Skip to main content

Property Listing Details

Property details

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • 3 reception rooms


  • Freehold
  • Versatile and well-proportioned accommodation over two floors
  • Set in over a quarter of an acre of colourful and mature gardens
  • Large sitting room open to vaulted, orangery-style extension
  • Situated in a corner-plot in a close near the village centre
  • Haywards Heath station five miles (c.13 minutes by car)

Listing view statistics

Last 30 days: 177 page views

Since listed: 637 page views


Detached 1950s house in a close near the village centre.


Birch House is ideally located in a close near the centre of Horsted Keynes, a delightful old village popular for its picturesque village green, many interesting historic buildings, and its convenient proximity to Haywards Heath's railway station.

Local amenities include a village hall, a village shop, a primary school and two public houses. Comprehensive shopping is available at Haywards Heath (5 miles), Tunbridge Wells (17 miles) or Brighton (21 miles). There are many leisure activities available in the area including riding on Ashdown Forest, for which a permit is required, sailing at Ardingly and golf across the county.

There is a vibrant cultural and arts scene in Sussex, with world-class opera at Glyndebourne, theatre at Royal Tunbridge Wells and the annual Brighton Festival presenting a huge programme of theatre, dance, classical music and literary events.

Haywards Heath mainline station is only 5 miles distant (c.13 minutes by car) from which there are frequent rail services to London Bridge/Victoria from 42 minutes. Gatwick airport 17 miles.

There are many highly regarded schools in the area, both state and private, including St. Giles primary school in the village, Cumnor House in Danehill, Great Walstead near Lindfield and Ardingly College.


12 Lucas, also known as Birch House, is an extended detached 1950s family home set in over a quarter of an acre of beautiful, mature gardens.

The floor plan gives a comprehensive overview of the full extent and layout of the versatile and well-proportioned accommodation, which extends to nearly 2,500 square feet. Many of the rooms are dual aspect, with a lovely outlook over the garden which wraps around three sides of the house; there are some delightful southerly views from three of the bedrooms on the first floor.

There are three reception rooms on the ground floor, together with a kitchen and breakfast room with walk-in larder, a useful boot room/rear hall and a cloakroom. Of particular note is the large, light-filled sitting room which benefits from a vaulted, orangery-style extension with doors to the garden, and a brick open fireplace. There are five bedrooms on the first floor lying off a spacious landing, served by an en suite bathroom to the main bedroom, a family bathroom and a small shower room.

The house is approached by a gated driveway which offers parking for several vehicles and leads to the garage. The colourful, well-stocked garden is laid to lawn dotted with mature shrub and flower borders, with a number of seating areas, a kitchen garden, fruit trees and a chicken enclosure. In all, about 0.27 of an acre.

Square Footage: 2423 sq ft

Acreage: 0.27 Acres


Heading north from Lindfield on the B2028, take the second right into Stonecross Lane and then turn left into Keysford Lane. Proceed straight ahead into Station Road, pass through the village green and around a sharp left hand bend. Lucas is the next turning on the left and Birch House (no. 12) is the first house on the right.

You could get

Superfast broadband Superfast broadband

Up to 72.3 Mbps (Source: Ofcom)


Map & Nearby

Local Amenities

  • Haywards Heath 4.2 miles
  • Balcombe 5.1 miles
  • St Giles CofE Primary School 0.3 miles
  • Cumnor House School 1.1 miles

Local map of the area

Map View Map showing location of property

Local Amenities

  • Haywards Heath 4.2 miles
  • Balcombe 5.1 miles
  • St Giles CofE Primary School 0.3 miles
  • Cumnor House School 1.1 miles

Market stats

Sale activity

Average estimated value for a house in RH17:

  • £847,272
  • Price increase

  • £5,876
  • (0.698%)
  • Over the last 12 months

In the last 12 months

  • Average sale price

  • Properties sold


Rental opportunities

Not known

Recent sales nearby

See all recent sales in RH17
Switch to next tab

Estimated running costs

Based on available 3rd party data

Mortgage calculator

£ per month

How much could I borrow?

In partnership with

Your home or property may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.

These results are not provided by Bankrate and are only indicative based on a repayment mortgage product. Repayments will be subject to the product provided, your lenders criteria and your personal circumstances. The interest rate has also been assumed to stay the same for the selected mortgage term.

The Agent

Price history

Sold prices provided by Land Registry
9th Aug 2020 £895,000 First listed
22nd Dec 2005 £549,000 Last sold

Want an expert valuation of your home?

Book an agent valuation
Property descriptions and related information displayed on this page are marketing materials provided by Savills - Haywards Heath. Zoopla does not warrant or accept any responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of the property descriptions or related information provided here and they do not constitute property particulars. Please contact Savills - Haywards Heath for full details and further information.