Wheatsheaf Road, Woodmancote, Henfield, West Sussex, BN5 9BA | Property for sale | Savills
2,410 sq ft(223.90 sq m)
Guide price £1,250,000(€1,425,264)

Wheatsheaf RoadWoodmancote, Henfield, West Sussex, BN5 9BA

  • Sale Agreed

Key features

  • Stylish lateral living – beautifully presented single storey house
  • Landscaped gardens and grounds with glorious views
  • Rural yet not remote – Henfield village centre two miles
  • Detached two bay garage
  • Hassocks station 6.5 miles

Beautifully presented single-storey house in a superb rural position with far-reaching views.

About this property

  • Deer's Leap is a beautifully presented single storey property, situated in a wonderful rural position adjacent to farmland. The property has a generous footprint, extending to approximately 2,410 sq ft, and has an appealing exterior with brick elevations under a tiled roof. The property was acquired by the current owners in 2013, and has been cleverly extended to create a wonderful detached home with well-appointed accommodation that more than meets modern expectations of comfort and style. The floorplans give an excellent overview of the layout, which has been cleverly designed with the property's setting in mind: full height windows frame the views and ensure plenty of light, and there are double glazed hardwood bi-fold doors from the principal bedroom, the third bedroom/study, the sitting room and the dining room, creating an excellent flow between inside and out.
    Of particular note is the triple aspect sitting room which has bi-fold doors to the east garden, and a woodburning stove; there are contemporary internal Crittall-style glazed doors to the dining room, a recent addition with a soaring vaulted ceiling and doors to the south facing brick-paved terrace, which is an excellent space for entertaining. The dining room is open to the kitchen; both rooms are fitted with an excellent range of handcrafted, bespoke solid wood units, painted pale blue and complemented by pale Silestone countertops, with a central island. Appliances include a Mercury induction range, Fisher and Paykel fridge/freezer, Fisher and Paykel wine cooler and a Miele dishwasher.
    The principal bedroom suite has fitted wardrobes, full height windows to east and south with plantation shutters and a stunning luxury Lusso en suite bathroom, with freestanding contemporary oval bath, walk in shower and vanity unit with a pair of basins. There are two further bedrooms, one with an en suite shower room and one served by a separate shower room.

    The property is approached via a private road, with a cattle grid over the entrance to the track which skirts the farmland and leads to Deer's Leap. An electronically operated five bar gate opens to the gravelled driveway which has plenty of space for parking ahead of the house and detached two bay garage, which has power and water connected.

    The gardens lie mainly to the south and east of the house; the herringbone brick south terrace has a pergola, up lighting and electric points and is a superb spot for enjoying the gardens and their surroundings. To the east of the house is a picturesque courtyard with an olive tree planted, and beyond lies the large pond. The reminder of the garden is mainly laid to lawn, with mature trees planted at intervals and sections of wild meadow for interest; the gardens are fully enclosed by hedging and post and rail fencing. In all, about 1.17 acres.

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This property has much to recommend it, the outside space is great for entertaining.

Rohan VinesProperty agent

Local information

  • Situated on a private road on the rural outskirts of Woodmancote, a hamlet at the foot of the South Downs, just outside the boundary of the National Park and between the larger villages of Henfield and Hurstpierpoint (two miles and five miles respectively). Henfield provides for day-to-day needs with a range of local shops, banks, post office, village hall, library, health centre and leisure centre; Hurstpierpoint has a good range of local amenities, some lovely boutiques, cafes and restaurants, pubs and an excellent local butcher. More extensive shopping and recreational facilities can be found in Brighton & Hove.
  • The area is well served for the arts, with theatres and galleries in Brighton and opera at Glyndebourne. There are many well-known golf courses close by, such as Singing Hills, Mannings Heath and Pyecombe, further sporting opportunities are found at Wickwoods Country Club, also show jumping at Hickstead, racing at Brighton, Fontwell and Plumpton, sailing at Brighton Marina. There are many miles of beautiful walks and rides over the surrounding countryside including the South Downs National Park.
  • Mainline rail services to Brighton, London Bridge and London Victoria are found at Hassocks (6.5 miles), with further services at Burgess Hill and Haywards Heath.
  • Schools: there is a good selection of state and private schools in the area, including Brighton College, Hurstpierpoint College, Lancing College, Steyning Grammar and Burgess Hill Girls.
  • All times and distances are approximate.

Additional information

  • Agent's notes:1. Deer's Leap has right of way over the track from Wheatsheaf Road. There is a voluntary contribution to its upkeep and the vendors currently contribute £250 per annum.
  • 2. Planning application DC/23/1357 is pending and relates to a portion of the garden for "Change of use from Agricultural Land (grazing) to incidental residential curtilage (Class C3)". The decision is expected on or before 11 September 2023.
  • 3. The property benefits from current planning permission to build a detached workshop/utility room adjacent to the double garage with a similar footprint. All services to accommodate the build are in already in place namely water, electricity, foul water drainage/pump, having been installed when the owners completed the kitchen extension.
  • Services: Oil-fired central heating, wet underfloor heating to the kitchen/dining room, electric underfloor heating to the bathrooms. Mains electricity and water. Private drainage.
  • Outgoings: Horsham District Council, 01403 215100. Council tax band G
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • EPC rating: E
  • Photographs taken: August 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.
  • Directions: The postcode leads to the property, please approach via the private track from Wheatsheaf Road/B2116. Travelling from the west, turn into the B2116 and the track is on the right after 0.7 of a mile, immediately after The Design Lab. Travelling from the east, pass The Wheatsheaf pub on the left and the track is on the left after 0.8 of a mile. Keep forward on the track and turn left after 0.7 of a mile over the cattle grid. Take the next right and Deer's Leap is immediately on the left.
  • EPC Rating: E
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: G