Savills | Lucas, Horsted Keynes, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 7BN | Properties for sale
225.10 sq m(2,423 sq ft)
Guide price £895,000

LucasHorsted Keynes, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 7BN


    Key features

    • Versatile and well-proportioned accommodation over two floors
    • Set in over a quarter of an acre of colourful and mature gardens
    • Large sitting room open to vaulted, orangery-style extension
    • Situated in a corner-plot in a close near the village centre
    • Haywards Heath station five miles (c.13 minutes by car)

    Detached 1950s house in a close near the village centre.

    About this property

    • 12 Lucas, also known as Birch House, is an extended detached 1950s family home set in over a quarter of an acre of beautiful, mature gardens.

      The floor plan gives a comprehensive overview of the full extent and layout of the versatile and well-proportioned accommodation, which extends to nearly 2,500 square feet. Many of the rooms are dual aspect, with a lovely outlook over the garden which wraps around three sides of the house; there are some delightful southerly views from three of the bedrooms on the first floor.

      There are three reception rooms on the ground floor, together with a kitchen and breakfast room with walk-in larder, a useful boot room/rear hall and a cloakroom. Of particular note is the large, light-filled sitting room which benefits from a vaulted, orangery-style extension with doors to the garden, and a brick open fireplace. There are five bedrooms on the first floor lying off a spacious landing, served by an en suite bathroom to the main bedroom, a family bathroom and a small shower room.

      The house is approached by a gated driveway which offers parking for several vehicles and leads to the garage. The colourful, well-stocked garden is laid to lawn dotted with mature shrub and flower borders, with a number of seating areas, a kitchen garden, fruit trees and a chicken enclosure. In all, about 0.27 of an acre.

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    The gardens of Birch House are beautiful, a real sanctuary, and the house is perfectly placed for the many amenities that this popular village has to offer.

    Hannah RichesProperty agent

    Local information

    • Birch House is ideally located in a close near the centre of Horsted Keynes, a delightful old village popular for its picturesque village green, many interesting historic buildings, and its convenient proximity to Haywards Heath's railway station.
    • Local amenities include a village hall, a village shop, a primary school and two public houses. Comprehensive shopping is available at Haywards Heath (5 miles), Tunbridge Wells (17 miles) or Brighton (21 miles). There are many leisure activities available in the area including riding on Ashdown Forest, for which a permit is required, sailing at Ardingly and golf across the county.
    • There is a vibrant cultural and arts scene in Sussex, with world-class opera at Glyndebourne, theatre at Royal Tunbridge Wells and the annual Brighton Festival presenting a huge programme of theatre, dance, classical music and literary events.
    • Haywards Heath mainline station is only 5 miles distant (c.13 minutes by car) from which there are frequent rail services to London Bridge/Victoria from 42 minutes. Gatwick airport 17 miles.
    • There are many highly regarded schools in the area, both state and private, including St. Giles primary school in the village, Cumnor House in Danehill, Great Walstead near Lindfield and Ardingly College.

    Additional information

    • Directions: Heading north from Lindfield on the B2028, take the second right into Stonecross Lane and then turn left into Keysford Lane. Proceed straight ahead into Station Road, pass through the village green and around a sharp left hand bend. Lucas is the next turning on the left and Birch House (no. 12) is the first house on the right.
    • EPC Rating = D