Situated in a delightful rural setting on the outskirts of Wivelsfield Green is this elegant six-bedroom property, which was once the central portion of a substantial mansion house, built in the traditional Sussex style and dating back to 1891. Divided into 3 separate dwellings in the 1950's. 'The Copse' is the grandest portion and after major renovation is an extremely beautifully appointed and desirable residence, benefitting from extensive grounds to the front and rear extending to some 1.80 acres for the sole use of The Copse. The wonderful interiors are at once contemporary while retaining a number of beautifully preserved period features, such as high ceilings, arched and bay windows, wood floors and original open fireplaces in many of the rooms. The wooden window seats in the generously sized reception rooms are a good example of the building’s character.
Throughout the property large windows allow plenty of natural light.
The accommodation of approx.3973 sq ft is arranged over three floors and is entered via a reception hall leading to the ground floor rooms. These comprise of a 21ft drawing room, study, utility room, WC, larder and the exceptional family space, which is separated into a sitting room and kitchen but can be made open plan by the use of the bifold doors.
On the first floor there are four excellent bedrooms of good proportions. The master bedroom suite extends to some 20ft and features a large bay window with a dressing room and a large bathroom. The three further bedrooms are also of a good size, with one having a freestanding roll top bath within the bedroom. There is also a separate family bathroom and a cloakroom on the first floor.
On the second floor, the landing features a small kitchenette and leads to two further good-size bedrooms and a bathroom, making the ideal guest accommodation, or suitable for au pairs or older children.
Wivelsfield Green is a popular village almost equidistant between the towns of Haywards Heath (4 miles) and Burgess Hill, which both provide a good selection of shops, services and amenities and mainline rail services. Lindfield (5 miles), Lewes (10 miles) and Brighton (14 miles) offer a further range of shops and restaurants. There is an excellent range of state and independent schools in the area, including Wivelsfield Primary School, Burgess Hill School, Cumnor, Great Walstead, Hurst College and Brighton College. The village itself has a village Post Office and pub, with nearby country walks at Chailey Common and the South Downs National Park. Mainline rail services are available at Haywards Heath (London Bridge/London Victoria from 42 minutes). The A23/M23 gives access Gatwick Airport (16 miles), and the national motorway network.
A real highlight of the property is it's private grounds, extending to some 1.80 acres of beautifully landscaped garden and woodland. To the front there is a large gravel driveway (shared with neighbours) with plenty of allocated parking, overlooking a lawned area shaded by large mature trees. The house also has an en bloc double garage (plus parking space). To the rear, the stunning south facing gardens encompass a badminton lawn, vegetable plots, rose pergola, topiary and extensive well established borders, together with a more wooded area leading onto woodland bridleway beyond. The garden is also stocked with a number of fruit trees including apple, fig, plum and pear plus a variety of specimen trees and hedging providing a good degree of privacy. Alfresco entertaining is possible in a number of locations, including the gravelled terrace adjacent to the house, or beneath the ornamental pergola amid the roses.
sitting room/drawing room
second floor kitchenette