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Broxmead Lane, Cuckfield, West Sussex, RH17

Guide price £1,695,000

New instruction

6 Beds 3 Baths 3 Receptions

REF: MSX240032

A wonderful detached family home set in over 4 acres in the heart of the Sussex countryside.

THE PROPERTY

Built around 1900 as a pair of Victorian cottages and converted to a single dwelling with later additions, this wonderful family home offers superb accommodation over two floors with stunning views to the south across its own gardens and grounds. The property boasts fantastic ceiling heights throughout, with many rooms facing south offering light and generous proportions and countryside views. There are two wood burners and an open working fireplace in the sitting room Fair Meadow is currently used as a multi-generational home, lending itself perfectly to this with two staircases and two entrances. There are in total three reception rooms, two kitchens, two entrance halls and an inner hall and two downstairs cloakrooms. What was built originally as a garage is now used as a large utility and store room with doors off this to the rear garden. Upstairs there are six lovely light and airy bedrooms with a principal suite comprising a bedroom, en-suite bathroom, and a dressing room. There are two further bathrooms and a plethora of built-in storage cupboards both in the bedrooms and on the large landing hall. The house could easliy be converted back to a single dwelling as it offers over 3,500 square feet of accommodation or alternatively retained as it is as either a self contained annexe within the property or additional ancillary accommodation. Fair Meadow has two driveways, the first one to the north of the lane leads up to the front of the property with access to the attched garage (utility/Store) with two double doors, parking and entrance to the front porch. A second driveway leads off the lane further down with a large shingle area providing parking and a large English Heritage oak framed detached double barn garage. There is power, light and water to the garage and a charming lit pathway leading to the front terracce and porch. The gardens and grounds are a particular feature of the property and are arranged into three main areas. There is a delightful patio / pergola covered with wisteria and vines to the southern elevation of the house, providing wonderful shade in the summer. A large south facing lawned area with beautifully planted and maintained herbaceous borders and specimen trees. There is a very productive vegetable garden with greenhouse and polytunnel and a large paddock to the south of the formal garden, all set in over four and a half acres. Fair Meadow is situated in a highly sought after area, off a narrow country lane approximately 2.5 miles to the west of Cuckfield, located in the heart of Mid-Sussex, but less than an hour from London and 20 mins from Brighton and Gatwick Airport. It has a wonderful and renowned range of local amenities including independent shops and boutiques, a convenience store, a medical centre, dentist, pubs, restaurants, cafes and the award winning Ockenden Manor Hotel and Spa. The village enjoys a local bus service to Haywards Heath where more comprehensive shopping facilities may be found, including a wide range of shops, restaurants, bars and a modern leisure centre. Haywards Heath's mainline railway station is approximately a 10-minute drive away, with fast and frequent commuter services to both London Victoria and London Bridge (from 42 mins) and Brighton. The A23 offers direct access to the motorway network, Gatwick, Heathrow and the South coast. There is an excellent range of educational facilities locally both in the private and state sectors. Private schools include Great Walstead, Cumnor House, Handcross Park, Ardingly College, Hurstpierpoint College, Brighton College, Roedean and Burgess Hill Girls. The superb local state schools include Holy Trinity Primary and Warden Park Secondary school in Cuckfield itself. 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, many leading towards the South Down and Ashdown National Parks. There are numerous excellent Golf courses nearby and reservoirs for water sports.