A unique and complete one off architecturally designed home of 2,600 square feet of accommodation on the edge of Haywards Heath presented in excellent order with views to the south of the South Downs National Park
DESCRIPTION Rarely found in the marketplace, Silver Birch is an individual and unique home that focuses on excellent entertaining space and offers superb flexibility. Designed and built by an architect for his own occupation, the home has been positioned within the plot to ensure that the all of the main rooms enjoy a southerly aspect, with the bedrooms looking towards the South Downs. There is an open plan feel throughout which works perfectly and during the summer months you benefit from the doors that lead out from the Sitting Room, Kitchen Breakfast Room, all of the bedrooms and the playroom into the garden.
The double aspect sitting room has a vaulted ceiling with the main feature of the room being the open brick fireplace. This fireplace acts as a natural divide through to the dining area where there is space for at least an eight seater table. The stone floor in the sitting room and dining area helps this overall space of 27 x 15 flow perfectly.
The kitchen has been carefully designed for maximum use. A 5.5m long granite worktop which finishes with a breakfast bar provides you with plenty of prep space. On the corner of the breakfast bar is the induction hob with chrome/glass extractor hood which is hung from the ceiling. The granite also complements the gloss finished soft closing cupboards and doors. That feeling of luxury is enhanced by the glass splashback which runs the length of the worktop. Integrated appliances include built in oven, microwave, dishwasher and space for a large American style fridge freezer. There is also an excellent pull out larder unit, wine fridge and side access.
From here, there is an inner hallway which allows light in from the roof. The exposed white washed brick wall adds to the individuality of this home. To the right is the guest suite; doors and a window overlook the garden and there is access into the shower room. It is in the bathrooms of Silver Birch that you can really see the detail and quality of fittings. There is an excellent walk in shower with rainwater shower head complemented by a frosted glass door. The heated towel rail, wall hung toilet and Italian sink with storage under complete the room.
Continuing along the inner hallway is the family bathroom and bedroom three. The double aspect third bedroom has built in wardrobes and a door to the garden, whilst the family bathroom has a large bath with central taps as well as a shower cubicle.
Our favourite room of this home is the master suite. This superbly designed room has a walk in wardrobe area with floor to ceiling built in units. A door then takes you into the main section of the room where french doors provide the view over the garden. Frosted double glass doors lead to one of the best bathrooms you could ever imagine. Almost four metres in length, there is a large oval bath in the middle of the room. The WC and basin are wall hung to enhance the sense of space in the room and at the far end is the walk in shower with double shower head.
Off the sitting room, there is an office measuring 15′ in length which could easily be used as a fourth bedroom. A stunning addition to Silver Birch is the playroom adjoining. This 30 x 20 room has the potential for multiple uses, not least an annexe, fifth bedroom or as it is currently used as a gym. Like most of the other rooms, this has direct access and views to the garden.
Outside, the patio is a great spot for a BBQ, perfectly positioned close to doors which take you back into the kitchen breakfast room, sitting room or even the with playroom. Silver Birch is well screened from the neighbours and you can’t help but be impressed by the beautiful views of the South Downs National Park. An added bonus of the garden is the wooded area adjacent to the main garden. It could make the perfect play area or left to grow as it currently is. To the front of Silver Birch is a double garage – there is internal access from here into the property which leads to a useful storage room and then into the office. To the front there is plenty of parking for probably at least six cars.
LOCATION Sitting on the eastern edge of Haywards Heath, Silver Birch occupies an excellent location. Hurstwood Lane is in our opinion an even more desirable road since the access onto the A272 was closed and therefore making the section where Silver Birch is located only used for residents of the lane and the neighbouring cul de sacs. Additionally, the opening of the A272 bypass linking through to Bolnore and Cuckfield ensures that reaching the A23/M23 is much simpler and quicker task than it used to be. Hurstwood Lane to the south links you with Wivelsfield Green and towards Ditchling and Brighton, whilst the A272 East leads you to Uckfield and beyond to Tunbridge Wells. Local shopping facilities can be found in Northlands Avenue which includes a Tesco Express, Doctor Surgery and a pharmacy. There is also the choice of the recently opened Co-Op on Franklynn Road or Sainsburys Local on Wiveslfield Road. Other recognised facilities on hand is The Princess Royal Hospital and The Birch hotel. Brighton can be found 15 miles to the south, whilst a short drive north takes you to Crawley and London Gatwick. The countryside is not far from your front door, National Trust facilities are located locally at Wakehust Place and Nymans Gardens, with Sheffield Park less than 15 minutes by road. Pretty villages surround Haywards Heath and include Lindfield, Cuckfield, Ardingly and Wivelsfield Green.