Savills | Haywards Heath Road, North Chailey, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 4DT | Properties for sale
263.47 sq m(2,836 sq ft)
Guide price £1,350,000

Haywards Heath RoadNorth Chailey, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 4DT

    Key features

    • Excellent family home in a semi-rural setting with countryside views to the east
    • Recently the subject of extension and comprehensive refurbishment
    • Bespoke solid wood kitchen with island and marble worktops
    • Detached two bedroom annexe and detached gym
    • Impressive master suite with bedroom, dressing room, luxury bathroom and rooftop terrace

    Handsome and superbly appointed 1920s family home with 2 bedroom detached annexe and gym.

    About this property

    • Understood to date from 1928, Beech House is an excellent family home located in a semi-rural setting with countryside views to the east, yet only five miles from the commuter town of Haywards Heath. The property has recently been the subject of extension and comprehensive refurbishment by the current owners, resulting in a superbly appointed and beautifully presented family home, offering bright, spacious and adaptable accommodation over two floors; the layout on the ground floor being particularly well thought-out with an excellent flow between the main living spaces. Features of note include a number of dual aspect rooms, a bespoke solid wood kitchen, stylish modern bathroom suites, either solid wood or tiled floors to the ground floor, attractive plantation shutters to the majority of the windows, and a Control4 smart home system.

      There are three formal reception rooms, including a cosy dual aspect sitting room with original art deco style marble fireplace, a large family/cinema room, and a part-panelled dining room with bespoke fitted bar and bi-fold doors opening to the terrace and garden. Also with bi-fold doors to the terrace, the beautiful kitchen and breakfast room is fitted with a range of bespoke solid wood cabinetry, with an island, marble worktops, space for a range and a number of integrated appliances, and an adjoining utility room and cloakroom.

      There are four bedrooms on the first floor including an impressive master suite comprising a bedroom with French doors opening to a large decked roof-top terrace, a dressing room with a range of fitted wardrobes*, and a luxury bathroom with suite including a freestanding Victoria + Albert bath and separate shower. The remaining three bedrooms are served by a family bathroom with period-style fittings and an en suite shower room to bedroom two.

      *The dressing room was previously the fifth bedroom and could be converted back to a bedroom if required.

      Beech House Annexe
      Tucked behind Beech House, overlooking its garden and with its own private decked terrace, the Annexe is a detached single storey property offering well-presented accommodation including a small entrance hall, sitting room, fitted kitchen, two bedrooms and a shower room.

      Beech House is approached from Haywards Heath Road via tall iron gates, which open to a generous gravelled parking area to the front of the house. There is gated access around both sides of the house to the rear garden, where a large paved terrace adjoins the rear of house and steps rise to an expanse of lawn well enclosed by fencing and flower and shrub borders. In the south-eastern corner of the garden, beyond the annexe, is a detached outbuilding with kitchenette and WC currently used as a gym; behind which is a screened children's play area and chicken run. A number of timber sheds, some with power laid on, offer useful garden storage.
      In all, about 0.4 of an acre.

      Agent's Note
      The Aga and some of the light fittings are specifically excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation. Please refer to the agents for further information.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    I really like the stylish finish of this excellent family home, it has been refurbished with great taste and every consideration for modern comfort.

    Rohan VinesProperty agent

    Local information

    • Beech House is located 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. Sussex offers excellent leisure and sporting facilities, with many opportunities for golf, walking (in particular along the South Downs Way) and equestrian pursuits locally, including regular meets at Plumpton Racecourse. There is a thriving cultural scene in Sussex, with world-class opera at Glyndebourne and the annual Brighton Festival presenting a huge programme of theatre, dance, classical music and literary events.
    • 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 in the house and annexe; electric storage heaters in the gym. Mains electricity and water. Private drainage.
    • Outgoings Lewes District Council, 01273 471600. House tax band G; annexe tax band A.
    • Directions: From Haywards Heath proceed east on the A272 through the village of Scaynes Hill. Pass the East Sussex sign and head up the hill and around a left hand bend. Proceed along a straight, and Beech House can be found on the left hand side, just beyond another left hand bend, set behind a hedge and iron gates.
    • EPC Rating = D