Sheepwash Farm offers the rare opportunity to acquire an established circa 26 acre small holding within a rural, countryside situation on the outskirts of Horsham including mature bluebell woodland and part of a private lake. The farmhouse is believed to date back to around the 15th Century and offers a wealth of character including open fires and many exposed ceiling timbers, together with a Horsham stone roof. The property is currently well set up for equestrian use and also offers the opportunity to run a business from home.
The accommodation is arranged over two floors and has an entrance hall with a flagstone floor leading into an inner hallway with stairs to the first floor and doors into the study, kitchen/breakfast room, sitting room and shower room. The sitting room is double aspect and has a beautiful inglenook fireplace with an exposed brick surround. The inner lobby leads to the dining room and kitchen. The dining room is double aspect and has a decorative feature fireplace with an exposed brick surround and enjoys pleasant views. The kitchen/breakfast room is open plan and has an oil fired Aga and a separate utility area. The second entrance to the house leads from the kitchen into the porch and front garden. The ground floor shower room also has a low level wc and hand basin.
To the first floor there are five bedrooms and a family bathroom. The main bedroom has a double built-in wardrobe and some useful eaves storage, together with a vanity unit with an inset wash hand basin.
There are mature gardens to the front and rear of the farmhouse with an established orchard just beyond the front garden. The outbuildings near the house include a double garage with attached 27'11 x 14'11 garage/store and period timber framed cart shed. There is also a detached wash house with space and plumbing for a washing machine. A track from the road leads to the stable block (39'10 x 32') and attached hay barn/farm machinery store (39'10" x 25'7). The stable block contains six stables, a food store and two tack rooms and has power and lighting. The land consists of two main fields plus areas of mature woodland alongside the lake. There is extensive driveway parking and also plenty of additional parking by the stables.
The property lies within the village of Maplehurst. It is one of Horsham's most desirable satellite villages lying less than 5 miles from the Town Centre. It is within the Forest and Millais Secondary School catchment area and the local primary school is St Andrews C of E. The White Horse in Park Lane is a popular Public House amongst the residents with the Black Horse a little further away in Nuthurst. The larger town of Horsham is a vibrant market town with great transport links and excellent educational facilities. In fact, a survey by the Halifax revealed that Horsham is one of the top 20 places to live in Britain. There is a thriving restaurant and café scene, from familiar chains to independent and award-winning eateries. The Carfax markets offer local produce and street food every Thursday and Saturday and there are various themed events throughout the year. Horsham Park has tennis courts, a swimming complex and gymnastics centre. There is a wide selection of sport and leisure facilities for all ages within the town. West Street and Swan Walk offer comprehensive shopping and there is a John Lewis and Waitrose on Albion Way. Horsham has direct train links to London, Gatwick Airport and the South Coast.
Entrance Hall 8'1 (2.46m) x 6'4 (1.93m)
Shower room 6'6 (1.98m) x 5'10 (1.78m)
Study 13'0 (3.96m) x 7'11 (2.41m)
Sitting Room 20'6 (6.25m) x 15'3 (4.65m)
Kitchen/Breakfast room 21'9 (6.63m) x 17'3 (5.26m)
Utility room 7'2 (2.18m) x 5'8 (1.73m)
Dining Room 15'2 (4.62m) x 10'9 (3.28m)
Bedroom 1 15'7 (4.75m) x 11'3 (3.43m)
Bedroom 2 15'6 (4.72m) x 11' (3.35m)
Bedroom 3 15'7 (4.75m) x 9'2 (2.79m)
Bedroom 4 11'11 (3.63m) x 9'2 (2.79m)
Bedroom 5 10'11 (3.33m) x 8'2 (2.49m)
Bathroom 7'7 (2.31m) x 7'4 (2.24m)
26 acres in total
Mature gardens, orchard, paddocks, mature woodland and private lake.
Including: Store/hay barn, 6 stables, tack room, cart shed and garden store.
Garage/Store 27'11 (8.51m) x 14'11 (4.55m)
Garage 22'8 (6.91m) x 16'4 (4.98m)
General parking available for several vehicles
Details correct: April 2018
Horsham strikes the perfect balance with its community facilities and green spaces. There’s a market square at The Carfax complete with traditional bandstand, an abundance of shops, a cinema, theatre, leisure centre and a 60-acre park right in the centre of town.We have an impressive mix of older properties, including historic buildings from the 1400s and 1500s with later additions from the Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian eras and some stunning artistic properties. Head out along The Causeway and you’ll see every style, from 15th century homes to new builds, on one superb road.