Historic Crawley cottage is full of potential and character
A HISTORIC cottage full of character has just come on the market on the rural outskirts of Crawley. Lyans Cottage, in Rusper Road, Ifield, was built in 1874 and although it retains character and period features from when it was built, later additions have been made to modernise the home.
The current owners have recently redecorated throughout and installed security lighting and a boiler this year.
Chris Hounsome, director at Mansell McTaggart estate agents which has the property on its books, said: "This is a rarely available type of property in Crawley, which has retained its character. It gives a fantastic first impression which is a big appeal.
"Although it has features which date back to the 19th century, the cottage can be described as the best of both worlds having been updated and modernised.
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"The current owners have spent a considerable amount of time redecorating inside to bring it up to date and make it ideal to move into."
A cast iron wood burning stove is the focal point of the living room, while french doors open up into the garden.
The cottage's kitchen was refitted in 2010 and is now set out with a range of bespoke wall and base units.
On the first floor there are three double bedrooms and a refitted family bathroom.
However, there is no need to fight to be first into the bathroom in this house, as downstairs features a refitted shower room.
The outside entrance to the cottage offers a private driveway with parking for several vehicles.
There is also a single garage, where a ladder leads to a boarded loft area which has scope for conversion, subject to the necessary planning consent.
As well as this potential expansion opportunity, there are two existing outbuildings which are used as a utility room and an office.
The cottage is a short walk from Ifield railway station and close to open countryside.
It is on the market for £375,000.
Call 01293 533333.