£950,000 - Sold
Twilight image of the front of the house

Primrose Place – South Chailey

Leave the hustle and bustle behind and escape to the traditional country village of South Chailey to discover Primrose Place, along a private cul-de-sac so secluded and serene it is easily overlooked. No passing traffic makes for a peaceful arrival home to Primrose Place, a home whose traditional external design belies the bright, contemporary finish within.


Mature planting and established trees to the front provide a buffer to the world, with a neat lawn preceding the home, framed by pretty borders planted with fragrant lavender and other colourful shrubs.


Parking is amply found on the drive, with room for several cars alongside a double garage. Two electric vehicle charging points are also available, whilst the large roof could be fitted with solar panels to further enhance the home’s green credentials. Step out of the car to be greeted by birdsong and make your way to the front door.


OWNER QUOTE: “It’s very secluded and peaceful, people don’t realise we are here. It feels very secure.”


Follow the flow

Make your way inside the broad, bright entrance hall, where light from glazing either side of the door is reflected in the gleaming tiles underfoot, warmed by underfloor heating which serves the entirety of the downstairs.


Sneak a peek through the door on the right, where wooden flooring extends underfoot in the study. A light, bright room, with windows to the front and side, in addition to glazed double doors leading through to the lounge beyond, this neutral and contemporary space has also been used as a playroom, highlighting its versatility.


Cosy spaces

At Christmas and when entertaining, open the double doors into the lounge to create one open space.


In wintertime, where better to hunker down than in this inviting room, where the oversized inglenook exposed brick fireplace is an impressive feature, housing a contemporary Stovax Riva Studio log-burning stove which fills the room with warmth and welcome.


Walnut engineered wood plank flooring extends underfoot once more, adding country charm, as light filters in through windows to either side of the fireplace and French doors to the rear, opening onto the contemporary silver grey composite decking which runs the width of the home. Integrated speaker wiring from the television area to each corner of the room enables a surround sound setup; simply supply the speakers and AV amp. Meanwhile, connectivity is assured courtesy of the CAT5 ethernet socket behind the television.


OWNER QUOTE: “It’s cosy to gather around the log fire in winter with the wind howling outside.”


Returning to the entrance hall, across the way freshen up in the cloakroom, furnished with wash basin and WC.


Entertaining haven

Directly ahead from the entrance hall, double doors open to the showpiece of the home.


An entertaining haven, the open-plan kitchen-dining-living room highlights the juxtaposition between the traditional character feel of Primrose Place from the outside, and its contemporary open-plan interior. Grey tiling flows through from the entrance hall, continuing into the utility room.


OWNER QUOTE: “It’s a designer led kitchen; it was important to us to design it to be a very light space.”


The gentle curve of the central island-breakfast bar, set beneath oversized blue designer pendant lights, immediately sets out the sociable agenda of this kitchen. To the sides, sleek, handleless cabinets rise to the ceiling, maximising storage space and accommodating the powder blue Lacanche Range-style cooker, with gas hob and an oven served by bottled gas, plus an electric oven. A Fisher & Paykel double drawer dishwasher simplifies cleaning up after mealtimes, with space for an undercounter wine chiller and freestanding American style fridge-freezer. Don’t miss out on your favourite shows whilst cooking up a feast for friends; a pop-up television is integrated into the kitchen island, whilst five black KEF egg surround speakers, including speaker wiring to the television area, ensure the perfect balance of sound.


Technical perks

Light serenades the space through the orangery style extension, with automatic air vents and rain sensors fitted in the windows above. The Philips Hue SMART Lighting Hub is controllable from apps such as Alexa, Siri or Hey Google, programmable to different mood settings including ‘relax mode’, ‘read mode’, ‘concentrate mode’ and ‘energise mode’, turning from warm amber tones, to blue-white – including coloured lighting in the kitchen. Fully dimmable and programmable, set your lights to wake you up at dawn or set them remotely, when away from home for added security.


After dinner, snuggle up on the sofa across from the media unit where there is space for a television of up to a 75”. Integrated speaker systems allow you to play music in different areas – perfect for parties. Sliding doors create a seamless flow between the indoors and garden, where decking leads onto lawn.


Sneak a peek at the utility room and spy the American-style centralised vacuum system and laundry chute – practical perks to a home full of surprises. There is also plumbing for a washing machine and dryer, with ample storage and an additional sink. You will also find system points for the centralised vacuum installed throughout the house.


Soak & sleep

Returning to the entrance hall note the width of the tread as you ascend the stairs to the first floor, arriving at a broad and bright landing. Turning left, discover the first of five bedrooms. Currently used as a study, this bedroom has a calming feel, carpeted underfoot, with dimmable mood lighting and verdant views over the rear garden.


Next door on the left, refreshment awaits in the bathroom, tiled underfoot and part tiled to the walls in grey. A bath features a showerhead attachment, alongside a separate walk-in shower with rainfall head, wash basin and WC.


Back on the landing, turn left to arrive at another bedroom. Currently used as a games room for teenagers, this carpeted bedroom overlooks the rear garden.


Next door, a further rear bedroom enjoys vistas over the private, enclosed rear garden and is served by its own ensuite with wash basin, WC and shower.


Peep at the storage available within the linen closet on the landing. Further along the landing, facing the front, a fourth bedroom draws in leafy views over the mature trees along the driveway. Ample storage is found within the fitted wardrobes, whilst white wooden effect flooring adds a fresh, light feel, an ambience aided by the dimmable mood lighting.


Sanctuary of sleep

Nestled in its own enclave along the landing to the front is the main bedroom. Step into your own Cape Cod inspired sanctuary of sleep. Plank panelled walls add coastal vibes, lightly toned, in keeping with the bright nature of the room. Plantation shutters to the window allow full control of the light flow and privacy whilst fitted wardrobes provide a profusion of storage.


Underfloor heating zoned thermostats downstairs are controlled on a separate heating system to the upstairs, where a Google Nest Smart thermostat is controllable via voice app such as Alexa, allowing you to set the radiator temperatures remotely or warm the water prior to returning home ready for bathtime.


Relaxation awaits in the ensuite, recently extended to offer the ultimate in luxury. A wet room walk-in shower contains illuminated alcove storage, whilst opposite, a freestanding bath is served by a floor-mounted tap. Shuttered windows ensure perfect privacy. Wooden flooring underfoot evokes New England seaside vibes, with storage baskets for all your essentials in alcove shelving beneath the stairs. Twin wash basins stand alongside the WC. Above the wash basins, a large LED mirror cabinet provides storage, with built-in demister and shaver socket (ideal for electric toothbrushes). Smart heating, mood lighting and Sonos fitted in the ceiling ensure you needn’t move a muscle when creating the perfect bathtime setting.


Coming out of the main bedroom, ascend the stairs to a second floor, where a double bedroom sits within the eaves to the right, brightly lit by natural light flowing in through Velux windows on both sides. Served by an abundant storage area to the left, consider the potential to create an ensuite bathroom to create a self-contained bedroom suite.


Relax and unwind

Outside, silver grey, contemporary composite decking runs along the rear of the home, providing plenty of space to relax and unwind with a cold refreshing drink at the end of a busy working week.


Gravelled areas lead to a circular patio seating area, with a raised decking area to one side currently housing an impressive outdoor furniture set.


Around the lawn areas, buried electrical wiring can supply power to a Flymo 1200 robot lawn mower or a Gardena Smart City, should you choose to invest in an automated lawn mowing system.


Water pipes and sprinklers can be manually controlled, whilst the LightwaveRF hub controls garden lighting – including deck lights and flower bed lights, through phone app or voice activation. It also includes wiring to power and control a water feature if one were to be fitted.


Mature planting encourages wildlife whilst ensuring perfect privacy, with secure gates to both sides, perfect for children and pets. A shed also offers ample storage for all your outdoor essentials.


On your doorstep

Families are perfectly placed, with a range of educational choices on the doorstep. Only three minutes away by car is St Peter’s C of E Primary School, while Plumpton Primary is to be found in the neighbouring village of Plumpton Green and Newick Primary School in the village of Newick.


Serving the local primary feeder schools, Chailey School provides secondary education, only minutes’ walk away around the corner. Meanwhile there is an excellent selection of independent schools close by including Ardingly College, Great Walstead School, Greenfields Independent, Cumnor House Sussex and Lewes Grammar School.


South Chailey embodies the traditional village feel, with a convenient local shop a mere nine minutes’ walk away and The Five Bells public house an invigorating 20 minutes’ walk away.


Discover the delights of the surrounding rural villages, each only a walk away, including nearby Newick with its selection of mouthwatering restaurants and pubs. Take a walk through the fields and National Trust trails into East Chiltington and reward your exertions with a reviving meal at the Jolly Sportsman, a beautiful country pub with an impressive beer garden.


For family fun, head into the county town of Lewes, famed for its castle and museum and its impressive November 5th firework displays.


In the opposite direction only five miles west of Primrose Place is Haywards Heath. Only a 15-minute drive from the doorstep, commute into London in roughly 45 minutes from Haywards Heath railway station. Brighton is also conveniently close, only 30 minutes away by car.


For all the restorative benefits of the countryside, in a peaceful home with the perks of modern technology, all within easy reach of the city, seek sanctuary at Primrose Place.


Home Nuances


  • Built in 1997 
  • OIEO £950,000
  • Detached 6 bedroom family home
  • Playroom/study and sitting room
  • Main bedroom with ensuite  bath & shower room
  • Second bedroom with ensuite shower room
  • All double-glazed windows
  • Double garage & off-street parking for several cars
  • Front & rear gardens redesigned in 2019
  • Integral vacuum system & laundry chute



  • Oil fired central heating
  • Mains Electricity
  • Mains Sewerage
  • Two Tesla wall connector EV chargers installed 2019
  • Council tax band G



  • Private lane
  • McColls convenience store and post office 0.4 miles
  • South Chailey Doctors Surgery 0.6 miles
  • Five Bells pub 1.4 miles
  • 5.2 miles to Lewes
  • 12.6 miles to Brighton centre
  • 1hr 9m direct to London Victoria from Lewes Station



  • St Peter 0.1 mile
  • Newick Primary School 4 miles
  • Plumpton Primary School 3.1 miles
  • Chailey Secondary School 0.3 miles
  • Lewes Grammar School 5.3 miles
  • Great Walstead 6.4 miles
  • Ardingly Colleague 9.5 miles


For a brochure of this home please call the Bees Homes country office on 01323 332344.

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For a brochure of this unique home please call the Bees Homes country office on 01323 332344.



Price : £950,000 - Sold
Property Type : House
Purpose : Sell
Status : Available
Address : South Chailey
Postcode : BN8
Country : United Kingdom
Property ID : 2900

Internal Structure

Bedrooms : 6
Bathrooms : 3

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