- Extended Victorian country house in about 3.2 acres
- Charming mix of character and contemporary
- A 2 acre field with its own road gate frontage
- Large duck pond. Bespoke greenhouse. Double garage
Video tour available (approx 6 mins) A traditional late Victorian country house located half way along this peaceful country lane in the parish of Cuckfield. Today the site comprises about 1.2 acres of beautiful gardens and a lake together with an adjacent enclosed field of about 2 acres. The property might therefore appeal to an equestrian buyer seeking a couple of acres of pasture or anyone who enjoys plenty of outdoor space. I should be possible to build stabling, subject to the necessary planning approval. Internally the house offers spacious family living that brings together traditional Victorian architecture with a recent contemporary designed and built kitchen family dining room with a vaulted ceiling. The first floor offers 4 double bedrooms with the master having its own shower room ensuite and a large family bathroom. The ground floor enjoys 3 principal separate receptions including a double aspect drawing room with attractive wood burning stove to the fireplace. In addition there is a separate utility room, cloakroom. Outside the gated driveway creates ample parking and turning for cars in front of both the house and the double width garage with its electric roller door. Other external features include a beautiful duck pond, Victorian style greenhouse, permanent gazebo with conical shingle roof providing a stunning location for relaxing and alfresco dining. A cascading water feature creates a calm and tranquil setting for a further patio area close to the house. The 2 acre field lies to the north of the property and has its own five bar gate entrance directly off Deaks Lane. Laid entirely to pasture it runs along the side of light woodland with post an rail fencing to the southern boundary beside which a public footpath runs. Ideal for dog walkers. Improvements which may be of interest to a prospective buyer include a new Biotech septic tank and underfloor heating to the kitchen family rooms, bathroom and ensuite. There is an LP gas fired boiler supplied by underground bulk storage tank and a fully lined well (now with safety grill fitted). These works all took place in 2009.
Deaks Lane runs north to south between the villages of Cuckfield and Ansty. It lies about half a mile west of Cuckfield where the nearest everyday shopping can be found. The lane is home to an interesting range of period houses, farms and cottages but is essentially rural with plentiful access to open countryside and woodland walks. The A23 dual carriageway is under 5 minutes drive linking quickly with Brighton, the coast, Gatwick airport and the M25. The nearest mainline railway station is in the town of Haywards Heath just under 3 miles away (services into London Bridge and Victoria from about 45 mins)