Mayes Lane, Warnham, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12
- Substantial Country House
- 6 Bedroom Main House
- Two 2 Bedroom Flats
- Extensive Equestrian Facilities
- Swimming Pool
- Tennis Court
- In all about 33 acres
- EPC Rating = E
Understood to date from around the turn of the 20th century Warnham Lodge Farm is a substantial country house with tile-hung elevations under a gabled and plain tiled roof. Formerly the home of a famous record producer, the recording studio was visited by many great musical names and it is not difficult to imagine that the property has witnessed some interesting times over the years. By comparison, the atmosphere today is one of rural calm and tranquillity.
The spacious and atmospheric reception rooms with access to garden terraces and the grounds make this the perfect house for entertaining on a grand scale. It is nevertheless still very much a house with comfortable family spaces delightfully arranged for informal family living.
Most rooms benefit from magnificent garden and country views on both ground and first floor and the bedrooms can easily be arranged to suit families across the generations.
The principal outbuilding is a substantial stable block and enclosed yard. These include four Monarch loose boxes, three smaller boxes, tack room, kitchen and various stores. The first floor is arranged as two apartments that would be ideally suited to secondary accommodation/home office or a range of other uses depending on needs.
There is an additional timber stable block of six boxes, built by Scott’s, of which two are currently arranged as a home gymnasium.
Further equestrian facilities include a Clayton horse-walker and a 60x25 metre all weather training arena by Charles Britton.
Also incorporated into the main stable block is a double and single garage, and an additional storage room. Formally used as the Recording Studio.
Gardens and Grounds
The gardens and grounds are a particular feature of the property and have been thoughtfully laid out and well maintained by the current owners.
It is approached from the lane via automatic gates with an entry-phone system and an attractive tree-lined 100 metre drive leading to a spacious forecourt and turning circle with a pretty pond, fountain and weeping willow. A short spur off the drive leads to the stables.
Lying mainly to the south and west of the house the formal garden comprises extensive paved terrace and barbecue areas that are accessible from the main reception rooms. It is totally secluded and ideally suited to both entertaining and family down time.
A 13x6 metre heated swimming pool and paved surround is located to the north west and a hard tennis court is nearby.
Beyond the formal area the remainder of the garden extends to the southern boundary and is laid mainly to lawn with spring flowers and a variety of mature trees and shrubs.
The remaining grounds lying mainly to the north and east are arranged as post and rail fenced paddocks or open pasture. The grass is well maintained and a wide mown path makes it possible to walk or drive a circuit with ease. Also to the north, there is a pretty area of light woodland with a carpet of bluebells in season. A short length of little-used public footpath crosses the land, well away and out of sight of the house
In all about 33 acres
Warnham Lodge Farm enjoys an idyllic rural situation, set far back from a quiet country lane and entirely surrounded by its own landscaped grounds. Its elevated setting also rewards with attractive distant views to Leith Hill.
Warnham is an ancient settlement with origins back to the 13th century and before. It is also the birthplace of the poet Shelley who grew up in the village. In many ways it is the archetypal English village with its period buildings, parish church, cricket green, pubs, and today it is a thriving place with a number of active community groups. The village stores and butchers between them provide for daily needs while a more extensive range of services may be found at nearby Horsham or at Dorking.
Communications are good with the main A24 road providing the north-south link between London and the coast and connecting with the M25 at Leatherhead for the airports and the national motorway network. There is also a good train service from Warnham or Horsham with journey time to London (Victoria) from 51 minutes.
The area benefits from an excellent choice of good schools including Warnham Primary, Farlington, Pennthorpe, Cranleigh and Hurstpierpoint College among several others.
Recreational opportunities include golf at a number of clubs within reach including, Slinfold Golf and Country Club, Mannings Heath and The West Sussex; polo at Hurtwood Park and Knepp Castle; racing at Epsom and Goodwood and sailing at Southwater. Hickstead Jumping Course and Equestrian Centre is located in West Sussex (18.1 miles from Warnham Lodge Farm). Of note there is a 1,000 acre Deer Park and nature reserve in the village of Warnham. There are also public sport and leisure centres in Dorking and Horsham. The surrounding countryside offers miles of walking and riding through some of our prettiest countryside.
Warnham Village 1mile (1.6 km); Warnham Station 1.7 miles (2.7km); Horsham 4 miles (6km); Dorking 10 miles (16km); Gatwick 16 miles (25km) Guildford 20 miles (32km); London 37 Miles (59km), London Victoria From 51 minutes
Square Footage: 9,810 sq ft
Acreage: 33 Acres
From London follow A24 south to Dorking and at the Deepdene roundabout continue ahead on A24. After 9.3 miles at Kingsfold by The Owl public house turn right onto Marches Road. After 0.8 miles turn left into Mayes Lane and after 0.7 miles the gated entrance to Warnham Lodge Farm will be found on the right-hand side. For users of the “what three words” app the reference is copiers.trainers.shun.
Mains water and electricity. Oil-fired central heating. Electric AGA Private Klargester drainage. Ultra High speed broadband. Security system.
Horsham District Council. Horsham, West Sussex
Photographs taken: July 2017
Energy Performance CertificatesMain HouseStable Flats
Mayes Lane, Warnham, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12
NEAREST STATIONSDistances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
- Warnham Station1.2 miles
- Littlehaven Station2.7 miles
- Horsham Station2.8 miles
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