Savills | Warninglid Lane, Warninglid, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 5TQ | Property for sale
154.22 sq m(1,660 sq ft)
Guide price £1,250,000

Warninglid LaneWarninglid, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 5TQ


    Key features

    • Virtual tour available
    • Former ammunitions factory converted into a unique and contemporary home
    • Every consideration for modern comfort with home automation, underfloor heating, LED lighting, and fresh air ventilation system
    • Detached former stable building with planning for conversion to annexe
    • Stunning open-plan first floor living space with huge glass roof lantern
    • Contemporary kitchen with high end appliances and stylish bathroom suites

    Unique conversion with scope for further development, on the semi-rural outskirts of the village.

    About this property

    • Understood to date from 1934/5 and formerly an ammunitions factory, The Armoury was previously used as a squash court before being converted in 2012 by the current owners. In keeping with the property's history, this unique house has been cleverly converted to create a superb family home with every consideration for modern comfort and a contemporary, industrial feel – exposed brick work, concrete wall finishes and commercial-grade laminate flooring sit alongside stylish bathroom suites, stunning statement light fittings, a bespoke staircase and a clever use of glazing throughout. In addition, there is a comprehensive home automation system, underfloor heating, LED lighting, and a fresh air ventilation system.

      The house is complemented by a single-storey former stable building, currently used as a workshop/office with kitchenette and open storage barn, but with planning permission for conversion into two-bedroom annexe or guest suite, which would offer excellent ancillary accommodation.

      The main house is arranged with the bedrooms on the ground floor and an open-plan living area on the first floor. A wide glazed door set in a striking two-storey glazed curtain wall opens to the entrance hall, which features a beautiful contemporary light fitting, an open-tread staircase rising to the first floor and further fibre optic lighting creating a novel star-effect on the ceiling. The principal bedroom has a good range of built in storage and an en suite shower room with twin basins and a skylight; bedrooms two and three are served by a family bathroom with suite including a freestanding bath and separate shower. Also on the ground floor is a useful laundry room with space for appliances, open to a fully tiled utility/wet room.

      The first floor is entirely open plan, flooded with natural light by way of a huge glass lantern extending across the majority of the roof, and an expanse of bi-fold windows to the southern elevation. It offers a stylish modern living area with some lovely far-reaching rural views and the versatility to create various seating, dining and work spaces. The kitchen is fitted with a range of high end matt units and a large central island, with composite worktops and various integrated appliances; there are two pairs of French doors, one with a Juliet balcony and one open to a balcony with steps descending to the garden.


      Outside
      The Armoury is approached from Warninglid Lane via a private driveway which leads to a walled parking area ahead of the garaging, and an expanse of terrace adjoining the front of the house. The detached garage offers two parking bays and a workshop housing the utilities for the house.

      The stable and barn outbuilding lies immediately to the north of the house. The garden extends away beyond the stable to the north and around to the east, where there is access to the walled garden, part of the original kitchen garden belonging to the neighbouring property. The garden is mainly laid to lawn, surrounded by mature hedgerows and trees, with a small kitchen garden and some fruit trees. Please refer to the site plan for details.

      In all, about 0.76 acres

      Agent's Note
      There is planning permission for the conversion of the former stable to a two-bedroom annexe. Mid Sussex District Council, ref: 11-01403/FUL.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    With the open plan first floor, I think the owners have achieved something extraordinary - it is truly unique.

    Rohan VinesProperty agent

    Local information

    • The Armoury is situated on the outskirts of Warninglid, a charming West Sussex village with Saxon origins; its centre was the first of six conservation areas in Sussex. The village has a cricket field, a recreation/play area, and is home to the Half Moon Pub. The larger villages of Cuckfield and Handcross (four miles and three miles respectively) offer a number of local amenities.
    • Comprehensive shopping: Haywards Heath (six miles), Horsham (eight miles) and Crawley (eight miles).
    • There are comprehensive leisure activities available in the area including many opportunities for equestrian pursuits, sailing at Ardingly and golf across the county. There is a vibrant cultural and arts scene in Sussex, with world-class opera at Glyndebourne, and the annual Brighton Festival presenting a huge programme of theatre, dance, classical music and literary events.
    • Transport links: there are frequent rail services to London from Haywards Heath (London Bridge/Victoria from 42 minutes), and Three Bridges in Crawley offers a fast service to Victoria from 36 minutes. The A23/M23 lies to the east, giving access to Gatwick airport (13 miles), the south coast and the M25.
    • Schools: there are a number of highly regarded state and independent schools in the area including Ardingly College, Hurst College, Christ's Hospital, Worth, Holy Trinity Lower Beeding Primary, Warden Park Academy and Handcross Park School.
    • All distances and journey times are approximate.

    Additional information

    • Services: Zoned under floor heating (wet system) and hot water – air source heat pump. Plumbed for solar panels. Mains water and electricity. Private drainage.
    • Outgoings: Mid Sussex District Council. Tax band A.
    • Directions: From Haywards Heath take the A272 west, and then the B2184 north into Cuckfield, turning right into London Lane. Turn right at the mini-roundabout, keep forward at the next and at the third bear left into Whitemans Green B2115/B2114. Continue on for nearly a mile, then turn left on to Sloughgreen Lane, crossing over the A23. Continue forward into the village and carry straight on at the crossroads; the driveway to The Armoury is just over half a mile on the right hand side.
    • EPC Rating = C