7 bedroom detached house for saleNorth Common Road, Wivelsfield Green, Haywards Heath, West Sussex
- 4 reception rooms
- Kitchen and breakfast room
- 7 bedrooms
- 3 bathrooms
- Indoor heated pool
- Tennis court
- Garaging and outbuildings
- Garden and paddock area
Botches is a substantial Grade II listed property, situated in the popular village of Wivelsfield Green. The House is set back from the village road and overlooks its own beautiful grounds. The property has a wealth of character and charm, incorporating exposed beams, inglenook fireplaces, staircases and oak panelling. Spanning over 5,000 sq ft and, when including the outbuildings and pool, a total of 6635 sq ft, which makes an ideal family home. When entering the property you are greeted by a spacious reception hall which has a fireplace inset with a wood burning stove. The generously proportioned drawing room has a triple aspect and an inglenook fireplace, there is a sitting room also with a period fireplace. The panelled dining room has a double aspect and double doors leading to the garden. The large kitchen and adjoining breakfast room are situated at the centre of the house, there is ample work space and an AGA . Above the breakfast room a roof lantern floods the area with natural light. A utility room adjoins the kitchen, together with a pantry and a store room. To the first floor the master bedroom has a wonderful view over the garden, with a good range of built in wardrobes and an adjacent shower room. There are a further four bedrooms and two further bathrooms on this floor and a fifth bedroom which is currently used by the owners as the home office. Two bedrooms and a sitting room occupy the top floor.
The popular and lively village of Wivelsfield Green provides a Post Office/store, a newly built primary school and a public house, The Cock Inn. Wivelsfield Green lies almost equidistant between the towns of Haywards Heath (4 miles) and Burgess Hill, which both provide a good selection of shops, services and amenities, together with a fast and frequent mainline rail service to London (London Victoria /London Bridge in about 42 minutes). Lindfield (5 miles), Lewes (10 miles) and Brighton (14 miles) offer a further range of shops, restaurants and cultural facilities. There is an excellent range of state and independent schools in the area, Wivelsfield Primary School (close proximity), Burgess Hill School for Girls, Cumnor House, Great Walstead, Hurstpierpoint College and Brighton College. The nearby A23/M23 give easy access to Gatwick Airport (16 miles), and the national motorway network.
The mature grounds at Botches are a particular feature of the house which have been beautifully landscaped over the years and extend to a plot of about 2.9 acres. There is a lovely mixture of more formal gardens towards the house with a variety of mixed borders, mature trees and hedging. An expanse of open paddock lies to the rear of the gardens and are left to be a natural haven for the local wildlife An indoor heated swimming pool is located in a pool house a short distance from the house and there is a tennis court (now in need of some attention).
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