Station Road, Horsted Keynes, Haywards Heath, RH17 7AT | Property for sale | Savills
1,897 sq ft(176.24 sq m)
Guide price £725,000

Station RoadHorsted Keynes, Haywards Heath, RH17 7AT


    Key features

    • No onward chain
    • Modern village house on the market for the first time
    • Elevated position with wonderful views
    • Private driveway and double garage
    • Haywards Heath station five miles

    Attached modern house in the centre of the village, in an elevated position with super views.

    About this property

    • Castle Cottage was built in the early 1990s and is being offered to the market for the first time. Situated in an elevated position in the centre of the village, the house offers nearly 1,900 square feet of accommodation arranged over three floors (plus the lower ground floor garage) ideally placed to take best advantage of the far-reaching views over neighbouring roof tops to the undulating farmland to the north.

      The house is accessed on foot from the village green via a gated, private pathway, which leads past the adjoining properties to Castle Cottage's front door. Vehicular access is by way of a private lane off Leighton Road, which leads to the house's private driveway and the lower ground floor double garage, which has twin electronically-operated doors and from which stairs rise directly to the kitchen.

      There are two formal reception rooms on the ground floor both with doors opening to the wrap around terrace: the spacious sitting room has stone fireplace to one corner set with a woodburner and glazed double doors opening to the adjoining dual-aspect dining room. The kitchen has a clay tiled floor and is fitted with a range of floor and wall mounted wood-fronted units, with granite effect worktops, number of integrated appliances, and plenty of space for a breakfast table. The kitchen is served by a useful utility room, and a cloakroom with WC completes the ground floor accommodation.

      There are three well-proportioned bedrooms on the first floor, including the main bedroom which has some lovely views to the north and over the garden, and benefits from a tiled en suite shower room with modern white suite; bedrooms two and three are served by a large family bathroom. There are two further versatile rooms on the second floor (one currently used as a study), together with a separate WC with basin.

      Castle Cottage's garden is arranged as a series of terraces to take best advantage of the house's elevated position. A terrace extends around the house, offering a lovely spot to enjoy the view; steps descend to the upper terrace which is mainly laid to lawn, edged by colourful and well-established flower and shrub borders. The middle terrace comprises a kitchen garden with raised beds and greenhouse; on the lower terrace is a small orchard and a brick built outbuilding/workshop with power and water connected. Steps descend to a secondary driveway.

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    Local information

    • Castle Cottage is situated in the heart of Horsted Keynes, a sought-after historic village popular for its picturesque setting, thriving community and convenient proximity to Haywards Heath's railway station.
    • Local amenities include a village hall, a village shop, a primary school and two public houses. Comprehensive shopping is available at Haywards Heath (five miles), Tunbridge Wells (17 miles) or Brighton (21 miles).
    • There are many leisure activities available in the area including riding on Ashdown Forest (permit required), sailing at Ardingly and golf across the county. 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. Spa and country house hotels include Ockenden Manor, Alexander House, Ashdown Park, Gravetye Manor and South Lodge.
    • Haywards Heath mainline station is about five miles distant (c.13 minutes by car) and offers frequent rail services to London Bridge/Victoria from 42 minutes. Gatwick airport 17 miles.
    • Schools: There are many highly regarded schools in the area, both state and private, including St. Giles primary school in the village, Cumnor House in Danehill, Great Walstead near Lindfield and Ardingly College.
    • All times and distances are approximate; driving times taken from Google Maps.

    Additional information

    • Agent's Notes: The neighbour at 2 Blacksmiths Cottages has a right of way over the lower driveway (TBC)
    • Services: Oil fired central heating. Mains electricity, water and drainage.
    • Outgoings: Mid Sussex District Council, 01444 458166. Tax band F.
    • Photographs taken: September 2023.
    • Cladding: This property may have cladding. The property is under six floors so any cladding may not have been tested. 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: F