Silver Birches, Small Dole, Henfield
Hamlyn Smith are delighted to be marketing this beautiful detached house in the quiet, leafy close of Silver Birches. This beautiful red-brick family home stands on a generous plot amidst mature trees and was built in the 1990s. The driveway has parking for several cars and there is a double garage.
You enter the house through double doors which open onto a large downstairs entrance hall. You will immediately be struck by the generous proportions and high ceilings. Light fills the space from windows on either side of the front door but also from the huge window on the half landing of the return staircase. Directly in front of you is one of the two downstairs reception rooms and when the doors to this room are open you can see directly through to the lovely garden. To your left, in the main living room, there is a STUV woodburning stove for the winter months and double doors which you will want to leave flung open to the stunning garden in the summertime. A spacious study/home office is off this room and has an outlook over the front garden. A superb kitchen/breakfast room, which also has double doors onto the garden, is at the heart of this family home whilst also being a perfect entertaining space. An electric hob is positioned in a central island so that the cook can look out over the dining area. There is a Neff eye-level oven and the white ceramic sink is positioned under the window which looks out over the kitchen garden to the side of the house. The main garden, which can be accessed from the kitchen and both reception rooms, has several distinct areas. A sandstone patio nearest the house looks out over mature planting, a lawn and a variety of trees including eucalyptus, acers, apple, pear and plum trees. There are currently two separate seating areas. There is a wildlife pond under a timber pergola, a pagoda seat, two sheds and to the side of the house there is a kitchen garden with raised vegetable beds. The garden is wildlife friendly and attracts a huge variety of birds, no doubt due in part to the proximity of the Sussex Wildlife Trust Woods Mill Nature Reserve which is adjacent to Silver Birches.
As you climb the stairs to the first floor a fantastic floor-to-ceiling height window floods the half landing with light. Upstairs you arrive on a spacious landing which gives access to the upstairs rooms. The master suite is comprised of a large bedroom over five metres in length which enjoys views over the garden. There is a generous run of fitted wardrobes in the bedroom and a door onto the modern ensuite bathroom which has both a bath and a shower. There are a further four fantastic double bedrooms on this floor, one with an ensuite bathroom. The other three bedrooms are served by the family bathroom which again has both a bath and a separate shower. The house benefits from double glazing and has been well cared for by the current owners who have recently maintained the soffits and gutters. A new Vaillant boiler has many years remaining on the warranty. There are various built-in cupboards throughout the house, eaves storage, and in the garage there is a range of lockers and shelving.
In the village of Small Dole you will find a post office and general store. The Fox pub which offers pub grub and a takeaway menu is under ten minutes walk from the house. There are countryside walks on the doorstep including at Woods Mill and for more strenuous exercise you could try the indoor ski centre or the skatepark in Small Dole. The larger village of Henfield which has numerous pubs and cafes and further amenities is five minutes drive, while Brighton and Gatwick are within easy reach by road and Hassocks train station is a 15 minute drive away where regular Southern and Thameslink services run to London Victoria, London Bridge, Bedford, Brighton, Littlehampton and Worthing.
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