Common Hill, West Chiltington, RH20

5 Bed │ 3 Bath │ 4 Rec

Guide Price £1,250,000 (Freehold)


Ben Busby


Key features

  • Large spacious rooms
  • Glorious park like gardens
  • Luxury kitchen with Aga
  • Extensive terrace and sitting areas
  • Refitted family bathroom
  • Heated swimming pool
  • Superb decorative order
  • Double garage
  • Stunning conservatory
  • Attractive water feature | EPC - D

Full description

Situated within the favoured West Chiltington Village, this fine example of a Wells Cottage provides almost 3,500 sq ft of living space spread over two floors and set in a plot of 0.6 acre with beautiful gardens and heated swimming pool in south west position to take full advantage of the summer sun.

The spacious ground floor accommodation provides two separate sitting rooms, one with an inglenook style fireplace housing a large wood burning stove. Between these rooms a large dining room gives an ideal formal entertaining area. The kitchen, refitted in the last 3 years provides an island unit with breakfast area, quartz worktops, fully integrated appliances including coffee machine and a three oven gas Aims Aga as well a two oven electric Aga and a fridge freezer, adjacent is a utility room with fitted units and direct access to outside. Off the kitchen is a stunning conservatory with outlook to the garden and ornamental pond. A study completes the ground floor accommodation with fitted book shelves and a private conservatory off. There is also a large cloakroom that could easily accommodate a shower if desired. The first floor provides five bedrooms. Two of these have their own dedicated en-suite facilities with the remaining bedrooms served by a family bathroom. The house, although only constructed in the 1920's to 1930's, provides the character and style of a much older property. With beamed ceilings in several of the rooms, white painted walls and a thatched roof, it provides the satisfaction of a period ‘chocolate box' cottage with all the benefits and features of a modern house.


A stunning example of a character 'Wells' Cottage with generous accommodation and in a glorious private garden setting.

Without doubt the gardens are a particular feature of this house. Sitting in a plot of approximately 0.6 acre the gardens include a large lawn with colourful and well maintained flower beds with, to the front aspect, a large paved terrace leading to the swimming pool which is flanked to one side by a large summer house with space for changing rooms and shower if desired. To the rear of the house is the second lawn again with colourful flower boarders and a large landscaped water feature providing a lovely backdrop from the decked sitting area that leads from the conservatory. The gardens as a whole are secluded and offer a high degree of privacy with a driveway set behind electrically operated gates and leading to the double garage and carport with a parking / turning area.

West Chiltington is a semi-rural West Sussex village made up of the old and the new sections, each boasting a local pub and a shop with post office. With a wide variety of sizeable individual quality properties with many on mature large plots the village provides a good balance of idyllic rural charm without isolation. The Village of Storrington is only 1.5 miles away which provides larger retailers such as Waitrose, Costa and Boots the Chemist. The village also has a wide range of boutique shops and tea rooms, as well as post office, pubs and restaurants. The larger centre of Horsham is 15 miles away, Gatwick airport 28 miles and with good main road access nearby the M25 is just 35 miles distant away (all distances approximate). Storrington sits on the edge of the South Downs National Park which includes the famous South Downs Way with outdoor sports and activities well catered for including walking, mountain biking, horse riding, golf and gliding.



Dining room 17' (5.18m) x 14'10 (4.52m)

Sitting room 27'7 (8.41m) x 12'7 (3.84m)

Drawing room 26'7 (8.1m) x 13'7 (4.14m)

Study 15'9 (4.8m) x 10'2 (3.1m)

Kitchen / breakfast room 15'11 (4.85m) x 14'6 (4.42m)

Utility room

Conservatory 17'10 (5.44m) x 11'8 (3.56m)


Bedroom 1 15'5 (4.7m) x 14'6 (4.42m)

En-suite shower room

Bedroom 2

En-suite bathroom 16'11 (5.16m) x 14'9 (4.5m)

Bedroom 3 14'11 (4.55m) x 10'7 (3.23m)

Bedroom 4 12'6 (3.81m) x 10'11 (3.33m)

Bedroom 5 12' (3.66m) x 8'3 (2.51m)

Family bathroom


Double garage 21'2 (6.45m) x 18'4 (5.59m)

Car port 18'11 (5.77m) x 10'2 (3.1m)

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 Sport and 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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