Harborough Gorse, West Chiltington, RH20

6 Bed │ 3 Bath │ 5 Rec

Offers Over £1,800,000 (F)


Ben Busby


Key features

  • Extended kitchen with range of appliances
  • Sitting room with morning room off
  • Dining room
  • Study
  • Principal bedroom suite with dressing area
  • Three further double bedrooms
  • Large loft / hobbies room
  • Garage complex with two bedroom annexe
  • Swimming pool and pool house
  • Gardens approaching an acre

Full description

Gorse Place was built in the late 1920¿s, having a mixture of tile hung and part stoned face elevations, and timbered front gable, retaining many period features of its era and been lovingly updated and improved by the current custodians.

Approached by its own electric gated driveway and set on an elevated site in gardens and grounds of approximately one acre, the property enjoys a commanding position having some distant views.

Internally, the house has four reception rooms together with a stunning 31 x 25ft extended modern kitchen with lantern roof and large central island.

On the first floor there are four bedrooms, along with two modern bathrooms. A staircase gives access to a large loft room, providing scope for additional accommodation if required or an ideal hobbies room.

Next to the main house is a detached two bedroom cottage with its own gas heating system and provides excellent additional annexe accommodation or is ideal as a home office. The cottage, which includes the integral garaging, has two first floor bedrooms and a bath/shower room. Downstairs there is a reception room and kitchen.

The gardens and grounds are an attractive feature of the property, with a long driveway leading in through double opening wrought iron gates with large areas of lawn, an ornamental pond and greenhouse. There is a outdoor swimming pool with a distinctive tile hung pool house. There is planning consent for a further extension to the rear of the property from the sitting room.


A handsome period home in delightful grounds approaching an acre with a self contained annexe.


West Chilitington is an attractive and thriving village and has so much on offer, a busy village hall, tennis club, croquet club, cricket club, a post office and local shop in the old village along with the historic St Mary's Church which dates back to the 12th Century and also the village junior school, along with another parade of shops offering a village store and post office, butchers, hairdressers and beauty salon. The surrounding villages of Pulborough and Storrington offer various supermarkets and a range of independent shops. There are numerous walks near the local vineyards and onto various watering holes. Rail links to London Victoria and London Bridge and the South Coast are in the neighbouring village of Pulborough and there is also a bus stop on Harborough Hill.

The area around provides a wide range of sporting and recreational facilities with West Sussex Golf Club and other golf clubs further afield at Cowdray Park and Goodwood. Of special note is the RSPB nature reserve at Wiggonholt Brooks. The area has rugby, bowls and cricket clubs, and there are leisure centres at Storrington and Billingshurst. There is gliding at nearby Parham, theatres at Chichester, Horsham and Worthing and sailing centres all along the coast.


From our office in Storrington, head west along the High Street and take the A283 to Pulborough. After approximately 3.5 miles turn right in West Chiltington Road, following the road along until it becomes Harborough Hill and the turning for Harborough Gorse will be on the left hand side with the property entrance being the first on the right.



Sitting Room


Dining Room



Utility Room


Bedroom 1

En-Suite Bathroom

Bedroom 2

Bedroom 3

Bedroom 4


Loft Room

Annexe Sitting Room

Annexe Kitchen

Annexe Bedroom 1

Annexe Bedroom 2

Annexe Bathroom

Double Garage


Council Tax Band- G

Tenure- F

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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