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9 bedroom detached house for sale

Hampton Lodge, Hassocks Road, Hurstpierpoint

Sold STC £2,750,000

Property Description

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An imposing Grade II listed Georgian house of immense character and stature, set in the most idyllic gardens and grounds of approximately 2 acres with far reaching panoramic views of Wolstonbury and the South Downs

On the market for the first time since 1953, Hampton Lodge is conveniently positioned just 2 minutes’ walk from the High Street, whilst backing on to the South Downs National Park. This exceptional Georgian house offers spacious and flexible family living with beautifully landscaped grounds. The house and outbuildings extend to approximately 9,000 sq ft and require some modernisation and improvement.

Hurstpierpoint’s bustling High Street offers an eclectic range of local shops and amenities including a speciality wine shop, butcher and greengrocer. Hassocks mainline railway station is situated within 1½ miles and provides regular services to London, Brighton and Gatwick (Victoria in approximately 55 minutes). Further to this Gatwick Airport can be reached by car in approximately 30 minutes. The area is brimming with well-respected schools including, Burgess Hill Girls, Hurst College, Lancing College, Ardingly College, Roedean and Brighton College. The city of Brighton and Hove is approximately 9 miles away and provides cosmopolitan shopping, restaurants and arts. The surrounding countryside and rolling South Downs provide the finest backdrop for walking and other recreational activities including horse riding, cycling and golf.

Hampton Lodge with its direct access to the South Downs was built in 1832 by Dr Hampton Weekes for his recently qualified and newly married son, Dr Richard Weekes. The Weekes family resided at Hampton Lodge for 40 years and, with its abundance of space, the property comfortably accommodated their son, grandchildren and key members of staff, along with stabling for two horses, a carriage house for two broughams and garden buildings


Ground Floor:
Reception Hall, Drawing Room, Dining Room, Sitting Room, Family Room with en suite Bathroom, Kitchen, Cloakroom.

First floor:
6 Bedrooms, 2 en suite Bathrooms, 2 further Bathrooms.

East Wing Annex:
3 further Bedrooms, Sitting Room, Kitchen/Dining Room, Bathroom.

Under the main house there is a substantial cellar comprising two store rooms and a secure wine cellar.

Garaging, Storerooms, Workshop, 2 Storey Former Stable House, Swimming Pool and Pool House, Several Other Garden Buildings.

Private Gardens: 
Mature tree-lined gardens boast sweeping views of the South Downs that provide the most spectacular of backdrops to any garden party. Gardens and grounds of approximately 2 acres.


(Principal Kitchen)
Wall and base units with laminate worksurfaces
Inset ‘CDA’ 4 ring induction hob with extractor fan over
Eye level electric oven
Twin stainless steel sink and drainer
Space and plumbing for dishwasher
Space for fridge freezer

(Annex Kitchen)
White timber wall and base units with laminate worksurfaces
Stainless steel sink and drainer
Inset electric 4 ring hob with extractor fan over
Electric oven


(Bathroom 1 en suite)
Panelled bath
Low level w.c. 
Pedestal wash hand basin

(Bathroom 2) 
Panelled bath wall mounted shower
Low level w.c. 
Pedestal wash hand basin

(Bathroom 3 en suite)
Panelled bath 
Low level w.c. 
Pedestal wash hand basin

(Bathroom 4)
Panelled bath with wall mounted shower
Low level w.c. 
Pedestal wash hand basin

(Bathroom 5 en suite)
Panelled bath
Low level w.c.
Pedestal wash hand basin

(Bathroom 6 Annex)
Panelled bath with hand shower attachment
Wash hand basin
Low level w.c.

Oak flooring to the principal rooms on the ground floor
Large cellar with secure wine cellar
Decorative cornice to the majority of the principal reception rooms
High ceilings
High skirting boards
Floor to ceiling sash windows
Enticing reception hall
South facing first floor balcony
3 bedroom self-contained annex
Detached former stable house
Large double garage
Extensive well-tended gardens and grounds  
Swimming pool and pool house
A range of external storerooms  
‘Ideal’ gas fired floor mounted boiler serving the main house for central heating
‘Potterton’ floor mounted gas fired boiler serving the main house for hot water                               
‘Glow Worm’ wall mounted gas fired boiler serving the annex

The property is approached via listed gate posts and a collection of trees that offer seclusion and privacy and open on to a large shingle circular driveway to the front of the magnificent house with access to the large double garage and parking for several cars. The walled front garden is private and comprises areas of lawn with shrubs, plant borders and rose beds. The rear garden is reached through wrought iron gates on either side of the house with the eastern side being covered and giving access to the ample store rooms, work shop and the detached two storey former stable house. A raised paved terrace, with uninterrupted views towards the South Downs, adjoins the whole of the south side of the main house with steps down to a large expanse of lawn sheltered by trees and well stocked specimen shrub and plant borders. In addition to this is a formal rose garden and an orchard with espaliered fruit trees. Pathways flank the lawn on either side to the rear of the garden where there is a swimming pool and pool house. Timber double gates with pedestrian access lead to a public footpath and on to the South Downs National Park.

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14 June 2016

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