Maplehurst Road, Maplehurst, RH13

3 Bed │ 2 Bath │ 2 Rec

Guide Price £1,400,000 (Freehold)

Horsham

Nicholas Hapgood

Head of Residential Sales Horsham

Key features

  • GRADE II LISTED MEDIEVAL PROPERTY DATING BACK TO 1425
  • SYMPATHETICALLY AND BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED
  • TOTAL PLOT OF APPROX 2.1 ACRES
  • DETACHED BARNS SUITABLE FOR CONVERSION SUBJECT TO PLANNING CONSENTS
  • CHARACTER FEATURES INCLUDING TIMBER BEAMS & VAULTED CEILING
  • INGLENOOK FIREPLACE
  • LEAD-LIGHT WINDOWS
  • HEATED STONE FLOORING
  • EXTENSIVE AND PRIVATE GROUNDS

Full description

Being ideal as a country retreat, this property sits within grounds approaching 2.1 acres and has been immaculately restored by the current owners. The property dates from 1425 and is of important architectural merit (Pevsner). The impressive drawing room features an inglenook fireplace and is flooded with light provided by triple aspect windows overlooking the pristine gardens and countryside. The kitchen is open to the dining room and has been finished to a bespoke design with the clever use of storage and display cupboards and benefits from many integrated appliances, together with the quintessential AGA making it an ideal social space, particularly with the adjoining dining room. Also of note to the ground floor is a downstairs cloakroom and storage space.

The triple aspect principal bedroom has a well-equipped en-suite bathroom with freestanding bath, twin vanity sinks and a walk-in shower finished tastefully in a classic style. It also enjoys a double height vaulted ceiling with exposed wooden beams, fitted wardrobes and a charming window seat, from where you can enjoy views over the formal gardens. There is a second double bedroom on this floor, plus a further well equipped family shower room. The space on the first floor landing has been cleverly tailored with bespoke shelving to provide a library area and quiet space. A latch door leads to the top floor double bedroom which is tucked under the beam eaves and also offers access to a large storage attic.

Situation

Outside

Brook House sits centrally amidst formal gardens which connect to a wild meadow and useful paddock. The gardens offer an abundance of mature trees, a woodland area, ponds, box-edge rose beds and a productive orchard creating a rural idyll. Stone terraces are positioned within the garden, providing areas ideal for alfresco style dining and taking advantage of the rural views. The adjacent Sussex barn currently offers guest accommodation including a sitting room and bedroom and offers potential to provide a second home, further living space, party barn or home office and has received indicative approval (subject to planning permission).

Situation

Maplehurst lies 5 miles from Horsham with direct links to the A24, M23, Gatwick Airport and South Downs National Park. Maplehurst is close to highly regarded preparatory schools, St Andrews Church of England Primary School, OFSTED rated ‘good with elements of outstanding'. Colleges including Charterhouse, Cranleigh and Christs Hospital are all close by. Local amenities include traditional pubs within walking distance serving excellent food.

Entrance Hall

Sitting Room 18'6 (5.64m) x 11'3 (3.43m)

Dining Room 17'10 (5.44m) x 10'5 (3.18m)

Kitchen 15'1 (4.6m) x 7'2 (2.18m)

Storage area

WC

Landing/library space

Bedroom 18'11 (5.77m) x 11' (3.35m)

En-suite bathroom

Bedroom 14'4 (4.37m) x 8'7 (2.62m)

Shower room

Bedroom 14'8 (4.47m) x 14'3 (4.34m)

Second floor bedroom

Eves 14'8 (4.47m) x 10'5 (3.18m)

Garage 20'7 (6.27m) x 9'4 (2.84m)

Carport 20'6 (6.25m) x 12'9 (3.89m)

Barn 29'2 (8.89m) x 20'7 (6.27m)

Store 20'8 (6.3m) x 13'7 (4.14m)

Store Room 20'8 (6.3m) x 13'3 (4.04m)

Storage 13'7 (4.14m) x 10'1 (3.07m)

Study 14'2 (4.32m) x 6'9 (2.06m)

Studio 19'1 (5.82m) x 14'2 (4.32m)

Summer House 14'1 (4.29m) x 10' (3.05m)

Garden

Extensive total plot of appox. 2.1 acres

Details correct: May 2019

Why live in Horsham?

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.

Horsham has many great schools, both state and private, junior and senior. Millais, Tanbridge House, Farlington, Windlesham House, St Marys and Heron Way all have excellent Ofsted ratings and have received equally positive reviews from pupils and parents. There’s a good range of shopping here too, including high street favourites and independent stores and coffee shops. You’ll also find a huge selection of eateries, bars, cafés and pubs in the town and a particularly high density of restaurants along East Street that has given rise to its nickname, ‘Eat Street’.

We have a great tradition of sports in Horsham and, more importantly, of supporting our local teams. Our town is the proud host of Sussex Cricket Club, which frequently plays on the Horsham Cricket Club grounds while the local cricket, football and rugby teams also attract great crowds on match days. If you like walking in beautiful countryside you’ll be spoilt for choice in Horsham while the Southwater Country Park has a Dinosaur Island play area for young families and kayaking and canoeing facilities for older children. The Pavilions in the Park leisure centre has indoor and outdoor heated pools and an aerial adventure course with ropes and a climbing wall. For more cultural pursuits, the Capitol Theatre and Cinema on North Street has a busy calendar of both theatrical productions and the latest movies.

If you’d like to buy, sell or let a property in Horsham, get in touch with your local team and discover the Henry Adams difference for yourself.

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