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6 bedroom house for sale
Wykehurst Park, Colwood Lane, Bolney, West Sussex RH17 5QQ
- Converted coach house & stable
- Substantial accommodation
- Lovely rural setting
- About 0.92 of an acre
- Haywards Heath station 6 miles
The Coach House & Stables is situated in a rural location, about a mile north of the village of Bolney.
Local Amenities: There are a good range of local amenities found in the villages of Cuckfield & Bolney.
Comprehensive Shopping: Haywards Heath, East Grinstead, Crawley, Horsham and Brighton.
Mainline Rail Service: Haywards Heath (London Bridge/Victoria from 42 minutes) www.southernrailway.co.uk
Road Links: The A23 can be accessed in Bolney and provides excellent road access to the south coast, Gatwick Airport (15 miles), London and the M25.
Schools: There are a number of highly regarded schools in the area, both state and private. www.westsussex.gov.uk/ccm/navigation/education
The Coach House and Stables is situated within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in a tucked away, rural location on the edge of the village of Bolney. It is understood to have been built to designs by Edward Barry RA and is of coursed stone, with casement windows under a tiled roof, surmounted by a clock tower. The building was constructed in about 1869 and used by the architects and builders, Cubitt, as offices during the construction of the nearby mansion Wykehurst Park. The property has since been the subject of a major conversion, completed in 2005 and resulting in a substantial and uniquely designed home.
The property is L-shaped, extending to two sides of an attractive, brick paved courtyard approached through tall double gates. The substantial and very versatile accommodation is arranged over three floors, offering very well proportioned rooms, ideal for flexible family living. The principle reception spaces are largely open plan, with high ceilings throughout and a number of galleried areas, to complement both the generous proportions of the building and modern design of the interior. The property is designed in such a way that the stable conversion could be utilised as separate living accommodation, if desired.
A wide front door opens to the spacious entrance hall, from which the principle staircase rises to the first and second floors. Adjacent to off the hall is a large study, which leads to a fantastic games room (which could be used as a further reception room), with a shower room, full height windows and doors opening to the courtyard.
The double aspect drawing room has French doors opening to the garden and features a brick fireplace with oak surround and stone hearth. An inset fish tank acts as an internal window to the superb and contemporary kitchen/breakfast/living room, which is accessed by double doors from the hall and is a substantial, light and bright room with doors opening to both the central courtyard and rear garden. The kitchen is fitted with a range of solid oak units, complemented by black granite worktops, an inset double Butler sink and a central island. A spiral staircase rises to a galleried, formal dining area.
The spacious master bedroom suite is on the first floor and is a very attractive room, benefitting from a dressing area with range of built in wardrobes and an en suite bathroom with suite including a bath, separate shower cubicle and twin basins.
There are three further bedrooms, a sitting room and a bathroom on the first floor, which can either be accessed via a secondary staircase rising from the games room or from a separate door and staircase from the courtyard; offering the potential to create a self-contained annexe or large guest suite.
Second floor with galleried sitting room, bathroom and two vaulted bedrooms; one with French doors to a private balcony overlooking the gardens and the other with a skylight opening to the clock tower. From the landing is access to a large attic space over the western wing of the property.
Within the gated courtyard are two stone built out buildings; comprising a garage with wide double doors and stairs rising to a first floor storage area, and a store with double doors, a further door and steps leading down to the rear garden and an integral gardeners' WC.
The gardens lie to the east of the house and are approached through a gate from the courtyard by a flight of steps, which lead down to a brick terrace lying adjacent to the house and to an enclosed lawn, with central magnolia and lovely views to the south over the parkland-like grounds of the Wykehurst Park estate. From the terrace, there are brick steps leading down to the cellar. A gate opens to the driveway, beyond which is a further area of garden, interspersed with a variety of trees and shrubs and including the footings of a former forge. To the north of this is a grass field.
In all, the gardens extend to about 0.92 of an acre.
Rights of Way
The property is sold with the benefit of a right of way over the estate road that runs between Colwood Lane to the west and London Road, Bolney to the east.
The property protected as if it was a Listed Building of Architectural or Historic Interest, as it was historically within the curtilage of nearby Wykehurst Park, listed Grade II*.
From Haywards Heath proceed west on the A272 and follow the signs to Cuckfield. In the centre of the village, turn right onto the B2036. At the mini-roundabout in the Whitemans Green, bear left onto the B2115. Continue past the golf club on the right hand side and turn left towards the A/M23. After going over the A23, take the first left into Colwood Lane. Continue for just over a mile and after passing Jeremy's Lane, the driveway to Wykehurst Park can be found on the left hand side, with the Lodge house at the entrance. Bear left where the drive forks and The Coach House and Stables can be found after a short distance.