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Rushcutters is a delightful and beautifully presented period cottage of great character believed to date from the late 15th century. The property is of traditional timber framed construction, subsequently enlarged and displays a wealth of period features including exposed wall and ceiling beams, oak flooring and oak mullioned leaded windows.
On the ground floor is a charming sitting room with a wood burning stove set in an inglenook fireplace. The room is arranged on 2 levels creating a separate study/library area. There is a separate vaulted dining room and a study which has a loft ladder providing access to a boarded loft area.
On the first floor are 2 charming vaulted bedrooms, one with an ensuite shower room and the second bedroom has access to eaves storage areas. On the ground floor is a third bedroom
An outstanding feature of the property is the substantial detached outbuilding of great architectural merit, providing excellent garaging/workshop facilities at the lower ground
floor level and an open plan studio above. An upper mezzanine level provides a bedroom area with a shower room at the lower level. The studio opens onto an extensive part covered terrace
creating a superb entertaining facility with fine rural views across the valley.
Rushcutters occupies a truly unique location amidst unspoilt countryside and approached from Arundel by a no-through lane which provides access to only the hamlets of Offham and
The historic town of Arundel lies 1.5 miles to the south and is dominated by the medieval Arundel Castle, home to the Dukes of Norfolk and their ancestors for nearly 1000 years. The town offers a wide range of amenities including a number of boutique shops, restaurants and public houses.
Nearby there are many leisure and recreational facilities including the Arundel Wetland Centre and Swanbourne Lake.
The property lies within the South Downs National Park and in the area are excellent sporting and recreational facilities including horse racing at Fontwell and Goodwood, motor racing and golf at Goodwood, cricket at Arundel, the West Sussex Golf club near Pulborough and sailing on the south coast. There are good road and rail communications with a main line rail service to London from Arundel.
The beautiful mature gardens provide an idyllic setting for the property, enjoying a high degree of peace and seclusion with sitting areas planned to take full advantage of the views over the adjoining open countryside which border the River Arun.
Sweeping lawns, bordered by numerous flowering shrubs and trees, slope gently down to the studio with a productive kitchen garden beyond. An octagonal summerhouse with lighting and heating is set in a secluded area of the garden. An orchard with mature fruit trees including apple, plum, damson and cherry. Four sheds provide garden storage facilities and there is also a greenhouse and a soft fruit cage. In all the gardens extend to about 0.6 of an acre.
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