A beautifully presented equestrian property set well away from any roads in some delightful countryside with fine views.
Reception hall, Study, Dining room, Sitting room, Kitchen/breakfast room, Utility room
4 Bedrooms, 3 Dressing areas, 5 Bath/shower rooms
Attractive Gardens, Swimming pool, Garaging, Workshop
Superb range of modern agricultural buildings which are currently used as storage, stabling and indoor school
Sandschool, Pond, Grassland, Woodland
About 60 acres (TBV)
New Coombe Farm is a beautifully presented period timber framed house which has been extended over the years. It stands in an elevated position with some fine views over the surrounding countryside. Internally, the house retains a number of its period features including a wealth of exposed timber framing and beams, panelled doors and fireplaces. Since purchasing the vendors have refurbished the property.
The front door opens into an entrance lobby with an exposed sandstone wall and beams, off which old oak doors lead to the reception hall and to a spacious study. The reception hall has a beehive inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove and the study has a boarded floor and inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove. The dining room and sitting room are open plan with oak boarded floor and bi-fold doors to the garden. The kitchen is superbly fitted with granite work surfaces, wall mounted double electric oven, ceramic hob, integrated dishwasher as well as having a Watson 2 oven oil fired range. The adjoining utility room is an excellent size and has an extensive range of fitted units, tiled floor, space for appliances and secondary entrance. Adjoining is a well-appointed shower room. The kitchen, utility room and sitting room have underfloor heating.
There are 3 bedrooms on the first floor, 2 have very well-appointed en suite shower rooms and walk-in dressing areas and the other has a dressing area. Off the spacious landing is an attractive family bathroom. On the second floor there is a further bedroom suite with a shower room and sitting room.
The house is surrounded by a very pretty garden, the main area being to the west of the house where there is a paved terrace with rockery which leads out onto the lawn with summerhouse and a number of trees including copper beech. Beyond the lawn is a further area of grass and the whole is enclosed by fencing. On the northern side of the house there is a brick terrace with lawn and a generator house, storage under the house and an orchard on the other side of the drive. On the eastern side of the house there are flower beds with lawn and on the southern side the gravelled path leads from the parking area to the front door, beside which is a rockery and lawn. Steps lead up to the swimming pool with a brick surround, solar panelling and pool house.
The Farm Buildings
The property is approached over a concrete roadway, with electric gate, which leads to a superb range of buildings. These buildings have potential for farming or a number of alternative uses such as equestrian or commercial subject to the necessary concents. The buildings comprise :-
Former bull pen
Workshop 45 x 24 (13.7m x 7.3 m)
General purpose building 75 x 29 (22.8m x 8.8m) with lean-to 75 x 29 (22.8m x 8.8m) a further extension 35 x 30 (10.6m x 9.1m). Planning permission has been granted for these buildings to be used for storage of vintage/showmans vehicles and agricultural vehicles.
Indoor school (sand currently removed) 220 x 64
(67m x 19.5m)
Lean-to barn 75 x 31 (22.8m x 9.4m)
Barn 75 x 30 (22.8m x 9.1m).
Former collecting yard, parlour and dairy
Haybarn 60 x 39 (18.2m x 11.8m) with 2 lean-tos either side 60 x 33 (18.2m x 10m) and 60 x 30 (18.2m x 9.1m)
Good concrete hardstanding in former silage clamps
4 further stables
Garage/workshop 34 x 24 (10.3m x 7.3m)
The land comprises about 60 acres which is all down to grass and surrounds the buildings. Next to the buildings is a sand school 54m x 23m. The land is undulating and is divided into good sized paddocks. There is a water supply to the land. There is an area of woodland and a former lagoon is now a pond stocked with carp.
The mainline railway stations at East Grinstead, Three Bridges, Gatwick and Haywards Heath provided regular fast services to Victoria/London Bridge. The M23 provides access to Gatwick, Brighton and the M25.
Local Amenities and Surrounding Area
Local amenities are available in Sharpthorne and West Hoathly where there are 2 public houses, primary school, local history museum, church, local shop, an organic café and a farm shop. More comprehensive shopping facilities are available in East Grinstead, Haywards Heath, Tunbridge Wells and Crawley. Nearby is the Ashdown Forest, which is the largest free public access space in the South East with wonderful walks and horse riding.
Local Authorities and Services
Mid Sussex District Council Tel: 01444 458166 West Sussex County Council 01243 777100. Services: Mains electricity and water and free mains drainage. Oil fired central heating.Council tax: Band F
Rights of Way
There is the benefit of a right of way alongside the Bluebell railway, which crosses the line into their north west field. There are rights of way over part of the drive. There is also a footpath across the farm
Basic Payment Scheme
All entitlements allocated will be included in the sale of the property.
Exit the M23 at junction 10 heading for East Grinstead on the A264. At the second roundabout turn right onto the B2028. Having proceeded through Turners Hill turn left towards Sharpthorne. Just before leaving Sharpthorne turn left down Station road. Continue to the end of the road and on to the road marked private drive and the farm will be found at the end.