5 Bed Detached For Sale
Coombe Road, Haywards Heath


  • Grade II Listed Period Farmhouse (2,623 sq.ft) on 2.25 Acre Rural Plot
  • Versatile Living Accommodation Spanning 3 floors with Wealth of Character Features
  • 3 Reception Rooms, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Separate Utility Room/Cloakroom/Boot Room
  • 19’6 x 11’1 Garden Room/Studio (External Access)
  • Scope to Improve and Modernise if Required
  • Long Sweeping Private Driveways, Landscaped Gardens, Small Paddock and Covered Car Port
  • Outbuildings & Rear Store (6,442 sq.ft) with Full Planning (Ref: DM/19/5231) to Convert Main Sussex Barn and Attached Building into 4-Bedroom Detached Dwelling with Double Garage – Separate from Main Farmhouse (Demolition of Corrugated Dutch Barns Required).
  • Dutch Barn 1 (51’1 x 32’4), Dutch Barn 2 (44’3 x 27’4), Byre (44’3 x 12’9) and Rear Store (16’5 x 12’9)
  • High Degree of Privacy and Seclusion Surrounded by Open Fields and Countryside
  • Oil Central Heating / Council Tax Band: G

SALE AGREED - VIA MANSELL MCTAGGART CUCKFIELD A handsome Grade II Listed period farmhouse including a fine Sussex barn & outbuildings (full planning consent to convert
into an additional 4 bed dwelling), set within private grounds of approx. 2.25 acres, situated in a convenient rural location.

The house was renovated by the previous owners in the 1980s from a former pair of farm cottages. The elevations include a part-exposed oak frame infilled with rendered and painted panels above a part-brick and stonework base, under a clay tiled pitched and part-hipped roof with a large central brick chimney stack and wooden casement windows.

Deceptively spacious family accommodation is on offer spread over three floors boasting rooms of great character with extensive exposed beams and timbers as well as hardwood and softwood joinery, a fine inglenook fireplace to the Drawing Room and matching Inglenook to the Dining Room.

From the Entrance Hall doors split to the double aspect Drawing & Dining Room which overlook the gardens and grounds and thence also connect to the Inner Hall and the Kitchen/Breakfast Room with Aga having a good range of fitted units as well as a separate Pantry and a useful Utility Room to the rear. In addition, is a downstairs Cloakroom and Study.

To the First Floor is a Landing with doors to the Bedrooms and Family Bathroom.  The Principal Bedroom Suite comprises a wardrobe/dressing area and En-Suite Bathroom plus a connecting door to a further Dressing Room/Nursery.  This room also offers potential for creating a further En-Suite to the adjoining Bedroom 5 which in turn, if combined with Bedroom 4 could create a larger Guest Suite should a prospective purchaser wish to do so.

A Staircase rises to the Second Floor with an attractive Guest Bedroom 2 overlooking the garden, plus Bedroom 3 to the opposing side and a third Bathroom.

Mains water and electricity are understood to be connected.  Drainage is a private system. 

Overall, the property extends to approx. 2.25 acres (0.91 Ha).

OUTSIDE:  There is an attractive approach along the property's private section of the entrance driveway with mown verges and an area of woodland to the side with stream passing through.  There is a parking and turning area to the front of the house and an adjacent Car Port, plus semi-enclosed oil tank store to one side beyond which, is a useful Garden Room/Studio alongside the house within a part-brick, timber and tiled single-storey outbuilding.  

The pretty gardens adjoin the house which itself is adorned by a colourful mixture of rose and other climbing plants along with further areas of planting beyond the areas of lawn displaying mixed specimen trees and shrubs, as well as a kitchen garden area.  There is also a grass area previously used as a small paddock.

The extensive outbuildings are as shown on the floorplan and lie behind the aforementioned single storey outbuilding, including an open-fronted Dutch Barn linking to a fine 3.5 bay Sussex Barn with weatherboard elevations and half-hipped and pitched clay tiled roof with light and power connected.  This building in turn links to a single-storey timber framed and tiled former Cattle Byre linking to a further attached former Byre of similar construction to the South side.  In-between this potential 'courtyard area' is a further open-fronted Dutch Barn.  Overall, the outbuildings cover an extensive square footage. 

N.B. PLANNING PERMISSION GRANTED REF: DM/19/5231 for Conversion of Sussex Barn and attached range of Hovel Buildings to a 4-Bed Dwelling.  

Demolition of corrugated Barrel-Vaulted Barns.  

Erection of Double Garage.  

Various internal and external alterations to barns including insertion of external windows and doors.  

Proposed driveway for the barn conversion and the subdivision of the existing garden space to create a garden for the new dwelling. (drawings available by request). 

LOCATION:  The property is positioned and accessed off a minor and no-through country lane leading South from the Cowfold Road/A272, approximately midway between the small villages of Bolney in the East and Cowfold in the West and with the A272 connecting to the A23 and the A24. 

The A23/M23 provides very good road links to the North including Gatwick Airport (approx. 17miles) and the M25 beyond.  To the South, the coastal city of Brighton (approx. 14 miles) with its extensive range of shops and recreational facilities.  The property is within a short distance of Bolney village with a choice of fine county pubs and Church of England Primary School as well as the highly acclaimed local vineyard which is within a short stroll.  

Cowfold village offers similar facilities, whilst more extensive shops and further amenities can be found at Haywards Heath (approx. 6 miles) to the East with mainline trains service to London as well as an extensive range of shops, restaurants and leisure centre. Horsham to the North-West offers a similar range of facilities, whilst Crawley to the North also has extensive shopping and recreational attractions.  The area is well served with both state and private schools including Handcross Park, Great Walstead, Hurstpierpoint College, Ardingly College and Burgess Hill School for girls, which are all readily accessible.

Nearest Stations

  • Wivelsfield - 4.62miles
  • Burgess Hill - 4.63miles
  • Hassocks - 5.26miles
  • Haywards Heath - 5.34miles
  • Balcombe - 6.22miles

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