London Road, Burgess Hill, RH15
- 18th Century, Grade II listed barn conversion (1998)
- 4 bedroom barn
- Burgess Hill
- 2834 sq.ft.
- south-easterly garden with a detached home office
- large shingle drive and 3 private spaces on the close
INTERNAL VIEWINGS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST.
GRADE II LISTED BARN.
Close to the South Downs National Park, this Grade II listed 18th Century barn conversion balances country-life and a city lifestyle perfectly. It resides on the cusp of Burgess Hill, just ten miles north of Brighton & Hove, and has excellent transport links by train or car into London.
Much of the original character of the building has been retained with a dominance of exposed posts, beams and rafters throughout, yet the current owners have also modernised in recent years to create a contemporary and versatile family home. It is clear they have a refined eye for interiors; using luxury fixtures and fittings alongside a stylish palette, and with four double bedrooms and three bathrooms there is ample space for any growing family. The generous, wrap-around garden is a delight with mature trees, a large lawn and a detached home-office, and there is ample parking for several cars on the private drive or within the close. Some of the best primary and secondary schools in the county sit within catchment, and there is a vibrant community here in the town. With so many winning qualities, this elegant home would be perfectly suited to families and professionals who wish for the best of both worlds – between the countryside and the city.
Style: 18th Century, Grade II listed barn conversion (1998)
Bedrooms: 4 double; 2 en suite
Living rooms: 1 exceptional
Area: 2834 sq.ft.
Outside: South-easterly garden with a detached home office
Location: Hassocks/Burgess Hill
Parking: Large shingle drive and 3 private spaces on the close
Why you’ll like it:
Discreetly hidden from the road behind neat hedgerows, a border wall and mature trees, Hammonds Barn sits on a peaceful, leafy close. There are options to park within the large gated front drive or there are three spaces within the close by the main entrance. This property is link- detached and was originally built in 1790 as the barn for Hammonds Farm. Converted in 1999, it has been a stunning family home for over two decades but has been modernised throughout in more recent years.
The exterior bears the classic features of a barn conversion with black featherboard cladding, a lay tiled roof and oversized windows in place of the barn doors. As you enter this beautiful home, it is immediately clear that it has been skilfully designed, with space and light being of utmost importance.
Main reception room:
Stepping in through the front door to the main reception, the scale of the room is breath-taking. It is divided into two distinct areas with space for formal dining close to the kitchen and an area for relaxation on the upper level. The ceiling soars into the apex of the roof, with beams and rafters revealing the incredible history and craftsmanship of the original structure. This space invites both entertaining and family time, and two full height windows with French doors bring light into the room from east to west. On the easterly wall, these also frame beautiful garden views while allowing you to spill outside onto the terrace during the warmer seasons. As the weather cools, there is underfloor heating to warm the space and natural light filters in through shuttered windows during the afternoon. While the pendent lights above the dining area and the industrial beam lights may be negotiable with the sale, the bespoke wall mounted lights hold sentimental value so will not be staying.
Modernised just four years ago, the La Cuccina kitchen has a modern take on a country style with patterned floor tiles and streamlined timber cabinetry. These have been paired with white Corian worksurfaces into which the gas hob and sink have been seamlessly cut-in. Integrated within the units are the full height fridge with freezer top-box and a fan oven, while space has been left for a dishwasher and washing machine. Reclaimed timber doors open to reveal a generous larder where there is ample shelving for dry food stuffs, plus space for a second freezer and the microwave. A further set of French doors lead out to the kitchen garden from here where there are raised planters for fruits and vegetables and a sheltered area to sit outside with your morning coffee in the sunshine.
Master bedroom suite:
From the main reception room, a door opens to a corridor from which the ground floor bedrooms reside. These include the glamorous master bedroom suite which has direct access to the garden and is a restful space with designer wall paper, painted white floorboards and a beamed ceiling. There is ample space for a king bed and several freestanding pieces of bedroom furniture, while there is clothes and shoe storage for two within the walk-through wardrobe area. This leads on to the contemporary en suite shower room with wood effect wall and floor tiles around a rainfall wet-room shower.
The fourth bedroom sits next door to the master but has always been used as a second reception area/snug which was ideal as an independent space for when the children were teenagers. It is a fine size double, however, with built-in wardrobes to maximise the floor space, and peaceful garden views. There is a separate ground floor WC nearby, plus a deep linen cupboard and these rooms feel nicely tucked away from the main hubbub of the family home.
Bedrooms two & three and bathrooms:
An open staircase rises up the northerly wall of the reception room, leading to bedrooms two & three and their bathrooms. Elevated and tucked away within the original hayloft, these rooms feel magical with a butterfly staircase to link them and an adjoining miniature door which will appeal to young children who want their own space while remaining connected to their siblings. As expected, vaulted ceilings, wooden beams, timber doors and wooden floors feature heavily up here so it is incredibly homely, yet you can rest assured that below the surface, the workings of the house have been modernised. Bedroom two has a contemporary en suite with a bath and shower attachment, while bedroom three has easy access to the family bathroom across the landing. This has both a bath and a separate rainfall shower for when time is of the essence, but both bathrooms are equally stylish combining traditional elements with modern.
Garden and outside office:
A treat for the senses, the garden has been beautifully maintained with an immaculate lawn surrounded by an array of plants and shrubs which add both scent and colour to the space. It is a large garden which is hardly overlooked as there are neighbours on one side only which have been screened using bamboos and trees. There are two areas for dining alfresco around the fire pit area, and mature silver birch, poplar, prunus trees and a hornbeam provide welcoming dappled shade from the sun as it streams into the garden from all sides.
A tall timber gate provides direct access from (the old) London Road to a large shingle driveway for several cars, and alongside this is an oak-framed detached home office. Built in keeping with the main house, it has a beamed and gabled ceiling and could be repurposed in any number of ways. There is space for a kitchenette with the addition of a small hob, while the cloakroom has space and plumbing for a bath, so it could easily become a self-contained apartment with room for sleeping, relaxation and dining. Alternatively, it could be a bar, gym, art studio, treatment room, workshop or teenage den – all of which would work well as it is well-insulated with its own electrical supply, double glazing, WiFi and heating.
Simply stunning both inside and out. This is an exceptional home which has been beautifully maintained and manages to balance home comforts with a luxury lifestyle perfectly. It is homely and versatile with impressive spaces and features which make it unique. With excellent schools and transport links nearby, this home will appeal to many.
“When we first moved here in 1999, we loved feeling the peace and quiet of the countryside while knowing we remained really well-connected to the city. It has been a joy to raise our family here as there is so much space, so we never felt on top of one another, and it has been a wonderful home for entertaining. We particularly enjoy summers with friends and family sitting out late into the evening around the fire pit, but also big family gatherings for Christmas when the house feels magical. The house is easy to live in and is very economical, but we no longer need so much space, so we feel it is time for our next move.”
Where it is:
Shops: Tesco 2 min drive, Burgess Hill (Waitrose, Lidl) 15 min walk/5 min drive
Train Station: Burgess Hill Station 15 min walk: 50 minutes into London Victoria
Seafront or Park: South Downs on your doorstep, Brighton Seafront 15-20 minute drive
Primary: Hassocks Infants School, St Wilfred’s, St Josephs
Secondary: Oak Hall, Warden Park, St Paul’s RC
Private: Hurst College, Burgess Hill School for Girls, Brighton College
This exceptional home is situated within walking distance of some of the most picturesque countryside in Sussex, yet it enjoys all the conveniences of country town life with many amenities nearby. This ensures it does not feel remote with excellent transport links to both London and Brighton & Hove, and you can visit the coast within 20 minutes by train or car. Gatwick Airport is just 20 minutes away for those who need it, so you really do have the best of all worlds here.
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London Road, Burgess Hill, RH15
NEAREST STATIONSDistances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
- Burgess Hill Station0.5 miles
- Wivelsfield Station1.2 miles
- Hassocks Station1.9 miles
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