Mill Lane, North Chailey, BN8

Mill Lane, North Chailey, BN8
  • Guide Price £895,000
  • Address Mill Lane, North Chailey, North Chailey
  • City North Chailey
  • Zip/Postal Code BN8 4EG
  • Area North Chailey


  • Link Detached House
  • Property Type
  • 5
  • Bedrooms
  • 3
  • Bathrooms
  • 209804
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No Onward Chain. Please watch the property video and navigate the 3D virtual tour. A truly stunning and unique five bedroom, three bathroom wing property. This magnificent house is set over three floors, spans over 3,000 sq ft and within 6 acres of commun

No Onward Chain. Please watch the property video and navigate the 3D virtual tour. A truly stunning and unique five bedroom, three bathroom wing property. This magnificent house is set over three floors, spans over 3,000 sq ft and is situated within 6 acres of beautiful communal grounds with direct access onto Chailey Common.

North Wing’s accommodation comprises in short of five bedrooms, two en-suite shower rooms, family bathroom, fully fitted kitchen/diner with integrated appliances, study/playroom/dining room, sitting/dining room, basement gym/studio and a games room. There is a small private garden, plenty of parking and a double garage within a block.

The property is located within the St Georges development which was built in 1932 and was converted into fifteen different freehold residencies in the 1990’s. North Wing is the largest property within St Georges. Each property pays an annual maintenance fee which ensures immaculately kept communal grounds and areas. These provide a unique extension of each homeowners gardens to enjoy. St Georges is tucked away from the main road and provides an extremely peaceful, private and intimate development of residencies, whose owners all look out for each other creating a lovely unobtrusive community feel. Chailey Common is accessed in all directions from North Wing with countless walks in every direction literally on the doorstep. This provides a unique and rare geographical position not often found.

The House

You enter the house through an attractive wooden door and into a large hallway which is laid with light oak laminate flooring and is flooded with natural daylight due to the two large windows which face the front. Directly in front is the downstairs cloakroom with W/C and wash hand basin. To the right of the front door is the Study/Playroom/Dining Room. This room measures 16’7 x 11’3 and is extremely multi-functional in its use.

Back into the hallway can be found the Kitchen/Diner. This is a large room which measures 18’11 x 15’5 and can comfortably take a range of large dining room furniture. The room is laid with attractive terracotta floor tiles and has two large windows which face the rear of the house. The kitchen is another light room and is fully fitted with; a wide range of wooden wall and base units which provide a vast amount of storage, a large amount of quality cream coloured work surface space, stainless steel one and a half bowl sink, space and plumbing for a washing machine. The kitchen has a range of integrated appliances which include; four ring gas hob with stainless steel extractor above, double oven, dishwasher and fridge/freezer. The boiler is also housed on the wall in the kitchen. The kitchen has provided my clients over the years with a wonderful sociable space for family and friends alike.

The final room on this floor is the fantastic Sitting/Dining room. You enter this room through double doors which provide a sense of grandeur and are immediately hit with the incredible natural light which radiates through the three large windows and fully glazed door leading directly to the outside private patio. This room is palatial in its proportion as it measures 24’2 x 17’2 and its ceiling height is 2.7 metres high. It therefore makes for a stunning main reception room. Although extremely light in the day (even on a dull day), it also doubles up as a beautifully cosy room in the evening with the bio ethanol 3 burner fire which is located at the bottom of the chimney breast. My clients use this room as a sitting room as well as a more formal dining room as the room is large enough to accommodate a collection of both living and dining room furniture. Also in the room is a clever bespoke recessed section of the chimney breast which enables a 50 inch TV to be wall mounted enabling a seamlessly fully flush look to this set up. There are satellite and power leads behind this space with a satellite receiver and wall mounted bracket which my clients will leave for the new owner.

There is a set of stairs leading from this room to the basement where a fantastic and versatile space can be found. There is a door from this level with a set of exterior stone steps leading to the exterior ground floor of the house. This whole space measures almost 40 foot in length but is separated into two areas which enables amazing versatility in their use. The first section closest to the staircase measures 17’2 x 12’10 and my clients have used this space as a gym/studio throughout the years. The other area (which measures 22’6 x 12’9) is the ultimate games or play room for any family. My clients currently have it set up with a foosball table and a full sized table tennis table. They regularly watch sports with a projector projecting against the back wall of this room. It simply is a family haven! Whatever your choice and preference, this space will accommodate it. It also provides an incredible unique social space which offers a wonderful versatile space to hold all of your up and coming social engagements. My clients have hosted a variety of different events including birthdays and New Year’s Eve parties. This completes the ground and basement accommodation.

The stairs lead up to the first floor where five bedrooms, two en suite shower rooms and a family bathroom can be found. At the top of the stairs can be found a wide landing which is perfect for stand alone decorative and storage furniture. There is also a large linen/airing cupboard on the landing. The first room on the left of the landing is Bedroom 2. It is a good size double bedroom which measures 14’2 x 11’11 and faces the front of the house. This room has an en-suite shower room which consists of; frosted window to the front, painted wooden floor, W/C, wash hand basin and a shower cubicle.

The family bathroom is located next to Bedroom 2 which has underfloor heated tiled flooring, part tiled walls and consists of; white jacuzzi bath with LED colour changing lights, waterfall mixer tap and rain head shower above, white W/C, white wash hand basin with useful storage drawer beneath, heated towel rail and LED recessed spotlights. Back out onto the landing and opposite the family bathroom can be found Bedroom 3. This is a large double bedroom which measures 13’6 x 12’11 and has two large windows which orientate to the rear.

The main master bedroom is found further down the landing on the right and measures 13’2 x 11’2. This bedroom faces the rear of the house with stylish fitted wooden plantation shutters over the windows. There is a fitted double wardrobe in this room which provides plenty of storage and hanging space. The en-suite to this bedroom has been recently re-fitted to a high standard. It comprises of; cream heated floor and wall tiles, W/C with useful enclosed cabinet storage behind, his and hers double wash hand basins with his n hers mirrors with frame backlit lighting, heated towel rail, enormous walk in shower with large glass screen, separate shower attachment and impressive oversized rain head shower, LED recessed spotlights.

Bedroom 4 is adjacent to the master bedroom and is again a good sized double which measures 14’6 x 9’11. This room faces the front and is a light room with two large windows which both have fitted wooden plantation shutters.

The remaining bedroom 5 has provided purpose as a double guest bedroom before, but my clients are presently using this room to great effect as a dressing room. The room faces the front of the house again with fitted wooden plantation shutters overs the windows. This completes the first floor accommodation.


There is a small private lawned and patio garden which can be accessed directly from the sitting/dining room. There is enough space on this patio area for a range of outside furniture and a few pot plants.

There are six acres of communal grounds which are tended to every week by a team of gardeners. There are various communal seating areas dotted around the grounds which are actively encouraged to be used by the residents. The use of the communal grounds has historically spanned a wide range and has included a playing field and sports pitch for the children, BBQ’s, camping, and even a wedding venue for one of the residents. There is a large circular veranda in the grounds which is offered with communal use for all residents. A ‘St Georges WhatsApp group’ is set up for any queries or questions and if any resident wishes to reserve the veranda, they only need communicate this on the WhatsApp group. This is used regularly during the summer for family and friends BBQ’s and get togethers.

There are a few allotments in the communal grounds which residents have access to if they wish. My clients have an allotment currently and would be passing this onto the new owner if they wished to have it.

The parking is not allocated but there is always plenty of room for owners and guests.
The property comes with a double garage which is located within a block of other garages belonging to the owners of the other properties. The roof of the garage block has recently been replaced. Owners are able to use the power in the garage and water tap by the garage block. This is all paid for out of the annual maintenance costs.

A variety of different upgrades and replacements have been made to the communal areas in the recent years and these have all been taken out of the management sink fund. This means that there is unlikely going to be any large expensive items needed moving forward which the new owner would incur.

The Windmill

The North Common Windmill (often known at Chailey Windmill) is situated on Red House Common and is directly located within the grounds of St Georges. It stands beside a yew tree which is said to mark the centre of Sussex. Records show that mills have stood here since at least 1590, and that the current windmill is believed to be the seventh windmill on this site. It was built in West Hoathly in 1830 then moved to Newhaven before arriving at Red House Common in 1864 and continued working until 1911. The mill museum is open to visitors regularly. The windmill is dramatically lit up every night providing the residents of St Georges with a unique, rare and spectacular sight which only the residents of St Georges are afforded.

The History

St Georges was built in 1932 as a residential block for Chailey Heritage School. The school had originally used the site on Red House Common next to the windmill during the First World War when the pupils had constructed a series of what became known as Kitchener Huts to provide a residential area to replace those vacated in the main school (which had been given over to the army for the duration of the war). When these became dilapidated, they were closed and the current building of St Georges was constructed. It remained in use until the 1990s when the site was sold off and converted into individual residences.

St Georges was formally opened by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales (later Kind Edward VIII) on 19th July 1932. There is a video taken (on YouTube) where His Royal Highness is stood on a stage receiving gifts from the children directly in front of North Wing. Later in 1945 St Georges was visited by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother and Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret.

Chailey Common

St Georges is located in the heart of Chailey Common, and the residents have direct access onto Red House Common and is walkable to the other commons nearby.
Chailey Common is one of the largest heathland commons in the South of England, covering 450 acres and was designated as a Local Nature Reserve in 1966. It has also been made a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) for its heathland plants and diverse insect and bird communities.

Chailey Common was recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 and was used over a long period of time by local people for cutting wood and bracken for fuel and grazing livestock. The current common is split into five sections; Memorial Common, Pound Common, Romany Ridge Common, Red House Common and Lane End Common to the north which is detached from the rest lying east of the A275 and north of the minor road to Fletching. Access is not open though the public can use the existing tracks and footpaths through each of the commons.

To have direct access to this much open space walkable directly from your own doorstep is very rare and makes this property extremely unique in its location.


Chailey is a village and parish in the Lewes District. The parish consists of the settlements; South Chailey, South Street, Chailey and North Chailey.

St Georges occupies an elevated rural position on Red House Common, North Chailey and is approached by a long driveway. It is surrounded by Chailey Common Nature Reserve and has footpaths and bridleways linking with the neighbouring districts and provides good access by road to a number of the surrounding towns. North Chailey has a petrol station with convenience shop at the end of Mill Lane and is about a five minute walk from the property.

There are two schools in the village of Chailey: Chailey St Peters Primary School (1.4 miles away) and Chailey Secondary School (2.9 miles away), both located in South Chailey.

There is a variety of other excellent schools in the local area, both state and independent. Newick primary CofE school is just 2 miles away, Fletching CofE, and St Augustines CofE School in Scaynes Hill are both within 3.3 miles. Uckfield secondary school and sixth form college is only 6.7 miles away. The independent Cumnor House and Great Walstead schools are also a short drive away. Oathall Community College (5.4 miles away) is a popular state secondary school and Haywards Heath further education college is only 6.2 miles away. Regular bus services from the bottom of Mill Lane on the A272 service these schools and colleges.

Haywards Heath mainline railway station is 5.7 miles from the house, and Uckfield train station is 6.7 miles away. The house is well positioned to three of the main local roads links; the A272 (directly located from the house) the A22 (7.8 miles) and the A23 (11.7 miles). Brighton with all of its many amenities and attractions is 16 miles away and Crawley is also 16 miles away. Gatwick airport can be reached in around 35 minutes.
Although it may seem as if North Chailey is quite remote, it is only 10 and fifteen minutes drive to the towns of Haywards Heath and Uckfield respectively and 15 minutes to Burgess Hill and Lewes. All of these towns have mainline train links to London and Brighton, each with an array of different shops, restaurants and nightlife.

From North Wing the larger village of Newick is 2miles away (5 minute drive or 40 minute walk). Newick is a wonderful quintessential Sussex village. It has three thriving village pubs – The Crown http://thecrownatnewick.co.uk/, The Bull www.bullnewick.co.uk, The Royal Oak www.revivedinns.co.uk/royal-oak, The village Cottage Bakery serves fantastic freshly cooked bread in their historic original bread oven on site, and savoury and sweet treats. Bob Alderman butchers serves a variety of extremely good quality very locally sourced cuts of meat. The Pantry coffee shop offers great coffee and lovely lunches including homemade cakes and savoury bites. The Pantry is a great place to meet. The village also has two well stocked stores selling most items that you would need. The village even has its own doctors surgery.

The residents of Newick are a fantastic mix of ages with the village school and pre-school (both rated Outstanding by Ofsted) bringing in young families through to the retired. Even though the village may be small in its number of residents, it packs a huge punch with the amount of clubs and societies that are on offer for all ages. The annual Newick Bonfire night is extremely well regarded and thousands of people from all around Sussex flock to this event year on year. The village has strong rugby and cricket teams and as such sport runs through the veins of the village. The sports playing field with its cricket, rugby and football pitches, pavilion and bar and adjacent children’s playground is a hive of activity throughout the year as it plays host to many a sporting activity or social event, particularly on a summers Friday evening when the children have cricket lessons and the parents meet to picnic and sip prosecco.

The village is surrounded by incredible countryside and within minutes you are able to walk through this countryside on a variety of different footpaths.

Come and have a look around North Wing, and you will experience its wonderful charm and see its potential as a versatile family home. Modern life is always changing – this home can change with you, and give you the perfect balance of countryside living whilst being a short distance from a thriving village and all its conveniences, both well and truly on your doorstep.

Exterior of St Georges, communal grounds and Chailey Windmill

Sitting / Dining Room

Sitting / Dining Room

Sitting / Dining Room

Kitchen / Diner


Master Bedroom

Family Bathroom

North Wing garden area

North Wing and its garden area

Bedroom 5 / Dressing Room

Master En-Suite

Kitchen / Diner

Gym / Studio

Games / Playroom

North Wing front door

Aerial view of St Georges and its communal grounds, Red House Common and open countryside beyond

Aerial view of St Georges and its communal grounds, Red House Common, Memorial Common and open countryside beyond

Aerial view of St Georges and its communal grounds, Red House Common and open countryside

Aerial view of St Georges and its communal grounds including the Chailey Windmill

Aerial view of North Wing and communal grounds including Chailey Windmill

Aerial view of St Georges and its communal grounds, Red House Common and open countryside

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