North Lodge lies just outside Balcombe and to the north of Ardingly Reservoir in West Sussex. The villages of Turners Hill and Ardingly are readily accessible. Haywards Heath is 7 miles and Gatwick Airport only 10 miles away. A wide range of good state and public schools is nearby, together with leisure facilities on Ardingly Reservoir and many local golf courses.
One of a pair of classic detached lodges previously serving a manor house no longer standing, dating from about 1935, having brick elevations with some window shutters under a tented tiled roof with central chimney stack. A five bar gate opens into a private courtyard with a front door on the side opening into a hallway, large sitting room through to the dining room with central fireplace between, small kitchen, rear lobby, WC and larder.
On the first floor the landing has doors off to 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom and a hatch to an expansive roof space.
The Tank Room
Lying opposite, and detached from the house, this striking brick and tiled building historically housed the locality's water with steel RSJ's still holding up the old tank. There are further brick and corrugated iron stores off the side, and at the rear a lean-to timber shed. There are potential conversion opportunities (subject to planning).
Between the house and the Tank Room a brick entrance, now without gates, opens into a previously stunning walled garden, historically in its day, linked with Covent Garden. Whilst the walling remains and includes a post box on the outside, the land has not been cultivated for many years. Classic features such as the ornamental ponds remain, however the glasshouses at the end have now fallen into disrepair (and should not be entered). On the far side of the walled garden there is a small area of Chestnut Coppice. (Note the garden photographs have been enhanced to take out uncleared rubbish piles present at the time)
TENURE & POSSESSION
The property is offered freehold with vacant possession
SERVICES (Not tested and therefore not warrantied)
Mains water and electricity are connected. Drainage is to a Klargester.
FIXTURES & FITTINGS
All fixtures, fittings and chattels whether referred to or not are specifically excluded from the sale.
TOWN & COUNTRY PLANNING
The property (not withstanding any description contained in these particulars) is sold subject to any existing Town & Country Planning legislation and to any development plan, resolution or notice which may be in force and also subject to any statutory provisions or by-laws without any obligation on the part of the vendor or his agents to specify them. The property is not listed.
Mid Sussex District Council - 01444 458166
The property lies within the High Weald AONB.
COUNCIL TAX & EPC
Council Tax: Band E - £2,504.68 (2022/23)
EPC - F32 - (C79)
HEALTH & SAFETY
Due care must be taken walking in the garden and when looking at the outbuildings, particularly the collapsed greenhouses in the walled garden.
Further details from the sole agents RH & RW CLUTTON
01342 410122 Extn.1 DDI 01342 305825