Boddingtons Lane, Ditchling, Hassocks, BN6 8SS | Property for sale | Savills
142.05 sq m(1,529 sq ft)
Guide price £1,500,000

Boddingtons LaneDitchling, Hassocks, BN6 8SS

    Key features

    • Situated on a no-through private lane
    • Within the boundary of the South Downs National Park
    • Four bedroom period house with additional one bedroom annexe and outbuildings
    • Pretty gardens
    • Single garage with potential to create additional accommodation (STPP)
    • Off street parking for more than two vehicles
    • Hassocks station approximately 1.5 miles

    Character period property with annexe, situated in a tucked away position in a sought-after village.

    About this property

    • Believed to date in part from the 17th century and substantially added to over the years, Burtenshaws, 11 Boddingtons Lane is a charming link-detached period property, with much character and the benefit of being unlisted. The property occupies a generous plot of about a quarter of an acre and is situated in an idyllic position, tucked away on a track which serves a small cluster of properties, adjacent to open land owned by a local Trust.

      The accommodation is arranged over two floors. The ground floor offers an entrance lobby with adjoining shower room, a sitting room, a dining room with French doors to the garden, a spacious kitchen/breakfast room, a ground floor bedroom with en suite bathroom and door to the garden, and a lean to/utility passage. . On the first floor are three good-sized bedrooms, a bathroom and a separate WC.

      In addition to the main house, Burtenshaws offers secondary accommodation in the form of a single-storey annexe known as the Apple House and comprising a kitchen/living room, shower room and bedroom, with two mezzanine bed/storage areas.

      Outbuildings include a range of timber storage sheds, and a brick detached garage, with an electronically operated roller door and storage space over; this building has recently lapsed planning permission to be extended and converted to create a further one bedroom annexe. Plans can be viewed on the SDNP website ref SDNP/20/05435/HOUS.

      Burtenshaw's garage is accessed from Lodge Hill Lane, and there is parking space for at least two vehicles ahead of it. Burtenshaws can also be accessed from North End, turning on to Boddingtons Lane. From this end the lane leads to a pair of double gates which can be opened up to create further parking space if required.

      The gardens are a particular feature, being west facing and landscaped with pathways, lawns, shingled beds, and a short stream which drains rainwater from the surrounding countryside to the village pond. There are mature trees and an impressive wisteria-clad pathway leading up to the sunny west-facing terraces which adjoin the house, giving space to sit, eat and to enjoy the gardens. About 0.27 acres in all.

      Agent's Notes
      1. The water feature, garden pots and garden statuary are not included in the sale.
      2. Burtenshaws has right of way by vehicle over Boddingtons Lane, from North End and from Lodge Hill Lane. Boddingtons Lane is a public footpath.
      3. There are tree preservation orders in place.
      4. The bamboo is being eradicted as it has spread onto the neighbouring land.
      5. Burtenshaws was treated for damp and dry rot in 2022.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    Local information

    • Situated in Ditchling Conservation Area, within the South Downs National Park. Ditchling is a picturesque village which is well-known for its artistic community and many historic listed houses. Burtenshaws enjoys easy access to its independent shops, two public houses and primary school; there are miles of footpaths and bridleways in the surrounding countryside, across Ditchling Common and on the South Downs.
    • The nearby towns of Burgess Hill and Haywards Heath (three miles and six miles respectively) offer a wider range of high street shops, supermarkets and leisure facilities; the seaside City of Brighton and Hove lies beyond the Downs to the south and is regarded as one of the most vibrant cities in Europe, with a fantastic mix of famed nightlife, award winning restaurants, theatre culture, festivals and events.
    • Sussex has a diverse cultural and arts scene, with world-class opera at Glyndebourne, and the annual Brighton Festival presenting a huge programme of theatre, dance, classical music and literary events.
    • Mainline rail services: Hassocks station (1.5 miles, London Bridge/Victoria from 48 minutes) and Burgess Hill station (three miles, London Bridge/Victoria from 51 minutes)
    • Schools: There are a number of highly regarded schools and colleges in the local area, including St. Margaret's Primary School in Ditchling, Downlands Community College in Hassocks, Hurstpierpoint College, Ardingly College, Burgess Hill Girls, Brighton College and Roedean.
    • All times and distances are approximate.

    Additional information

    • EPC Rating: E
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: G