- Charming Grade II Listed period house
- Super family kitchen, 2-3 reception rooms, 4-5 beds & 2 bath/shower rooms
- Spectacular Downland views, situated within the South Downs National Park
- Large garage/workshop with space over with good potential (stc)
- Set in c. 2 acres of pretty gardens & paddock
- Direct footpath access onto the South Downs
***Guide Price Range £895,000 to £945,000*** Tilleys is a handsome Grade II Listed period house that sits in an elevated position at the end of a private driveway and enjoys stunning views of the South Downs and surrounding countryside. Previously forming part of the historic Wiston Estate, the property has been significantly improved over the years with extensions to the original timber framed cottage. It includes an appealing combination of elevations of part exposed timber framing with plaster work, stone and brickwork and tile hanging and under a mainly tiled, pitched and hipped, roof.
The house now affords very appealing accommodation of great character, spread over two floors and including the super modern kitchen extension completed by the present owners. This forms the heart of the house with large kitchen/breakfast room with wooden fitted units, a point for a gas range cooker and French doors leading out to the wide paved terrace and lovely al-fresco dining area with stunning backdrop of the South Downs. This room also links to access to the downstairs shower/utility room and 5th bedroom/study. Linking to the kitchen is a double aspect dining room, full of charm and with French doors providing the lovely South facing outlook and also leading out to the terrace. The cosy double aspect sitting room is set in the oldest part of the house with fine exposed beams and brick fireplace and also giving access to the front hall with side recess as potential study/storage area. To the first floor, the current owners have re-modelled the rooms to create functional family living, with four bedrooms and a modern family bathroom. All bedrooms, especially the master, have extensive rural views.
Outside is where Tilleys truly comes into its own with the large South facing terrace linking to the kitchen and dining room and providing a sheltered sun trap from where the spectacular views can be admired and perfect for al-fresco dining with pizza oven to end. The attractive garden is predominantly laid to lawn and dotted with fruit trees and mature broadleaf trees. The garden is well fenced and has access straight onto a public footpath to enjoy local walks to the neighbouring Downs and into Washington village. To one end of the garden there is also a fenced kitchen garden area with raised beds, fruit cage greenhouse and garden shed with next adjoining wood store area and chicken run area. There is also an old outdoor former privy providing additional storage.
To the front of Tilleys and on the initial drive approach, is a large turning circle with parking space and also to the front of the very useful modern timber framed and tiled garage/workshop building with external staircase to an upstairs storage space with good potential for ancillary accommodation or office space, subject to obtaining any necessary consents. Overall, the property as a whole extends to approx 2 acres (0.81Ha) and including potential to create paddock areas to the East and South sides of the pasture areas of the grounds.