Loxwood Road, Rudgwick
Set in an elevated position with views of the South Downs, this remarkable country house is joining the market for the first time since its creation. With ancillary accommodation, private lake, swimming pool, tennis court, formal gardens, and paddocks. In all approx. 11 acres.
Positioned along a leafy tree lined country lane, White Gables enjoys an elevated position with views of the surrounding gardens, grounds and distant views of the South Downs.
Upon passing the through the decorative wrought iron automated gates, the circular driveway has a wonderful and extremely well stocked central flower bed and pond. Cleverly, at several points around the driveway are double parking bays screened by clear stem bird cherry trees and mature shrubs.
The main entrance porch leads through to an impressive reception hall with French bar limestone flooring, a stunning Minster Stone fireplace and wood burning stove. A glazed bay with double doors looks out to the mature rosarium. A 108-inch HD cinema screen is concealed within the ceiling void and connected to a 3D HD projector giving this reception hall a dual purpose. Leading to the right of the hall is the kitchen/dining room.
The kitchen area has been hand built with a country shaker style offering a significant central island, a range of Gaggenau appliances including a full height fridge, separate freezer and two dishwashers. With a triple aspect, the kitchen and dining areas offer the most splendid views across the surrounding gardens. A vaulted garden room leads from the kitchen and overlooks the lake and woodland beyond.
The main drawing room leads to the left of the hallway and enjoys a similar aspect over the grounds and rose gardens. A small study area links the main house to the annex. As the ground floor of the annex runs seamlessly from the main drawing room, it can be used as a further reception space or closed off creating a private living area for the annex. A spiral staircase leads up to a bedroom, bathroom and study area.
The first-floor accommodation is equally impressive, with a long and bright landing giving access to the principal bedroom suite. An opulent bedroom with views over the lake, gardens and hillsides beyond. The dressing area has several bespoke fitted wardrobes and maple cabinetry, leading to the en suite bathroom, all beautifully appointed.
Further along, the central hallway you will find three further double bedrooms. A family bathroom can be accessed by two of the bedrooms. The third has its own beautifully appointed en suite bathroom.
The house is surrounded by its gardens which have been professionally landscaped and planted with numerous specimen trees and shrubs. Yew, beech, and box hedge separate areas of the garden creating interest and privacy. The main feature of these fabulous gardens is a central lake, this was installed by our clients and is teeming with wildlife. A jetty allows for a fun row around the lake or just a place to sit under the willow tree to enjoy the vista. A tennis pavilion is also located here and is fitted with a small kitchen and space for a table and chairs. The pavilion has two glass sides, one overlooking the lake and the other over the tennis court, which is set slightly below the pavilion.
From the Rosarium and past the sunken garden with water feature and rill, a stunning brick and stone archway leads to the outside pool. This charming area has a wonderful stone flagged terrace surrounding the pool with plenty of space for a BBQ or summer party. The pool house has a changing room, sauna, cloakroom and kitchen area.
The gardens continue around the lake, punctuated with more silver birch and other specimen trees including a mature liquid amber and willows. The gardens extend to approx. 2 acres.
The gardens are protected by deer fencing, which also acts as a boundary line between the gardens and paddocks. This utility land stretches from the north-most point of the plot with a gentle gradient downwards to the lower paddocks and fields. A separate access point and service track leads from the main entrance driveway.
A barn style double garage and separate double garage will cater for most needs, a machinery store and workshop can also be found along this working part of the grounds.
Renewable Energy Services: Much thought has been given to ensure this country house is as energy efficient as possible. With double glazed windows throughout, underfloor heating, generous insulation levels and three Air Source Heat Pumps help to ensure the running costs are kept low. A total of 34 solar panels provide energy to supplement power to the house and gardens. A separate array of 10 panels aids to power the workshop, pavilion and pool house.
White Gables is situated in an outstanding rural position, close to the Surrey/Sussex border and about two miles to the south-east of the village of Rudgwick, which provides local amenities including shops, a doctor, a dentist, a village inn and a church. The property is set amidst beautiful open countryside and approached by a private no-through lane.
The villages of Cranleigh and Billingshurst are each about five miles and provide excellent facilities, whilst the larger centres of Horsham and Guildford are 7 miles and 15 miles respectively.
From Horsham there is a mainline rail service to London Victoria (from 52 minutes) and from Guildford to London Waterloo (from 37 minutes).
There are excellent sporting and recreational facilities in the area including golf at The West Sussex (near Pulborough), The West Surrey (near Milford), Slinfold, Cranleigh, and Rookwood (Horsham), racing at Goodwood and Polo at Hurtwood Park and Cowdray Park.
Within a short distance, there are excellent schools including village schools, Pennthorpe (Rudgwick), Farlington, Seaford College, Cranleigh School, St. Catherines (Bramley), and Charterhouse at Godalming.
- Grand reception hall/cinema room
- Drawing room, garden room, sitting room
- Substantial bespoke kitchen/dining room with an Aga and Gaggenau appliances
- Principal bedroom with dressing area and en suite bathroom
- Three further bedrooms, two bathrooms (one en suite)
- Self-contained two storey annex linked to the main house
- Integrated Sonos AV system, Lutron & Wise smart lighting systems
- Double barn style garage, second double garage, machinery store, workshop
- Private lake, tennis court with a pavilion
- Heated swimming pool and pool house
- 34 solar panel array for the main house
- 10 solar panels for the workshop
- 3 air source heat pumps, rainwater harvest tank
- B+ EPC energy rating
- Approx. 2 acres of gardens
- Approx. 9 acres of paddocks