Savills | Stairbridge Lane, Bolney, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 5PA | Property for sale
2.98 Ha(7.37 Ac)
Guide price £1,850,000(€2,037,385)

Stairbridge LaneBolney, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 5PA

  • Under offer
  • Freehold

Key features

  • Elegant Georgian home retaining the classic architectural features of the period
  • Kitchen in the heart of the house, fitted with a range of bespoke cabinetry by Abri Furniture
  • Westbury orangery open to the kitchen, perfect as a breakfast and family room
  • Lower ground floor with potential for home-working or to create a self-contained annexe
  • Swimming pool, tennis court and stabling and over seven acres of gardens, grounds & woodland

Elegant Georgian home in a rural yet accessible location.

About this property

  • Hops House is an elegant Georgian property, dating from the 1830s and believed to have been the brewery to the neighbouring property, which was formerly a public house. Characterised by Virginia creeper-clad brick, part tile hung elevations with sash windows, the property has been the subject of various sympathetic additions which retain the elegant architectural features of the period and include a Victorian wing, an elegant Westbury orangery and most recently a two-storey extension to create a large utility room and superb principal bedroom suite over.

    The front door opens to an elegant and welcoming reception hall, off which lies a double reception room, currently used as a formal drawing room and cosy snug. Of particular note is the well-appointed kitchen which forms the hub of the family home, fitted with a range of bespoke cabinetry by Abri Furniture and being open to the elegant orangery, ideally set up as a breakfast and family room. The kitchen is served by a large utility room; a study and cloakroom complete the ground floor.

    Steps descend from the hall to the lower ground floor, a versatile space with separate external access with potential to use as a home-working space or create a self-contained annexe. It is currently used as a super family and play room, and has a large adjoining wine cellar with flagstone floor.

    There are six bedrooms on the first floor, including an excellent principal bedroom with a stylish en suite bathroom including a freestanding roll top bath and wet-room style shower. The remaining bedrooms are served by a bathroom and a shower room; bedroom six is currently used as a dressing room and has a range of fitted wardrobes.

    Hops House is approached from Stairbridge Lane via electronically operated double gates mounted on brick pillars, which open to a gravelled driveway and parking area ahead of the integral double garage. To the front of the house is an area of formal lawn, bounded by a low brick wall and close board fencing.

    A circular stone terrace lies adjacent to the rear of the house, edged by raised beds and well stocked with a number shrubs and flowers. Beyond the raised beds is an attractive water feature echoing the circular design of the terrace, from which water is channelled down towards the house. An area of lawn extends away from the property, bounded by mature trees and hedging. An archway leads through a mature beech hedge to a further area of garden and to the swimming pool.

    The concrete stable yard is enclosed by post and rail fencing and contains stabling comprising five loose boxes, two store rooms and a separate tractor store with double doors. A five bar gate opens to a former sand school, which could be reinstated if required; a track gives secondary access onto Stairbridge Lane.

    Beyond the swimming pool and stabling is a fenced tennis court and the post and rail fenced paddock land.

    The woodland, known as Beershop Wood, is classed as Ancient Semi-Natural Woodland in the Ancient Woodland Inventory for West Sussex. The wood is bounded by hedging and is heavily covered with bluebells, wood anemones, foxgloves and violets and contains coppiced hazel, oaks, silver birches and sweet chestnuts.

    In all, about 7.4 acres.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

This is lovely family house, and I particularly like its history. It's a great combination of old and new!

Rohan VinesProperty agent

Local information

  • Situated in an enviable rural position with delightful views, almost equidistant between the villages of Bolney and Ansty. Bolney has a primary school, post office, service station and public houses. Cuckfield is three miles distant and offers a good range of boutique and independent shops. Comprehensive shopping is available at Haywards Heath 5 miles, Horsham 11 miles and Brighton 13 miles.
  • Sussex offers a superb range of sporting and leisure opportunities with golf at Royal Ashdown, Mid Sussex and Piltdown, and many other courses across the county. There is racing at Goodwood, Lingfield and Pyecombe, and sailing at Ardingly and the coast. There are many footpaths and bridle paths across the South Downs and surrounding countryside, as well as riding on Ashdown Forest by permit and show jumping at Hickstead.
  • Spa and country house hotels include Ockenden Manor, South Lodge, Alexander House and Gravetye Manor. The market town of Horsham and the City of Brighton and Hove offer theatres, cinemas, shopping and restaurants, and there is the world renowned Opera House at Glyndebourne.
  • Mainline Rail Service: Haywards Heath has direct services to London Bridge/Victoria/St. Pancras International, journey time from 42 minutes.
  • The A24 and A/M23 provides access to the South coast and connections to Gatwick airport, the M25 and national motorway network.
  • There is an excellent range of highly-regarded schools in the area, including Warden Park Secondary Academy, Cumnor House, Great Walstead, Ardingly College, Hurstpierpoint College, Brighton College, Burgess Hill Schools for Girls, Handcross Park, Worth School and Christ's Hospital.
  • All distances and journey times are approximate.

Additional information

  • Services: Oil fired central heating. Mains water and electricity. Private drainage.
  • Outgoings: Mid Sussex District Council, 01444 458166. Council tax band H.
  • Directions: From Haywards Heath take the A272 west through Ansty, after 1.3 miles turn left into Stairbridge Lane. Hops House is on the right, after about 0.2 of a mile.
  • EPC Rating = F