Guide Price - £580,000 - £600,000 Sold

Southdown House – Willingdon (Eastbourne)

Southdown House truly stands from the crowd!

Welcome to Southdown House!

A home with so much history, originally a farmhouse dating back to the 18th century, its story has grown alongside Willingdon village.

With only a handful of owners having enjoyed the privilege of calling it their home Southdown House is now looking for its next owner.

Over the years this home has been lovingly and meticulously restored creating an utterly unique home.

At the top of a sweeping tree-lined road amongst grand family homes, Southdown House truly stands from the crowd, capturing lovely views of Willingdon village.

Designed to maximise the comfort of its owners, Southdown House is a home with plenty of storage and original elements that can be discovered in every room, connecting the past with the present.

With parking at the front, park up and step into the spacious entrance hall leaving your coat and boots, ready for your next adventure.

Make your way to the utterly unique sitting room decorated in neutral colours with plush and creamy carpet. Three large sash windows let the light flood in basking in light throughout the day.

On a cold winter evening, cosy up on the sofa and catch up on your favourite shows while enjoying a warm cognac or cup of hot cocoa.

At the end of the hall through a door to the right, freshen up in your downstairs washroom.

Ahead, is the back door leading to a delightful courtyard. Before you explore the outside make you way back and under the stairs open the door to find one of a few surprises. Here in the basement is a versatile space for a cocktail bar where you can bring friends and family, a gym or just a cosy den for you or the children.

Make a left and emerge into the dining room; a space which works in synergy with the kitchen. Spacious, yet cosy with a large sash window to the front of the room that casts an evening glow on proceedings around the dinner table at the end of a happy day.

To your left discover the modern kitchen. It is the perfect space for all your cooking needs with worktops coating the base units, whilst the wall units provide additional storage. Inset LED spotlighting shines down illuminating the abundance of worktop space below with stone flooring and part ceramic wall tiling.

There is ample space for appliances include a fridge and freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, cooker and extractor above.

Rinse your cup out in the inset sink and cook up a tasty meal.

Make your way to the entrance hall where the original period staircase is and head upstairs. On the upper floor, to the right, discover the second of the four bedrooms. With plenty of space for a king size bed, this neutrally decorated room, full of charm and character, is ideal for family or visiting guests.

Ahead, the airing cupboard housing a water cylinder and providing space for you to keep your fluffy towels nice and warm ready for when you come out of a refreshing shower.

To the right, the family bathroom. Sink into soothing waters in the feature freestanding roll-top cast iron bath.

Make your way down the corridor and, the front-facing large sash window is truly a picture frame capturing its own unique panorama of the front garden and views – you can’t miss it!

Slip through to the right, where the main bedroom awaits.
Underfoot, a plush, creamy carpet provides toe-sinking comfort, in this spacious and sumptuous room. Space here for all your important furniture alongside a comfy king-size bed.

With a wardrobe adding storage for your party outfits, there is space for a dressing table, chest of drawers and chaise longue for when you just want to read your latest novel before tucking up in bed. And who wouldn’t want to wake up to the sound of birds and the gentle rustle of trees from the comfort of your own bed. Picture rails and three large sash windows add charm to this already beautiful room.

Sneak a peek left through the door where your en-suite bath & shower room awaits. Featuring a bath, separate shower, WC, bidet, sink and ladder style towel rail with soft pink coloured tiles smoothly offset the gleaming white fixtures. Perfect for soothing aching limbs after a bracing day on The South Downs or swap the soothing bath for an invigorating spritz in the shower.

Make your way out onto the landing and ahead, decorated in a neutral colour, is the study and perfect for anyone desiring a better work/life balance looking to work from home. Homework room, office, or guest room; whatever its incarnation, this room guarantees tranquillity and refuge.

Continuing on our voyage of discovery, come up to the top floor now, to the versatile loft space with plenty of head height, quirky and unique. Perfect for teenagers giving them their space where to have their friends over and peace of mind for you.

With one of the rooms enjoying the comfort of its own en-suite shower room and with plenty of eaves storage where you can put away your Christmas decorations, summer wardrobes and keepsakes.

Make you way down to the kitchen and let’s take a stroll about the outside of this village residence.

Step outside

First, to your right the garage, perfect to house that vintage car you may have been wanting to acquire or if you are more into your outside sports such as riding, canoeing, paddle boarding
or even para-gliding which are all available in nearby villages, this is the perfect place to house all equipment.

With an automatic roller shutter door, electric light, wall mounted Baxi gas fired boiler and a great place to leave your Wellington Boots after a long walk with your furry friend.

Now explore the different areas. The first area giving access to two outbuildings offering plenty of storage and space for a tumble dryer.

The next area also has space for a table where you can enjoy a cup of coffee with a freshly baked hot croissant and start your day in peace. Ideal for casual brunches or barbeques with family and friends.

From the traffic light display of the acers throughout spring, summer and autumn, colour is to be found throughout the year.

All year round the garden looks different, so enjoy the change in colours on the leaves, the shrubbery and flowers. In the warmer months breathe in the heady aroma of the flowers, especially the roses. The flint walls and wrought iron gates are a particular feature of this garden.

Near and far.

Nestled at the foot of the South Downs National Park and with a plethora of stunning walks to enjoy all year round, this could be more than just a serene hideaway for you and your family.

Southdown House is well placed for bus services taking you to Eastbourne town centre with its comprehensive shopping facilities and theatres, together with mainline train station just over two miles distance. The picturesque seafront is approx. 3.1 miles distant.

And why not explore this lovely part of the countryside; within a few meters there is the delightful Red Lion pub and further on the Wheatsheaf Inn well known for its delicious Sunday roasts. Here you can really sample the delights of local home-made food in the local pubs and restaurants.

However, you are really spoiled for choice here with a plethora of other wonderful pubs nearby and the delightful Hampden Park just around the corner.

If you are a fan of “Shop local, eat local & support local” then here is definitely where you should settle. With a nearby shops selling local produce.

Access to the South Downs via Butts Lane is also within close proximity.

And if you need to get the train Hampden Park train station is only just over a mile away with direct links to London Bridge and Polegate just three miles where you will find an array of restaurants, coffee shops and other businesses.

The A27 links with the A22 to the north and the A22 to the south, providing access to the M23 and on to London, Gatwick and Heathrow airports, the Channel Tunnel Terminus and coastal ports.

State and private schools:
Bedes and St Andrews between others and independent senior schools in Eastbourne and Upper Dicker (Bedes).

Home Nuances:

– Willingdon Village
– Guide Price £580,000 – £600,000
– Detached four double bedrooms & office
– Basement
– Council tax band G
– Garage
– Two outbuildings
– Good WIFI strength
– EPC rating – E
– Chain free
– 3.1 miles to Eastbourne town centre
– 23 miles drive to Lewes
– 1hr 20m direct to London Victoria

Viewing by appointment with Bees Homes on 01323 332344. If there is any point which is of particular importance to you, we invite you to discuss this with us, especially before you travel to view the property.

Please Note
Money Laundering Regulations 2007: Intending purchasers will be asked to produce identification documentation upon acceptance of any offer. We would ask for your cooperation in producing such in order that there will not be a delay in agreeing the sale.

Bees Homes use all reasonable endeavours to supply accurate property information in line with the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008. These property details do not constitute any part of the offer or contract and all measurements are approximate. It should not be assumed that this property has all the necessary Planning, Building Regulation or other consents. Any services, appliances and heating system(s) listed have not been checked or tested.

Measurements: These approximate room sizes are only intended as general guidance. You must verify the dimensions carefully before ordering carpets or any built in furniture.

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Price : Guide Price - £580,000 - £600,000 Sold
Property Type : House
Purpose : Sell
Status : Sold
Address : Willingdon
Postcode : BN209AS
City : Eastbourne
Property ID : 1133

Internal Structure

Bedrooms : 5
Bathrooms : 3


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