Beedings Castle is situated in a glorious elevated rural location with views stretching to Box Hill to the north and The Downs to the south. The property was originally built as a home in the late 19th Century for the physician John Hartley. The building now consists 8 properties with this duplex apartment forming part of the east wing and is situated on the first and second floors, enjoying splendid views to the east and to the South Downs. The wonderful accommodation has excellent ceiling heights and incorporates part of the seven-sided turret. The drawing room is a particularly impressive room with large windows which allows plenty of natural light to flood in along with the far reaching views. There is a second bright and airy dual aspect reception room off the hallway which could be used as a separate dining room or study. The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a range of eye and floor level units and has an archway opening to a utility room. This could be transformed into a spectacular breakfast room with differing views from the five windows. Double doors off the kitchen open to a foot bridge which accesses the private garden. A staircase off the hallway leads to the upper floor accommodation with extensive storage on the landing and two bedrooms, one served by an en suite bathroom, with a family bathroom serving the other bedroom.
Sited close to the apartment is a double-length garage with power and light connected. The private low-maintenance garden is another splendid feature with a paved terrace plus a cobbled water feature situated at the end of the bridge, designed to take advantage of the splendid views. A gate to one side leads to the large formal lawned area forming part of the communal gardens, and to the other side steps access a recently planted rose garden, well stocked shrub borders providing all year interest and a lawn area.
Beedings Castle lies approximately one and a quarter miles from the small hamlet of Nutbourne with its popular public house. Pulborough is just under 3 miles to the south with its mainline station, 2 supermarkets, popular Primary school and range of village shops. Billingshurst is just under 4 miles to the north and provides a comprehensive range of amenities including shopping, schooling for all age groups, a leisure centre with a swimming pool complex and a mainline station providing a service into London (Victoria about 65 minutes). The larger provincial centre of Horsham and Gatwick International Airport are about 16 and 29 miles respectively.
Sitting Room/Dining Room 25'10 (7.87m) x 15'11 (4.85m)
Study 11'10 (3.61m) x 10'6 (3.2m)
Kitchen 15'10 (4.83m) x 9'3 (2.82m)
Bedroom 1 23'9 (7.24m) x 13'10 (4.22m)
Bedroom 2 11'2 (3.4m) x 10'11 (3.33m)
Garage 15' (4.57m) x 8' (2.44m)
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.