Plumpton Lane, Plumpton, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 3AB | Property for sale | Savills
4,671 sq ft(433.95 sq m)
Guide price £2,250,000

Plumpton LanePlumpton, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 3AB

    Key features

    • Substantial and stylishly presented village home
    • Wonderful family kitchen with bespoke Hamilton Stone cabinetry
    • Beautifully presented bedroom suites and modern bathrooms
    • Glorious grounds with South Downs views, swimming pool and pool house Detached home office/gym
    • Three acres of gardens and grounds with pond and woodland

    Superbly appointed family home with exceptional views to the South Downs.

    About this property

    • Believed to have been built in the 1970s, Warren House is an attractive family home situated in the popular village of Plumpton, conveniently located a short distance from the railway station, and set in beautiful mature gardens and grounds of about three acres. From 2017-19 the house was the subject of extension and partial re-modelling, resulting in a substantial, superbly appointed and stylishly presented home with an excellent flow between the living spaces; many of the rooms benefit from a dual aspect, and the majority of rooms are situated on the southern and eastern sides of the house, overlooking the gardens and taking in the views to the South Downs.

      The full extent of the accommodation is arranged over three floors and extends to over 4,600 square feet, with the added benefit of a contemporary, air-conditioned home office, double garage and store, and charming, partially-refurbished detached pool house.

      The floor plan gives a comprehensive overview of the full extent and layout of the accommodation. The front door opens to an impressive entrance hall with its imperial-style staircase rising to the first floor; the hall is open to a large split-level sitting and dining room: a light and bright L-shaped room with large windows taking in the views over the gardens, with a central Scan woodburner mounted on a granite hearth.

      The kitchen, breakfast and family room is a new addition to the house, a substantial and superbly appointed space with high ceilings and an expanse of sliding doors opening to the terrace. It is fitted with a range of Hamilton Stone cabinetry and a central island, with quartz worktops and number of high-end appliances including a Bertazzoni range oven; there is ample space for both sofas and a breakfast table. A second reception room (fitted with cinema equipment available by separate negotiation), utility and boot rooms, and a cloakroom complete the ground floor.

      There are four bedrooms on the first floor, including two beautifully presented suites with fitted dressing areas, stylish modern shower rooms, and sliding doors opening the balcony that extends around two sides of the house, where there is a hot hub and from which the lovely views to the south can be best enjoyed.

      Bedrooms three and four have built in storage and are served by a bathroom with suite including a bath and separate shower cubicle. There are two further bedrooms lying off a spacious landing on the second floor, together with an elegant fully tiled bathroom, ideal for use as guest accommodation.

      Warren House is approached by a private gated driveway which opens to a large parking area ahead of the house, double garage and adjoining store. Lying across from the house is the detached, air-conditioned home office (or gym).

      The delightful, mature gardens and grounds are of particular note: dotted with well-stocked, colourful flower borders and rockeries. A stone terrace wraps around the house, leading out to the swimming pool (re-lined Autumn 2022) and pool house; beyond the formal gardens the grounds extend away to the west with sweeping lawns dotted shrubs and trees, a willow tree-lined pond, an area of light woodland, and a kitchen garden with raised beds. There are wonderful views from the gardens to the south, to the racecourse and the distinctive ridge of the South Downs on the horizon.

      In all, about 2.94 acres.

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    This is a superb country house, and I really think it offers the best of both worlds with beautiful countryside on the doorstep and the station within a short distance as well.

    Rohan VinesProperty agent

    Local information

    • Warren House is situated in the village of Plumpton Green, which sits just outside the South Downs National Park in the heart of Sussex, and is well known for its racecourse.
    • Plumpton Green is a thriving, active village with a strong community spirit. There are many playgroups, a nursery school, primary school, numerous clubs and societies, a pub, racecourse, church, a station offering a direct service to London and an village shop. Comprehensive shopping and leisure facilities are at Haywards Heath (five miles), Lewes (7.5 miles), and Brighton (13 miles).
    • There are many leisure activities available in the area including bridlepaths and footpaths across the surrounding countryside, racing at Plumpton, Brighton and Goodwood, 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: Plumpton station is just across the road (about a tenth of a mile distant) and offers services to London Bridge/Victoria (from 55 minutes) and Lewes. Haywards Heath offers a fast service to London Bridge and London Victoria, journey time from 41 minutes. The A23/M23 lies to the west, giving access to Gatwick airport (19 miles), the south coast and the M25.
    • Schools: There are many highly regarded state and private schools in the local area, including Plumpton Primary School, Cumnor House School, Ardingly, Hurstpierpoint, Lancing and Brighton Colleges, Lewes Old Grammar School, Chailey Secondary School, Lewes Priory and Plumpton Agricultural College.
    • All times and distances are approximate.

    Additional information

    • Services: Oil-fired central heating. Electric underfloor heating to the bathrooms. Mains water, electricity and drainage.
    • Outgoings: Lewes District Council, 01273 471600. Council tax band H.
    • Photographs taken: April 2023.
    • Cladding: This property may have cladding. The property is under six floors so any cladding may not have been tested. Purchasers should make enquiries about the external wall system of the property, if it has cladding and if it is safe or if there are interim measures in place.
    • Directions: Directions: From the centre of Plumpton Green, head south on Station Road. Cross the railway line and the driveway to Warren House is the second on the left hand side; it is a sharp left hand turn.
    • EPC Rating: D
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: H