A substantial and beautifully presented double fronted family home, lying in a peaceful village setting overlooking a picturesque pond.
Pippins is a beautifully presented, detached village house which was built in 2018 by the highly regarded Millwood Designer Homes. Lavender Fields was a winner in the Sussex Heritage Trust Awards 2018. The current owners have considerably improved the property during their ownership and the house provides exceptionally spacious, light and well-planned accommodation of just under 2,500 sq ft and benefits from the remainder of a 10 year LABC Certificate.
On stepping through the front door there is an instant sense of space in the large entrance hall which has an oiled ash floor, double coats cupboard and a turned staircase to one end. Double doors lead through into the beautifully proportioned double aspect 23'4" drawing room which has a bay window, an attractive fireplace fitted with a Clearview wood burning stove and double doors give direct access to outdoor dining and the garden. The second reception/ dining room is also double aspect and has a bay window. The kitchen/dining room is a real feature of the property with an extensive range of units with quartz work tops with an integrated wine cooler, dishwasher, larder fridge, combi-microwave & oven, two double fan ovens and a gas hob. There is a large dining area to one end, from which glazed French doors give further access to the garden. A well-appointed utility room with full height fitted freezer, study and cloakroom complete the accommodation on the ground floor which is ideally arranged for modern family living and entertaining.
The first floor provides a lovely principal suite comprising bedroom with glazed Juliette balcony, two built-in wardrobes and a beautifully appointed ensuite bathroom with both a bath and a separate shower. There is a guest suite comprising bedroom with built in wardrobes and shower room, three further bedrooms and a luxurious family bathroom. From many of the rooms there is a lovely outlook over the garden and to the front of the property there is a view over a large picturesque pond and landscaped gardens.
Other features within the house include plantation shutters fitted to all the windows with the exception of the bathrooms, remote/WiFi control heating/hot water systems throughout and an Air-Vac air circulation system in both the kitchen/dining room, utility and in all the bathrooms. The extensive loft is accessed with a retractable ladder, with lighting and flooring providing substantial storage.
To the front of the house is a lawned garden which includes a double swale of wildflowers. To one side of the house is the property's double gated entrance drive which provides parking for several cars and leads to the double garage with electrically operated up-and-over doors. Bordering one side of the drive are well-stocked beds and beech hedging.
Beyond the courtyard seating areas, and French gazebo, the large garden is laid principally to lawn bordered by well-stocked herbaceous borders, bounded by a feature full height brick wall facing south, including a spectacular range of espalier and fruit trees. To the far end of the garden is a seating area with feature Bordeaux fig trees, and a further seating area to catch the evening sun.
The large garage/workshop provides ample storage whilst leaving ample room for two cars. Immediately, outside, sits a wall-mounted Electric Vehicle charging point. From the garden to one side of the double garage an external staircase gives access to the spacious first floor home office/studio with light, power and heating and a separate cloakroom and kitchenette with fitted units and fridge and an independent hot water system. The home office/studio with large double skylights is ideal for those looking to work from home, or used as secondary accommodation to the main house.
Pippins is situated on a no-through road, close to the centre of the village of Isfield which provides a church, popular public house and farm shop.
The town of Uckfield is about 3 miles, and offers an extensive range of local shopping and recreational facilities including a Waitrose supermarket, together with a mainline train service to London (London Bridge in about 1 hour 15 mins).
The historic county town of Lewes is approximately 5 miles, and provides an excellent range of individual shops and restaurants, together with a mainline train service to London (London Victoria in about 68 minutes). Alternatively there is a mainline train service from Haywards Heath which is 15 miles distant.
There is a good selection of both state and private schools in the area. Private schools within easy reach include Lewes Old Grammar School, Brighton College, Roedean, Cumnor House, Great Walstead, Hurstpierpoint College, Ardingly College and Lancing College.
From the Cuilfail roundabout in Lewes, proceed north on the A26 towards Uckfield for just under 4 miles, and turn left signposted Isfield (Lewes Road). Continue along this road and into the village of Isfield and at the minor junction turn left into Station Road signposted Pildown, Newick and Haywards Heath. Proceed along Station Road and having passed The Laughing Fish pub on the right, Lavender Fields is the next turning on the left. Proceed into Lavender Fields and after some distance the road bears sharply to the right (with a substantial barn conversion style property ahead of you) and Pippins will be found on the right immediately opposite a picturesque pond.Read all
- Entrance hall
- Three reception rooms
- 223 Kitchen/dining room
- Utility room & cloakroom
- Five bedrooms (two ensuite)
- Family bathroom
- Separate double garage with home office/study with kitchenette and cloakroom above
- Off road parking
- Landscaped garden
- EPC Rating C
- Map & Street View
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