Punnett House is an elegant and substantial new build country home enjoying a delightful position on the fringes of Lindfield and built by one the area's most reputable developers. Simply put, homes of this calibre are seldom available.
Punnett House is an elegant and substantial country home enjoying a delightful position on the fringes of Lindfield – one of Sussex’s most desirable villages. This brand-new home is simply beautiful – a true modern classic with the handmade bricks, sash windows and slate roof combining the create an attractive Neo-Georgian style façade, sitting behind a secure gated entrance – all built by a local developer with a stellar reputation.
With over 9,300 sq ft of exceptional accommodation, spread over four floors, there is no shortage of space on offer and the views towards Lindfield are simply breath-taking. Home of this calibre are simply seldom available.
Upon entry you are welcome by a spectacular reception hall with 17ft vaulted ceiling that sets the tone for what lies beyond. The drawing room is a traditional room with characterful bay window and focal point fireplace – perfect for a winter’s evening. Just over the hall is a second, incredibly versatile reception room which could be used as a home office, sitting room or play room.
Across the rear is the truly stunning open plan kitchen/dining/family room – extending to just over 48ft with two sets of sliding doors opening on to the terrace – the perfect space for entertaining friends & family with a real sense of ‘inside-outside’ living. The bespoke kitchen boasts a range of Miele and Neff integrated appliances and everyone will surely gather around the beautiful 9ft island with breakfast bar and stone countertops. The separate utility room leads through to the integral double garage.
The lower ground floor is where all the fun happens. This special level amasses over 3,400 sq ft alone and includes your own spa area with 22ft heated indoor swimming pool, great after you’ve worked up a sweat in your home gym. There are shower/changing rooms and a kitchenette. The dazzling LED lighting is perfect for a pool party and three sets of folding doors open on to the terrace and garden beyond.
Whilst the home gym is great for any fitness fanatic, it would work equally well as a games/snooker room and bi-folds again open on to the garden.
Whether you’re a fan of Star Wars or Spiderman, you can enjoy the latest blockbuster films in your very own cinema – great on a rainy day. The spacious hobby room provides a variety of potential uses.
Heading back upstairs, the first-floor level provides exceptional sleeping quarters for all the family. The master suite is a fantastic retreat, enjoying stunning views towards Lindfield from its own balcony (you can even see the church spire). The large dressing room provides plenty of space to build in extensive wardrobes and the luxurious en-suite boasts a walk-in shower, ‘his & hers’ sinks and cleverly positioned bathtub where you can lie, relax and soak up the view. There is even the space provision for a lift shaft to serve the lower three levels.
The guest bedroom also has its own balcony, modern en-suite and dressing area. The third and fourth bedrooms are ideal for children and both en-suite, whilst the fifth is a large double room adjacent to the family bathroom. These rooms all enjoys pleasing views over fields, which are home to a flock of sheep from time to time.
The first galleried landing and the bespoke turned staircases are features in themselves with oak balustrades, sensor lighting and contemporary glass that allows light to flow through.
The second floor has three further large bedrooms, each served by the large shower room. This level would be great for an au-pair as it offers the possibility of bedroom and living space. There is plenty of natural light through several well-placed skylights & Velux windows and the views are divine.
For peace of the mind the house comes with a 10 year insurance backed structural warranty. The ground and lower-ground floor enjoys underfloor heating via an air-source heat pump, whilst the first and second floors have gas fired central heating. The ‘Bereco’ sash windows not only embody traditional style, they deliver exceptional energy efficiency.
Décor wise, there are neutral tones throughout giving an incoming buyer a completely blank canvas and there is no onward chain meaning a swift move is possible and this could be home for Christmas!
You approach the house via an impressive, gated entrance which leads through to the large permeable resin driveway that provides plenty of parking and leads on to the integral double garage.
The rear garden is laid mainly to level lawn and backs on to a nature reserve, meaning there is a beautiful, leafy outlook. The paved terrace that sits adjacent to kitchen overlooks the garden – great for ‘al-fresco’ dining. The lower terrace flows out from the pool area.
In total, the plot extends to around 0.6 acres.
Location wise, it really doesn’t get much better than this. You are peacefully positioned on the delightful Snowdrop Lane on the outskirts of Lindfield – one of the South East’s most desirable villages. With the Snowdrop Inn, you have a brilliant pub just a couple of moments’ walk for a lovely pint of Harveys Best and there are countryside walks on your doorstep.
The historic High Street is home to the picture-postcard village pond and it a two minute walk from your front door. The High Street is thriving with an eclectic mix of boutiques, shops, stores and eateries. The Stand Up Inn, Red Lion and The Bent Arms are great for a pint of Harveys or a glass of wine and you have your pick of restaurants with Tamasha Indian, That's Amore Italian and The Limes Thai', whilst The Witch Inn gastropub is quality pub grub. Lindfield Coffee Works and Slake are the favourite spots to grab a flat white. For a does of city life, the cosmopolitan Brighton & Hove is just over 14 miles distant and provides world class shopping at The Lanes.
The area enjoys some fantastic schooling in both the private and state sectors. Great Walstead Preparatory is just over a mile distant and educates children from 2 1⁄2 to 13 years. Other excellent nearby schools include Ardingly College (4 miles), Burgess Hill School for Girls (4.5 miles) Cumnor House (9 miles), Handcross Park (9 miles).
Haywards Heath’s mainline station is just 2.5 miles distant and provides fast, regular services to London (Victoria/London Bridge in 47 mins), Brighton (20 mins) and Gatwick International Airport (15 mins) making this the perfect mix of rural living with pure connection convenience.
By car you can reach surrounding areas via the A272 and A23(M), with the latter lying around 6 miles west at Bolney/Warninglid.
Local Authority: Mid Sussex District Council
Council Tax Band: H
Broadband Speed: Up to Superfast
Services: Mains electric, mains gas, mains water & private drainage (none tested)