Church Road, Hellingly, BN27

For Sale
Guide Price £625,000

Church Road, Hellingly, East Sussex, BN27 4EX


  • Reception hall
  • Well appointed kitchen/dining Room with AGA
  • Sitting room with Inglenook fireplace
  • Family/reception room
  • Good sized utility room
  • Cloakroom
  • Master bedroom with en suite shower room
  • 2 further double bedrooms
  • Family bathroom
  • Courtyard gardens

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A most attractive and beautifully presented 3 bedroom Grade II listed cottage, believed to be some 300 years old, set in a prominent position within this lovely village in the Low Weald area of East Sussex.


Set in a central position within this lovely village in the Low Weald area of East Sussex.  Hellingly is a small village which lies to the east of the A267, between Eastbourne and Heathfield – just to the north of the confluence of the Cuckmere and Bull rivers. The origins of the village evolved around the construction of St Peter and St Paul’s church (Grade I listed) in the late twelfth century and developed over the ensuing centuries. Importantly, the village has not expanded greatly over time thus retaining its original charm and character.

The village has a primary school which is within a short walk of the house and there are active cricket and rugby clubs at the recreation ground in Lower Horsebridge which is under a mile away.  From the outskirts of the village is also access to the popular Cuckoo Trail, a renowned  trail which provides scenic and traffic free walking and cycling along the former railway line from Heathfield to Eastbourne Park.

Hellingly is situated just to the east of the A22 about 7 miles south of Heathfield and 1.5 miles from Hailsham – both towns which offers excellent services and amenities including supermarkets, banks, recreational facilities, primary and secondary schools and a good variety of independent shops and restaurants.  Eastbourne and Lewes are approximately 9 miles and 12 miles respectively.

There is a local bus service and main line train services from Polegate (5 miles) and Berwick (6 miles) connecting to London Bridge and London Victoria.

A most attractive and beautifully presented 3 bedroom detached Grade II listed cottage, believed to be some 300 years old, in a lovely location within the village.  The house was totally renovated in 2001 and has subsequently been maintained and upgraded to a very high standard providing very practical accommodation of 1,608 sq ft over two floors together with a separate, small outbuilding and two courtyard gardens to either end of the house.  It maintains much of its original charm and character from the period with notably, exposed timber beams, mellow brickwork with a clay tile roof and part, tile hung walls.

Notable features include:

  • an attractive kitchen/dining room with ceramic tiled floor, a range of fitted units and a gas Aga, original exposed timber beams with ‘vaulted’ ceiling over the dining area
  • sitting room with inglenook fireplace, exposed timber beams and ceramic tiled floor
  • family/reception room with stone tiled floor, old bread oven, bay window and French doors opening onto the courtyard
  • a practical, good-size utility room with a range of units, housing gas boiler and with plumbing for washing machine, dishwasher and dryer
  • master bedroom with en suite shower room and dual aspect giving lovely views over garden and countryside
  • two further double bedrooms with views and shared family bathroom
  • secondary glazing throughout
  • good amount of built in storage space
  • separate detached brick-built store with water and power supply

The house is enclosed to the front by a mixture of low brick wall, hedging and a fence and there are two pretty courtyard cottage gardens to either end of the house – one with the separate brick storage shed.

Property Information

Mains water and electricity.  Mains gas with gas fired boiler powering hot water and central heating.  Mains drainage.

Council Tax Band ‘F’ (£2,791.62 2018/19)

Local Authority
Wealden District Council.

Agents Note

The property was affected by the county wide flooding in the autumn of 2000.  In 2001 the present owner carried out extensive refurbishment and improvement works to the property, including flood proofing, with all relevant planning consents.  The garden on the other side of the road is susceptible to seasonal flooding.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Samuel & Son and their clients give notice that: 1. They have no authority to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property. These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact.   2. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive.  3. It should not be assumed that the properties have all necessary planning, building regulations or other consents and Samuel & Son have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise.