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This is one of our Country Houses
Needs Farm House is an outstanding Grade II listed 18th century farmhouse of elegant proportions with high ceilings and retaining many period features including exposed timbers and 2 substantial inglenook fireplaces. The classically proportioned elevations are faced with ‘Roman cement’, relieved by sash windows under a Horsham stone roof.
From the drive a gate opens onto an enclosed front garden, laid to lawn with a lavender bordered flagstone path leading to the front entrance. A substantial stone porch with seats to either side and a panelled entrance door opens to a spacious reception hall with a flagstone floor. To one side is a fine triple aspect drawing room with a large inglenook fireplace. Leading from the hall there is also a dining room and study. The farmhouse style kitchen/breakfast room with flagstone floor and Aga set in a large inglenook fireplace is a particularly attractive feature and opens to a large conservatory which overlooks the walled garden.
On the first floor there are three bedrooms suites, including a spacious master suite with dressing area and a large bathroom, and two further bedrooms and a shower room.
Needs Farm House is situated in a delightful rural location, set amidst beautiful countryside and about 1 mile to the north of the village of Partridge Green. There are local shopping facilities at Partridge Green whilst the larger centres of Haywards Heath and Horsham are about 8 miles and 11 miles respectively, each providing comprehensive shopping and leisure facilities and main line rail services to London. Both the A24 and the A23 provide good road access to Gatwick Airport and the National motorway network.
There are excellent sporting facilities in the area including golf at Mannings Heath and The West Sussex Golf Club near Pulborough, show jumping at Hickstead and racing at Plumpton and Brighton. Nearby schools include Windlesham House, Handcross Park, and Hurstpierpoint College. There are many miles of beautiful walks and rides over the surrounding countryside and the South Downs national Park lies a short distance to the south. From the property there is direct access onto the Downs Link bridleway.
The property is set well within its land and approached over a tree lined drive which then divides to the front of the house. To the north, the drive leads to a large parking area adjacent to the house and side entrance and to the south, the drive continues past the house and a pond to the stables, shed, wood store and garaging for two cars. Beyond the stables there is a three bay pole barn. From the drive a gate opens into an enclosed front garden, laid to lawn with a lavender bordered flagstone path leading to the front entrance.
Adjoining the rear elevation is a large west facing flagstone terrace with a vine clad pergola to one side and distant rural views. The terrace extends around a former swimming pool which requires refurbishing or provides potential as a water feature. Beyond is an attractive pavilion/summer house with cloakroom/shower and changing facilities. The garden to the west is laid to lawn with two paddocks beyond. From the land there is direct access onto the Downs Link bridleway.
Adjoining one corner of the house is a delightful walled garden, formally laid out with brick paths bordered by box hedges, dividing the garden into areas of lawn, vegetable beds, soft fruits and espalier fruit trees. To one corner is a large greenhouse with adjacent cold frame.
In all the gardens and grounds extend to about 5 acres.
5 Bedrooms & 4 Bath/Shower rooms
3 Reception Rooms
Kitchen/Breakfast Room with Aga
Stabling & Pole Barn
Delightful Walled Garden
Direct access onto The Downs Link Bridleway
In all about 5 acres
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