Old Wickham Lane, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 1UP | Property for sale | Savills
377.28 sq m(4,061 sq ft)
Guide price £1,975,000

Old Wickham LaneHaywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 1UP

  • Under offer

Key features

  • No onward chain
  • Versatile layout providing up to seven bedrooms plus an additional two bedroom annexe
  • Well-presented, spacious interiors with high ceilings and generous proportions
  • Beautiful landscaped gardens with summer house and heated indoor swimming pool
  • Garaging and driveway parking
  • Haywards Heath station approximately 0.7 of a mile

Elegant Victorian house in a sought-after private road, ideally positioned for all amenities and offered with no onward chain.

About this property

  • 11 Old Wickham Lane, also known as Courtlands, is an impressive detached Victorian family house, built in the classic period style with red brick elevations under a tiled roof. It is set well back in its substantial plot, and situated on a desirable private road on the northern outskirts of Haywards Heath, an excellent location within ideal reach of all local amenities, and just 0.7 of a mile from the mainline railway station.

    Courtlands has many superb features including Victorian-style picture rails, coving and plasterwork ceiling roses, large bay windows, high ceilings and a stunning bespoke staircase rising from the hall to the first floor. It offers beautifully proportioned and well-appointed accommodation arranged over three floors, with an additional cellar.

    Courtlands offers plenty of versatile reception space, with a formal drawing room, separate sitting room with a wood burning stove fitted, and two open reception room, currently used as a family room, with the benefit of French doors to the terrace and a wonderful outlook over the gardens. This could offer formal dining space if required; in addition the kitchen/breakfast room has plenty of space for a large table and chairs. The kitchen has granite surfaces, a good range of wood-fronted painted cabinets and a cream SMEG gas fired range cooker. There is a separate utility room and a cloakroom complete the ground floor.

    Situated on the first floor are three spacious en suite bedrooms, all with fitted wardrobes; bedroom four is currently used as sitting room, and could be combined bedroom three to create a guest suite if required. There is a family bathroom with a free standing claw foot slipper bath.

    On the second floor are three further bedrooms, one currently utilised as a study, and a bathroom.

    Please refer to the floorplans for the full layout and extent of the accommodation.

    Courtlands is set behind tall hedging, and approached via a gravelled carriage driveway with a lawn, leading past the single garage and house to the annexe, and opening out to provide off street parking. The annexe has been recently converted, and provides ancillary living space. It is ideal for additional family/multi-generational living, or as guest or staff accommodation; it has the benefit of an open plan living room/kitchen, two bedrooms and shower room.

    The rear garden is fully enclosed, with double gates between the house and annexe providing access for machinery. It has been beautifully landscaped with distinct points of interest, including a recently laid brick-paved terrace creating plenty of space for entertaining in a beautiful position, adjacent to a well-stocked ornamental pond. The large rear lawn is bordered by hedging to the east and well stocked borders to the west; there is elevated area of artificial grass with space for table and seating. There is a pergola over the path, which leads on towards the rear section of the garden and the elevated deck which has a hot tub.

    The pool house has a glass roof, and houses the heated swimming pool; there is a pretty summer house with power connected, and a timber shed. About 0.72 of an acre.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

Local information

  • Old Wickham Lane is a private road on the north side of Haywards Heath, about 0.7 of a mile from Haywards Heath station. Haywards Heath provides for day to day needs, with comprehensive shopping, leisure and entertainment available in Lewes (10 miles), Brighton (14 miles), and Royal Tunbridge Wells (20 miles).
  • Outdoor pursuits include golf, walking and riding; Sussex offers a superb cultural scene, with world-class opera at Glyndebourne, and the annual Brighton Festival presenting a huge programme of theatre, dance, classical music and literary events.
  • Transport: Haywards Heath provides a fast and frequent commuter train service to London Victoria/London Bridge (journey time from 45 minutes) and Brighton. The major surrounding areas can be accessed via the A272 linking with the A22 to the east and A23/M23/M25 to the west, providing fast access to London, the south coast, and Gatwick airport. Schools: There is a good range of highly regarded state and independent schools in the area including Harlands Primary School, Warden Park Academy, Cumnor House, Great Walstead, Ardingly, Brighton and Hurstpierpoint Colleges, Burgess Hill School for Girls and Lewes Old Grammar School.

Additional information

  • Agent's Note: Some light fittings are not included but may be available by separate negotiation.
  • Services: Mains gas fired central heating. Mains electricity, water and drainage.
  • Outgoings: Mid Sussex District Council, 01444 458166. Council tax band G
  • Photographs taken: March 2024
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • EPC rating: E
  • Cladding: We have been told that this property has no cladding. 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: E
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: G