Old Barkfold is an exceptional family house, occupying an enviable position in the village of Plaistow in West Sussex. The oldest part of the property dates from the 17th century and was formerly three cottages. The house was built in a traditional Sussex style and is constructed of timber, red brick and hanging tile facades, under a clay tile roof. The oldest part is particularly attractive, and has original oak timbers, leaded windows and original open fireplaces.
The property offers great flexibility with six bedrooms, two dressing rooms and four bathrooms on the first floor, all accessed by two different staircases. This allows the accommodation to be employed as one large family house as a whole, or for some of the rooms off the second staircase to operate as a staff or family annexe.
Accommodation in total comprises: reception hall, drawing room, dining room, sitting room, family room, kitchen/breakfast room; upstairs are the master bedroom with en suite bathroom, and five further bedrooms, two dressing rooms and four bathrooms.
The gardens and grounds are a great feature of the house. To the south is a picturesque formal area of garden with many colourful shrub borders. The informal grounds include paddocks and woodland and the whole comes to just under ten acres. There is also garaging, stables, a summerhouse, and a tennis court.
Plaistow has a village shop, post office, public house, cricket club and an excellent primary school. Billingshurst 7.5 miles, from there London Victoria is 66 minutes. Petworth is 8 miles.
The guide price is £1.75m. For further information please contact Knight Frank on 01428 770 560 or visit www.knightfrank.co.uk.
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