The Street, Bolney, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 5QW | Property for sale | Savills
2,069 sq ft(192.22 sq m)
Guide price £650,000

The StreetBolney, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 5QW

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Character property in the heart of a popular village
  • Large plot with wide frontage offering potential to reconfigure and further develop (subject to planning permissions and consents)
  • Beautiful gardens, garaging and driveway parking
  • No onward chain
  • Haywards Heath station five miles, Gatwick airport 15 miles (approximate distances)

Charming Grade II listed cottage requiring updating, set within beautiful gardens in a central village location.

About this property

  • Grade II listed Walnut & Well Cottage is a pretty detached property, full of charm and character with beautiful rear secluded gardens. The property dates from the 17th century or earlier and was originally two cottages, both timber framed with plaster infill. The two cottages had different roof levels, the north one being tiled, the south one of Horsham stone slate slab. The house has potential to be a beautiful, central village family home but requires some repair, updating and attention, and is priced accordingly.

    This delightful property offers a wealth of period details, including exposed beams throughout, casement windows with secondary glazing and an inglenook fireplace in the sitting room. There is great potential to upgrade and extend the property, subject to obtaining the necessary consents and permissions. As expected with a property of this age and character, there are some low ceilings and reduced head height in some doorways.

    The accommodation is mainly arranged over two floors, and the ground floor offers a porch, a large reception hall/study, a sitting room with access to the rear garden, a dining room, a kitchen with dining area and a cloakroom.

    There are three good sized bedrooms on the first floor, a large bathroom and a separate shower room. On the second floor there is a fourth spacious attic bedroom with a fixed ladder style access. The floorplans give an excellent overview of the full layout.

    The outside space is a particular feature of the property. To the north lies the detached garage, greenhouse, carport and driveway parking; the house and gardens have an extensive high walled frontage to the Street and these outbuildings and surrounding gardens could offer great potential for further development (subject to obtaining the necessary planning permissions and consents).

    There is a further brick and timber outbuilding with power connected. The west-facing gardens are well-screened, creating privacy, and have well-stocked cottage style beds close to the house, an established orchard area and walled rose garden.

    There is an elevated terrace along the west side of the house creating a wonderful spot to enjoy the afternoon and evening sun and the outlook over the expanse of lawn with mature shrubs and trees planted. In all, about 0.29 of an acre.

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This is great character property and I really like the potential the outbuildings offer - they've had planning permission granted in the past and could be a really exciting opportunity.

Rohan VinesProperty agent

Local information

  • Situated at the southern end of Bolney's main street right at the heart of the original old village close to the historic church and other listed properties. Bolney has a primary school ,two service stations with shops and two public houses with popular restaurants. Comprehensive shopping is available at Haywards Heath (five miles), Burgess Hill (six miles), Horsham (10 miles) and Brighton (15 miles).
  • There are many leisure activities available locally, including local clubs for football, rugby, cricket and theatre with large playing fields and pitches in the village together with a modern community centre.
  • 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 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.
  • Mainline Rail Service: Haywards Heath (London Bridge/Victoria from 42 minutes).
  • Schools: There are a number of highly regarded state and independent schools and colleges in the local area, including Bolney CE Primary School, Warden Park Secondary Academy, Cumnor House, Great Walstead, Brambletye, Michael Hall, Ardingly College, Bede's and Brighton College. A number of private schools offer bus services for students which stop in the village.
  • All distances and journey times are approximate.

Additional information

  • Services: Oil-fired central heating. Mains electricity, water and drainage.
  • Outgoings: Mid Sussex District Council, 01444 458166. Council tax band G.
  • Photographs taken: April 2023.
  • EPC Exempt
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: G