- Light and spacious accommodation ideally suited to family life
- Peaceful outlook with far-reaching countryside views
- Situated on Chailey's picturesque village green
- Haywards Heath six miles, Lewes six miles (approx.)
- Additional two bedroom detached barn
- EPC Rating = F
Chailey St Peter's Church of England Primary School (0.2mi.)
Chailey Heritage School (1.2mi.)
Chailey School (1.2mi.)
An elegant Victorian former rectory in a superb location.
Situated behind St Peter's Church on Chailey's picturesque village green, Church House occupies a glorious countryside location on the edge of the South Downs. Chailey Green is rural yet not isolated and Church House benefits from being close to amenities: it lies almost equidistant to Haywards Heath, with its direct rail services to London, and the historic County Town of Lewes (6 and 6.5 miles respectively). The vibrant coastal City of Brighton and Hove is just 14 miles away.
Sussex offers excellent leisure and sporting facilities, with many opportunities for golf, walking (in particular along the South Downs Way and on Ashdown Forest) and equestrian pursuits locally, including regular meets at Plumpton Racecourse. There is a thriving cultural scene in Sussex, with world-class opera at Glyndebourne and the annual Brighton Festival presenting a huge programme of arts, theatre, dance, classical music and literary events.
The area has outstanding road and rail communications. The A272 at North Chailey links to the A/M23 to the west and on to the national motorway network; the A275 via Lewes connects to the A27 coast road to the south.
Gatwick Airport 19 miles; Central London 45 miles.
Haywards Heath railway station has direct services to London Bridge/Victoria, from 47 minutes.
There are many exceptional schools in the area including Cumnor House School, Great Walstead, Ardingly, Hurstpierpoint, Lancing and Brighton Colleges, Lewes Old Grammar School, Burgess Hill School for Girls and Roedean.
All distances are approximate.
Church House is an elegant Victorian country house, with rendered elevations under a tiled roof. The property has been sympathetically extended and improved by the current owners and offers light, spacious accommodation which is ideally suited for modern family life.
Church House has a peaceful outlook with far-reaching views across the gardens to the surrounding countryside and farmland, with distant views of the South Downs.
Church House is extremely well-presented, and care has been taken to preserve the harmony of the original architecture. Points of note include the dual aspect drawing room, which has a lovely working stone fireplace and French doors to the garden; the dining room has space for a refectory table, a working fireplace and two bay windows with views across the gardens.
The Mark Wilkinson kitchen is fully fitted with an excellent range of units, granite surfaces and appliances including a four oven AGA; it is open to the conservatory which has French doors to the terrace.
Lying off the kitchen is the utility room, and a rear hall giving access to the enclosed courtyard, and leading to the family room.
On the first floor, the master bedroom has two dressing rooms and an en suite shower room with underfloor heating; there are four further bedrooms (1 en suite) and family bathroom.
The floorplans give an excellent overview of the full layout of the accommodation.
Outbuildings, Gardens and Grounds
Church House is approached from Chailey Green by a pair of electronically operated wooden gates which open to the drive, leading past the front of the house and providing ample parking to the side, ahead of the garaging. The property is fully enclosed by hedging and post and rail fencing. To the rear of the house are two terraces, one with space for table and chairs and one with a firepit. The swimming pool is situated to the south of the conservatory.
From the terrace, a path with low level lighting leads past the open bay double garage and wood store, to the detached office, a modern building of timber construction with power, heating and a bi-fold doors opening to a decked area.
The path leads down past a timber garden machinery store, to The Barn.
The Barn was built in 2007 and offers excellent secondary accommodation, comprising a vaulted open plan kitchen/living room with wood burning stove, a cloakroom, 2 adjoining bedrooms and a shower room.
The gardens are mainly laid to lawn, and open to meadowland surrounding the pond.
In all, about 2.15 acres.
Square Footage: 4358 sq ft
Acreage: 2.15 Acres
Take the A275 to Chailey Green; on entering the village take the turning east, crossing the green and passing St Peter's Church to the left. The gates to Church House are immediately to the left.
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