The Old Wharf is an historic country property which was originally built to house grain in 1839, and sits by the side of the Wey and Arun canal. The house has subsequently been converted into an excellent family home with tennis court and swimming pool, as well as a separate barn.

Inside are well-laid-out reception rooms including a large kitchen/breakfast room, as the focus point for the house. The first floor has six bedrooms, all en-suite, and the second floor is accessed via the master suite and provides further storage/dressing area.

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Outside, the house comes with a large timber storage barn; the tennis court and swimming pool lie between the house and the barn. To the front is an ornamental terrace and the south-facing garden to the rear is mainly laid to lawn, with the canal to one side. A large vegetable garden sits at the end of the lawn and there are mature fruit trees. The grounds come to around six acres.

The Old Wharf is located between Wisborough Green and Billingshurst and nine miles from Horsham, which has trains into London Victoria. Wisborough Green is a pretty West Sussex village with a general store, pubs, a cricket green, a post office and a primary school.

The guide price is £1.995m. For further information please contact Knight Frank on 0140 333 9180 or visit www.knightfrank.co.uk.

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