A very special family house, believed to be of 16th century origins, and with enormous character and charm. There are a wealth of period features including large open fireplaces in the kitchen/dining room, drawing room and sitting room, which also have a mixture of red tiled and parquet flooring. Ceiling heights are very good for a house of this age. In addition to the three main reception rooms, a large conservatory leading from the kitchen adds to the living space and has double doors out to the secluded south west facing part of the garden. Upstairs there are five bedrooms, two with ensuite bathrooms, and a family bathroom.
To the front, and attached to the house is a wonderful barn with huge development potential (subject to consents), currently used as two large store rooms. If desired, this could be integrated into the house to provide a generous entrance hall and possibly enlarge the kitchen.
Within the grounds lies the detached Millennium Barn, built in 2000 to a high specification, and later converted to give extremely comfortable 3 bedroom ancillary accommodation. It has an attractive vaulted sitting room with a wood burning stove and very well fitted kitchen and separate utility room. There are two bath/shower rooms. Adjoining the barn is a three open bay cart lodge; all of which provides completely independent living for guests, staff, or for potential holiday lets.
Wisborough Green - 2.5 miles, Billingshurst Station - 5.8 miles, Petworth - 5 miles, Haslemere - 15 miles, Chichester - 19 miles, Guildford - 20 miles, Gatwick - 26 miles, Heathrow - 48 miles, Central London - 54 miles.
Situated on the edge of the hamlet of Brick Kiln Common, in a rural location within The South Downs National Park, and just 4 miles from the charming village of Wisborough Green with its shop/post office, tea room, church, and public house all set around its quintessential village cricket green. Petworth town is about 5 miles to the west and offers a good range of bespoke boutiques and shops. Road access to London is via the A3, and there are regular rail services from both Haslemere and Billingshurst to London Waterloo and Victoria. Guildford in Surrey and the Cathedral City of Chichester are both within easy reach with renowned theatres, and extensive shopping and leisure facilities. Petworth and the surrounding area have much to offer with polo at Cowdray Park, racing at Goodwood and Fontwell, golf at Cowdray Park, Goodwood, Pulborough and Liphook, motor racing at Goodwood circuit and sailing out of Chichester harbour and along the south coast.
Set well back from a quiet lane at the end of its private drive passing through broadleaf Common Land, the property is tucked away and private. Secure gates give access to a sweeping gravel drive with plenty of parking space.
The stable block has two stables and a tack room, and is currently used as offices, although the original cobbled floor and corner mangers remain. There are electric heaters, lighting and telephone lines. There are two further detached single stables, and a further large barn/workshop with a concrete floor and night storage heating, ideal for storage.
The gardens are a peaceful and tranquil haven created by the owners to encourage, preserve and conserve all types of wild fauna and flora. They surround the house to provide a beautiful outlook from all the main rooms and are planted with a wonderful variety of specimen trees including an Arboretum in one of the paddocks, and peaceful woodland walks amongst the flowers and shrubs. There are two very attractive ponds and a stream. Secluded within the gardens there is a hard tennis court and a vegetable garden. In addition there are two paddocks beyond the gardens, both with separate gates from the lane.
Main house with 5 bedrooms 3 bath/shower rooms and 3 reception rooms
Kitchen and conservatory
Ancillary 3 bedroom barn cottage
Various outbuildings including garaging stabling workshop and stores
Beautiful gardens with ponds and paddocks
in all about 5.5 acres (2.23 ha)