A quintessential small country estate with excellent equestrian facilities

Set within glorious gardens and grounds, Saucelands dates back to the 16th century, with later skilful and sympathetic additions combining to create a truly sensational family home. Faithful to its period, the house has classic red and brown brick elevations with mullioned windows under a clay tiled roof, all complemented by mature wisteria and climbing roses. The property has been in the same family for 75 years and therefore presents a rare opportunity for those seeking an equestrian gem, in an idyllic peaceful location. Although enjoying tranquil seclusion, Saucelands is well-placed for local amenities and transport links.

In addition to the main house, there is ancillary accommodation in the form of a detached cottage/annexe and a separate self-contained apartment above the garaging, equestrian facilities, a ménage, and substantial office space in two separate buildings.

Internally, the house doesn’t disappoint. This appealing and fascinating property successfully blends period features with the luxuries of modern-day-living and is equally suited to both family living and formal entertaining. The generously proportioned rooms are arranged over three floors and although there are unusually high ceilings for a house of this period, typical features prevail, including original exposed beams, fireplaces, wood latch doors, flagstone floors, and mullioned windows.

A charming porch, with built-in seating and a studded arch door, leads directly into the reception hall which, with its original flagstone floor and fireplace with insert log burning stove, sets the scene and the immense character of the house soon becomes apparent. The adjoining triple-aspect drawing room boasts an inglenook fireplace with an inset log burning stove and enjoys direct access to the rear patio, as does the generous dining room.

The contemporary kitchen, with its travertine tiled floor that extends through to the breakfast room and utility room, is stylishly fitted with bespoke solid wood units, granite work surfaces, and a peninsular, integral Neff appliances and an electric Aga. This room is open-plan to the beautifully appointed triple-aspect breakfast room with an impressive beamed vaulted ceiling and double doors opening out to the patio which takes full advantage of the southerly aspect. There is an adjoining utility room with its own outside access and a larder. The ground floor accommodation is completed by a guest cloakroom.

The first floor accommodation is equally as enthralling and includes a spacious principal suite comprising a light and airy triple-aspect bedroom with wonderful views over the gardens and grounds, a sizeable dressing room and a charming bathroom. There are three further bedrooms on this level, serviced by a spacious contemporary bathroom and a separate WC, and a potential study area. The upper floor provides flexible living space comprising two bedrooms, a bathroom and a generously proportioned room with a vaulted ceiling that is currently used as a sitting room/games room, ideal as further entertaining space. This room benefits from a large under-eaves storage space; all bedrooms have wash hand basins, some concealed.

Cottage/Annexe To the north side of the house is a detached cottage/annexe comprising a sitting/dining room, kitchen, utility room, bedroom and bathroom

Flat above Garage A self-contained apartment located above the garaging and situated close to the main stable yard, thereby providing ideal groom/staff accommodation. The accommodation comprises a kitchen/sitting/dining room, bedroom and shower room.

This property has 51.34 acres of land.

Outside

Gardens and grounds The property is accessed via a sweeping gravelled carriage driveway that curves around a picturesque natural pond and creates a striking and memorable first impression. A spur leads to the house and culminates in a parking area with a central turning circle, whilst a barn-style triple garage located to the side of the driveway, provides additional parking. The grounds are truly a wonderful feature of the property, successfully combining gardens and equestrian facilities to create an outstanding setting for the property. The meticulously maintained formal gardens have been thoughtfully and creatively planted to provide year-round interest and contain manicured lawns, a variety of specimen plants, shrubs and trees, a working well within a parterre style garden beneath a wisteria clad pergola, and an outdoor swimming pool (heated by an air source heat pump) and a tennis court, enclosed by clipped hedging and herbaceous borders to provide privacy and shelter. An extensive patio area to the rear of the house provides the perfect spot in which to enjoy the outlook over the gardens. In addition to the formal gardens, there are paddocks, meadow and a small orchard (apple, pear and plum)

Stable/studio/office building: A substantial building that would suit those wishing to work/run a business from home and comprising a studio, a sound booth, four offices/storage rooms and a kitchen.

Office building Also suited to those seeking to work from home and comprising a 34 ft. office with a kitchenette and its own outside access, and three further smaller offices, two of which have their own entrances.

Outbuildings A barn-style triple garage with apartment above, garden stores and gardener’s wc.

Stable yard 1 An enclosed yard with hard-standing and a choice of three entrance gates (one vehicular). To one side, there is a stable block housing eight stables and a tack room and to the opposite side, there are two further stables. Situated just outside the yard is an open-barn with two internal stables and ample parking space for horse boxes and/or machinery. There is independent vehicular access to Saucelands Lane.

Stable yard 2 To one side is a stable block comprising three further stables, hay room and a tack room whilst to the opposite side is a further building housing two stables and an open-fronted store. There is vehicular access to Saucelands Lane and also a further two stables, a tack room and a wood store, and a horse box barn with an internal stable and parking space for horse boxes and/ or machinery. There is vehicular access to Saucelands Lane and also to an ‘all weather’manège.

Situation

Saucelands enjoys a peaceful rural setting less than a mile from the hamlet of Coolham, with its popular William Penn Primary School, a Montessori nursery school and The Selsey Arms Pub. The village of Billingshurst is about 4 miles to the north-west and offers a variety of shops/amenities for everyday needs, as well as a mainline station to London Victoria.

The bustling market town of Horsham, about 7.8 miles distance to the north, offers more extensive shopping/recreational facilities including the Swan Walk shopping centre, and The Capitol – a multi-purpose Arts venue. The A24 is easily accessible, as well as further good road connections to Guildford, Brighton, Gatwick Airport and the national motorway network. There are regular main line train services to both London Victoria (from 55 minutes) and London Bridge (from 57 minutes), from Horsham.

Sporting amenities in the region include golf at the West Sussex Club, Mannings Heath and Cottesmore, and cricket, hockey and tennis at the Horsham Sports Club. For the equestrian enthusiast, polo may be enjoyed at Knepp Castle, Cowdray Park and The Hurtwood, horse racing at Fontwell Park, Plumpton and Goodwood (the latter also known for motor racing), and show jumping at Hickstead. The South Downs National Park provides many miles of beautiful walks and bridleways, with The Downs Link close by.

The area is also well served with excellent schools in both the state and private sectors, including Coolham Primary School (William Penn), Farlington, Christ’s Hospital, The Weald, Pennthorpe and Seaford College.

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Other features

  • 6 Bedroom main house with 4 Reception rooms
  • 1-Bedroom cottage
  • 1-Bedroom flat
  • Offices
  • 2 Stable yards
  • Manege
  • Tennis court and swimming pool
  • Paddocks
  • About 51.34 acres

Other details

  • Floorplan
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Ref: LON210006

Saucelands Lane, Coolham Horsham West Sussex RH13

Guide Price
£4,000,000

Ref: LON210006

Saucelands Lane, Coolham Horsham West Sussex RH13

Guide Price
£4,000,000