Grade II Listed Cottage, Barcombe, West Sussex, BN8 5BB (SL071)

Set on the High Street in a picturesque village and is a semi-detached Grade 2 Listed cottage originating from approx 1425. It was originally a 3 bay Medieval home and over the years has been extended several times. In the past it was an Old Forge, Wheelwrights, Undertakers and a Bake House.
It has a wealth of original features and whilst renovating sympathetically we have in-devoured to restore these where we can whilst bringing this delightful home into the 21st Century. We have 4 bedrooms upstairs, 2 of these have been renovated and have exposed beams and fireplaces with painted wooden floors. We have converted a 5th, spare bedroom into a stunning bathroom with a freestanding slipper bath on an oak platform and restored a wealth of beams in the walls and sloped ceilings. Downstairs we have renovated a large living room with feature beams and a large inglenook fireplace. This is painted in neutral, warm tones and there are cellar hatches within the painted floorboards, also at one end is a sandstone wall. Opposite the living room is a snug with exposed fireplace, painted floorboards and his had been painted in Farrow and Ball Railings to give in a cosy feel. The hall with it's exposed beams and quarry tiled floor runs parallel to these room. The dining room has exposed beams that have been painted white recently and is about to have a light oak floor fitted. The room is white light grey with a wood burner in and like the downstairs has the original wooden doors throughout. Like the rest of the house it hints towards a 'Scandi vibe' whist keeping the decor in keeping with its cottage roots. Leading off of the dining room is a small area which houses a utility room and indoor plant area with an outside courtyard. This has grey paneling on the bottom half of the walls and a charming rustic feel about it. This also leads onto the kitchen. The kitchen has shaker style, light grey cupboards with solid wooden worktops and integrated appliances. It is a good size and looks clean tidy and has a country kitchen feel about it. The exposed ceiling beams have been painted white and this makes the room feel light, bright and spacious. Off of the kitchen is a study and downstairs Boot Room and toilet/shower room (yet to be renovated). The back garden is an established cottage garden with a charming brick barn at the end with the original red clay roof tiles on a slopping roof. The garden hosts a small pond and there are several seating areas and an outdoor kitchen area featuring a pizza oven, BBQ and seating area under a very old, large walnut tree. Our home has been fortunate enough to be featured in Country Homes and Interiors magazine November 2019 and also on the DFS website for How to Style a Modern Country Look.


  • Beamed ceilings throughout
  • Inglenook fireplace
  • Exposed fireplaces
  • Wood-burner
  • Painted wooden floors throughout
  • Pretty cottage garden with a barn and outdoor Pizza Oven and BBQ
  • Pretty front garden and a white picket gate
  • Cellar with wooden steps


  • Very large drive at the back of the house which has room for 6 large cars. There is also a village car park which is time limited.


  • Cooksbridge Station (2.3 miles) 
  • Lewes Station (5.1 miles)
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