A stunning Grade 2 listed 6/7 bedroom brick and timber-framed former hall house arranged over 3 floors built with brick and tiled elevations beneath a Horsham Stone and clay tiled roof, originally constructed we believe in 1290, with later additions in the 1600’s and then further extensions either side of the property in 1930 and 1987. The property offers approaching 5000 square feet of well laid-out accommodation, It stands in large gardens approaching 1.5 acres in a semi rural location within a short drive of Twineham Village and within easy reach of the A23/M23 motorway network . A number of highly-regarded Public schools are within a short drive of the property & there is also pedestrian access from the rear garden to the equestrian facilities at Hickstead, offering stabling, international standard practice arenas and hundreds of acres of road-free hacking.
Although retaining all the character typical of the era, to include substantial beams to all rooms, the current owner has carried out an extensive modernisation programme in recent years. The accommodation on the ground floor includes a porch with exposed parquet floor leading to the hallway which also has an exposed parquet floor, stairs to the first floor and access to a cloakroom and useful cellar ideal for wine storage etc. From the hallway there is access to the superb open plan dining hall and study featuring an impressive walk-in Inglenook fireplace with woodburning stove, original brick floor and a seating area. The room also has oak parquet flooring and windows and double doors to the rear garden. There is a large triple aspect living room with a secondary staircase, brick fireplace, multi fuel stove and exposed oak floor and a further dual aspect sitting room with cast iron fireplace tiled inserts and pine surround. A particular feature is the triple aspect kitchen/family room re-fitted with handmade units in 2010 incorporating a 4 oven LPG Aga, an integrated Neff dishwasher and a range of black granite worksurfaces with a further breakfast island with black granite worksurface, integrated Neff hob and oven. From the kitchen/family room there is a walk-in shelved pantry and a utility room with access to the boiler room and a door to the rear garden.
From the first floor landing there is access to the master suite which includes a dressing room, a study and an en-suite bath/shower room luxuriously re-fitted with a white suite in 2011. There is a second double bedroom and a family shower/bathroom fitted with a large cast iron Victorian bath with claw feet and a separate shower cubicle. From bedroom 3 a door (restricted height) leads to a dressing room, a 3rd bathroom and via a further door (restricted height) access to bedroom 4 (it should be noted that bedroom 4 can also be accessed via the 2nd staircase from the living room). From the 2nd floor landing there are 3 large bedrooms built into the roof eaves.
Points of Note: Double glazed windows in hardwood frames, replaced Horsham stone roof and replacement of broken clay tiles, repointing to some external walls, capping and ventilation to 4 chimneys, complete refurbishment to inglenook fireplace.
Services: Mains electricity, a Klargester (shared with neighbour), mains pressurised oil fired boiler complete with new heating/hot water system and hot water tank (installed in approx 2009).
OUTSIDE: the property is approached via a long private driveway flanked by large areas of lawn that are mainly situated to the north eastern side of the house and leading to the detached double garage and boat house with room above. To the front of the property the gardens are beautifully arranged with brick and York stone pathways interspersed with box hedging, brick edged beds, colourful borders, 13 standard Portuguese laurel trees, 2 standard ph
|Kitchen/ Breakfast Room||Study|
|Sitting & Drawing Room||Long Private Driveway|
|Cellar||Master Bedroom with Dressing Room & En Suite|
|Guest suite with Dressing Room & En Suite||EPC Rating E & Council Tax Band H|