A private and exceptionally pretty lifestyle farm with enviable equestrian facilities, environmental stewardship opportunity and ample additional accommodation within easy reach of London.
A long private driveway leads from Clay Hill Road down to the farmstead. There are electronic gates at the top and bottom of the driveway and halfway down a magnificent view opens up through the woodland. The farmstead lies in the centre of this ring fenced farm which is predominantly down to grass and surrounded by woodland giving it an exceptionally high degree of privacy. The principal dwelling house, equestrian facilities and ancillary accommodation lie centrally within the farm. Privacy and seclusion are key features at Sandhurst Farm, there being only one footpath over the property which runs well away from the farmhouse and other buildings
Believed to originate from the late 15th or early 16th century, this is a classic example of the type of farmhouse one would expect to find on the Kent/Sussex Weald. The farmhouse is Grade II Listed and constructed of brick and timber elevations under a tiled roof. It is well maintained and faces south overlooking its beautifully landscaped gardens. From a pretty courtyard to the front of the farmhouse the front door leads directly into the orangery with exposed brick walls, paved flooring and part glazed open ceiling. From the orangery there are doors to the rear lobby and a cloaks/ shower room. There are steps up and an opening to the family room/TV room. The dining room lies in the original part of the house. It is beamed and has a fireplace with a wood burning stove inset and south facing doors to the terrace. The dining room opens through to the kitchen/breakfast room creating a lovely area for entertaining or day to day family living.
Very much a farmhouse kitchen, there are a range of painted base and wall units with granite work surfaces and a butler sink as well as a cream coloured 4 oven Aga, quarry tiled floors and exposed timbers. From the breakfast area there is a stable door with steps down to a walled terrace garden. From the kitchen there is access to the laundry room with loft storage and a cloaks area which leads full circle to the rear lobby where there is a door to a veranda leading down to a more extensive parking area at the rear of the farmhouse. The drawing room is a particular feature of the farmhouse and is heavily timbered with good ceiling heights and an impressive inglenook fireplace. It opens through to a study area, giving the whole room a bright southern and westerly dual aspect. There is a door leading to the terrace and other oak doors giving access to the cellar and first floor staircase.
The first floor landing has exposed floor boards in part and leads to three bedroom suites. The master bedroom is spacious with a dual aspect to the south and west. There are built in cupboards and an ensuite bathroom. Bedroom 2 is also dual aspect with a huge beam running across its middle and it is served by its own ensuite bathroom. Bedroom 3 faces south and has the benefit of an ensuite shower room. Stairs lead up from the landing to the second floor where there is a further large bedroom with the crown post at its centre. Lying off this bedroom is a cleverly designed bathroom suite.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS
The gardens are a particular feature of the farmhouse and lie to the south. Beautifully landscaped and well maintained, the gardens have a relaxed and informal feel to them. The paved terrace makes the most of the southerly aspect, giving way to mature herbaceous borders and in turn to the lawn. There are further shrub and flower bed borders and an attractive water feature which incorporates two ornamental ponds and a waterfall. In a terraced and sheltered area to the west of the farmhouse there is a heated outdoor swimming pool and tucked away beyond the garden there is also a hard surface tennis court.
Adjoining the farmhouse are a workshop and garden store, which have planning permission to create an additional bedroom suite, accessed via the family room and ideal as a private area for guests.
To the rear there is a three bay oak framed garage and a wood store. Accessed via steps to the rear there is a gardener's wc/shower room and a store room.
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