpaths around the village of Ardingly and beyond. This makes Warren Cottage’s location ideal for recreational walking and perfect for dog owners and families.

Annexe Potential

Warren Cottage is also extremely versatile with how the house could be lived in. The front portion of the ground floor has the main sitting room, study/snug and a downstairs shower room with W/C. With relative ease and in expense there is a strong possibility that these rooms could provide a self contained annexe with independent access through the main front door. A partition wall could be erected in the inner hallway to create this separate space, with the study/snug providing use as the annexe bedroom, and sitting room as the annexe living/dining/kitchenette. A door would need to be put in the annexe bedroom which would provide direct access into the downstairs shower room and W/C creating effectively an en-suite. These ‘tweaks’ could therefore provide the possibility of ground floor living accommodation for an elderly relative or a member of the family wanting their independence away from the main household. There are two large reception rooms at the back of the house which could then provide the use of the living / dining / family room spaces for the rest of the household with two external access doors to the rear and side of the house.

The House

You enter the house through a useful porch which is perfect for coats and shoes. A glazed inner door leads to a large inner hallway. This space is a thoroughfare to the staircase and downstairs rooms. My client uses this space for large freestanding storage furniture, but it could also be used as a dining area if desired. The main sitting room is accessed through double glazed french doors. It is a large double aspect room with windows facing the front and side, and measures 20ft x 16ft. The room is large enough for a variety of sitting room furniture without feeling cluttered.

Back out onto the hallway and to the right can be found the study/snug/playroom which faces the front of the house and has built in double storage cupboards with further storage above. This is a versatile room which as stated in the paragraph above could also be used as a ground floor bedroom or perhaps even as the bedroom for an annexe. Next to this room is the downstairs shower room which consists of; a frosted window to the side, tiled floor, heated towel rail, W/C, wash hand basin and a separate shower cubicle with glass shower screen, main rain shower built into the cubicle and various other massaging jets.

Back into the inner hallway and travelling through this space, it leads you into down a couple of stairs into the Dining / Family room which measures 15’9 x 12’. This room is a fantastic light room which overlooks the entire rear garden, with two windows and fully glazed double patio doors which lead directly onto the outside decking area. My client uses this room as a dining room which comfortably holds a range of dining room furniture. It could also be a family room with informal seating and even a TV. Facing the rear garden to the left from this room is another versatile reception room which could provide use as a Sitting Room, Playroom, Games Room or even a Dining Room. It again is another light room facing South West and is dual aspect facing the side and rear.

Back into and through the Dining / Family room is the Kitchen. This room has recently been re-fitted to create a modern fully fitted kitchen. There is an external door which leads to the side of the house, and a large window overlooking the rear garden and light wood flooring. There are a range of attractive turquoise wall and base units, deep pan drawers with cream worktops. There is an integrated hob and oven with extractor above, an integrated wine fridge and a one and a half sink unit. There is a small utility area off the kitchen which has space and plumbing for an American style fridge freezer. There is also a cupboard which houses the Potterton gas fired boiler and Megaflow hot water cylinder and storage shelving. This completes the ground floor accommodation.

Back into the inner hallway, there is a solid oak staircase which rises to the first floor. On this floor can be found five double bedrooms, one family bathroom and one shower room with Jack n Jill access from two of the bedrooms which face the rear of the house. This shower room could easily therefore become an en-suite to one of these bedrooms.

Two of the largest bedrooms face the rear of house and overlook the rear garden. Either of these bedrooms could act as the main master bedroom with access to the shower room in between these bedrooms acting as the en-suite. This en- suite shower room has been recently re-fitted with a white suite, oversized tiled shower cubicle, wash basin, low level W/C, heated towel rail and a rear velux window.

The smallest bedroom is still a double bedroom which measures 10’8 x 9’11 with a window facing the front. The other two double bedrooms face the front with one of them being double aspect with windows facing the front and side. The main family bathroom has a neutral white fitted suite and consists of; corner bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, W/C, wash basin, tiled floor, heated towel rail, loft hatch, velux window to the front, and linen cupboard with shelving. This completes the first floor accommodation.

Outside

To the front of the house there is a large shingle driveway which provides parking for numerous cars. There is a close board wooden fence to one side, a hedge to the other and a large high hedge which faces the front. This provides a successful visual and sound screening from the road, and adds to its overall privacy. There is also a wooden 5 bar gate which once shut provides full enclosure to the front of the house making it ideal for smaller children and pets. There is a large double garage which measures 16’10 x 14’2 with an up and over door, power and light.

To the right hand side of the house there is side access to the rear garden with bin storage, outside power and water tap. The rear garden faces in a South Westerly direction. The garden is laid to lawn and is flat in its gradient and therefore versatile in its use, making it perfect for a growing family. On one side of the garden is a close board fence which runs the entire length and on the other side is a hedge and mature tree boundary. There is a hedge screened compost area at the bottom of the garden and high trees also at the bottom of the garden. All of this provides an extremely usable, secure and private rear garden. There is a large decked area which leads from the back of the house with steps down to the lawned garden. There are two equal decked areas either side of these steps which provide two fantastic spaces for outside furniture, a BBQ and even a fire pit or chiminea. My client has enjoyed this space immensely over the years for a morning coffee, alfresco dining, BBQ socialising or just simply to relax in the evening watching the sunset and night time stars.

If there is a need for a larger open space for children to play, then the village recreation ground and Ardingly showground is only a twelve minute walk from the house, which provides a huge amount of open space for ball games, frisbee, running, walking and riding bikes, including a childrens playground. The village offers a plethora of public footpaths which radiate is every direction, including a walk to the neighbouring village of Horsted Keynes with a stop off at the popular Bluebell Railway en route.

The Location

Ardingly village provides a well-stocked village store, a renowned bakers, cafe and the Ardingly Inn public house which are all literally within a five minute walk. The other pub in the village is the Gardeners Arms which is located opposite the Ardingly Showground approximately a mile from the house or a twenty minute walk. The surrounding countryside provides numerous delightful walks; leisure activities include golf and sailing/water sports, a well stocked café all at Ardingly reservoir. The well renowned South of England Showground with its many events and Wakehurst Place with the Millennium Seed Bank, the country estate of the Royal Botanical Gardens Kew which are all within the local vicinity.

The larger village of Lindfield and Haywards Heath town are a short drive and provide a further comprehensive range of shopping and leisure facilities together with the mainline London to Brighton train station. Ardingly is therefore very popular with commuters as central London is accessible in approximately 1 hour via Victoria and London Bridge, Gatwick Airport 20 minutes with Brighton and its coastline some 30 minutes away by train.

Haywards Heath mainline railway station is 3.8 miles from the house, and nearby Balcombe train station is 3.9 miles away. The house is well positioned to three of the main local roads links; the A272 (5.2 miles away), the A22 (7 miles) and the A23 (9 miles). Brighton with all of its many amenities and attractions is 18.4 miles away and Crawley is 10.4 miles away. Gatwick airport can be reached in around 20 minutes.

There is a variety of excellent schools in the local area, both State and Independent. St Peter C of E Primary School is just round the corner, and St Giles Horsted Keynes C of E, West Hoathly C of E, Balcombe C of E and Linfield Primary Schools are all within 4 miles. Ardingly College is only 1 mile away and is a very well respected Independent boarding and day school which takes children from 3-18 including a very successful Prep and Sixth Form. The Independent Cumnor House and Great Walstead schools are also a short drive away. Oathall Community College (3.7 miles away) is a popular State Secondary School and Haywards Heath college (4 miles away) is a further education college which provides over 40 A Level and vocational courses.

Come and have a look around Warren Cottage and you will experience its charm and see its potential as a versatile family home. Modern life is always changing – this home can change with you and give you the perfect balance of a thriving village and all its conveniences, along with countryside living, both well and truly on your doorstep.

Warren Cottage garden, rear elevation and surrounding public footpathed open countryside

Warren Cottage rear elevation and decking

Kitchen

Warren Cottage garden, rear elevation and surrounding public footpathed open countryside

Warren Cottage rear garden

Dining / Family Room

Sitting Room / Potential Annexe Living Room

Bedroom

Jack N Jill Shower Room / En Suite Shower Room

Bedroom

Family Bathroom

Bedroom

Bedroom

Study / Snug / Playroom / Potential Downstairs Annexe Bedroom

Large Inner Hallway / Dining Area

Outside Decking Area

Warren Cottage driveway, garden and surrounding public footpathed open countryside

Warren Cottage Front Elevation

Warren Cottage garden, rear elevation and surrounding public footpathed open countryside

Warren Cottage garden, rear elevation and surrounding public footpathed open countryside

Warren Cottage garden, rear elevation and surrounding open countryside

Warren Cottage surrounded by footpathed open countryside

Warren Cottage and some of Ardingly village surrounded by public footpathed open countryside

Downstairs Shower Room

Property Documents

  • Address Lindfield Road, Ardingly, Ardingly
  • City Ardingly
  • Zip/Postal Code RH17 6SN
  • Area Ardingly

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