Sold £550,000
King Charles Cottage, The Green, Southwick

Floorplans For King Charles Cottage, The Green, Southwick


INTRODUCTION Constructed in the 1500's, King Charles Cottage is an attractive detached Grade II listed vernacular low rise building, originally built in the pattern of a Hall House. Considered Southwick's gem, the cottage is reputed to be where King Charles II stayed overnight before escaping to France from the fishing village of Brighthelmstone (now Brighton). Well constructed with good quality materials for the period, many architectural features remain insitu providing a wealth of history and character.

Timber-framed and clad in flint rendered dressings, the external walls are of solid construction formed of flint beach pebbles, field flints and brick dressings in lime mortar under a pitched clay tiled roof. Internal partitions are of oak framing with infill panels of lath and daub and it has been suggested some of the internal timber doors are of some antiquity.

Internally, the property offers accommodation to include two principle ground floor reception rooms, kitchen, utility room, shower room, WC closet and three good sized first floor bedrooms. Externally, there is a stunning rear garden boasting a favoured westerly aspect and a driveway providing off road parking for 3-4 vehicles, three fuel stores, large workshop and washroom.

The property benefits from stunning uninterrupted views directly over Southwick Village Green to the front and is situated on level ground within easy walking distance of Southwick Square with its comprehensive range of corporate and independent shops, bus routes, library, doctors surgery and community centre. Southwick railway station is also within easy walking distance offering coastal routes east and west with links to London.

Reputable primary and secondary schools fall within the catchment, many of which have 'outstanding' Ofsted ratings.

For the first time since 1930, this is your opportunity to purchase a fantastic piece of local history. Although the property requires complete renovation there is a wealth of potential to explore and therefore viewing comes a highly recommended. To view, please telephone 01273 597730 to arrange your viewing on one of our open days which will take place on Saturday 12th and Saturday 19th May.

15' 9" x 15' 9" (4.8m x 4.8m) Wooden front door with glazed panels leading to:-

Two windows to front offering lovely views over the established front garden and of Southwick Village Green, featuring 'Inglenook' fireplace with fitted gas fire, two wall light points, exposed wooden ceiling beams, wall beams and supports. Door giving access to staircase, access to under stairs storage cupboard, door to inner lobby, door leading to dining room.

DINING ROOM 15' 8" x 12' 0" (4.78m x 3.66m) Dual aspect via wooden door to front with glazed panel and adjacent window offering delightful views of Southwick Village Green, window to side, featuring 'Inglenook' fireplace with tiled chimney breast and fitted fire grate, six wall light points, exposed wooden ceiling beam and wall beams.

INNER LOBBY Storage cupboard housing meters, doorway leading to:

UTILITY ROOM 8' 3" x 6' 6" (2.51m x 1.98m) Wooden front door to front with glazed panel and feature leaded light bay window adjacent, base and wall units, part tiled walls, feature wall mounted gas lamp, door to:

SHOWER ROOM 12' 2" into recess x 5' 7" (3.71m x 1.7m) White suite comprising: step in tiled corner shower cubicle with sliding curved doors housing wall pointed 'Triton' shower unit, vanity wash hand basin with storage cupboard under.

KITCHEN 8' 4" into cupboard recess x 5' 9" (2.54m x 1.75m) Matching range of floor, drawer and wall mounted units incorporating; double drainer, stainless steel sink unit, space for freestanding gas cooker, recess ideal for housing upright fridge freezer, part tiled walls, internal patterned glazed window to rear, skylight, glazed wooden door overlooking and leading to the stunning westerly aspect rear garden, access to shelved larder cupboard with window to rear, door giving access to WC.

SEPARATE WC 9' 6" x 3' 4" (2.9m x 1.02m) White suite with chrome fitments incorporating; low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, wall mounted combination boiler, tiled walls, tiled flooring, patterned glazed window to rear.

LANDING Feature oak wooden floor and ceiling beams, wall light points, doors giving access to bedrooms two and three, doorway leading to:

INNER LOBBY Recessed shelved and hanging space, door to:

BEDROOM 1 16' 3" x 10' 0" (4.95m x 3.05m) Dual aspect via window to front offering fabulous views of Southwick Village Green, window to side, cast iron fire surround, feature oak wooden ceiling and wall beams, wall mounted feature gas lamp.

BEDROOM 2 16' 3" x 8' 5" (4.95m x 2.57m) Window to front offering uninterrupted views of Southwick Village Green, cast iron fireplace, feature oak wooden ceiling and wall beams, wall light point, feature wall mounted gas lamp, door giving access to eaves storage and to pull down ladder which provides access to roof void.

BEDROOM 3 11' 4" x 9' 1" (3.45m x 2.77m) Window to front with views over Southwick Village Green, feature oak wooden ceiling and wall beams, feature wall mounted gas lamp.

REAR GARDEN Being a real feature of the property and boasting a favoured westerly aspect, the rear garden is established and has been well maintained. Laid predominantly to lawn there are shaped borders housing a variety of mature flowers, shrubs and trees. A pathway gives access to a greenhouse, timber shed and shingle seating areas. There is a patio area from rear of property giving access to a brick built workshop building measuring 17' 8 x 6' 9 and small fuel store. The workshop offers power and light, with window to side and corrugated plastic roof. There is also access to a wash room measuring 7' 2" x 3' 6" which houses a wall mounted wash hand basin with tiled splash-backs and plastic corrugated roof. A gate gives access to the front.

SIDE AREA Vegetable patch, access to rough fuel store.

FRONT GARDEN Pathway leading to front door with lawned areas to either side providing shaped borders housing a variety of mature shrubs, enclosed by low level flint walling.

OFF ROAD PARKING Access via dropped curb with space for three to four vehicles.
Hyman Hill are honoured to market for sale this picture postcard 16th century, extended and detached Grade II listed cottage on Southwick Village Green. Offering three double bedrooms, this cottage is considered Southwick's gem - reputed to be where King Charles II stayed overnight before escaping to France. Although the property requires modernisation, it offers a wealth of features, many of which are still insitu. In brief, the accommodation includes; two separate reception rooms, utility room, shower room, kitchen, separate WC and three double first floor bedrooms offering stunning uninterrupted views of The Green. Externally, there is a WEST FACING mature rear garden and off road parking for 3/4 cars via a private driveway. This could be your only chance of buying a piece of local history. Viewing highly recommended.

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