Likely to date back to the 18th Century, Thrift Cottage enjoys an interesting history. Quite possibly originally built as a barn or farm building, then during the times of West Preston Manor School, it was used as the school gymnasium, and then converted into a dwelling after the school closed in the late 1970's.
It has since been in the same ownership for the past 32 years, during which time it has been extended and sympathetically updated. The property retains a great deal of charm and character, with a recently rethatched roof (2016), flint faced external walls, high vaulted sitting room, and a delightful cottage style garden. The property benefits from gas fired central heating and is connected to mains drainage.
The accommodation in brief comprises; entrance hall, fitted kitchen/breakfast room, through lounge/dining room, 2 bedrooms, en-suite shower room, bathroom, and conservatory on the ground floor. On the first floor mezzanine there is an occasional bedroom / study area.
Outside the property enjoys a delightful south facing rear garden, ample off road parking and a detached garage.
Accommodation in more detail -
Ground Floor - Entrance Hall with stairs to first floor; spacious split level Lounge / Dining Room of approximately 23ft in length, with high vaulted ceiling, mock brick fireplace; fitted Kitchen / Breakfast Room, with extensive range of base units and wall cupboards with dark granite work tops, ample space for breakfast table; Conservatory, of uPVC double glazed construction, giving access to garden; 2 Bedrooms, with lots of built in wardrobes and cupboards; En-suite Shower Room to bedroom 2; main Bathroom / WC, with white suite.
First Floor - Mezzanine style occasional Bedroom / Study, with sloping ceilings, eaves storage, door to; 'minstrel gallery' overlooking sitting room.
Outside - Brick built Garage (17'5 x 9'10), situated at the end of the rear garden, with personal door to garden, remote operated up and over door, power and light, eaves storage.
Garden - The property enjoys a south facing cottage style garden, with an abundance of mature bushes plants and shrubs. There is a long pathway leading from the property to the garage, with low maintenance shrub borders to either side. The garden is well enclosed and secluded, with mature greenery and timber fencing. There is a gravelled area to the front of the property providing off road parking for several vehicles.
West Preston Mews is situated approximately mid distance between the villages of Rustington and East Preston. Rustington's comprehensive shopping centre offers a wide range of independent shops, along with larger supermarkets including Waitrose. The beach with seafront greensward can be found in just over half a mile.
Angmering mainline railway station is just a quarter of a mile away and provides a regular service to Gatwick Airport and London Victoria (90 minutes). The area benefits from a wide variety of recreational facilities including Angmering on Sea Tennis Club, sailing at East Preston and Chichester, established golf courses at Ham Manor and Littlehampton. A little further afield there is the historic town of Arundel with castle and cathedral.
Agents Note; There is a nominal annual maintenance charge payable as a contribution to the up keep of the communal roadways (£75 per annum).