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, Sullington Lane
Storrington

Location

Cley Cottage enjoys an outstanding country position off Sullington Lane, which is one of the area's prettiest lanes, turning south off the Washington Road and carrying no through traffic. At the foot of the South Downs National Park, the country lane meanders through farmland to the tiny, picturesque Parish Church with wonderful country walks & trails up to the South Downs Way. About a mile to the west, the lively village of Storrington has good local shops and traders for everyday needs, with various restaurants and take-aways. A Waitrose store (John Lewis Click & Collect) and Costa are in Old Mill Square. A Tesco Express & petrol station is open 6am-10pm in Pulborough Road; and larger Tesco & Sainsbury's stores are in neighbouring Pulborough. Storrington has a Post Office, 4 banks and Public Library. Leisure activities include golf, Chanctonbury Leisure Centre (swimming at Steyning); and sailing from Chichester & Littlehampton harbours.  There is gliding at Parham airfield, as well as mountain biking & horse riding locally. Horse racing and the renowned Festival of Speed & Revival motor sport events take place at Goodwood. Brighton, Chichester & Horsham, have the top High Street shopping names and host theatre productions, plus a variety of cultural events & exhibitions.   

 

The cottage

Looking west directly over farmland with the Downs rising on the south side, Cley Cottage is a quintessential English country cottage. Clever use of space and a calming Farrow & Ball décor palette has created a comfortable and welcoming home that rates high both on style and practical living. The two brick & stone cottages probably originate from Victorian times and during refurbishment over the last 3 years, our seller client has taken care to re-introduce period character & fittings to make a home that could easily grace the pages of Homes & Gardens.

The wide garden plot rises behind the cottage to provide a lovely, private garden filled with colour and interesting plants. Ceiling heights are good and the current layout offers three bedrooms, although we are told that bedroom 2 & 3 could be combined if you wanted a bigger main bedroom. But no need really, as the present main bedroom has its own stylish en-suite wet room. Space downstairs is good, with separate sitting and dining rooms, a well-fitted country kitchen; and a clever little study area. The second bathroom features a delightful Victorian bath and antique fittings.  Heating is by oil (boiler & radiator system) and the cottage isn't a Listed Building. 

Views at the front are breathtaking and the cottage has its own garage next to the adjoining cottage. 2 car spaces opposite can be used with permission from the land owner. 

Main home or country retreat, this cottage ticks either box, so don't miss the chance to see it.   

 

Ground Floor 

• Tiled roof porch  Stone steps and cottage front door. 

• Entrance lobby  Pine inner door & ornate leaded glass. 

• Study/hall  Church pew style pine panelling and space for a study desk & chair. 

• Cloakroom & bathroom  Again with pine half panelling and featuring a wash basin, WC with cast "Brighton" cistern and an antique Victorian hip bath set into a tiled recess.  Chequer pattern floor tiles, front & side windows. 

• Sitting room 14'0 (4.27m) x 10'8 (3.25m)

A light and spacious room with 2 front windows, a central ceiling beam and a warm exposed-brick chimney breast & hearth with inset woodburning stove. Oak floor, wide square arch to:  

• Dining Room  13'8 (4.19m) x 7'8 (2.34m)

Matching oak floor, space for a table & chairs. Rear window, built-in cupboard, downlighters.  Recess housing the xxxx oil-fired boiler.  A door leads through to the rear lobby with a stable-type door out to the rear garden, and: 

• Country kitchen  18'0 (6.49m) overall x 8'7 (2.45m)

The kitchen is a matching rear extension and has a colour-washed stone back wall and is well fitted with light-tone worktops over base units, providing matching wall cupboards and a glass-door wall cabinet. Rangemaster stove/cooker. Inset butler sink & antique mixer. Rear window and garden outlook. Space for washer/dryer & dishwasher. Tiled floor. 

 

First Floor 

• L-shaped Landing   Airing cupboard & hot water cylinder.               

Hatch & ladder to loft space with storage.    

• Main bedroom suite   10'11 (3.33m) x 9'4 (2.84m)

An attractive double bedroom with glorious views across farmland to the Downs.  Glass door to:

• En-suite wetroom   Full ceramic wall tiling and matching tone mosaic tile floor. Mira electric shower.  Contemporary white basin & back to wall. Downlighter & extractor.  

• Bedroom 2  8'11 (3.02m) x 8'7 (2.92m)

A pleasant room that we are informed could be combined with the front bedroom.  Rear garden outlook.  Corner wash basin. 

• Bedroom 3   8'10 (2.68m) x 8'2 (2.49)  Front views. Fitted with a cabin-style bed and storage.  Pretty bedroom fireplace. 

 

Gardens & garage  

• Front garden  Cley Cottage has a wide frontage to the lane, the front area making a sunny, enclosed sitting area screened by mature hedges and flowering shrubs, with a wicket gate and front path.  The path continues round the cottage with higher planting, shrubs and a garden wall.

•  Rear garden  Truly a feature of the cottage, these have been set out with shaped lawns either side of a winding pathway with steps down to the rear of the cottage. Banks of differing shrubs provide changing colour and texture through the seasons. Mature hedges, evergreens, flowering cherry, lavenders & low planting.  

•  2 car parking spaces  Opposite the cottage (Permission required from local farm landowner)

•  Garage  18'1 (4.90m) x 10'1 (3.07m)  The other side of the adjoining cottage.