Set between the village and the South Downs St Joseph's Abbey dates back to the 1880's and is part of an award winning conversion of a magnificent historic building that was once a rectory, a Dominican Convent and most recently a convent school. The property is one of six in the main house and is approached through impressive wrought iron electric gates to a wide front concourse along its full width. Handsome stone elevations with ornate mullioned windows are matched by the equally stunning communal gardens and grounds.
On entering there is a wood panelled entrance hallway with coat storage cupboard and ground floor cloakroom, stairs lead up to the first floor where the accommodation for the apartment comprises of a lovely bright landing with three double bedrooms the principal bedroom having an en-suite shower room and wardrobes with the other bedrooms having access to the main bathroom.
The large triple aspect reception room with the high ceilings and feature ornate fireplace is a lovely tranquil room. The kitchen is fitted with a range of high and low level cupboards with oven, dishwasher, and fridge / freezer. From the kitchen there is a spiral staircase leading up to the roof top terrace, perfect for a sun downer over looking the beautiful grounds and the views beyond towards the South Downs. A truly unique home set in park like grounds, having stunning views towards the South Downs.
Concealed on the northern side is a purpose built block of garaging with light, power, car washing facilities. The gardens and grounds lie to the rear with large formal lawns, stone walling, a picturesque lily pond and grassy outer areas all interspersed by mature specimen trees. A tennis court and small garden cottage are for use by the residents.
SituationAn easy walk takes you past St Mary's Church down picturesque Church Street to the High Street. Greyfriars Lane is a no-thorough lane that goes further up towards the Downs where there are footpaths to the top that give miles of downland walks along the South Downs Way. Storrington has an established range of shops including Waitrose, Costa and a number of independent shops and HSBC bank. There is a health centre and various sporting activities within close proximity. The towns of Horsham and Worthing are about 15 and 11 miles respectively with good access to the A24. Five miles to the west is Pulborough with mainline station and good transport links to London and the South Coast.
Council Tax Band: F
Tenure: Share of Freehold
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.