Whitemans Green, Cuckfield, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 5BY | Property for sale | Savills
3,009 sq ft(279.55 sq m)
Guide price £1,250,000

Whitemans GreenCuckfield, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 5BY

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in October 2022
  • Situated in the heart of the village
  • Separate garden office and large garden
  • Off street parking with EV charging point
  • Haywards Heath station 2.1 miles
  • EPC rating F (TBC)

Detached Victorian house with off-street parking in the heart of the popular village of Cuckfield.

About this property

  • Situated in prominent position on Whitemans Green, at the top of the village, Ashton House is a detached Victorian property with red brick elevations under a tiled roof. The house was once a bakery and more recently an antiques shop, and was converted to residential use in 1995; it now offers well-presented family accommodation arranged over three floors, with plenty of reception space, a study area and five bedrooms.

    The floorplans offer a comprehensive overview of the full layout and extent of the house; to the front of the house, lying off the entrance hall, is a superb, dual aspect open plan sitting/dining room, with two tall bay windows and a fireplace set with a woodburning stove in the sitting room, and a fireplace with tiled surround in the dining room.

    The entrance hall leads on to a snug / TV room, with doors to the side courtyard garden; the snug in turn leads to the kitchen/breakfast room, a striking room well – suited to day to day life, with a vaulted ceiling and a spiral staircase connecting to the mezzanine study. The kitchen has space for a range cooker, and is fitted with an excellent range of bespoke wall hung and under counter cabinets with granite worktops. It is open to the utility area.

    Beyond the kitchen is the garden room, an impressive room converted from the original stables, offering plenty of space to entertain and a woodburning stove. A cloakroom completes the ground floor.

    On the first floor, the principal bedroom has a dressing room and en suite shower room, there are two further bedrooms on this floor, together with the family bathroom and a sperate shower room. On the second floor are two bedrooms, and storage cupboards.

    The house is set slightly back from Whitemans Green with a low brick wall enclosing the front garden which is planted with flowering shrubs. To the side of the house is the driveway, which provides off street parking and has an electric vehicle charging point fitted.

    A wrought iron pergola and wooden gate open to the south facing brick paved side courtyard garden, which is accessed from the snug and the kitchen ; this leads in turn to the pretty rear garden which opens out to double width. The garden is fully enclosed and mainly laid to lawn, with low level box hedging providing a point of interest and well-stocked flower beds to the sides. There is an array of climbing plants planted against the house and the side brick wall.

    The detached home office is a recent addition, and is suitable for working from home full time, with power and heating connected. The garden is served by two timber sheds and a woodstore, and the plot extends to just under a fifth of an acre (about 0.17 of an acre).

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I like the spacious rooms - The Garden Room is both amazing and unexpected, and the garden itself is very generous.

Jason NorthProperty agent

Local information

  • Situated in Cuckfield, a thriving village with an active community to the west of Haywards Heath, in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
  • Cuckfield offers a number of local amenities including a convenience store, petrol station, medical centre, variety of independent village shops, public houses, restaurants and a hotel and spa; Haywards Heath offers more shopping facilities including Waitrose, a leisure centre and a mainline railway station. Crawley and Brighton are within 10 and 15 miles respectively.
  • There are many leisure activities available within the village at youth and adult levels including golf, rugby, cricket and local theatre.
  • Across Sussex, activities include riding on Ashdown Forest, for which a permit is required, sailing at Ardingly and golf across the county.
  • Spa and country house hotels include Ockenden Manor in the village, Alexander House, Ashdown Park, Gravetye Manor and South Lodge.
  • 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 Transport: There is a fast and frequent commuter service from Haywards Heath, which is just over two miles distant, with services to London Bridge/Victoria from 42 minutes. Gatwick airport 13 miles.
  • Schools: There is an excellent range of schools in the area, both state and private, including Holy Trinity CEP School and Warden Park Secondary Academy in Cuckfield, Haywards Heath College, Great Walstead, Cumnor House, Handcross Park School, Burgess Hill Girls, Brighton College, Ardingly College and Hurstpierpoint College.
  • All times and distances are approximate.

Additional information

  • Services: Gas fired central heating. Mains gas, electricity, water and drainage.
  • Outgoings: Mid Sussex District Council, 01444 458166. Tax band G.
  • EPC: the energy performance certificate is being reassessed.
  • EPC Rating: D
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: G