6 bedroom detached house for saleThe Drive, Ifold, Billingshurst, West Sussex, RH14
Sold STC £850,000
- Planning for 5635 sq.ft house
- indoor swimming pool
- 3 bay garaging
- existing detached cottage
- access to bridlepath
- canal & river frontage
An outstanding development opportunity - bordered by the Wey & Arun Canal and the River Lox, a mature 14 acre site with planning permission to construct a new country house with indoor swimming pool and three bay car port (in all extending to over 8,000 sq ft). Existing detached secondary accommodation, stabling, manege, pole barn and post and rail paddocks.
The site is situated in a beautiful rural and peaceful setting adjoining the Wey & Arun Canal which is currently being restored and is bordered on its western and southern boundaries by the River Lox. Ifold is situated between the villages of Plaistow and Loxwood, each about 2 miles and a short distance to the south of the Surrey/West Sussex border. Ifold comprises individual detached houses accessed by private roads. The larger centres of Billingshurst (6 miles), Cranleigh (8 miles), Haslemere (9 miles), Horsham (13 miles) and Guildford (15 miles) provide comprehensive shopping facilities and from both Haslemere and Guildford there are main line rail services to London Waterloo and from Billingshurst to London Victoria/London Bridge. The village is surrounded by beautiful open countryside and the Wey & Arun Canal which is undergoing extensive restoration works provides a truly unique leisure facility. Adjoining the canal and with direct access from the property is a bridleway which links with a network of footpaths and bridlepaths including the Sussex border path, providing many miles of beautiful walks and rides. Additional sporting facilities include the nearby Foxbridge Golf Club as well as golf at Wildwood (Alfold), polo at Cowdray Park and sailing on Chichester Harbour. Within easy reach there is an excellent selection of schools including village schools in Loxwood and Plaistow and Farlington near Horsham, Cranleigh School and St Catherine's at Bramley.
The Site - The land is accessed from the private road over its own long entrance drive which crosses the River Lox by a wooden bridge and which then extends between its own paddocks, passing the manege and stables before terminating in a parking area near to the existing bungalow which will be demolished to make way for the new house. The land is laid mainly to pasture and presently arranged as seven post and railed paddocks with water supply and troughs. There are cross country jumps in the largest field. Bordering the drive and land there are a number of mature trees, one with a wooden treehouse and there is an apple orchard. STABLING - constructed in 2009 by Redmire and comprising five stables and tack room with liquid rubber floor covering and automatic drinkers. Adjacent small kitchen and WC, post and railed yard with electricity and water supply. Original planning permission for the stables allowed an additional stable. MANEGE - 50m x 25m, floodlit JB Arenas school with all weather 'Equirubber' surface. POLE BARN and ADDITIONAL STORES. MODERN DETACHED COTTAGE - providing secondary accommodation with attractive timber clad elevations over a brick base and comprising sitting room with kitchen facilities and a wood burning stove, bedroom and bathroom. Adjacent paved patio. The site enjoys a high degree of privacy and is bordered on the east side by the Wey & Arun Canal, to the south and west by the River Lox and to the north by paddocks. In all the grounds extend to about 13.57 acres.
Planning - In October 2011 planning was granted for a replacement dwelling on the site (PS/11/03472/FUL). The approved design provides for a substantial family house with accommodation arranged over three floors of approximately 5,635 sq ft together with an indoor swimming pool with changing facilities and an adjoining three bay car port, in all approximately 8,041 sq ft (figures to be verified). Copies of the proposed floor plans are attached and additional information is available upon request. SERVICES - mains water and electricity are connected. An electricity supply has been laid to the front entrance for the installation of electric gates. A new private drainage system will be required for the new house.
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