- Stylish renovation of a classic Victorian village house
- Quiet and private road of substantial homes
- Walking distance of railway station, shop and primary school
- Stunning views to farmland beyond
The Briars is a Victorian house in the heart of the village, situated on Stockcroft, a private and aspirational road in which to live, where the homes are both individual and substantial.
The property was purchased in 2018 and has since been the subject of a sympathetic extension and complete refurbishment from top to bottom by an experienced and respected local developer. Throughout the buyer will notice the quality and standard of the workmanship, fixtures and fittings.
Central to the accommodation is a spacious and exquisitely appointed kitchen dining room with centre island, underfloor heating and full Siemens appliances. A hidden doorway leads to a useful utility, the main living room has a feature chimney breast which has been lined internally in readiness for the purchaser to install a woodburning stove if required. The room off the living room has been set up for and a study or family room which completes the ground floor accommodation.
Upstairs, a further 2 storeys provide 5 double bedrooms, 3 ensuites and a family bathroom. All the first floor bathrooms enjoy underfloor heating and the views from the back bedrooms are spectacular.
Outside, electric gates open into a graveled driveway that leads to the front door and alongside the house down to the oak framed carport and log store.
An enclosed raised deck with glazed balustrade provides a private platform to enjoy alfresco dining and the views. Steps from here lead down to the enclosed lawns and established trees and shrubs.
The Briars is situated in the centre of Balcombe village, on the popular and prestigious tree lined Stockcroft Road close to the general store, pub and other shops and facilities. Stockcroft Road is an unadopted private roadway occupied by some of the villages most impressive and desirable homes. The village shop caters for most everyday requirements, there is also a tea room, hairdresser and an excellent primary school. Balcombe has a mainline railway station providing services to London Victoria and London Bridge from approx 45 minutes. The M23 (Junction 10a) is only 5 minutes drive to the north with Gatwick International airport and the M25 London orbital motorway also within 20 minutes by car. Balcombe is surrounded by countryside and the famous Ardingly reservoir is within walking distance. Haywards Heath town centre is 10 minutes drive to the east.