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North Lane, West Hoathly, RH19

North Lane, West Hoathly, RH19
  • Guide Price £700,000


Property ID: 363321
  • Cottage, Detached House
  • Property Type
  • 4
  • Bedrooms
  • 2
  • Bathrooms


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GUIDE PRICE £700,000 – £750,000. NO ONWARD CHAIN AND VACANT POSSESSION. PLEASE WATCH THE PROPERTY WALKTHROUGH VIDEOS AND NAVIGATE THE VIRTUAL TOUR. A charming and well presented four double bedroom, two bathroom detached family home which spans over 1,7



A charming and well presented four double bedroom, two bathroom detached family home which spans over 1,750 sq ft. This modern and yet characterful cottage is tucked away on a village road in the heart of the beautiful and historic village of West Hoathly. The house, which is believed to originally have been built circa the 1880’s, comprises in short of; four double bedrooms, two bath and shower rooms (1 being en-suite), loft room which could be converted into a home office or potentially another en-suite, living room with inglenook fireplace, kitchen / dinner with integrated appliances, conservatory with access to the garden, walk in larder, storage room, downstairs cloakroom, off road parking for one vehicle and a private South East facing rear garden with views over the village and countryside beyond.

The House

The house is entered to the side by a covered overhang which creates a useful porch, and through a pretty wooden door into the hallway. The hallway consists of high quality cream floor tiles with underfloor heating, and an under stairs storage cupboard. There is a door to the right of the front door to a downstairs cloakroom with a W/C, wash hand basin and frosted window to the front. As you walk into the house you are met with an old curved stone wall which is the back of the living room fireplace, and once upon a time the original exterior wall of the cottage. The living room is directly infront of the front door, and is a light and yet cosy room which measures 22ft in length. It is triple aspect with a window to the front, two windows to the side, and glazed doors which open directly out onto the rear garden. The room is therefore wonderfully light throughout the day. The living room has wooden flooring and a fantastic brick built inglenook fireplace with a large oak mantel above. There is currently an electric wood burner style stove currently installed, although the chimney is in place if there was a desire to install a woodburner instead.

The kitchen/diner is accessed either from the hallway or through a glazed door from the living room, This room also has the cream floor tiles with underfloor heating running throughout. It again is a light room with windows to the side and rear. The kitchen is fully fitted and comprises of; black granite worktops, one and a half bowl inset sink with mixer tap and useful pull out tap hose, a range of shaker style wall and base units with under counter lights, soft close deep pan drawer units, integrated fridge/freezer, integrated Bosch double oven, integrated Bosch induction hob with stainless steel cooker hood above, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer. The dining area is large enough for a variety of dining room furniture. There is a loft hatch in the kitchen which provides access to a small loft.

From the kitchen there is a door which leads to a walk in larder with power and light, which could be converted into a utility room. From this room is another door which leads to a workshop or store room, which used to be the front of the original garage. The original garage door is still operational and opens out to the front of the property. If desired, the stud partition wall between the storage area and larder could be removed to make one whole room providing the use of either a full garage or a large utility room.

The conservatory is accessed from the kitchen. This room again has the cream floor tiles, also again with underfloor heating. It has power and light, and a door leading to the side access and glazed double patio doors onto the rear garden.

Back in the hallway, stairs rise to the first floor landing, where three bedrooms and two bath and shower rooms can be found. The master bedroom is a good size which orientates to the front with a complete wall of bult in wardrobes. There is a modern stylish en suite shower room which consists of; window to the front, smart floor tiles, W/C, floating his n hers sinks with large storage drawer underneath, large grass screened shower cubicle, heated towel rail and recessed spotlights. Bedroom 2 faces the rear of the house and has elevated views over the neighbouring gardens and countryside beyond. Bedroom 3 also faces the rear with the same views as bedroom 2. This room has a fitted shelves and cupboard unit along one wall, and a built in double wardrobe along another. The other room on this floor is the bathroom which consists of; frosted window to the side, wooden flooring, W/C, wash hand basin, bidet, panelled bath with mixer taps and shower over with glass shower screen, drawer and cupboard storage unit, heated towel rail, and recessed spotlights.

Back onto the landing is another door which opens onto a staircase leading up to the second floor. At the top of the staircase can be found Bedroom 4 which faces the rear and has even better elevated views over the neighbouring gardens and countryside beyond. This bedroom would make a perfect guest bedroom or even a teenage bedroom who wanted to have a bit more privacy and independence away from the rest of the house. It has two large eves storage cupboards and a built in wardrobe. Opposite this bedroom is a door which leads to a loft room which has a window to the front. This currently is effectively used as storage. It could however easily be used as a home office, gym or studio. It could also feasibly be converted to an en-suite bathroom for Bedroom 4 as the plumbing for the en-suite for Bedroom 1 is directly below. This completes the accommodation of Ivy Cottage.

The Outside

To the front there is a block paved driveway which provides parking for one vehicle. There is a small front walled garden area with low maintenance shrubs. This could be removed and an additional parking space created. There is side access to the conservatory and rear garden. There is also access to the house from the external garage door.

The rear garden is South East in its orientation. It is an extremely low maintenance garden being mainly paved in Indian sandstone. There are also flower and shrub borders, an attractive ornamental pond with water feature built around a stunning mature Japanese Maple tree and outside lights. The garden can comfortably accommodate a range of outside furniture, and due to the private nature, is absolutely perfect for alfresco dining and to enjoy in the warmer months.

The Area

Ivy Cottage is situated in the conservation area of West Hoathly, which is a pretty village surrounded by beautiful countryside in the high weald area of outstanding natural beauty. West Hoathly has a village primary school, various village sports clubs, two pubs (The Cat and The Fox both a within a 5 minute walk for the house) and Gravetye Manor country house hotel with its Michelin-starred restaurant. Nearby Sharpthorne has a village shop. There is a vast network of footpaths and bridleways which criss-cross their way over the nearby countryside of Ivy Cottage, perfect for dog walking or running.

From Ivy Cottage the main high streets of East Grinstead and Haywards Heath are only ten and twenty minutes’ drive respectively. They are both thriving commuter towns, 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 East Grinstead by the villages of Copthorne, Crawley Down and Forest Row. The South Downs National Park is also close by. Further comprehensive shopping and entertainment is found at East Grinstead (5.5 miles), Crawley (8 miles), Lewes (17.4 miles), and Brighton (26 miles).


The village primary school has an excellent reputation, and the local area is well served by a number of other primary schools. Nearby secondary schools include Oathall Community College in Haywards Heath, Warden Park in Cuckfield, and Sackville and Imberhorne in East Grinstead offer both secondary and sixth form education. 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 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.

Transport Links

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 10.4 miles to the west providing a direct route to the motorway network with the M25 being only 17 miles away. Gatwick Airport is just over 10 miles to the north, the cosmopolitan city of Brighton and the coast is 26 miles to the south.

Local Activities

The towns of Haywards Heath and East Grinstead and 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 nearby Weir Wood reservoir, and 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 Ivy Cottage. The Bluebell Railway (3.6 miles away) runs steam locomotive journeys on its 11 mile line between Sheffield Park and East Grinstead and is a popular local attraction.

Haywards Heath has two hotels being The Birch Hotel and a newly opened 78 bedroom Premier Inn. East Grinstead has a Premier Inn and Travelodge. Nearby spa and country house hotels include; Ockenden Manor, Alexander House, Gravetye Manor, Ashdown Park 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 the much loved Ivy Cottage and you will experience its charm and see its potential as an extremely versatile home that will serve well 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 village and all its conveniences, along with countryside living, both well and truly on your doorstep.

Front elevation with parking for one vehicle and additional parking directly opposite

Living Room

Living Room



Dining Room

Living Room


South East facing rear garden

South East facing rear garden with feature pond and Japanese Maple tree

South East facing rear garden

Master Bedroom

Master bedroom en-suite shower room

Bedroom 2

Bedroom 3

Family bathroom

Bedroom 4

View of Ivy Cottage and garden

View over Ivy Cottage, West Hoathly and surrounding countryside

View over Ivy Cottage, West Hoathly and surrounding countryside

View over Ivy Cottage, West Hoathly and surrounding countryside

Views of West Hoathly and surrounding countryside

Views over West Hoathly and surrounding countryside

Open countryside which surrounds West Hoathly

Front elevation with parking for one vehicle and additional parking directly opposite

Property Documents

  • Address North Lane, West Hoathly, West Hoathly
  • City West Hoathly
  • Zip/Postal Code RH19 4QG
  • Area West Hoathly

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