Burchetts
4,068 sq ft(377.93 sq m)
Guide price £1,250,000

Station RoadNorth Chailey, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 4HE


    Key features

    • Major wing of a county house dating from 1905
    • Comprises a number of grand reception rooms from original residence
    • Superb triple aspect drawing room
    • Panelled dining hall with magnificent turned oak staircase
    • Established gardens and grounds with South Downs views

    Substantial wing of an impressive Edwardian country house with superb views to the South Downs.

    About this property

    • Burchetts is the major and arguably most impressive wing of a handsome Edwardian country house dating from 1905. The house offers very spacious accommodation, spanning two floors and extending to over 4,000 square feet; it benefits from having a number of the grand principal rooms from the original residence, including the triple-aspect drawing room and the dining hall with its magnificent turned oak staircase.

      The rooms are well-proportioned and most are enhanced by classic Edwardian features including high ceilings, oak flooring, picture and dado rails, bay windows, some beautiful stained glass windows and a number of working fireplaces.

      A large entrance porch with herringbone brick flooring opens to the entrance hall, which lies central to the ground floor accommodation. There are three formal reception rooms: the triple-aspect drawing room was the original snooker room and is a superb room with large paned windows overlooking the gardens and a marble fireplace with carved oak surround. There is an impressive panelled dining hall, and an elegant sitting room with decorative plasterwork ceiling, a carved marble fireplace and a door opening to the adjoining south-facing conservatory.

      The kitchen is fitted with a range of floor mounted and built in cupboards; it has an Aga, a walk-in larder and a utility/boot room. A panelled study and a cloakroom complete the ground floor accommodation.

      The grand oak staircase rises to a half landing where a pair of stunning three-quarter height windows featuring an attractive stained glass motif frame the view over the garden to the South Downs beyond. There are four spacious bedrooms on the first floor lying off a generous galleried landing, served by two bathrooms.

      Please refer to the floorplans for a full overview of the layout of the accommodation.

      Outside
      The property is set in established and mature gardens of just over an acre and a half, sloping gently down to a ha-ha at the southern boundary which enhances the beautiful views over adjoining countryside to the South Downs in the distance.

      The house is approached via a tree-lined driveway leading from Station Road, which leads through a pillared entrance to a parking area ahead of the house. The well-enclosed gardens and grounds lie predominantly to the south and west of the house, and largely comprise expanses of lawn, interspersed by shrub beds and dotted with trees.

      In all, about 1.6 acres.

      Agent's Note
      The main driveway to the house is owned by a neighbouring property, over which Burchetts has a right of way.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    This most impressive home is in a semi-rural location and has wonderful views to the South Downs, yet is conveniently located for schools and commuting.

    Mark TaylorProperty agent

    Local information

    • Burchetts is situated in a semi-rural position in North Chailey, a village with a petrol station and tea shop. Local shopping: The neighbouring village of Newick is well-known for its pretty village green and has a thriving village community, providing a number of facilities and amenities including a village shop, newsagent, pharmacy, butcher, bakery, three public houses, Indian restaurant and a health centre.
    • Haywards Heath (5.5 miles), Uckfield (6 miles) and Lewes (8 miles) provide comprehensive shopping facilities. There are many leisure activities available in the area including bridle paths and footpaths across the surrounding countryside, 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.
    • Rail: There are frequent rail services from Haywards Heath to London Bridge, London Victoria and St Pancras International, journey time from 45 minutes.
    • Gatwick airport: 19 miles.
    • Schools: There are a number of state and independent schools in the area including Chailey St Peters and Newick Primary Schools, Chailey Secondary School, Cumnor House School in Danehill, Great Walstead, Brambletye, Ardingly and Hurstpierpoint Colleges, Lewes Old Grammar School and Burgess Hill Girls.
    • All distances are approximate.

    Additional information

    • Directions: From Haywards Heath, head east on the A272 through Scaynes Hill. Continue over the two mini-roundabouts in North Chailey and the driveway to Burchetts can be found after about half a mile, immediately before the entrance to Chailey Stud. Follow the driveway as it bears around to the right, and Burchetts can be found towards the end, through a pair of red brick pillars.
    • EPC Rating = E