2 Bedroom Cottage - semi detached Sold
Bishopstone Village, Near Seaford, East Sussex

O.I.R.O £675,000

2 Bedroom Cottage - semi detached Sold
Bishopstone Village, Near Seaford, East Sussex

O.I.R.O £675,000
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The delightful downland village of Bishopstone lies within the South Downs National Park, and is little more than a mile from the sea. 125 Vine Cottage lies well off the road on an unmade-track beside the Egg and the church, and has glorious views over open countryside as well as across the Egg (village green).

The original house is thought to be one of the oldest in the village, and possibly dates from the late 1500s. It seems likely to have been named after Lord Pelham's Steward John Vine, and John Vine left Pelham's service in 1638. It is now two attached' flint cottages, and as can easily be seen from outside, part of Vine Cottage 125 is the end of that original house.

The property has been extended and improved over the years, yet retains a wealth of character, including a low-level beamed ceiling, several thumb-latched doors, and possibly original floor tiles in the dining room.

The ground floor can be accessed from the front and the side of the cottage.
Accommodation comprises: entrance porch, dining room, kitchen, sitting room, lobby hallway leading to study, within which is a downstairs cloakroom.

On the first floor there are two bedrooms, a spacious landing and the bathroom (down two steps). Loft access is from the landing via a fitted loft ladder. Loft is partially boarded and has an electric light.

Other features include an oil-fired Stanley range providing cooking, hot water and central heating, and two Clearview wood-burning stoves, one in the dining room and one in the sitting room.

The property has a large garden backing west, with flint boundary walls and picturesque front, side and rear gardens.

There is a tool shed built into the brick and flint wall at the end of the back garden, as well as a small wooden shed next to a substantial log-store on the side wall of the cottage.

Front, side and rear gardens The property sits within a large garden with mostly flint stone boundary walls. The garden has a
variety of mature shrubs, bushes and established trees, including two old apple trees, and there is
ample space for growing a few vegetables. There is also a small paved patio at the back of the
house, and a path around the side of the house to a peaceful front garden full of geraniums and
roses. Parking is accessed via a five-bar gate at the end of the garden.

Ground floor The original front door is accessed via the side-gate in the front garden and an old entrance porch
leading into the dining room. The main entrance is now via the second gate to the side of the house and another outside door,
which leads into a lobby between the living room and the study. The downstairs cloakroom is accessed from the study. There are three steps up into the original entrance porch leading to the dining room in the oldest part of the building. The dining room has original tiled flooring and a wood-burning stove, and gives access to the first floor, the kitchen and the living room. The kitchen has fitted cupboards and doors, a Belfast sink and an oil-fired Stanley Range. The living room is a double-aspect room looking over front and back gardens, and has a wood burner. A second door leads out to the lobby and front door. Another door leads from the lobby into the study, and the downstairs cloakroom is accessed from the study. The Study also has French Windows leading out into the garden.

First floor Staircase leads to a good-sized landing with stripped wooden floor boards, hatch to loft with fitted
ladder, and floor-level cubby-hole opening into small eaves space. Landing has views over fields to
the downs beyond. The main bedroom has a fitted pine-fronted wardrobe and an original fireplace
surround. This is a double aspect room with views over back garden to the downs, and over front
garden to the village green. The second bedroom has beamed ceiling, and front window looking
over the green and towards the church. There is a good-sized bathroom which also has countryside
views.

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