8 bedroom detached house for saleMarringdean Road, Billingshurst, West Sussex, RH14
Sold STC £1,990,000
- over 7300 square feet
- main line station 1 mile
- 6 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms
- 3 reception rooms
- Clive Christian Kitchen/Breakfast Room
- large 2 bedroom annexe
- indoor swimming pool
- tennis court
- gardens & paddock
- in all about 6.3 acres.
The accommodation is arranged over 2 floors with the principal rooms opening from the large Reception Hall with polished Walnut flooring which extends throughout the Drawing Room and Study/Formal Dining Room. The double aspect Drawing Room has an impressive inglenook style fireplace and double doors opening to the Conservatory which has a tiled floor and fitted blinds.
In the heart of the house is the Clive Christian fitted Kitchen/Breakfast Room fitted with an extensive range of units and appliances including a 6 oven Aga and a central granite topped island unit with an octagonal lantern roof light above. An arch from the Kitchen opens to an informal Dining Area which in turn opens to the Swimming Pool. There is also a large Study/Formal Dining Room and a well fitted Utility room.
On the first floor are 6 Bedrooms and 3 Bath/Shower Rooms, including the Master Suite with Dressing Room and Bathroom and a Guest Suite with Shower Room and Balcony.
The ground floor Annexe provides exceptionally spacious self contained accommodation ideal for guests or relatives and is accessed by a separate entrance from the drive or internally from the main house. The Annexe comprises a spacious Drawing Room, well fitted Kitchen opening to a Dining Room, 2 Bedrooms, one with an ensuite Bathroom and a separate Shower Room.
Adjoining the house is a superb indoor swimming pool complex comprising a 35' pool set in a tiled surround and with a Jacuzzi hot tub set to one corner. Cloakroom, Shower/Changing Room and Plant Room with heat exchanger and filtration unit.
The property is situated in a beautiful semi rural location about 1.7 miles to the south of the centre of the village of Billingshurst which provides a good selection of shops and sporting and recreational facilities. Billingshurst main line station is about 1 mile (London Victoria/London Bridge from 67 minutes). The larger centres of Horsham and Guildford are approximately 10 miles and 21 miles respectively and Gatwick Airport about 25 miles. There is an excellent selection of schools in the area including The Weald (Billingshurst), Farlington and Cranleigh. Recreational facilities in the area include golf at Slinfold, Rookwood Park, Horsham Golf and Fitness Club and the West Sussex Golf Club at Pulborough. Show jumping at Hickstead, polo at Cowdray Park and over the surrounding countryside there are many miles of beautiful walks and rides. The property is ideally situated for a purchaser requiring a rural setting yet within easy reach of excellent facilities and communications.
From Marringdean Road twin entrance drives, flanked by brick pillars and walling and bordered by lawns and mature trees and shrubs, provide extensive parking to the front of the property and access to both the attached garage and detached double garage.
The gardens are a delightful feature with sweeping lawns, stone terracing with balustrading and a variety of mature trees and shrubs. Beyond the lawns are the floodlit tennis court, orchard and summerhouse. The house and gardens extend to about 1.7 acres. Beyond the gardens and with an additional separate vehicular access is a paddock of about 4.6 acres with an adjoining stable block, greenhouse and vegetable garden. In all the gardens and grounds extend to about 6.3 acres. A public footpath extends along one side of the paddock adjacent to the garden boundary.
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