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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Lewes Road, Horsted Keynes, West Sussex, RH17

Sold STC £1,000,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Grade II listed
  • 3 reception rooms
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Detached studio/barn
  • Off-street parking
  • Central village location

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Pretty Grade II listed farmhouse in sought after village location. 3 reception rooms, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, detached studio and barn, off street parking. Mainline station 5 miles.


Rixons is situated in the heart of Horsted Keynes, overlooking the village green. Horsted Keynes is a delightful old village with many interesting historic buildings; it has a village hall, a village shop, a primary school and two public houses.

Comprehensive shopping is available at Haywards Heath, Brighton or Tunbridge Wells. There are many leisure activities available in the area including riding on Ashdown Forest (permit required), sailing at Ardingly and golf across the county. There is a vibrant cultural and arts scene in Sussex, with world-class opera at Glyndebourne, theatre at Royal Tunbridge Wells and the annual Brighton Festival presenting a huge programme of theatre, dance, classical music and literary events.
Mainline Rail Services: Haywards Heath (5 miles distant, London Bridge/Victoria from 42 minutes).

Schools: There are many highly regarded schools in the area, both state and private, including St. Giles primary school in the village, Cumnor House in Danehill, Great Walstead near Lindfield and Ardingly College.


One of the landmark properties in the popular village of Horsted Keynes, Rixons is a charming, Grade II listed, four bedroom farmhouse which dates from the early 17th century, with later additions. To the front, Rixons has classic half tile-hung, white plaster elevations under a tiled roof; the rear elevation features a handsome central brick and stone chimney, and has exposed beams set in white plasterwork.
Internally, the property is spacious offering 2,982 sq ft of accommodation laid out over three floors, with generally good ceiling heights. There are many delightful period details which have been preserved in good condition including exposed wall and ceiling beams, latched wood panelled doors, lattice windows and some lovely feature fireplaces. The fine drawing room features an impressive inglenook fireplace, with bressumer over, and is open to the dining room. The kitchen is open to the vaulted breakfast room, which has French doors to the courtyard.
The master bedroom suite has been reconfigured and has a new bathroom suite; the shower room on the second floor also has brand new fittings including a shower with a drencher head. The property offers an excellent opportunity for new owners to make their stamp on it; the full extent and layout of the house can be seen on the floorplans.

Outside space
Rixons is approached from Lewes Road by a short brick path, leading to a gabled porch. There is a narrow lawn to the front with shrubs planted. The fully enclosed rear garden has recently been re-fenced; there is a brick terrace, with a well and space for table and chairs and a brick-paved courtyard to the south of the house which can be accessed by a side gate. The garden is mainly laid to lawn, with flowerbeds planted with roses, and established trees which are the subject of tree preservation orders.
The detached open barn is Grade II listed and suitable for garden storage; there is a potting shed and an attached studio. The vaulted studio was purpose-built by the current owners on the site of the old garage and has lovely large, timber framed windows, a new mezzanine floor, pumped underfloor air-sourced heating and a WC. The air-sourced heat pump is situated to the rear of the barn.

To the rear of the studio is a short drive offering off street parking, accessed via Rixons Orchard. Rixons has right of vehicular access to this drive over the private road Rixons Orchard.

Square Footage: 2,982 sq ft
Acreage: 0.33 Acres


Heading north from Lindfield on the B2028, take the second right into Stonecross Lane and then turn left into Keysford Lane. Proceed straight ahead into Station Road, on reaching the village green turn right and Rixons is the second house on the right.

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Added on Rightmove:
08 July 2016

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