Plumpton Lane, Plumpton, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7

Guide price

Bedrooms: 5
Rylands is a substantial Grade II listed family home with additional accommodation and superb equestrian facilities. The main house is believed to date from the 17th century and displays a wealth of period features along with a plethora of living and entertaining space spanning to 3172 sq ft. There are two annexes which provide ideal accommodation for staff or multi generational living.

The floorplan shows a detailed plan of the accommodation, in brief it provides a drawing room with square bay window to the front and impressive inglenook fireplace. Dining Room with parquet flooring, open fireplace with stone surround, deep bay window and French patio doors to the garden. A generous study with double aspect windows.

Sitting room with French doors to the garden, fireplace and access through to the kitchen. The kitchen/ breakfast room is generous in size and sits at the heart of the home with a central oil fired Aga, Bosch oven, Gaggenau induction hob. Off the kitchen is a rear lobby with door to the gardens.

The south wing on the ground floor provides two double bedrooms and family bathroom.

First Floor

Master Bedroom with fitted wardrobes, deep bay window providing attractive views over the gardens and en suite bathroom.

There is a further bedroom and bathroom and an attic bedroom is located on the second floor.

Agents note: Planning consent has previously been granted to extend the main house. Hamptons can provide details.


Attached to the rear of the house is a single storey annexe with a kitchen/breakfast room, sitting room, bedroom with en-suite bathroom. Outside it has a small lawned garden which is enclosed by a picket fence.

Stable Flat

Located in the stable yard is a first floor flat which comprises: open plan sitting room/ kitchen, bedroom and bathroom.


Rylands is approached through solid wooden gates to a gravel drive which provides ample parking. From the drive, the stable yard is immediately accessible and to the front of the house is a raised brick terrace with steps leading to the front door. To the rear of the house is a beautiful brick terrace with a southerly aspect and ornamental pond providing a sheltered area for Al Fresco entertaining.

Steps from the terrace lead up to the expansive lawns dominated by an impressive ancient oak tree. There are a number of other mature trees and well stocked borders. At the centre of the garden is a large, single storey brick and stone Barn with power and lean to wood store to the rear.

Within the gardens there is a heated swimming pool now requiring refurbishment but being well sheltered by mature and mixed hedgerows. An attractive weeping willow is next to the vegetable garden enclosed by a low-level wall with a greenhouse at its centre and a brick built garden store. To the rear of the stable yard is a tennis court and behind that a number of apple trees together with a separate gated access to the main road.

Land and Equestrian Facilities

Rylands sits centrally within its plot of approximately 11 acres. The house is secured with mature hedgerows and post and rail fencing on the boundaries and post and rail fencing separates the paddocks. The sandschool measures approximately 40m x 22m, enclosed by post and rail fencing.

Adjacent to here are two loose boxes and a further stable with 2 more loose boxes and a hard standing.

The stable yard is conveniently located next to the main house which provides nine loose boxes, two corner foaling boxes, feed store, hay store, tack room, day room and stable flat above. The yard is well lit and has a feed store together with a former garage building above which sits the stable flat accessed via an external timber staircase. On the ground floor of the building is open hay storage with a separate tack room and separate day room.

For riding, there is quick and easy access to a far reaching network of Bridleways accessed to the south of Plumpton Racecourse and ultimately providing easy access onto the South Downs.

Footpaths: Two footpaths cross the land in a diagonal direction as indicated on the land plan.


The property is situated within walking distance of Plumpton village which provides a general store, primary school and church. Ideally situated for the commuter Plumpton station to London (Victoria/London Bridge in approx. 60 mins) Haywards Heath main line station is 9 miles away approx., trains to Gatwick Airport, London Bridge and Victoria, reached within 45 minutes. Brighton is about 14 miles, whilst the A23/M23 lies to the west of Haywards Heath, providing access to Gatwick Airport and national motorway network. There is an excellent selection of preparatory and public schools, Brighton College, Hurstpierpoint College, Cumnor House, Great Walstead and Ardingly College. There are numerous golf courses in the area, Piltdown, Royal Ashdown and The East Sussex National.

Additional Information

Local Authority: Lewes District Council. Tel 01273 471 600

Council Tax Band H

Services (not checked or tested): Mains water and electricity. No mains gas. Oil fired central heating. Private drainage. No mains drains.


Tenure: Freehold Land Registry Title Number ESX91200

EPC: Annexe Cottage EPC rating D Stable Flat EPC rating F

01444 616469

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