Savills | Haywards Heath Road, North Chailey, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 4DT | Property for sale
263.47 sq m(2,836 sq ft)
Guide price £1,395,000

Haywards Heath RoadNorth Chailey, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 4DT

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Excellent family home in a semi-rural setting on Chailey Common
  • Countryside views to the east
  • Recently the subject of extension and comprehensive refurbishment
  • Bespoke solid wood kitchen with island and marble worktops
  • Impressive master suite with bedroom, dressing room, luxury bathroom and rooftop terrace
  • Large detached gym and separate garden room / workshop

Handsome and superbly appointed 1920s family home with large detached gym.

About this property

  • Understood to date from 1928, Beech House is an excellent family home located in a semi-rural setting with countryside views to the east, yet only five miles from the commuter town of Haywards Heath. The property has recently been the subject of extension and comprehensive refurbishment by the current owners, resulting in a superbly appointed and beautifully presented family home, offering bright, spacious and adaptable accommodation over two floors; the layout on the ground floor being particularly well thought-out with an excellent flow between the main living spaces. Features of note include a number of dual aspect rooms, a bespoke solid wood kitchen, stylish modern bathroom suites, either solid wood or tiled floors to the ground floor, attractive plantation shutters to the majority of the windows, and a Control4 smart home system.

    There are three formal reception rooms, including a cosy dual aspect sitting room with original art deco style marble fireplace, a large family/cinema room, and a part-panelled dining room with bespoke fitted bar and bi-fold doors opening to the terrace and garden. Also with bi-fold doors to the terrace, the beautiful kitchen and breakfast room is fitted with a range of bespoke solid wood cabinetry, with an island, marble worktops, space for a range and a number of integrated appliances, and an adjoining utility room and cloakroom.

    There are four bedrooms on the first floor including an impressive principal suite comprising a bedroom with French doors opening to a large decked roof-top terrace, a dressing room with a range of fitted wardrobes*, and a luxury bathroom with suite including a freestanding Victoria + Albert bath and separate shower. The remaining three bedrooms are served by a family bathroom with period-style fittings and an en suite shower room to bedroom two.

    *The dressing room was previously the fifth bedroom and could be converted back to a bedroom if required.

    Gym
    Tucked behind Beech House, overlooking the garden and with an adjoining decked terrace, is a substantial gym with shower room.

    Outside
    Beech House is approached from Haywards Heath Road via tall iron gates, which open to a generous gravelled parking area to the front of the house. There is gated access around both sides of the house to the extensive rear garden, where a large paved terrace adjoins the rear of house and steps rise to an expanse of lawn well enclosed by fencing and flower and shrub borders. In the south-eastern corner of the garden, beyond the gym, is a detached outbuilding with kitchenette and WC currently used as a garden room and workshop, behind which is a screened chicken coop. A number of timber sheds, some with power laid on, offer useful garden storage.

    Agent's Note
    The Aga and some of the light fittings are specifically excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation. Please refer to the agents for further information.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

I really like the stylish finish of this excellent family home, it has been refurbished with great taste and every consideration for modern comfort.

Rohan VinesProperty agent

Local information

  • Beech House is located on the edge of Chailey Common common nature reserve in North Chailey, a rural village with a petrol station and tea shop. Neighbouring South Chailey has a convenience store and post office, a health centre and a public house. Newick is two miles to the east, a larger village with a number of amenities providing for day to day needs.
  • Haywards Heath (five miles) and Lewes (eight miles) provide comprehensive shopping facilities. Sussex offers excellent leisure and sporting facilities, with many opportunities for golf, walking (in particular along the South Downs Way) and equestrian pursuits locally, including regular meets at Plumpton Racecourse. There is a thriving cultural 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.
  • Rail: Haywards Heath, 5.5 miles (London Bridge/Victoria from 42 minutes). Gatwick airport 16 miles.
  • Schools: There is an excellent range of state and independent schools in the area including Chailey St Peters Primary School, Chailey Secondary School, Cumnor House School in Danehill, Great Walstead, Ardingly and Hurstpierpoint Colleges, Lewes Old Grammar School and Burgess Hill Girls.
  • All distances and journey times are approximate.

Additional information

  • Services: Oil fired central heating in the house and gym; electric storage heaters in the garden room/ workshop. Mains electricity and water. Private drainage.
  • Outgoings: Lewes District Council, 01273 471600. Tax band G.
  • Directions: From Haywards Heath proceed east on the A272 through the village of Scaynes Hill. Pass the East Sussex sign and head up the hill and around a left hand bend. Proceed along a straight, and Beech House can be found on the left hand side, just beyond another left hand bend, set behind a hedge and iron gates.
  • EPC Rating = D