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4 Bed - House - Detached - For Sale

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Asking Price £1,850,000

Chiddingly Place, Highlands Lane, Chiddingly,, Sussex
Branch: Heathfield 70 High Street, Heathfield, East Sussex, TN21 8JD. 01435 864233

Features include:

  • Grade II* listed building forming part of Chiddingly Place
  • Desirable location
  • Over 4000sqft of internal space
  • Striking features
  • Spacious living space throughout
  • Annex
  • Stunning & private grounds
  • Paved parking area & garage
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Jefferay House, Chiddingly Place is a imposing and important Grade ll* listed property steeped in history. Although there has been a house on site for over 500 years, it was extensively rebuilt in around 1574 to create an imposing manor house. Jefferay House has been sympathetically restored to an exceptionally high standard, still featuring many of the original characteristics and architectural features. Internal viewings are highly recommended.

Rowland Gorringe Estate Agents are very excited to welcome to the market this fabulous home situated in the desirable village of Chiddingly. Jefferay House is an imposing Grade II* listed building forming part of Chiddingly Place which belonged to Sir John Jefferay , Lord Baron Chancellor to Elizabeth 1, and was originally constructed in around 1575. The property has been completely renovated in recent years to an exceptional standard throughout and is of extremely high quality.

There are many striking features such as the large, impressive chimney stack, high ceilings, numerous stone mullioned windows and several restored fireplaces, underfloor heating beneath the incredible flagstone floor in the living room, dining room and kitchen/breakfast room, and exposed brick walls and timbers throughout. It enjoys wonderful views across rolling fields to the village church and to the other historic buildings of Chiddingly Place.

A timber front door with glazed panels above opens onto the drawing room which dramatically rises to the rafters and features a first floor gallery, flagstone flooring, an impressive Sussex marble fireplace with a large woodburning stove and a glazed door to a courtyard garden. The entrance to this room is simply spectacular with 45ft high ceilings: on stepping into the property you can immediately see just how much space this over 4000sqft home has to offer.

The superbly appointed bespoke kitchen/breakfast room has an extensive range of oak units with matching wall mounted cupboards and granite work surfaces. These are complemented by further floor mounted cupboards with wooden work surfaces, a dresser and a central island unit with a granite work surface and integrated refrigerator and freezer. It has an inset butlers sink and a Britannia range cooker with two electric ovens, grill, six-ring gas hob and brushed steel splashback and cooker hood. A recess, believed to be a former chapel, contains a beautiful oak staircase leading to the first floor and also has a spacious utility cupboard for washing machine, dryer etc. A trap door set in oak flooring has steps down to the cellar/wine store. An attractive range of downlights is set amongst the oak ceiling beams.

The dining room is double aspect with both mullioned windows having elegant deep display sills. It has flagstone flooring, feature exposed brick walls and a set of oak steps leading down to the annex.

The annex, attached to the main house but self-contained, provides flexible additional accommodation to the main house. It is formed of an old cow byre and comprises a sitting room/study with wooden flooring and full height oak framed glazed windows overlooking the courtyard garden, a kitchenette with a stable door to the garden, a further bedroom/garden room with French doors onto the garden and a shower room. The annex is a fantastic space for any potential buyers who work from home as it links to the main house. It could also however be used as completely self contained accommodation.

The first floor landing and gallery feature an original sandstone fireplace and elegant mullioned windows with views to the church.

The principal bedroom is light and spacious with double aspect windows and a well-appointed en suite shower room.

The superbly fitted family bathroom has a white suite comprising bath with wall mounted shower, contemporary style double wash basins and low level W.C. It has part tiled walls, wooden floor, a heated towel rail and a pretty wooden framed, arched window.

There are 3 further bedrooms on the first floor all with attractive views and period features.

From the first floor gallery a wooden staircase leads up to a further, second floor gallery area which is a light and attractive space with old exposed beams and a sloping ceiling into the eaves of the building.

Externally the property has stunning, private grounds. The formal south-facing courtyard garden is beautifully landscaped and includes brick and paved pathways, abundantly stocked flower and shrub beds and beyond these a paved parking area with a garage and storage. The main walled garden is a particular feature of the property: it is largely lawn, edged with fruit trees and flower beds and has a high wall of old brickwork giving complete privacy. At the front of house there is a further gravelled parking area which leads to a lawned entrance courtyard with path to the front door. The total plot is approximately 0.3 of an acre.

The current owners have maintained this property to an extremely high standard throughout. It is a unique and historically important house and internal viewings are highly recommended.The property is chain free.


Jefferay House is situated at the edge of the pretty village of Chiddingly, with far reaching views to the South Downs. The property is a short walk from the centre of the village with its well-regarded Inn The Six Bells, its lovely Grade I listed church, village hall, playing field and cricket ground. The primary school and village shop at Muddles Green are within 1km.

Comprehensive Shopping: Hailsham, Uckfield, Lewes & Eastbourne

Mainline Rail Service: Berwick & Polegate.

Schools: There are many highly regarded schools in the area both state and private, including St Bede's.

Communications: The surrounding areas are linked by the A22, which in turn links to the coast and the M25 orbital motorway, Gatwick and Heathrow airports.

Although these particulars are thought to be materially correct their accuracy cannot be guaranteed and they do not form part of any contract.

For more information please call our Heathfield office on 01435 864233.