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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Twineham Lane, Twineham, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17

Offers in Excess of £2,000,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Handsome Edwardian country house
  • Superb uninterrupted views
  • Extensively refurbished
  • Planning for further extension
  • Equestrian potential
  • EPC Rating = B

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Handsome Edwardian Country House with Uninterrupted Views of the South Downs. 4 reception rooms, 6 bedrooms (4 en suite), family bathroom. Detached 4-bay garage, gardens, grounds and paddocks, about 20.6 acres.


Park House is set in a wonderful rural location at the end of a private road off Twineham Lane, about half a mile from the village of Twineham. To the south lies open pastureland, and there are panoramic views to the South Downs encompassing Chanctonbury Ring, Devil's Dyke and Wolstonbury Hill. Local amenities: Twineham has a church and popular primary school; the villages of Cowfold, Bolney and Henfield cater for day to day needs with more extensive shopping found at Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill, Horsham and Brighton.

Communications: Twineham has good access to the A23, and onward to the M23, M25 and national motorway network.

Mainline rail services to Brighton, London Bridge and London Victoria are at Haywards Heath (journey time from 42 minutes) and Burgess Hill (from 54 minutes). Gatwick Airport is about 17 miles by road and has a fast rail service, the Gatwick Express, to London (journey time 30 minutes). Schools: there is a good selection of state and private schools in the area. or

Leisure: The area is well served for the arts, with theatres and galleries in Brighton and opera at Glyndebourne. There are many well-known golf courses close by and further sporting opportunities include show jumping at the neighbouring All England Jumping Course at Hickstead, racing at Brighton, Fontwell and Plumpton, and sailing at Brighton Marina. There are miles of beautiful walks and rides over the surrounding countryside.


Believed to date from 1906, Park House is a handsome Edwardian Country House located in the small village of Twineham and with superb uninterrupted views to the South Downs. The house has recently been the subject of extension and complete refurbishment by the current owners, the result being a spacious yet comfortable family home, successfully combining a striking contemporary interior with all the elegant proportions and features of a period home; including a number of working fireplaces, French oak flooring throughout (with the exception of those rooms with tiled floors) and timber framed replacement double glazing.

The house has an energy efficiency rating of B and excellent environmental credentials: there are photovoltaic panels situated in the paddock generating a tax-free income and electricity for the house; a ground source heat pump fuels the hot water and underfloor central heating throughout all three floors; and a heat recovery ventilation system recycles warm air.

The floor plans give an excellent overview of the full extent of the well appointed accommodation, which spans three floors and extends to over 5,100 square feet. However, there are various points worthy of further note:

A stone entrance porch with Doric columns frames the front door, which opens to a magnificent double storey reception hall with large windows flooding the room with light and a contemporary glass staircase and gallery. There are two formal reception rooms on the ground floor facing south over the gardens, a dining room with woodburner and a drawing room with full width bi-fold doors opening to the terrace. The kitchen/breakfast room is superbly appointed, fitted with a range of bespoke units and a central island with marbled granite worktops, four-oven gas fired Aga, Aga fridge and wine cooler. Tall windows take in the views over the gardens and bi-fold doors open to the terrace; there is a north-facing larder and useful pantry.

There are five bedrooms on the first floor, including a super guest suite with contemporary bathroom and dressing room and two bedrooms with en suite shower rooms. The other two bedrooms are served by a spacious family bathroom with suite including a freestanding roll top bath and separate shower cubicle.

The master suite comprises the whole second floor and is a wonderful room with views to all aspects, range of fitted storage and a luxurious, wet room style en suite bathroom.

Park House is approached from Twineham Lane via a private lane, from which electronically operated timber gates open to a gravelled driveway, leading past an attractive pond to a large parking and turning area. To the northern side of the parking area is the four-bay Heritage style garaging with plant room and large store room over, a covered well and a large container for further storage.

The well tended formal gardens extend away from the house to the south and east and are mainly laid to lawn, dotted with shrub and flower beds and enclosed by hedging and mature trees. A large stone terrace adjoins the south western corner of the house, ideally situated to take in the views; beyond the terrace is a timber Breeze house with heating and power.

There are two large paddocks surrounding the house and gardens: the paddock to the south measuring about 6 acres; the paddock extending away to the east and north about 12.7 acres. Park House adjoins Hickstead Showground and there is good potential for equestrian facilities at the property: there is vehicular access to both the paddocks and an area of hardstanding situated in the paddock beyond the garaging, with easily accessible power and water supply, suitable for stabling if required (subject to the necessary consents).

In all, about 20.6 acres

Agent's Notes
Park House has right of access over the private lane leading from Twineham Lane.

There is planning permission in place for further extension: an indoor swimming pool with glazed link to the main house and a single storey billiards room. Mid Sussex District Council, ref: 09/01632/FUL

Square Footage: 5,159 sq ft
Acreage: 20.6 Acres


From Haywards Heath take the A272 west; half a mile after the A23 roundabout turn left onto Bolney Chapel Road; continue into Twineham Lane. The private road leading to Park House is about 0.2 miles on the left.

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03 March 2016

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