Take a look around this quaint cottage in East Sussex

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The owners of this characterful cottage were looking for a lifestyle change when they bought it. ‘We both grew up in the country, so we wanted our children to have a similar rural upbringing.’  Explains the owner, an interior designer. The county, West Sussex ticked all the boxes as it was close enough to London yet, here they would be surrounded by pretty countryside.

So, after heading down from London, the Grade II listed building was the first property they saw and fell in love with its cottage charm and historical character instantly.  The grade II listed building came on the market at just the right time and they felt it so was perfect, the owners put an offer in within seconds of viewing it. ‘It was in a good state of repair, so we wouldn’t have to spend crazy money on it’.

The cottage was quite compact with a small garden but this didn’t deter, as soon as they moved in they began to redecorate and put their own stamp on it. As the interior was dark the owners painted all the rooms off-white to maximise the natural light and then continued suit by filling the space with plenty of colour and pattern. ‘I wanted to create an eclectic urban, country-cottage look with a modern edge.’ says the owner.

Image credit: Polly Eltes
Image credit: Polly Eltes
Image credit: Polly Eltes
Image credit: Polly Eltes
Image credit: Polly Eltes
Image credit: Polly Eltes
Image credit: Polly Eltes
Image credit: Polly Eltes

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