BROADWATER LANE, COPSALE, RH13 6QJ
Asking Price: £745,000
- Grade II Listed Cottage
- Three Bedrooms
- Kitchen/Dining Room
- Two Reception Rooms
- Wet Room And Family Bathroom
- Many Original Features
- Beautiful Landscaped Gardens
Castle Lodge is a beautiful Grade II listed former lodge house set in some of the areas most stunning countryside, adjacent to the historic Sedgwick Park Estate and between the hamlets of Copsale and Sedgwick.
Copsale lies approximately 3 miles to the south of Horsham providing easy access to all of the towns shopping and recreational facilities as well as a mainline railway station with services running to London Victoria and London Bridge both taking around 50 minutes. The nearby A24 provides access to the south coast, Gatwick Airport, the M23, the M25 and the national motorway network. In Copsale itself, locals will enjoy a warm welcome at the White Horse and Black Horse country pubs. Prospective purchasers should note that Mannings Heath Golf & Country Club, Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens and the Knepp Castle Estate are also accessible.
Sedgwick Park is believed to date from the 13th Century and encompasses some 162 hectares of St. Leonards Forest. Castle Lodge is situated just on the western boundary of the park and not far from the remains of Sedgwick Castle, where important parts of the structure still stand including the inner and outer moats. This construction was first listed in the Doomsday Book as 1074. The castle site is a Scheduled Ancient Monument.
The accommodation at Castle Lodge and its gardens have been subject to the care and attention of the existing owners for 20 years. Many improvements and additions have been made during this period and all add to the many charms and features of the property.
Flanked by the Victorian gardens of Sedgwick Park, this property from start to finish, is full of original features. Entry to the property is from the south side via a lobby, which leads to a sitting room with bay window and feature fireplace with inset log burner. From the sitting room an opening leads into the kitchen and dining areas. The kitchen is fitted with modern but complementing grey units and an AGA style stove, with doors leading to the larder with space for utilities and a rear lobby with access to the gardens.
To the rear of the kitchen is the dining room, which is a recent addition to the property and fully approved within the restrictions of the Grade II listing. This room gives the property an extra appeal, with its octagonal shape and vaulted ceiling. It is a bright space, with windows to most sides and double French doors opening to the rear gardens. From the sitting room, a door leads to the inner hallway with access to a downstairs wet room/WC and lounge. The lounge is another bright room with stunning views over the open countryside from the south facing bay window, and a central open fireplace with antique marble surround. The wet room with its modern fittings has a wash hand basin, WC and window to the rear.
From the inner hall, there is a turning staircase leading to the first floor landing with access to three bedrooms and a bathroom. Among the master bedrooms features are built-in wardrobes, a fireplace and like the lounge on the ground floor, wonderful views over the surrounding countryside. The bathroom has a roll top bath, wash hand basin and WC. While soaking in the bath, you can take in the night sky via the two Velux windows, one of the many additions by the current owners.
The position of Castle Lodge benefits from open views to the south and west aspect, to the east you see the Victorian Gardens of Sedgwick Park and to the north, mature woodland. The gardens themselves have a traditional English cottage feel and have been thoughtfully landscaped with lawn, patio areas, arranged flower beds and hedge boundaries. A feature pond is central to the garden and adds to the overall scene. To the rear of the garden are two outbuildings; the larger of the two is complete with power and comprises of a workshop, studio and sun terrace. The second is a sunroom and potting shed combined. Parking is situated to the rear.
In brief, it is essential that serious buyers book an appointment to view in order to truly appreciate what the property, gardens and surroundings have to offer.