Guide price £1,650,000
South Lodge is a beautiful and much-loved Victorian lodge house which has been sympathetically restored and updated by the current owners. The house is understood to date from the late 19th century and was the former gate house to the magnificent Paxhill estate. South Lodge has been substantially extended over the years and offers great light and space for modern family life. The ground floor has been extensively reconfigured offering a lovely entrance hall with a staircase enhanced by Victorian wrought iron balustrades and a vaulted ceiling incorporating a large skylight. To one side of the hallway is a beautiful south facing drawing room with a period chimney and vintage cast iron fire surround with southerly views across the gardens. On the other side of the hallway is the original sitting room featuring another vintage mantelpiece. The hallway then leads you through to a gorgeous, very large country kitchen, with island and vaulted dining area with wood burning stove and access to the patio. Off the kitchen is a pantry with storage leading to a beautiful and newly fitted shower room incorporating a beautifully designed hidden utility area. A study and downstairs cloakroom complete the ground floor accommodation. Leading up the newly built staircase and off the galleried landing are three lovely double bedrooms with views to the River Ouse and a large family bathroom. Natural light floods through the house and upstairs with cleverly placed skylights and charming period dormer windows. In addition to the main house there is a newly refurbished two-bedroom annex. The annex has an immaculate kitchen with beautiful granite worktops and a central island, fitted appliances and space for seating and dining. Upstairs there is a large sitting room looking out over the grounds of the Paxhill estate. There is also a good-sized double bedroom and a beautifully appointed shower room. The property is approached through the main private gates of Paxhill and has off street parking, a single garage and store. The garden has many lovely specimen trees and herbaceous borders overlooking the grounds of Paxhill and spectacular views across the fields and forest. A riven stone patio and terrace have been built to the south of the main property, just off the kitchen, perfect for outdoor entertaining. The annex has planning permission to be utilised as a holiday let and could therefore provide additional income or could provide extensive additional family accommodation. South Lodge is located on the north side of the highly sought after village of Lindfield, West Sussex. This very popular and picturesque village, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, provides a wide variety of shops, restaurants, public houses, and a supermarket. Lindfield also has a medical centre and village hall. Haywards Heath nearby has a mainline railway station with fast and frequent commuter services to both London Victoria and London Bridge (from 42 mins), Gatwick Airport and Brighton. The A23 offers direct access to the motorway network, Gatwick, Heathrow, and the South coast. Located in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the surrounding countryside provides a vast range of sporting and recreational activities. Glyndebourne, Goodwood, Ardingly Showground and Plumpton are all within easy reach. The local footpaths provide a vast network of stunning walks from the village and there are numerous excellent Golf courses nearby and reservoirs for water sports. There is a good selection of preparatory, public, and state schools in the area including Lindfield and Blackthorns Primary Schools, Oathall Community College, Great Walstead, Cumnor House, Brambletye, Worth, Ardingly, Burgess Hill Girls and Hurstpierpoint College.
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