Savills | Lindfield Road, Ardingly, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 6TS | Property for sale
4,196 sq ft(389.82 sq m)
Guide price £1,600,000

Lindfield RoadArdingly, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 6TS

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in May 2022
  • Well-presented and comfortable family home with a particularly pleasing flow between the living spaces
  • Features including some handsome working fireplaces, high ceilings, solid oak internal doors, and oak flooring through much of the ground floor
  • Swimming pool and detached triple garage with games room over
  • Haywards Heath station only 3.5 miles distant (London Bridge/Victoria from 42 minutes)

Attractive family home on the edge of the village, with far-reaching South Downs views.

About this property

  • Understood to date from 1920, Middle Lodge is an attractive chalet-style detached house, with rendered elevations under a tiled roof with large window gables. The house was substantially extended by the current owners and has been subject to ongoing improvements, resulting in a well-presented and comfortable family home arranged over two floors and extending to an impressive 4,196 square feet; the ground floor being particularly spacious with a pleasing flow between the living spaces. Features include some handsome working fireplaces, high ceilings, solid oak internal doors, and oak flooring through much of the ground floor.

    The full extent and layout of the house can be seen on the accompanying floor plan. The front door opens to a welcoming vaulted entrance hall, off which lies the study, a ground floor shower room, a well-fitted boot room and a cloakroom; double doors open to a large drawing room, which features an impressive brick inglenook with inset woodburning stove and two sets of bi-fold doors opening to a south-facing veranda.

    Across the hall from the drawing room, a further set of double doors open to the kitchen, dining room and timber-framed orangery, a large and versatile space ideal for day-to-day family life and entertaining alike. The kitchen is fitted with a range of wooden units and a central island, with black granite worktops and a range of appliances; it is served by the adjoining utility room.

    Accessed from the kitchen is a lovely sitting room with views over the gardens and a brick open fireplace, and a dual-aspect sun room with French doors opening to a decked terrace.

    There are six bedrooms on the first floor lying off a part-galleried landing, including a large principal bedroom with built in wardrobes and en suite bathroom, and a lovely guest bedroom with en suite bathroom and French doors opening to a balcony; the guest bedroom adjoins bedroom six creating an ideal suite for guests with children.

    Bedroom five has a small en suite shower room; the remaining three bedrooms are served by a family bathroom.

    Middle Lodge is accessed from Lindfield Road via high, electronically operated timber gates, screened from the road by mature laurel and rhododendron. The gates open to a large gravelled parking area between the house and the detached garaging. The heritage-style timber garaging comprises two open bays and an enclosed garage, a timber staircase rises to a first floor games room over.

    The garden is predominantly laid to lawn and lies to the south of the house, bounded by beech hedging and with some far reaching views to the South Downs. In the south-western corner of the garden is a swimming pool with paved surround, timber pool hut and thatched breeze house. A decked terrace adjoins the western side of the house, an ideal spot for outside entertaining; a further sheltered terrace lies to the rear of the house together with an area of lawn planted with fruit trees.

    In all, about 0.7 of an acre.

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Middle Lodge is quite simply a great family home, and is perfectly placed for some of the area's most popular schools including Ardingly College, Cumnor House Great Walstead and Worth.

Hannah RichesProperty agent

Local information

  • Middle Lodge situated in a slightly elevated position on the southern outskirts of Ardingly village, next to open fields and with far-reaching views to the South Downs. Ardingly is a popular and thriving village with an active community, situated in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Ardingly offers a good range of local amenities including a village shop, a primary school, bakery, takeaway, public houses and the South of England Showground, which hosts a number of events throughout the year including the annual South of England country show.
  • Lindfield, with its picturesque lime tree-lined High Street, is approximately 2.5 miles to the south, and offers a good range of boutiques and shops, a small supermarket and a number of restaurants and pubs, with further amenities in neighbouring Haywards Heath.
  • There are many leisure activities available locally, including local clubs for football, rugby, cricket and theatre; across Sussex, activities include show jumping at Hickstead, sailing at Ardingly and golf at one of the many courses across the county. Spa and country house hotels include Ockenden Manor, Alexander House, Ashdown Park, Gravetye Manor and South Lodge. Sussex offers a vibrant cultural scene, with world-class opera at Glyndebourne, theatre at Royal Tunbridge Wells and the historic County town of Lewes, and the annual Brighton Festival presenting a huge programme of theatre, dance, classical music and literary events.
  • Transport: Haywards Heath (3.5 miles) offers fast and frequent services to London Bridge, London Victoria and St Pancras International (from 42 minutes). The A23 is to the west of Haywards Heath, linking to the motorway network, Gatwick and Heathrow airports and the coast.
  • Schools: There are a number of highly regarding state and independent schools and colleges in the local area, including St Peters CE primary in the village, Oathall Community College, Great Walstead, Cumnor House, Brambletye, Worth School, Ardingly College, Burgess Hill Girls and Hurstpierpoint College.
  • All times and distances are approximate.

Additional information

  • Services: Gas fired central heating. All mains services.
  • Outgoings: Mid Sussex District Council, 01444 458166. Tax band F.
  • Directions: From Haywards Heath take the B2112 Oathall Road north and bear left into Summerhill Lane. At the mini-roundabout keep forward, taking the second exit, Portsmouth Road, and keep forward into Ardingly. At the T-junction in the centre of the village, turn right on to the B2118 (Lindfield Road). Pass through the 40mph signs and past a row of cottages; the gates to Middle Lodge can be found on the right hand side, flanked by brick walls.
  • EPC Rating = D
  • Tenure = Freehold