205.22 sq m
Guide price £850,000(€986,774)

Ditchling CommonBurgess Hill, West Sussex, RH15 0SE


    Key features

    • Beautifully presented interiors
    • Wonderful outside space, perfect for entertaining
    • Burgess Hill station approximately one and a half miles
    • Striking vaulted reception room, conservatory and dining room
    • Four bedrooms, three bathrooms

    Superbly presented house with landscaped gardens and grounds, set in over half an acre on the edge of Ditchling Common.

    About this property

    • Pollards Orchard is a charming property, with brick elevations under a tiled roof. This architect designed home was built about 30 years ago, and offers superbly presented and comfortable accommodation which extends to 2209 sq ft in total and is mainly arranged on the ground floor.

      The floorplans give an excellent overview of the extent and layout of the property; points of particular note including the spacious south facing sitting room, with a vaulted ceiling with full height glazing to its southerly apex, ensuring the room is wonderfully light, and a fireplace with a marble hearth, set with a wood burning stove, and sliding doors opening to the conservatory and to the western side of the house. The conservatory offers lovely views across the landscaped garden, and has plenty of space for seating.
      Adjoining the sitting room is the dining hall, which is open to the kitchen, which is well-equipped with an excellent rage of wall hung and under counter cabinets, soft close drawers, plinth lighting and range of integrated appliances including a four ring electric hob, double NEFF oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and wine fridge. The kitchen is served by a utility room, with plenty of space for appliances, and giving onward access to the boot room, which has space for seating and access to the driveway.
      Lying off the dining hall are three good sized bedrooms, two with fitted wardrobes and one with an en suite shower room. A bathroom completes the ground floor.
      From the sitting room, a spiral staircase rises to the mezzanine landing, which leads through to the office and on to the master bedroom, a spacious room with views across the surrounding countryside, an excellent range of fitted wardrobes with dressing table and drawers, and an en suite shower room with contemporary fittings.

      Outside
      The property is approached from Ditchling Road via a track which leads past the neighbouring properties and opens to the gravelled drive ahead of Pollards Orchard and its double garage. The garage has power connected.
      The south facing garden is a particular feature of the property, being fully enclosed and sheltered by established hedging to the east and west. Close to the house, the garden has been beautifully landscaped to provide a stunning outdoor room, with levels of composite decking offering space for seating, tables, loungers and a hot tub. There is a summer house with power connected. Coloured outdoor lights are set into the decking and the raised beds, creating additional interest.
      Beyond the summer house, the garden opens to a large area of grass which has previously been used for horses. There is a timber stable and a garden shed. A five bar gate opens to the Common, offering vehicular access via a further five bar gate adjacent to the drive. The grounds extend in all to about 0.56 of an acre.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    This a great house with a good layout - there is a lovely flow between the inside and outside spaces.

    Rohan VinesProperty agent

    Local information

    • Situated on Ditchling Common, to the east of Burgess Hill and about 1.5 miles from the station.
    • Burgess Hill has a good range of local amenities with a variety of shops, restaurants, wine bars, leisure centre and supermarkets including Waitrose. Comprehensive shopping is found at Brighton or Crawley.
    • There are many leisure activities available in the area with bridle paths and footpaths across the surrounding countryside, and golf across the county. Sussex has a vibrant cultural and arts scene, with world-class opera at Glyndebourne, and the annual Brighton Festival presenting a huge programme of theatre, dance, classical music and literary events. Rail services: Burgess Hill (1.5 miles, London Bridge/London Victoria from 52 minutes).
    • Schools: There are many highly regarded state and independent schools in the area, including Birchwood Grove Primary School, Downlands College, Burgess Hill School for Girls, Hurstpierpoint College, Ardingly College and Brighton College. Communications: The A23/M23 is to the west, linking to the motorway network, Gatwick and Heathrow airports and the coast.

    Additional information

    • Agent's Note: The hot tub may be available by separate negotiation.
    • Services: Oil-fired central heating. Mains electricity and water. Private drainage.
    • Outgoings: Mid Sussex District Council, 01444 458166. Council tax band F.
    • Directions: From Haywards Heath take the B2112 south through Wivelsfield. Pass Jane's Lane on the right; the turning for Pollards Orchard is the third right, after about 0.8 of a mile. From the south, at the Folders Lane/ B2112 roundabout, take the B2112 north and then take the first left turn into the track leading to Pollards Orchard.
    • EPC Rating = D