Birch Grove, Horsted Keynes, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 7BU | Property for sale | Savills
2,087 sq ft(193.89 sq m)
Guide price £1,150,000

Birch GroveHorsted Keynes, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 7BU

    Key features

    • No onward chain
    • Period cottage with stylish modern décor
    • Elevated position with outstanding views
    • Beautifully landscaped garden
    • Located in a sought-after hamlet, close to Horsted Keynes

    Stylish period cottage with outstanding panoramic views.

    About this property

    • Understood to date from the 1920s, Bramble Rough is an attractive period cottage situated in a sought-after rural hamlet, benefitting from an elevated position with outstanding panoramic views. During our clients' ownership the house has been extensively refurbished with points of note including a new open-plan kitchen and dining room with impressive Esse Ironheart range cooker, bespoke double-glazed windows, a superbly appointed en suite shower room, beautifully landscaped garden and a stylish muted colour palette throughout, the result being a beautiful period home that is both stylish and comfortable.

      The front door opens to the entrance hall from which stairs rise to the first floor and off which lies a cloakroom with WC; a concealed hatch opens to the cellar. The sitting room is a spacious and elegant room, its triple aspect flooding the room with natural light and taking in the wonderful views. The room features an open fireplace with a slate hearth and inset woodburner, and a square bay to the front, fitted with bookshelving and forming a cosy reading area. The kitchen and dining room lies across the hall and also benefits from a large picture window framing the view. It is fitted with a range of sage green units and a central island, with quartz worktops and Neff appliances including an electric hob, oven, combi oven/microwave and dishwasher; there is ample space for a large dining table. The Esse Ironheart range forms a striking focal point, and has a glass-fronted log burner, additional oven and two hot plates.

      Stairs descend from the hall to the lower ground floor where there is a useful utility and boot room serving the kitchen, together with a small study overlooking the garden.

      There are four well-proportioned bedrooms on the first floor, three enjoying a dual-aspect, bedroom three in particular featuring a wonderful corner window with fitted window seat. Bedroom one has a stylish en suite shower room with electric under floor heating and a modern suite including a large wet-room style shower; the remaining bedrooms are served by a family bathroom.

      Bramble Rough is accessed from Birch Grove Road via a gated block paved driveway which leads to the attached double garage; a brick pathway leads to the front door.

      The house's gardens are of particular note: encircling the house and having been landscaped into various areas to take full advantage of the house's elevated position and views. To the front of the house, well screened by mixed hedging, is a cottage style garden with flower and shrub beds enclosed by box hedging, together with an open timber log store. To the east of the house is a split level raised decked terrace offering an ideal spot for al fresco dining; steps descend to a lawn extending across the rear of the house, edged by mature hedging. The area to the west of the house is arranged as a kitchen garden, with raised beds, a fruit cage and fruit trees including plum, apple and quince.

      In all, about 0.3 of an acre.

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    Local information

    • Bramble Rough enjoys a wonderful elevated rural location in the hamlet of Birch Grove, close to Ashdown Forest, just north east of the popular village of Horsted Keynes. Horsted Keynes, a sought-after historic village popular for its picturesque setting, thriving community and convenient proximity to Haywards Heath's railway station.
    • Local amenities include a village hall, a village shop, a primary school and two public houses. Comprehensive shopping is available at Haywards Heath (seven miles), East Grinstead (seven miles), Lewes (13 miles), Tunbridge Wells (14 miles) or Brighton (22 miles).
    • There are many leisure activities available in the area including riding on Ashdown Forest (permit required), sailing at Ardingly and golf across the county. There is a vibrant cultural and arts scene in Sussex, with world-class opera at Glyndebourne, theatre at Royal Tunbridge Wells and the annual Brighton Festival presenting a huge programme of theatre, dance, classical music and literary events. Spa and country house hotels include Ockenden Manor, Alexander House, Ashdown Park, Gravetye Manor and South Lodge.
    • Haywards Heath mainline station is about 6.5 miles distant (c.16 minutes by car) and offers frequent rail services to London Bridge/Victoria from 42 minutes. Further services from East Grinstead and Balcombe. Gatwick airport 13.5 miles.
    • Schools: There are many highly regarded schools in the area, both state and private, including St. Giles primary school in the village, Cumnor House in Danehill, Great Walstead near Lindfield and Ardingly College.
    • All times and distances are approximate; driving times taken from Google Maps.

    Additional information

    • Services: Oil fired central heating. Solar thermal for hot water. Mains electricity and water. Private drainage.
    • Outgoings: Mid Sussex District Council, tax band G.
    • Photographs taken: April 2024.
    • Cladding: We have been told that this property has no cladding. 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.
    • EPC Rating: D
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: G