Savills | Mill Lane, South Chailey, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 4PY | Properties for sale
5,540 sq ft(514.68 sq m)
Guide price £3,000,000

Mill LaneSouth Chailey, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 4PY

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in August 2020
  • Ideally configured for family life
  • Superb house for entertaining
  • Excellent gardens and grounds swimming pool
  • Paddock with direct access to a bridleway
  • Attached three bedroom Coach House
  • Beautifully presented with Georgian origins

An elegant and well-appointed detached family house set in 3.4 acres of glorious gardens and grounds with spectacular South Downs views

About this property

  • Yokehurst Place is an elegant detached house set in beautiful gardens, situated in a delightful semi-rural position with far-reaching South Downs views. The property has Georgian origins, with the oldest portion dating from c.1789, and over the years has been the subject of sympathetic additions and improvements. The brick elevations are partially hung with decorative clay tiling, and sit under a tiled roof.

    The property offers spacious yet comfortable accommodation, with graceful proportions, beautifully presented interiors and a wealth of fine period features.
    It has a pleasing layout, with the formal reception rooms and study formed from the original portion of the house, and each having bay windows with French doors opening to the terrace that wraps house. The drawing room has a marble mantelpiece with working fireplace, and is dual aspect with outstanding views across the gardens and grounds.

    To the rear of the house is a large kitchen, extended by the current owners to add an open plan breakfast room with an impressive roof lantern, creating a welcoming and light space for day to day life, and adjoining the dining room for more formal occasions. The kitchen is very well-equipped with solid wood cabinetry, granite surfaces, central island, an electric Aga and excellent range of integrated appliances. It is served by a larder, complete with cold shelf, and a utility room.

    To the front of the house is an office, which opens to the family room, a cosy room with an integrated fish tank, adjoining cloakroom and connecting door to the Coach House.

    The first floor is reached via a wide turned staircase, leading to a galleried landing. In the eastern portion are the master and guest bedrooms, both with en suite bathrooms.

    There are four further bedrooms, all with generous proportions, served by two additional bathrooms. A seventh bedroom, box room and attic access are on the second floor.


    The Coach House
    Adjoining Yokehurst Place is the Coach House, which can be accessed by an internal door from the family room, creating additional guest accommodation. This access can be closed off to provide self-contained secondary accommodation with its own external access. It comprises a ground floor with dining room, kitchen, and en suite bedroom, and first floor with sitting room, two bedrooms with storage and a bathroom. The cellar is accessed from the Coach House dining room.

    Please refer to the floorplans for the full layout and extent of the accommodation.

    Outside
    Yokehurst Place has an attractive approach via a hardstanding track which leads down to the gravelled drive, opening to a parking area ahead of the house and garaging. The house is shielded by hedging, with a brick path leading from the driveway, through the parterre gardens, up to a stone portico which shelters the solid wood front door.

    The formal parterre gardens have box hedging, with roses, lavender and wisteria planted. There are terraces to the south, east and north, creating an excellent space for entertaining al fresco and enjoying the lovely views across the surrounding landscape.

    The remainder of the gardens are mainly laid to lawn, sloping gently down to a large pond with a timber sun deck..

    The heated swimming pool lies to the south of the house, sheltered by hedging and a low level wall retaining the lawn, and surrounded by a paved terrace with space for sun loungers, and table and chairs. It has been cleverly positioned to give a spectacular vista of the South Downs.

    To the north of the house lies the paddock, which is partially open the gardens but has potential to be fully enclosed, and has the benefit of its own driveway and gated access to the private track.

    The property has an integrated double garage with folding door, and there is a triple bay timber farmed machinery/wood store at the top of the paddock.

    In all, about 3.4 acres.

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Local information

  • The property is rural yet not remote, being positioned towards the end of a shared private track on the outskirts of South Chailey and East Chiltington, in an enviable semi-rural location with superb views across the surrounding landscape to the South Downs.
  • East Chiltington is home to the renowned Jolly Sportsman gastro pub, and lies almost equidistant between the towns of Burgess Hill, Haywards Heath and Lewes, providing a good selection of shops, restaurants, cinemas and theatres. The nearby villages of Plumpton, Wivelsfield Green and Chailey all have local shops, pubs and post offices.
  • Outdoor pursuits include golf across the county, and there are many opportunities for walking and riding on the doorstep. Sussex offers a superb cultural scene, with world-class opera at Glyndebourne, and the annual Brighton Festival presenting a huge programme of theatre, dance, classical music and literary events.
  • Transport: Plumpton station (three miles) offers hourly services to London Victoria, journey time from 60 minutes. Haywards Heath (seven miles) provides fast and frequent rail services to London Victoria, London Bridge, St Pancras International and Brighton. The A272 links with the A22 to the east and A23/M23/M25 to the west, providing fast access to London, the south coast, and Gatwick airport.
  • Schools: 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: Oil fired central heating. Mains electricity and water. Private drainage (Klargester).
  • Outgoings: Lewes District Council, 01273 471600. Council tax band Yokehurst Place H and The Coach House A.
  • Agent's Note: The private track leading from Mill Lane to the house gives vehicular access to four properties and is a bridle way. Upkeep is shared equally between the households, with Yokehurst Place responsible for 25% of costs.
  • Directions: From Haywards Heath, take the B2112 south and at the roundabout turn left in Green Road. Take the right turn into South Road, signposted to Wivelsfield Primary School, and take the first exit at the mini roundabout to stay on South Road. Pass The Plough pub on the right, and take the next left into Honeypot Lane. The private track is on the right after about 0.7 of a mile, immediately before the doctor's surgery.
  • EPC Rating = E