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Hooklands Lane, Shipley, RH13

4 Bed │ 3 Bath │ 2 Rec

Guide Price £1,100,000 (Freehold)

Storrington

Ben Busby

Partner

Key features

  • A wealth of character
  • Exposed beams throughout
  • Grade II listed cottage
  • Re-decorated externally
  • Oil fired heating
  • Detached double garage
  • Heated outdoor swimming pool
  • Stunning rural setting
  • Lovingly looked after
  • Grounds approaching 0.5 acres

Full description

Understood to date from 1476 and originally three small cottages, the property can be described as a quintessential English residence recently in the same ownership for over 30 years. Situated off a country lane with grounds approaching half of an acre the property adjoins pastureland owned by the neighbouring Knepp Estate.

Internally the accommodation extends to just over 1,700 square feet of floor space with well proportioned rooms that are bright and welcoming, in particular the sitting and dining rooms with triple and double aspects respectively. Numerous exposed beams, inglenook fireplaces, and a lovely galleried landing are just some of the many features. The kitchen has traditional wooden units with room for a central table. The study was converted some years ago to form a 'Granny Annexe' consisting of a double bedroom and a shower room which could easily be reinstated if required.

Upstairs there are three bedrooms, the principal has a range of fitted cupboards and en-suite with bath and separate shower, the further two bedrooms are both sizeable and served by a family bathroom.

Situation

A delightful and unspoilt Grade II listed period cottage in an attractive rural setting adjoining pastureland owned by the Knepp Estate.

Outside there is an integral workshop / store, swimming pool, and a detached double garage in front of which is a wide parking area with pathway leading off to the front door bounded by lavender bushes. The pathway leads around the cottage with areas of lawn the majority of which is on it's south / eastern side where there is a paved terrace and summerhouse on the far side. The swimming pool is heated and filtered and heated by the oil fired boiler, also providing heating for the house, which is situated in the boiler room at the rear of the cottage. Established boundary trees and shrubs provide a good degree of screening particularly from the lane. Drainage is by a Klargester system.

The property enjoys a fine rural setting to the south of the small village community of Shipley and is just over one mile from Coolham. The larger village of Billingshurst with its shops, amenities and mainline station to London / Victoria is about 4.3 miles distant. The town of Horsham with its excellent range of shops, restaurants and amenities is not much further. Close by is the Marks and Spencer / BP Garage in Ashington perfect for the pint of milk you have forgotten.

Hallway

Cloakroom

Reception 1

Reception 2

Kitchen

Bedroom 1

Landing

Bedroom 2

Bedroom 3

Bedroom 4

Bathroom 1

Garden

Bathroom 2

Bathroom 3

Garage space for 2 cars.

Parking

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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