Coldharbour House
317.91 sq m
Guide price £1,495,000(€1,694,843)

Hundred Acre LaneWivelsfield Green, West Sussex, RH17 7RS

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Key features

  • Spacious portion of a graceful Victorian house
  • Wonderful accommodation, ideally suited to family life
  • Beautifully presented with many period details
  • Delightful semi-rural location yet within good reach of local amenities
  • Four bedroom house with additional one bedroom annexe

Substantial wing of a Victorian country house with beautiful gardens and grounds.

About this property

  • Believed to date from the 1840s, Coldharbour Park is an elegant home formed from a wing of a fine Victorian country house.
    The estate was divided in the 1950s, with the main house split into three residences, Coldharbour Park being the north eastern wing. The house retains a wealth of period features, and has been sympathetically restored and extended by the current owners. The principal residence offers over 3,400 square feet of beautifully appointed and elegant accommodation arranged over three floors, set within pretty gardens and grounds; in total the property offers approximately 4,427 square feet together with the garaging and annexe.

    The entrance hall sets the scene with original decorative plasterwork, partially tiled floor and a beautiful turned staircase. The property is wonderfully light, with high ceilings and neutral décor, and is ideally suited for modern family life with formal reception rooms and an open plan orangery. Points of particular note include the sitting room, which has a working marble fireplace with a charming cast iron back plate.

    The dining room has a feature fireplace and a fine arched window above the leaded French doors which open to a delightful open porch with space for table and chairs, creating a space to enjoy the lovely south easterly aspect of the garden. The good sized study has a working fireplace set with wood burning stove.

    In 2013 the kitchen was extended by the current owners, with the addition of a Burberry Harris Moon orangery creating a superb open plan kitchen/dining/family room which is the heart of day to day life. The kitchen is fitted with Murdoch Troon bespoke, hand crafted wood cabinetry and solid wood counters; appliances include a Stoves electric range with induction hob. The family room has a lovely outlook across the gardens to the paddock.

    There are four bedrooms arranged over the first and second floors, one of which has an en suite shower room. The bath and shower rooms have been refitted with contemporary white suites; the bathroom has underfloor electric heating and the original glazed vanity cupboards set in alcoves.

    The pretty landscaped gardens sit to the south and east of the house and have been beautifully planted with beds to provide interest throughout the year. There are several mature trees and shrubs including weeping ash and a Turkey oak tree.
    Beyond the garden lies a substantial paddock, which is currently an organic wildflower meadow. There is a pond sited within the paddock, together with a chicken run. The paddock has direct access to bridle path that runs outside the southern boundary of the paddock.

    The principal accommodation is complemented by a superb one bedroom annexe and garage built by Courtyard Designs, and completed in 2018. The annexe has its own broadband and has been beautifully finished. There is a further double garage situated en bloc at the end of the gravelled carriage drive. About 6 acres in all.

    Agent's Note
    Coldharbour Park owns the track and gravelled portion of the carriage driveway from Hundred Acre Lane, the upkeep of which is shared between the four properties that have access rights over it. Please refer to the agent for details.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

This is one the finest conversions I have seen - I really like the views the family room offers across the garden.

Rohan VinesProperty agent

Local information

  • Situated at the end of a long gravelled driveway, on the rural southern outskirts of Wivelsfield Green, a thriving East Sussex village situated between Haywards Heath and the South Downs National Park.
  • Local amenities include a post office/general store, a public house and a primary school; Haywards Heath and Burgess Hill (both four miles distant) both provide a good selection of shops, services and amenities.
  • Rail services: Haywards Heath (London Bridge/London Victoria from 42 minutes), Wivelsfield (Burgess Hill) and Burgess Hill. Schools: There is an excellent range of state and independent schools in the area, including Wivelsfield Green Primary School, Chailey Secondary School, Great Walstead near Lindfield, and Cumnor House in Danehill, Burgess Hill School for Girls and Ardingly and Hurstpierpoint Colleges.

Additional information

  • The chandeliers in the sitting room and the dining room are not included but may be available by separate negotiation.
  • Directions: From Haywards Heath take the B2212 south to Wivelsfield Green, at the mini roundabout take the first exit into Green Road. Take the third right into South Road and at the next mini roundabout keep ahead (second exit) into Hundred Acre Lane. Kept left to enter the track that leads to Coldharbour Park (there is a sign) and follow the driveway up to the house.
  • EPC Rating = E