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7 bedroom detached house for sale

Ockley Lane, Keymer, West Sussex, RH15

Under Offer £1,350,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 7 bedrooms
  • 4 reception rooms
  • Kitchen/breakfast room
  • South Downs views
  • Pool complex
  • Tennis court
  • Gardens
  • Triple garaging
  • About 1.6 acres
  • EPC Rating = E

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Substantial and very well presented 7 bedroom family home dating from the late 1920s, with delightful views to the South Downs. 4 reception rooms, master bedroom with en suite bathroom and 6 further bedrooms.


Situated close to the edge of the South Downs National Park, White Lodge is perfectly located for the surrounding amenities and countryside, offering many opportunities for walking, riding and golf in the area. The property is almost equidistant between the villages of Keymer and Hassocks and the centre of Burgess Hill (just over 1 mile), Burgess Hill providing a good range of shops and services, including a large Waitrose and a mainline railway station with a regular service to London Bridge/Victoria from 51 minutes.

The City of Brighton and Hove is within 10 miles and is known for being one of the most vibrant cities in Europe, with an eclectic mix of shopping, famed nightlife, award winning restaurants, theatre culture, festivals and events.

There are many highly regarded state and independent schools in the area including Cumnor House and Great Walstead Prep Schools, Burgess Hill School for Girls, Hurstpierpoint College, Ardingly College, Brighton College, Lancing College and Roedean.


Situated in a semi-rural location on the northern edge of the village of Keymer, White Lodge is an attractive family home dating from the late 1920s. The property offers substantial, spacious and well presented accommodation extending to nearly 5,600 square feet, yet is a comfortable and clearly much-loved family home. Slightly elevated within its gardens, the property benefits from delightful, far-reaching views to the South Downs which can be enjoyed from the all the principal reception rooms and four of the main bedrooms.

The floor plan gives an excellent overview of the full extent of the accommodation, though there are many points worthy of particular note. There are three formal reception rooms overlooking the gardens, including an elegant drawing room with brick open fireplace and a fine dining room, both of which open to the conservatory. The high ceilinged oak beamed kitchen and breakfast room with bay window/ doors overlooking the garden is a superb room, fitted with a comprehensive range of cabinetry by Smallbone of Devizes, a black two-oven Aga and a number of integrated appliances; the kitchen is served by a walk in larder, utility room and laundry room.

The main staircase rises to the principal bedroom accommodation which includes a wonderful master suite fitted with a range of furniture also by Smallbone and having a large en suite bathroom, separate WC, walk in wardrobe and private balcony. There is a further bedroom with en suite shower room, a second bedroom and family bathroom and separate WC. A second staircase rises to a further bedroom wing, comprising two good-sized bedrooms sharing an en suite 'Jack and Jill' bathroom.

The guest suite has its own staircase entrance accessed from both the main house and garaging. Comprising a sitting room, two bedrooms and a shower room and with ample space and services available to install a kitchenette, the suite offers excellent guest accommodation or good potential to create a generous self-contained flat.

Triple garage
Double doors with electric opening, housing three cars with workshop area to rear. Personal door and door through to house.

Indoor Pool Complex
The indoor pool complex adjoins the house to the west and comprises a pool with swim jet, jacuzzi and steam room, and has sliding doors opening to the garden.

White Lodge is approached from Ockley Lane via a gated driveway and turning circle, offering ample parking. The gardens lie to the south, sloping gently away from the house enhancing the views to the South Downs beyond. The gardens are well-enclosed and private, largely laid to lawn and with the advantage of a band of light woodland extending down the eastern boundary with Ockley Lane. The outdoor swimming pool and pool house lie to the west of the house; the fence-enclosed hard tennis court with adjoining garden chalet is situated in the far south-eastern corner.

There is separate gated access from Ockley Lane to the southern end of the grounds, where there is a further double garage.

In all, about 1.6 acres.

Square Footage: 5,590 sq ft
Acreage: 1.6 Acres


From Burgess Hill head south on Keymer Road, which becomes Ockley Lane. Pass Wellhouse Lane on the left hand side and White Lodge's driveway is then the third on the right.

From Keymer village take Ockley Lane northwards and follow the road for just over a mile past fields, up an incline through a tree lined section and White Lodge is the third entrance on the left.

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Added on Rightmove:
10 March 2016

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