5 bedroom detached house for saleCross Colwood Lane, Bolney, West Sussex, RH17
Under Offer £1,950,000
- 5 Bedrooms & 3 Bathrooms
- 2 Dressing Rooms
- 4 Reception Rooms
- Kitchen/Breakfast Room
- Ground Floor annexe
- Entertaining Barn
- Swimming Pool
- Beautiful Gardens
- In all about 9 acres.
Chatesgrove is an exceptionally attractive country house listed as being of early 17th century origin with timber framed elevations under a Horsham stone roof. Throughout the property many of the period features have been retained including exposed timbers and fine inglenook fireplaces in both the drawing room and dining room.
On the ground floor is a suite of 4 reception rooms comprising a double aspect drawing room with limed oak beams and a wood burner set in the inglenook fireplace; dining room with oak frame and mullioned leaded windows; study with stone fireplace, part oak panelling and carved oak frieze and a music room with fitted book and display shelving.
The kitchen/breakfast has Clive Christian fittings and built in appliances including a Falcon Range. Beyond is the former staff accommodation which now provides a family room, utility, boot room/bedroom and cloakroom with plumbing for a bath/shower if required.
On the first floor is a magnificent principal suite with a vaulted bedroom, oak fitted dressing room and bathroom. There are 3 further bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and above are open plan loft rooms providing bedroom 5 and playroom facilities.
Chatesgrove is situated in a delightful rural location approached by country lanes and set amidst beautiful countryside between the villages of Bolney and Warninglid. Haywards Heath and Horsham are about 7 miles and 9 miles respectively, each providing comprehensive shopping and leisure facilities and main line rail services to London. The A23 is about 2 miles providing access to Brighton, Gatwick Airport, the M25 and the national motorway network. There are excellent sporting facilities in the area including golf at Mannings Heath and Cottesmore, show jumping at Hickstead and racing at Plumpton and Brighton. Nearby schools include Handcross Park, Cottesmore, Hurstpierpoint College and Ardingly College. There are many miles of beautiful walks and rides over the surrounding countryside, much of which is within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The landscaped gardens which surround the house are truly stunning with sweeping lawns, flagstone paths and terraces, numerous specimen trees and shrubs and a water feature which flows through the grounds is crossed by foot bridges and bordered by stone rockeries.
From the lane double gates set within a timber and Horsham stone archway open onto a drive which rises through banks of rhododendrons and leads to a large flagstone courtyard adjoining the house. A second drive adjacent to the field opens into a parking area with a gate opening on to the main drive.
A detached period barn has been converted to provide an excellent entertaining facility with a flagstone floor, a raised wood burner set in a brick fireplace and a fitted kitchen area. To one side is a heated swimming pool (41'9 x 19'9 plus a Roman End) set in a paved surround and above the pool area is a greenhouse and outbuilding housing the filtration plant.
From the house lawns rise to the north and lead to a walled garden with wisteria, roses, a fig tree and a corner seat. Lying to the east of the gardens is a field with a former timber and tiled piggery.
In all the gardens and grounds extend to about 9 acres.
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