Common Hill, West Chiltington, RH20

4 Bed │ 2 Bath │ 3 Rec

Offers Over £1,250,000 (Freehold)


Ben Busby


Key features

  • Sitting room with inglenook fireplace
  • Swimming pool
  • Dining room
  • Private gardens approaching 3/4 of an acre
  • Kitchen with breakfast area
  • Two garages and driveway parking
  • Study
  • Stunning Conservatory

Full description

Ragmans Castle is a lovely 'Wells' property in the village of West Chiltington. Built around the 1930's by Reginald Fairfax Wells who built a number of properties in the area during the Arts and Craft movement for the Londoners wanting weekend retreats.

Coming to the market for the first time in over fifty years this is fabulous family home which has had sympathetic 'Wells' style additions over the years to provide the accommodation which is there today, to the ground floor there is a large sitting room with inglenook fireplace, dining room, kitchen with range of units, Rangemaster cooker, study and the conservatory which overlooks the rear garden. To the first floor the principal bedroom has a Juliet balcony, en-suite bathroom and separate cloak room there are three further bedrooms and a family bathroom, and lovely large light landing.

The gardens and grounds are a particular feature of the property, set back from Common Hill with a sweeping gravel drive there are two single garages and parking for several vehicles. The pool in the rear garden and patio area are perfectly situated so you can bask in the sun all day, there are a variety of plants and shrubs including rhododendrons to provide spectacular colour in season.


An early Wells cottage with later additions in a lovely secluded plot with swimming pool.


The local shops are about 0.5 of a mile distant and comprise a general store / post office, a butcher, hairdresser, a beauty salon and there are two farm shops nearby. The neighbouring village of Storrington has a good range of local shops, including a Waitrose supermarket, health centre, library, dentist, as well as a variety of sports and social clubs. The nearby village of Pulborough has a main line station to London Victoria (70 mins) and the South Coast. Other local facilities include West Sussex Golf Club near Pulborough, Theatres in Chichester and Horsham, Sailing from Chichester Harbour, swimming on beaches all along the coast and various historical attractions including Arundel Castle and Petworth House



Sitting Room

Dining Room





Bedroom 1


Bedroom 2

Bedroom 3

Bedroom 4



Why live in Storrington?

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.

There are lots of specialist shops in the town and convenient amenities such as the large recreational ground with its football and cricket pitches, the Chanctonbury Leisure Centre and an abundance of community groups offering classes in all sorts of interesting activities from ballroom dancing to photography. For a spot of culture, visit the Parham House and Gardens or the local Storrington and District Museum and for outdoor pursuits, take time to explore the natural beauty of the South Downs on foot, bike or horseback or, for a truly spectacular experience, take to the air in a glider.

Our local schools belong to a cluster group called STARS (Storrington Area Rural Schools) and, between them, offer a choice of paths from Reception through to Year 13. Steyning Grammar School is included in the list of STARS and is a popular choice as it’s non-selective and has its own Sixth Form.

Storrington is well connected too; the nearest train station is in the neighbouring village of Pulborough. The five-mile journey only takes 10 minutes by car or you can take a bus; the bus timetable is synced with the train timetable to make life even easier for local commuters.

If you’d like to buy, sell or let a property in Storrington, get in touch with your local team and discover the Henry Adams difference for yourself.

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