Highlands is an attractive Grade II listed farmhouse, which is thought to date from the 17th Century, with later additions.
Externally, the house presents attractive mellow brick lower elevations, with tile hung upper elevations, under a mainly
pitched tile roof. Internally, the property provides well-
arranged and interesting accommodation over two floors with
a wealth of period detail. The property has been in the same
family for nearly 40 years. It was considerably improved
shortly after it was acquired in the early 1970’s and there
is now scope for further improvement and updating.
The entrance hall leads through to the reception hall, which
has a large inglenook fireplace and oak panelling, which is
carved with a Fleur de Lys frieze, reputed to have come from
Michelham Priory. The elegant drawing room has a classical
style fireplace, a wide bay window and glazed casement
doors which lead out to the courtyard. Also approached from
the reception hall is the generous double aspect dining room,
which has an attractive fireplace, flanked on either side by
pretty display alcoves. Accessed from the dining room and
the rear hall, is the kitchen/breakfast room, which is fitted with
a range of units, and beyond the kitchen/breakfast room is
the boot room and a utility room
There is a splendid vaulted sitting room with a wood burning
stove and floor to ceiling windows incorporating doors
leading to the courtyard. Adjacent to the sitting room there is
a good sized study with a stable door leading to the
courtyard. The reception rooms are ideally arranged for formal
and informal entertaining.
The first floor is approached via two staircases, the main
staircase rises from the reception hall to a galleried landing.
The principal suite has lovely views over the gardens, an
adjoining dressing room and ensuite bathroom. In addition
to the principal suite there are four further bedrooms, a
nursery/bedroom six and two further bathrooms.
Approached via a door from the garden, to one side of the
house, is the cellar which comprises three storage bays.
Highlands lies in an idyllic and peaceful setting, well away from
main roads. The pretty village of Chiddingly lies about 1 mile
to the south-east and has a primary school, popular public
house and church.
The historic county town of Lewes is 10 miles away and
provides a comprehensive range of restaurants, shops and
recreational facilities, together with a mainline train station
to London, (London Victoria/London Bridge in approximately
1 hour). The town of Uckfield is about 7 miles away, also
providing a train service to London. The coastal business and
entertainment centre of Eastbourne is about 13 miles away,
whilst the A22 is easily accessible and gives access to the
M25, national motorway network and Gatwick, Heathrow and
There is an excellent selection of established schools in the
area, including St Andrew’s, St Bedes, Brambletye, Ashdown
House, Cumnor House, Lewes Old Grammar School,
Eastbourne College, Brighton College and Roedean.
There are racecourses at Plumpton, Brighton, Lingfield,
Fontwell and Goodwood. There are numerous golf courses
in the area including the East Sussex National near Uckfield,
Lewes and Piltdown.