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7 bedroom country house for sale

Henfield Road, Albourne, Nr Hickstead

Offers in Region of £1,500,000

Property Description

Key features

  • OFFERED WITH NO ONGOING CHAIN
  • IDEAL FOR MULT- OCCUPATIONAL LIVING
  • ABOUT 4.5 ACRES
  • POSSIBLE EQUESTRIAN USE
  • MATURE GARDENS
  • FLEXIBLE LIFESTYLE

Full description

A SPACIOUS LATE VICTORIAN Attached House With TWO SEPARATE COTTAGES And A SELF-CONTAINED FLAT Offering A Very Versatile Lifestyle Opportunity With Formal Gardens, Outbuildings & Land Of About 4.5 ACRES With EQUESTRIAN POSSIBILITIES

Situation - The property is situated in a semi-rural setting less than three miles from Henfield village which has a vibrant community with a High Street of shops and inns together with churches, library, leisure centre, modern medical centre and primary school. Mainline stations are available at Hassocks, Burgess Hill, Haywards Heath and Brighton, whilst the A23 is about five minutes drive affording easy access to the M23 and Gatwick Airport. There are a number of popular private schools within easy reach such as Hurstpierpoint College, Burgess Hill School For Girls and Lancing College. Theatres are available at Brighton and Chichester whilst there are excellent sporting and recreational facilities in the area including golf at Singing Hills, the Dyke and Mannings Heath, show jumping at Hickstead, racing at Goodwood, Brighton, Plumpton and Fontwell, whilst the South Downs National Park provides many miles of beautiful walks and bridle paths. The coast is about 8 miles distant.

Description - This is an exciting opportunity to acquire a substantial house mostly dating from the late Victorian era and being the larger portion of an original country mansion. The main house, which has been substantially improved and upgraded over the last year with a re-fitted kitchen and upgrading the heating and wiring, also has some solar panels on the roof. There is also a self-contained 2 bedroom apartment whilst in the grounds there are two delightful cottages which were converted from outbuildings in 2004 and 2013. The property has a wealth of outbuildings including a small annexe, storage and garaging and lots of parking areas. There are formal gardens with a magnificent Oak tree, kitchen gardens, lawns and vegetable area with greenhouse and a useful field offering equestrian opportunities. The property therefore would suit multi-occupational living as well as offering business opportunities.

Paynesfield North - From a parking area, you walk through what was once an old garage and is now a feature entrance with log storage area leading to a rear courtyard area with some views, small lawn, gravelled area, and coal store. There is an entrance door to a hallway with a utility room off and a cloakroom with w.c. and a large storage room which was originally a pantry. Adjoining this is a shower room with sauna and there is also a ground floor bedroom with wash hand basin and square bay window with a delightful outlook over the formal gardens and of the Oak tree. The kitchen and family room are partly open plan to each other and are a feature of the property the kitchen having been refitted last year. The family room has a woodburning stove set in a fireplace and a range of storage cupboards with light oak effect flooring to match the kitchen. The spacious kitchen is well fitted with double oven, microwave, coffee machine, integral dishwasher, hob and extractor and ample cupboards including a tall larder cupboard, pan drawers and pull-out bin and a large feature island unit incorporating a breakfast bar. There is also a rear entrance door.

An inner hall has a staircase to the first floor with understairs cupboard and there is a utility room off with an original butlers sink, gas fired boiler, airing cupboard, and storage. There is a shower room with W.C off and storage cupboard. A double aspect study has a feature gothic window and another window overlooking the formal gardens, a fireplace and a door to the front porch. The fine drawing room is approached from the inner hall via glazed double doors and this lovely room has an opening bay window overlooking the terrace and gardens, This room also has a fireplace and a door to the front porch and a large storage cupboard.

From the inner hall, stairs lead to a landing with some borrowed light and a linen cupboard. The master bedroom overlooks the gardens and has wardrobes and a very spacious ensuite bathroom with a door to the landing and access to the loft. Walk-in wardrobe. Bedroom 2 is a very large room with window having a view towards Wolstonbury Hill. Off this room is an ensuite w.c. and dressing room, potentially ensuite bathroom Bedrooms 3 and 4 were originally one large room and could be converted back. The front bedroom has built-in wardrobes and the side bedroom 4 has a wash hand basin. From the landing a door leads to a lobby leading to the flat.

Self-Contained Flat - The flat can be approached via the landing or via an external staircase to its own front door. There is an entrance/utility area and the bathroom. A hallway with hatch to loft and window with a lovely outlook over the formal gardens and there is a w.c. off with high-level cistern. The kitchen/living room has a lovely view, a tiled fireplace, storage, and two bedrooms, the main bedroom being double aspect with lovely views of the Downs and Wolstonbury Hill.

Formal Gardens - The formal gardens lie mainly to the north and west and there is a large level lawn which was originally the croquet lawn to the original house. There is a magnificent Oak tree and a large screen of trees and laurel hedging. To the front of the house is a sun terrace and hedging screening the large gravelled parking area. Beyond the parking area, there is a garage block with light and power and attached to this is an ANNEXE with open plan kitchen/living room/bedroom with Woodburner, separate shower and separate w.c. and a mezzanine area. Paved area to the front. The whole property is approached via a long driveway with additional parking.

Stable Cottage - There is a covered area and a useful utility area with light and power and a stable door then leads into a delightful kitchen/dining room which overlooks the gardens with a utility room off and then there is a shower room with w.c. There is a charming sitting room which is vaulted with a feature woodburner and wooden floor with glazed double doors and a further door leading to a lovely courtyard. Stairs lead to a very useful landing/study area with velux windows. Off this landing is a vaulted bedroom with velux windows and an ensuite cloakroom. The cottage has bottled gas for cooking and some electric heating and there is a lovely cottagey feel.

Paynesfield North Cottage - This cottage adjoins Stable Cottage and is approached via a large recessed porch with a stable door opening into a lovely light and spacious open plan style kitchen/dining/living room with many features including wooden flooring, woodburner and bi-fold doors to the courtyard. The kitchen area overlooks the courtyard and has a stable door and a breakfast bar acting as a divide. An old door leads to the ground floor bedroom which also has bi-fold doors to the courtyard and a window with an ensuite bathroom with w.c. By the main stable door is a 'ship style' staircase leading to a lovely first floor vaulted bedroom with views over the garden and ensuite cloakroom with w.c.

Courtyard - Stable Cottage and Paynesfield North Cottage share an enclosed south-facing courtyard with a lovely veranda with old brick paving. This well-enclosed sun-trap has a concrete and gravel area and a former stable has been converted to a useful shed.

Gardens - To the north of the cottages there is a very large area of garden which is divided by hedging with a small orchard area with apple trees. There is also an enclosed vegetable garden and a range of useful storage buildings with a garage at the end. There are further lawned areas, a greenhouse, two beehives and a large parking area off the driveway providing ample parking.

The Field - There is a large field accessed from the drive ideal as a paddock. Water and electricity have been connected in the past.

Agents Note - It may well be possible to acquire just the main house and formal gardens should a prospective purchaser be interested.

Property Misdescription Act 1991 - Although every effort has been taken in the production of these particulars, prospective purchasers should note:
1. All measurements are approximate. 2. Services to the property, appliances and fittings included in the sale are believed to be in working order (although they may have not been checked). 3. Prospective purchasers are advised to arrange their own tests and/or survey before proceeding with the purchase. 4. The agent has not checked the deeds to verify the boundaries. Intending purchasers should satisfy themselves via their solicitor as to the actual boundaries of the property.


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22 August 2019

Nearest stations

  • Hassocks (3.9 mi)
  • Burgess Hill (4.4 mi)
  • Wivelsfield (4.8 mi)
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1 Bishop Croft, High Street, Henfield, BN5 9DA

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1 Bishop Croft, High Street, Henfield, BN5 9DA

01273 839138 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Hassocks (3.9 mi)
  • Burgess Hill (4.4 mi)
  • Wivelsfield (4.8 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Stevens, Henfield

1 Bishop Croft, High Street, Henfield, BN5 9DA

01273 839138 Local call rate

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