Grade II listed farmhouse with ancillary accommodation and extensive equestrian facilities, set in approximately 62 acres.
Understood to date from 1640, Monks Farm, previously owned by Sir Rex and Lady Cohen and used as a thoroughbred stud, is a charming Grade II listed farmhouse which has retained many of its original features and has an abundance of character and charm.
The main house is well presented throughout and has further potential to extend stpp. The welcoming entrance hall leads to two reception rooms, the drawing room is an excellent size measuring over 30 ft, triple aspect and filled with natural light and has a beautiful Inglenook fireplace as well as access outside. The dining room/study is versatile in its use and enjoys a pleasant view across the garden. There is a good size kitchen/ breakfast room with door to the larder. A guest cloakroom completes the ground floor accommodation.
On the first floor are four good sized double bedrooms. The principal has an en suite bathroom and there are two further bathrooms and a separate cloakroom. The fifth bedroom can be found on the second floor along with a large storage/ loft area.
Outside, the formal gardens have been beautifully landscaped and well tended by the current owner. Monks Farm sits well within its plot, surrounded by its own land and approached via a long driveway creating a lovely sense of arrival. There is garaging and there are other outbuildings ancillary to the farmhouse.
Around the attractive central courtyard are 12 bright and airy brick built stables. There is a large feed store, tack room and WC.
There are two additional blocks of six stables each with their own tack room as well as a barn housing 2 stables, 2 loose pens, tack room, and storage units. Completing this comprehensive equestrian set-up are several hay barns, a 5 bay Claydon horse walker and a rubber surfaced 60m x 20m sand school.
The current owner has installed a new drainage system, CCTV and foaling cameras.
The in addition to the comprehensive facilities at Monks Farm, Coombelands Equestrian, Hickstead Showground, Cowdray Park Polo Club and Felbridge Showground are all 15 to 25 miles distant. Hunting is with the Surrey Union which has a well-supported Pony Club.
Riding out from Monks Farm is excellent with direct access to local bridleways.
Granary Cottage Conveniently situated opposite the farmhouse and adjacent to the stables is a one bedroom studio with kitchenette and a shower room.
Groom's Flat Located above the main yard is a one bedroom apartment with a spacious reception room/kitchen and a shower room.
The land at Monks Farm is predominantly pasture (about 53 acres) with wooded shaws, one containing a gamekeepers shelter with beams, lath and plaster walls under a tiled roof. The fields are a mixture of good size grazing or hay-making parcels and smaller paddocks closer to the stables. There is a good network of internal access tracks.
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Such a beautiful farm in a lovely settling, I love the charm of the old house, flexibility of the ancillary buildings and the equestrian facility.Alastair Mercer