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Sussex dream home - Piltdown

PUBLISHED: 16:39 13 October 2014 | UPDATED: 16:39 13 October 2014

View from the outside

View from the outside


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Sharps Bridge House, Piltdown; £1,350,000

Sharps Bridge House is situated in a lovely rural location in the hamlet of Sharpsbridge, in Piltdown, adjacent to the sought-after village of Fletching and a short distance from the popular golf course.

Sharps Bridge House is a delightful Grade II listed property, which has been beautifully extended and refurbished to create a lovely family home that blends modern style with period charm. In the older parts of the house, which date from the 16th and 18th centuries, there are many attractive features including sash windows to the front elevation, good ceiling heights and beams and open plasterwork in some rooms.

The newest part of the house is formed of a glass and brickwork extension which links across the old courtyard to an original brick outbuilding and has under-floor heating throughout.

Points worthy of further note include the lovely beamed ceiling and impressive inglenook fireplace with heavy oak bressemer in the dual aspect drawing room.

The stunning modern kitchen/breakfast room has been created from the brick, timber and glass extension, which links the original house with the former outbuilding, now the dining room. The recently refurbished kitchen has a honed granite breakfast bar and surfaces, with bespoke fitted under-counter and wall-hung cupboards. A particular feature is the well, which was part of the original courtyard and is now part of the kitchen floor, covered with reinforced glass and lit from within. Appliances include a electric AIMS three-oven Aga with an electric add-on, a dishwasher and fridge.

There is a substantial utility room, formerly the kitchen/breakfast room, with a good range of storage options, butler’s sink, space for washing machine and fridge freezer, and a stable door to the courtyard.

The dining room, approached by a reduced height open doorway from the kitchen, has a vaulted ceiling which displays the beauty of the old beams to superb effect. There are lovely views across the garden to the surrounding countryside.

Adjacent to the dining room is a ground floor guest bedroom with en suite bathroom that could be used as a study or office.

The master bedroom suite and a bedroom with an en suite shower room are situated on the first floor. On the second floor are three bedrooms, a family bathroom and access to the loft storage space.

Sharps Bridge House is approached from Sharpsbridge Lane by a five-bar gate opening to a gravel driveway, leading to brick hard standing in front of the garaging and workshop, with electricity connected. To the side is a wood store. In all, about 1.4 acres.

Strictly by appointment with Savills; 01444 446000;


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