6 Bedroom Detached House for sale in How Lane, Chipstead
- Country Estate
- Circa 40 Acres
- 14 Stables
- Six Bedrooms
- Sand School
- Four Bath/Shower Rooms
- Two Reception Rooms
- Outstanding Views
- Triple Garage
- Potential For Gymnasium/Cinema Room
Woodlands Farm enjoys a magnificent elevated and secluded position with an exceptional level of privacy. Not only 40 acres of it's own grounds to enjoy but also with an outlook over Chipstead Golf Course and far reaching views. The grounds themselves incorporate paddocks, fields, 14 stables within an indoor complex and deer handling facilities.
The current owners keep a small herd or pure bred Swedish fallow park deer that graze around the park. The location of the house was of great importance to the original owners when they had it built for themselves back in 1992, which was the first thing that attracted the current owner. Woodlands Farm is quietly tucked away, yet with easy access to amenities, motorways and main airports. Or if you prefer there is plenty of space to land your own helicopter.
"The Owner covenants with the Council not to use the Development outlined in red on the Plan (but excluding the dwelling house, garden, stables and sand school outlined in green on the Plan) other than as arable land, woodland or pasture, including pasture for the grazing of livestock or horses, and/or use for the exercising of horses."
Internally this spacious house has a wealth of exciting architectural features mixed with stunning modern design and details. Including polished slate floors with under floor heating, an abundance of timber and exposed brick internal walls, vaulted ceilings combined with hand crafted double glazed windows. The low windows allow one to enjoy the commanding views across the grounds and help create light and airy living areas. Both the striking split level drawing room, with raised office area and the sitting room have vaulted polished wood ceilings and benefit from superb views. There is a fully fitted kitchen/breakfast room, five bedrooms, two bath/shower rooms and a spacious ensuite with Jacuzzi bath and shower to the master bedroom. Below the main house is bedroom six with a separate external door, giving access onto a large reception area with exposed brick and independent staircase connecting to the house above. This floor also includes a bedroom with dressing/lobby room and a shower room. The deer facilities and machinery store are also accessed on this floor , which could be converted to a gymnasium/cinema room or similar. Part of the Deer area, when not in use, also works as a triple garage.
Flowing around two sides of the property is a raised balcony with southerly and westerly elevations. The current owner has created a private garden and patio, with a fabulous covered seating area and individual garden furniture made from the fallen trees in the grounds. For the horse lover accessed via a separate road is the stables, a large purpose built building which incorporates 14 high quality loose boxes. In addition to this is horse washing area, office, tack room, feed storage space and further isolation loose box adjoining, a rubber sand school and plenty of space to ride within the grounds. There is a secondary range of outbuildings to the east of the main house providing two further loose boxes and various general storage buildings.
In conclusion this property offers a wonderful country lifestyle with fabulous views yet within easy access of urban facilities (M25 and Gatwick). It is very rare that such an opportunity becomes available within the M25 and we expect considerable interest in this Country Estate.
Property At A Glance - * Circa 40 acres
* Deer park
* Superb Country Estate
* Six bedrooms
* Bedroom six with lobby/dressing room and shower room to the ground floor
* Entrance hall with solid oak staircase
* Reception hallway
* Sitting room/office
* Drawing room
* Kitchen/breakfast room
* Laundry room
* En-suite bath/shower room to the master
* Family bath/shower room
* Family shower room
* Garaging for 3 cars
* Large parking area
* Long sweeping gated driveway
* Separate road and entrance to the stables
* Large L-shaped balcony providing outstanding views
* Extensive live stock handling and inspection area
* Westerly aspect balcony areas enjoying predominantly westerly aspect towards Chipstead golf course and Banstead Woods
* Purpose built stable building
* 14 loose boxes
* Tack room
* Storage rooms
* Wash area
* Sand school
* Large tractor and machinery store
* Further stables and field shelters and various outbuildlings
Post and rail paddocks
* Mains gas, electricity and water. Septic tank drainage.
Please Note - "The Owner covenants with the Council not to use the Development outlined in red on the Plan (but excluding the dwelling house, garden, stables and sand school outlined in green on the Plan) other than as arable land, woodland or pasture, including pasture for the grazing of livestock or horses, and/or use for the exercising of horses."
Woodlands Farm is situated in this semi-rural village which is a commuters' haven as Coulsdon South mainline and Chipstead stations are within 1.5 miles providing routes to London Bridge, Victoria, Gatwick and the south coast. Chipstead is surrounded by open countryside ideal for walking and equestrian pursuits providing good riding and exceptional hacking.
In terms of road communications the nearby A23 leads to the M25 (junction 7) and into London whilst, for the frequent traveller, Gatwick Airport is approximately 14 miles to the south. Locally there is a good choice of state and independent schools within the vicinity and the village is a vibrant location with a drama club and active sports clubs, including rugby, golf, tennis and football. The nearby towns of Reigate and Banstead also provide a comprehensive range of shops, boutiques, cafes and restaurants, including Waitrose and Marks & Spencer.