Roundstreet Common

Wisborough Green, Billingshurst, West Sussex, RH14 0AL
£2,550,000   Guide price (£2,550,000 )

Description

Grade II Listed, and previously known as Holmbushes, Beetle House is understood to date from the 17th century or earlier. Originally a timber framed Wealden farmhouse it has been modified over the years to provide a beautifully presented rural family home within outstanding landscaped grounds.

Location

Prettily located in the heart of the Sussex weald, Beetle House occupies an attractive secluded situation, set back from the road and surrounded by its extensive and beautiful gardens. In the rural hamlet of Roundstreet Common, just to the south of Loxwood, the house is around two miles from the ancient village of Wisborough Green.

At its heart Wisborough Green is the archetypal English village with its cricket green, primary school, church, pubs, village store and Post Office. It is clearly an active and vibrant community as evidenced by its well-designed website at www.wisboroughgreen.org

The well-supported village shop provides a good range of shopping for daily needs whilst a more extensive range of shopping and services is to be found at Billingshurst, Cranleigh and Petworth. Main line stations at Billingshurst and Witley provide regular services into Victoria and Waterloo respectively.

An excellent choice of local schools includes a playgroup and primary school in the village and the Weald secondary at Billingshurst. In the private sector Christ's Hospital, Cranleigh, Charterhouse, Farlington, Seaford College, St Catherine's and Pennthorpe are within easy reach.

Recreational opportunities are many and varied. There is golf at a number of clubs in the area including Chiddingfold, Cowdray Park, Wildwood and Goodwood. There is polo at Midhurst and Hurtwood Park, racing at Goodwood and Fontwell Park, sailing at Chichester and flying at Goodwood. The world famous motor sport events at Goodwood include the Festival of Speed and the Revival Meeting as well as club and track days for those keen to drive themselves. Closer to hand the annual Wings and Wheels and Supercar events take place at Dunsfold.

In addition the surrounding countryside provides many opportunities for walking and riding directly from the property.

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Further Information

Grade II Listed, and previously known as Holmbushes, Beetle House is understood to date from the 17th century or earlier. Originally a timber framed Wealden farmhouse it has been modified over the years to provide a beautifully presented rural family home within outstanding landscaped grounds.

True to its period origins the property retains a wealth of original features including much exposed structural timber, leaded windows and magnificent inglenook fireplaces. With its principle rooms leading off the very generous reception hall and direct access to the secluded pool area, this home is ideally suited to formal entertaining as well as more relaxed family living.

The particularly spacious and well-appointed family kitchen will delight the enthusiastic cook and with its AGA and generous breakfast area will soon become the cosy heart of this family
home. There are a number of excellent reception rooms on the ground floor including a wonderful 33ft drawing room with a large inglenook fireplace. The spacious study leads through to a bright family room overlooking the outdoor pool with a shower room and separate guest WC.

First floor accommodation provides a spacious and elegant master suite with a dressing room and en suite bathroom and three further double bedrooms while a fifth en suite bedroom is to be found on the second floor.

Cottage

Originally an outbuilding also dating from the 17th century and Grade II Listed, the cottage provides two bedrooms, two reception rooms, kitchen and bathroom and would be ideally suited as staff or extended family accommodation.

Equestrian

A stable block with concrete apron provides five loose boxes and ancillary stores and there is an adjoining all-weather manége. There is direct access from the stables and school to adjoining paddocks.

Gardens and Grounds

The magnificent gardens are a key feature of this property. Carefully laid out and tended over many years they provide a haven of tranquillity, flooded with colour. The drive from the road crosses level lawns to enter the property via an electric five-bar gate leading to a spacious forecourt with parking for numerous cars.

The formal gardens lie mainly to the south of the house starting with the delightful paved pool area. A further brick paved terrace below the wisteria-clad south elevation leads to a pretty side rose garden with lily pond and the croquet lawn. From here a gravel path leads between an avenue of lime trees through various levels and different areas of the garden to arrive at the tennis court and adjoining lake with lovely weeping willows and a variety of other specimen trees. To the west of the gardens a wildflower garden isleft to grow naturally providing an interesting contrast to the other side. The whole garden benefits from a shelter belt of mature trees providing a high level of privacy and seclusion.

On the northern side of the grounds and behind the stables an extensive and productive vegetable garden is laid out as a semi formal parterre. Gravel paths and miniature box hedges surround individual fruit trees and rose plants whilst to one side vegetable beds, fruit cages and a greenhouse complete the memorable gardens.

Amounting in all to about 10.5 acres (4.249 ha)
Additional land up to 45 acres (20.23 hectares) available by separate negotiation

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Contact Property Agent

Hugh Ball

Savills Guildford

244-246 High Street

Guildford

Guildford

GU1 3JF

+44 (0) 1483 796 800

Daniel Clay

Savills Guildford

Exchange House

Petworth

Petworth

GU28 0BF

+44 (0) 1798 345 980