Unspoilt downland hamlet

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A beautifully presented house in an unspoilt downland hamlet with wonderful views and planning permission to extend, Meadow Cottage has been sympathetically renovated by the current owners, and provides beautifully presented and stylish accommodation.

Features of note include a well-proportioned drawing room which has a triple aspect, an attractive period fire place inset with a multi fuel stove and floor to ceiling book shelves along one wall.

Other features include an electric Total Control Aga in the kitchen, oak flooring on the ground floor, panelled doors, good natural light and ceiling heights.

From many of the rooms, particularly those on the first floor, there are delightful views over the property’s gardens and meadow, with the parish church, Ouse valley and South Downs beyond.

Immediately to the south east side of the property is a wide brick paved terrace which runs the width of the property.

From the terrace, steps lead down to the delightful, part walled gardens. The gardens and meadow, which are a particular feature of the property, face south and benefit from some wonderful views.

There are some magnificent mature trees and shrubs including magnolia, birch, yew and cherry.

The generous kitchen garden is partly walled and enclosed by clipped hedging.

Meadow Cottage is approached via a shared track which leads to the entrance gates, giving access to the wide gravelled parking area and from which steps lead up to the house.

To one side of the parking area is the brick and tile studio/former garage.

Meadow Cottage is situated in the picturesque and unspoilt hamlet of Southease which lies within the South Downs National Park.

Adjacent to the property is St Peter’s Parish church, which is believed to date from the 12th century.

The South Downs Way passes the green in the centre of the hamlet.

Southease has a mainline railway station which is situated on the opposite side of the River Ouse and is approached via the South Downs Way, with a direct service to London and Brighton.

The historic county town of Lewes is approximately 3.5 miles, and provides an extensive range of amenities, shopping and recreational facilities, together with a regular mainline train service to London.

The coastal city of Brighton & Hove is about 11 miles away, whilst the port of Newhaven is approximately 3.5 miles.