Savills | Broadhurst Manor Road, Horsted Keynes, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 7BG | Properties for sale
2,651 sq ft(246.29 sq m)
Guide price £1,225,000

Broadhurst Manor RoadHorsted Keynes, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 7BG

  • Sold

Key features

  • Sold in December 2019
  • C16th door and sliding window shutter
  • Clever combination of period architecture and modern convenience
  • Separate guest suite over the garage
  • Well-presented garden and York terrace, ideal for parties

Extensively refurbished Grade II listed home in a superb rural location.

About this property

  • Understood to date from 1570 and believed to be one of the very earliest examples of a domestic property built over more than a single storey, Hurstwood Farm House is a superb example of a timber-framed medieval property and is listed Grade II, of ‘special historic or architectural importance.' Since acquiring the property over 23 years ago, the current owners have undertaken a comprehensive programme of extension and refurbishment, using local craftsman and taking every care to enhance and retain the original structure and historic character of the building. Beautiful hand-carved linen-fold panelling, bespoke oak joinery and floors tiled in Sussex terracotta sit alongside a wealth of original timbers and doors and a handsome inglenook fireplace to create a superbly appointed and comfortable family home, finished to the very highest specification and with every attention to detail.

    The floor plan gives an excellent overview of the full extent of the accommodation. There are three versatile light oak panelled rooms in the oldest part of the house (the western wing), including a cosy snug which has the striking inglenook fireplace as its focus, a music room opening to the rear garden and the study which has two 16th century features of particular note: an original door and an unusual sliding window shutter. The eastern wing of the house comprises two modern extensions which blend seamlessly with the original house, comprising a large farmhouse kitchen and breakfast room served by a useful utility/boot room, and a delightful triple aspect sitting room facing south over the garden.

    There are three bedrooms on the first floor and two charming attic bedrooms on the second floor, all served by a stylish bathroom fitted with a traditional style Chadder & Co suite including a roll top bath and separate shower cubicle, together with a separate wash room.

    Hurstwood Farm House is beautifully situated in a wonderful rural location, nestled into a hollow and with a lovely outlook over the surrounding landscape. The house is approached down a long carriage driveway, through two electrically operated five-bar gates; there is ample parking ahead of the house. The detached double garage has two sets of electrically operated double doors and a lean to garden store to the rear, a door to the side opens to a superbly appointed guest suite with ground floor shower room and open plan living/bedroom over, finished to the same high specification as the house.

    Adjacent to the garage, the former pig sty has been converted to offer a well-fitted kitchen with granite worktops, storage and a separate WC (ideal for garden parties), with a useful store room over.

    The house is surrounded by well-tended lawns, edged by trees and hedging. There are a number of seating areas and spots for dining al fresco: a brick and York stone terrace wraps around two sides of the house, from which steps rise to a further terrace where there are lovely view over the grounds; an open sided summer house echoing the timber framed design of the house is sited to one side of the lawn. In all about 0.65 of an acre.

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One of the finest restoration projects I've seen completed on a Grade II listed medieval house, and bettered by the fact that it's completely surrounded by idyllic Sussex countryside.

Rohan VinesProperty agent

Local information

  • Hurstwood Farm House is situated in an idyllic position on the rural outskirts of Horsted Keynes, yet within good reach of local amenities by road and by public bridlepath.
  • The thriving village of Horsted Keynes is about one mile distant via foot or about 2.5 miles by road. Amenities include two pubs, a primary school, a village shop and social club.
  • Comprehensive shopping is available at Haywards Heath (6.8 miles), Tunbridge Wells (16.5 miles) or Brighton (22.5 miles). There are many leisure activities available in the area including riding on Ashdown Forest (permit required), sailing at Ardingly and golf across the county.
  • There is a vibrant cultural and arts scene in Sussex, with world-class opera at Glyndebourne, theatre at Royal Tunbridge Wells and the annual Brighton Festival presenting a huge programme of theatre, dance, classical music and literary events.
  • Transport: Haywards Heath offers fast and frequent rail services to London Bridge, London Victoria and St Pancras International, journey time from 45 minutes; further services from East Grinstead or Three Bridges. Gatwick airport 13 miles.
  • Schools: There is an excellent range of schools in the area, both state and private, including St. Giles primary school in the village, Cumnor House in Danehill, Great Walstead near Lindfield, Brambletye, Ardingly, Hurstpierpoint and Brighton Colleges, and Burgess Hill Girls.
  • All distances and journey time are approximate.

Additional information

  • Some of the freestanding kitchen cabinetry and the painted room divider in the first floor bedroom are excluded from the sale. Please refer to the agents for details.
  • Hurstwood Farm House has a right of way through the farmyard to the north.
  • Services: Oil fired central heating; partial under floor heating. Mains electricity and water. Private drainage.
  • Outgoings: Mid Sussex District Council, 01444 458166. Council tax band E.
  • Viewing: Strictly by appointment with Savills. If there is any point which is of particular importance to you, we invite you to discuss this with us, especially before you travel to view the property.
  • Photographs taken: September 2019
  • Directions: On the B2028 north of Lindfield, take Stonecross Lane east and turn left onto Keysford Lane. In Horsted Keynes, take the first left onto Waterbury Hill, continue forward onto Cinder Hill, and then fork right onto Chilling Street. Take the next right into Broadhurst Manor Road (also known as Hurstwood Lane) and continue for just over half a mile, pass the cottages on the left hand side and take the next right onto a private track. Pass through the farmyard and Hurstwood Farm House's driveway can be found straight ahead.
  • EPC Exempt