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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Ketches Lane, Nr Danehill, Haywards Heath, West Sussex

Under Offer £2,600,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 4 Reception rooms
  • Kitchen/breakfast room
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Self-contained cottages
  • Oast store room
  • Tennis court
  • Swimming pool
  • Garaging and further outbuildings
  • EPC: F

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Freshfield Manor is understood to have origins dating from the 1800's, with later additions. The house provides light and well-proportioned accommodation over two floors, with many of the principal rooms benefiting from magnificent southerly views over the property's land and unspoilt countryside beyond.

The reception rooms are ideally arranged for formal and informal entertaining. Features within the house include polished wood floors, attractive fireplaces in both the drawing room and sitting room, flagstone floors in the entrance vestibule and study, and extensive built-in book shelving with cupboards in the sitting room. The generous kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with an extensive range of fitted units and has a two oven Aga. The ground floor accommodation is complemented on the first floor by a generous principal suite, five further bedrooms - 2 ensuites and a shower room.

The Cottage
Situated a short distance from the house is a substantial brick and tile building providing a two bedroom self-contained cottage over two floors which provides excellent secondary accommodation and would be ideal for an au-pair, staff or teenagers. Part of the ground floor of the building provides garaging.

In addition to the main house and the cottage, this single storey property lies a short distance to the west of the main house and provides well presented two bedroom accommodation. Features include a generous entrance hall with full-height windows, a large open plan vaulted kitchen/dining/sitting room and a particularly generous principal bedroom with a wooden floor. To the southern side of Kingswood is a wide paved terrace from which there is a lovely outlook over the grounds

Freshfield Manor lies in a stunning rural position, in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty well away from main roads. The property occupies a glorious elevated position with outstanding far-reaching views over the surrounding unspoilt countryside.

The village of Danehill is about 2 miles, with its church and primary school, whilst the larger village of Horsted Keynes is a similar distance with its village store, primary school and two public houses. The historic village of Lindfield is about 3.5 miles, providing a range of shops for everyday needs including a mini-supermarket.

The property is ideally located for the commuter, with Haywards Heath station about 5 miles distant and provides a regular service to London Victoria and London Bridge in about 47 minutes. The larger regional centres in the area, East Grinstead and Lewes are about 10 and 12 miles respectively.

There are an excellent selection of preparatory and public schools in the area, including Cumnor House, Great Walstead, Ardingly College, Worth School, Brambletye, Brighton College and Hurst.

Freshfield Manor is approached from Ketches Lane via electrically operated wrought iron entrance gates which give access to the property's gravel drive. The drive continues past
Kingswood to the main house where there is a large parking area.

Immediately to the southern side of the main house is a wide sheltered stone paved terrace from which there is a wonderful view over the property's land and open countryside beyond. From the terrace, steps lead down to a large lawn which is bordered by various well stocked herbaceous beds. Adjoining the southern side of the lawn is a large open area of pasture land.

Situated a short distance to the east of the main house is the heated swimming pool, which is set within a stone surround with a timber summer house to one corner. Adjacent to the pool is an octagonal weatherboard and tile two storey pool house which provides a changing room and shower with a store room below. Beyond the swimming pool is the all-weather tennis court. From the tennis court the land slopes gently down to a large picturesque stocked pond with an island. Beyond the pond is an attractive area of mixed woodland which has a mass of bluebells in spring and is traversed by a number of rides and paths. To the far end of the woodland is a corrugated barn approx 32'9" x 25' externally
(9.98m x 7.62m).

Located to one side of the entrance drive is a substantial brick and tile outbuilding providing a garden tractor store and log store with a first floor workshop/storeroom.

The gardens, grounds and land at Freshfield Manor provide a spectacular setting for this
wonderful country house. In all about 46.75 acres.(18.92 ha)

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Added on Rightmove:
16 March 2016

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