This is one of the largest properties in the heart of the town to come onto the market in recent years, ideal for an extended family and offering great potential for change of use to a care home, nursery school, boutique hotel or offices. The property is located within the Heath conservation area on a 0.7 acre plot with direct access onto Clair Park at the rear providing wonderful walks and swift pedestrian access through to the railway station.
The Old Coach House is located at the far end of the plot and approached over a long newly laid driveway, overlooks Clair Park and has just been the subject of a major refurbishment and enlargement program to create a luxurious 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom detached home with adjoining garage and courtyard. This would be ideal for staff use, family or could be let out separately for around £2000 per month to generate an income.
The main house was refurbished a few years ago and benefits from modern fittings throughout although some buyers may wish to add their own personal touches to the decorations and fittings. The accommodation which spans 4 floors including the cellars which on the ground floor is arranged around an impressive reception hall with turning staircase up to the first floor landing. All the living areas are of generous proportions and the kitchen benefits from having an AGA oven. On the first floor there are 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms with 5 secondary bedrooms and 6th bathroom on the second floor.
The pool complex has been thoughtfully created with a larger than average heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi and electricity safety cover, atmosphere control system, adjoining shower room. There are windows and doors out to the south and west aspects.
Lingworth is approached via an impressive pillard entrance with a carriage driveway (newly laid) with ample parking in front of the main house. Planning consent was granted on 26.07.2016 to build a large double garage with an adjacent gardeners store and WC (www.midsussex.gov.uk planning ref DM/16/2363). The front garden has an ornamental fish pond and various stocked beds and borders and is partly enclosed from the road via iron railings and brick pillars. The new driveway leads down the northern side of the house to the coach house.
The rear garden comprises a south facing paved terrace with a raised ornamental fish pond and adjacent area of lawn and adjoins the floodlit tennis court. A gate at the end of the garden give direct access onto Clair Park which includes ancient woodland interspersed with pathways which leads down to the cricket ground and provides a swift and more pleasant access on foot to The Broadway, town centre and railway station.
|Detached 10 bedroom character home (6735 ft.²)||Separate 4 bedroom detached Coach House (1618 ft.²)|
|Ideally placed within the conservation area||A rear gate leads directly onto Clair Park 5-10 minute walk of the railway station|
|Ideal for extended families or alternative uses STPP (care home, nursery school, guesthouse, offices||Impressive indoor swimming pool complex & Floodlit tennis court|
|Planning consent granted for double garage, store & WC)||Close to local schools and within easy reach of numerous independent schools|
|Fast commute to London and Gatwick airport||Manageable garden areas in all about 0.7 acres. For sale with no onward chain|