Copyhold Lane, Cuckfield, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 5EB | Property for sale | Savills
3,021 sq ft(280.66 sq m)
Guide price £2,000,000

Copyhold LaneCuckfield, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 5EB

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in May 2023
  • Dating from the 1930s, extended and improved over time
  • Wonderful kitchen, dining and family area opening to the garden
  • Three versatile reception rooms
  • Impressive principal suite with garden views and a large bathroom
  • Detached heated garden room, ideal as a home office or gym

Extremely well presented detached family home in a sought-after private road on the edge of Cuckfield.

About this property

  • Merlewood is ideally situated: slightly elevated in well-enclosed gardens, in a sought-after private road. Its location is semi-rural and yet not remote, being within just four minutes' drive of both the bustling village of Cuckfield and its many village amenities, and Haywards Heath with its mainline station.

    Merlewood dates from the 1930s and has been subsequently extended and improved over time - including a wonderful kitchen, dining and family area created by the current owners - resulting in a superb family home extending to approximately 3,021 square feet.

    The front door opens to an entrance hall, off which lies a cloakroom and the formal dining room (a versatile third reception room). The two other reception rooms and the kitchen are arranged along the rear of the house, all with a lovely aspect over the garden and beyond, all with patio doors opening to the terrace, allowing the outside in. The spacious and elegant dual aspect sitting room features a large stone Minster fireplace; glazed double doors open to a dual aspect snug/playroom, in turn leading to the study.

    The wonderful kitchen, dining and family room has been beautifully fitted with a unique range of hand-built solid wood cabinetry and a central island, with quartz worktops and an extensive range of integrated appliances; there is ample space for a large dining table and sofas. The room is flooded with natural light by way of a large roof lantern and bi-fold doors opening to the terrace, which create an almost seamless flow from the house to the garden. Lying off the kitchen is a utility room of generous proportions with plenty of cupboard space, plumbing for laundry appliances and a courtesy door to the integral garage.

    There are five double bedrooms on the first floor, including an excellent principal suite comprising a generous bedroom with fabulous views, lots of fitted storage space and a fully tiled en suite bathroom including a bath and separate shower. The remaining four bedrooms are served by a family bathroom and separate shower room, both fitted with stylish modern suites. Bedroom five is currently used as a second study.

    Merlewood sits in a plot of just under half an acre, with the house in an elevated position allowing some lovely views over the garden to the sunsets in the west.

    The house is accessed from the lane through brick pillars, opening to a generous block paved driveway ahead of the house and integral garage.

    A large paved terrace extends across the entire rear of the house, edged by outside lighting and offering a generous space for outside entertaining. Steps descend to the gently sloping lawn, which is dotted with shrubs and fruit trees and edged by high beech hedging and rhododendron, giving a high degree of privacy and seclusion. A second terrace is situated halfway down the garden, on which is the detached garden room and a sunken hot tub. The heated garden room is very well appointed, with power and Wi-Fi connected, offering the versatility to be used as an outdoor entertaining space, home office or gym.

    Beyond the garden room are two timber storage sheds and a summer house with power connected, a greenhouse (in need of some repair) and a screened kitchen garden.

    In all, about 0.44 of an acre.

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I think the location of this house is spot on - it feels rural and yet not isolated, just a few minutes from both Cuckfield, one of my favourite Mid Sussex villages, and Haywards Heath with its many amenities.

Rohan VinesProperty agent

Local information

  • Merlewood is situated on Copyhold Lane, a popular private road between Cuckfield and Haywards Heath, adjacent to fields and open countryside.
  • Cuckfield is a thriving village with an active community in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; the house benefits from good access to a network of footpaths into the surrounding countryside, as well as being within easy reach of Cuckfield's local amenities including a convenience store, petrol station, medical centre, variety of independent village shops, public houses, restaurants and a hotel and spa.
  • Comprehensive shopping is at Haywards Heath (1.3 miles), Crawley (10 miles) and Brighton (15 miles).
  • There are many leisure activities available within the village at youth and adult levels including golf, rugby, cricket and local theatre. Across Sussex, activities include riding on Ashdown Forest, for which a permit is required, sailing at Ardingly and golf across the county. Spa and country house hotels include Ockenden Manor in the village, Alexander House, Ashdown Park, Gravetye Manor and South Lodge.
  • 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.
  • Transport: There is a fast and frequent commuter service from Haywards Heath (1.5 miles distant) with services to London Bridge/Victoria from 42 minutes. Gatwick airport 12 miles.
  • Schools: There is an excellent range of educational facilities locally, in both the private and state sectors. They include Holy Trinity primary and Warden Park secondary schools in Cuckfield, Great Walstead, Cumnor House, Handcross Park School, Burgess Hill Girls, Brighton College, Ardingly College and Hurstpierpoint College.
  • All times and distances are approximate; driving times taken from Google Maps.

Additional information

  • Agent's Note: Copyhold Lane is a private road for which there is an annual contribution for maintenance. The current charge is £117.19 per annum.
  • Services: Mains gas fired central heating to radiators and under floor. Electric under floor heating in the bathroom and shower room. Mains electricity and water. Private drainage.
  • Outgoings: Mid Sussex District Council, 01444 458166. Tax band G.
  • Directions: From central Haywards Heath follow the B2272 east past Beech Hurst Gardens on the left hand side, at the roundabout take the second exit on to A272 Butler's Green Road and Copyhold Lane is on the left hand side. Merlewood is about 400 yards down on the right hand side, opposite the first house on the left.
  • EPC Rating: D
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: G