Period country property

Oreham House
Oreham House

Oreham House is a beautifully presented period country property, believed to have originally been two cottages forming part of the manor of Oreham.

The central part of the house, approached via a herringbone brick pathway leading to a solid wood front door, is characterised by mullioned windows, exposed beams and flagstone floors. Over the years the property has been modernised and extended to create a spacious and versatile family home with stylish, contemporary features such as downlighting and an integrated Bang & Olufsen sound system. Set within superb grounds, Oreham House provides excellent accommodation with all the benefits of country life, whilst being close to local amenities and transport.

The accommodation is arranged over two floors, briefly comprising: entrance porch, reception hall, drawing room, sitting room, kitchen/breakfast/family room, study, sun room, ground floor guest suite, cloakroom, boot room, master bedroom suite with dressing room, en suite shower and cloakroom, 3 further bedrooms, family bathroom and shower room, Utility room.

Outside, there are a range of outbuildings, garages and a gym. Oreham House is surrounded by exceptionally well maintained gardens; the pretty front garden is mainly laid to lawn with well stocked flower beds. To the rear of the property is a sunken patio with space for table and chairs. Steps lead up to a lawn, featuring established beds and a lavender path leading to the orchard. The gravelled driveway leads up past the house to the substantial grounds beyond; to the left is an area of formal gardens including the rose gardens with pleached lime trees and topiaried bay trees, greenhouse, fenced area with raised vegetable beds. To the right of the drive is a croquet lawn; the tennis court is behind the rose garden, shielded by an established conifer hedge. There is a raised and decked barbecue area. The rest of the grounds are meadow land, with rings of trees planted to break up the expanse and create distinct areas. At the top of the meadow is a man-made hillock with a seat at its summit, from which there are spectacular views across the South Downs to Devil’s Dyke and Chanctonbury Ring. At the rear of the garden a gate leads out to open farm land with public footpaths giving access to the South Downs.

In all, about 5.2 acres.

Guide price £2.85 million

For further details please contact Savills, Haywards Heath on 01444 446000. (haywardsheath@savills.com)