A beautiful Grade II listed timber framed period residence occupying a secluded private plot of approx. 11.51 acres conveniently situated on the Cuckfield/Haywards Heath borders within a short drive of Haywards Heath railway station, shops and highly regarded schools. Built between 1525-1550, this truly unique, characterful family home offers a wealth of original features throughout including an Inglenook fireplace, stone flooring, exposed wall, ceiling and floor timbers, old plank doors and leaded light casement windows. The cottage has been well maintained and much improved by the current owners who have happily resided in the property for the past 9 years and who are now selling to downsize.
The versatile accommodation (2167 sq. ft.) offers generous room sizes and briefly comprises: tiled pitch roof porch leading through to entrance lobby and ground floor cloakroom, a double aspect sitting room with access to garden, feature Inglenook fireplace with bressumer beam over, a separate dining room with double doors out onto terrace and gardens, part open wall opening into the kitchen, stone paved flooring and access down to cellar/ utility providing ideal storage and appliance space. There is also a study/ playroom with open fireplace, bespoke shelving, half panelled walls. The Farmhouse style kitchen comprises: a central island, extensive range of fitted base cupboards, drawers and wooden work surfaces, Butler style sink, display shelving, integrated appliances including oven, hob, and dishwasher and two doors to outside. Stairs lead from inner hallway to first floor landing providing access to a master bedroom suite with fireplace, walk in wardrobe and luxury en-suite bathroom which includes free standing claw and ball roll top bath. There are 3 further well-proportioned bedrooms and a family shower room. The property offers considerable scope to extend to one side and/or to redevelop the garage to provide a self-contained annexe if required (STPP).
Outside: The cottage is approached via a private gated access with long sweeping shingle driveway providing parking for several vehicles leading down to the front of the house. To the left of the driveway there is a timber double garage (21’3 x 17’7) with adjoining open fronted store providing space for storing garden machinery, etc. Access via an external rear staircase leads up to a first-floor Home office / playroom (16’1 x 9’11) with useful eaves storage and shower room (scope for conversion STPP). Total Area of Outbuildings (518 sq. ft.).
The gardens and grounds are a feature of the property and enjoy a high degree of privacy and seclusion set within an idyllic tranquil setting. Quite simply a garden lover’s paradise! There is in fact something on offer for all the family to enjoy with beautifully landscaped gardens, stone terrace, meandering stream, numerous mature specimen trees, and wide variety of plants, flowers and shrubs. A footpath leads down to large natural duck pond providing wonderful views back towards the house. A vehicle track with an all-weather surface leads up into the adjoining fields / paddocks. One field benefits from having a bespoke wooden bar / seating area cleverly created by the current owners, providing an ideal space for entertaining and alfresco dining. There are enclosed paddocks with post and rail fencing, detached stabling and acres of natural woodland to enjoy. NB. There are a couple of footpaths which run alongside the pond and across the paddocks . Overall plot size of 11.51 acres.
|Impressive 11.51 secluded plot including paddocks and stabling||Private tucked away location enjoying peace and tranquillity|
|Within a 2 mile distance of Haywards Heath railway station and road access onto A/M23||Conveniently situated for numerous highly regarded schools and nurseries|
|Internal area 2167 sq. ft. Scope for enlargement (STPP)||Area of Outbuildings 518 sq. ft.|
|Detached double garage with room over (scope for annexe STPP)||Wealth of original charm and character throughout|
|Impressive sitting room with Inglenook fireplace||Useful 14’5 x 11’4 Cellar|