Kerves Lane, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 6RJ | Property for sale | Savills
4.50 Ac(1.82 Ha)
Guide price £1,950,000(55,996,438 EGP)

Kerves LaneHorsham, West Sussex, RH13 6RJ

  • Freehold

Key features

  • Four bedroom 1,856 sq ft barn conversion
  • Three bedroom 1,489 sq ft cottage
  • One bedroom annexe
  • Equestrian facilities including eight stables, paddocks and 40m x 20m riding arena - about 4.5 acres in all
  • Outbuildings, garaging and two bay car port
  • Horsham station 1.8 miles (or 1.6 miles cross-country walk)
  • Rural position yet not remote
  • Additional land available by separate negotiation

Detached four bedroom barn conversion and separate three bedroom cottage, with annexe and equestrian facilities on the rural outskirts of Horsham. About 4.5 acres in all.

About this property

  • A unique opportunity to acquire two separate residential properties and an additional annexe, with a variety of outbuildings and equestrian facilities. The property would suit buyers looking for accommodation for multiple generations and offers the possibility for providing business premises or income via livery (see Agent's Notes). The floorplans give an excellent overview of the accommodation and should be used as a guide to its full extent.

    Kerves Barn
    An attractive barn conversion, offering well-presented accommodation which is mainly arranged on the ground floor. It provides plenty of reception space, with a vaulted dining room, which is open to the sitting room; the sitting room is dual aspect, with a fireplace fitted with a woodburning stove. It adjoins the garden room; the garden room and the sitting room both have French doors opening to the sheltered south-facing courtyard garden, creating a lovely spot to eat or entertain outdoors. There are two bedrooms and a bathroom situated in the south wing of the ground floor; the kitchen/breakfast room lies in the north wing, served by a utility room, beyond which lies bedroom four, which is currently used as a study. The main bedroom is on the first floor and has a dressing area and an en suite bathroom. In addition to the pretty courtyard garden, Kerves Barn has an enclosed east-facing garden, which is mainly laid to lawn.

    Kerves Farm Cottage
    Formerly a farmworker's living quarters and garaging, this property was converted and extended to provide a separate dwelling in 2015. It is a charming cottage, with an oak framed porch, and it offers a kitchen/dining room, sitting room with a woodburning stove (which powers the hot water and central heating), conservatory/family room with a part-glazed roof, a utility/cloakroom, ground floor bedroom and en suite bathroom, and two bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor. Solar panels also power the hot water. The cottage has a fully enclosed and landscaped garden lying to the east, with a summer house and access to a spacious timber framed workshop; both these outbuildings have power connected. There is access to the productive vegetable garden, which is enclosed by a gate and rabbit proof fencing, and to the chicken coop.

    Annexe and garaging
    The large detached outbuilding immediately to the east of Kerves Barn provides garaging, storage and ancillary accommodation comprising living room, bedroom, kitchen, shower room and separate WC, and has the benefit of its own section of garden.

    Equestrian facilities
    The equestrian facilities have good access from the main driveway, which opens out to provide parking for several vehicles; immediately to the north of the parking area is a 40m x 20m all-weather riding arena, and to the east, a large detached outbuilding comprising secure barn and storage, garage, feed room, tack room, utility room/WC and a mezzanine store.

    The driveway leads beyond this building to the stable yard, around which is a timber L- shaped stable block with seven stalls, one with access to a paddock. Opposite lies a two-bay timber framed carport with a further stable and an open log store attached, and beyond is a field shelter with access to a small yard and paddock, with a further mobile field shelter on hardstanding and a pole barn (currently used as a wood store).

    The driveway gives vehicular access to the remaining land, which is currently divided into several paddocks, enclosed by post and rail or post and wire fencing and with water connected throughout.

    The land is bordered to the north by the river Arun and to the east by Kerves Brook (dry in summer) with some woodland at the boundary. In all, about 4.5 acres.

    An additional 4 acres (marked as Lot 2 on the site plan), with gated tractor access from Kerves Lane, is available by separate negotiation.

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I really like the opportunities that this property offers, with two excellent properties and the equestrian facilities.

Rohan VinesProperty agent

Local information

  • Situated on a rural lane in the parish of Nuthurst, on the southern outskirts of Horsham in West Sussex. Horsham is a thriving market town, offering a good range of high street and independent shops, a theatre, a cinema, a railway station and a leisure centre.
  • The property is just across the road from Chesworth Farm owned by HDC, a popular dog walking area with all weather paths and an abundance of wildlife.
  • There are many leisure activities available locally, including local clubs for football, rugby, cricket and theatre; across Sussex, activities include show jumping at Hickstead, sailing at Ardingly and golf at Mannings Heath or one of the many courses across the county. The surrounding countryside offers miles of footpaths and bridleways. Spa and country house hotels include South Lodge, Ockenden Manor, and Alexander House. Sussex offers a vibrant cultural scene, with world-class opera at Glyndebourne, and the annual Brighton Festival presenting a huge programme of events.
  • Transport: Horsham offers regular direct services to London Victoria and London Bridge/St Pancras International, journey time from 55 minutes. Three Bridges, 11 miles, offers regular fast trains to Central London, journey time from 40 minutes. To the east, the A23/M23 gives access to Gatwick airport (16 miles), central London (36 miles) and the south coast.
  • There are many highly regarded state and private schools in the local area including Heron Way primary school, Cottesmore Prep School, Handcross Park (Brighton College), Millais School, Christ's Hospital, Farlington and Worth.
  • All journey times and distances are approximate; walking times taken from Google Maps.

Additional information

  • Neighbouring Kerves Farmhouse has right of access through a gate beside their drive to reach their drainage hatch which is about three feet within the boundary of the cottage, and drainage rights across the lower paddock.
  • The river and brook may flood the lower fields in heavy rainfall. The buildings are considered low risk for flooding.
  • The stables have planning permission for livery and are commercially rated. They currently qualify for small business rates exemption.
  • Services to Kerves Barn: Propane gas-fired central heating and hot water. Solar panels for electricity with feed in tariff (c.£2300 in last 12 months). Mains water and electricity. Shared private drainage (Klargester).
  • Services to Kerves Farm Cottage: solid fuel fired central heating with solar panels for hot water. Mains water and electricity. Shared private drainage (Klargester).
  • Services to Annexe: mains electricity and water. Shared private drainage (Klargester).
  • Outgoings: Horsham District Council, 01403 215100. Council tax: Kerves Barn band G, Kerves Farm Cottage band A.
  • EPC Rating: D
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: G