Forge House is a deceptively spacious property which has played a fascinating and important part in the history of Church Street since the 16th Century. Lovingly restored by the current owners to its Victorian proportions with the addition of modern features for 21st Century living, it stands alone as a unique home.
On entering Forge House through the cloakroom porchway, you are greeted by a stunning double-height galleried hallway, with Victorian floor tiles and a glass door to the kitchen/diner, drawing your eye to late 16th century beams and a view through to the garden beyond.
There are two large reception rooms to the front of the property, each with engineered oak flooring, underfloor heating and a wood burning stove. The high, decorative ceilings give a delightful feeling of space.
At the rear of the property is a warm, light and airy kitchen with a range of fitted units, a central island with breakfast bar, and a dining area. There is a useful shelved pantry, a sizeable utility room, boiler/airing room, downstairs WC, and a boot room which leads to a side patio area and the side gate to the street. The kitchen has underfloor heating and bi-fold patio doors leading onto the garden.
A historic house in the medieval heart of the village with a wealth of character, beautifully renovated to a very high standard.
First Floor and Outside
On ascending to the first floor, you enter a lovely open study with oiled pine flooring reclaimed from downstairs rooms during the restoration. This room would also make a wonderful fourth double bedroom. The front master bedroom has a luxurious en-suite bathroom with roll top bath and separate shower. The two further double bedrooms are served by the modern family shower room with a large walk-in shower. The second bedroom enjoys a separate dressing area.
A full-height boarded loft and a cellar provide additional generous storage space.
Outside there is a substantial walled garden of over 100ft, with sunny patio, large traditional stone and brick built workshop/studio and smaller garden store. The rear garden is laid to mature flower beds, roses, shrubs, small trees and lawn, and has a greenhouse. The side patio has room for café table and chairs, and has small border beds.
Restoration of Forge House
Forge House has been beautifully restored by the current owners in a responsible manner with building health and sustainability as a priority. With fine attention to details, such as insulation and double glazing, the running costs have been significantly reduced and the home feels very welcoming. The project won a restoration award from Sussex Heritage Trust in 2015, and we would be happy to tell you more about this and the buildings history while you take time to view.
Church Street is centrally located and highly convenient for all of the village amenities. There is a good range of shops almost immediately to hand, including a Waitrose supermarket, whilst Pulborough with its main line station to London/Victoria is five miles to the east. The larger centres of Horsham and Worthing are about fourteen and ten miles respectively. Most sporting and leisure activities will be found in the village, including squash, tennis and cricket clubs, together with the Chanctonbury Leisure Centre.
Drawing Room 21'8 (6.6m) x 14'7 (4.45m)
Sitting Room 16'10 (5.13m) x 14'6 (4.42m)
Kitchen / Dining Room 24'6 (7.47m) x 19'8 (5.99m)
Utility Room 11'4 (3.45m) x 8'3 (2.51m)
Bedroom 1 15'4 (4.67m) x 14'8 (4.47m)
Bedroom 2 20' (6.1m) x 14'4 (4.37m)
Bedroom 3 14'6 (4.42m) x 14'6 (4.42m)
Bedroom 4 / Study 15'4 (4.67m) x 11'6 (3.51m)
Cellar 14'5 (4.39m) x 14'3 (4.34m)
Outbuilding with mezzanine 21'1 (6.43m) x 12'2 (3.71m)
This picture-perfect village lies at the foot of the South Downs National Park, halfway along the South Downs Way. Properties here include bungalows, family homes and the famous Wells cottages that were individually designed by the architect Reginald Fairfax Wells in the 1920s to look and feel like 17th century buildings with thatched roofs, small windows and whitewashed exteriors.Many of the homes in Storrington have wonderful views across rolling countryside and a conservation area just off the bustling high street ensures Storrington will remain as beautiful as it is today for generations to come.