£950,000 - Recently Sold
Twilight of the rear of the home wher you can see far and the entertaining area

Cheriton – South Chailey

Setting and arrival

In the tranquil, secluded and semi-rural setting of this family home in South Chailey, discover an extended and spacious modern home, where family memories are made…


Pull up onto the gravel driveway, where there is parking available in addition to the double garage, furnished with power and electricity. Lush lawn extends to the front, accented by pretty borders and mature planting.


A warm welcome

Double doors open into the entrance hallway, light flowing in through the part glazing, where bleached effect wood flooring extends underfoot for a relaxed, contemporary feel. Elegant wallpaper adds a classic note, with traditional chair rails to the walls, making your way through to the sitting room on the left.


Take the doorway on the left to arrive in the light and bright sitting room. Carpeted underfoot, panelling features to the lower walls, an attractive feature. To the front, a bay window draws in an abundance of natural light, framing views out over the private and leafy front garden. Snuggle up in front of the open fire on winter evenings, in this spacious, comfortable room.


Versatile spaces

Across the way, arrive at bedroom five, spacious and bright, with crisp white walls and an abundance of light courtesy of the wide window overlooking the side of the home. Wooden flooring extends underfoot, with plenty of space for a double bed. Currently used as an art studio, this versatile room could easily be a study or a snug lounge. From this room there is also access directly into the garage through an internal door


Next door on the right, guests can freshen up in the handy downstairs cloakroom furnished with WC and wash basin with storage beneath.


Heart of the home

Directly ahead, make your way through to the open-plan, kitchen-dining-family room; the heart of the home.


A modern extension to Cheriton, completed in 2019, this all-encompassing and sociable kitchen-family room is designed with modern family life in mind. 


Cream coloured cabinetry hosts a wealth of storage for all your culinary utensils and essentials. Central to the scene is a vast island topped in Corian, where there is storage beneath, alongside a double Belfast sink and integrated wine chiller. To one side, a breakfast bar with seating for five offers the option for casual dining, whilst overhead, oversized Moroccan feel pendant lighting intersperses with spotlighting to create the perfect mood. Built-in appliances include a Hotpoint dishwasher and fridge. Understairs storage is an added bonus. Plenty of space is afforded for dining, with a large farmhouse-style table currently accommodated along one side, with easy access out to the garden for alfresco dining via the bifolding doors. Light showers down from the overhead skylight windows, creating a room suffused with natural light. Views extend over the glorious rear garden through the windows and bifolding doors, opening to create a seamless connection with the outdoors.


To the furthest side of this room, a cosy seating area offers rest and relaxation after mealtimes, with space for sofas and armchairs. 


Also served by a handy utility room, peep through to see the additional storage alongside sink and plumbing for washer and dryer. From the kitchen, glazed double doors reunite you with the living room for a great sense of connection and flow.


Soak & sleep

Returning to the entrance hall, ascend the carpeted stairs to arrive at the bathroom, through the first door on the right. A spacious family-sized room, sleek light teal tiling coats the walls, with wood-effect flooring underfoot. Sink into relaxation in the bathtub, with corner tap, as light spills in through the window above the wash basin. A traditional-style heated towel radiator and WC also feature in this bathroom.


Directly ahead from the top of the stairs, bedroom four is set to the rear of the home. private and quiet, this room, currently housing a single bed, is dressed in soothing shades of creamy eggshell white. 


Next door, with verdant views over the front garden and driveway, discover the second bedroom. Dressed in the subtlest hint of blue, with a lovely duck egg giving this spacious bedroom a peaceful feel. With ample space for a double bed and drawers, there is also a television point on the wall.  


Turning right out of the second bedroom, arrive at bedroom three, enjoying a leafy outlook through a front facing window over the garden and driveway. Light grey walls offer a refreshing feel to this spacious double bedroom. Storage is available in the built-in wardrobe.


From the third bedroom, make your way along the landing to the principal suite, where light flows in through windows to the front and side, with rear windows capturing views of the verdant outdoors. Panelled, fitted wardrobes slide open to reveal plenty of hanging space and shelving for clothes and accessories. There is further fitted storage to another wall. Refresh, revive and pamper in the ensuite furnished with walk-in shower with modern white tiling, traditional-style heated towel rail, WC and wash basin with vanity unit storage. Part panelling to the walls adds a relaxed, beach hut feel to this soothing space.



A side gate from the front garden leads along a side passage, where there is a chicken coop, currently housing Polish hens. Fitted with fox-proof wiring, this could be adapted to fit other pets and animals. Along the side garden, spy a large, wooden children’s playhouse, continuing along to a decked area which extends along the rear where the kitchen-family room opens out to the garden. From here, granite steps lead up to the raised lawn where mature, established trees and shrubs provide a screen of privacy. Sneak a peek down the side of the home, where a large storage shed is available. 


On the main lawn, step up to the raised decking, an enormous entertaining area, soaking up sunshine until late afternoon in summertime. Established palm and willow trees create an attractive outlook. Seek shelter and shade beneath the pretty arbour; cosy and intimate, where the sound of running water from the feature pond and fountain beyond provides a soothing soundtrack.


A separate, sunken seating area allows you to catch the sunshine at different times of day.


Near and far

Step outside, into the friendly village of South Chailey. Pick up all your essentials from the convenience store along the road, where there is also a Post Office. Your local doctors’ – South Chailey Surgery – is along Mill Lane, less than a mile away.


The nearby towns of Lewes and Burgess Hill are only 12 minutes away by car for a wider range of shopping options.


Get to know your neighbours at local pub The Five Bells, around a 20-minute walk away, or less than five minutes in the car.


Families are well placed when it comes to schooling, with Chailey Secondary School only moments away in the village. Meanwhile, nearby primary schools can be found in the village of Plumpton and North Chailey.


Explore the local area and its exceptional beauty on foot, walking the footpaths and biking the cycle trails around the countryside. Enjoy the quiet and nature of nearby Balneath Wood and Red House Common nature reserve.


Enjoy all the delights of this secluded semi-rural location, with convenient transport links close at hand. Train Stations at Haywards Heath, Plumpton, Burgess Hill and Cooksbridge are all accessed between 6 to 18 minutes.


A home where modern and classic blend harmoniously, filled with light and nestled in its own garden oasis; make memories to treasure, in the comforting surrounds of Cheriton.

Home Nuances

  • Detached 5 bedroom family home
  • Private lane
  • Open plan kitchen/diner and snug extended in 2019
  • Front & rear gardens 
  • Garage & off-street parking for several cars
  • Oil fired central heating
  • Mains Sewerage and electricity 
  • Council tax band F
  • 5 miles to Lewes
  • 12.6 miles to Brighton centre
  • 1hr 9m direct to London Victoria from Lewes Station


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

Viewing strictly by appointment with Bees Homes.

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Please Note:
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Bees Homes use all reasonable endeavours to supply accurate property information in line with the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008. These property details do not constitute any part of the offer or contract and all measurements are approximate. It should not be assumed that this property has all the necessary Planning, Building Regulation or other consents. Any services, appliances and heating system(s) listed have not been checked or tested.

Floor plan measurements: These approximate room sizes are only intended as general guidance. You must verify the dimensions carefully before ordering carpets or any built in furniture.

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


Price : £950,000 - Recently Sold
Property Type : House
Purpose : Sell
Status : Available
Area : 2535 Sq Ft
Address : South Chailey
Postcode : BN8
Property ID : 2970

Internal Structure

Bedrooms : 5
Bathrooms : 2

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