Slaugham Lane, Warninglid, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 5TH | Property for sale | Savills
1,975 sq ft(183.48 sq m)
Asking price £1,250,000

Slaugham LaneWarninglid, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 5TH


    Key features

    • Handsome detached house in a semi-rural village location
    • Versatile and well-presented accommodation
    • Character features including open fireplaces, thumb latch doors and exposed stone
    • Off-road parking and detached double garage
    • Established garden with views over adjoining fields

    A four bedroom detached stone house with stunning rural views.

    About this property

    • Situated in the village of Warninglid, backing on to open fields, Harpscot is a handsome detached four bedroom stone house of immense character, understood to have originally been the laundry house to a local estate. Sitting centrally within its plot, the house dates from 1812, with a more recent, beautiful and sympathetic extension added in 2014; it is characterised by attractive half tile-hung mellow stone elevations, with stone mullioned windows and a tiled roof. Internally, the versatile accommodation extends to approximately 2,000 square feet, with good ceiling heights and a number of both modern and period character features including plantation blinds to many of the windows, original plank doors with thumb latches, open fireplaces, and exposed stone walls.

      Leading off the wide entrance hall is a cosy family room or dining room with a woodburner, and the kitchen/breakfast room, which is fitted with a good range of painted wood units, granite worktops and a two-oven Aga. Through the kitchen/breakfast room is the former laundry, now a spacious and elegant sitting room with wood flooring and a brick open fireplace with copper hood. A glazed door leads to the adjoining timber-framed conservatory, which has a stunning outlook over the gardens and adjacent fields.

      Beyond the entrance hall is the rear hall providing access to a ground floor bedroom suite which has the potential to be self-contained, comprising a dual-aspect bedroom with French doors to the south-facing garden, and an adjacent wet room with modern white suite and underfloor heating. A stable door opens from the hall to the rear patio and under cover log store.

      There are three further well-proportioned bedrooms on the first floor, the principal bedroom and bedrooms two with cast iron feature fireplaces. The principal bedroom has an en suite shower room; the other two bedrooms are served by a family bathroom accessed directly from the landing.

      Outside
      Harpscot is set back from Slaugham Lane, well-screened by mature hedgerows and trees. Lying to the south of the house is a driveway with space for two cars, ahead of the detached double garage which has twin up and over doors (one electronically operated) and rafter storage space. A gated stone pathway leads to the house.

      The private and well-enclosed garden with established borders is mainly laid to lawn, stretching away to both the north and south of the house. There are three lovely seating areas: to the north, a paved terrace lies next to the conservatory; a further terrace spans the rear of the house and a patio to the south of the house is accessed via bedroom four. There is a charming 'secret garden' tucked away behind a deep shrub border to the west, with some lovely views over adjoining farmland.

      In all, about 0.35 of an acre.

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    Local information

    • Harpscot is situated approximately 200 yards from the Half Moon Pub along Slaugham Lane. Warninglid is 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 village hall.
    • The larger villages of Cuckfield and Handcross (four miles and three miles respectively) offer a number of local amenities. Comprehensive shopping, bars and restaurants area available at Haywards Heath and Horsham (both six miles).
    • There is an array of leisure activities available in the area including many opportunities for equestrian pursuits, sailing at Ardingly Reservoir and golf across the county as well as walking and cycling. 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, Balcombe (five miles), Horsham (six miles), Gatwick airport (13 miles) and Three Bridges in Crawley (12 miles), offering a fast service to London terminals from 36 minutes. The Gatwick Express to London Victoria takes as little as 30 minutes.
    • The A23/M23 lies a couple of miles to the east, giving access to London and the M25, Gatwick airport and the south coast.
    • Schools: there are a number of highly regarded state and independent schools in the area including Ardingly College, Hurstpierpoint College, Worth, Handcross Park School, Warden Park Academy, Holy Trinity C of E Primary in Lower Beeding, St Mark's C of E in Staplefield, The Weald, Millais and The Forest School.
    • All times and distances are approximate.

    Additional information

    • Services: Oil fired central heating. Electric underfloor heating in the en suite bathroom, wet room and ground floor bedroom. Mains electricity, water and drainage.
    • Outgoings: Mid Sussex District Council, 01444 458166. Tax band G.
    • 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.
    • 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 Warninglid village and turn right at the crossroads into Slaugham Lane. Harpscot is the second house on the left.
    • EPC Rating: F
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: G