A delightful period country house with annexe, swimming pool, tennis court and equestrian facilities, in a convenient location.
Haynes Farm is a detached period property, believed to date from the seventeenth century and originally built as a one bedroom cottage; it was significantly extended during the nineteenth century, with further additions and improvements more recently.
The result is a substantial yet comfortable four bedroom family house, set in its own mini-estate of about seven acres of gardens and grounds, and complemented by a detached one bedroom annexe.
The principal house offers versatile and well-presented accommodation, the full layout and extent of which can be seen on the floorplans. The spacious drawing room has classic Victorian proportions, with high ceilings, and offers an excellent space for entertaining, with internal double doors to the spacious conservatory and also to the gardens.
Lying off the hall is a cosy sitting room, and ahead lies the dining room, situated in the oldest portion of the house and with wonderful seventeenth century features including beams and a fireplace. A door gives access to the cellar; adjoining the dining room is the family room, a pleasant space for day to day use.
Along the rear hall is the study, and beyond lies the kitchen/breakfast room, well-equipped with a good range of wall-hung and under-counter wood cabinets with granite surfaces; fitted appliances include a two oven Aga with a Miele electric oven and four ring induction hob. The adjoining utility room has further cupboard space, granite surfaces and plumbing for a washing machine; the boot room has a stable door to the rear garden. A cloakroom, lying off the entrance porch, completes the ground floor.
On the first floor, the principal suite is situated in the older portion of the house, and comprises dual aspect bedroom with vaulted ceiling, dressing room and a luxury bathroom with freestanding roll top bath, walk-in shower, pair of basins and WC. There are three further bedrooms and a family bathroom.
Outbuildings, Gardens and Grounds
Haynes Farm is approached via a long private track over Copthorne Common, over which the neighbouring properties have right of way; the house is situated at the end of the track and surrounded by its grounds and common, giving a good degree of privacy.
The track leads to the detached double garaging, and opens to provide parking ahead of the annexe, a single storey timber building comprising living room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom.
The drive also gives vehicular access to a five bar gate leading to the equestrian facilities which lie to the east of the house and comprise stable block with five stables, tack room and hay store, paddock and a 40m x 20m floodlit sand school.
From the annexe, the drive leads up, offering further parking ahead of both the house and a large outbuilding comprising open bay garage, secure machinery/garden store, log store and space for a virtual golf range.
The house has terraces to the south and west, offering a range of delightful places to sit outside and enjoy the views across the grounds. The heated outdoor swimming pool lies to the south of the conservatory, and adjacent to a decked terrace and timber pool bar with power connected. There is a pool house, which has space for a gym and a shower room with WC, and houses the pool machinery. There is a separate boiler room.
The gardens are mainly laid to lawn, with a large lake which is well-stocked with fish and has a bridge to an island with a golf green and a shelter. The tennis court lies to the west of the house.
The grounds extend to about 7.2 acres in all.
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This house has fantastic leisure facilities - something for all the family!Rohan Vines