College Lane, Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks, West Sussex, BN6 9AJ | Property for sale | Savills
1,519 sq ft(141.12 sq m)
Guide price £825,000(€940,674)

College LaneHurstpierpoint, Hassocks, West Sussex, BN6 9AJ

  • Sold

Key features

  • Sold in June 2023
  • Good potential to extend (STPP)
  • Elevated position with far-reaching views to the east
  • Mature and well-tended garden
  • Lovely edge of village location, in a sought-after lane

Very well-presented 1950s detached house on the edge of the village, with rural views.

About this property

  • Dating from the late 1950s and with attractive half-timbered elevations, 130 College Lane (also known as 'Oldfield') is a detached home in the hamlet of Hurst Wickham, on the edge of Hurstpierpoint, situated in an elevated position with some lovely far-reaching views to the east over open fields. The house has been in the same ownership for over 36 years, and has been carefully maintained and improved over time, resulting in a very well-presented and comfortable family home which still has good potential for further extension (subject to the necessary consents).

    To the front of the house is a wide overhung porch canopy, from which the original front door opens to a spacious and welcoming entrance hall. There are two reception rooms: an elegant dual-aspect sitting room featuring a limestone fireplace with inset gas fire, and the adjoining dining/garden room which overlooks the garden and has French doors opening to the terrace.

    The kitchen has space for a breakfast table and is fitted with a range of oak-fronted units, with attractive newly-fitted quartz worktops and a number of integrated Bosch appliances. Lying off the kitchen is a useful rear hall with deep, shelved larder cupboard, a cloakroom, and a large utility room and adjoining store (formed from the original garage).

    There are three well-proportioned bedrooms on the first floor, two with fitted wardrobes and bedroom one benefitting from a stylish tiled wet room; the other bedrooms share a large family bathroom with suite including a corner bath and separate shower.

    Oldfield is approached by a block paved driveway, rising to a parking area ahead of the house and flanked by an area of front lawn. To the side of the house is gated access to the rear garden, which is of particular note: a paved terrace next to the house extends out to an expanse of well-maintained level lawn, dotted with apple trees and edged by shaped flower and shrub borders. To the far end of the garden is a wildlife pond, of which Oldfield has shared ownership. In all about a fifth of an acre.

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Oldfield is quite simply a super family home. It is very presented and has a super garden; I particularly love its position on the edge of the village with rural views.

Rohan VinesProperty agent

Local information

  • Oldfield is situated in a pretty, semi-rural lane on the eastern edge of Hurstpierpoint, a picturesque Sussex village surrounded by beautiful countryside, at the foot of the South Downs National Park. . Hurstpierpoint has a good range of local amenities and togethers with some lovely boutiques, cafes and restaurants, pubs, an excellent local butcher and a theatre; the Hurst Festival runs for a fortnight every year, with multiple events each day. A footpath just to the north of the house gives access to the village centre via Hurst Meadows - nearly 50 acres of publicly owned open grassland and woodland, ideal for dog-walking.
  • Further shops and services can be found in the neighbouring village of Hassocks (1.5 miles) and more comprehensive shopping is found at Burgess Hill (four miles), Haywards Heath (six miles), Brighton (11 miles) and Lewes (11 miles).
  • There are many leisure activities available locally, with walks across the South Downs, local clubs for football, rugby, cricket and theatre; across Sussex, activities include show jumping at Hickstead, sailing at Ardingly and golf at one of the many courses across the county.
  • Spa and country house hotels include Ockenden Manor, Alexander House, Ashdown Park, Gravetye Manor and South Lodge. Sussex offers a vibrant cultural scene, with world-class opera at Glyndebourne, theatre at Royal Tunbridge Wells and the historic County town of Lewes, and the annual Brighton Festival presenting a huge programme of theatre, dance, classical music and literary events.
  • Transport links are excellent, with frequent services to London from Hassocks station (1.7 miles, London Bridge/London Victoria from 56 minutes). The A23/M23 is readily accessed to the west of the village (Gatwick airport 19 miles, M25 J7 30 miles).
  • There is a good selection of highly regarded state and independent schools in the area including St Lawrence CEP School, Downlands Community College, Hurstpierpoint College (only a 10-minute walk), Burgess Hill School, Brighton College and Lewes Old Grammar.
  • All times and distances are approximate; walking times taken from Google Maps.

Additional information

  • Services: Gas fired central heating. Solar panels generate hot water and generate a Feed-in Tariff income of c.£900 p/a. Mains water, electricity and drainage.
  • Outgoings: Mid Sussex District Council, 01444 458166. Tax band F.
  • Photographs taken: March 2023.
  • 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: C
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: F