This beautifully presented country house sits in the desirable rural location of Itchingfield which has superb access to nearby countryside, Christ's Hospital mainline train station and Horsham town centre hilst occupying a stunning private plot of approximately one and a half acres. There is a superb blend of living and bedroom space arranged over two floors; to the ground floor a reception porch leads through to the main reception hallway which features block wood parquet floor, this in-turn leads through to a stunning bespoke kitchen. The kitchen has a range of light coloured
cabinetry complimented with granite worksurfaces running through, there is an inset double sized butler style sink, a freestanding electric powered Aga, convenient stand-alone island/preparation space which doubles as a sociable sit up breakfast bar, integrated dishwasher and space for USA style fridge freezer. Adjacent to the kitchen is the open plan living / dining room with solid oak floor running through and folding doors opening directly onto the rear garden terrace, the wealth of character continues with exposed wooden beams and this space provides the ideal place to enjoy views over the formal gardens and beyond. Living space to the ground floor includes a formal drawing room with a double aspect
providing a light and airy feel, this room centres around the original art deco style brick built fireplace with working fire - ideal for crisp winter evenings. Further living space offers a snug room which features
a double aspect and also centres around a brick built fireplace with an inset log burner and has parquet block wood flooring. To the Westerly side of the property there is a large and well-proportioned
conservatory which provides the ideal space to enjoy panoramic views across the lawns and gardens, this is an ideal entertaining space for social occasions with a set of double doors open directly onto the
rear garden terrace.
The property is approached via electronically operated gated access that in-turn leads through to a sweeping driveway providing ample space for several vehicles. A well-proportioned garage has two sets of standard
doors and has been part sectioned to provide a further store / office with a separate access from the rear gardens. There is a second garage which is of tandem length and also has its own access door. The formal
front gardens are superbly presented with an expanse of well-kept lawns, superb selections of exotic shrubs and boundaries which are well stocked with mature shrubs, hedging and trees. The rear garden terrace is the ideal space for social occasions and outdoor entertaining, there is a large area of sandstone patio which has part walled raised beds and access areas onto the well-kept lawns. Further features to the rear gardens
include a timber built Victorian revolving summerhouse, wildlife garden with pond, caged fruits garden and an enclosed chicken run. The sweeping lawns run through the plot providing ideal views and vistas leading into the adjacent orchard with fruit trees and further areas of woodland which ideal for a growing family and recreation space.
Itchingfield is a rural hamlet with a church, set midway between Horsham and Billingshurst. The surrounding open countryside provides many miles of beautiful walks and bridle paths on the South Downs link. There are
local facilities in the nearby villages of Barns Green and Slinfold, whilst the larger centres of Billingshurst and Horsham are about 3 miles and 5 miles away respectively. Horsham is a vibrant market town with great transport links and excellent educational facilities. In fact, a survey by the Halifax revealed that it is one of the top 20 places to live in Britain. There is the superb Horsham Park and also the nearby Warnham Nature Reserve, other countryside aspects also include the Downslink Cycle Path. The schooling caters for state and public sectors and the main schools are Millais, Forest, Tanbridge, Collyers, Christ's Hospital and Farlington.
There is a thriving restaurant and café scene, from familiar chains to independent and award-winning eateries. The Carfax markets offer local produce and street food every Saturday and there are various themed events throughout the year.
Horsham and Christ's Hospital provide a mainline rail service to London (Victoria/London Bridge). The A24/Horsham bypass provides links to the M23 giving access to Gatwick Airport, the M25 and the national motorway network. There are excellent sporting and recreational amenities at nearby Broadbridge Heath and Christ's Hospital leisure centres and golf at Slinfold Golf and Country Club.
Drawing Room 23' (7.01m) x 11'11 (3.63m)
Study/Family Room 15'5 (4.7m) x 9'5 (2.87m)
Snug 11'1 (3.38m) x 10'6 (3.2m)
Kitchen 18'8 (5.69m) x 15'1 (4.6m)
Dining Room 15'4 (4.67m) x 11'8 (3.56m)
Orangery 18' (5.49m) x 15'4 (4.67m)
Bedroom 1 16'4 (4.98m) x 12'1 (3.68m)
Bedroom 2 15'7 (4.75m) x 15'7 (4.75m)
Bedroom 3 15'1 (4.6m) x 9'5 (2.87m)
En-suite Shower Room
Bedroom 4 12'11 (3.94m) x 11'1 (3.38m)
Bedroom 5 10'3 (3.12m) x 9'2 (2.79m)
En-suite Shower Room
Summer House 8'2 (2.49m) x 6'1 (1.85m)
Garage 1 25'2 (7.67m) x 20'3 (6.17m)
Garage / Barn 29'4 (8.94m) x 10'5 (3.18m)
Details correct: July 2021
Why live in Horsham?
Horsham strikes the perfect balance with its community facilities and green spaces. There’s a market square at The Carfax complete with traditional bandstand, an abundance of shops, a cinema, theatre, leisure centre and a 60-acre park right in the centre of town.We have an impressive mix of older properties, including historic buildings from the 1400s and 1500s with later additions from the Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian eras and some stunning artistic properties. Head out along The Causeway and you’ll see every style, from 15th century homes to new builds, on one superb road.