An elegant country home with superb equestrian facilities, set within beautiful gardens and woodlands. In all about 100 acres.
Coolham Manor is ideally situated in a rural location, yet within reach of excellent facilities and communications. The property is set amidst wooded countyside one and a half miles from Coolham.
Coolham Manor was the principle residence of the Hungerhill Estate and is a fine replica of a Sussex Manor House believed to have been built in the second half of the 19th Century and considerably enlarged between the wars. A family home with superb equestrian facilities, the property is set in beautifully landscaped gardens within its own grounds. The generous accommodation across two floors is complemented by superb leisure facilities including indoor swimming pool and Sauna, four stables, an indoor riding school, a tennis court and wood and parkland. The house includes beautifully proportioned rooms with oak beamed ceilings, oak joinery and polished oak floors. The property includes many outbuildings, including a Stable flat, and a four bedroom Lodge house. The floor plan gives details of the carefully considered layout of the property, the points below are worthy of particular note.
The spacious entrance hall has oak panelling, stoned flagged floor and a prominent open stone fireplace. The drawing room has a beautiful open fireplace and direct access to the well-stocked, landscaped gardens and Koi Carp pond. The house flows well from the entrance hall, leading to the original oak panelled dining room, and sitting room, as well as further double doors leading to the gardens. An inner hall leads to the kitchen/breakfast room, which features custom built-in units, walk-in pantry, polished granite surfaces and a large island. Also off the inner hall are the cloakroom, study, snooker room, utility room, garaging, and secure access to the indoor swimming pool and sauna. The indoor pool is in a wonderfully light and spacious setting, with room for loungers and tables, as well as double doors leading onto the gardens.
From the entrance hall, the oak staircase leads up to the landing and master suite, which includes dressing room, and en suite bathroom giving excellent view of the gardens and Koi Carp pond. There are eight further bedrooms, three of which benefit from bespoke en suites. These have been thoughtfully chosen and individually designed to give each bedroom its own distinct character.
The attractive gardens lie to the south west of the house with distant views of the Downs and Chanctonbury Ring. The garden is laid out with extensive lawns with ornamental trees, lavender garden, sunken gardens. There are two inter- connecting fish ponds with waterfall and nearby pump house. The house is approached via a long drive, lit up by daffodils in the spring, with paddocks on each side, to the North of which is a secondary drive giving access to the woodland and paddock at the rear. Immediately to the rear of the garden is a five acre bluebell wood, made up of mainly Oak, Norwegian Spruce and Beech. Hard Tennis Court. Immediately to the rear of the property is an orchard and greenhouse. It has also large forty-acre field directly adjacent, either used as pastoral land or used as a polo ground/pitch. Three extensive Avairies, currently housing exotic Birds are situated at the bottom of an Apple Orchard.
The equestrian facilities include stables, accommodation (stable flat), and indoor riding school. Whilst the facilities are extensive, they are also flexible and could potentially provide a source of additional income or be turned into other facilities, subject to planning. There is sheltered storage opposite the stable block, suitable for equestrian and garden equipment. The indoor riding school is situated within a large paddock. The land is a heaven for wildlife and comprises fields, parkland, enchanting bluebell woods and Koi Carp ponds.
Four-bedroom cottage, including large reception room, dining room and kitchen. The Lodge includes its own self contained garden and Porch.
Currently used as an office, the stable flat is situated opposite the stables and includes a bathroom and kitchen.
Coolham Manor is situated about one and a half miles south of Coolham, just off the A272. The A24 provides quick access into Central London.
Main line rail services are available at Billingshurst (about 5 miles) and Horsham (about 8 miles) having frequent service of trains to London Victoria in 55 minutes and also excellent shopping and recreational facilities. The M23 gives easy access to Gatwick Airport (about 22 miles) and via the M25 to the national motorway network.
Sporting and recreational facilities in the area include golf at West Sussex Golf Club, West Chiltington and at Mannings Heath. Racing at Goodwood, Plumpton and Fontwell, and hunting with Crawley and Horsham or Southdown and Eridge Hunts. Polo at Knepp Castle.....
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