Savills | Lewes Road, Scaynes Hill, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 7NA | Property for sale
23.96 Ha(59.20 Ac)
Guide price £3,950,000(€4,350,092)

Lewes RoadScaynes Hill, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 7NA

  • Recently sold
  • Freehold

Key features

  • Sold in August 2020
  • Detached 4 bedroom cottage
  • Lake House for entertaining/guest accommodation
  • Heated indoor swimming pool
  • All weather tennis court
  • Wonderful park-like gardens and grounds

A superb country estate in a convenient position.

About this property

  • Situated in an elevated position at the head of beautiful park like grounds, Cudwells is a wonderful country estate, set behind tall beech hedges and accessed via secure electronically operated gates opening to the driveway.

    The centrepiece of estate is the principal residence, an impressive house with exposed brick, beam and plasterwork elevations. In 2015 it was extended and renovated, providing generous and luxurious accommodation arranged over three floors.

    The house is beautifully presented and finished to a high standard, with polished plasterwork, Crestron sound and lighting system, and underfloor heating to the entire ground floor and most bathrooms.

    The drawing room provides an elegant space for formal entertaining, with graceful bay windows to the north and south and an attractive fireplace set with a gas fire. The dining room is accessed from the reception hall via a pair of doors, and is open to the spacious kitchen/family/breakfast room which is the heart of day to day life. Beautifully fitted, and exceptionally well-equipped with a range of high-end integrated appliances, the kitchen has an excellent range of bespoke cabinets complemented by granite surfaces; the comfortable family room has a wood-burning stove and bi-fold doors opening to the south-east facing terrace.

    The rear hall leads to a generous conservatory/games room, and a spacious sitting room, which is wired for sound and has an impressive stone-topped media unit.

    On the first floor, the spectacular master bedroom has a dressing area, vaulted bedroom with full height window offering views across the gardens and a superbly fitted en suite bathroom. The second bedroom suite has a dressing area, and an en suite bathroom. There are two further bedrooms (one en suite) and a family bathroom situated on the first floor. The second floor is currently configured as a study, a sitting room/bedroom five, utility room and a WC.
    Please refer to the floorplans for the full extent and layout of the accommodation.

    Gardens and grounds
    The outside space is a particularly fine feature of the estate, adjoining the house is a spacious south facing terrace, creating a wonderful space for entertaining al fresco and a place to enjoy the lovely outlook.

    The gardens have been landscaped in a classic parkland style, creating a beautiful and dramatic setting for the house with paths winding between the expanse of lawns which are interspersed with mature trees and shrubs. There is a brick and timber summer house, which enjoys views across the pond and water feature; to the east lies the tennis pavilion and all-weather tennis court, partially shielded by coniferous trees and hydrangea beds.

    The Lake House
    Situated in a elevated position with views across the lake, The Lake House is a single storey timber farmed building providing beautifully presented ancillary accommodation, comprising open plan hall, living room with wood-burning stove and kitchen, with a separate shower room. Two pairs of French doors open to the decking, with views across the lake to the gardens and woodland beyond.

    The Pool House
    Lying to the south of Cudwells is the substantial Pool House, which houses the heated swimming pool. There is an open plan sitting room with kitchen facilities, and a changing area fully equipped with shower and WC.

    Cudwells Cottage
    Accessed via the secondary drive, Cudwells Cottage is a four bedroom detached house currently used as staff accommodation and briefly comprising two reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, conservatory, utility room, cloak room, four bedrooms, two bathrooms, fully enclosed garden and carport.

    Outbuildings and Barn
    There is a gated secondary drive from the Lewes Road which provides access to the estate's excellent range of outbuildings and garaging. At present these are predominantly arranged as secure garaging and workshop space for up to 17 cars, but have the possibility of conversion to other uses subject to all necessary consents. In the main these are equipped with power, heating and dehumidifiers.

    There is a double garage adjoining Cudwells, and beyond lies a substantial garage block, comprising workshop, garden store, gardener's WC and first floor office with storage.
    A large agricultural barn sits at the entrance to the open pastureland, which stretches to the north of the house. The pastureland is fully enclosed and extends to about 43 acres.

    In all, the estate extends to about 60 acres.

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One of the finest country estates for sale in Sussex, beautifully presented with extensive secure garaging, outbuildings and leisure facilities.

Rohan VinesProperty agent

Local information

  • Cudwells is situated adjoining ancient woodland on the northern outskirts of Scaynes Hill, a small village to the east of Haywards Heath in the heart of Mid Sussex.
  • Scaynes Hill has a primary school, a petrol station with shop attached and two public houses. Haywards Heath has a good range of shops, restaurants and a leisure centre, meeting day to day needs; comprehensive shopping and entertainment is found at Lewes (10.4 miles) and Brighton (15 miles).
  • Mid Sussex offers a wealth of leisure and cultural activities, including golf at Lindfield and Mid Sussex, walking and riding within the South Downs National Park, and the world renowned opera house at Glyndebourne. Country house hotels and spa include Alexander House, Gravetye Manor, Ashdown Park Hotel and Ockenden Manor.
  • The area offers excellent transport links; Haywards Heath mainline rail station is just three miles distant and offers regular services to London Bridge/Victoria/St Pancras International, journey times from 42 minutes.
  • The A272 westbound joins with the A23/M23, giving access to Gatwick airport (16 miles), the M25 and central London. There are many highly regarded state and private schools in the local area, including Great Walstead, Cumnor House, Ardingly College, Hurst and Burgess Hill Girls.

Additional information

  • Services: Mains gas fired central heating. Mains water and electricity, private drainage.
  • Agent's Note: The chandelier in the master bedroom is not included in the sale but may be available by separate negotiation.
  • Outgoings: Mid Sussex District Council, 01444 458166. Cudwells tax band H(i), Cudwells Cottage tax band E.
  • Directions: From Haywards Heath take the A272 east, and continue pass the junction with Bedales Hill B2111, signposted Lindfield. The entrance to Cudwells is on the left, just over the crest of the hill, indicated by white marker stones.
  • EPC Rating = E