A beautifully presented country house, set in around 17 acres of grounds and paddocks, with formal gardens, equestrian facilities and self-contained annexe.
Horsebridge House occupies a wonderful rural position within The South Downs National Park between the favoured village of Wisborough Green and the market town of Petworth. Wisborough Green is the quintessential English village with cricket played on the green, a well-stocked shop, church, Primary School and a highly regarded public house.
Both the towns of Petworth and Billingshurst offer a more extensive range of amenities including a local supermarket, doctors surgery, pharmacy, pubs and a diverse range of shops.
The property lies on the doorstep of The Mens Nature Reserve which comprises just under 400 acres of ancient woodland run by the Sussex Wildlife Trust. The surrounding countryside offers ample opportunities for walking, horse riding and cycle trails through the adjoining Bedham Common.
Located in a tranquil part of West Sussex and less than 60 miles from central London, Horsebridge House represents a very complete country house offering an extremely well-equipped home in a superb, peaceful setting.
Built in the 1920s, Horsebridge House is both a very comfortable and manageable family home with modern features that are beautifully presented throughout, with an emphasis on the formal gardens and leisure facilities. These include a recently renovated two bedroom, two bathroom annexe, outdoor swimming pool and superb pool house with a home gym, as well as an all-weather tennis court.
Approached via electric gates at the top of a long drive and passing a four bay oak garage, the driveway continues and sweeps towards the front of the house within a courtyard providing extensive parking.
The entrance hall gives a warm first impression of the property and leads to a well-proportioned reception room which is used as a generous study area and includes a recently fitted wood burning stove. French doors lead out onto the swimming pool side patio, with outdoor integrated speakers and lighting, plus hifi/wine store and drinks fridge.
Of particular note on the ground floor is the recent bespoke Chalon kitchen with oak orangery/dining area. This area of the house has been substantially modified and incorporates a further oak framed glass link to a separate wc/boiler/boot room and large utility room, all of which enjoys underfloor
In addition, there are two further reception rooms, a formal triple aspect drawing room overlooking the terrace and rear lawn beyond; the snug adjoins the kitchen and represents an informal space with a large wood burning stove, built in joinery and Sonos sound.
To the first floor are five double bedrooms, the principal bedroom enjoys a beautifully appointed bathroom with a walk-in marble shower and roll top bath tub. There are two family bathrooms which service the four double bedrooms, which all feature bespoke built in cabinetry.
To the second floor is a large attic room with Velux windows, which is currently used for storage, but the available space lends itself to further accommodation if required.
Gardens & Grounds
The grounds extend in all to about 17 acres and are a superb feature of the property. The stunning formal gardens surround the house on all sides, with expansive areas of lawn, generously planted borders, shrubbery and trees. The flagstone patio surrounds the back of the house and leads to the swimming pool creating ample space for outside dining, while a highly attractive herringbone brick laid rose walk' leads to the tennis court.
Beyond the formal gardens are a total of 7 paddocks backing onto woodland including a sand school. Outbuildings include a well-equipped stable yard complete with four stables, tack room with kitchen and WC and large machinery barn. Of particular note is a wonderful pool house which features a gym and changing facilities capable of being used as a very comfortable home office.
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Horsebridge House easily has to be one of my favourite houses in this part of the world, there is an amazing and versatile offering of leisure, with walks directly off your land into beautiful walks within the South Downs National Park.Theo James-Wright