01403 700222

North Lane, Ashington
Guide Price £1,500,000

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  • Formerly on the Wiston Estate, an attractive & good size Grade II Listed family house with pretty rural outlook & good equestrian facilities & land. Freehold. Council Tax Band H.
  • Entrance hall, cloakroom, living room, sitting room/snug, dining room, study, kitchen/breakfast room, garden room/utility. Principal ensuite bedroom, 4 further bedrooms & family shower room. Long drive & attractive gardens.
  • Stable block with 4 boxes & tractor/fodder stores, studio office. Manége. Paddocks & field shelter/store. Direct Access to Public Bridleway.
  • Extending overall to approx. 12.50 acres (5.06 Ha)

Guide Price Range £1.5M - £1.6M

Formerly part of the large Wiston Estate, Hook Farm is a very appealing small farm and equestrian property with a good range of facilities and land as well as the attractive and large Grade II Listed family house believed to be of 16th Century origin and with substantial later additions. The part timber framed building includes a mixture of part brick, part tile hung and part rendered external elevations with bespoke replacement double glazed hardwood windows enjoying a fine outlook over its own land & adjoining countryside including woodland still forming part of the private Wiston Estate. Internally, the spacious family home offers well-presented accommodation of character with exposed beams to several parts and fireplaces to the main reception rooms plus impressive chimney stack to the side of the of the staircase and landing including part exposed brickwork and side timbers. From the welcoming entrance hall with Travertine stone floor and bespoke fitted cupboards, light oak doors lead to a modern cloakroom and study off and a double aspect sitting room/snug with exposed beams and fireplace. The through dining room also has exposed beams, Travertine tiled floor, fireplace and hatch door with stairs to the cellar.

Off the dining room is an adaptable garden room currently used as a utility/boot room with extensive fitted storage and French doors to the South facing terrace. The good size family kitchen/breakfast room includes a good range of fitted wall units, tiled floor, range cooker with extractor hood over, point for dishwasher, sink, cupboard housing Camray oil-fired boiler, stable type door to outside terrace. To end of the room is a utility lobby and separated shelved larder. A good size and double aspect family living room off the kitchen completes the ground floor accommodation and also includes a fireplace with Jetmaster fire. To the first floor, the landing with linen cupboard includes doors leading to the pretty principal bedroom suite including triple aspect main bedroom overlooking the fields and a smart modern ensuite bathroom off and also including part exposed timbers and Karndean floor. There are then three further double bedrooms, a single bedroom 5/dressing room and modern family shower room also with Karndean floor, plus adjacent and currently disused second shower room. Outside, the attractive large gardens surround the house including extensive areas of lawn and specimen trees and shrubs creating a lovely setting to the farmhouse including maple, different oaks, silver birch, magnolia, ornamental flowering cherries, horse chestnut and willow. To the South and West sides of the house, there is a good size outside eating area to the paved terrace with part brick retaining walls with attractive rose arbours over, outside lighting and water and overlooking the adjacent vegetable garden and then the post and railed and newly beech hedge bordered Southern paddock. To one end of the garden there is a small fence enclosed pond, orchard and chicken run area. The drive, with its extensive parking and turning, continues towards the stable yard with rendered block-built walls and pitched tiled roof and four boxes each of approximately 15’0 x 11’10 internal (4.57m x 3.61m) with concrete floors and to one end store/fodder room, with side and front entrance doors and to the rear a studio/home office internally lined with windows (North & East), power and light. Two tractor/fodder stores form lean-to timber additions to each end of the stable block. The adjacent post and rail fenced sand and rubber surfaced manége, approx. 40m x 20m, adjoins the entrance drive with wide grass verge to one side and pretty approach past the neighbouring daffodil and bluebell lined mixed broadleaf woodland forming part of the Wiston Estate.

The pasture land lies to the South-East & South-West of the house with two paddocks due South of the stable yard, with part post and rail fencing and with the home paddocks re-fenced in recent years with equi-netting. This connects through to a further two paddocks to the South-West of the house and garden with, to one end, a blockbuilt field shelter/stable with span roof, 26’4 x 12’10 (8.03m x 3.91m), with 2 stable doors to the front. Overall, the property extends to approx. 12.5 acres (5.06Ha).

Location
Hook Farm is situated approximately 1 mile off the A24 and approached via a private electric gate which also serves other properties, and then, before the lane reaches a dead end and on the right-hand side, enters the property’s own private entrance drive leading up to the farmhouse. The nearby village of Ashington includes a small range of shops including later opening Co-Op, the Red Lion pub, Indian restaurant, modern primary school and the Parish Church of St. Peter & St. Paul. The small village of Dial Post to the North incudes the awardwinning Crown Inn pub and close to the gateway to the renowned Knepp Castle Estate. To the North, the old market town of Horsham (approx.10 miles) provides an extensive range of shopping and recreational facilities and including mainline train service to Victoria and, to the South, to the coast at Worthing (approx. 11.5 miles) and to the North connections to the A23/M23 and Gatwick airport (approx. 25 miles) and London beyond. Billingshurst, also with mainline station is approx. 10 miles.

Sporting and recreation
Walking and riding along many local, footpaths and bridleways. Racing at Goodwood, Fontwell, Brighton, Plumpton and Linfield. Golf at Pulborough, Horsham, Worthing & Albourne. Equestrian events at Warnham, Pyecombe, Hickstead, Pulborough and Ardingly. Sailing at Brighton Marina, Shoreham-by-Sea and Chichester. Theatre at Brighton, Crawley, Horsham and Chichester. There are a good selection of public and state schools in the area. Information Photos and particulars prepared August 2022 (Ref RBA). Freehold title WSX101996. Mains water and electricity. Oil-fired central heating. Private drainage system. A public footpath crosses the property.

Viewing: strictly by appointment through the Vendor’s Joint Sole Selling Agents.



SUMMARY OF ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES

Entrance Hall * Cloakroom * Dining Room * Drawing Room * Sitting Room * Kitchen/Breakfast Room * Utility Room * Garden Room * Study * First Floor Landing * Master Bedroom With En-auite Bathroom * 4 Further Bedrooms * Family Bathroom * Shower Room * Outside:- Gardens * Natural Pond * Fish Pond * Garage * 4 Loose Boxes * 20m x 40m Manege * Fenced Paddocks Of Some 12.5 Acres *

SITUATION

Hook Farm is delightfully situated in a rural location just outside the village of Ashington which benefits from village stores, Inn and primary school. The larger towns of Horsham and Worthing are aprroximately 9 miles and 10 miles respectively, offer an extensive range of shopping and recreational facilities as well as main line stations to London. The A24 provides easy access to Gatwick and the main motorway network.

EQUESTRIAN INTEREST

Of equestrian interest there is an abundance of off road riding available from the property on bridlepaths. Riding on the beach or The South Downs is within easy reach. There are many local shows and events held regularly in the area and bigger equestrian centres include, Sands Farm in Warnham, Royal Leisure in Henfield and Brendon at Pycombe all of which hold a variety of both affiliated and unaffiliated competitions throughout the year. Coombelands is within easy reach where many ODE and hunter trials are held and where the cross country fences, show jumps and gallops can all be hired for schooling. The property is well placed for access to Hickstead and Ardingly showgrounds. The property is situated in the heart of The Crawley & Horsham Hunt Country and is a stones throw from polo at Knepp Castle Polo Club.

DESCRIPTION

Hook Farm represents the unique opportunity to acquire a delightful and beautifully presented detached Grade II Listed country house set in grounds of some 12.5 acres. Until 1983 Hook Farm formed part of the Wiston Estate , a privately owned agricultural esteat, whoise land surrounds the property, when it was sold with the farmhouse in a derelict condition. Since then the origional farmhouse which is timber framed, has been totally restored and substantially extended to provide spacious and comfortable family accommodation. The house stands of part rendered, bart brick and part tile hung elevations yunder a tiled roof and is presented in beautiful order throughout. The property benefits from well presented equestrian faclitiles which comprise of 4 loose boxes and a 20m x 40m manege. The gardens and grounds surround the house and in toatal amount to some 12.5 acres. The property is approached from the road via a private security gated concrete road into it own drive of approximately 300 ydswhich passes the equestrian faciltieis and termiantes into a parking and turning area to the front of the house.

ACCOMMODATION

The accomodation in breif is as follows:- A panneled front door leads to a large Entrance Hall with exposed ceiling and wall timbers, quarry tiled floor, radiator, oak staircase to first floor, deep cloaks cupbaord and doors of to the cloakrom, study, sitting room with a wide open fireplace and the dining hall which has a beamed ceiling, sealed brick fireplace and glazed doors leading out into a delightful garden room. The drawing room is light and spacious with exposed timbers, open fireplace with exposed chimney breast and Jetmaster grate. There is a comprehensively fitted kitcehn/brackfast room with a Belling elctric double oven with five ring hob and extractor over, space and plumbing for dishwaser, range of fitted oak base and wall units with ample oak edged worksurfaces, oak cupboard houseing the oil fired boiler and an archway leading to the utilty area which has space and plumbing for a washing machiene, work surface with storage cupboard over and a door to a large shelved larder. An oak staircase rises from the entrance hall giving access to the first floor landing which in turn gives access to thee master bedroom suite which is again light and spacious and benefits from an en-suite bath and shower room. There are 4 further bedrooms and a well fitted familty bathroom and a separate shower room.

OUTSIDE

Hook Farm benefits form delightful gardens and grounds which comprise of main formal areas of lawn interspersed with a variety of mature trees and shrubs. There is an attractive paved terrace on the south side of the house with a brick retaining wall with steps up to the surrounding shrub borders and onto the lawn. In additon there i a brick built barbecue and a vine clad arbour. Withint the grounds is a well with a traditional brick and pitch tile head. Tothe front of the house is the parking area bordered by lawn and mature fruit trees and a raised fish pond. There is also a larger natural pond within the gardens and a timber and felt garden shed.

EQUESTRIAN FACILITIES

The equestrian facilities are well presented and comprise of an L-Shaped building of rendered construction under a tiled roof, being enclosed by post and rail fencing and providing 4 loose boxes, each 15' x 12' and a garage measuring 22' x 15' with doublke doors and 2 personal side doors as well as an overhead air conditioning unit. To the east of the stables is an excellent 20m x 40m manege with a sand and PVC surface. The land is divided into convieint paddcoks by mainly post and rail fencing with water connected. Within one of the paddocks is a block built fuild shelet/loose box. In totaol the property amounts to some 12.5 acres.

DIRECTIONS

From Horsham take the A24 in a southerly direction toward Worthing and passing over the A272 at Buck Barn Crossroads. Continue for approximately 3 3/4 miles and turn left off the dual carraigeway, approximately 1/2 mile beyond the Old Barn Nursary) into a small private lane towards Woodmand Farm. Pass through tthe security gate and follow the lane round to the right. After approximately 2/3 of a mile Hook Farm cand be found on the right hand side just before the end of the lane. (Please note there is no vehicular access to Hook Farm from the South)

SERVICES

Mains water and electricity, oil fired central heating, BT, Private drainage.

LOCAL AUTHORITY

Horsham District Council (01403) 215100 Council Tax Band 'H'


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North Lane
Ashington RH20 3AU
County: West Sussex
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: CE000050
Last Updated: Thursday, 29 September 2022 12:04

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