Pegden, Scaynes Hill, Haywards Heath



An opportunity to purchase a well located residential smallholding set up on high ground with spectacular views over land in ownership and to open countryside beyond.

• Five bedroom house

• Range of farm buildings with potential to convert to ancillary accommodation /holiday lets

• Set in the heart of rolling pasture and bluebell woodland in ownership


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An opportunity to purchase a well located residential smallholding set up on high ground with spectacular views over land in ownership and to open countryside beyond.


SITUATION   The property is found off Nash Lane, Scaynes Hill, on the eastern edge of West Sussex. A village of some 400 homes, largely surrounded by farmland and sub divided by the A272 trunk road, it has grown gradually over the years so as to provide a range of services and facilities including a Social Club, a village Cricket Club and two Public Houses, being The Inn on the Green and The Sloop.

Further afield attractions include extensive shopping facilities in Haywards Heath, some 4.5 miles away, show jumping at Hickstead, racing at Plumpton, The South of England Showground and the house and gardens of Wakehurst Place. There is a good selection of highly regarded state and independent schools in the general area including St. Augustine’s Church of England Primary School, Great Walstead and Ardingly College.

Communications in the general area are excellent with a mainline station at Haywards Heath providing services to London Victoria and London Bridge with journey times of about 45 minutes. Gatwick Airport is some 20 minutes by train or 30 minutes by car. The M23 is in relative proximity providing access to the wider national motorway network.

DESCRIPTION   Pegden presents a wonderful opportunity to acquire a compact grassland farm of some 51 acres in a sought after location with significant potential to develop from a residential and agri-equestrian point of view. The property includes an attractive five bedroom period farmhouse with gardens, offering considerable scope for extension and improvement (subject to all necessary consents). Adjacent to the residence is a range of traditional agricultural buildings and associated yards beyond which is the land extending to some 50 acres.

RESIDENTIAL  Pegden House is late Victorian, thought to be circa 1895, with recent additions, and is of brick construction with elevations of brick and plain and scalloped hung tiles under a clay tile roof. The property benefits from UPVC double glazing and has oil fired central heating. The wonderful far reaching views across the farm and surrounding countryside are enjoyed from all aspects of the property. Accommodation is set out over three floors and briefly comprises;

Lower Ground Floor

Front door leading into Hallway with doors to; Cloakroom/Boot Room containing fuse board. Book Room/Office with window to the front. Cellar/Store housing boiler and with a small window to the front garden and utility sink unit.

Ground Floor

Inner Hall with top entrance door off (giving access to main garden) and doors off to; Bathroom. Study with window overlooking front garden. Sitting Room with beamed living area, fireplace and an outside door (originally the front door) which exits to the front garden. Dining Room with extensive beams, polished red tiled floor, an inglenook fireplace and a pantry/cupboard to one side. The Kitchen enjoys the benefit of a garden view and has newly fitted units and an adjoining pantry/utility area.

First Floor

Small Landing< with a walk in Airing/Linen Cupboard off and doors leading to; Five bedrooms, three of the bedrooms have built-in wardrobes; the fourth has a large storage cupboard. All the bedrooms benefit from views over the gardens and surrounding countryside. Family Bathroom with white suite comprising wc, bidet, wash basin, bath and separate cubicle shower

The Attic extends the whole width/length of the house.

OUTSIDE Adjacent to the house is a garage with a first floor workshop/storage area. Close by is an additional storage shed, associated pig sty and greenhouse area. Otherwise, the hedge and wall enclosed, split level, garden is largely down to grass, with intermittent fruit trees and herbaceous borders, and enjoys wonderful views across the farmland and adjoining countryside.

FARM/OUTBUILDINGS   The Agricultural buildings are set amongst various concrete yards and aprons and are a mix of style and age. In all they extend to some 6,000 sq ft of covered space and offer development potential (subject to all necessary planning consents) for commercial space, ancillary accommodation or holiday lets. They include; A cattle byre of brick construction under a peg tile roof. Two timber framed, brick/timber clad workshops under a corrugated roof, one of which was an old fashioned dairy, and a pole barn.

SERVICES  Mains water and electricity. Oil fired central heating. Private drainage.

OUTGOINGS  Council Tax Band E 2012/2013 £1822.69.

LOCAL AUTHORITIES  Lindfield Rural Parish Council: Tel: 01444 831499                             Mid Sussex District Council: Tel: 01444 458166

FARMING  The farm has been grazed by sheep for a number of years by a local farmer under licence. Most paddocks and enclosures are stock proof fenced.

RIGHTS OF WAY  There is a public footpath leading through the property as shown on the location plan in these particulars

TENURE & POSSESSION  The property is offered freehold with vacant possession on completion.

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE  EPC Rating: E. A full copy of the EPC is available upon request.

VIEWING  Strictly by appointment with the vendors’ sole agent, Samuel & Son.

DIRECTIONS  From the direction of Brighton head north on the A23 towards London/Crawley and Gatwick. After about 13 miles take the A272/Bolney Road towards Haywards Heath and Cuckfield. Go through the town of Haywards Heath in the direction of Scaynes Hill staying on the A272. After about 3 miles turn left onto Church Road and after about 2.7 miles turn left on to Nash Lane.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: Samuel & Son and their clients give notice that: 1. They have no authority to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property. These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact.   2. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive.  3. It should not be assumed that the properties have all necessary planning, building regulations or other consents and Samuel & Son have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise.