Lindfield, Haywards Heath, RH16 2QY
Fine Grade II listed 16th/17th Century Farmhouse with Outbuildings in a Delightful Edge of Village Location. About 3.6 acres.
Grange Farm House is ideally situated, in a delightful semi-rural location, yet on the northern edge of the sought-after village of Lindfield; only a short distance from the High Street and within easy reach of the mainline railway station in the neighbouring town of Haywards Heath.
The historic village of Lindfield is known for its period houses, picturesque tree-lined High Street, parish church, village pond and variety of local shops, boutiques and public houses. Haywards Heath provides a wider range of amenities, including high street shops, restaurants, supermarkets and a leisure centre.
Fast and frequent mainline rail services operate from Haywards Heath (London Bridge/Victoria from 42 minutes). The M25 orbital motorway can be accessed via the A23 to the west of Haywards Heath, linking to other motorway networks, Gatwick and Heathrow airports and the coast.
There is a good selection of highly regarded preparatory, public and state schools in the area including Great Walstead, Cumnor House, Brambletye, Worth Abbey, Ardingly College, Burgess Hill School for Girls and Hurstpierpoint College.
Sporting and recreational activities are extensive: with golf at Haywards Heath, Lindfield and Piltdown; racing at Plumpton and Brighton; sailing at Weir Wood and Ardingly reservoirs and along the South Coast; and walking and riding locally, including the South Downs National Park and on the Ashdown Forest. The renowned Glyndebourne Opera House is just east of Lewes and the vibrant city of Brighton and Hove (15 miles distant) has a thriving theatre culture, festivals and events.
Believed to date from between 1550-1650, Grange Farm House is a fine timber-framed farmhouse, listed Grade II of special architectural or historic importance'. The property is ideally situated in a delightful semi-rural location, with uninterrupted views over its own grounds to the River Ouse and countryside beyond, yet only a short distance from Lindfield High Street and Haywards Heath mainline railway station.
The property has been in the same ownership for nearly 30 years and is a wonderful family home; benefitting from all the character of its period whilst having been having been particularly well maintained and sympathetically modernised, with beautifully presented, spacious accommodation including an elegant double drawing room, a handsome part-panelled dining room, family kitchen/breakfast room with sitting room area, newly fitted bathroom suites and five well-proportioned bedrooms, plus an additional large sitting room/bedroom on the second floor.
Outside, the farmhouse is complemented by a number of outbuildings, all of which provide excellent storage and recreational space. The barn, in particular, offers good potential for conversion into additional accommodation or an office/studio (subject to the necessary consents).
The full extent of the accommodation can be seen on the floor plans that follow. However, particular points of note include:
There are two principle reception rooms and a cosy snug/study. The elegant double drawing room is split level, with a stone inglenook fireplace to one end. It has a solid wood floor and the lower level is currently used as a music room. Handsome, part-panelled dining room with a wide oak bay window and a carved stone fireplace.
The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a range of oak units and is ideal for family living, with ample space for a breakfast table and a sitting room area with gas fired wood burner. Lying off the kitchen is a useful utility room/larder with space for laundry appliances.
The vaulted master bedroom is on the first floor, with secondary access from the kitchen, super views over the gardens and grounds and a newly fitted en suite bathroom.
There are three further bedrooms on the first floor and a modern family bathroom. One of the bedrooms has an adjoining computer room with good potential to be used a dressing room.
The second floor comprises two adjoining bedrooms, both with separate staircase access. The larger of the two rooms could be used as a second floor sitting room, or is ideal for older children.
The outbuildings lie adjacent to the northern boundary and all have electricity connected.
Part sandstone/part weatherboarded with a tiled roof, the barn offers excellent conversion potential (subject to the necessary consents); currently comprising a workshop with original fireplace and chimney and a vaulted garage/tractor shed, with folding double doors opening to the rear driveway.
Formerly a pigsty, the Victorian greenhouse has stone footings and adjoining potting shed.
Timber framed with stone footings and weather boarding.
Also timber framed with stone footings, the stable building comprises two loose boxes and two store rooms, one with range of racking.
Gardens & Grounds
Grange Farm House is approached from Ardingly Road via a timber five-bar gate, which opens to a gravelled parking and turning area. The driveway continues through another gate to the rear of the house and outbuildings.
The beautifully kept gardens and grounds are of particular note; lying largely to the south and west of the house and being predominantly laid to lawn, interspersed with colourful flower and shrub borders and young trees. Features include an Indian sandstone terrace lying adjacent to the rear of the house, a croquet lawn, an attractive Hornbeam avenue and young willow walk. Beyond the formal gardens is a water meadow, an area of light woodland and river frontage to the River Ouse.
In all, about 3.6 acres.
Haywards Heath Angling Club holds the fishing rights to the River Ouse and has a right of access to the river bank via a pedestrian gate opening from Ardingly Road to the south eastern corner of Grange Farm House's land.
Property Reference Number: GBHHRSHYS120190
- Sold in July 2013
- Range of outbuildings
- Northern edge of Lindfield village
- 6 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
- River Ouse frontage
- About 3.6 acres
- Haywards Heath station 3 miles
- Cumnor House school 4.3 miles
+44 (0) 1444 446 000