Understood to have been built in 1864, Bankton Cottage was originally a coach house and stables, and now provides well-arranged and pretty accommodation with a wonderful outlook over the gardens.

Period features include an open fireplace in the drawing room, a large conservatory overlooking the garden, wood and quarry tile floors, panelled doors and excellent ceiling heights. Of particular note is the generously-proportioned kitchen/dining room. Upstairs are five bedrooms, two bathrooms and a shower room.

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Outside, the garden is a particular feature of the property, and has been opened under the National Gardens Scheme for the past 22 years, as well as featuring in a number of national magazines. The part-walled garden lies to the rear of the house, from where a wrought iron gate leads to the picturesque lake stocked with carp. The rest of the gardens include perennial borders, yew hedges and a bog garden, plus a kitchen garden with various raised beds. Beside the lake is an orchard underplanted with daffodils, snowdrops and narcissus and beyond is a pretty area of woodland garden.

Bankton Cottage is situated just over a mile to the north of Turners Hill and under a mile from the centre of Crawley Down in West Sussex which has a good range of everyday amenities. East Grinstead is just five miles and London Victoria just under an hour by train.

The guide price is £895,000. For further information please contact Strutt & Parker on 01273 475 411 or visit www.struttandparker.com.

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