Novington Lane, East Chiltington, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 3AU | Property for sale | Savills
2,482 sq ft(230.59 sq m)
Guide price £1,595,000

Novington LaneEast Chiltington, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 3AU

  • Sold

Key features

  • Sold in July 2022
  • Beautiful rural farmhouse with spectacular South Downs views
  • Situated in the South Downs National Park
  • Plumpton station 3.7 miles
  • Excellent scope for updating and renovating

Detached period farmhouse in a lovely rural position with South Downs views.

About this property

  • Wootton Farm House is a charming detached period, set in a popular rural village. It has classic double-fronted elevations under a gabled roof, and offers well-proportioned, light accommodation with a pleasing layout, arranged over two storeys, plus a cellar/games room. The house is generally well-presented, but offers excellent scope for updating and renovation, with the potential to extend (subject to the necessary consents and permissions).

    The property offers a wealth of charming features, including stripped wood and tiled floors, high ceilings, some exposed beams and working fireplaces. The floorplans offer an excellent overview of the full layout and extent of the property, which briefly comprises an entrance hall, flanked by the formal sitting room and dining room, and leading through to the kitchen/breakfast room, utility and ground floor shower room at the rear of the house. The dining room has internal double doors to the conservatory which offers impressive and far-reaching views of the South Downs.

    On the first floor are four bedrooms, one with an en suite shower and one fitted with a basin, and a family bathroom with claw-foot bath.

    The cellar is suitable for a games room or wine storage.

    Outside, the house is approached from a private track leading from Novington Lane, with a gravelled driveway leading to the parking area to the side of the house. To the front of the house is an enclosed front garden, with a path leading to the rear garden, beyond which lies the paddock. About 1.2 acres in all.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

This is such a beautiful location, the views from the conservatory are superb.

Oliver MackminProperty agent

Local information

  • Situated within the South Downs National Park, on a rural lane in East Chiltington, home to the renowned gastropub The Jolly Sportsman.
  • The property is rural yet not remote, and the nearby villages of Plumpton, Wivelsfield Green and Chailey all have local shops, pubs and post offices. East Chiltington lies almost equidistant between the towns of Lewes (5.3 miles), Burgess Hill (6 miles) and Haywards Heath (7.7 miles), which all provide a good selection of shops, restaurants, cinemas, theatres and leisure centres.
  • Sussex offers a wealth of leisure and cultural activities, with sailing at Ardingly, golf across West and East Sussex, racing at Plumpton, and the renowned Opera House at Glyndebourne. There are many footpaths and bridle paths across the South Downs and surrounding countryside, as well as riding on Ashdown Forest by permit.
  • Spa and country house hotels include Alexander House, Ashdown Park, Gravetye Manor and Ockenden Manor.
  • Rail (direct services): Plumpton station to London Victoria, journey time from 58 minutes.
  • Burgess Hill to London Victoria/London Bridge/St Pancras International, journey time from 51 minutes.
  • Haywards Heath to London Victoria/London Bridge/St Pancras International, journey time from 42 minutes.
  • Road: To the north, the A272 joins with the A23/M23 and the coast. Brighton 12 miles, Gatwick airport 20 miles.
  • There is an excellent range of highly regarded state and independent schools in the area including Plumpton Primary school, Wivelsfield Green Primary school, St Peter's CEP school, Cumnor House, Great Walstead, Burgess Hill School for Girls, Chailey Secondary School, Lewes Old Grammar School and Ardingly, Brighton and Hurstpierpoint Colleges.
  • All distances and journey times are approximate.

Additional information

  • Services: LPG fired central heating. Mains water and electricity. Private drainage.
  • Outgoings: Lewes District Council, 01273 471600. Council tax band G.
  • Directions: From Haywards Heath/A272 take the B2110 south to Wivelsfield; at the mini roundabout turn left into Wivelsfield Green. Turn right into South Road and at the next mini roundabout turn left to keep on South Road. Continue forward into Novington Lane. Pass the turning to the Jolly Sportsman on the right, and the private track to Wootton Farm is on the left.
  • EPC Rating: E
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: G