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Cooksbridge BN8

Nestled in the South Downs National Park, Four Winds is surrounded by glorious countryside and is to be sold with no onward chain. It is a uniquely beautiful, detached family home with six bedrooms and two generous reception rooms, plus a large landscaped garden complete with garden studio. Perfectly positioned just 2 miles from the County Town of Lewes and just 10 miles from the seaside City of Brighton and Hove, this property offers comfortable country living while remaining well connected. Cooksbridge commuter train station is one-minutes’ walk from the house with direct links to both London Victoria and Gatwick, and there is allocated parking to the rear. Inside, the property has been restored and renovated using bespoke design and upcycled, natural materials while remaining faithful to the original character of the building. Its light filled rooms are of gracious proportions with high ceilings on both levels, and while it is a substantial home, there is scope for further extension to add space and value. Perfect for families with children of all ages, the local schools are excellent with Hamsey Primary directly opposite, and several popular secondary schools within catchment. Cooksbridge also hosts a thriving and welcoming community with two bistro pubs, farm shops and the café culture of Lewes nearby, so if you’re looking for the best of both worlds, close to the cities, the coast and the countryside, then this property is ideal.

style:
Detached
bedrooms:
5
floor area:
1942 sq. ft

outside:
Lewes
parking:
Allocated Parking
location:
Lewes


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Price
£750,000
ID
rps_loc-BVK200145
Type
House
Sold
No
Contract
Sale
Status
Available
Location
Lewes
Home area
1942 sq. ft
Beds
5

Why you'll like it...

The drive from Lewes to Cooksbridge takes just a few minutes along winding roads surrounded by mature trees and countryside. It is understandable why this is an area of outstanding natural beauty, and this house is a hidden gem amongst it all. Built during the late 19th Century, it bears classic Victorian architectural features which include a leaded canopy to the front and wide bay windows on a double fronted façade. Set back from the road behind a border wall and railings, a few tiled steps lead up to the door. Upon entry you are welcomed in through a useful vestibule and into the generous living room. Closing the door behind you, you find yourself in a tranquil haven where triple glazing removes all sound from the front, and your line of sight takes you through the house to the glorious garden beyond. Immediately impressive, it is clear the current owner has a refined eye for interior design. Almost all period features have been retained including two wood burning stoves; one in each reception room, and wood flooring makes way for brick tiles within the kitchen. Equal in size, these reception rooms offer the perfect spaces for both family time and entertaining, and during summer you can spill outside to the patio. There is ample space for comfortable furnishings in the living room, while there is space for at least ten to dine within the kitchen, and it would be possible to open these rooms with a central wood burning stove should you choose. The bespoke, industrial style kitchen has been created using upcycled and antique, freestanding pieces where both form and function have been considered at every turn. A range cooker sits along the far wall flanked by metal drawers topped with solid oak, and a butler sink has been set upon a separate timber unit with a granite tap stand. There are dressers and open shelves for crockery, glassware and utensils, and all pieces are will be negotiable with the sale. Currently used as a home and income property, there are five double bedrooms which have been used as lodging rooms to generate a substantial income. The first double bedroom is on the ground floor and has its own access to the front door, so it feels self-contained for guests staying there. Exposed flint walls rise up within the alcoves to a high ceiling, and the proportions in here allow for a king size bed, large wardrobes and a seating area within the bay. Next door there is a sweet bathroom which has a modern take on a period style, so a claw foot, slipper bath sits below a traditional shower, and old-style radiators warm the room and your towels perfectly. Next door to this is the single bedroom with garden views and a single pull-down bed, but it would work equally well as a tranquil home office too. Should you wish to create a completely self-contained annexe, you could replace the single room with a kitchenette and a door to the garden…. all food for thought. Downstairs is a cellar with space for a washing machine and a tumble dryer, plus ample storage and a workshop too. An open, turning staircase wends its way to the first floor where there are four further double bedrooms and two bathrooms; one of which is en suite to the master. As a double fronted property, two bedrooms face east to the front of the house with dual aspect windows bringing in plenty of natural light and green views, while two look out over the glorious garden to the rear facing west. All four rooms are generously proportioned with high ceilings and a fresh, neutral décor to suit all types of furnishing, and bedroom four has a period fireplace which is open and working. Across the landing, the family bathroom bears some beautiful bespoke features which have created by the current owner. A contemporary oval basin with copper tap has been set within a Victorian wash stand, and the bath is copper and freestanding, with a rainfall shower above. Outside, the landscaped garden approximately 100ft long, is a treat for the senses as you step up from the patio onto the first terrace. The scents of roses, honeysuckle and wisteria fill your nose while birds sing in the trees, and an arched arbour walkway is festooned with flowers which bloom throughout the year. Expertly designed, this garden has colour at all times of the year, and there are fruit trees which blossom in spring. There are seating areas in the dappled shade of mature trees, and a furrow has been dug for a contemporary pond to attract wildlife. Raised beds hold a wealth of fruits and vegetables to create a kitchen garden and tucked away at the far end is a large garden studio room. Fully insulated with double glazing, this is a comfortable space for use all year round, and ideal as an art studio, gym, treatment room, study or workshop. Timber framed and with its own electrical supply, it could have a plethora of uses, and is a wonderful bonus to an already impressive house. Agent's thoughts: “This property is a one off and boasts fabulous internal space, a garden studio and a large, landscaped rear garden. Steeped in history, this beautiful home, in an excellent location, rarely comes on the market. As a commuter you will struggle to find a better location for both ease and speed of travel. Hamsey Community Primary School is on the doorstep, literally, and for family entertainment numerous walks and the river at Barcombe Mill are only a short drive away. This property is a hidden gem.” Owner's secret: "This has been a very happy home for us, and it has been perfect for our guests, dogs and the commute. With so much space we have never felt on top of one another and the house is really light and inviting. We have enjoyed restoring the garden to its former glory and at night it's the perfect backdrop to the stars, which, with no light pollution are amazing, yet you are perfectly located for easy access to Lewes, Brighton and Haywards Heath." Where it is: Shops: Local 1 min drive, Lewes 5 min drive Train Station: Cooksbridge Station 1 min walk Seafront or Park: South Downs 2 min walk, Seafront 15 min drive Closest Schools: Primary: Hamsey Primary School (opposite OFSTED ‘Good’) Secondary: Lewes Priory, Chailey School, Plumpton College Private: Bede’s, Burgess Hill School for Girls, Lewes Old Grammar School

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Owner's secret...

"This has been a very happy home for us, and it has been perfect for our guests, dogs and the commute. With so much space we have never felt on top of one another and the house is really light and inviting. We have enjoyed restoring the garden to its former glory and at night it's the perfect backdrop to the stars, which, with no light pollution are amazing, yet you are perfectly located for easy access to Lewes, Brighton and Haywards Heath."

Agent's thoughts...

The expansive house is only 2 miles from the County Town of Lewes and 10 miles from The City of Brighton and Hove. Cooksbridge Station is one minutes’ walk from the house with its direct mainline service to London Victoria, 54 minutes and Gatwick Airport 25 minutes. Cooksbridge has a lively community that belongs to Hamsey Parish. It boasts a friendly and pro-active Council, a FB Community Page and plenty of local amenities. The opera house of Glyndbourne is close by, as is the relaxed café culture of Lewes. It is also located in an excellent catchment area for schools. Hamsey Community Primary School is opposite Four Winds, Offsted report “Good”, with secondary schools at Chailey and Lewes Priory equidistant from the property. There is also access to an excellent selection of private schools including Brighton College, Lewes Old Grammar and Bede's, which all provide minibuses from the Village.

where it is...

Shops: Local 1 min drive, Lewes 5 min drive Train Station: Cooksbridge Station 1 min walk Seafront or Park: South Downs 2 min walk, Seafront 15 min drive Closest Schools: Primary: Hamsey Primary School (opposite OFSTED ‘Good’) Secondary: Lewes Priory, Chailey School, Plumpton College Private: Bede’s, Burgess Hill School for Girls, Lewes Old Grammar School

The drive from Lewes to Cooksbridge takes just a few minutes along winding roads surrounded by mature trees and countryside. It is understandable why this is an area of outstanding natural beauty, and this house is a hidden gem amongst it all. Built during the late 19th Century, it bears classic Victorian architectural features which include a leaded canopy to the front and wide bay windows on a double fronted façade. Set back from the road behind a border wall and railings, a few tiled steps lead up to the door. Upon entry you are welcomed in through a useful vestibule and into the generous living room. Closing the door behind you, you find yourself in a tranquil haven where triple glazing removes all sound from the front, and your line of sight takes you through the house to the glorious garden beyond. Immediately impressive, it is clear the current owner has a refined eye for interior design. Almost all period features have been retained including two wood burning stoves; one in each reception room, and wood flooring makes way for brick tiles within the kitchen. Equal in size, these reception rooms offer the perfect spaces for both family time and entertaining, and during summer you can spill outside to the patio. There is ample space for comfortable furnishings in the living room, while there is space for at least ten to dine within the kitchen, and it would be possible to open these rooms with a central wood burning stove should you choose. The bespoke, industrial style kitchen has been created using upcycled and antique, freestanding pieces where both form and function have been considered at every turn. A range cooker sits along the far wall flanked by metal drawers topped with solid oak, and a butler sink has been set upon a separate timber unit with a granite tap stand. There are dressers and open shelves for crockery, glassware and utensils, and all pieces are will be negotiable with the sale. Currently used as a home and income property, there are five double bedrooms which have been used as lodging rooms to generate a substantial income. The first double bedroom is on the ground floor and has its own access to the front door, so it feels self-contained for guests staying there. Exposed flint walls rise up within the alcoves to a high ceiling, and the proportions in here allow for a king size bed, large wardrobes and a seating area within the bay. Next door there is a sweet bathroom which has a modern take on a period style, so a claw foot, slipper bath sits below a traditional shower, and old-style radiators warm the room and your towels perfectly. Next door to this is the single bedroom with garden views and a single pull-down bed, but it would work equally well as a tranquil home office too. Should you wish to create a completely self-contained annexe, you could replace the single room with a kitchenette and a door to the garden…. all food for thought. Downstairs is a cellar with space for a washing machine and a tumble dryer, plus ample storage and a workshop too. An open, turning staircase wends its way to the first floor where there are four further double bedrooms and two bathrooms; one of which is en suite to the master. As a double fronted property, two bedrooms face east to the front of the house with dual aspect windows bringing in plenty of natural light and green views, while two look out over the glorious garden to the rear facing west. All four rooms are generously proportioned with high ceilings and a fresh, neutral décor to suit all types of furnishing, and bedroom four has a period fireplace which is open and working. Across the landing, the family bathroom bears some beautiful bespoke features which have created by the current owner. A contemporary oval basin with copper tap has been set within a Victorian wash stand, and the bath is copper and freestanding, with a rainfall shower above. Outside, the landscaped garden approximately 100ft long, is a treat for the senses as you step up from the patio onto the first terrace. The scents of roses, honeysuckle and wisteria fill your nose while birds sing in the trees, and an arched arbour walkway is festooned with flowers which bloom throughout the year. Expertly designed, this garden has colour at all times of the year, and there are fruit trees which blossom in spring. There are seating areas in the dappled shade of mature trees, and a furrow has been dug for a contemporary pond to attract wildlife. Raised beds hold a wealth of fruits and vegetables to create a kitchen garden and tucked away at the far end is a large garden studio room. Fully insulated with double glazing, this is a comfortable space for use all year round, and ideal as an art studio, gym, treatment room, study or workshop. Timber framed and with its own electrical supply, it could have a plethora of uses, and is a wonderful bonus to an already impressive house.

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