Theobalds Road, East Sussex, RH15

£1,795,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 6
Theobalds Farm is a stunning Grade II* family home that has been the subject of a number of additions over time. The property has been sympathetically modernised by the current owners, whilst retaining many fine period features, including exposed timbers, original brick and oak floors, two impressive inglenook fireplaces and a number of original doors.

The result is a substantial yet luxurious country home, ideal for modern family living.

Internally, the generous accommodation is arranged over four floors (including the cellar), extending to 4722 sq ft. The floor plans offer an excellent and comprehensive overview of the full extent and layout of the accommodation; however there are some points worthy of further mention. An original front door, studded with the date 1627, opens to the entrance hall and in turn an inner hallway, off which lies the majority of the ground floor accommodation and from which there is under stair access to the cellar.

There are three formal reception rooms on the ground floor all with generous proportions and good ceiling heights. The drawing room and family room both have magnificent inglenook fireplaces and there is a wonderfully light-filled dining room and convenient study. The modern kitchen/breakfast room sits at the heart of the house with views over the rear gardens, fitted with a range of Clive Christian units and fully equipped utility room which overlooks the walled kitchen garden.

There are five bedrooms and a family bathroom on the first floor, including the master bedroom suite which provides a large dressing room and en suite bathroom.

The second floor comprises of two separate further bedroom suites, each with its own staircase. The suite on the northern side of the house is currently used as a cinema room - however as it has its own bathroom and staircase this would be a great guest suite.

History

Dating from the sixteenth century Theobalds Farm is an impressive former farmhouse. Of particular note is the Horsham stone roof and eighteenth century western wing, with its facade of mathematical tiles and symmetrical sash windows with red brick window dressings; typical of the Georgian era.

Outside

Gardens and grounds

Theobalds Farm is approached from Theobalds Road via a sweeping gated driveway, which leads to the garage, parking area, and an additional gated entrance. Opposite the garage, adjacent to the northern boundary, is a large timber outbuilding, formerly a stable. The grounds lie predominantly to the south and east of the house, mainly laid to lawn with mature trees providing a high degree of privacy. There are two ponds to the southern boundary and a number of fruit trees, including apple, pear, plum, cherry and fig. Adjoining the south of the house is a brick patio with well, and to the east a delightful part-walled garden with vine-clad, Victorian conservatory.

Barn Games Room

Connected to the house by a part-covered rear courtyard, is a barn, understood to be a former forge, currently used as a games room with open fireplace. The barn has excellent potential for conversion, subject to the necessary consents.

pSituation

Theobalds Farm is situated off a private no through road on the rural outskirts of Burgess Hill, in the parish of Wivelsfield in East Sussex, to the north of the South Downs National Park. The house is located right on the edge of open countryside with immediate footpaths and walks to the east and Bedelands Nature Reserve to the west. Burgess Hill has a good range of local amenities encompassing a variety of shops, restaurants, wine bars, a leisure centre and supermarkets, including Waitrose. The City of Brighton & Hove (13 miles) offers comprehensive shopping and entertainment. Fast and frequent mainline rail services run from Wivelsfield (0.8 of a mile), Burgess Hill (1.8 miles) or Haywards Heath

(3.5 miles) (London Bridge/Victoria from 53, 54 and 42 minutes respectively) www.southernrailway.co.uk

There many highly regarded state and independent schools in the area, including Ardingly College, Brighton College, Burgess Hill

School for Girls, Hurstpierpoint College, Lancing College, Roedean and Worth.

The M25 motorway can be accessed via the A23, linking to other motorway networks, Gatwick airport (17 miles), Heathrow airport (54 miles) and the coast.

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