The Ranch
218.51 sq m(2,352 sq ft)
Guide price £1,150,000

North Common RoadNorth Chailey, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 4EB

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Designed by a renowned modernist architect
  • Set in a rural position within beautiful gardens
  • Open plan living room
  • All accommodation on the ground floor
  • South Downs views
  • Haywards Heath station 5.5 miles

Mid-century modern: an outstanding detached house on Chailey Common

About this property

  • Sitting centrally in a private partially wooded plot of just over an acre, The Ranch is a single-storey home dating from the 1950s and designed by Leslie Gooday RIBA OBE, a post-war modernist architect whose work has been praised by Pevsner. His notable designs include Grade II listed Richmond Baths, the bathing pools for the 1951 Festival of Britain on London's Southbank, and Longwall (also listed Grade II) in St George's Hill, Surrey.

    The distinctive style of the house echoes the design principles of Mid-century modern architecture, externally characterised by elevations of yellow brick and timber cladding, and internally with open plan living spaces and plenty of large picture windows bringing the outdoors in. The floorplans and the accommodation list give a comprehensive overview of the full extent and layout of the property.

    The Ranch is approached directly from North Common Road via a private driveway and large parking area ahead of the triple garage; a pathway leads to the entrance porch and a large paved terrace spanning the front of the property from which there are lovely views to the South Downs. The garden lies to two sides of the house and is predominantly laid to lawn, well-enclosed by fencing and a large number of mature trees including oak and weeping willow.

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I love the simplicity of this property's design. The picture windows are one of my favourite features- what a superb outlook!

Rohan VinesProperty agent

Local information

  • The Ranch is situated in an attractive rural position on and with direct access to Chailey Common Nature Reserve in North Chailey, a rural village with a petrol station and tea shop. Neighbouring South Chailey has a convenience store and post office, a health centre and a public house.
  • Newick is two miles to the east, a larger village with a number of amenities providing for day to day needs.
  • Haywards Heath (five miles) and Lewes (eight miles) provide comprehensive shopping facilities.
  • Rail: Haywards Heath, 5.5 miles (London Bridge/Victoria from 42 minutes). Gatwick airport 16 miles.
  • Schools: There is an excellent range of state and independent schools in the area including Chailey St Peters Primary School, Chailey Secondary School, Cumnor House School in Danehill, Great Walstead, Ardingly and Hurstpierpoint Colleges, Lewes Old Grammar School and Burgess Hill Girls.
  • All distances and journey times are approximate.

Additional information

  • Services: Oil fired central heating. Mains water and electricity. Private drainage.
  • Outgoings: Lewes District Council, 01273 471600. Tax band F.
  • Directions: From the office turn right on Perrymount Road, bear left on to South Road down the High Street on A272 through Scaynes Hill. Turn right on to Beggars Wood Road. At the cross roads turn right on to North Common Road. After approximately 100 yards turn right into the driveway of The Ranch.
  • EPC Rating = F