Horsham Estate Agents
215-217 High Street
Believed to date to 1893, with an appealing façade of red-brick and tile-hung elevations, along with ornate chimney stacks, The Pools has been the subject of comprehensive enhancement and offers over 4,500 sq ft of characterful accommodation, where period charm is deftly blended with contemporary interior design. The reception hall offers a warm welcome, with the mellow tones of oak panelling to the walls and the grandeur of a wooden, bifurcated staircase, along with an inglenook fireplace. There are two reception rooms to either side, a formal dining room offering the perfect setting for hosting guests and a sitting room which provides relaxed comfort with bi-folding doors for views over and access to the garden. The heart of the home can be found in the adjacent kitchen/breakfast and family room where further bifolding doors provide a link to the outside. Fitted with bespoke oak cabinetry, topped with granite work surfaces, and with integrated appliances, the kitchen has a breakfast bar unit which creates a subtle divide to the adjoining dining and casual seating area. Ancillary space is provided by utility with an adjoining boot room, while a study and two cloakrooms complete the lower-level rooms.
On the first floor, the light-filled principal bedroom occupies the extent of the south easterly elevation and enjoys the benefit of access to a balcony, a well-fitted dressing room and an en suite shower room with walk in shower and dual basins. There are three further bedrooms, two of which have the advantage of en suite facilities and a stylish family bathroom, with free-standing tub. Supplemental accommodation, with a shower room, is provided on the upper level of the detached building, which offers garaging below.
This property has 10.37 acres of land.
The gardens and grounds are particularly noteworthy being beautifully designed and maintained, and providing a secluded, peaceful outdoor haven. The property is approached via electronically operated gates onto a lane which links to a length of gravelled driveway leading to the house, garaging and annexe. A large paved terrace adjoins the home with direct access from the snug, family room and study, offering a seamless transition from the inside to the outside. A low-wall borders the terrace with steps leading down to a lawned area of the garden, where clipped hedging, well-stocked-beds and specimen trees create a pleasing sanctuary and the gentle slope leads down to a natural pond. Beyond the immediate garden, the grounds provide meadows with mown pathways, an orchard, light woodland and statuesque, mature trees, and there is provision to keep chickens and goats. Additional outbuildings comprise a three-stall stable block and sheds for storage.
The property is situated on the southern fringes of Henfield, a thriving Sussex village just outside the South Downs National Park. With local independent shops in Henfield together with a supermarket, a bank, public houses and restaurants. Horsham and Brighton provide a comprehensive range of shopping, leisure and recreational facilities. There are train services from Hassocks, Haywards Heath and Horsham mainline stations and both the A23 and A24 are within easy reach linking to the major road network. Schooling in the vicinity includes Christs Hospital, Hurstpierpoint College, Lancing College, Tanbridge House, Handcross Park and Farlington School
From Henfield village High Street proceed south along the High Street and at the mini roundabout at the end, fork right signposted Shoreham. After about a mile turn left down a country track and the property can be found at the end.Read more