Savills | Plumpton Lane, Plumpton, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 3AJ | Property for sale
191.75 sq m(2,064 sq ft)
Guide price £1,400,000

Plumpton LanePlumpton, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 3AJ

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Walking distance (0.2 of a mile) of the Half Moon at Plumpton
  • Plumpton station about 1.5 miles
  • Lovely rural position with an outlook over open countryside
  • Versatile accommodation: four bedroom house plus one bedroom annexe
  • Pretty garden of just under half an acre
  • Outdoor heated pool and plenty of space for entertaining

Charming detached house in a lovely rural position with annexe and swimming pool.

About this property

  • Little Hackmans is a most attractive house, located at the foot of the South Downs in a sought-after position in Plumpton. The property has partially tile hung and brick elevations under a tiled roof, and the original portion is believed to date from the early twentieth century. The property was acquired by the current owners about 25 years ago, and over time has been extended to create a much loved and comfortable home offering a wealth of charm and character and being well-suited to family life. The house offers scope for updating, and potential for further extension, subject to the necessary consents; there is lapsed planning permission to further extend the ground floor.

    The floorplans, together with the accommodation list, give an excellent overview of the full layout and extent of the property; points of particular note include the family room which has French doors to the eastern terrace, farming the lovely views across the pool, and internal double doors to the dining room, which can be opened up to create a wonderful space for entertaining. There are four bedrooms, one with an en suite shower room and one with access to the spacious south facing balcony, which has space for table and chairs and is a lovely spot to sit and enjoy the tranquil views across the surrounding countryside. There are two further bedrooms and family bathroom; the principal house is complemented by a detached outbuilding comprising ground floor games room with a first floor one bedroom flat.

    The house is approached from Plumpton Lane by two five bar gates which open to the driveway and the outbuilding; steps and a path flanked by rose bushes leads up to the house, with a plethora of delightful climbing plants on each elevation. The gardens surround the house, with a part decked, part paved terrace wrapping the south and east elevations and the heated swimming pool, beyond which is an expanse of lawn, with fruit trees planted. The gardens and grounds extend to just under half an acre.

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This house is so appealing, it's in a lovely location just steps away from one of my favourite pubs and the pool is one the most inviting I have seen.

Hannah RichesProperty agent

Local information

  • Little Hackmans is situated in the village of Plumpton, in the South Downs National Park. Nearby Plumpton Green has a well-stocked village shop which caters for day to day needs; there are many highly regarded local pubs including the Half Moon at Plumpton and The Jolly Sportsman at East Chiltington. Lewes (5.3 miles) and the city of Brighton & Hove (10.5 miles) provide a variety of shopping, eating and cultural facilities including cinemas, theatre and leisure centres.
  • The area is well served for sporting and recreational facilities with golf at Mid Sussex, Singing Hills, Pyecombe and Lewes, racing at Plumpton, Lingfield and Goodwood and show jumping at Hickstead; there is sailing along the South Coast with marina facilities in Eastbourne, Brighton and Newhaven. Glyndebourne has an internationally renowned Opera House.
  • There are many opportunities for walking and riding across the surrounding countryside.
  • Rail services: Plumpton station is about a mile and a half to the north (London Bridge and London Victoria from 59 minutes, trains at least once an hour). Further services across the South East are available at Lewes and Haywards Heath.
  • By road, the A23 is to the west and connects to the M23 giving access to Gatwick Airport (about 20 miles) and junction 7 of the M25 (about 27 miles).
  • 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 School and Lewes Priory.
  • All distances and journey times are approximate.

Additional information

  • Services: Oil fired central heating. Mains electricity and water. Private drainage (Klargester).
  • Outgoings: Lewes District Council, 01273 471600. Council tax band E(i).
  • EPC Rating = E
  • Tenure = Freehold