A unique character cottage with outbuildings and a large garden, with planning permission

A unique character cottage offering good accommodation on one level. There is also planning permission in place to extend upwards providing a further 3 bedrooms, family bathroom and walk-in storage. In total the accommodation would include kitchen/family room, walk-in larder, cloakroom, study and reception/bedroom on the ground floor, and principal en suite bedroom, 2 further bedrooms, family bathroom and walk-in storage area at first floor level. Planning Ref: DM/20/0052 - prospective purchasers are advised to make their own enquiries with the planning authority. Currently the property offers a large, flagstone tiled reception hall which leads naturally to the reception room via an exposed stone and brick wall with glass double doors. The reception room is comfortable and has a feature fireplace, warm terracotta tiles and wood panelling to the walls. Adjacent is the open plan kitchen/ breakfast/dining area, which is also accessed via the reception hall. The attractive flagstone tiled floor continues throughout this bright space, which features a well-designed traditional bespoke fitted kitchen with a range of units and a butler's sink. The vaulted ceiling with its beams adds yet more character and there is ample space in which to dine, as well as access onto the rear courtyard.

The generous principal bedroom suite, also with vaulted ceiling and original beams, has an en suite shower room. There is one further well-proportioned bedroom, as well as a well-designed family bathroom. There is access to the Clock Tower via a loft hatch where the mechanical mechanism for the clock and bells is located. The mechanism is in full working order.

This property has 0.33 acres of land.


A pathway from the shared courtyard leads to the private garden of a third of an acre, which is mainly laid to lawn and enclosed by mature trees and hedging. There are two large outbuildings, both with water, power and light, which could be used for a variety of purposes, but currently used as a home office/games room and gym respectively; as well as garden shed, tool shed and gardener's WC.


The property is located in the pretty village of Warninglid with its pub and the nearby Sussex Weald Way, providing endless walks and linking with the village playground, cricket field and pub. The nearby village of Handcross also has several local shops and a post office, with boutique shops in nearby Cuckfield.

The larger towns of Haywards Heath and Horsham lie approximately 5.5 and 7 miles away respectively and offer a comprehensive range of shopping and recreational facilities, together with mainline train services to London. and Burgess Hill School for Girls.

The A23/M23 provides easy access to Brighton, Gatwick, and the M25 and national motorway network. Sporting and recreational facilities include Wickwoods Country Club, Mannings Heath and Haywards Heath golf clubs, Show Jumping at Hickstead and racing at Brighton and Goodwood. There are a number of excellent schools in the area; notably Handcross Park, Cottesmore, Hurstpierpoint College, Ardingly and Burgess Hill School for Girls.


From Horsham head south east on the A281 for about 4 miles before turning left onto Sandygate Lane (B2115), just after the Ciswood House Hotel. After about 0.5 miles, turn left onto Handcross Road (B2110) and continue for just under 1 mile before turning right onto Warninglid Lane (signposted Warninglid). Stay on this road for about 2.1 miles, going straight over at the crossroads with the Half Moon Pub (where the road becomes Cuckfield Lane), then turn right onto the drive to the property, where you see the national speed limit signs on either side of the road.

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Other features

  • Reception hall
  • Reception room
  • Kitchen/breakfast/dining area
  • Principal bedroom with en suite shower room
  • 1 Further bedroom
  • Family bathroom
  • Office/Games room
  • Gym/Studio
  • Garden
  • Tool store
  • Garden store
  • Outdoor WC

Other details

  • Floorplan
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Ref: HOR200074

Cuckfield Lane, Warninglid Haywards Heath West Sussex RH17

Guide Price

Ref: HOR200074

Cuckfield Lane, Warninglid Haywards Heath West Sussex RH17

Guide Price