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The Old Forge is located in the village of Portslade which was built up in the 16th century but hosts the second oldest church in the city, dating from approximately 1150. This beautiful period cottage is typical of the area in that it features flint walls. The garden is approached via the off street parking and garage. The garden is mostly laid to lawn on the top section, being raised it gets sun all day and there are patio areas for seating. The garden is walled, secure, quiet and a lovely space to enjoy the summer days. The timber clad garage can be accessed from the garden. It is large and split in to one big area and a small room. It has power and electricity and It could be easily converted in to living space.
Following garden down some steps towards the house is a large patio area and the front door. Stepping inside into the entrance hallway you find the kitchen and bathroom to your left and the reception room to your right. The contemporary kitchen has a window looking out to the garden. It is fitted with wooden work tops, tiled splash back, cream base and wall mounted cupboards and draws and space for appliances.
The reception area is really impressive. Currently laid out in to two areas, living space and dining area. It is large and packed with period detail. The living area features a huge inglenook brick fireplace with village wood burner, the perfect place to settle on winter nights. The room is light and has a large window overlooking the beautiful garden.
Stairs lead from the reception to the first floor where you will find the master bedroom which has built in cupboards and is dual aspect. Opposite is the second bedroom which is also dual aspect.
This charming chocolate box cottage feels like it is away from all the hustle and bustle of the city. But all amenities are nearby. In the old village there are a few local shops, including a post office in Locks Hill and a grocery store in Valley Road. The Stag and the George are nearby with Emmaus café next door. Ye Olde Bakers Shop in Mill Lane produces fresh baked bread and cakes and is very popular, attracting regular shoppers from outside the area.
The main shopping area for Portslade is Station Road/Boundary Road where you can buy anything from a car to a packet of pins. There is a large Tesco supermarket and many small specialist shops. There is a Sainsbury’s superstore in nearby Benfield Way (the link road that connects the A270 with the A27). Holmbush also has a M&S and the train station is on Boundary Road , a 15 mins walk away. There is easy access into Brighton by bus no 1/1a . Lastly access to A27 and A23 is also nearby.
Local schools include :Benfield Junior, Mile Oak Primary, St Mary’s RC Primary, St Nicholas C E Junior, Portslade Community College ,Downs Park School.
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