Savills | Cuckfield Road, Ansty, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 5AJ | Properties for sale
2,572 sq ft(238.95 sq m)
Guide price £1,300,000

Cuckfield RoadAnsty, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 5AJ


    Key features

    • Superbly presented and recently refurbished property
    • Lovely landscaped gardens with bluebell woodland, ponds and paddock
    • Bright, contemporary interiors
    • Garaging and tool shed
    • Haywards Heath station 3.5 miles
    • Burgess Hill 1.5 miles

    Beautifully refurbished period property with superb south facing gardens including orchard, ponds, bluebell woodland and paddock.

    About this property

    • Bassetts is a delightful period property, offering both character and comfort; with partially tile-hung elevations under a tiled roof and tall brick chimneys, the property was originally built as a pair of cottages. Over the years it has been cleverly extended and reconfigured, and is now arranged as a beautifully presented five bedroom family house set across two floors, with extensive gardens and grounds.

      The fresh, contemporary interiors are a lovely counterpoint to the period style of the property, with predominantly white walls, and wood flooring and recessed down lighting to most of the ground floor.

      The scene is set by the generous entrance porch, with a tiled floor and access to the ground floor shower room. Lying off the entrance hall is a large reception hall, which in turn leads to the formal drawing room, a superb room which is both spacious and cosy, fitted with a wood burning stove, and having a door to the rear terrace. This formal room is complemented by a 36' kitchen/dining/family room, perfect for relaxed day to day living. A large chimney screens the kitchen from the dining/family room, and is set with a wood burning stove. The kitchen has painted units under wood surfaces, with a central island set with a sink. Appliances include a Neff Schott Ceran hob and double oven, and a Bosch dishwasher. There is a larder and prep area with additional sink, and an adjoining utility room with space for appliances and access to the side garden.

      On the first floor, the master bedroom has built-in cupboards and an en suite shower room. There are four further bedrooms (one with a basin and one currently used as a study) and a family bathroom on the first floor.

      Bassetts is approached from Cuckfield Road via a track, which is also a public bridleway, leading to the carriage drive ahead of the house and garaging. The detached garaging offers storage and a tool shed.

      The gardens are a particular feature of Bassetts, lying mainly to the south of the house and being beautifully landscaped into distinct sections.

      The well-stocked, mature borders are planted with a plethora of rhododendrons, hydrangeas and flowering shrubs, creating interest throughout the year; spanning the rear elevation is a terrace, which is ideal for entertaining. There is an ornamental pond beyond the terrace, and a further deep pond, which can be used as a natural swimming pool, served by a summer house with power connected. A picturesque stream runs through the grounds and opens into a large pond and waterfall situated towards the bottom of the garden. Past the pond is an area of woodland where the bluebells are particularly spectacular in April and May.

      The grass paddock, which has water connected, lies to the east of the garden with views of neighbouring fields and is accessed via gates from the garden.

      About 4.4 acres.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    This is a really exciting house - the fresh interiors and enchanting gardens make it very special. I can see myself unwinding with a walk through the glorious grounds at the end of a busy day.

    Rohan VinesProperty agent

    Local information

    • Bassetts is situated on the outskirts of the village of Ansty (Cuckfield Rural) with the larger centres of Haywards Heath and Burgess Hill providing good local shopping. The city of Brighton and Hove is easily accessible and offers an extensive range of amenities including theatres, restaurants and a marina.
    • The A23 links to the M23 and on to the M25, giving good access to Gatwick (18 miles) and Heathrow airports and onto the national motorway network.
    • Rail services: Haywards Heath (about 3.5 miles) or Burgess Hill (1.5 miles) offer direct services to London Victoria, London Bridge, St Pancras International and Gatwick.
    • Sporting and recreational facilities include golf at Singing Hills, Albourne, Devil's Dyke, Pyecombe, Royal Ashdown, Haywards Heath, Lindfield, Burgess Hill (with driving range) as well as the East Sussex National Course at Uckfield. Racing at Brighton, Goodwood, Fontwell, Plumpton and Lingfield (all weather). Equestrian events at Hickstead and the South of England Showground in Ardingly. Sailing and watersports at Ardingly and Weirwood reservoirs and along the south coast. Indoor leisure centres include the Dolphin in Haywards Heath and the Triangle in Burgess Hill. Spa at Ockenden Manor in Cuckfield.
    • Theatre at Brighton and Crawley and the Opera House at Glyndebourne. The area has many exceptional gardens and walks including Wakehurst, Nymans, Borde Hill, Sheffield Park and the South Downs Way.
    • There are many highly regarded schools in the area, both state and private, including Ardingly College, Hurstpierpoint College, Burgess Hill Girls, Roedean, Brighton College, Great Walstead, Cumnor House, Worth School and Handcross Park.
    • All distances and journey times are approximate.

    Additional information

    • Directions: From Haywards Heath, take the A272 west into Ansty and at the roundabout take the first exit onto the B2036. Take the next right into Cuckfield Road; Bassetts is on the left after about half a mile.
    • EPC Rating = E