Former post office in heart of village

The Old Post Office is an idyllic period property with an abundance of original features set in the heart of this delightful village close to the green and Norman Church.

The village of Piddinghoe lies within the Ouse Valley and the South Downs National Park surrounded by glorious countryside with endless rural walks along the banks of the river and on The Downs.

Bus services link the village with Lewes and Newhaven, about six and two miles respectively.

Lewes has an excellent range of shops together with main line railway station (journey time to London around one hour) whilst Newhaven has large supermarkets, marina and cross channel ferry services. The cosmopolitan city of Brighton and Hove is within thirty minutes’ drive with the Universities at Falmer being readily accessible. Gatwick Airport is around forty minutes by car.

This picturesque cottage is Grade II listed and thought to date from the early part of the 15th century, having been a public house and beer shop in the first half of the nineteenth century becoming the grocer and village store in the second half of the nineteenth century, with the post office being added in 1965 and finally closing in 1984. Researchers believe the building to have been constructed as a timber frame aisled hall house with the present flint external walls replacing the original timber ones at a later date. Throughout the entire building there is considerable evidence of the original construction including a large panel of wattle and daub.

Elevations are of white painted render with a pitched and tile clad roof.

The accommodation comprises a lobby, entrance hall, sitting room study, dining room, kitchen, rear hall, utility room, cloakroom, bathroom, 3 bedrooms and a further cloakroom.

Outside a low flint wall at the front separates an area of paved garden with colourful ornamental shrubs, rose bushes and climbing roses.

A wrought iron gate to one side leads to the colourful and carefully tended cottage garden.

Brick paved and cobble stone paths with small patio area lead out onto an expanse of lawn with shaped edges stocked with a variety of herbaceous plants and other colourful shrubs.

A vegetable garden and soft fruit cage, apple tree and fig tree, are all bordered by privet hedgerows.

The property also has a garage and garden shed.

Offers in the region of £475,000.

Viewings are strictly by appointment. Contact Clifford Dann’s Lewes office on 01273 477022.