- Substantial 6-Bedroom Residence
- Prestigeous Location with Private Driveway
- Sits on over 2 Acres with surrounding Woodland
- Detached Double Garage with built-in 210 bottle wine fridge
- Scope to change Garage into Annexe (STPP)
- No Onward Chain
- Large Kitchen-Breakfast Room with 4-Door Aga
- 2 Reception Rooms + Seperate Office
- Utility Room & Downstairs WC
- En-Suite to Master Bedroom / 2nd Family Bathroom
- Impressive Orangery to rear
- Heaps of character throughout
- South-West Facing Lawns
- Views of the South Downs National Park
- Catchment for Birchwood Grove Primary & Downlands School (Hassocks)
- 1.5 Miles to Burgess Hill Mainline Train Station
- Bus Stop directly outside for convenient access to Hassocks & Burgess Hill Town Centre
- Council Tax Band G
- EPC Rating F
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GUIDE PRICE £1,250,000 – £1,400,000 Offering uninterrupted views of the South Downs National Park to the south, this impressive 6-bedroom detached residence benefits from a sunny Orangery, 2 additional Reception Rooms, a Double Garage, over 3,600sqft of usable space and over 2 acres of land!
Guide Priceof £1,250,000 – £1,400,000
With an estimated construction date of 1936, Ockley Wood stands as an imposing and elegant detached 6-bedroom residence, gracefully nestled in over 2 acres of lush woodlands and meticulously landscaped gardens.
This remarkable home has been in the family’s lives for over 40 years, where four children grew up, attending school at Brighton College, playing games in the garden, and relishing endless summer sports. It has also served as the backdrop for gatherings of 15 cherished grandchildren.
This remarkable property boasts an abundance of both interior and exterior space, exuding a charming character that has been lovingly preserved and maintained throughout its occupancy by the current owners. Notably, Ockley Wood is not listed, granting the potential for substantial development and reconfiguration, pending the acquisition of requisite permissions.
Offering uninterrupted views of the South Downs National Park to the south, a private driveway stemming from the highly sought-after Ockley Lane, and a detached double garage, this type of residence is seldom available for sale in such wonderful condition.
The ground floor living space comprises of a grand and spacious entrance hall, complete with a staircase that gracefully ascends to the first floor. To the front of the house, a formal dining room featuring an art-deco style working fireplace sets an elegant tone, while the main reception room, enhanced by a spacious bay window and an exquisite ceramic working fireplace, exudes timeless charm. Additionally, there is a convenient office room accessible from the hall, and entry to the orangery at the rear of the property, which provides an abundance of natural light and doors to the garden, ensuring this space remains inviting all year-round. Continuing down the hallway branching from the entrance hall, you’ll encounter a convenient downstairs toilet and a doorway leading into the kitchen. Exuding timeless charm, the kitchen is fitted with exposed beams, and wooden cabinets. A standout feature is the remarkable 4-door Aga, a feature that adds both character and functionality to the space. Adjacent to the kitchen is a practical utility room, complete with kitchen units, a sink and a drainer, and space for two under-counter appliances. Furthermore, a second flight of stairs leading to the first floor from the kitchen enhances the fluidity of movement within the house.
Upstairs, located off an incredibly spacious landing, there are 6 bedrooms serviced by two family bathrooms, an impressively large airing cupboard with the water tank and a separate storage cupboard. One of the family bathrooms links to the Master Bedroom, providing a Jack-and-Jill style bathroom, but could quite easily be sealed off on one side to make into an impressive En-Suite. All bedrooms offer dual-aspect views out to the surrounding woodland and some, particularly the Master Bedroom, with unrivalled views to the South-Downs.
The extensive grounds that envelop the property provide an abundance of space, making it an ideal haven for a growing family. The mature trees and shrubs that encircle the house create an inviting environment for local wildlife, where deer are often seen on the grounds. Additionally, the property boasts a pond inhabited by fish, a mature orchard, a charming greenhouse, a summer house, a garden garage with own power supply, and a generous lawn all of which contribute to the overall appeal of this impressive outdoor space.
Ockley Lane serves as a vital link connecting Hassocks to Burgess Hill, while also offering access to roads leading to Ditchling and Keymer. This strategic location makes it a convenient hub for rural strolls, visits to Burgess Hill Town center, and commuting from its mainline train station, which is just a mile away. The vicinity is rich with opportunities for exploration, including Nightingale Meadows, Bachellors Farm Nature Reserve, and Ditchling Common. Moreover, enthusiasts can indulge in a delightful 2-mile walk to reach the well-regarded Ridgeview Wine Estate—an enticing prospect for wine connoisseurs and enthusiasts of local produce.
Offering a unique opportunity for a buyer to acquire this impressive home, Hunters are anticipating great interest and recommend early viewing to avoid missing out.