Black Hill, Lindfield, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16
£3,000,000

Guide price

Bedrooms: 5
Blackhill House is a most attractive Regency stucco village house which is believed to have been constructed c. 1830. The impressive reception space and family accommodation is arranged over two floors and spans to an impressive 4050 sq ft.

The house enjoys a wealth of character features externally, including French windows with cornices, pilasters and elaborate fretted and plumed Neo-Classical style cast iron flower guards. The principal rooms feature period fireplaces and high ceilings with original coving and cornicing. The

property opens via an elegant entrance porch with pilasters featuring cornice and pineapple finials to a large entrance hall with stairs rising to the first floor. To one side is a useful family/sitting room. To the other side of the entrance hall is a spacious and attractive drawing room including a high corniced ceiling, fireplace, French windows to the front and a French door leading onto a terrace that skirts the South-Westerly side of the house and overlooks the garden. The drawing room in turn leads through double doors to the exquisite kitchen with six stunning full length windows that overlook the garden and French doors that lead to the rear terrace overlooking the pool.

The bespoke handmade Martin Moore kitchen/breakfast room is just superb, sumptuous in design, eye catching and extremely practical with ample storage cupboards, built in appliances and larder along with generous preparation areas with central island.

Also opening from the entrance hall are the dining room, study, family room, utility room, downstairs cloakroom and access to the cellar.

On the first floor, the main suite provides a bedroom with en suite shower room, the fifth bedroom is currently being used as a dressing room. Additionally there are three further double bedrooms of which one has an en suite bathroom and then a large modern family bathroom services the other two rooms.

Outside

The property is approached through electric gates opening to the driveway with a further set of gates giving onto the old stable block courtyard. The stables have been converted to provide garaging with ancillary accommodation above in the form of bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and sitting room. Skirting the property is a substantial terrace bordered by well stocked flower-beds overlooking a lawn area which benefits from a South-Westerly aspect. The lawns are bordered by mature trees such as Magnolias and Azaleas. The design and planting reveals a delightful garden upon which a great deal of knowledge and care has been lavished.

To the rear of the house is a heated swimming pool surrounded by a flagstone terrace and pool pavilion. Behind the pool is a large lawn area again bordered by mature trees and shrubbery. Additionally there is a small kitchen garden with greenhouse and various fruit trees.

pSituation

Lindfield High Street provides many individual shops, public houses, post office and a small supermarket. A wider range of facilities including a mainline station with fast and regular services to London (London Bridge and London Victoria accessible in 45 minutes) can be found in Haywards Heath (1.1 miles distant).

The A23 is within 6 miles of the property and provides access to Brighton, Gatwick Airport, the

M25 and the national motorway network. There is an excellent selection of private schools in the area including Cumnor House, Great Walstead, Ardingly College, Worth, Hurst College, Brighton College and Burgess Hill School for Girls. Sporting and recreational facilities in the area include walking and riding on the South Downs, sailing and fishing at Weirwood and Ardingly Reservoirs along with many excellent golf courses.

Additional Information

Mid Sussex District Council – 01444 458166

For clarification, we wish to inform prospective purchasers that we have prepared these sale particulars as a general guide. We have not carried out a detailed survey, nor tested the services, appliances and specific fittings. It should not be assumed that the property remains as displayed in the photographs and no assumption should be made with regard to parts of the property that have not been photographed. Any areas, measurements or distances referred to are given as a guide only and are not precise. Room sizes are approximate and rounded; they are taken between internal wall surfaces and therefore include cupboards/shelves, etc. Accordingly, they should not be relied upon for carpets and furnishings. Formal notice is also given that all fixtures and fittings, carpeting, curtains/blinds, furniture, lighting, kitchen equipment and garden statuary, whether fitted or not, are deemed to be removable by the Vendor unless specifically

itemised within these particulars. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning permissions, building regulations or other consents and where any reference is made to planning permissions or potential uses such information is given in good faith.

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