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 www.hamptons.co.uk.