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  • A large double aspect kitchen/breakfast/sitting room, reception hall, drawing room and two additional reception rooms.
  • Four double bedrooms and three bathrooms in the main house.
  • 3 acres of stunning gardens and grounds, triple bay garage, large one bedroom annex, a separate games room and a machinery store.


Winden is a substantial, south facing, four-bedroom family home set in glorious gardens and grounds in the middle of the Sussex countryside. The house was originally built around the 1930's with later additions and offers excellent accommodation for family life and entertaining, all set in seclusion and privacy between the villages of Balcombe and Ardingly, West Sussex. The house is constructed of brick, under a tiled roof and is characterised by well-proportioned, bright and airy accommodation arranged over two floors with large French doors throughout the ground floor. There is a gorgeous double aspect kitchen/dining/sitting room with large floor to ceiling windows with oil fired AGA, a utility/boot room and a ground floor cloakroom. Along the hall is a reception hall with central staircase leading to the first floor. There is a double aspect drawing room with large inglenook and wood burning stove. Off this room is a fantastic office/study looking out over the rear gardens and terraces. There is also a formal dining room on the ground floor, offering glorious views across the gardens and grounds, currently used as a snug. A staircase from the reception hall provides access to a wonderful first floor landing with doors off to all the bedroom accommodation. The principal bedroom suite has a dressing room and ensuite bathroom, there is a guest suite with shower room, two additional double bedrooms and a family bathroom. There is also built-in storage in all the bedrooms and a large linen cupboard on the landing. Sitting centrally within its own grounds, Winden is approached through double electric gates to a large parking area to the side of the house. A spur leads to a further parking area and a triple bay oak and brick garage. The gardens surround the house on all sides with the formal gardens to the rear of the property. A path wraps around the property with a large terrace off the kitchen making it ideal for alfresco entertaining. The views to the south and north are absolutely superb and surround the property. There is a triple bay open garage and a large one bedroom annex and a separate games room. The gardens and grounds provide a very special, quiet and secluded setting for this beautiful family home in the heart of the Sussex countryside and on the edge of the Ashdown Forest. Balcombe is a lovely village just to the north of Haywards Heath with a train service running to London Victoria and London Bridge (approximately 45 minutes). Haywards Heath is close by and has a great range of shopping and leisure facilities as well as the mainline train station. 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 and there are numerous excellent golf courses nearby and reservoirs for water sports. There are many highly renowned schools in the area both state and private including Balcombe Church of England Primary School, Oathall Community College, Warden Park and Haywards Heath College. The local Prep schools Great Walstead, Cumnor House, Ardingly Prep and Brambletye are superb as are Ardingly College, Worth, Hurstpierpoint College and Burgess Hill Girls. Local Authority: Mid-Sussex District Council