Versatile family home

Lewes Road, Cross-in-Hand
Lewes Road, Cross-in-Hand

A LARGE, individual and incredibly versatile detached family house with modern fittings and numerous character features has come onto the market in the village of Cross in Hand through the nearby Heathfield office of Lampons.

The £450,000 split-level home, which could easily adapt to suit the specific requirements of the purchaser, has most of its accommodation at elevated garden level. This gives it views towards coast and open countryside, a good deal of privacy and optimum use of its secluded established rear and side gardens.

Taking full advantage of the rural outlook is the almost 17ft by well over 15ft sitting room. This has exposed ceiling timbers, a bow window and a superb brick inglenook fireplace with feature beam and a large fire grate topped by a black steel canopy. A door opens to a wide covered balcony.

Off this splendid reception room, too, and enjoying the front countryside aspect is a well proportioned dining room. Here, more timbers add to the charm and a bow window faces the well stocked gardens.

Also from the upstairs galleried hall, which has access to a large loft space, is a nearly 14ft by12ft kitchen/breakfast room. This is fitted with an extensive range of units, contrasting worksurfaces, a double oven, halogen hob and inset microwave. Space is available for a fridge and dishwasher. More windows look to the garden and a stable door gives access to the side.

Three of the gas centrally heated property’s four bedrooms are on this floor. The master suite brings together a well over 15ft by 10ft double aspect bedroom with wardrobe fittings and a fully tiled shower room.

Bedroom two also has storage space is almost 17ft by 10ft. This large area has a bow window and full-height patio doors into a Victorian-style conservatory extending to nearly 20ft by 14ft. If required the bedroom would make the most wonderful family room.

The third bedroom, at just under12ft by 8ft, comes with wardrobes and there is a good sized, attractively tiled family bathroom.

On the entrance floor below is a hall, bedroom four – currently used as a study – and an extensively fitted utility room/second kitchen with plenty of units and space for various appliances. Across the hall is a door to a 20ft by 18ft integral garage.

A gravelled driveway fronts the Lewes Road house opening out to a parking area for several vehicles. Mature hedges screen the property, sheltering the front gardens with their abundance of shrubs, plants and superb Magnolia tree. The gardens to the rear and side, which include patios and seating areas, are mainly laid to lawn and feature an array of flowering beds, plus rhododendrons, camellias and azaleas.

The property offers easy access to a range of amenities at Cross in Hand, other nearby villages and the market town of Heathfield. To fully appreciate the scale, setting and adaptable nature of this very appealing home, viewing is considered essential and arrangements can be made through Lampons on 01435 868668.