North Common Road, North Chailey, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8


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  • Bedrooms: 6
This rural property benefits from a stunning location set in the heart of the Sussex countryside, backing on to open fields and farmland while being within a short distance of the village amenities at Wivelsfield Green and North Chailey, and convenient for the larger centres of Burgess Hill and Haywards Heath. The detached home sits within 3.7 acres of paddocks and gardens, with a variety of outbuildings and excellent potential for equestrian facilities making it an ideal residence for equestrians or smallholders.

The property is believed to be 18th century and is Grade II listed, with a wealth of character features inside and out. The total accommodation extends to 5181 square feet which includes the additional outbuildings which offer potential to expand further. The main house is bright and spacious internally with generous room sizes that still keep their characterful, cottage feel with exposed timbers, beams, wall panelling and traditional latched doors. The expansive views over the property's own land and surrounding countryside add to the feelings of light and space. A great deal of care has been taken to modernise the interiors to a high standard while retaining the excellent character of the home.

The accommodation briefly comprises on the ground floor, a porch opening to an entrance hall with doors to a sitting room with wood-burning stove with a striking inglenook fireplace, separate dining room, study, storage area and cloakroom with w.c. There is a kitchen/breakfast room to the rear of the house with an adjoining utility room and a cellar on the basement level for storage. On the first floor there are three double bedrooms (one en suite) and a family bathroom, with a further two bedrooms on the second floor.

In addition to the main house there is a separate studio arranged over two floors which could be used for guest accommodation or as an income generator.


The grounds are a highlight of the home, extending to 3.7 acres and providing ample gardens, paddocks, parking and outbuildings for storage or conversion (subject to the necessary consents). The house is set back from the road behind an attractive formal lawn, with a sweeping gravel driveway leading to a parking area and a stunning pond shaded by a well-established silver birch. The gardens are a bounty of specimen trees and plants, with a wide variety of shrubs, herbaceous borders and trees affording a green and pleasant outlook from all sides. The outbuildings include a log store/former piggery, stone summerhouse, a fabulous timber-framed barn, car port, storage rooms and stabling, offering excellent scope.


Situated midway between Haywards Heath and Uckfield, North Chailey is a charming village ideally located on the A272 providing fast access to surrounding villages. Within North Chailey there is a cricket club, tea shop, service station and farm shop, with pubs and schools available in neighbouring Newick. Further amenities can be found in Haywards Heath (6 miles) where there is a main line station offering fast and regular trains to Gatwick Airport, London Bridge and Victoria (approx. 45 minutes). The local area offers beautiful open countryside with many footpaths, woodland trails and areas of outstanding natural beauty.

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