Savills | Courtlands, Chilling Street, Sharpthorne, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 4JF | Property for sale
2,624 sq ft(243.78 sq m)
Guide price £849,950

Courtlands, Chilling StreetSharpthorne, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 4JF


    Key features

    • Wonderful opportunity to own a portion of am impressive country house
    • Private terrace and use of shared gardens and grounds with superb views
    • Spacious accommodation - ideal for both families or as a 'lock up and leave'
    • Allocated parking and garaging
    • Sharpthorne village about half a mile
    • East Grinstead five miles, Haywards Heath eight miles

    Substantial portion of an elegant period country house with outstanding southerly views

    About this property

    • Wye House is a superb period property, forming a major portion of Courtlands, an elegant Victorian country house which was subsequently converted into eight properties.

      Wye House is situated in the south west corner of the house, and the accommodation is mainly arranged on the first floor. It is a superb property with many interesting period features including high ceilings, sash windows and picture rails.

      The property benefits from its own impressive entrance hall on the ground floor; stairs lead up to the conservatory, currently used as a dining room and enjoying lovely views over the surrounding grounds. Doors give access to the spacious private roof terrace, which has plenty of space for table and chairs, creating a wonderful spot for eating and entertaining.

      The kitchen/breakfast room has space for a large table, a good range of fitted wood cabinets, a fridge freezer, and space for a range cooker and dishwasher. There are glazed interior doors to the dual aspect sitting room, with a working fireplace and southerly views.

      There are five bedrooms, most with fitted cupboards, and two have basins; they are served by a recently re-fitted shower room and a family bathroom. There is a further office/box room and plenty of cupboard space on the landing, which leads on the rear entrance and fire escape.

      The apartment extends in all to 2,624 sq ft, with an additional 432 sq ft private cellar space. The floorplans give an excellent overview of the full layout and extent of the property.

      Outside
      Courtlands is approached by a sweeping gravel drive, with an entrance on Top Road and an exit in Chilling Street. Wye House has allocated parking immediately outside the property, and a single garage located in a block of four lying to the north west of the main house. The residents of Courtlands enjoy shared use of the delightful landscaped gardens and grounds which surround the house. A formal lawn extends away from the south of the building, beyond which are outstanding views over the adjoining countryside to the South Downs. To the east of the house is a further formal lawn and a number of informal areas, interspersed with shrub and flower borders, trees and hedgerows.

      Agent's Note
      A service charge of approximately £240 per month covers buildings insurance, maintenance of the building including communal areas and grounds, drainage and a sinking fund.

    I love the proportions of this property, the high ceilings make the rooms feel really spacious. The views from the grounds are outstanding.

    Rohan VinesProperty agent

    Local information

    • Courtlands is situated in a wonderful rural position with far-reaching views on the outskirts of Sharpthorne, a charming West Sussex village in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Sharpthorne has a village shop, café and nearby West Hoathly has a primary school, various village sports clubs, two pubs (The Cat and The Fox) and Gravetye Manor country house hotel with its Michelin-starred restaurant. Comprehensive shopping is at East Grinstead, Haywards Heath and Crawley.
    • There are many leisure activities available locally, including 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 Alexander House, Gravetye Manor and South Lodge. There is an extensive network of footpaths across the surrounding countryside.
    • 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.
    • Rail Services: East Grinstead five miles (London Victoria from 56 minutes), Three Bridges eight miles (London Bridge/Victoria from 35 minutes), Haywards Heath eight miles (London Bridge/Victoria from 42 minutes).
    • Gatwick airport 11.5 miles.
    • Schools: There are a number of state and independent schools and colleges in the local area, including West Hoathly CEP School, Cumnor House, Great Walstead, Brambletye, Michael Hall (Rudolph Steiner), Worth School, and Ardingly, Hurstpierpoint and Brighton Colleges. A number of private schools offer bus services for students which stop in the village.
    • All distances and journey times are approximate.

    Additional information

    • Services: Oil fired central heating. Mains electricity and water. Shared private drainage.
    • Outgoings: Mid Sussex District Council, 01444 458166. Council tax band F.
    • Directions: Proceed north from Haywards Heath on the B2028, through the village of Lindfield. Having left the village, take the second turning on the right (Stonecross Lane) and then turn left at the t-junction. Proceed along this lane for about 1.3 miles and at the cross roads, turn sharp left (sign posted Sharpthorne and Bluebell Railway). At the T junction, turn right into Top Road; the entrance to Courtlands is on the right hand side. Please exit via Chilling Street.
    • EPC Rating = E
    • Tenure = Share of Freehold