- Period farmhouse with separate 2 bedroom cottage
- Stunning setting overlooking the South Downs and River Adur
- Good equestrian facilities. In all about 1.7 acres
- Stunning presentation throughout
- No chain
(10 minute video virtual tour available for this property) A period farmhouse with separate 2 bedroom cottage offered in exceptional condition, situated in 1.7 acres overlooking the water meadows of Henfield and South Downs, with stables, 2 menages, and with large outbuildings. This property is an elegant marriage of the old and the new bringing together the finest elements of both period and contemporary in a manner that will appeal to any buyer seeking the best of these architectural styles and who demands a setting of utter seclusion.
The original farmhouse is probably 17th Century and comprises, hall, utility, sitting room with inglenook, snug or dining room also with fireplace and huge kitchen breakfast family room. Upstairs there are 4 bedrooms and a bathroom. This building is then linked via a stunning glass and oak framed pod which creates a large bright hallway with views over the courtyard and patio area. The link connects the farmhouse with the old barns which offer further accommodation of a reception hall with WC/shower off, glorious vaulted drawing room with bi-fold doors on opposite sides, 2 mezzanine bedrooms, a master bedroom with ensuite shower and a family bathroom.
In addition to the main dwelling there is a detached 2 bedroom single storey cottage that provides luxury additional self contained accommodation of 2 bedrooms, bathroom and separate shower room, sitting room with woodburner and kitchen. Outside there is a glass ballustraded patio. This has been let successfully as a holiday home with excellent income generation over the last few years but could equally suit a dependent relative or member of staff.
Outside the property enjoys good equine facilities including a range of stables and 2 enclosed sand schools. A large detached garage provides secure shelter for up to 4 cars with plentiful adjacent storage. There are a range of other useful outbuildings. The gardens and grounds have been carefully maintained with 2 gravelled driveway entrances to the property. There is a courtyard to the back of the house and a lovely new terrace accessed from the glass link and kitchen enclosed by a heavy oak arbour. This protected area has an outdoor fireplace and a view across the grounds. From here breath-taking aspects across the water meadows and South Downs are on offer. A paved pathway leads to the pretty ornamental fish pond with a central covered gazebo accessed on and off by decked walkways. From here alfresco dining and entertaining can be enjoyed with similar dramatic views. An enclosed paddock provides grazing for a horse or pony. The proximity of the stables is such so that the horses can be seen from the kitchen window.
The finer details of the exceptional quality of this property are there to be seen and include Amtico flooring and the latest "Hive" remote controlled central heating systems and CCTV security.
The location is along a private roadway off West End Lane and borders directly onto the water meadows and farmland adjacent to the river Adur. Cattle are often grazed along these pastures by the local farmer. There is direct access to the footpaths nearby as well as a bridleway a little further down Westend Lane giving access to amazing rides along the river. There are 3 other houses in the little lane providing the comfort of a neighbour but being sufficiently far away to ensure complete privacy and seclusion. The High Street is about a mile and a half and has a bustling array of shops, cafes, library, chemist, supermarket and both traditional and specialist shops. There are 4 pubs, a leisure centre, 4 church denominations, excellent primary school and a disused railway that is a beacon for walkers, runners and cyclists. Hickstead, Brendans and the South Downs offer outstanding riding facilities locally. The A23 dual carriageway linking London and Brighton is 8 miles providing fast access to Brighton, London, M25 and Gatwick airport.