Guide Price £1,150,000

Honeywick Lane – Chiddingly

Originally the lodge to Hilder’s Court Estate and purchased in 1985 before being renovated and extended in 1999/2000. During this time, all the doors, windows, wiring, and heating systems were replaced, along with the kitchen. A new boiler was also installed to cover the ground floor underfloor heating, towel rails and upstairs radiators.

A Peaceful Position

Just off leafy Honeywick Lane, this detached home is nestled in a private, unoverlooked spot behind large double wooden gates. Pulling in, follow the shell-shingle driveway fringed with lawn and shrubbery borders to a parking area with space for five cars and a double garage with electric doors.

Constructed with red brick and topped with a sloping terracotta roof, the house blends into its rural surroundings. Take the path to the front entrance, which features sensor lighting, power sockets, and a large open porch ideal for storing wellies and drying logs.

Home Sweet Home

Inside, a generously sized and neutrally decorated carpeted hallway with two in-built cupboards sits at the heart of the house. Glazed doors link to the communal living areas to enhance the flow of light as you move through the home.

To your left, you’ll find a dual-aspect guest bedroom beside a shower room, where tiled walls backdrop a large shower, a vanity basin unit beneath the window, a close-couple toilet and a heated towel rail.

Opposite the staircase, the sunny, spot-lit kitchen enjoys views of the garden from southeast and southwest-facing windows and a stable-style part-glazed door. Cream wrap-around shaker-style cabinetry complements the practical floor and wall tiles and fits the country theme, while the worktop finishes in a breakfast bar – the perfect place to read the paper, seat guests while cooking, or watch the birds.

Integrated appliances to remain include a DeLonghi Calor Gas range cooker with a double electric oven and a dishwasher. The adjoining fitted utility, which comes with an LG washing machine, and a pressurised water heater and boiler, also has space for a fridge and freezer.

Quality Time

To the right of the hallway, you’ll discover a spacious formal dining room with a high coved ceiling, a central chandelier fitting, built-in storage, and a big window to the side – a lovely setting for formal dinner parties or family get-togethers.

Two big windows bookend the front sitting room, filling it with natural light. At the same time, sliding doors invite you onto the terrace, and a working fireplace with an elegant white-painted surround creates a cosy atmosphere for winter evenings.

Underfloor heating enhances the lovely, inviting feel of the house, allowing you to enjoy time with your loved ones in comfort year-round. Meanwhile, oil-fired radiators heat the bedrooms and upstairs bathrooms.

Retreat Upstairs

Return to the hallway, taking the white-painted panelled staircase as it turns and rises to a landing illuminated by a Velux window and white walls. This leads to three double bedrooms, all carpeted and decorated in warm tones, and a tiled, modern three-piece family bathroom beside an in-built airing cupboard.

The principal bedroom faces the front garden via a large window and benefits from fitted wardrobes/cupboards and an en-suite with a shower, toilet, vanity basin unit, and heated towel rail. In the third rear double, fitted wardrobes and eaves cupboards offer more storage space, while a hatch with a ladder leads to the loft.

At the back of the house is the third double bedroom with ample built-in wardrobes and eaves storage, perfect for easy access to suitcases. Picturesque views over the land and stream add to the feeling of calm and serenity.

On the other side of the stairs you will find the second bedroom, with plenty of fitted cupboards and wardrobes, one of which includes a secure gun cabinet safe. Warmed by a heated towel rail, the en suite contains a jacuzzi bath, a vanity basin unit, and a toilet beneath a deep-set window.

Step Outside

Surrounded by fencing, mature established shrubbery and hedging, the southeast-facing rear garden begins with a large paved terrace that meets a grass strip along the south side.
Capturing the sun from the morning until around 3pm, it’s a lovely spot for enjoying a coffee or a lazy afternoon lunch. Outdoor lights and power sockets allow you to entertain into the evening, while the 2,500-litre oil tank lies out of sight behind wooden fencing.

At the same time, a stream creates a natural barrier between the gardens and the paddock, ponds, and bluebell-studded woodland. To access those, follow the lane adjacent to the property and enter a five-bar wooden gate set in wood-and-wire fencing. A railway sleeper bridge leads across two connected ponds – home to carp and perch – and to the field, with five acres of fenced woodland just beyond.

In the front garden, you can sit on the lawn or paved terrace during spring and summer evenings, gazing out over the ponds and woodlands. The planting scheme is varied for year-round interest and includes cherry blossoms, daffodils, and a grape vine to name a few.

Surrounded by block paving and sensor lights, the double garage here has a burglar alarm (like the rest of the property), power and lighting, electric doors, lockable rear doors, and a lockable door to the side storage room.

An external staircase then rises to a carpeted and spot-lit office/studio space brightened by Velux windows and a window to the front. With eaves storage and electric heating, the building could be converted into an annexe or holiday let, subject to approval. You’ll also find water taps in the front and rear gardens and three detached storage sheds.

Out & About

Chiddingly is a delightfully peaceful village in East Sussex with an active and supportive community. The local pub and village hall host regular events, including the Chiddingly Arts Festival and a horticultural show. The former has been running since 1979, drawing big names and quirky acts in various genres.

However, culture lovers will also love visiting Farleys House & Gallery, which explores the photography and art of Roland Penrose, Lee Miller, and Picasso, and the theatres strewn along Eastbourne’s famous coastline, just 25 minutes by car.

Children will enjoy playing in the park and fields opposite the Ofsted ‘Good’ village school, but you’ll also find badminton courts and cricket teams, with The Amex Stadium reachable in half an hour.

The neighbourhood has plenty of places to eat and drink, including The Six Bells (with its Bonfire Society and live music), The Gun on Horam Road, and the Plough at Upper Dicker. There’s also a café in the village shop (1.5m) in Muddles Green, another in East Hoathly, a garage and shop 2 miles down the road, a smattering of shops and eateries in Horam, and several post offices nearby.

Of course, you’ll find many more retail outposts on your doorstep in Hailsham, Uckfield, Eastbourne or Lewes, with Brighton just 45 minutes by car. Alternatively, hop on the train at Berwick, Lewes, Polegate/Eastbourne, and Brighton to travel around the wider region, or Uckfield (15 minutes) for services to London Bridge in 80 minutes. Regular bus routes also run from Golden Cross.

Schooling-wise, there is a range of well-rated village primaries within a short drive, with secondary and academy schools in Hailsham, Heathfield, and Ringmer. Local independent options include Lewes Old Grammar, St Andrew’s, Eastbourne College, Bede’s, and Skippers Hill at Five Ashes.

Beyond all this, the wider area is beloved for its dramatic coastline and beaches, including Beachy Head and stunning clifftop views, and national forests and parks – all within commuting distance of the City.

Home Nuances

  • Detached family home built in 2000
  • Two reception rooms
  • Four bedrooms
  • Kitchen, breakfast area and utility room
  • Galleried landing
  • Four bathrooms (two ensuite)
  • Underfloor heating to ground floor areas
  • Alarm system fitted throughout 
  • Double garage with electric doors and side store
  • Studio/Office located over garage 
  • Approx 3010 sq ft inc. outbuildings
  • Driveway for several cars


Grounds & location:

  • Set in approximately 7.4 acres
  • 5 acres of private woodland 
  • 2.4 acres of fields and gardens
  • 2 large ponds
  • Stream  
  • 1.5 miles to Chiddinglye Village shop and cafe
  • 0.8 miles from The Six Bells Public House
  • 8.3 miles to Uckfield
  • 10.6 miles to Lewes
  • 1 hour drive to Gatwick Airport
  • 12 miles to Glyndebourne Opera House



  • Mains water 
  • Mains electricity 
  • Bio-disc sewage treatment plant 
  • Oil fired central heating 
  • Council tax band F



  • 1.4 miles Chiddingly Primary School
  • 4.8 miles Bede’s at Upper Dicker
  • 6.3 miles Hailsham Community College
  • 11 miles Lewes Grammar School
  • 13.5 miles Eastbourne College

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Price : Guide Price £1,150,000
Property Type : House
Purpose : Sell
Status : Available
Area : 3010 sq ft Sq Ft
Property ID : 4724

Internal Structure

Bedrooms : 4
Bathrooms : 4