'Garden approaching 2 acres'
House Simple present this property for offers in excess of £950,000. Located on the edge of Southwater in the parish of Shipley. Set in mature grounds approaching 2 acres, mainly lawned, interspersed with mature Oak trees. The boundary at the rear edged with natural woodland and rhodendrons. The location is ideal for countryphiles who like to be within striking distance of local amenities. The garden backs onto ancient woodland which provides lovely walks straight from your back door. In springtime the area is awash with bluebells. The property is located at the end of a country lane of approximately half a mile so there is no passing traffic. The property is surrounded by its own grounds, the front with long driveway and to the north east an area of land with lawn, small copse and individual oak tree, separated by a public footpath which gives access to the woods to the west of the property. For the horse rider there are a network of bridleways, including the Downslink, which can be accessed easily. For the wildlife enthusiast the area often has sightings of deer, buzzards and woodpeckers. For families with children the garden would be an ideal outdoor play space.
The property is a Scandinavian style detached chalet house, built in the 1980's, with 4 bedrooms including master bedroom upstairs with en-suite and a large second bedroom with en-suite downstairs. Family bathroom. Spacious entrance hall with twist and turn pine staircase leading up to a bright wood panelled study area with double doors to a balcony overlooking woodland and garden. From the entrance hall, doors lead to a large sitting room with feature brick fireplace, woodblock flooring and double doors leading to a terraced area with balcony above and views to a westerly direction over the garden. Separate dining room with oak woodblock flooring and doors to both the lounge and kitchen. Kitchen has a walk-in larder and door to separate utility room. Downstairs cloakroom located off hall. Double garage with electric door. Extensive driveway parking.
There is tremendous potential for improvement or enlargement of the property as no extensions or alterations have ever been carried out. The property does need updating but is in good decorative order. In addition, the grounds could offer scope for additional development, subject to planning permission.
Oil Central heating. Mains water and electric. Klargester sewage treatment system shared with neighbouring property.
Christs Hospital station offering trains to Victoria/London Bridge is an 8 minute drive or a pleasant 15 minute cycle ride along the Downs Link bridleway. The local shops, doctors' surgery, library, post office are all located within a mile in Southwater village. The market town of Horsham is approximately 15 minute drive with more frequent trains to London, a journey of approximately an hour. Gatwick is easily accessible within 30 mins.
In conclusion a country feel location for people looking for a 'non-estate' property surrounded by its own land with space and potential to enlarge.
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