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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Ashurst Lane, Plumpton, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7

Sold STC £1,850,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Attractive Edwardian country house
  • Within South Downs National Park
  • Superb panoramic views
  • Detached 2 bedroom cottage
  • Plumpton station only 1 mile
  • EPC Rating = F

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

An attractive Edwardian country house with detached 2 bedroom cottage, situated in the South Downs National Park with superb panoramic views. 3 reception rooms, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, indoor and outdoor pools, tennis court, about 3.4 acres.


Eryl is situated on the rural outskirts of the thriving village of Plumpton, bordering the picturesque rural village of Streat, in the South Downs National Park.

Local shopping facilities can be found in Plumpton Green including a village shop and several pubs. Ditchling (3.5 miles), Hassocks (5 miles), Lewes and the City of Brighton & Hove provide further shops and restaurants. The area is well served for sporting and recreational facilities with tennis at Plumpton and Hassocks; golf at Mid Sussex, Pyecombe and Lewes; racing at Plumpton, Lingfield and Goodwood; and there is sailing along the South Coast with marina facilities in Brighton and Newhaven. Brighton has a range of theatres and cinemas, and Glyndebourne has an internationally renowned Opera House (9.8 miles). There is an extensive network of footpaths and bridleways for walking and riding across the surrounding countryside.

Rail services: Plumpton station is 1 mile distant by road and can be reached by footpath through the fields, with services to London Bridge/Victoria from 59 minutes. Further services across the South East are available at Hassocks, Lewes and Haywards Heath.

Schools: There are many highly regarded state and private schools in the local area, including Plumpton Primary School, Cumnor House School, Ashdown House, Ardingly, Hurstpierpoint, Lancing and Brighton Colleges, Lewes Old Grammar School, Chailey Secondary School, Lewes Priory and Plumpton Agricultural College.


Situated in a delightful rural location within the South Downs National Park, Eryl is an attractive Edwardian family home dating from the 1920s. While in need of general updating throughout, the property offers substantial and spacious accommodation extending to nearly 4,500 square feet, with the added benefit of a detached cottage within the grounds. Its position is slightly elevated and the accommodation is arranged as such that all the principal reception rooms and four of the five bedrooms enjoy superb panoramic views of the Downs to the south; to the north are far-reaching views of the Sussex countryside.

The floor plan gives an excellent overview of the full extent of the accommodation, though there are a number of points worthy of particular note. There are three formal reception rooms and a study on the ground floor, including an elegant drawing room with marble fireplace and a double aspect sitting room. The kitchen and adjoining pantry, while in need of modernisation, have good potential to be converted into one large family kitchen/breakfast room, and are served by a rear hall/boot room and utility room.

The indoor pool complex adjoins the house to the west, has a shower and separate WC, a full height bay opening to the garden to the south and French doors opening to the north.

There are five well-proportioned bedrooms on the first floor, including a large double aspect master bedroom with dressing room and en suite bathroom. The four other bedrooms are served by two further bathrooms and a separate WC.

Eryl Cottage
The cottage is situated to the north of the house beyond the garaging and is largely arranged over a single storey, comprising a sitting room with fireplace, kitchen, study, bedroom and re-fitted shower room. A staircase rises from the kitchen to an attic room/bedroom 2.

Gardens and Grounds
Eryl is approached via private lane, from which a five-bar gate opens to its driveway. The driveway continues up around the eastern side of the house to a parking area to the rear, in turn leading to the garaging.

The formal gardens lie predominantly to the front (south) of the property and are largely laid to lawn, dotted with flower beds and surrounded by mature trees. A paved terrace spans the south elevation of the house, offering an ideal outdoor seating area from which to enjoy the view. To the north of the house, adjoining the eastern side of the garage is the pool house, which is in two sections: a changing room with kitchenette and a shower room with Jacuzzi. Doors open to the swimming pool and terrace surrounding it; beyond the pool to the west is the fence-enclosed tennis court.

The meadow lies to the north of the cottage, open to the garden and enclosed by mature hedging.

In all, about 3.4 acres.

Square Footage: 4,449 sq ft


From Plumpton Green head south out of the village on Plumpton Lane and cross the level crossing. Pass Plumpton Racecourse on the right hand side and turn right into its second entrance (clearly signposted). Proceed down the lane for about half a mile and Eryl can be found on the right hand side.

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16 March 2016

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