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Heath Road, Haywards Heath, RH16

Heath Road, Haywards Heath, RH16
  • Guide Price £1,300,000


Property ID: 138563
  • Detached House
  • Property Type
  • 7
  • Bedrooms
  • 5
  • Bathrooms


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Have you been searching for a large and attractive house, brimming with character features, plenty of space for the children, indoor and outdoor entertaining space, within easy reach of various excellent schools, and located in the heart of a thriving town? 11 Heath Road may just be the answer.

11 Heath Road is a strikingly handsome double fronted Victorian house which was built in 1899 and set over three floors. The house has been lovingly owned by the same family since 1975, and is in excellent condition throughout. The house still retains a plethora of original features including sash windows throughout, feature fireplaces, patterned floor tiles, attractive cornicing and picture rails.

Although a grand single residential dwelling previously, since 1975 it has been split into an operational D1 class commercial use in the form of a physiotherapy business, (which will continue at an alternative premises), and a C3 residential self-contained three bedroom maisonette, set over three floors, with separate access. My clients have applied to the council to change the use back again to sole C3 class residential use. They have also applied for full planning permission for various changes and additions to be made, so that this magnificent house can be converted back to its former glory as a large 7 bedroom, 5 bath and shower room (3 being en suite) detached family home. Because 11 Heath Road was originally one house, my clients do not perceive any issues with the change of use being granted.

The overall square footage of this re-modelled house (without the proposed additions) would be 4,045sq ft, making it one of the finest residencies in Haywards Heath. It would also command an enviable central location, being a short walk to all of the town’s amenities, schools and mainline train station.

The house is being brought to the open residential market subject to planning consent for change of use.

11 Heath Road has the enormous flexibility and versatility to also keep the self-contained flat as it is for a relative to perhaps live in as an annexe, and to then re-configure the main house for the rest of the family. The flat even has the potential to be rented out to a lodger for example. As the flat is currently run on a separate boiler, it makes this scenario all the more possible.

The Main House

You enter the house through a useful covered porch with decorative semi-circular bricked arch, and into the large entrance hallway with wonderful original patterned floor tiles. The large original wood panelled staircase with square top balustrades and thick wooden handrails extend up to the first floor, whilst the excellent condition original cornicing and ceiling rose complete this impressive grand entrance hallway.

To the right of the hallway is currently the practice reception room and waiting room. This room is 20ft in length, which has a large five glass paned bay window and window to the side. This room is proposed to become the main drawing room of the house.

Back into the hallway, the room at the back right of the house is another practise room. This room measures 17’10 in length with wooden flooring, a large six glass paned bay window with double doors which open out directly onto the rear garden, and a window to the side. The next room along in the back middle of the house is another practise room with a large sash window facing the rear garden, also with wooden flooring. The adjacent room to this is located at the back left of the house, is the current practice staff room with sash windows to the side and door leading to the current staff kitchen. This room has a sash window facing the back of the house and a door to a small toilet and hand basin, with external door to the side of the house. The kitchen has a stainless steel sink and drainer unit, work surfaces, wall and base units, space for under counter fridge and freezer and plumbing and space for a washing machine.

These three rooms at the back of the house (being the existing staff room and the two practise rooms) have been proposed within the architect plans for the change of use as becoming one enormous kitchen / living area, with the existing staff kitchen becoming the utility room for the house. The proposed kitchen / living area would stretch the entire width of the house, and would measure around 40ft in length and 13’4 in width. My clients have submitted for planning permission to be granted for a large orangery style single storey extension from this kitchen / living area, which would make for a perfect dining area. This proposed space would consist of a large roof lantern and bi fold doors along its length. Please see the proposed architects plans attached.

Back into the hallway from the staff room, and the stunning original patterned floor tiles leads down a hallway to an area to the front of the house where can be found a sash window, a hand basin and a door to an original Victorian high level flush toilet with a throne seat and pull chain, and a frosted window to the side. The space behind the hallway wall as you walk to the front of the house is currently the entrance hallway to the self contained flat. As part of the plans for the change of use, this space would be changed to make a ground floor study with door access from this inner hallway. Back down this hallway, behind the main staircase to the first floor is a door with steps leading down to the basement. It is a really good sized basement and would make a fantastic wine cellar for the main house.

Back into the hallway is the staircase to the first floor. At the top of the staircase and on the left is where the doorway width of wall is proposed to come down in order to gain entry to the other section of the house, which is currently the first and second floors of the self-contained flat.

On the first floor of the main house are currently four practise rooms and an office. The proposed plans will see this current configuration re-jigged quite considerably. The largest current practise room on this floor faces the back right of the house, with a large double sash window overlooking the garden, and another sash window facing the side. This room is proposed to become the main master bedroom for the house. The practise room adjacent also has a double sash window which looks out on to the rear garden. This room is proposed to become the master en suite bathroom with bath, walk in shower cubicle and his and hers sinks. It would also form part of the laundry cupboard which would be accessed from the landing.

The current office on this floor is proposed to have one of its walls knocked down to create a larger open plan landing with door access onto the existing first floor balcony, which overlooks the front of the house. There is access from the current office to another practise room, which has a triple sash window facing the front. This room is proposed to become Bedroom 2. The smallest current practise room on this floor is proposed to be split in half; with half becoming the walk in dressing room to the master bedroom, and the other half becoming an en suite shower room to Bedroom 2. This completes the existing space of the current main house.

The Flat

You enter the flat through the side gate on the left of the house, through a side door and into an entrance hallway. This entrance hallway would become the proposed study to the main the house, if it was to become one main house again.

Stairs rise from the flat entrance hallway to the first floor. At the top of these stairs to the right is where the doorway width of wall is proposed to come down in order to gain entry to the other section of the house, which is currently the first floor landing of the main house.

On this first floor of the flat can be found a fully fitted kitchen/diner, shower room, and living room. The proposed plans would see this area re-jigged altering its current configuration and use. The current kitchen faces the front of the house and is 20ft in length. It has a three paned sash window to the front and double sash window to the side. As a current kitchen, it is fully fitted, and if the prospective purchaser wanted to keep the flat as an annexe, then no work would be required to this kitchen. The kitchen comprises of the boiler for the flat, plumbing and space for a washing machine, integrated dishwasher, integrated electric oven and gas hob, and plenty of wall and base storage units. The room is also large enough for a dinning room table and chairs. This room is proposed within the change of use to become a double bedroom in the front part of the room overlooking the front, and a new staircase rising from this floor to the second floor above. This new staircase would allow the current staircase to be removed resulting in more space on the second floor.

The current shower room has a frosted sash window to the side, with modern tiles, W/C, wash hand basin and walk in shower with rain showerhead. The proposed plans would see this room made larger, and re-configured as a bathroom with a stand alone bath as opposed to the shower cubicle.

The current living room is a wonderful room with a feature fireplace with decorative surround, and four pane bay window with views over the rear garden. This room is proposed within the change of use to become a large double bedroom as part of the main house.

On the second floor of the current flat can be found three bedrooms and an en suite bathroom to one of these bedrooms. If this flat was to be kept for the purpose of an annexe then this top floor would provide a huge amount of flexibility on how this enormous space could be used. The proposed plans would see the current layout of this second floor relatively untouched, other than the removal of the existing staircase, the addition of the new staircase, and the addition of a family bathroom. This would result in an enormous 2nd floor of the main house with three bedrooms and two bathrooms (one being en-suite) located on this floor. The largest bedroom (with the en-suite bathroom) measures a huge 21’2 x 14’5, is double aspect and affords some sensational views over open countryside beyond.

The Outside

Outside, currently the front of the house is completely tarmacked, as it serves as the physiotherapy car park for its patients and staff. The future exterior under the change of use proposal however couldn’t be more different. It proposes; hard and soft landscaping works to all sides of the existing building, the existing front boundary wall to be enhanced through the re-instatement of metal railings to re-establish a more definitive boundary, and the driveway and parking area to compromise of a permeable resin-bound crushed stone finish. This surface would continue to the right hand side of the house, to facilitate access to the proposed re-instatement of the detached garage. The permeable surfacing would receive planting borders in order to soften its transition to the mature hedge and tree boundaries.

The access to the rear garden is via the left hand side gate, which leads to a stone side terrace where the current access to the flat is. There is a 12’8 x 6’5 brick built shed/store, which under the proposal would become more of a hobby room / workshop. The door to this room would then be adjacent to the proposed utility room door back into the main house.

At the rear of the current brick shed is a small stone terrace which to the right is a flank of raised lawn which runs the entire width of the house. There are several stone steps which lead down to the lower garden where there are four raised vegetable patches and a glass greenhouse. The garden is a fantastic size for a family to play and socialise. The proposals under the change of use are for a new paved terrace to be built which connects the orangery extension to the rear garden, as well as new steps leading to the lower section of the garden.


From 11 Heath Road, the main high street of Haywards Heath is only a five minute walk. ‘The Broadway’ with it’s array of different chain and independent restaurants and bars is literally at the end of Heath Road itself. The mainline train station with its services to London and Brighton is only a 9 minute walk from the house.

Haywards Heath is a thriving commuter town in Mid Sussex, with a range of High Street and independent shops, bars, independent and chain restaurants, schools, parks, library, leisure centre and major brand supermarkets including Sainsburys and Waitrose. Haywards Heath is neighboured by attractive villages including Lindfield and Cuckfield both with popular High Streets and the South Downs National Park is also close by.

There are three main primary schools within walking distance of the house, and the local area is well served by a number of other schools including Oathall Community College and Warden Park in Cuckfield. There are also a number of private schools in the local area including Great Walstead, Handcross Park and Cumnor House Preparatory schools together with Ardingly and Hurstpierpoint Colleges, Worth and Burgess Hill School for Girls. These and some of the County’s other excellent schools including Brighton College, Roedean, Lancing College and Bedes all run a school bus service with pick up points close by. There is a sixth form college in Haywards Heath as well.

Further comprehensive shopping and entertainment is found at Lewes (11 miles), Brighton (15 miles) and Crawley (14 miles). The area offers excellent transport links; Haywards Heath mainline railway station offers fast and frequent commuter services to London Bridge/Victoria/St. Pancras International, journey time from 42 minutes. The A23 lies just over 5 miles to the west providing a direct route to the motorway network with the M25 (junction 7) being only 26 miles away. Gatwick Airport is just over 13 miles to the north, the cosmopolitan city of Brighton and the coast is 15 miles to the south.

The town and its surrounding villages offer a range of leisure activities at youth and adult levels, including football, rugby, cricket, dance and local theatre. There are golf courses at Haywards Heath, Lindfield, Ditchling, Piltdown, Royal Ashdown, and many other courses across the county. There is horse racing at Goodwood, Lingfield and Plumpton, and sailing at Ardingly reservoir and the coast. The surrounding area is exceptionally beautiful with the South Downs and Ashdown Forest national parks and numerous historic and picturesque villages close by. There are many footpaths and bridle paths across the South Downs and surrounding countryside providing plenty of countryside walks, as well as riding on Ashdown Forest by permit. The National Trust Gardens of Wakehurst Place and Nymans are both a short distance from the town. The Bluebell Railway (7 miles away) runs steam locomotive journeys on its 11 mile line between Sheffield Park and East Grinstead and is a popular local attraction.

The town has two hotels being The Birch Hotel and a newly opened 78 bedroom Premier Inn. Nearby spa and country house hotels include Ockenden Manor, Alexander House, Gravetye Manor and South Lodge. Lewes and the City of Brighton and Hove offer theatres, cinemas, shopping and restaurants, and there is the world renowned Opera House at Glyndebourne.

Come and have a look around 11 Heath Road and you will experience its charm and see its potential to become an extremely versatile home that will serve a growing family for many years to come. Modern life is always changing – this home can change with you, and give you the perfect balance of a thriving town and all its conveniences, along with countryside living, both well and truly on your doorstep.

Entrance Hall

Current Practise Reception Area / Proposed Main Drawing Room

Current Practise Reception Area / Proposed Main Drawing Room

Current Practise Room / Proposed Open Plan Living / Kitchen room

Entrance Hall

Current Practice Room / Proposed Open Plan Kitchen / Living Room

Current Staff Kitchen / Proposed Utility room

Entrance Hall

Current Practise Room / Proposed Master Bedroom

Current Practise Room / Proposed En Suite to Master Bedroom

Current Practise Room / Proposed Dressing Room to Master Bedroom & Proposed En-Suite to Bedroom 2

Current Practise Room / Proposed Bedroom 2

Current Office / Proposed Open Plan Landing with doors opening to balcony

Current Flat Entrance / Proposed Study as part of the main house

Current Flat Kitchen / Proposed Bedroom as part of the main house

Current Flat Kitchen / Proposed Bedroom as part of the main house

Current Flat Living Room / Proposed Bedroom as part of the main house

Current Flat Shower Room / Proposed Family Bathroom as part of the main house

Current Flat Landing / Proposed First Floor landing as part of the main house

Front Elevation

Front Elevation

Front Elevation




Rear Elevation

Rear Elevation

Rear Elevation

Rear Elevation


Twilight Front Elevation

Twilight Rear Elevation

Rear Elevation

Proposed Floorplans

Proposed Elevations

Views from Top Bedroom

Current Flat Bedroom / Proposed 2nd Floor Bedroom as part of the main house

Current Flat Bedroom / Proposed 2nd floor bedroom as part of the main house

Current Flat Bedroom / Proposed 2nd Floor Bedroom as part of the main house

Current Flat Bedroom / Proposed 2nd Floor Bedroom as part of the main house

Current Flat Bathroom / Proposed 2nd Floor en-suite to 2nd floor bedroom as part of the main house

Proposed 2nd floor family bathroom and re-positioned staircase

Current Flat 2nd floor landing / Proposed landing to rear bedroom with stairs being re-positioned

Downstairs Cloakroom

Property Documents

  • Address Heath Road, Haywards Heath
  • City Haywards Heath
  • Zip/Postal Code RH16 3AX

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