A wonderful equestrian property comprising about 53 Acres with 2 holiday let cottages, in a tucked away location adjoining Chailey Common
Entrance porch , Lobby, Living room, Sitting room, Kitchen, 3 bedrooms, Dressing room/bedroom 4, 2 bath/shower rooms
Terrace and lawn
2 Holiday cottages with 2 bedrooms each
American style barn with 10 loose boxes, 2 tack rooms and an office, 6 Further stables and a hay barn, All weather ménage, Paddocks, Woodland, Fishing rights in the Ouse
About 53 acres (TBC)
This attractive property has appealing and flexible accommodation, is set in a wonderful location overlooking its own land and enjoys the benefit of an income stream from livery and holiday lettings.
A large covered entrance porch leads to the front door which opens into a hall with fitted cupboard, off which is a spacious dining hall and the kitchen. The kitchen is fitted with Shaker-style wall and floor units, a breakfast bar, integrated fridge freezer, double electric oven, gas hob, space for washing machine and dishwasher. Beyond the hall is a wonderful drawing room with vaulted ceiling, exposed beams, a corner fireplace and French doors out to an enclosed area of garden. Glazed double doors at one end of the drawing room open into a study/bedroom 4 which has a well-appointed en suite shower room and interconnecting door with the main bedroom, which is an excellent size and has an airing cupboard and French doors out to the garden. A door at the western end of the drawing room leads to a bright, corridor with French doors to the enclosed garden, and off this are 2 further bedrooms and a well-appointed family bathroom with freestanding bath, spacious shower cubicle with body jets, WC and wash hand basin set in vanity unit.
Badgers Rest 2
The front door opens into a good size entrance lobby, off which is a substantial, open-plan kitchen/living room. Beyond the lobby is a shower room and stairs to the first floor, where there are 2 well-proportioned bedrooms.
Badgers Rest 1
This holiday cottage also has a substantial open-plan kitchen/living room and shower room on the ground floor, together with 2 interconnecting bedrooms on the first floor. Both of the holiday cottages have a parking area at the front and share a garden at the rear.
Gardens and Grounds
The property is approached via a track that leads down the edge of the Common, at the end of which is the stable yard and parking area, with the holiday cottages, house, 6 loose boxes and a hay barn on the eastern side.
A large barn on the western side, houses 10 loose boxes, extensive storage space and 2 tack rooms. A drive spurs off the yard to a parking area beside the house, where there is also a large, paved, seating area with walled surround. The terrace wraps around the house to the main garden at the rear of the property, where there is a summerhouse and an expanse of lawn bordered by post and rail fencing with delightful views over the paddocks beyond. The main drive continues on from the end of the stable yard around the edge of the fields, ménage and the woodland, through which there are several rides, to a gated entrance on A275.
The property is set in delightful countryside adjoining Chailey Common any ideal place for walking and riding. Haywards Heath and Lewes both have excellent shopping and recreational facilities. Schools in the area included Cumnor House, Walstead and Ardingly
There is golf at Ditchling, Piltdown, Haywards Heath, Paxhill and Royal Ashdown. Horse racing can be found at Lingfield Park. Water sports are available at Weir Wood and Ardingly reservoirs. Nearby Ashdown Forest is the largest free public access space in the South East. It is a great place for walking and enjoying spectacular views over the Sussex countryside and is known the world over as the 'home' of Winnie-the-Pooh.
The mainline railway station at Haywards Heath provides a service to London Bridge/ Victoria. The A272 (1 mile) connects to the A23/M23. Gatwick airport is about 13 miles.
Local Authorities & Services
Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Electric heating.
Council Tax: House Band F, 1 Badgers Rest Band B, 2 Badgers Rest Band C. Lewes District Council: 01273471600.
East Sussex County Council: 03456080190.
From Haywards Heath head east on the A272. At the second roundabout in North Chailey turn left onto the A275 towards East Grinstead. After about ¾ mile turn right into Mill Lane. Proceed along the road and just before the disused railway bridge turn left down a private lane and the property will be found at the end.