Holmbury Road, Ewhurst
A charming Grade II listed 16th Century Farmhouse in an elevated and peaceful setting with magnificent views of the surrounding hillside. Set in 16 acres of gardens and grounds with a heated swimming pool, barn complex and detached cottage.
Losely is a is a charming Grade II Listed equestrian property with 16th Century origins and later 18th Century extensions. The use of traditional vernacular construction details dominates with an exposed timber frame, whitewashed rendered infilling and 'club' pattern tile hung first floor canted out over the ground floor. The roof is predominantly clay tiled with sections of Horsham stone.
Internally the Farmhouse has a great deal of character with wonderful honey coloured beams, fine open fireplaces and oak flooring mixed with more modern travertine tiling. Leaded windows draw in the views across the cottage gardens and surrounding paddocks. An abundance of original oak doors leading to cubby holes, wardrobes and all the principle rooms complement this stylish characterful home. In recent years it has been sensitively restored and refurbished with tasteful bathrooms and a well fitted kitchen with an AGA. For a property of this age it is surprisingly light with a practical, well-flowing layout and lovely views from all rooms.
The ground floor offers great entertaining space and features a splendid bespoke fitted kitchen/ breakfast room. Meticulously planned and fitted by Seymours the splendid in-frame units, in a muted clay finish, offer a country house contemporary feel. An oversized central island offers a spacious breakfast bar area and ample worksurfaces for food preparation. At one end of the kitchen, inset into an open chimney breast, is a contemporary Purple Aga. On the opposing wall is a fitted ultra wide Miele electric oven with an induction hob. The kitchen opens to the breakfast room which has a hand-built dresser unit and a lovely view of the rear garden.
An inner lobby leads through to a fabulous dining room with a large Inglenook fireplace with an ornate copper hood. Doors then lead to a small study and on into the main drawing room. This fabulous vaulted reception room has a truly opulent feel with triple aspect leaded windows, exposed beams and a charming central fireplace. Also leading from the dining room is a rear lobby with cloakroom which flows around to a family room that is connected back around to the breakfast room.
The 1st floor accommodation is accessed via two separate staircases. To the right is a superb master bedroom suite with stunning views across the adjoining fields. A walk-in wardrobe and separate dressing room complement the room with an equally fabulous full en-suite bathroom with shower and standalone curved oval bathtub. Two further double bedrooms and a family bathroom can also be found on this floor and have their own access via the 2nd staircase. The fourth double bedroom is on the 2nd floor and benefits from a full en-suite bathroom.
The gardens and grounds
The property has a 450-metre-long driveway leading to electric double gates. On passing through the gates Losely comes into view sitting in an elevated position and drinking in the views of the surrounding hillside. A Victorian brick lined naturally fed pond sits to the front of house and is surrounded by mature planting. The gardens surround the house with a level lawn, paved sun terraces and a spectacular display of cottage garden flowers and shrubs. The south western terrace, which is particularly stunning with its climbing roses, overlooks the pond. Within the garden is a secluded heated swimming pool with further sun terraces and a pool house. The elevated position of the house means that from many areas of the garden there is a most wonderful outlook with views over its own paddocks, surrounding farmland and beyond to The Hills.
A small complex of two brick-built barns with hay lofts double up as stables that can also be used as garaging. To the rear of this block is a brick-built garage.
An old Granary sits in the north western corner of the driveway/parking area. This charming building has many uses such as a games room, gym or home office.
Adjacent to the main house, this charming cottage has been refurbished to a high standard with an attractive fitted kitchen, sitting room with doubles doors to the rear lawn, one double bedroom and a well-appointed bathroom with a separate shower.
- 16th Century four-bedroom detahced country home
- Farmhouse kitchen/breakfast room with Aga, utility and boot room
- Vaulted drawing room, dining room, family room, study
- Master bedroom with en-suite, three further bedrooms and two bathrooms (one en-suite)
- Landscaped cottage gardens, raised sun terraces and naturally fed brick lined pond
- Heated swimming pool with further sun terraces and a pool house
- Detached cottage with sitting room, fitted kitchen, double bedroom and bathroom
- Two barns/stables with hay lofts
- Renovated Granary used as a games room/gym/home office
- Paddocks with post and rail fencing, field shelters and water points