Savills | Knowle Lane, Halland, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 6PR | Property for sale
2,597 sq ft(241.27 sq m)
Guide price £1,250,000

Knowle LaneHalland, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 6PR

    Key features

    • Detached, unlisted cottage understood to date from the 1740s
    • Extended, extensively refurbished and very well presented
    • Full of charm and period detail
    • South and west facing terraces, landscaped gardens and private bluebell woodland
    • Lovely semi-rural, edge of village location

    Beautifully presented detached 18th Century cottage set in glorious gardens and woodland.

    About this property

    • Understood to date from the 1740s and originally two cottages, Weavers House is a charming detached cottage situated in a semi-rural edge of village location, elevated in its plot to offer a wonderful outlook over its glorious landscaped formal gardens to private woodland beyond. Extended over time and extensively refurbished by a previous owner about 10 years ago, the property offers very well presented and deceptively spacious accommodation extending to nearly 2,600 square feet; though benefitting from being unlisted, it retains all the charm and period detail of an older property, including exposed timbers, two impressive inglenook fireplaces, double glazed casement windows with leaded light panes, wooden latched doors, and some original wooden floors.

      The front door opens from under an oak porch canopy directly to a light and bright west-facing sitting room with flagstone floor, which has full height windows and French doors to the garden, and features a woodburning stove to one corner.
      The adjoining inner hall has the original brick flooring and gives access to a cloakroom and two further reception rooms: an elegant panelled study featuring a handsome inglenook fireplace with inset woodburner and original bread oven, and a dining room, which has a second inglenook with an open firebasket.

      The dining room is open to the well-appointed farmhouse-style kitchen which is fitted with range of wooden cabinetry, with woodblock and granite surfaces, a four-oven oil-fired Aga, additional electric Aga oven and hob, and further integrated appliances. A stable door opens to the south-facing terrace.

      A turned oak staircase rises to the first floor, where there are five bedrooms, all with oak floors, arranged around a vaulted galleried landing. The dual-aspect principal bedroom has a superb outlook over the garden, a walk-through dressing room with fitted cupboards and a limestone-tiled shower room with Lefroy Brooks sanitaryware; the guest bedroom has an equally stylish en suite bathroom. Bedrooms three, four and five are served by a large family bathroom with suite including a freestanding roll top bath.

      Weavers House is accessed from Knowle Lane via a short driveway with space for three cars, directly ahead of the detached double garage. A gate opens to a pathway leading to the house.

      The gardens and grounds are particularly fine, sloping gently down away from the house enhancing the views to the woodland beyond. A terrace of stone and brick pavers extends all around the house; with seating areas to both the south and west, part-covered by an electronically-operated awning. Beautifully landscaped, the formal garden to the west comprises an expanse of lawn, dotted with spring bulbs, young trees and well-stocked flower and shrub beds offering colour and interest; a natural rill channels rainwater from the house to the garden. Various timber sheds, including a large tractor shed, provide storage for tools and logs. Extending away to the south is a further area of level lawn and a Victorian-style greenhouse with power connected.

      The remainder of the grounds are made up of glorious deciduous woodland, with three seasonal ponds, various pathways winding through the trees, and a magnificent display of bluebells and wild orchids in the spring months.

      In all, about 3.64 acres (approximately one-third formal garden and two-thirds woodland).

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    This period cottage has been sympathetically modernised with reference to the age of the building and has retained some wonderful features. The gardens are a great mix of manicured lawns with mature beds, shrubs and wild woodland, a child's wonderland!

    Jason NorthProperty agent

    Local information

    • Weavers House is situated on the outskirts of the village of Halland, which has two public houses and a popular garden centre with shop and café.
    • The neighbouring village of East Hoathly provides for day to day needs with a village shop and Post Office, public house, café, church, and primary school. Comprehensive shopping is available at Uckfield (three miles), the historic county town of Lewes (nine miles), Eastbourne (16 miles) and the coastal City of Brighton and Hove (18 miles).
    • Sussex offers excellent and varied opportunities for a range of equestrian and sporting pursuits, with many walks across the surrounding countryside, including on the Wealdway just east of the village, golf at Piltdown and East Sussex National, and sailing at the coast. The area has a vibrant 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.
    • Lewes station offers regular services to London Bridge/Victoria, journey time from 70 minutes; the A22 lies to the west, connecting to the A272, the A26 and the M25. Gatwick airport 25 miles.
    • There are a number of highly regarded state and independent schools in the area, including East Hoathly CEP School, Cumnor House, Great Walstead, Brambletye, Bede's, Lewes Priory, Lewes Old Grammar School, Burgess Hill Girls, Brighton College and Eastbourne College.
    • All distances and journey times are approximate

    Additional information

    • Services: Oil fired central heating. Electric underfloor heating in the sitting room, kitchen and dining room. Mains electricity and water. Private drainage.
    • Outgoings: Wealden District Council, 01892 653311. Tax band G.
    • Directions: Heading south-east on the A22, proceed over the roundabout by the East Sussex National, continuing on the A22. After about 1.2 miles, turn right into Knowle Lane and Weavers House is the first house on the right hand side after about 0.1 of a mile.
    • EPC Rating = E
    • Tenure = Freehold