Loxwood, Billingshurst, UK, United Kingdom
A beautifully presented country house offering quite exceptional family living. Set in an area of outstanding countryside with far reaching viewings, this wonderful home has a wealth of original features.
Three reception rooms, study and conservatory
Kitchen / breakfast room
Master suite and five further bedrooms
Family bathroom, shower room and dressing room
Second floor games room
Garaging, stores and outbuildings
Four stables and all-weather arena
Swimming pool and breeze house
Landscaped gardens and fenced and watered paddocks
In about 12.8 acres
A beautifully presented country house offering quite exceptional family living. Set in an area of outstanding countryside with far reaching viewings, this exceptional home has a wealth of original features.
Comprising of fantastic but flexible entertaining space with the added benefit of planning permission to create a stunning family room it also has six excellent bedrooms with the benefit of separate accommodation.
The ground floor comprises of reception area and a formal dining room, with feature brick fireplace and oil-fired stove, and a lovely west-facing conservatory, with far-reaching views and access to the terrace. Double doors from the hall open into the drawing room, a bright double aspect space, with oak-framed leaded light bay windows at each end and an ‘inglenook' style arched fireplace with woodburning stove. This in turn leads to a large and flexible study with a spiral staircase providing additional access to the master bedroom.
There is a spacious and well-appointed kitchen/breakfast room, with a modern range of bespoke furniture under granite surfaces, integrated appliances and a four-oven AGA with direct access to the sun deck and garden.
First floor accommodation includes a stylish master suite, with wonderful far reaching views. There are five further bedrooms, family bathroom, shower room and a separate dressing room.
Stairs lead to the second floor where a superb full size snooker table and ample space for further relaxing and entertaining with a home cinema.
The property is approached via electrically operated, wrought iron gates that open onto a long sweeping gravel drive flanked by lawns, with an attractive range of mixed trees and shrub borders, including azalea and rhododendron. A forecourt provides ample parking space and the drive continues to an arch-enclosed courtyard adjoining the garages and stables.
Lying mainly to the west and south of the house, the formal gardens include a mellow stone paved terrace, with steps leading down to a wisteria-clad pergola and breeze house, with electrics and heating for outside dining, and then on to a lily pond with a central duck island. There is also a timber sun-deck and, from here, a path leads to the swimming pool and a summer dining room area. A fabulous swimming pool is enclosed by brick walling and mature hedges providing privacy and seclusion.
The garden includes an unusual garden ‘chess board' laid out in a formal parterre design, with gravel paths and miniature box hedges. Partitioned by neatly clipped yew hedges, the gardens comprise a number of distinct areas with a wide range of mature planting for year-round colour and interest.
Beyond the formal gardens, the grounds are arranged as well-maintained areas of lawn, with mature trees and shrubs, and the remainder divided into several fenced and watered paddocks.The property also benefits from a range of outbuildings and equestrian facilities. A detached, brick built, triple garage block includes a studio with bathroom above and there are two further detached single garages, with stores.
A stable block provides four attractive, brick and stone built stables, with doors at both front and rear. There are also a number of further outbuildings. The all-weather manège was professionally built by JB Arenas.