EQUESTRIAN - WATERSIDE - Woodvale is a substantial six bedroom family house with lovely, bright, ground floor rooms. The main sitting room, dining room and breakfast room/kitchen are south facing and look over the spectacular Japanese style gardens, with patio doors out from the sitting room and a door from the breakfast room/kitchen on to an extensive terrace. A large utility and boot room, with
internal wc, provides an excellent alternative everyday entrance. There is a wc off the central hall, a fitted study/office and a large ground floor studio or family activities room, which can serve a variety of purposes. Upstairs there are 4 bedrooms leading off the main landing, and a family bathroom/wc. The main suite has a large walk-in dressing room and an en-suite bath and shower room. From the landing a door gives access to a 2nd fitted study/office, a 5th and 6th bedroom, a shower room/wc and a 2nd kitchen. This part of the house, currently used as main family accommodation, having its own porch and external staircase, can be made into self-contained accommodation if required. In all the house extends to about 3,299 sq. ft.
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The gardens and grounds are a spectacular feature of the property, where a tributary of the River Wey, formerly forming the boundary between Surrey and West Sussex, passes through the garden, is crossed by three bridges, and opens out into a stunning private lake. To the front there is a large driveway with plenty of parking and a double garage with storeroom. A second stream feeds a smaller higher lake and waterfall which, cascading into the main lake, forms the central
feature of the garden and grounds. The gardens are laid out in an informal Japanese style, with shaped azaleas, heathers and shrubs, and rockeries. A superb brick paved terrace adjoins the southern elevation of the house and is not only a perfect sun-trap but also a wonderful area for outdoor dining and entertaining. Close by, the paved swimming pool area is cleverly sheltered by a surrounding wall with glazed panels and there is an adjoining pool house and sauna. The landscaping with planted borders, pathways and lawns connect a variety of areas within the garden, including the hard tennis court, and there are many pleasing vistas through mature trees and shrubs and the wider gardens. Beyond the main lake the land rises to a paddock, with its own gateway to the private lane to the south of the property, and alongside the paddock is the 2nd lake, and two sets of stables. There are machinery stores in addition. In all the grounds extend to just under 2 acres.
The property is situated in a quiet cul- de-sac lane on the southern outskirts of Haslemere, which offers a comprehensive range of facilities including a main line station to London Waterloo (in just under an hour). There is a good selection of specialist and locally owned shops as well as supermarkets and excellent schools including Amesbury, Highfield and Bookham, St. Edmund’s,
St Ives and the Royal School. The area is renowned for its beautiful countryside which includes many walks and bridleways as well as vast areas of land in the ownership of the National Trust. The property sits just inside the South Downs National Park, and the Sussex Border path
runs along the property’s southern boundary, giving access to Blackdown, the highest point in West Sussex, at the head of Bell Vale Lane. Other facilities in the area include sailing on the south coast, golf at Liphook, and Hindhead, racing at Goodwood, polo at Cowdray Park and theatres of great renown at both Chichester and Guildford.
Mains water, electricity and drainage. Oil fired central heating.
Chichester District Council.
3 Bathrooms (1 En-Suite)
2nd First Floor Kitchen
(potential to adapt the self-contained part of the upper
floor into a 1 Bedroom Annexe already with its own