A substantial Georgian Grade II listed rectory, located in a quiet and idyllic setting with glorious gardens and grounds of approximately 1.25 acres and with far reaching views over neighbouring farmland

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Twineham with its primary school and church has all the hallmarks of an small Sussex village.  The larger villages of Hurstpierpoint and Henfield are situated approximately 3.8 miles and 4.9 miles away respectively and offer bustling High Streets with an array of shops. Burgess Hill is situated approximately 4.9 miles away and provides regular mainline rail services to London, Brighton and Gatwick (Victoria in approximately 51 minutes) Haywards Heath is approximately 7 miles away. Further to this Gatwick airport can be reached by car in approximately 20 minutes. The area is brimming with well-respected state and private schools including Twineham C of E, St Pauls, Burgess Hill Girls, Great Walstead, Hurstpierpoint 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.

The Old Rectory, believed to date back to the early 19th   Century, sits beautifully within its garden and grounds of approximately 1.25 acres and retains many of its timeless Georgian features. Space is in abundance with both formal and informal reception rooms, a large double aspect kitchen/breakfast room and cellars which are currently being used as a games room and gym. There is a grand sweeping principle staircase to the first floor which provides 6 well-appointed and light bedrooms serviced by 3 bathrooms and a shower room. The master bedroom is of particular note along with its equally large en-suite bathroom with central cast iron roll top bath, which takes full advantage of the fine views across neighbouring farmland and beyond. The beautifully tended and private gardens comprise of large areas of well kept lawns, a gravelled carriage driveway, an area of copse and an enticing heated outdoor pool all being bordered by established hedging and a part walled garden.


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Property Reference: 7922041

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Kitchen:

  • Wall and base units including glass fronted display cabinets
  • Granite worksurfaces with inset twin stainless steel sink basins
  • 4 oven oil fired ‘Aga’ with 2 hobs and a hotplate
  • Inset ‘ Neff’ 4 ring electric hob with stainless steel extractor fan over
  • Fitted ‘Neff’ electric oven
  • Fitted ‘Neff’ microwave
  • Fitted ‘Neff’ dishwasher
  • Fitted ‘Neff’ fridge freezer
  • Tiled splashbacks
  • Limestone tiled floor

Bathrooms

MASTER EN-SUITE BATHROOM

  • Free standing cast iron roll top bath with decorative clawed feet and stand alone taps with hand shower attachment
  • Tiled shower cubicle with wall mounted shower and glazed door
  • Traditional style pedestal wash hand basin
  • Low level w.c. suite
  • Heated ladder style towel radiator
  • Fitted wardrobes along one wall

FAMILY BATHROOM

  • Panelled bath with traditional style mixer taps and hand shower attachment
  • Low level w.c. suite
  • Wash hand basin with cupboard under
  • Tiled splashbacks

GUEST EN-SUITE BATHROOM

  • Panelled bath with hand shower attachment
  • Wash hand basin
  • Low level w.c. suite
  • Tiled splash backs

SHOWER ROOM

  • Tiled shower cubicle with wall mounted shower and folding door
  • Wall mounted wash hand basin

Specification: 

  • Floor mounted ‘Grant’ oil fired boiler located in the ‘boiler room’
  • Large double aspect kitchen/breakfast room
  • Large cellars
  • An abundance of open fireplaces
  • High ceilings and ornate plaster works  
  • Grand entrance vestibule
  • Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom having beautiful views over neighbouring farmland
  • Guest bedroom en-suite bathroom
  • Utility room and boot room
  • Marvellous private part walled gardens
  • Ornate veranda
  • Heated outdoor swimming pool
  • Brick built outbuildings including garden store and coal shed
  • Extensive external lighting
  • Carport & Garage

External:

The property is approached over a shingle carriage driveway with parking for several cars. There are beautifully kept expanses of formal lawn to the front of the property and an area of copse on the eastern side. To the western side, a large paved terrace adjoins the property with an ornate wrought iron veranda making the perfect place for afternoon tea and entertaining. A central outdoor heated swimming pool is surrounded by a paved terrace leading to a large lawned area and interspersed with mature hedging and established trees. The gardens are finished with an ornamental pond that lies beneath a weeping willow tree and a full length brick wall with tethered climbing plants on the northern side. Access to the rear of the property is on both sides where a large full-length paved terrace adjoins the rear of the property creating wonderful seating areas overlooking the neighbouring glorious Sussex farmland. There is also access to a substantial brick built store and coal shed.