Studio in former manor house

WOODLANDS are offering the rare opportunity to purchase a top floor apartment in Denne Park House, between Horsham and Southwater.

Thursday, 8th March 2012, 11:50 am

The impressive Grade II listed former Manor House is set within over 15 acres of grounds for the use of residents in a stunning location adjacent to a golf course and superb countryside walks. A gated pathway leads directly onto Denne Road providing a pleasant walk of under a mile into Horsham town centre offering a comprehensive range of shopping facilities and amenities.

The property is offered to the market with no onward chain and offers a study area and 16ft studio area both offering superb views over the adjacent countryside. There is also a kitchen and bathroom. Other benefits include a garage located in a mews to the side of the main building, residents and visitors’ parking and basement storage. There is also a bin store and garden tool store with bicycle racks.

The extensive lawns are well maintained but green-fingered residents are more than welcome to become involved in the planting and cultivating of any additional plants and shrubs.

Denne Park House is full of history. The records of the manor of Denne date back to the mid 10th century but no evidence of any medieval predecessor to the current property has been traced to date.

The Dukes of Norfolk owned the estate until 1572 when it was forfeited to the Crown because Thomas Howard, the fourth Duke was executed for plotting against Elizabeth I to bring Mary Queen of Scots to power. Between 1572 and 1605 the estate changed hands a number of times until being bought by Sir Thomas Eversfield for £5,500 in 1605.

He then built the current Denne Park House. The manor, said to be 1,200 acres in 1818, remained in the hands of the Eversfields until 1947. At that time, the estate comprising 593 acres was broken up and over the next three years the main property was divided up into the apartments that remain today.

The property is offered to the market at offers in the region of £100,000 and an internal viewing is highly recommended by the agents. This can be arranged by contacting Woodlands Estate Agents on 01403 270270.