Savills | Beresford Lane, Plumpton Green, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 4EN | Property for sale
3.63 Ac(1.47 Ha)
Excess of £995,000(€1,151,886)

Beresford LanePlumpton Green, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 4EN

  • Under offer
  • Freehold

Key features

  • Virtual viewing available on request
  • Charming three bedroom house with excellent range of outbuildings and detached home office
  • Equestrian facilities including three stables and 40 m x 20m sand school
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Gardens and paddocks
  • Plumpton station 1.3 miles (direct services to London Victoria)

Pretty period cottage with equestrian facilities.

About this property

  • Owing to the level of interest in this property, we have been instructed by the vendor not to carry out any further viewings.

    Elm Cottage is a pretty detached house, believed to date from the seventeenth century, with later additions and extensions creating a comfortable three bedroom house, which has been cleverly designed with many interior windows ensuing natural light throughout the ground floor.

    The cosy sitting room has a painted brick inglenook set with a wood-burning stove, and sliding glazed door to the under stairs shelving. The dining room also has space for a study area, and the kitchen/breakfast room is well-equipped with a good range of cupboards, solid wood counters and space for a range cooker and breakfast table. It opens to a lovely sun room offering a tranquil space to sit and enjoy the views across the garden and surrounding landscape. Beyond lies the inner hall, which gives access to the ground floor bathroom, and opening out to a rear hall/playroom, beyond which lies the utility room.

    There are three good sized bedrooms and a family bathroom on the first floor; each bedroom has built-in cupboards.

    The floorplans give an excellent overview of the full layout of the property.

    The house is set within 3.63 acres of gardens and grounds, and offers an excellent range of outbuildings, some with power connected, including an open barn, garaging, workshops, timber storage sheds and a detached home office with WC. Their full extent can be seen on the floorplans.

    The equestrian facilities are arranged to the side of the house, comprising three stables tack room and hay store with hardstanding yard and direct access to the bridleway, 40m x 20m sand school, and two secure paddocks with water connected.

    Close to the house, the formal gardens have been landscaped, and there is a patio to the rear giving access to the outdoor pool enclosure.

    About 3.63 acres.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

This is a charming equestrian property, I really like the setting.

Hannah RichesProperty agent

Local information

  • Situated in a rural position on the outskirts of Plumpton Green, about 1.7 miles from Plumpton station. Plumpton Green sits at the foot of the South Downs in the heart of Sussex, and is well known for its racecourse. It is a thriving, active village with many playgroups, a nursery school, primary school, numerous clubs and societies, racecourse, church, a station offering direct service to London and a village shop. Local pubs include The Plough at the top of Station Road, the Fountain in the village, the Jolly Sportsman and the Half Moon.
  • The nearby towns of Burgess Hill (four miles) and Haywards Heath (five miles) provide a range of high street shops, supermarkets, leisure centres and facilities.
  • Sussex offers a wealth of leisure and cultural activities, with sailing at Ardingly, golf across West and East Sussex, and the renowned Opera House at Glyndebourne. There are many footpaths and bridle paths across the South Downs and surrounding countryside, as well as riding on Ashdown Forest by permit.
  • Spa and country house hotels include Ashdown Park, Gravetye Manor and Ockenden Manor.
  • Rail (direct services): Plumpton station to London Victoria, journey time from 58 minutes.
  • Burgess Hill to London Victoria/London Bridge/St Pancras International, journey time from 51 minutes.
  • Haywards Heath to London Victoria/London Bridge/St Pancras International, journey time from 42 minutes.
  • By road, to the north, the A272 joins with the A23/M23. Brighton 13 miles, Gatwick airport 18.4 miles, central London 44 miles.
  • There are many highly regarded state and private schools in the local area including Plumpton Primary School, Cumnor House School, Ardingly, Hurstpierpoint, Lancing and Brighton Colleges, Lewes Old Grammar School, Great Walstead School, Cumnor House, Chailey Secondary School, Lewes Priory and Plumpton Agricultural College.
  • All distances and journey times are approximate.

Additional information

  • Agent's Notes: Elm Cottage has right of way over the drive from Beresford Lane, which is owned by the neighbouring house Lumberpits.
  • Services: Oil-fired central heating. Mains electricity and water. Private drainage.
  • Outgoings: Lewes District Council, 01273 471600. Council tax band F(i).
  • Directions: From Haywards Heath, take the B2112 south to Wivelsfield, taking the first exit at the mini-roundabout to Wivelsfield Green. Turn right at the next mini roundabout into South Road, and then left at the next to stay on South Road. After about 1.3 miles turn left into Beresford Lane, follow the road for about 1/3 mile, down the hill, and the driveway to Elm Cottage and Lumberpits on is on the right, just as the road levels again. Keep right for Elm Cottage.
  • EPC Rating = E