A detached Victorian family house set in glorious gardens along a private lane in a sought after semi rural location with the added benefit of a well fitted oak barn and a heated outdoor swimming pool



Hurstpierpoint with its bustling High Street offers an eclectic range of local shops and amenities. Hassocks is situated approximately 2.7 miles away and provides regular mainline rail services to London, Brighton and Gatwick (Victoria in approximately 55 minutes). Further to this Gatwick airport can be reached by car in approximately 30 minutes. The area is brimming with well-respected state and private schools including St Lawrence C of E, St Pauls, Downlands, Burgess Hill Girls, Hurst College and Brighton College. The city of Brighton and Hove is approximately 9 miles away and provides world class shopping, restaurants and provisions of the arts with a diverse twist. The surrounding countryside and rolling South Downs provide the finest backdrop for walking and horse riding.

With origins believed to date back to 1845 ‘Whitpain Cottage’ is a well maintained house sitting in beautifully landscaped gardens bordered by neighbouring farmland and in the South Downs National Park. The sitting room and the dining hall are sizable and the large bay windows supply a great deal of light. Further to this the sitting room has a beautiful inglenook fireplace with an oak bressumer. The first floor provides 4 bedrooms (two having glimpses of the South Downs) and 2 bathrooms.  The gardens adjoin the property on two sides and comprise lawned areas interspersed with well stocked shrub and plant beds and borders. A particular feature of the property is the sizable barn that the current owners had commissioned. Constructed out of French oak and having a kitchenet and a multi-fuel burner the barn is the perfect addition to the property.  The gardens also play host to an outdoor heated swimming pool and plant room. There is also the benefit of a detached garage. 


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Property Reference: 6508838




  • Cream ‘Shaker Style’ wall and base units
  • Oak block worksurfaces
  • Space for range cooker with extractor fan over
  • Fitted ‘Hotpoint’ dishwasher  
  • Fitted ‘Neff’ microwave
  • Tiled splashbacks
  • Ceramic tiled floor



Bathroom 1

  • Panelled corner bath with traditional style mixer taps and hand shower attachment
  • Inset wash hand basin and taps with a selection of cupboards and drawers under
  • Low level w.c. suite with concealed cistern
  • Heated ladder style towel radiator
  • Tiled splash backs

Bathroom 2

  • Panelled bath
  • Wall mounted ‘Mira’ power shower
  • Glazed screen
  • Low level w.c. suite
  • Inset wash hand basin with cupboard under
  • Tiled splash backs


  • Floor mounted oil fired boiler located in the store
  • Beautiful inglenook fireplace with oak bressummer in the sitting room
  • Utility room
  • ‘Wenlock’ Multi fuel burner with marble surround and quarry tiled hearth in the dining room
  • Oak framed barn with kitchenet and ‘Arrow’ multi fuel burner    
  • Heated outdoor swimming pool with plant room and air source heat pump 
  • Detached garage


The property is approached over a shingle driveway with parking for several cars. Side access to the rear garden is on either side via timber gates. The rear gardens are beautifully landscaped with a brick block terrace adjoining the rear of the property and an expanse of lawn on two sides of the property. On the western border of the garden is the oak barn. There is a heated outdoor swimming pool, plant room and timber sheds with a further expanse of lawn beyond. There are well stocked shrub and plant beds and borders interspersed throughout the garden with mature trees, a selection of apple and plum trees and established hedge borders