17th century listed farmhouse


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

Stanstead Airports.

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.