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Fine period house in West Sussex with river frontage

Chatfolds is a wonderful six-bedroom period property set in mature gardens and grounds with over 500 yards of direct river frontage.

The house itself dates back to the late 14th century and has many period features, including a wealth of exposed wall and ceiling beams in the principal rooms. The vaulted dining room has a substantial inglenook fireplace, bressummer beam and stone hearth. The drawing room is a triple aspect room also with an inglenook fireplace and glazed double doors opening onto a terrace. Upstairs the principal bedroom suite is charming and features a brick fireplace, built-in oak wardrobes and a large bathroom with separate shower. There are three further bedrooms on the first floor as well as a family bathroom. A second staircase rises to the second floor which has two further bedrooms and a shower room.


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Accommodation in total comprises: entrance hall, cloakroom, magnificent dining hall, drawing room, study, kitchen, family/breakfast room, laundry room, utility room, six bedrooms, three bath/shower rooms and a cellar.

Outside the property is set within beautiful mature gardens with sweeping lawns. Adjoining the house is a stone terrace from which paths lead on to a sunken pond and then on to the swimming pool. To further period outbuildings adjoin the northern boundary and beyond is the kitchen garden, adjoining which is an orchard.

The front is well protected by a deep belt of mature trees through which a drive provides access to the paddocks which lie to the south. From here a pathway follows the banks of North River which provides a haven for birds and wildlife. The gardens and grounds extend to around nine acres.

The house sits in a wonderful rural location close to the Surrey/West Sussex border about two miles from the village of Warnham, which is noted for its period properties and good local amenities. Horsham (five miles), Dorking (10 miles) and Guildford (15 miles) provide more extensive services as well as trains to London.

The guide price is £1.65m. For further information please contact Hamptons International on 01403 262828 or visit

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