Sussex Dream Homes - Chiddingly and Wivelsfield Green

PUBLISHED: 10:16 24 March 2014 | UPDATED: 16:05 25 March 2014




Here we pick two perfect properties for your delectation. Choose between a Chiddingly property dating back to the 16th century and a substantial Edwardian family home in Wivelsfield Green



A charming detached period property set in the idyllic village of Hale Green, with stunning far-reaching views, mature landscaped garden with ponds, outbuildings, stables, tack room, paddocks and woodland extending to eight acres. Drawing room with inglenook fireplace and wood burner, dining room also has an inglenook. Snug, kitchen, excellent-sized games room with full-sized snooker table, shower room, sun room, storage/ boot room, master bedroom with en-suite shower room, three further bedrooms, sweeping driveway leading to double garage and ample off-road parking.

This delightful property was originally two cottages that date back to the 16th century. The property is set in the middle of a large garden which includes two ponds, a vegetable garden and formal flower beds.

The property is accessible via a sweeping gravel driveway flanked by post and rail fencing, and to the front a high beech hedge for privacy. The property retains its original character, with beamed ceilings and two inglenook fireplaces, each bordered by a bressumer, and one with a multi fuel burning stove. The accommodation comprises an entrance lobby, reception hall, sitting room, dining room/snug, summer room, cloak room, kitchen, and a utility room.

On the first floor there is main bedroom with an en-suite shower that enjoys underfloor heating, two more double bedrooms, one single/study, family bathroom with a separate loo and a large games room with a full-sized snooker table.

Cobwebs is situated down a quiet lane in the hamlet of Hale Green. The village of Chiddingly is approximately two miles away, with its public house and village hall. The nearest primary school is conveniently just one mile away. There is also a village shop, which is run by the villagers at Penrose Farm, and again this is a mere one mile away. The historical county town of Lewes, with its mainline station (London Victoria is just 65 minutes away) is approximately 10 miles from the property. Lewes has supermarkets, a leisure centre, a cinema and many bespoke shops. There are excellent and highly-regarded private and state schools.

For more information, please call Winkworth, Lewes on 01273 471471, or email
23 High Street, Lewes, BN7 2LU


Wivelsfield Green

A stunning and substantial Edwardian family house in a sought-after location,

Wivelsfield Hall is an impressive Edwardian family home set in more than 18 acres of gardens, woodland and paddocks offering 11,251 sq ft of beautifully restored accommodation.

It is just under four miles from Haywards Heath mainline station with connections to London Bridge/Victoria from 42 minutes.

The architectural style is typical of the Arts & Crafts movement, with the exterior featuring gabled roof lines and a rounded tower. This lovely family home has been sympathetically refurbished whilst retaining a wealth of period features original to the house, such as high ceilings, picture rails and sash windows. The current owners have refurbished the interior in a stunning and contemporary style that complements the original features, and brings an elegant, modern twist.

The magnificent reception hall is a major feature of the house, and has sand-blasted, lime-washed oak joinery, panelled walls and a beautiful staircase which rises to the galleried landing. The focal point of this room is the magnificent stone inglenook fireplace, with a wood burner, and an impressive large leaded stain glass window, decorated with a bee motif, that forms most of the north eastern elevation.

The large kitchen and breakfast room offers an ideal space for modern family living, and is superbly fitted with steel worktops, a central polished concrete topped island, an Aga and a large, walk-in larder with original slate work-surface and glazed brickwork. The light drawing room and wood-panelled sitting room both have bay windows with views over the garden; there is a further reception room, a study/playroom and two cloakrooms 
on the ground floor.

The principal bedrooms are arranged over the first and second floors, and offer well proportioned rooms. The master bedroom has a stunning en suite bathroom, with a free-standing central tin finished bath and slate flooring. There is a guest bedroom with en suite bathroom, as well as four further bedrooms, a family bathroom with wet room and a separate WC on the first floor. Stairs from the first floor galleried landing lead up to the second floor games room and three bedrooms, one with a luxury en suite shower room.

Also on the second floor is an open plan office suite with seating area, office area, cloakroom and storage. This is accessed by the rear staircase and has the potential to be converted to an internal annexe.

Wivelsfield Hall sits in an enviable elevated position with beautiful views across the Sussex countryside to the Ditchling Beacon and the South Downs. The gardens are mainly laid to lawn, with mature trees, shrubs and shaped borders featuring a pond, a screened former kitchen garden with greenhouse. Outbuildings include garaging and a large structure formerly used to house chickens.

Wivelsfield Hall is offered at a guide price of £4,000,000.

For more information please contact Savills Haywards Heath on 01444 446000

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