Church Lane, Horsted Keynes, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 7AY | Property for sale | Savills
263.29 sq m
Guide price £1,300,000(37,330,959 EGP)

Church LaneHorsted Keynes, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 7AY

  • Sold

Key features

  • Sold in June 2023
  • Flexible layout with separate office
  • Beautiful gardens creating a series of outdoor rooms
  • Well-presented accommodation with some period features
  • Four reception rooms, five bedrooms, two bathrooms

Grade II listed house with character and charm, set in beautiful gardens.

About this property

  • Strouds is a charming Grade II listed character house, believed to date from the late 1500s, with Edwardian and post-war additions. The house occupies a corner plot in a sought after lane in the heart of Horsted Keynes, and offers versatile accommodation arranged in two distinct wings, with a stone flagged entrance hall creating a bridge between the older portion and the later addition.

    Character features include a wealth of exposed beams, latched doors, a vaulted kitchen with Aga, and an impressive inglenook fireplace set with a wood burning stove in the sitting room; the Edwardian dining room has a high ceiling, French doors opening to the garden, and an elegant marble fireplace. The 1960s east wing creates a spacious triple aspect drawing room with French doors to the conservatory and a lovely carved fireplace set with a woodburning stove, and a well-fitted butler's pantry with granite surfaces.

    On the first floor, the spacious principal bedroom and two further bedrooms, one accessed through the other, are situated in the west wing, served by a bathroom. Two further bedrooms and a bathroom are situated in the east wing, and together with the drawing room and pantry below could be used as self-contained accommodation. Please refer to the floorplans for a full overview of the layout of the property.

    Outside
    Timber gates open from Church Lane to a large gravelled drive ahead of the double garage, which has a secure heated store and an office above. The office has air conditioning, a stylish and recently installed shower room, and is designed to accommodate at least four personnel; it offers an ideal space for home working.

    The beautifully landscaped gardens have been planted with acer, azalea, rhododendron, white wisteria, sycamore and apple. Close to the house, a pretty terrace with a well has a gazebo, space for table and chairs, and is hedged by yew and box topiary; the mature woodland shrubs to the northern end form a charming woodland walk.

    In all, about two thirds of an acre.

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This is a great house for extended family living, and I really like the pretty gardens.

Oliver MackminProperty agent

Local information

  • Strouds is situated in the conservation area in the heart of Horsted Keynes, a delightful old village popular for its picturesque village green, thriving community, and its convenient proximity to Haywards Heath's railway station.
  • Local amenities include a village hall, a village shop, a primary school and two public houses.
  • Comprehensive shopping is available at Haywards Heath (5 miles), Tunbridge Wells (17 miles) or Brighton (21 miles).
  • There are many leisure activities available in the area including riding on Ashdown Forest, for which a permit is required, sailing at Ardingly and golf across the county.
  • There is a vibrant cultural and arts scene in Sussex, with world-class opera at Glyndebourne, theatre at Royal Tunbridge Wells and the annual Brighton Festival presenting a huge programme of theatre, dance, classical music and literary events. Spa and country house hotels include Ockenden Manor, Alexander House, Ashdown Park, Gravetye Manor and South Lodge.
  • Haywards Heath mainline station is about five miles distant (c.13 minutes by car) and offers frequent rail services to London Bridge/Victoria from 42 minutes. Gatwick airport 17 miles.
  • Schools: There are many highly regarded schools in the area, both state and private, including St. Giles primary school in the village, Cumnor House in Danehill, Great Walstead near Lindfield and Ardingly College.
  • All times and distances are approximate, driving times taken from Google Maps.

Additional information

  • Services: Central heating - LPG and electric. LPG fired Aga. Mains electricity, water and drainage.
  • Outgoings: Mid Sussex District Council, 01444 458166. Tax band G.
  • Agent's Note: There is some reduced head height in doorways and bedrooms in the oldest portion of the house.
  • Cladding: This property may have cladding. The property is under six floors so any cladding may not have been tested. Purchasers should make enquiries about the external wall system of the property, if it has cladding and if it is safe or if there are interim measures in place.
  • Directions: In the centre of Horsted Keynes, bear left into Leighton Road and turn left into Church Lane. Strouds is immediately on the right.
  • EPC Exempt
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: G