Wellhouse Lane, West Sussex, RH15 0BN | Property for sale | Savills
4,128 sq ft(383.50 sq m)
Guide price £2,850,000

Wellhouse LaneWest Sussex, RH15 0BN

    Key features

    • Stylishly presented and well-appointed family house
    • Situated in a wonderful semi-rural position on a private lane
    • Six bedrooms plus additional two bedroom annexe
    • Detached home office and garaging
    • Landscaped gardens and private land
    • Mainline rail station approximately one mile

    Superbly presented modern Sussex style house with annexe, situated in a wonderful semi-rural position and set in about 4.58 acres.

    About this property

    • Wellhouse Farm is a superbly appointed and beautifully presented home, situated in a wonderful semi-rural position on a sought after private lane.

      The house was originally built in the 1980s, in traditional Sussex style with flint walls and tile hung elevations under a tiled roof.

      It was significantly improved and extended by the current owners in 2018, creating a wonderful family home with charm, character and above all, style.

      Wellhouse Farm is beautifully finished throughout, and careful thought has been given to the layout, which is ideally suited to family life, and to entertaining on a grander scale.

      The spacious entrance hall with adjacent boot room, sets the scene, with limestone flooring and generous proportions; straight ahead is the impressive open plan kitchen/dining room, with family area, which is the heart of the home.

      The family area has an open fireplace and French doors to the terrace; at the other end of the room is a formal dining area, with a lovely outlook to the paddock to the north.

      In the centre is a stunning bespoke solid wood kitchen, handcrafted by Thomas Ford & Sons, providing an excellent range of painted cabinets complimented by carrera marble worktops and a dark limestone central island.

      There is currently a large fridge/freezer and a Lacanche range cooker, with integrated appliances including a dishwasher and an instant boiling water tap fitted to the double butlers' sink, with a further 'pot filler' providing water at the stove itself.

      An open pantry provides plenty of storage and the large adjoining laundry/utility room which has a further butlers sink and space for all the usual laundry appliances, as well as a good range of fitted units and access to the side garden.

      From the dining room, glazed double doors open to the spacious drawing room, which offers views over the paddock to the north via two large bay windows.

      Also adjoining the entrance hall is a study with views over the garden which leads in turn to a snug, a cosy room with a wood burning stove and French doors to the terrace and garden. A downstairs WC completes the ground floor.

      A central staircase leads upstairs from the entrance hall and divides at the first landing to provide stairs to the bedrooms which are split over two wings. Above the staircases is a central is a roof light, ensuring natural light floods through centre of the house. The right hand flight of stairs leads to the northern wing, where the principal suite is situated, comprising of a spacious bedroom, dressing area and en suite bathroom with stylish fittings. The deep bath is arranged to provide views over the paddock through one of the three beautiful arched picture windows on the northern elevation. There is a further bedroom with its own picture window and well-appointed en suite bathroom.

      The left hand staircase leads to the original portion of the house, which provides a guest suite (comprising of a bedroom, dressing area and en suite shower room) and three further double bedrooms, one currently used as a gym.

      These three bedrooms are served by a modern shower room, with two sinks and its own roof light to allow natural light into the room.

      The Annexe
      Ideal for multi-generational living or guests, the annexe offers excellent ancillary accommodation, which is self-contained and finished to the same high standards as the main house. It comprises of an entrance hall, sitting room, kitchen (also Thomas Ford & Sons)/dining room, two bedrooms (one en-suite), a shower room and a WC. It has its own access from the drive and a private section of patio adjoining the barn.

      Outbuildings, gardens and grounds
      The barn is a large detached building with an open bay car port and workshop on the ground floor, and a first floor currently used as a games room.

      There is a further detached outbuilding, comprising a garden room/office and a further boot room, both with heating, and an open bay car port.

      The floorplans give an excellent overview of the full extent of the accommodation and outbuildings and should be referred to as a guide.
      Wellhouse Farm occupies an enviable position towards the far end of the private lane, with the South Downs National Park immediately to the south, and its own private land to the rear.

      The property is well-screened from the private lane, set back behind mature laurel hedging and is approached via a sweeping driveway which leads past the outbuildings and opens out to offer plenty of parking.

      Adjoining the house is a spacious south facing terrace, which creates a superb area for entertaining al fresco. The gardens lie mainly to the south of the house, with an expanse of lawn and well-stocked beds.

      To the north of the house is the paddock, which is fully enclosed with post and rail fencing, and accessed via a five bar gate. About 4.58 acres in all.

      Agent's Notes
      1. The fridge freezer and/or range cooker are not currently included in the sale but may be available by separate negotiation.
      2. Wellhouse Lane is a private road and its management is shared. Wellhouse Farm has right of access and contributes c£1,000 pa towards maintenance and upkeep.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    Local information

    • The property occupies a semi-rural position on Wellhouse Lane, a sought-after private road in the parish of Hassocks & Keymer, and just outside the boundary of the South Downs National Park. Wellhouse Farm is ideally positioned for the surrounding amenities and countryside including the nearby village of Ditchling. The immediate area offers many opportunities for walking (Wellhouse Lane is also a public footpath), riding and golf, but is not remote, with Burgess Hill Station and shopping (including a Waitrose) just over one mile away. The City of Brighton and Hove is within 10 miles and is known for being one of the most vibrant cities in Europe, with a fantastic mix of shopping, famed nightlife, award winning restaurants, theatre culture, festivals and events.
    • Sussex offers many leisure activities locally including golf at Mid Sussex, Pyecombe and Lindfield clubs, tennis clubs including Wickwoods Country Club, Haywards Heath and Lindfield, sailing at Brighton Marina, and a variety of local and county athletics, cricket, rugby and football clubs to suit all ages and abilities. There are miles of footpaths and bridleways across the surrounding countryside and the South Downs Nation Park and Ashdown Forest. Spa and country house hotels include South Lodge, Ockenden Manor, and Alexander House.
    • Burgess Hill station offers regular services London Bridge/Victoria, journey from 51 minutes. Hassocks station is 2.4 miles.
    • There are many highly regarded state and private schools in the local area including Burgess Hill Girls, Lewes Old Grammar, Cumnor House, Handcross Park, Great Walstead School, and Ardingly, Hurst and Brighton Colleges.
    • All distances and journey times are approximate.

    Additional information

    • Services: Mains gas fired central heating (underfloor heating to entrance hall, sitting room and kitchen/dining/family room). Mains electricity and water. Shared private drainage.
    • Outgoings: Mid Sussex District Council, 01444 458166. Council tax band G, with an improvement indicator.
    • Photographs taken: April 2024
    • Tenure: Freehold.
    • EPC ratings: C (Wellhouse Farm) & D (Annexe)
    • 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: C
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: G