Excellent family home in a lovely rural position with swimming pool, separate three bedroom cottage and superb views.
Believed to be over 150 years old, Stablehurst is a detached family home situated in a wonderful rural location on the southern side of Sharpthorne village. Understood to have originally been the stabling for the neighbouring Northwood House, the property was converted in the 1950s and has been further extended and improved by the current owners, resulting in a superb family home offering spacious, well presented and adaptable accommodation over two floors; the layout on the ground floor being particularly well thought-out with an excellent flow between the main living spaces. There are four formal reception rooms, including an elegant drawing room with Minster-style sandstone fireplace and inset woodburner, a further sitting room with modern Jotul woodburning stove, and a versatile triple-aspect family room. The kitchen is well-fitted with a good range of floor and wall mounted units and is served by a spacious utility room; there is planning permission to extend the kitchen to create a larger space with bi-fold doors opening to the garden.
There are six bedrooms on the first floor together with a small seventh bedroom or study, served by two en suite shower rooms and a family bathroom.
Stablehurst is approached from Horsted Lane via a long winding driveway, which leads onto the property's own private driveway and generous parking area ahead of its double garage. Lying adjacent to the south of the house is a large paved terrace and seating area, ideally placed for enjoying the view down the garden to the Bluebell Railway valley beyond. The terraced garden slopes away from the house to the north west and is largely laid to lawn, dotted with shrubs, fruit trees and featuring a large section of wall from the Victorian kitchen garden; the swimming pool is nestled into the upper terrace. In all, about 1.6 acres.
Formerly the groom's cottage, the detached cottage offers excellent ancillary accommodation to the main house, ideal for family or guests.
Planning was granted on 18 October 2017 for a ground floor kitchen extension with patio doors and orangery lantern. Mid Sussex District Council, ref DM/17/3182
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I really do love the location of Stablehurst. The views are quite something and every so often if you are lucky enough, you will see a train chugging along the Bluebell Railway line in the distance.Rohan Vines