A substantial portion of an impressive Grade II listed country house situated in a peaceful, highly sought after location.

Centre House is a substantial period house which provides approximately 3,720 sq ft (including the cellar) of impressive and well-arranged accommodation over three floors. There is believed to have been a house on the site since the early 1400's and the older part of the current house is understood to have been built in Jacobean times with sympathetic later additions.

The front door opens into a spacious entrance hall with a wooden parquet floor, from which a panelled door gives access to the impressive hallway with wooden panelling and a magnificent wide turned staircase with a large stained glass window above.

The 30'2" drawing room/dining room/kitchen is a superb room with a wide bay window, window shutters, an imposing fireplace with a wood burning stove, wooden parquet flooring and glazed doors which give direct access to the property's private garden. To one end is the kitchen which is fitted with an extensive range of white fronted units with wooden work tops.

On the first floor there is a lovely drawing room, again with a wide bay window, window shutters and an excellent range of built-in cupboards with book shelving above. Arranged over the remainder of the first floor and second floor is the principal suite comprising bedroom, bathroom and a walk-in wardrobe, four further bedrooms and an exceptionally spacious family bathroom. From one of the bedrooms' steps lead up to a loft room providing useful storage. Approached from an external staircase is the extensive cellar.

Outside

Centre House is approached over a shared sweeping entrance drive of approximately 0.1 mile which leads up to the house, adjacent to which is an area of parking. Situated to one side of the entrance drive is the property's single garage with a further parking space in front of it. Situated a short distance from the front door is a small outbuilding.

The mature private garden is a particular feature of the property and lies immediately to the rear of the house. Adjacent to the drawing room/dining room/kitchen is a sheltered gravel seating area which is ideal for al fresco dining. Beyond the seating area a wooden gate leads through to the property's main formal garden which is laid to lawn, bordered by various mature plans and shrubs and includes a picturesque wildlife pond. Beyond the formal garden is a small orchard to one side of which is the summerhouse and greenhouse.

Situation

Centre House lies in a peaceful rural position and is set back from a minor lane, just over a mile from the centre of the much sought after village of Newick. This pretty Sussex village has a village green at its centre and provides an excellent range of facilities for everyday needs, including a shop, bakery, butchers, chemist, primary school, parish church, three public houses and a doctors' surgery.

The regional centre of Haywards Heath lies some 7.5 miles to the west, and provides an extensive range of shopping and recreational facilities, together with an excellent mainline train service to London (London Bridge/Victoria about 47 minutes).

The historic county town of Lewes is about 6.5 miles to the south, with the coastal, business and entertainment centre of Brighton & Hove being some 14 miles to the south.

The A23 lies about 11 miles to the west, which gives access to the M23/M25 and the national motorway network. Gatwick airport is about 21 miles to the north west.

Directions

Travelling east from Haywards Heath on the A272, continue to the centre of Newick village and at the village green turn right into Church Road. Proceed along Church Road for approximately 1 mile, past the village boundary and following the road round a sharp right hand bend. At the T-junction turn right into Cornwells Bank.

Continue on Cornwells Bank for 0.2 mile and after passing a turning on the left (Ridgelands Lane) take the second turning on the right, opposite New Barn Farm, into the private shared unmarked driveway. Proceed down the driveway and Centre House will be found straight ahead at the end.

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Other features

  • Entrance hall
  • Magnificent 30'2" drawing room/dining room/kitchen
  • Cloakroom
  • Extensive cellar
  • First floor drawing room
  • Principal suite comprising bedroom, bathroom & walk-in wardrobe
  • Four further bedrooms
  • Family bathroom
  • Single garage, parking & outbuilding
  • Large mature private garden

Other details

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  • Map & Street View
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Ref: LEW190227

Beechlands, Cornwells Bank Nr Newick East Sussex BN8

Guide Price
£895,000

Ref: LEW190227

Beechlands, Cornwells Bank Nr Newick East Sussex BN8

Guide Price
£895,000