Savills | Selsfield Road, Ardingly, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 6TJ | Property for sale
392.14 sq m
Guide price £1,950,000(€2,147,514)

Selsfield RoadArdingly, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 6TJ

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Striking detached country home commanding outstanding panoramic views
  • Situated in an elevated position on the rural outskirts of Ardingly village
  • Four large reception rooms, including an impressive vaulted hall
  • Planning permission in place to further improve and extend
  • Gardens, grounds, paddocks, woodland and covered manege

Substantial detached family home in a rural location with outstanding views.

About this property

  • Fulling Mill House is a striking detached property situated in an elevated position at the top of a wooded valley on the rural outskirts of Ardingly, commanding outstanding panoramic views. The property, formerly a modest stable building with accommodation over, was the subject of extension and significant refurbishment in 2002 resulting in a substantial family home; there is planning permission in place to further improve and extend the house*.

    The house is accessed via a long private driveway which opens to a large area of hardstanding to the front, providing ample parking for several vehicles. Steps descend from the parking area to a courtyard to the front of the house and to the front door. The ground floor rooms lie off an impressive vaulted reception hall, with an imperial staircase rising to the first floor galleried landing. There are three large, versatile reception rooms: a family room, a drawing room with an open fireplace and doors opening to the raised, south-east facing terrace, and a dining room also with doors opening to the terrace. The kitchen is fitted with a good range of units, a central island and number of appliances; it is served by an adjoining utility and boot room.

    The principal bedroom suite comprises the entire western wing of the first floor and includes a spacious bedroom, fitted dressing room and a luxury bathroom; the bedroom has sliding doors opening to a roof top terrace with magnificent views. There are two further bedrooms with en suite bath or shower rooms, and a family bathroom serving bedrooms four and five. The sixth bedroom is currently used as a study.

    A ground floor studio and store room is accessed separately from the front courtyard.

    The gardens and grounds are of particular note; from its elevated position Fulling Mill Farm's views reach for miles over its own land, the rolling Sussex countryside beyond and to Lewes and the South Downs on the horizon. Adjoining the south eastern side of the house is a large decked terrace; steps descend to the lower swimming pool terrace. The house is well surrounded by its grounds: to the north west is a large expanse of level lawn enclosed by mature hedging, and to the south west a large fenced paddock. The grounds to the east slope away from the house into a wooded valley, arranged in a series of informal terraces and fenced paddocks, with features including two former quarries and a charming stream with waterfall and pond. Landscaping echoes the design of the neighbouring Wakehurst Place with woodland shrubs and plants such as rhododendron, camellias and bluebells.

    A brick outbuilding lies to the south of the house, offering storage and housing the pool equipment; beyond this lies the covered manege.

    In all about 40 acres.

    *Planning permission
    Planning permission was granted on 24 January 2019 for: ‘Single storey front extension. Removal of existing outbuilding. Re-siting of existing pump room. Use of void under terrace as gym/games room and sauna. Erection of an oak framed two-bay car port with store. Associated internal and external alterations to house and driveway. Landscaping works.'
    Mid Sussex District Council, ref: DM/18/4768

    Agent's Note
    A bridleway runs through the woodland to the east of the house.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

The views are superb - I felt as though I could see the whole of Sussex!

Rohan VinesProperty agent

Local information

  • Situated in the village of Ardingly in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Fulling Mill Farm is rural yet not remote and well-placed to reach all that Mid Sussex has to offer. Ardingly has a primary school, bakery and village shops providing for day to day needs, and is well known as the home of the South of England Show Ground and The Royal Botanical Gardens at Wakehurst. Comprehensive shopping is available at Haywards Heath and East Grinstead.
  • There are many opportunities for sporting and country pursuits in the surrounding area, including racing at Lingfield, sailing at Ardingly, golf at Royal Ashdown and Haywards Heath, and walks and bridle paths across the surrounding countryside.
  • Mainline rail services to London are available at Three Bridges (London Bridge from 34 minutes), Haywards Heath and East Grinstead. The M25 orbital motorway, accessed via the M23 or A22 at Godstone, links to the national motorway networks, Gatwick and Heathrow airports and the coast.
  • Schools: There are many highly regarded schools in the area, both state and private, including Ardingly Primary School, Cumnor House, Brambletye, Fonthill Lodge, Handcross Park (Brighton College), Worth School and Ardingly College.
  • All distances and times are approximate.

Additional information

  • Directions: From the centre of Ardingly, head north on the B2028. Pass The Gardener's Arms public house and then a row of cottages on the right hand side, and the gated driveway to Fulling Mill Farm is the next on the right.
  • EPC Rating = D