Summers Place is a prestigious development, formerly the Convent of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and subsequently the south of England headquarters of the auction house, Sotheby's. It has been sympathetically restored to an incredibly high standard and offers an exclusive collection of exquisitely crafted individual properties.
Having been welcomed by a palatial entrance hall with turned staircases dividing to an elegant gallery, this superb apartment is approached by an imposing timber front door leading into its own entrance hall with 2 built-in cupboards. There is a stunning sitting room/dining room with period detailing including full height leaded light windows with arched features overlooking the pretty communal grounds. The kitchen/breakfast room is very well fitted including an excellent range of contemporary wall and base units under granite work tops. The magnificent master bedroom has feature stained glass windows, attractive cornicing and an enchanting en-suite bathroom with a seating area in a breathtaking turreted area with full height leaded light windows. The second bedroom enjoys a pleasant front aspect and there is a luxurious shower room with a large walk-in shower area cubicle.
The property enjoys the right to roam over the estates' 13 acres owned by the residents, approached by a sweeping driveway leading on to allocated and visitors' parking along with a garage in a nearby block. The stunning communal grounds surround The Manor House being well maintained and landscaped to provide an attractive backdrop to this unique home.
Lease: 125 years, commenced in 2010.
Annual service charge: £2,500 approximately.
Annual ground rent: £300.
Summers Place is located in an enviable position in countryside to the north of the village of Billingshurst. The former manor house and grounds are approached from the road by a long impressive driveway with an electronic gate at the end. Billingshurst itself is a lively village with well regarded schools, a range of shops and a leisure centre with swimming pool and other sporting facilities abound in the area include a nearby golf course at Slinfold. The mainline railway station has a direct link to Gatwick Airport and London/Victoria. The larger centre of Horsham is approximately 7 miles distant.
Sitting Room/Dining Room 18'10 (5.74m) x 18'6 (5.64m)
Kitchen 11'1 (3.38m) x 9'1 (2.77m)
Bedroom 1 17'10 (5.44m) x 12'6 (3.81m)
Bedroom 2 9'11 (3.02m) x 8'2 (2.49m)
Bathroom 2 9'11 (3.02m) x 8'2 (2.49m)
Allocated and Visitors Parking
Billingshurst is a thriving village with a welcoming community, a pretty high street and a wealth of shops and leisure facilities. It has a quaint mixture of old and new properties, including farmhouses, timber-framed buildings, thatched cottages and modern developments. The heart of the village is in a Conservation Area, which protects and preserves the character of The Green and the local buildings, such as the row of medieval terraced houses that are set back from the main road.Many later additions were designed to include features to reflect the medieval, Edwardian and Victorian homes in the area, such as the red brickwork and projected front gables, which add to the very distinctive style of this beautiful West Sussex village.