Director, Horsham and Guildford Regional AgencyGuildford Estate AgentsHorsham Estate Agents
A Grade II Listed country residence with and outbuildings, stables and selfcontained apartment.
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A splendid timber-framed with painted brick infilling, family home which is believed to date to C17, with sympathetic renovations and enhancements having been carried out over the prevailing years. A wealth of period characteristics are showcased within the property, including exposed timbers, feature fireplaces, original brick and stonework, all of which blend perfectly with the contemporary styling to suit a modern lifestyle. On the ground floor, elegant reception areas are complemented by the mellow tones of wood flooring and comprise a sitting room, formal dining room and a snug, along with an office. The open ambience of the dining area and adjoining kitchen creates a relaxing sociable setting with the rustic terracotta tiles extending through to the adjacent utility room. Fitted with wood-fronted cabinetry, topped with stone work surfaces, the kitchen also features an island unit and a breakfast bar which forms a subtle divide to the dining area and is the heart of the home. On the first floor, a luxurious principal bedroom has a part-vaulted ceiling with stunning open timber framework and aperture to an adjoining sitting room, along with steps down into a stylishly designed en suite bathroom. There are five further bedrooms on the upper level, along with a well-appointed family bathroom and a smart shower room. Supplemental accommodation is provided on the first floor above the garage and workshop and offers a bedroom/sitting room, with kitchen and bathroom; whilst a further outbuilding offers the ideal leisure environment with a games room, kitchen and cloakroom, along with an adjacent gym with sauna.
This property has 5.18 acres of land.
Minstrels Wood is situated in a picturesque, rural setting to the north of Billingshurst, where amenities include shopping, a medical centre, butcher, cafes, pubs and restaurant. The village also offers a leisure centre with gym and swimming pool along with a mainline station with regular services to London Victoria (1 hour and 12 minutes) and the south coast. The market town of Horsham is within easy reach and provides a comprehensive range of facilities including John Lewis Home and Waitrose, Swan Walk shopping centre, a varied restaurant quarter, Horsham Park and Pavilions Leisure Centre. There are excellent road connections via the A272 and A24 to access Guildford, Brighton, Gatwick Airport and the M25 Motorway Network. The area is well served with excellent schools, which include Farlington, Dorset House, Christs Hospital, The Weald, Pennthorpe and Seaford College.
Neatly clipped low level evergreen hedging borders the gravelled driveway, which provides extensive parking and leads to the front of the house and to the outbuildings. The beautifully designed and maintained gardens include a parterre, flower beds of architectural symmetry, an expansive paved terrace with low brick wall enclosure and a second terrace with ornamental feature. Beyond the immediate garden, the grounds are laid to swathes of lawn interspersed with specimen and mature trees, with postand-rail fencing allowing views out across fields and paddocks. For equestrian enthusiasts, the property also provides three stable units and a tack-room with kitchenette and cloakroom plus a flood lit 20m x 40m ménage.
From the A272 Billingshurst, at the roundabout take the exit to join A29/Stane Street. Follow the road for approximately 0.6 mile and take the left turn onto Okehurst Lane. Continue for a short distance where the entrance to the property will be found on the left-hand side.Read all
- Reception hall
- 4 Reception rooms
- 6 Bedrooms
- 3 Bathrooms
- Games room and separate gym
- Stables with flat above
- Flood lit Ménage
- Garden, land/Paddock
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