rural Horsham, West Sussex
Guide Price £2,495,000
4 bedroom Equestrian Facility for sale: rural Horsham, West Sussex
Guide Price £2,495,000
- Detached farmhouse
- 40 acres of ground (*TBV)
- Ancillary accommodation
- 6 Stable yard/store
- 20m x 40m outdoor riding arena
- Large barns on concrete
- Swimming pool
- Rural location
A splendid detached Grade II listed farmhouse surrounded by its own 40 acres (*TBV) of grounds and pastureland, situated at the end of a long private drive and with well organised equestrian facilities and two modern detached barns offering scope for a variety of uses. The whole is well presented inside and out, with 4 bedrooms in the main dwelling and a further detached 1 bedroom annexe; the spacious gardens with heated swimming pool are a particular feature with rural views over the land. The bespoke equestrian complex is close at hand for ease of management and includes 6 Loose boxes set around a central yard area plus adjacent 20m x 40m riding arena and extensive well maintained level pastureland offering the benefit of year-round grazing whether for horses or other livestock purposes. The two modern barns extend in all to over 3965sqft and are currently used for equipment and vehicle storage but could also be adapted to include further stabling if required. The Farmhouse accommodation includes a plethora of period features such as ceiling and wall timbers, exposed brickwork, open fireplaces and wooden/tiled flooring which cleverly combine with contemporary aspects for modern family living. The locality in which the property is situated offers a range of options for those with equestrian interests: Show jumping and dressage events are held at Sands Farm equitation centre nr Horsham and Hickstead south of England show ground, Horse racing at Goodwood and Fontwell Park and Polo at Knepp Castle and Cowdray Park. Other recreational facilities in the area include golf at Slinfold, Rookwood Park, Horsham Golf and Fitness Club and the West Sussex Golf Club at Pulborough. For those keen on riding out there is a bridleway directly next to the property and the popular 'Downs Link' is in hacking distance offering miles of off road riding and country walks.
LOCATION & AREA AWARENESS
The property is set off West Chiltington Lane approached by a private drive some 300m long but near to the pretty villages of Itchingfield and Barns Green, the latter with its thriving general store, post office, pub and large green. The larger village of Billingshurst, with mainline station to London Victoria (journey time approx. 54 minutes) is about 2 miles distant and offers a variety of shops and restaurants. The larger market town of Horsham is approx. 8 miles away and provides a good range of shops, including two supermarkets, a number of recreational facilities, arts centre with cinema and theatre and a mainline station with links to London Bridge (about 54 mins) and London Victoria (about 52 mins). There are excellent road connections to Guildford, Brighton, Gatwick Airport and the M25 motorway network. There are also a number of good schools in the area, in both the state and private sector, notably Farlington, Christ s Hospital, Windlesham, Penthorpe and The Weald.
Please refer to the floor plans - The property is Grade listed I I , with an assortment of period features including beams to the ceilings and open fireplace and wood burners in various rooms and has much charm. In all the accommodation extends to 3269sqft having been extended by the current vendor to now include a large modern KITCHEN open plan to a DINING AREA and CONSERVATORY off to one side. There are three SITTING ROOMS all with heavy beams and a further dining room/family room could be created from one of these rooms if desired.
On the first floor there are 4 BEDROOMS. The MASTER SUITE has a DRESSING & SITTING AREA & an EN-SUITE BATHROOM & separate shower. One double bedroom has an EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM with additional slipper BATH and there is a further FAMILY BATHROOM with shower over bath.
GARAGE & ANNEXE ACCOMMODATION
Refer to the floor plan - 1670sqft in all inc. garaging car spaces and hobbies room to the rear.
Brick GARAGE BLOCK including 2 car bays with the side and rear adapted for ancillary accommodation : including SITTING ROOM/LIVING ROOM, KITCHEN on the ground floor and BEDROOM, FAMILY ROOM, FURHTER KITCHENETTE, SHOWER ROOM AND WC on the first floor.
HOBBIES ROOM - to the rear of the garage/annexe also including WC and WASH HAND BASIN.
OUTBUILDINGS & EQUESTRIAN FACILITIES
EQUESTRIAN - STABLE YARD - All on concrete with water and power laid on. 6 loose boxes of assorted sizes (majority 12ft x 12ft pus corner stable and 2 smaller stables adapted for ponies under a lean-to.
OUTDOOR RIDING ARENA - full sized 20m x 40m post and railed floodlit arena with sand and rubber surface.
The riding out is excellent with a range of bridleways in close proximity one of which is directly accessed from the property. The popular 'Downs Link' is also within hacking distance offering miles of off road riding and country walks.
BARN 1 - width 35 feet x depth 39 feet. Pole barn with concrete floor with tin sides and roof. Power and lighting.
BARN 2 - width 30 feet x depth 60 feet. Steel framed with fibre cement roof and concrete floor. Mezzanine with stairs from corner offering further area for hobbies and storage. Power and lighting.
LEAN-TO BARN - width 40 feet x depth 20 feet. To the rear of this barn there is a further lean-to currently used as storage and snooker and games room.
MACHINE / PLANT STORE - located between the two main barns with access to the rear as well as the front onto the concrete.
Fully heated with dive board (8ft deep). Paved surround and decked sitting out area. Further Summer House 5m x 5m with full 6 person Sauna. The pump room also has a WC and changing area.
LAND & GROUNDS
The total acreage is believed to be 40 acres (*TBV). There is only a small area of woodland with the balance being level pasture.
A portion of the drive has a Public Right of Way running along it. This is a footpath and a bridleway. OS Map attached shows approx. location in regard to the property.
The acreage stated at the property is *TBV (To Be Verified), which means that the land has not been formally measured by Equus and or its sellers/clients. A Title Plan from Land Registry will have been acquired, where available, showing the boundary and acreage. Otherwise, an online measuring tool will have been used to check the acreage where possible. Interested applicants/buyers are advised that if they have any doubts as to the plot size and wish to have verification of the exact area of the entire plot, they will be required to make their own arrangements, at their own cost, by appointing the services of an accredited company who can measure the area for a compliant Land Registry Title Plan.
We recommend that you visit the local authority website pertaining to the property you are interested in buying for all the planning consents / restrictions / history and the following websites for more helpful information about the property and surrounding local area before proceeding in a purchase:
www.goodschoolsguide.co.uk www.homecheck.co.uk www.floodrisk.co.uk www.environment-agency.gov.uk - www.landregistry.gov.uk www.homeoffice.gov.uk www.ukradon.org
SERVICES & OUTGOINGS
LOCAL AUTHORITY: Horsham District Council
SERVICES: Oil central heating. Private drainage. Private water. Mais electric.
TAX BAND: G
EPC RATING: Main house exempt as its listed Grade 2/Annexe is D 60/83 Full ratings & advisories/estimated costs are now online at the .gov web site:
OUTBUILDING/S SERVICES: All power and electrics with lighting from main house.
ANNEXE SERVICES: Off main house, water/lighting and heating.
POOL HEATING: Separate Oil boiler.
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Follow sat nav and look out for the signage of the property name on the verge. Take that entrance and follow the drive, with houses on the right, over the railway bridge and continue along the drive for some way; on reaching the 5 bar gate with the farm name on it, press the entry button and await for a response. Continue around a sharp left hand bend, then all the way to the end and then sharp right to the house with private parking area.
Tel: 01892 829014