Substantial family home of almost 4000 sq ft | Secluded, southerly gardens in excess of half an acre | Two bedroom annex | Swimming pool | No onward chain.
Guide Price: £1,500,000 – £1,650,000.
Weald Ridge is a substantial detached family home boasting almost 4000 sq ft of flexible living accommodation situated on a fabulous plot of over half an acre with far reaching views of the South Downs. We believe this spacious property will appeal to buyers searching for a home which is ready to move straight into in secluded, southerly gardens with the added benefit of being sold with no onward chain.
An imposing oak front door opens into an impressive entrance hallway with stripped pine flooring, two coats cupboards and a shower room to the side. The kitchen is fitted with a comprehensive selection of oak fronted cabinets, oak bookshelves, granite worktops and a range of Bosch appliances. There is a centre island with space for seating around and a walk-in, shelved larder. Doors lead to the annex, dining room, hallway and butler’s pantry which has space space for a washing machine and tumble dryer. Both the drawing and dining rooms are double aspect with doors opening to the sun room. The drawing room also has from a working cast iron fireplace and built-in cupboards. The south facing oak framed sun room stretches the whole width of the property and benefits from underfloor heating and two sets of sliding doors which provide access to the rear garden. The ground floor is completed by a double aspect family room and study.
A wide pine staircase with original solid oak handrails rises to the first floor, splitting at mid level towards the north and south. The stairs to the north lead to to a landing with a floor-to-ceiling window overlooking the driveway and a bespoke built-in bookcase. A door leads to a fresh laundry storage room with bespoke built-in cupboards and a sliding sash window to the front. The stairs to the south lead to a long landing including a large bespoke oak bookcase and a small gallery over the stairway to the hallway below.
The impressive master suite is a highlight of the first floor. The bedroom benefits from a working cast iron fireplace, a range of built-in bespoke drawers and wardrobes, and triple folding doors onto a south facing balcony. An ensuite wet room includes shower fittings, bespoke cupboards and twin washbasins. Bedroom two boasts an ensuite shower room and walk-in wardrobe. There are two further generous double aspect bedrooms, both with built-in furniture, with one also having access to the south facing rear balcony. A family bathroom with a corner shower unit and a double ended bath completes the accommodation in the main house.
The annex is located to the west of the property and accessed via the kitchen. An L" shaped sitting/dining room room features extensive built in, bespoke cupboards and bookshelves, and a hidden, remotely controlled cinema screen. The room incorporates windows to the north and east and four panel folding doors facing south onto the decking outside. There is kitchenette with bespoke cupboards, butler’s sink and hand crafted oak worktops in the corner, and a fully tiled shower room. On the first floor there are two double bedrooms served by a ‘Jack and Jill’ bathroom.
The large rear garden features a range of patio and decked areas, a spectacular 40′ x 20′ heated swimming pool with roman steps at the northern end, numerous planted flower beds and a large pool house contains the pool pump, filters and chemical storage, a changing room and an attached garden "shed" or "man cave". Behind the pool house is the oversized, air source heat pump for heating the pool. This gives near silent and economical pool heating for at least five months of the year.
The rear garden is completely private with well established hedges on all sides. At the far end of the garden is a spectacular designer pergola over a patio area, ideal for barbecuing, dining and relaxing. Closer to the house are raised beds for herbs, raspberries and other salads and vegetables.
The property is Freehold and the Council Tax Band is G.
LOCATION Located on the southern side of Haywards Heath, this home provides the balance of being way from the hustle and bustle of the town centre, but still within reach of local facilities. A walk into town will take you via Wivelsfield Road or Vale Road/Haywards Road. Along Wivelsfield Road you’ll find a Sainsburys local for daily needs, with a further range of facilities as you enter South Road. Access into the southern side of Victoria Park can be found via Park Road which has tennis courts, an all year round children’s play area with a splash pad open from May until September, a skate park, plenty of open and wooded areas and Tory’s café – a hit with many regulars. A range of bars and restaurants can be found at The Broadway whilst an extensive range of shops are located at The Orchards. Haywards Heath train station provides commuters with a direct service to London Bridge and London Victoria in under an hour, whilst to the south Brighton van be reached within twenty minutes. The countryside is not far from your front door, National Trust facilities are located locally at Wakehurst Place and Nymans Gardens, with Sheffield Park less than 15 minutes by road. A short walk to the west leads you to Ashenground and Bolnore Woods, a perfect place for an all season nature walk. Pretty villages surround the town and include Lindfield, Cuckfield, Ardingly and Wivelsfield Green. Brighton can be found 15 miles to the south, whilst a short drive north takes you to Crawley, London Gatwick and the A/M23.
DISCLAIMER All material information has been provided to us by the seller, this is accurate to the best of our knowledge and is provided in good faith. Your legal representative should verify this information through enquiries raised during the conveyancing process.