A picturesque Grade II listed principally Georgian house set at the heart of a 252 acre estate with huge potential for sporting, environmental enhancement and agriculture.
Pockford House is principally a picturesque Grade II listed Georgian family home, with classic symmetrical Georgian elevations and elegantly proportioned reception rooms. The front door leads into the entrance hall, which serves the drawing room, study and dining room. To the rear of the house, behind a baize door, lies the 'butler's pantry/WC', a large kitchen/breakfast room and a sitting room of earlier period with substantial inglenook fireplace incorporating bread and meat ovens, and french doors leading out to the terrace of the walled garden. There is also a sizeable cellar with a subterranean window to the walled garden, with brick staircases to both the dining room and rear sitting room.On the first floor, the principal bedroom benefits from an ensuite and dressing room. Accessed from the spacious landing, there is one further bedroom suite with spacious ensuite shower and 3 further bedrooms and a family shower room.There is a large south-facing conservatory/garden room adjacent to the house, linked to the stable block, staff cottage and estate office. Behind the walled garden, a lower courtyard offers a heated indoor swimming pool with plant room, shower, W/C and changing facilities, with adjacent tennis court. In addition, there is a fantastic Grade II Listed party barn, which benefits from a mezzanine and adjoining kitchen, alongside an additional storage room. Half of the barn remains for storage, but could be similarly converted, subject to the necessary consents. Pockford House sits within glorious formal gardens and grounds and the house benefits from far-reaching beautiful views over the surrounding countryside and down to Pockford Brook and woodland.Provision for equine interests is provided by a range of paddocks in close proximity to the stables, which comprise four loose boxes, a tack room and feedstore area. There is also a sand school, an allweather turnout area and a designated concrete muck bay to the rear of the stables lies a doublegarage. Alongside the stables is a two bedroom staff cottage and attached granary, currently used as the estate office, which could be incorporated into the cottage as a reception room. There is also a triple garage and a tractor store behind the staff cottage. Accessed independently from the farm drive, there are two semi-detached 3 bedroom cottages with private gardens, set away from the house, both of which are currently let. This driveway also serves the farm buildings, which comprise a grain dryer, several modern barns and a four bay cattle shed.The land at Pockford Farm extends to 252 acres, approximately 130 acres of which is pasture, and 112 acres is woodland. Approximately 55 acres of woodland running along the southern boundary is on a long lease to the Forestry Commission which runs for another 917 years and is part of the Chiddingfold Forest Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). The land has been farmed organically since acquisition by the current owner and would be ideal for regenerative agriculture or 'rewilding', given the areas of ancient woodland throughout the estate. The pasture land is currently the subject of a grazing licence, along with one of the agricultural barns, which is used for storing hay and straw.
Pockford House is approached over a bridge via a long gravel driveway with wide verges, flanked by mature trees which leads to the elevated yet secluded house; the driveway then sweeps around to the rear of the main house to the stable yard, staff cottage, lower courtyard and thereafter farmyard and farm cottages, which can all be accessed independently from the farm drive. Chiddingfold is an archetypal historic English village with a beautiful village green, surrounded by period buildings, church, local shops and pubs, providing country living within