Guide Price £725,000 - £750,000 Lea Croft is a unique detached chalet house with flexible accommodation providing an ideal home for family living set within its secluded grounds on the edge of the rural hamlet of Coneyhurst. The rooms on the ground floor enjoy a characterful atmosphere with some exposed beams, exposed timber floorboards and fireplaces in the sitting room and study/family room.
The bright and spacious sitting room/dining room opens through to the beautiful kitchen/breakfast room with underfloor heating, range of attractive floor and wall units, built-in Aga and rear lobby with built-in utility cupboard and door to the gardens. The study/family room could be used for a variety of uses and opens through to a large double glazed conservatory with bi-folding doors leading out to the rear patio. There is a good size third bedroom with front and side aspects, and a stunning family bathroom with a deep roll-top claw foot bath.
On the first floor there is an impressive master bedroom with eaves storage cupboards, dressing room area and pleasant views over the gardens and paddocks beyond. Similarly double bedroom two enjoys views over the grounds and also has built-in eaves cupboards, whilst the spacious family shower room completes the first floor accommodation.
To the front double gates lead to a large area of driveway providing plenty of parking for vehicles and a former garage which has been converted to provide ancillary accommodation. The rear garden has been beautifully landscaped with a variety of trees, flower and shrub borders with a good size patio area adjacent to the back of the house. There is a large detached summerhouse with a decked veranda and with power and light connected. To the rear of the garden there is a stable block providing 5 stalls, feed store, tack room plus hay store which leads on to a sand school and two paddocks. Vehicular access to this area can be gained by a separate entrance off West Chiltington Lane.
Coneyhurst is a semi-rural hamlet lying approximately 1.5 miles east of the larger village of Billingshurst which has a good range of shopping facilities, schooling for all age groups, a leisure centre with swimming pool and a mainline railway station providing services to London/Victoria, Gatwick and the south coast. The larger bustling market town of Horsham with its pedestrianised shopping mall, arts centre, leisure facilities and a further mainline railway station, lies just under 10 miles to the north and the A24 is about 4 miles away providing access to the M23, M25 and Gatwick international airport. Recreational and sporting facilities in the area include golf at Horsham, Pulborough and West Chiltington, the leisure centre at Broadbridge Heath and sailing from Chichester and Littlehampton harbours.
Sitting Room/Dining Room 22'1 (6.73m) x 13'10 (4.22m)
Study/Family Room 22'1 (6.73m) x 14'1 (4.29m)
Conservatory 12'7 (3.84m) x 11'1 (3.38m)
Kitchen/Breakfast Room 22'1 (6.73m) x 14'1 (4.29m)
Bedroom 3 13'10 (4.22m) x 10'10 (3.3m)
Bedroom 1 22'1 (6.73m) x 20'6 (6.25m)
Bedroom 2 13'7 (4.14m) x 11'1 (3.38m)
Summer House 15'11 (4.85m) x 12'11 (3.94m)
Just over 2.5 acres
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.