Providence Cottage is a very attractive period home having been creatively and thoughtfully extended over the years with grounds extending to about 1.2 acres, having uninterrupted far reaching views from the rear. Situated in a semi rural location just to the south of Billingshurst the cottage has an excellent degree of seclusion, and whilst sited close to the A29 is totally screened by mature hedging and close boarded fencing. The property is believed to have origins dating back to the early 1800s and was once run as a local school. The marriage of the old and new elevations is seamless with most attractive colour washed elevations relieved by scalloped clay tile hanging to the first floor with pretty, small paned double glazed windows, with a pitched clay tiled roof.
The principal areas of garden and grounds lie to the south and west of the cottage where brick and paved entertaining areas adjoined by raised borders overlook extensive lawns taking full advantage of the views. To the front the wrought iron electric gates lead to a substantial parking area and treble garage, with a gate and wide path leading to an enclosed terrace area.
Oak Pillared Entrance Canopy
With part glazed front door leading to:
Light oak flooring, central staircase to first floor, exposed beams, two coats cupboards and further cupboard understairs.
Exposed beams, double glazed window, fireplace with storage to side, covered radiator.
Double aspect with Impressive centrepiece stone fireplace with hardwood bressumer and open grate, wealth of exposed beams, three covered radiators, double glazed windows with outlook over grounds.
Double aspect with full width double glazing and door giving access to terrace and garden, fitted storage units, three radiators, exposed brickwork.
Double glazed window, covered radiator with shelving over.
WC, wash hand basin with storage cupboards under, radiator, double glazed window.
Triple aspect and fitted with a range of shaker style units and comprising :- Worksurface with inset sink unit having base cupboards and drawers under, space for dishwasher, further matching worksurface with inset four ring electric hob having base cupboards under, cooker unit with double oven and storage above and below, space for large fridge/freezer, further substantial peninsula worksurface with base cupboards and drawers beneath, also incorporating wine rack, range of matching eye-level units with display cabinets and shelving, twin larder unit, double glazed picture window with outlook over garden, stable door to outside, two further double glazed windows overlooking courtyard, wealth of exposed beams.
Airing cupboard, additional shelved units and second airing cupboard with further hot water tank, covered radiator with shelving over, 2 further linen cupboards, additional radiator.
Having a tremendous outlook with a double aspect and double glazed windows overlooking grounds with distant views, numerous fitted wardrobes, covered radiator with shelf, further radiator, recessed spot lights.
Tiled shower cubicle with mixer shower, vanity unit with inset wash hand basin having storage under and matching cabinet over, w.c., heated towel rail, double glazed window.
Fitted wardrobes, two double glazed windows, radiator, window seat, recessed shelving.
Fitted wardrobes with dressing table between, radiator, double glazed windows with outlook over garden, roof access.
Fitted wardrobes with dressing table between, radiator, double glazed window with outlook over garden.
Double aspect, fitted wardrobes, two double glazed windows, radiator, roof access.
White suite comprising: panelled bath with fitted electric mixer shower and fitted shower screen, vanity unit with inset wash hand basin with storage under and matching cabinet over with shelving to either side and shaver point, w.c., radiator, double glazed window.
Tiled shower cubicle with electric mixer shower, vanity unit with inset wash hand basin with storage below, cabinet, w.c., double glazed window, radiator.
Wrought iron electric gates open to a large parking area leading to:-
Divided into a double and a single, with the former having a WC.
To the front of Providence Cottage is a good sized screened courtyard with raised walls and flower planters, a gated wide path leads to the front entrance.
The principal areas of garden and grounds lie to the south and west of the cottage where brick and paved entertaining areas adjoined by raised borders overlook extensive lawns and timber edged shrub borders lightly interspersed by young trees including maples, cherries and silver birch. There are a number of strategically sited seating areas including a gazebo on the southern boundary taking full advantage of the views. On the northern side lies a stable block and part of the grounds could be used to provide a small paddock. In all the gardens and grounds extend to about 1.2 acres.
A second access point is located at the southern boundary via a five bar gate that allows for vehicular access to the grounds and stables.
Whilst being situated away from the village centre Providence Cottage has good access to historic village of Billingshurst which provides a good range of amenities including schooling for all age groups, a leisure centre with swimming pool complex and a mainline station with a train service into London (Victoria about 65 minutes). The larger provincial centre of Horsham and Gatwick International Airport are about 8.5 and 22.5 miles respectively.
Agents note: Part of the grounds are owned under a Leasehold title with the remainder of a 10,000 year lease.