Lucastes Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 1JW | Property for sale | Savills
301.01 sq m(3,240 sq ft)
Guide price £1,295,000

Lucastes RoadHaywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 1JW

    Key features

    • Substantial late Victorian semi-detached house
    • Situated on a sought-after road
    • Grand Victorian character and detail
    • Garden, driveway parking and double garage
    • Haywards Heath station approximately 0.6 of a mile's walking distance (12 minutes) of the station

    Handsome Victorian semi-detached house in a sought-after residential area.

    About this property

    • 36 Lucastes Road, known as Byeways, is a substantial late Victorian semi-detached house, situated in a tucked away location on one of the town's most popular and sought-after roads, its elevated position affording some lovely views to the west to Bluntwood Nature Reserve. Originally one house dating from 1901, this handsome part-rendered red brick property was split in the 1980s to form two properties, Byeways comprising the larger of the two. The house retains much of the grand Victorian character and detail including high ceilings with picture rails and ceilings roses, both working and feature fireplaces, generously proportioned rooms with large windows, and the original panelled staircase.

      The accommodation extends to 3,240 square feet and is arranged over three floors (excluding the cellar), the full extent and layout of which can be seen on the floor plan. There are two elegant reception rooms, the sitting room and the dining room, lying off the spacious part panelled entrance hall, both with fireplaces and large square bays framing the outlook over the gardens; the dining room is ideal for formal entertaining. Lying off the sitting room is a south west facing garden room, in turn opening to a sunny private terrace.

      The dual-aspect kitchen and breakfast room is well fitted with a good range of painted wood cabinetry, display cupboards and open shelving together with integrated Neff appliances; there is space and plumbing for a larder-style fridge/freezer, a brick open fireplace and ample space for a breakfast table. The kitchen is served by a useful utility room, beyond which is a study. Two cloakrooms with WCs compete the ground floor; there is understair access from the hall to steps descending to a large storage cellar.

      There are four well-proportioned bedrooms on the first floor, served by a family bathroom. Bedroom one is a lovely dual-aspect room with a large bay window and far-reaching views, a number of fitted wardrobes and an en suite bathroom; bedroom four also benefits from an en suite shower room. Bedrooms five and six were created by splitting one larger bedroom and are ideal for children, or could be reinstated as one generous room. Stairs rise from the first floor landing to a further bedroom on the second floor, together with a large walk-in attic room.

      Byeways is set back from Lucastes Road behind hedging and mature trees, accessed via a gated driveway which leads to a turning circle ahead of the house and on to the detached double garage. The garage has two sets of double doors and is currently used as an artist's studio, with fitted units and a sink.

      There is gated access at the side of the house to the private and well-enclosed rear garden, which slopes down away from the house in tiers. Extending around the house is a paved terrace, offering a number of seating areas from which to enjoy the garden, with flower beds, a raised pond and a lean-to greenhouse/potting shed. A path leads down to the middle tier, where there is a picket fence and beech hedge enclosed swimming pool; the lower garden is mainly laid to lawn, edged by flower and shrub borders, with fencing and mature yew hedging.

      In all, about 0.35 of an acre.

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    Local information

    • Byeways is situated on a no-through road, in the leafy Lucastes residential area of Haywards Heath, about 0.6 of a mile's walking distance (12 minutes) of the station.
    • Haywards Heath is a thriving town in the heart of Mid Sussex, close to the South Downs National Park and the coast. Haywards Heath and the adjoining villages of Cuckfield and Lindfield provide an excellent range of local amenities including high street shops, independent boutiques, supermarkets, restaurants and leisure facilities.
    • Crawley (11 miles), Lewes (13 miles), the City of Brighton and Hove (18 miles) and Royal Tunbridge Wells (22 miles) offer a comprehensive selection of theatres, cinemas, shopping and restaurants.
    • Haywards Heath offers regular direct services to London Victoria and London Bridge/St Pancras International, journey time from 42 minutes. The A23/M23 gives access to Gatwick airport, central London and the south coast.
    • There are many highly regarded state and private schools in the local area, including Harlands Primary School, Warden Park Secondary Academy, Cumnor House, Great Walstead, Ardingly College, Hurstpierpoint College, Burgess Hill Girls and Worth.
    • All distances and journey times are approximate; waling times taken from Google Maps.

    Additional information

    • Services: Gas fired central heating. Mains gas, electricity, water and drainage.
    • Outgoings: Mid Sussex District Council. Tax band G.
    • Photographs taken: March 2024.
    • Cladding: This property may have cladding. The property is under six floors so any cladding may not have been tested. 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: D
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: G