- 6 bedrooms
- 3 bathrooms
- 4 receptions
A substantial Grade II listed country house with detached annexe, set in delightful landscaped gardens and enjoying superb views to the South Downs and the Weald, in the popular Downland village of Poynings.
Believed to date in parts from the late 1600s with later 19th century additions, and to have been built by William Osborne (local landowner/gentry), Dyke Farm House is a stunning and substantial Grade II listed country property; enjoying views to the South Downs and Devils Dyke to the south, and far reaching views across the Weald to the north.
The property has been skilfully modernised by the current owners to sympathetically blend the original character and period features with modern amenities, and offers versatile accommodation of over 5,300sq ft.
Features of note include exposed timbers and beams; both painted and bare flint and stone walls; leaded light windows with subtle stain glass borders; wood panelling in the dining room; an impressive Inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove in the elegant drawing room, and contemporary-styled family bathroom with separate walk-in shower.
At the heart of the home is the dual aspect kitchen/breakfast room with vaulted ceiling, bespoke fitted Neptune kitchen with textured granite worktops, central island, four-oven electric Aga, and glazed doors giving access to the front garden to the south and delightful enclosed courtyard to the north. The dual aspect family room is adjacent and also has French doors to the front garden. The dual aspect sitting room has a wood burning stove and looks onto the courtyard and rear garden, with a glazed door providing access.
On the first floor, the master bedroom suite comprises a dual aspect bedroom, spacious en suite bathroom (also accessed from the landing) with roll top bath and separate walk-in shower, and adjacent dressing room which could be used as a 6th bedroom. There are four further bedrooms; with the guest bedroom having an en suite shower and built-in wardrobes, and another bedroom with a cloakroom.
The second floor has natural light from dormer windows and is made up of two rooms; both with good head height and currently used as storage.
Adjacent to the rear of the house is an attractive flagstone terrace, providing the perfect location for outside entertaining, and leads to the detached barn-style annexe with floor to ceiling glazing, and is ideal for guest accommodation; comprising an open plan sitting/bedroom with kitchen area, and separate shower room and cloakroom.
This property has 1.53 acres of land.
The property is approached via double 5-bar wooden gates to the gravel drive which, along with the triple garage, provides ample parking. At the rear of the garage, which has power and light, is a covered timber wood store. A flagstone path, bordered by lavender, leads to the entrance porch and extends round to the front of the property, with the front garden enclosed by high, clipped hedging and featuring a paved terrace.
To the right of the drive is a raised vegetable and flower garden, complimented by the greenhouse, with a flint wall providing a degree of separation to the rear garden, which is enclosed by high, clipped hedging and further flint walls.
The rear garden is mainly laid to lawn, with flower and shrub borders providing colour and interest year-round and a cleverly designed ha-ha so that there is no visible boundary, giving full enjoyment of the stunning, panoramic views. Mature trees, including a superb Horse Chestnut, and a wild meadow walk, complete the idyll.
The property is situated in the picturesque Downland village of Poynings, within the South Downs National Park, with its popular village pub The Royal Oak, beautiful Norman church, village hall, active cricket club and grounds, garden centre with café and farm shop, and vibrant village community.
The towns of Henfield and Steyning are about 5 and 6 miles distant respectively, and both provide an assortment of local independent shops and amenities for everyday needs. For a more comprehensive range of amenities the City of Brighton and Hove is within easy access by car, about 6 miles distant. For rail links, Hassocks (about 5 miles) and Haywards Heath (about 12.2 miles) both provide a fast and regular mainline service to London Victoria and London Bridge.
Sporting and recreational facilities nearby include golf at Singing Hills and Pyecombe, show jumping at Hickstead, horse racing at Brighton, Plumpton and Goodwood, and sailing at Brighton and Chichester Marinas; as well as many miles of beautiful walks, cycle routes and bridle paths in the South Downs National Park.
There are also a number of excellent schools in the area including The Towers Convent School, Hurstpierpoint College, Brighton College, Burgess Hill School for Girls, Albourne C of E Primary School, Downlands Community School and The Good Start School (pre-school).
Travelling either north or south on the A23, take the exit marked Henfield/A281. Proceed along the A281 and, at the 2nd roundabout, continue straight (signposted Poynings and Fulking). Continue into the village of Poynings and the property will be found on your right hand side, shortly after passing the Royal Oak Public House.
- Drawing room
- Sitting room
- Dining room
- Kitchen/breakfast room, Utility
- Family room
- Master bedroom suite
- Guest bedroom with en suite shower
- 3/4 Further bedrooms
- Family bathroom
- Detached annexe
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