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5 bedroom detached house for sale

North End, Ditchling, East Sussex, BN6

Guide Price £2,250,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Superbly appointed and stylish family home
  • Spacious, versatile accommodation
  • Central location in Ditchling, within the South Downs National Park
  • Well-enclosed garden of about 0.8 of an acre, with tennis court
  • Ideal for family life with five reception rooms, five bedrooms and three bathrooms
  • EPC Rating = C

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Substantial and well-presented family home with impressive modern extensions, set in a generous plot within the historic downland village of Ditchling.


Paddock View is situated in the picturesque downland village of Ditchling, which falls within the South Downs National Park and is well-known for its artistic community and many historic listed houses. The house is located on the northern side of the village, within good reach of the village shops and primary school and in close proximity to the surrounding countryside and South Downs.

Local amenities: The village has two public houses, post office, jewellers, general store and village museum.

Comprehensive shopping: Brighton, Haywards Heath & Burgess Hill.

Mainline rail services: Hassocks (3 miles distant; London Bridge/Victoria from 48 minutes), Burgess Hill (4.5 miles distant; London Bridge/Victoria from 51 minutes) and Haywards Heath (8 miles distant; London Bridge/Victoria from 42 minutes).

Schools: There are a number of schools and colleges in the local area, including St. Margaret's Primary School in Ditchling, Downlands Community College in Hassocks, Hurstpierpoint College, Ardingly College, Burgess Hill School for Girls, Brighton College and Roedean.

All distances are approximate.


Set in the heart of Ditchling in mature established gardens, Paddock View is a substantial family home.

It has been the subject of various sympathetic modern extensions including significant additions to the south and north sides in 2006, and a stunning rear extension in 2017.

The result is a superbly appointed and stylishly-presented home, offering a generous 5,617 square feet of living accommodation over two floors.

The property is ideal for both family life and entertaining alike being spacious, light and with an excellent flow between the main living rooms owing to the generous central reception hall, wide double/folding doors between many of the rooms, and the considered use of both internal and external glazing.

Contemporary touches include recently refitted bathrooms with stunning luxury suites, wet-room style tiled showers and under floor heating, and a zone-controlled integral music system with ceiling speakers.

Handsome oak double doors open to the welcoming reception hall, a superb room which has as its focal point an attractive brick inglenook fireplace with inset woodburner.

A solid wood turned staircase rises to the first floor and there is a cosy snug area with bookshelving; also lying off the hall is a comfortable sitting room, a utility room and a cloakroom with separate WC.

Folding doors open from the hall to the kitchen which has ample space for a large breakfast table and is fitted with a range of grey-painted wooden units and a central island, complemented by part granite/part woodblock worktops, a Rangemaster oven and a number of integrated appliances.

French doors open to the terrace and folding doors open to the adjoining room, a versatile space which could be used as a family room or for formal dining.

The ground floor accommodation is completed by two further reception rooms: an elegant vaulted drawing room overlooking the gardens, and an excellent games room.

The staircase from the hall rises to a stunning galleried landing and seating area on the first floor, which is flooded with light by way of an expanse of windows framing the view to the garden.

There are five bedrooms (one of which is currently used as a study), including a superb master suite comprising a bedroom with private balcony overlooking the garden, a beautifully appointed bathroom with roll-top bath and a well-fitted dressing room. Bedroom 2 also has an en suite bathroom; the remaining bedrooms are served by a family bathroom.

Paddock View is set in an elevated position, approached from North End by a sloping driveway which rises up to a large parking area ahead of the house, in turn giving access to both the integral and detached double garages; the single garage is accessed directly from North End.

The house is set back from the road, well screened by mature trees and rhododendrons which create a ‘secret’ garden to the front of the house.

The mature and well-established rear garden is of particular note, being private and well enclosed by flower and shrub beds, and fencing.

A stone terrace spans the rear (western) elevation of the house offering a number of sunny spots for dining al fresco.

Beyond the terrace, the garden is largely laid to lawn, sloping gently up to the western boundary; a gravel pathway leads to the fence-enclosed all weather tennis court which is tucked away in the south-western corner.

In all, about 0.8 of an acre.

Square Footage: 5,617 sq ft
Acreage: 0.8 Acres


From Haywards Heath proceed south out of town on the B2112, across Ditchling Common and into Ditchling village. Paddock View can be found on the right hand side, opposite the first traffic-calming narrowing in the road.

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
26 September 2018

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