5 bedroom detached house for saleWaterlands Lane, Rowhook, West Sussex, RH12
- 4 bedrooms
- 4 bath/shower rooms
- 4 reception rooms
- kitchen & utility room
- detached cottage with planning to replace
- garaging & stabling
- swimming pool
- mature gardens & pasture
- in all about 8.3 acres
Waterland is a well-presented 17th century Grade II farmhouse with later additions. The elevations are of traditional black and white timbering, part tile hung under a Horsham stone and clay tiled roof. Internally there is a wealth of period features including an inglenook fireplace with bread oven, a beehive fireplace, exposed timbers and both wood and flagstone flooring. For the property's age and style the ceilings are of a good height. From its elevated position the property commands magnificent southerly views across Sussex to the South Downs.
The reception hall opens to both the drawing room and the dining/music room creating a spacious open-plan area of great character. Beyond the kitchen, which has an Aga, is the breakfast room/dining room which has the benefit of air conditioning.
The later extension provides a stunning vaulted summer lounge with a mezzanine upper level and large glass doors opening onto a raised decking area which enjoys the outstanding views An ensuite bedroom leads from the lounge creating a potential annexe.
On the first floor there is a spacious landing, currently configured as a study, a master bedroom suite with dressing room and a well appointed shower room, two further bedrooms and a family bathroom.
Set to one side and with the benefit of its own driveway if required, the cottage provides excellent self-contained facilities for family or guests. The accommodation comprises an attractive kitchen/breakfast room and open-plan living room with a vaulted ceiling, fine views and a log burner, bedroom with an en suite bathroom and a separate cloakroom.
Horsham 5 miles (Victoria/London Bridge from 52 minutes), Guildford 17 miles (London Waterloo from 37 minutes), Gatwick 19 miles, Central London 38 miles. (All distances are approximate)
The property is situated in the rural hamlet of Rowhook, close to the West Sussex/Surrey border and surrounded by beautiful countryside. The town of Horsham is within 5 miles and offers an excellent range of shops, restaurants and recreational facilities. The village of Cranleigh lies about 7 miles to the north west and the larger towns of Guildford and Dorking are about 17 and 13 miles away respectively. The property is located a short walk along a picturesque lane to the popular Chequers Inn.
Communications are excellent with main line train services to London Victoria/London Bridge available from Billingshurst, Horsham and Gatwick Airport and to London Waterloo from Guildford. There is easy access to the national motorway network and Gatwick airport via the A29, A24 and M23/M25.
A wide choice of schools nearby include Pennthorpe, Farlington, Cranleigh School, Duke of Kent at Ewhurst, St Catherine's at Bramley and Millais and Tanbridge schools in Horsham.
Sporting and recreational facilities in the area include golf at Slinfold, Rookwood (Horsham) and Wildwood (Alfold) and over the surrounding countryside there are many miles of beautiful walks and rides including the Downs Link.
From the lane electric entrance gates open onto a drive which leads to a large parking area and an oak framed double garage, currently used as a games room, with carport and cloakroom.
The property is set well within its beautiful mature gardens which are principally laid to lawn with many established trees and shrubs and a selection of sunken and decorative ponds. To the north of the entrance drive and within a secluded area of garden is a swimming pool with a paved surround and terrace. There are 2 large timber outbuildings, summer house and a stable block.
To the south of the gardens is an area of pasture. In all the gardens and grounds extend to about 8.3 acres.
Planning permission has been granted to replace the existing cottage with a new 3 bedroom detached cottage arranged over 2 floors with a separate drive approach (DC/15/20/53 & DC/15/20/52)
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