Only the second time on the market in 100 years is this charming and characterful smoke bay cottage dating back to 1585 listed as architectural or historical interest of grade II, the name of which derived from the glass industry which thrived on the site in medieval times. The cottage can be approached by two directions which both lead back to the Fittleworth Road on the outskirts of Wisborough Green. The driveways lead to a large parking area with a double width garage and pathway leading to the property which is constructed of brick elevations under a tiled roof. The accommodation is laid out over two floors with the ground floor consisting of an entrance hall, cloakroom, sitting room with a lovely inglenook fireplace, separate triple aspect dining room, a kitchen with fitted units and LPG Aga and a ground floor bedroom/generous study. On the first floor there is a split staircase on one side leading to the master suite comprising a generous bedroom, walk-in wardrobe cupboard, dressing area and en-suite bathroom. The other staircase leads up to the second bedroom which is also of a good size with built-in wardrobe cupboards and a separate bathroom.
The property includes an adjacent detached barn with a mezzanine sleeping area, woodburning stove, cloakroom and shower room. There is also a log store/summerhouse and greenhouse both with power connected.
The plot extends to approximately 8.5 acres consisting of well maintained gardens enjoying rare and unusual trees and shrubs. The inner garden which is approximately 1 acre, is fenced to be deer and rabbit proof and the grounds have been enjoyed by the current owners for the past 23 years. The gardens enjoy an abundance of wild flowers including cowslips and wild orchids, a large pond with stream and waterfall plus a lovely ancient woodland.
Glasshouse is beautifully located on the outskirts of the quintessential English village of Wisborough Green with its village shop/Post Office, primary school, public houses and parish church. The village is renowned for its green which plays host to many events including cricket and hot air ballooning. The village of Billingshurst lies approximately 2.5 miles to the east providing shopping facilities, schooling for all age groups, a leisure centre and a mainline station with service into London/Victoria, Gatwick and the south coast. The larger centres of Horsham and Gatwick Airport are about 10 and 32 miles away respectively. The property is also within reach of Goodwood Racecourse.
Sitting Room 15'9 (4.8m) x 13'6 (4.11m)
Dining Room 13'6 (4.11m) x 10' (3.05m)
Kitchen 13'9 (4.19m) x 12'6 (3.81m) maximum
Study/Bedroom 3 16'1 (4.9m) maximum x 11'3 (3.43m) maximum
Bedroom 1 15'10 (4.83m) x 13'0 (3.96m)
Dressing Area 6'10 (2.08m) maximum x 6'2 (1.88m) maximum
Bedroom 2 15' (4.57m) maximum x 13'5 (4.09m) maximum
Detached Barn 19'5 (5.92m) x 11'7 (3.53m)
Mezzanine Sleeping Area
Double Garage 27'6 (8.38m) x 14'9 (4.5m)
8.5 Acres of Garden and Grounds
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.