AN award-winning property is on the market for more than £2.4 million.

Chart House in Lewes Road, Haywards Heath, was built in 2011 by its current owners.

Two years later the six-bedroom house won a Sussex Heritage Trust award for its eco-friendly design.

The house covers more than 7,000 sqft and is surrounded by lush gardens.

Its impressive ecological credentials include:

  • Solar-powered hot water
  • A rainwater recovery storage tank
  • A 60m borehole for garden water
  • Ground source heat pump-powered underfloor heating throughout both floors.

The house has a sweeping oak staircase in a vast entrance hall – but for those who don’t fancy the stairs there is also a lift to the first floor.

The kitchen, which opens to a vaulted octagonal sun room, is a focal point for family life.

But if you want to get away from everyone for a while there is a wealth of rooms to choose from –

the family room, sitting room, dining room and study to mention a few.

For keep-fit enthusiasts there is also a gym on the ground floor and a large outdoor heated swimming pool. The pool has an electric insulated cover with coloured lights operated from the house.

The property is equally impressive upstairs. One of the two large first-floor landings is galleried and the other has a full-height glass window to capture the view over the landscaped gardens.

All six double bedrooms have en suite bathrooms and the master bedroom suite has access to a balcony.

Outside there is nearly an acre of landscaped gardens with a “gardener’s shower and WC” for the hard worker who looks after it all.

There is also a sweeping drive, a garage big enough for a fleet of cars and, true to its green approach to life, a bike store.

Hamptons International is looking for offers in excess of £2,495,000. For more information, call 01444 360175.