Guide price £3,600,000
Holford Manor lies in beautiful rural location, at the end of a long shared private lane, and is approached over Chailey Common Nature Reserve. Understood to have origins dating from the late 17th century with later additions, the property has been totally refurbished to an exacting standard offering stylish living for family life and entertaining, surrounded by majestic views of the gardens and Sussex countryside. The house is mainly made of brick, sandstone and colour washed lower elevations, with principally tile hung upper elevations, under a mainly pitched clay tiled roof. The house has a welcoming entrance hall with central staircase leading to the first floor. There is a gorgeous newly fitted and reconfigured kitchen, with fitted units, breakfast island and formal dining area. The current owners have opened up this space with views through large floor to ceiling glass windows and doors, offering spectacular views of the grounds beyond. There is a large office with bespoke fitted bookshelves and cupboards and a utility room off the kitchen, and a downstairs cloakroom off the hall. On the other side of the hall is a delightful snug/tv room and off this room is an elegant, panelled double-aspect formal drawing room, with an open fireplace and doors leading through to the garden. The well-arranged ground floor accommodation is complemented on the first floor by a large principal suite, a major feature of the property, comprising a generous bedroom, bathroom and large, bespoke, handmade, fitted oak dressing room with central island and dressing table. On the other side of the hall are two beautifully appointed double bedrooms with ensuite shower rooms and on the second floor is a lovely guest bedroom suite with a large bedroom/sitting area and stylish ensuite bathroom with claw freestanding bath. The property offers an incredible opportunity to purchase a beautiful family home, in total seclusion and privacy surrounded by its own grounds and fields, a piece of Sussex heaven. Holford Manor is approached via large electric oak gates, from which the property's private entrance drive leads past the large four bay garaging and picturesque pond to a wide parking area adjacent to the house. From the parking area, a brick paved path leads through the garden to the rear of the house. Immediately to the front of the house is a wide York stone terrace with steps leading down to an ornamental pond. The gardens at Holford Manor surround the property and provide a superb setting for this lovely family home, having been beautifully landscaped by the current owners, offering formal and informal areas, including a stunning paved ornamental pond with water fountain and rose garden, magnificent trees, clipped hedging, herbaceous and perennial borders, a kitchen garden for vegetables and flowers, paved terraces, arboretums, and wide sweeping views across the surrounding fields. To the northwest of the main house, encircled by hedging and gardens, is a delightful two-bedroom cottage, with kitchen and bathroom and a private rear garden, ideal for guests or ancillary accommodation. Beyond the cottage to the west lies a newly refurbished and built indoor swimming pool complex with shower/changing room and seating area and an all-weather tennis court. There is a large array of outbuildings and stores, including polytunnels, greenhouses, sheds, stables, workshop and tractor stores. The gardens and grounds provide a superb setting for this beautiful period house, which is NOT listed and affords some wonderful views over the surrounding countryside, sitting on its own land of circa 50 Acres. Holford Manor is located in the quiet and beautiful countryside to the north of the South Downs near North Chailey and just 3 minutes' drive away from the lovely village of Newick with a baker, butcher, post office, great pubs and a coffee shop. The old market town of Haywards Heath lies some 8 miles to the northwest and provides an extensive range of shopping and recreational facilities, together with an excellent train service to Victoria/London Bridge in circa 42 minutes. The historic county town of Lewes is about 7 miles, with Gatwick Airport being some 22 miles to the northwest. The South Coast and the city of Brighton & Hove is about 14 miles, whilst the A23 lies to the west of Haywards Heath providing fast access to the M23/M25. There is an excellent selection of established preparatory and public schools in the area. These include Great Walstead, Cumnor House, Brambletye, Hurstpierpoint College, Ardingly, Burgess Hill School for Girls, Lewes Old Grammar School, Roedean, Benenden and Brighton College. The stunning surrounding countryside provides a vast range of sporting and recreational activities. Plumpton Racecourse, Glyndebourne, Goodwood, Ardingly showground, the South Coast and Brighton are all within easy reach. The local footpaths provide a vast network of stunning walks many leading towards the beautiful South Downs National Park. There are numerous excellent Golf courses nearby including Mid Sussex, Piltdown, Royal Ashdown and the East Sussex National courses, as well as reservoirs for water sports.
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