Savills | West End Lane, Henfield, West Sussex, BN5 9RB | Property for sale
6,450 sq ft(599.22 sq m)
Guide price £2,850,000

West End LaneHenfield, West Sussex, BN5 9RB

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Virtual tour available on request
  • Far-reaching views to the South Downs
  • Henfield village centre 1.2 miles
  • Superb country house with five en suite bedrooms plus games room with guest bedroom (en suite) over
  • South-facing gardens with swimming pool and pool house

Superb country house set in beautiful grounds with outstanding South Downs views.

About this property

  • Moundsmere is a handsome gabled country house, with classic Sussex tile-hung and brick elevations under a tiled roof. It has pleasing layout, and offers plenty of accommodation which is well suited to both family life and to entertaining on a grand scale.

    The property is well-presented, and its beautiful features include reclaimed Burmese teak flooring, decorative cornicing, ceiling roses and architrave door surrounds, complemented by light, neutral decor.

    Of particular note is the impressive reception hall, which has a superb sweeping central oak staircase rising to the spacious galleried landing above; there is an attractive orangery, and a triple aspect drawing room. At the heart of the home is the magnificent kitchen/breakfast room, which opens out to the conservatory. Leading off from the utility room, the rear lobby provides access to the games room, with bedroom and en-suite shower room above.

    The first floor galleried landing gives access to the south facing roof terrace, offering superb views across the grounds. There are two principal suites, at either end of the terrace, each offering a dressing area and an en suite luxury bathroom. There are two further bedrooms, both with en suite shower rooms, situated on the first floor of the main house; the guest suite is situated over the games room and has the benefit of its own access.

    From the first floor landing doors lead on to a semi-circular roof terrace, providing
    an ideal position to enjoy the far-reaching South Downs views. On the second floor is an attic bedroom with en suite and eaves storage cupboards.

    Moundsmere is approached via a private drive which leads to wrought iron electric gates with an intercom entry system, and tucked away behind a high wall, creating an effective screen and allowing a good degree of privacy. The long gravel driveway continues through the gates, to the turning circle in front of the property.

    The gardens and grounds have been beautifully landscaped, with an expanse of lawn interspersed with established and carefully maintained hedging and planting, with well-stocked borders adding interest.

    Brick and oak pergola walkways and attractive terracing provide ample space for entertaining al fresco, and the property enjoys wonderful rural views across its grounds and the surrounding countryside to Chanctonbury Ring and Devils Dyke.

    The swimming pool is served by a pool house with kitchen, sauna and shower room.

    The garage block offers a double and single garage, as well as first floor storage/office space.

    About three acres in all.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

I really love the setting of this property, it's superb, and the house offers fantastic space for entertaining.

Phillippa Dalby-WelshProperty agent

Local information

  • Moundsmere is situated in a semi-rural position on the edge of Henfield, a thriving village situated in glorious countryside, just outside the South Downs National Park. Henfield offers a range of independent shops, library, cafes and public houses, leisure centre and medical centre.
  • Comprehensive shopping: Horsham 12 miles, Brighton 13 miles.
  • 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 the south coast, golf at Mannings Heath, Singing Hills and Pyecombe, and racing at Goodwood, Brighton, Fontwell and Plumpton.
  • Spa and country house hotels include South Lodge, Wickwoods Country Club, and Ockenden Manor. There are miles of footpaths and bridleways across the surrounding countryside, some of which can be accessed directly from West End Lane.
  • Sussex offers a vibrant cultural scene, with world-class opera at Glyndebourne, theatre at Royal Tunbridge Wells and the historic County town of Lewes, and the annual Brighton Festival presenting a huge programme of theatre, dance, classical music and literary events.
  • Rail Services: Hassocks (eight miles) and Haywards Heath (13 miles) offer direct services to London Bridge/Victoria/St Pancras International.
  • Gatwick airport 23.8 miles.
  • Schools: There is an excellent range of state and independent schools and colleges in the local area, including St. Peter's Primary School, Handcross Park School, Hurstpierpoint College, Lancing College, Burgess Hill Girls, Windlesham House and Brighton College. A number of private schools offer bus services for students which stop in the village.
  • All distances and journey times are approximate.

Additional information

  • Agent's note: There is a public footpath running north to south along the western boundary.
  • Services: Mains electricity and water, private drainage, LPG central heating.
  • Outgoings: Horsham District Council, 01403 215100. Council tax band G(i).
  • Directions: In Cowfold, take the A281 south to Henfield. On approaching the High Street, take the right hand turning into Church Lane and continue for about a mile and a half into West End Lane. Moundsmere will be found on the left.
  • EPC Rating = E
  • Tenure = Freehold