EXCEPTIONAL RESIDENCE | A truly exceptional detached family residence (3,662 sq ft) set in the heart of the favoured ‘Lucastes’ area of west Haywards Heath, just a half-mile to the station.
A truly exceptional detached family residence, set in the heart of the highly sought-after ‘Lucastes’ area of western Haywards Heath, within a half-mile of the mainline station. The house is believed to date from 1912 and has been meticulously maintained by the current owners who have been in residence for over thirty years.
There is a wealth of retained character including high ceilings, some leaded light windows, picture rails, panelled doors and original fireplaces. These charming features are combined with high specification modern finishes including the stylish kitchen/diner and exceptional ‘all-year-around’ conservatory – both with underfloor heating.
Upon entry you are welcomed by an impressive reception hall with the beautiful turned staircase being the focal point. There are two further reception rooms, ideal for family living and entertaining guests. The formal drawing room is particularly inviting and enjoys a lovely dual aspect with two bay windows (one with window seat) overlooking the front gardens. The sitting room is also spacious and has a door leading through to the 16ft x 15ft conservatory. The conservatory was added in 2006 and is flooded with natural light, overlooks the rear garden and the ‘French’ doors onto the terrace make this a great ‘inside-outside’ space during the summer months.
The social kitchen/diner extends to 26ft and enjoys composite ceramic worktops, range of integrated appliances and a part-vaulted ceiling with two skylight windows. Steps lead down to a particularly large utility room which houses a cloakroom and leads through to the integral double garage with electronic overhead door.
A turned staircase rises to the first floor landing which boasts the master bedroom with large en-suite, two further double bedrooms, shower room and cloakroom (which could be knocked through to create one family bathroom, if required).
The second floor would make an ideal space for an au-pair and boasts two large double bedrooms and a bathroom. There are superb green outlooks from this floor looking south and east.
In full the accommodation extends to an impressive 3,662 sq ft.
Further attributes include a new roof (2015), gas fired central heating, mainly double-glazed windows and neutral decoration.
The house is approached by a secure gated entrance and sweeping gravelled driveway providing plenty of parking. Beautiful, mature gardens surround the house and they have meticulously landscaped & maintained with a plethora of plants, bushes and shrubs. The west facing rear garden enjoys the afternoon/evening sun and is arranged around two areas. There is a large paved terrace, ideal for ‘al-fresco’ dining and steps lead down to a large expanse of lawn, perfect for children.
Lucastes Avenue is one of the most prestigious residential roads in Haywards Heath lying within the ‘Lucastes’ conservation area of Haywards Heath, ideally located for the mainline train station with its fast and regular commuter services to London (approx 47 minutes to London Bridge/Victoria), Brighton (approx 20 minutes) and Gatwick International Airport.
Also within walking distance are Waitrose and Sainsbury’s Superstores and the Dolphin Leisure Centre. The highly regarded Harlands Primary School is a short walk. For secondary education, children in the area usually attend the reputable Warden Park in Cuckfield, which can be accessed easily via Blunts Wood. The area is well represented in private education with schools such as Ardingly College, Hurstpierpoint College, Burgess Hill School For Girls and Cumnor House. By car surrounding areas are approached via the A272 or A23, with the latter lying approximately five miles west at Warninglid/Bolney.
Homes of this calibre and spaciousness are seldom available this close to Haywards Heath station and an early viewing is highly recommended to avoid disappointment. Viewing strictly via prior appointment with sole agent, PSPhomes.
Local Authority: Mid Sussex District Council, Oaklands, Oaklands Road, Haywards Heath T: 01444 458166
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