A large detached country house set in approximately 1.6 acres of gardens and grounds, having an elevated position with stunning panoramic views over neighbouring farmland and towards the South Downs.  

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White Lodge is situated along Ockley Lane on the periphery of the village of Keymer with origins dating back to the late 1920’s. The larger village of Hassocks, with its extensive array of shops, amenities and train station, lies just over a mile away and provides provides regular mainline rail services to London, Brighton and Gatwick (Victoria/London Bridge in approximately 55 minutes). Burgess Hill is situated approximately a mile away and also provides regular mainline rail services to London, Brighton and Gatwick (Victoria/London Bridge in approximately 51 minutes). Further to this Gatwick can be reached by car in approximately 30 minutes. The area is brimming with well-respected state and private schools including St Margaret’s, Great Walstead, Burgess Hill School for Girls, Hurst College and Brighton College. The city of Brighton and Hove is approximately 11 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.

 ‘White Lodge’ has been extended over the years with accommodation amassing to over 5,500 sq ft, creating a spacious and much-loved family home with marvellous views over neighbouring farmland and the South Downs. The large kitchen/breakfast room has ‘Smallbone’ oak units and a vaulted ceiling with oak beams and glorious views onto the garden. There is an abundance of formal and informal reception rooms with the majority having spectacular views. The master suite is accessed by the principle staircase and boasts a large bespoke ‘Smallbone’ en-suite bathroom and there is also the benefit of a balcony to capitalise on the amazing views. A guest wing which is accessed via a separate staircase provides 2 bedrooms and a reception room. The gardens and grounds amass to approximately 1.6 acres and comprise of formal lawns, an outdoor swimming pool with pool house, tennis court and an orchard. The elevated position showcases the stunning panoramic views over neighbouring farmland and towards the South Downs.


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Property Reference: 7598819

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Kitchen:

  • Solid oak wall and base units including display cupboards
  • Oak and granite worksurfaces
  • Inset double ‘Butler style’ sink
  • LPG fired ‘Aga’
  • Inset ‘Neff’ 4 ring electric hob
  • Eye level fitted double ‘Hotpoint’ electric oven
  • Concealed extractor fan over
  • Fitted ‘Miele’ dishwasher
  • Fitted fridge
  • Island unit with oak and granite worksurfaces and a selection of cupboards and drawers beneath
  • Ceramic tiled floor
  • The utility room, cloakroom and larder are all accessed off the kitchen/breakfast room

Bathrooms: 

Family Bathroom

  • Panelled bath with hand shower attachment
  • Wall mounted basin
  • Half tiled walls
  • Heated towel radiator
  • Airing cupboard

Master Bedroom En-Suite

  • Panelled bath with marble top, traditional style taps and hand shower attachment
  • Walk in shower with hand shower attachment
  • Heated ladder style towel radiator
  • Fitted linen cupboard

Jack & Jill Bathroom

  • Panelled bath
  • Wall mounted shower
  • Pedestal
  • Low level w.c. suite
  • Heated ladder style towel radiator
  • Half tiled walls

Guest Wing Shower Room

  • Wall mounted shower
  • Wall mounted wash hand basin
  • Low w.c. suite
  • Fully tiled walls

Specification: 

  • Master bedroom suite with en-suite bathroom walk in dressing room and balcony with views towards the South Downs
  • Large vaulted kitchen with beautiful views and walk-in larder and utility room
  • Indoor pool complex with heated pool with swim jet and steam room.
  • Outdoor heated pool with pool house including kitchen, shower room and cloakroom
  • Wall mounted ‘Worcester’ LPG boiler located in the utility room
  • Floor mounted ‘Trianco’ oil fired boiler located in the laundry room
  • Integral triple garage
  • A second gated access from Ockley Lane to the rear garden and detached garage‘

External: 

The property is approached over a circular tarmacadam driveway with parking for several cars and access to the triple garage. The driveway is bordered by a selection of established trees and shrubs. Side access to the rear garden is via a timber gate. A paved terrace adjoins the rear of the property to a large expanse of lawn. A paved path leads to the fenced outdoor heated swimming pool with pool house. Established evergreen trees shield a fenced tennis court. There is also the benefit of small orchard with many specimen fruit trees and further gated access from Ockley Lane to a double garage.