Lyons Road, Slinfold, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 0QT | Property for sale | Savills
88 Ac(35.61 Ha)
Guide price £6,750,000

Lyons RoadSlinfold, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 0QT

  • Freehold

Key features

  • Grade II listed country house with comprehensive equestrian and leisure facilities
  • Two guest/staff cottages and flat
  • Extensive leisure facilities including indoor pool, sauna, steam room, spa pool, outdoor pool, tennis court and gym
  • Equestrian facilities including 12 stables (further scope for more), indoor arena, outdoor arena, horse-walker, solarium, extensive barn storage
  • A total of 32,678sq ft of buildings in 88 acres

A most comprehensive West Sussex equestrian estate.

About this property

  • Gaskyns is a superb Grade II listed family home, approached by a long gated driveway, and located on the edge of the attractive village of Slinfold near Horsham in West Sussex. The timber framed house, under a Horsham stone roof, is centrally situated within its formal gardens and extensive grounds. The house features period features throughout and presents a blend of character and comfortable family accommodation across well proportioned principal rooms.

    The accommodation includes an entrance stair hall which connects through to the drawing/dining room and inner hallway. The drawing/dining room is the largest reception room in the house and features an impressive inglenook fireplace. The sitting room has been extended to create a light and well-proportioned living space with bi-folding doors leading out to the terrace and south-facing garden. The snug offers further entertaining and family living space with storage. The kitchen was also extended some years ago, creating a large open plan family/dining area. There is further scope to extend the kitchen into an orangery via an existing planning permission granted in May 2023 (reference: DC/22/2337, DC/22/2338). The accommodation also includes a utility/laundry room, study and cloakroom. Accessed externally is a store and boiler room. On the first floor the principal bedroom has a dressing room and en suite bathroom and enjoys views over the gardens and paddocks. There are a further four bedrooms (three en suite) and a family bathroom.

    The house is framed by pretty borders and a duck pond within the immediate driveway. The grounds encompass an outdoor swimming pool and tennis court.

    Leisure Complex and Office
    The current owners converted part of the equestrian/ farm yard into extensive ancillary facilities including a modern leisure complex with indoor pool, gym, sauna, steam room, spa pool, a store room and plant and boiler room. Adjoining the leisure complex is the impressive home office which includes an open plan office with a double height ceiling and mezzanine floor above, shower room and kitchenette.

    Office Flat
    Adjoining the Office Barn is a flat with accommodation over two floors including a kitchen/breakfast room, two bedrooms, a bathroom, cloakroom and sitting room.

    Stud cottage
    The bungalow accommodation includes a kitchen, dining room, sitting room, bathroom and two bedrooms. Adjoining but separately accessed is a large utility/laundry room.

    Stable Cottage
    Situated on the west side of the courtyard, the cottage accommodation includes a kitchen, sitting room which leads into a conservatory, snug, three bedrooms and bathroom.

    Equestrian Facilities and Land
    The equestrian facilities are extensive and have been modernised and improved by the current owners. The facilities include an indoor arena with viewing gallery, which is approximately 118ft (36m) x 56ft (17m). The arena has a sprinkler system to prevent dust from the sand and rubber surface. There are 12 stables of which 4 are internal, solarium, wash bay, feed room, tack room and store rooms. Beyond the equestrian buildings is an outdoor ménage and multiple well-maintained paddocks with post and rail fencing and connected to mains water. The current owners have removed some stables historically to provide agricultural machinery storage/ workshop space. There is potential, therefore, for further stables across the yard.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

Gaskyns represents a wonderful equestrian estate, unusually positioned within the middle of its land and with a full complement of facilities immediately accessible. I love the approach to the property with paddocks either side and there is a consistent level of quality throughout the property as a whole, which combines to generate a very well organised and well presented setup.

James MachellProperty agent

Local information

  • Distances Horsham 3.9 miles (52 minutes mainline train to Victoria and London Bridge), Christ's Hospital Station 1.9 miles (62 minutes mainline train to Victoria), Guildford 18.3 miles, Gatwick Airport 18.4 miles, Brighton 30.4 miles, London 44.5 miles. (All distances and times are approximate)

Additional information

  • Property Information
  • Directions (Postcode RH13 0QT)
  • What3words, sidelined.lightens.visit (takes you to the driveway entrance)
  • Horsham District Council, Council Tax Band for the main house, Band H and the cottages Band D.
  • Freehold sale by private treaty.
  • The property is available with vacant possession on completion.
  • The farmhouse is Grade II Listed.
  • Photo images from April 2023.
  • Services The property is serviced by mains water, electricity, oil and private drainage. An array of 210 solar panels generates an approximate income of between £20,000 to £25,000 per annum, depending on weather conditions.
  • EPC Rating: E
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: H