**Please watch the property video** A large and versatile four bedroom detached family home spanning over 2,100 sq ft, located in the extremely desirable village of Newick.
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A large and versatile four bedroom detached family home spanning over 2,100 sq ft, located in the extremely desirable village of Newick. The house sits on a generous plot and comprises of; four double bedrooms, two bath and shower rooms (1 en-suite), living room, fully fitted kitchen, dining / family room, study/playroom, downstairs cloakroom, snug/study/playroom, private off road parking for several vehicles, summer house, shed with power, single garage and a private due south facing rear garden.
The house is entered by a covered entrance canopy into the hallway. There is a downstairs cloakroom directly infront with a window to the side, and a WC and wash hand basin. The hallway opens out into a large space where all of the downstairs rooms radiate from. Straight infront is the study / playroom. This is a very light space with a window which looks out onto the south facing rear garden. It has glazed double french doors which allow a large amount of natural daylight to flood into the hallway. To the right of the hallway is the main living room. This fantastic large room is double aspect and measures 23ft x 11ft. The room is very light as the south facing rear orientation again plays its part. The room has a working open fireplace with cast iron surround and hearth, which creates a wonderful focal point to the room. The living room is also large enough for a variety of living room furniture. The front aspect of the living room overlooks the large gravel driveway and the high hedge which borders onto the road, making it a very private room.
Back out into the hallway there is the snug / study / playroom which faces the front of the house, again looking out over the large driveway. This versatile room could be used as a snug a study or indeed as a playroom if desired. The garage can be accessed from this room with side access into it. The garage has power and light and my clients use the rear of the garage to house a freestanding washing machine (as there is also plumbing), dryer and fridge freezer. The garage has an up and over door and a external door to the side. It also is where the boiler is housed. The garage has the potential to be converted into another reception room, or even a downstairs bedroom for a relative or lodger (subject to planning).
Back out into the hallway again is the fabulous large, light and open Kitchen and Dining / Family Room. The kitchen has been upgraded in recent years to a high standard, and has a window to the side and sliding patio doors opening out to the rear terrace and garden. The kitchen comprises of; a range of white wall and base high gloss soft close units, work surfaces, stainless steel sink and drainer, integrated dishwasher, space for range cooker with stainless steel cooker hood over, space for freestanding fridge/freezer, a large island with storage cupboards either side. recessed LED spotlights and black floor tiles. The kitchen is open with the Dining / Family Room which is a large room measuring 19ft x 11ft. This room has wooden flooring and a large window overlooking the side terrace with pergola, and a sliding patio door leading directly out onto the rear garden. It can comfortably accommodate an array of dining room furniture and causal seating, making for a perfect Dining / Family room. This room and the kitchen have ceiling mounted speakers which music can be played through, making this a wonderful social room for any occasion. Because the kitchen and dining / family room both have the sliding patio doors onto the south facing garden, it does enable ‘outside in’ living in the warmer months.
There is a room off the dining room which my clients use as a bar area, but because it has a sink and a waste pipe it could quite easily be changed into a utility room. The room currently comprises of; a window to the side, wall and base units, work surfaces, circular sink, space for under counter fridge, recessed LED spotlights and black floor tiles. This completes the ground floor accommodation.
Stairs from the hallway lead to the first floor landing. At the top of the landing are two windows looking both up and down Newick Drive, with the left window affording views over Reedens Meadow and far reaching woodland beyond. To the right of the landing is the master bedroom and en-suite bathroom. This room is an extremely light room with double aspect windows facing the front and rear. There is a large amount of storage with a host of fitted cupboards, drawers and wardrobes on four sides of the room. The en-suite bathroom has tiled flooring and comprises of; a corner bath, wash hand basin, WC and a separate shower cubicle. The large window facing the front of the house provides a stunning elevated view of Reedens Meadow and the woodland behind, making this the most picturesque picture window.
Back out onto the landing and to the left is the recently re-furbished family shower room. This room has two windows facing the front and comprises of; smart stylish floor and wall tiles, modern white wash hand basin mounted on a floating wooden storage drawer unit, WC with wood back to wall unit, and a large walk in shower with glass screening. Opposite the shower room is Bedroom 3 which is a good sized double with a large window overlooking the private rear garden. At the end of the landing can be found Bedrooms 2 and 4 which are both doubles. Bedroom 2 has two windows facing the rear garden, and Bedroom 4 is double aspect (facing the front and side), and has a useful alcove with storage shelving. There is an airing cupboard also on the landing. This completes the first floor accommodation.
The front of the house mainly consists of a large gravel driveway which provides fantastic parking for about six cars comfortably and eight at a push. There is a curved brick wall and raised flower bed to the left, and a wooden side access gate again to the left. To the right of the driveway (as you look at the house) is a high manicured hedge which borders the next door house and turns at right angles bordering the footpath and road at the front. This provides highly effective screening from the road. There is also another wooden side access gate on this side providing access to the rear garden. There are also two outside electric points by the front door which are extremely useful for garden machinery and car washing equipment.
The rear garden is simply gorgeous and very private. The orientation is due south and it really is a sun trap. There is a paved terrace which extends the entire width of the plot. The terrace area outside the living room has a wooden pergola which has two outside electrical points mounted onto the wooden structure, enabling outside heaters to be operated if desired. There is a mature grape vine which intertwines around the pergola providing a leafy shade in the summer months. There are two exterior lights which combined with the other features of this area make for a wonderful entertaining space throughout the year. The other terrace positioned outside of the dining room and kitchen is also large enough for a range of outside furniture. There is another hardstanding seating area halfway up the garden which is positioned to fully appreciate the afternoon and evening sun in the warmer months. There is a summer house at the end of the garden with pathway to it from the house, and a wooden shed. The shed has an armoured power cable which runs from the house. Although extremely useful now, it could provide further use if there was a desire to upgrade to an outside home office in the future. The rest of the garden is flat and laid to lawn with high manicured hedges, mature tress and bushes and flower borders. There is an outside tap and space to the side of the house for bins.
From the house, the high street of Newick is a mere few minutes walk. Newick is a wonderful quintessential Sussex village. It has three thriving village pubs – The Crown, The Bull and The Royal Oak. The well renowned Newick Tandoori brings diners from far and wide to dine in the village’s own Indian restaurant and takeaway. The village Cottage Bakery serves fantastic freshly cooked bread in their historic original bread oven on site, and savoury and sweet treats. Bob Alderman butchers serves a variety of extremely good quality very locally sourced cuts of meat. The Pantry coffee shop offers great coffee and lovely lunches including homemade cakes and savoury bites. The Pantry is a great place to meet friends and family in the day. The village also has two well stocked stores selling most items that you would need. One of these shops doubles up as the village post office. The village even has its own doctors surgery and a Lloyds Pharmacy.
The residents of Newick are a fantastic mix of ages with the village school and pre-school (both rated Outstanding by Ofstead) bringing in young families through to the retired. Even though the village may be small in its number of residents, it packs a huge punch with the amount of clubs and societies that are on offer for all ages. The village hall plays host to many of those clubs and societies meets and social events. The village’s own amateur dramatic society (NADS) also put on its productions at the village hall. The annual Newick Bonfire night is extremely well regarded and thousands of people from all around Sussex flock to this event year on year. The village has strong rugby and cricket teams and as such sport runs through the veins of the village. The sports playing field with its cricket, rugby and football pitches, pavillion and licenced bar and adjacent childrens playgorund is a hive of activity throughout the year as it plays host to many a sporting activity or social event, particularly on a summers Friday evening when the children have cricket lessons and the parents meet to picnic and sip prosecco.
The village is surrounded by incredible countryside and within minutes you are able to walk through this countryside on a variety of different footpaths. Although it may seem as if Newick is quite remote, it is only 10 -15 minutes drive to the towns of Haywards Heath and Uckfield and 20 minutes to Burgess Hill and Lewes, all of which have mainline train links to London and Brighton each with an array of different shops, restaurants and nightlife.
Transport Links and Schools
Haywards Heath mainline railway station is 7.1 miles from the house, and Uckfield train station is 5.1 miles away. The house is well positioned to three of the main local roads links; the A272 (directly located at the end of Newick Drive) the A22 (3.7 miles) and the A23 (12.3miles). Brighton with all of its many amenities and attractions is 15.8 miles away and Crawley is 18 miles away. Gatwick airport can be reached in around 35 minutes.
There is a variety of excellent schools in the local area, both state and independent. Newick pre-school and primary CofEschool are just round the corner, and Chailey, Fletching, St. Augustines and Barcombe CofE Primary Schools are all within 3.2 miles. Chailey secondary school is 2.7 miles away, and Uckfield secondary school and sixth form college is only 4.1 miles away. The independent Cumnor House and Great Walstead schools are also a short drive away. Oathall Community College (6.8 miles away) is a popular state secondary school and Haywards Heath further education college is only 7.8 miles away. Regular bus services from the village service these schools and colleges.
Come and have a look around this wonderful house on Newick Drive 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.
Rear Garden and Elevation
Dining / Family Room
South Facing Rear Garden
Snug / Study / Playroom
Family Shower Room
Master En-Suite Bathroom
Bar / Potential Utility Room
Dining / Family Room
Back of house with vines covering pergola
Front of house with driveway providing parking for numerous cars
Front Elevation and driveway
View from the master bedroom
Front elevation and driveway
South facing rear garden and rear elevation
En suite bathroom
View from Master Bedroom
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