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Phipps House is believed to date from the 1930s and in recent years has been comprehensively refurbished and enlarged to create an outstanding country house providing extensive and well appointed accommodation, ideal for entertaining and for a family. Throughout, great attention has been paid to detail and the quality of fittings. Features of particular note include polished oak flooring with underfloor heating to the principal reception areas, an integrated music system and from all principal rooms there are beautiful southerly views over the gardens and grounds to the South Downs in the distance. From the entrance drive panelled double entrance doors open onto an impressive galleried reception hall with a wood burning fire set in a carved stone surround.
Opening from the hall is an elegant drawing room with
marble fireplace and also a well proportioned dining room with part-mirrored wall panels. From both rooms double doors open onto the raised south facing terrace. The spacious and well appointed kitchen/ breakfast room has an extensive range of granite topped units with a large central island and a four oven Aga.
A later addition incorporates a superb octagonal family room with a vaulted ceiling, concealed lighting and a recessed modern wood burning fire, below which is a superb cinema room with a 9’ projection screen.
On the first floor there are four bedroom suites including a guest suite with dressing area and a separate dressing room. The whole of the second floor comprises an extensive master suite with two dressing rooms, two bathrooms and a sitting area with bifold doors opening onto a balcony. There is also a kitchen facility and with the benefit of two staircases a sixth bedroom suite could be created.
Phipps House is situated in an outstanding rural location about one mile to the south of the village of Handcross and close to the delightful village of Slaugham, noted for its historic church, the Chequers Inn and a variety of period cottages and houses.
The property lies within the High Weald Area of
Outstanding Natural Beauty. Local shopping facilities are available at Handcross whilst the larger centres of Haywards Heath and Horsham are each bout 7 miles. There are main line rail services to London (Victoria/London Bridge) from Haywards Heath and Gatwick
stations, including the Gatwick Express which provides a direct service to Victoria in 30 minutes. The A23 at Handcross provides access to Gatwick airport, the M23/M25 and the national motorway network. There is excellent schooling in the area including Ardingly
College, Brambletye, Hurstpierpoint College, Cumnor House, Handcross Park, Cottesmore, Brighton College, and Lancing College. Sporting and recreational facilities include golf at Mannings Heath, Cottesmore and Haywards Heath, show jumping at Hickstead and racing at Plumpton and Brighton. Phipps House is situated in a truly tranquil rural location amidst beautiful countryside yet is within easy reach of excellent facilities and communications.
Set to one side of the drive is the detached single storey lodge which has been refurbished and provides excellent secondary accommodation, comprising a well
fitted kitchen/breakfast room, two bedrooms and two bathrooms.
A detached brick and tiled outbuilding (36’ x 16’) with a vaulted ceiling and underfloor heating.
The entrance drive continues past the house to a range of outbuildings and additional parking, comprising 2 double car garages with electric roller doors, an open fronted barn providing further garaging and a machinery store.
A further detached building provides storage and workshop facilities with electric roller doors.
Gardens and Grounds
From the lane remote controlled wrought iron gates open onto a sweeping gravel drive leading to a large parking and turning area to the front of the house.
Beautiful formal gardens surround the house with an extensive flagstone terrace extending the full width of the southern elevation and opening on the west side to an open sided octagonal gazebo with a cedar shingle roof supported on brick pillars. A further flagstone terrace, enclosed by brick walling and a wrought iron balustrade, adjoins the east elevation. Beyond is an area of formal garden including a rose garden with four box hedged segments set within a mature
hornbeam hedge. A further mature hedge encloses
a boules court.
The swimming pool is set in an extensive stone terrace which incorporates a stone firepit and is bordered by stone balustrading. Adjoining is a spacious pool house providing excellent entertaining and games facilities together with a bedroom, shower room and a kitchen.
From the terrace broad stone steps lead down to a
sweeping lawn inset and bordered by a variety of
mature flowering shrubs and magnificent oak trees, creating a beautiful secluded parkland setting.
Set within the lawns a large pond with an island has been created and bordered by stone rockeries and flowering shrubs. A wide cascading stone waterfall flows into a lower pond. Sweeping informal lawns extend beyond the ponds from which a five bar gate opens into a paddock which also has a separate access from the lane. Along the eastern boundary of the property there is a belt of mature woodland.
In all the gardens and grounds extend to about 16.6 acres.
5 bedroom suites
galleried reception hall
4 reception rooms
2 bedroom cottage
large pool house
pasture and woodland
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