5 Bed Detached House For Sale
Comptons Lane, Horsham, RH13
Offers Over £1,750,000 (Freehold)
- 5 well proportioned bedrooms
- 4 reception rooms
- Grade II Listed detached house
- 1,578 sq ft of garaging and outbuildings
- 1.04 acre south facing private plot
- 3 en suite bedrooms
- Impeccably restored by current owners
- 27' heated swimming pool
- Peaceful and convenient position
Occupying an outstanding and enviable position, Old Comptons is a truly exceptional 5-bedroom, 4 reception room Grade II Listed residence. Extending to 2,906 sq ft with parts dating back to 1560 with several later additions, remodelled and impeccably restored by the current owners. The property boasts a 27’ heated swimming pool, 1,578 sq ft of garaging and outbuildings, and totally secluded and tranquil 1.04 acre south facing plot and formal gardens. The property is nestled in a private but convenient position, within striking distance of highly regarded schooling, superb country walks and trails in St. Leonard’s Forest, short walk of Horsham mainline train station and the bustling town centre.
The accommodation comprises: entrance porch, reception hall with Arts & Crafts fireplace, and study/office with Inglenook fireplace, Tudor brickwork and wood-burner. The sitting room with bay fronted window and fireplace, overlooking the stunning formal gardens and pond. The inner hallway leads into the dining/family room with Jacobean fireplace, doors to rear and useful utility room and separate cloakroom. The kitchen/breakfast room is refitted with an attractive range of units, solid stone work surfaces, integrated appliances and double doors onto the paved entertaining, leisure area and pool. A secondary staircase provides access to a double sized en suite guest bedroom with fitted cupboard which is ideal for a teenager, relative or au pair. The primary Oak staircase leads onto the first-floor landing with ample storage and charming reading room. The master bedroom is equipped with custom-made fitted wardrobes and refitted en suite shower room with under floor heating. There are 3 further well proportioned bedrooms (one en-suite, and one of which is currently used as a dressing room to the master bedroom but could be re-instated with ease). There is also a charming family bathroom with oak beams and under floor heating.
Benefits include Horsham stone roof, refurbished original casement crittall windows, 4.5mm secondary and triple glazing in areas, original Elizabethan glass to reading room and bedroom 3, bespoke solid oak internal doors, vintage cast iron radiators, Oak beams, exposed Oak framing, Quick Step flooring and gas fired central heating to radiators (2 Worcester Bosch boilers located in the plant room).
A carriage driveway with security gates provides access to 1,578 sq ft of garaging and outbuildings. A 23’7 x 17’10 Oak framed barn (previously registered as a children’s nursery in the early 2000’s) has power, central heating, and is decked out with new flooring, kitchenette, cloakroom, and a paddle staircase leads into the 18’9 x 10’6 first floor attic/games room with bathroom and cloakroom (originally the upstairs was the Chauffeur’s accommodation). This charming barn offers optionality for those looking for home office / consultancy space / studio, gymnasium or even more storage for motor vehicles. A separate 14’7 x 14’7 garage with electric remote controlled shutter door and workshop/store, is ideal to house those precious vehicles. In addition there is a 19’8 x 13’11 car port and 21’9 x 13’11 Oak framed barn with French kiln dried cladding and Oak double doors.
The extraordinary and highly photographed 1.04 acre south facing plot with large frontage provides complete privacy and a peaceful environment to relax and entertain in. The 27’ heated swimming pool is surrounded by Indian Sandstone paving, and pretty flower beds is simply perfect for the children/grandchildren in the summertime. The formal gardens are bordered by mature shrubs and trees, and is predominantly lawned with exact topiary, sensational wisteria, and multiple York Stone patios and paths. It is advised that everything planted within the garden is RHS gold standard. A picturesque lily dew pond attracts a superb amount of wildlife, and a planted silver birch area situated at the south westerly point of the plot, and is designed to replicate a Japanese forest.
NB. A Heritage Statement is available upon request.
The vibrant town of Horsham offers residents and visitors a cultural mix of heritage and state-of-the-art attractions. At its heart, the Carfax is alive with twice-weekly markets, bandstand entertainment and an assortment of enticing shops. Nearby you can find the serenity of the Causeway, home to the historical museum, art gallery and a treasure trove of 17th century properties. Around the corner, Horsham’s multi-million-pound transformation of Piries Place accommodates a specialist vegan market, contemporary Everyman cinema and reputable indoor and alfresco restaurants and bars. Familiar high-street and independent retailers, restaurants and coffee shops can be found in East Street and Swan Walk. Fine-dining and 5* spa hotels, pubs, delicatessen, bakeries, ample parking facilities and a choice of supermarkets are at hand in and around Horsham, serving the lifestyle needs of the whole family. Horsham has an exceptional choice of schools in the area, with high Ofsted ratings and Collyer’s college is a short walk from the town centre. Community facilities are in abundance with a well-stocked library and an array of leisure activities including rugby, football, cricket, gymnastics, dance and martial arts. Golfers have a choice of two local courses and driving range, and Horsham joggers have a welcoming club. For family fun, Horsham Park has significant attractions with a wildlife pond, swimming pools, tennis courts, café, aerial adventure, seasonal events and nature gardens. The Downs Link offers inviting opportunities for scenic family walks and keen cyclists. As a commuter town serving London, Gatwick and the South Coast, there are direct train links to all central and rural locations.
Council Tax Band: G
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