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Charming 16th century property in West Sussex for sale

This charming property in West Sussex dates back to the 16th century, and is Grade II listed. The original part of the house holds the galleried reception hall and a library/sitting room/dining room with inglenook fireplace and built-in glazed bookcases.

The later additions in the house are dominated by the double aspect drawing room with its high ceiling and marble fireplace and the kitchen/breakfast room is spacious and has an oil-fired Aga. The first floor features a galleried snug, two bedrooms and a family bathroom, while further bathrooms and two more bedrooms are to be found in yet another, later, part of the house.

Accommodation in total comprises five/six bedrooms, three bath/shower rooms, galleried reception hall, library/sitting/dining room, double aspect drawing room, and the kitchen/breakfast room.

Outside mature, formal gardens are punctuated by stone paths and terraces which surround the house. The property itself is approached by a long tree-lined private lane crossing a stream and dividing to provide access to different parts of the grounds.


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The gardens have sweeping lawns, deep herbaceous borders and numerous trees and shrubs and the 30′ swimming pool provides another recreation area. Below the pool terrace is a soft fruit and vegetable garden and beyond this is parkland pasture sloping down to a carp lake with island and woodland skirt providing a haven for wildlife and a fisherman’s hut. There is also a private well.

The cottage, in its own gardens, is adjacent to the pond and a group of outbuildings. To the north is the orchard, further pasture, greenhouse and a modern steel-framed barn. Grounds amount to around eight acres.

The property is located in a small, mature parkland estate at the end of a small country lane between Horsham (five miles), Christ’s Hospital (two miles) and Billingshurst (four miles). Barns Green is around a mile away and provides a convenience store/post office and an inn. Transport to London is straightforward by train from Christ’s Hospital and Billingshurst, and Gatwick is just 20 miles away.

The guide price is £1.85m. For further information please contact Hamptons International on 01403 262 828 or visit

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