Brighton Road, Woodmancote, Henfield, West Sussex, BN5 9ST | Property for sale | Savills
1,450 sq ft(134.71 sq m)
Guide price £2,250,000

Brighton RoadWoodmancote, Henfield, West Sussex, BN5 9ST

  • Sold

Key features

  • Sold in September 2022
  • 1950s home with spacious open plan living spaces and large picture windows
  • Scope for updating and/or extension (STPP)
  • Formal garden, swimming pool and tennis court (in need of repair)
  • 13.8 acres in all, available as a whole or in two lots

Mid-century modern: split-level 1950s detached house at the end of a long private drive, with outstanding panoramic views of the South Downs.

About this property

  • Sitting at the end of a long private driveway, in an elevated position enhancing outstanding panoramic views to the South Downs, The Field is a split-level home built in 1959.

    The distinctive style of the house echoes the design principles of Mid-Century Modern architecture, externally characterised by clean lines and simple elevations of brick and timber cladding, and internally with spacious open plan living spaces and plenty of large picture windows bringing the outdoors in and framing the southerly views.

    The floorplans and the accommodation list give a comprehensive overview of the full extent and layout of the property, which has excellent scope for updating and/or extension, subject to the necessary consents.

    The main living space is split level, with the reception rooms sited along the southern side of the house, large windows framing the views over the house's gardens and land to the distinctive ridge of the South Downs beyond. The porch and hall opens directly to the kitchen and dining room, which is fitted with floor-mounted units with marble worktops and integrated appliances, and is served by a shelved larder cupboard and a large utility room.

    Steps descend to the wonderful, vaulted sitting room which has the original parquet flooring, a low inset fireplace, full height bookshelving to one wall, and French doors opening to the garden. A raised walkway allows access to the three bedrooms, all of which have oak flooring and fitted storage cupboards, and the bathroom.

    The Field is approached from Brighton Road via a long private track, which opens to a driveway ahead of the house and attached double garage.

    The formal gardens lie to the south and west, laid to gently sloping lawn with well-stocked flower and shrub borders close to the house. A band of deciduous bluebell woodland, through which runs a small stream, forms the north western boundary. Stone steps set into the lawn descend to the fence and beech hedge-enclosed swimming pool and timber pool cabin; a small orchard and the fenced tennis court (which is in need of some repair) lies beyond, and a band of mature woodland

    The reminder of the land is laid to pasture, bounded by mature trees and hedgerows teeming with wildlife and birds. About 6.43 acres.

    The land forming Lot 2 lies to the south east of the house, with a small area of hardstanding (on which was formerly sited a stable) in the north-western corner. About 7.32 acres.

    Please refer to the site plan for further detail.

    Agent's Note
    The Field benefits from a right of way over two meadows lying to the west of the property, allowing access to Bramlands Lane.

    The neighbouring property, Downlands, has a right of way over the first section of the track.

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I love this area of the countryside, full of bridleways, footpaths and offering lovely vistas over open fields to the South Downs on the horizon. The house is designed to take advantage of this unique location and has so much scope for a buyer to add their own stamp.

Rohan VinesProperty agent

Local information

  • The Field is situated in a wonderful rural location, within the hamlet of Woodmancote at the foot of the South Downs.
  • Local amenities: Woodmancote is situated between the larger villages of Henfield and Hurstpierpoint (two miles and three miles respectively). Henfield provides for day-to-day needs with a range of local shops, banks, post office, village hall, library, health centre and leisure centre; Hurstpierpoint has a good range of local amenities, some lovely boutiques, cafes and restaurants, pubs and an excellent local butcher.
  • More extensive shopping and recreational facilities can be found in Brighton & Hove.
  • The area is well served for the arts, with theatres and galleries in Brighton and opera at Glyndebourne. There are many well-known golf courses close by, such as Singing Hills, Mannings Heath and Pyecombe, further sporting opportunities are found at Wickwoods Country Club, also show jumping at Hickstead, racing at Brighton, Fontwell and Plumpton, sailing at Brighton Marina. There are many miles of beautiful walks and rides over the surrounding countryside including the South Downs National Park.
  • Mainline rail services to Brighton, London Bridge and London Victoria are found at Hassocks (five miles), with further services at Burgess Hill and Haywards Heath.
  • Schools: there is a good selection of state and private schools in the area, including Brighton College, Hurstpierpoint College, Lancing College, Steyning Grammar and Burgess Hill Girls.
  • Communications: The A23 can be accessed to the east at Newtimber, and gives direct access to Crawley, Gatwick Airport and the M25.

Additional information

  • Services: Oil fired central heating. Mains electricity and water. Private drainage.
  • Outgoings: Horsham District Council, 01403 215100. Tax band E.
  • EPC Rating: E
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: E