Brantridge Lane, Balcombe, RH17

3 Bed │ 2 Bath │ 2 Rec

Guide Price £795,000

Haywards Heath

Oliver Mackmin

Sales Manager

Key features

  • Woodland setting
  • Country garden
  • Period cottage
  • Less than 10 minutes drive to Balcombe station
  • On a quiet country lane
  • Lovingly maintained

Full description

Set amidst tranquil woodland, this charming 3-bedroom semi-detached cottage is available to the market for the first time in nearly 20 years.

With a history linked to the nearby Ditton Place it's chocked full of character and we think Grasslands Cottages is the epitome of county living.

As you meander down the quiet lane that leads to this picturesque cottage the surroundings really take you in, and on arrival the country garden is a delight, bursting with colourful blooms, lush greenery and a vegetable garden to keep you in good supply.

Step inside through the proch and hallway and you'll be greeted by a cosy ambience that immediately feels like home. The lovingly maintained interior has a blend of traditional charm and modern comforts, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere that is perfect for both relaxing evenings by the fire and lively gatherings with loved ones.

The spacious and bright living room has a lovely reclaimed, period fireplace and is a peaceful space to spend your time. Through the well proportioned dining room and past the solid wood conservatory (which pulls in natural light from the garden) is the well-appointed bespoke kitchen. WIth granite work surfaces, ample storage and a free standing range cooker. Last but by no means least on the ground floor is a useful shower room.

On the lower ground floor is a very handy cellar, great for storage and housing the boiler, with plenty of space and plumbing for appliances.

Upstairs, three well sized bedrooms offer a peaceful retreat at the end of a long day. The master bedroom with its cosy nook is a perfect place to unwind and recharge, while the remaining bedrooms provide versatility for guests, a home office, or a cosy reading space.

With Balcombe station less than 10 minutesdrive away, commuting to the city is a breeze, offering the perfect balance between peaceful countryside living and convenient urban access. Whether you're looking for a weekend retreat, a family home, or a tranquil oasis to escape the hustle and bustle of every-day life, this enchanting cottage is sure to steal your heart and become your own slice of country paradise.

Situated in the beautiful countryside of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, between the villages of Balcombe and Handcross. The house is rural yet not remote; the thriving village of Balcombe is just 3 miles distant and, as well as having a station with regular services to London and Brighton, provides for day to day needs with a pub, village store, primary school and doctor’s surgery; the village of Handcross is two miles to the west and Haywards Heath (six miles) has further amenities including a hospital, leisure centre and supermarkets.

Rail services to London and Brighton are available at Balcombe (3 miles), with a fast service from Three Bridges (6.3 miles), Haywards Heath (6.5 miles) or Gatwick airport (9.6 miles). The A23/M23 is readily accessed to the north of Balcombe, and connects to the coast and the national motorway network.

There is an excellent range of highly regarded schools in the area, including Handcross Park (Brighton College), Ardingly College, Worth School, Hurstpierpoint College, Cumnor House, Great Walstead and Brambletye.

All times and distances are approximate.


  • Porch
  • Hallway
  • Sitting room
  • Dining room
  • Conservatory
  • Kitchen
  • Cellar
  • Shower room
  • Bedroom
  • Bedroom
  • Bedroom
  • Bathroom

Council Tax Band: D

Tenure: Freehold

EPC Rating: E

Why live in Haywards Heath?

We’re home to a variety of house styles, many with very distinctive characteristics, such as the architect, Harold Turner’s craft-inspired properties from the 1930s to the 1950s with their decorative windows, facades and detailing. There are also buildings that date from the 13th century, which add to Hayward Heath’s grand sense of history.

This is a popular commuter town with excellent road and rail links to the capital and the coast. You’ll find a cosmopolitan blend of bars, cafés and restaurants in the busy town centre, an abundance of family friendly facilities and beautiful countryside that stretches all around.

If you enjoy sports, we have the Dolphin Leisure Centre for swimming and fitness and an abundance of local clubs covering everything you could wish to do, including athletics, running, cricket, football and equestrian sports. Victoria Park has tennis courts, a skate park and paddling pool for younger children, the family attractions at Beech Hurst Park include a miniature railway and safe play area while Wakehurst Place in Ardingly blends ornamental gardens with natural woodlands on a site that’s managed by the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. Head northeast and you can stroll around Ashdown Forest, the place that inspired the Winnie the Pooh stories, or travel east to Sheffield Park with its lovely lakes and gardens.

In the town you’ll find a wealth of bars and eateries and a good choice of shops clustered along South Road and in The Orchards, a modern precinct with Marks and Spencer as its flagship store. The town also has a great selection of schools for both primary and secondary age pupils with many more private school options in the outlying areas.

If you’d like to buy, sell or let a property in Haywards Heath, get in touch with your local team and discover the Henry Adams difference for yourself.

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