Hooklands Lane, Shipley, RH13

7 Bed │ 3 Bath │ 4 Rec

Price On Application


Ben Busby


Key features

  • 7 bedrooms
  • 5 reception rooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Outbuildings
  • Period
  • Garden
  • Land
  • Secondary accommodation
  • Swimming pool
  • Tennis court

Full description

Bentons Place can be purchased with 18-54 acres of land and is an historic country house with origins in the eleventh century and probably earlier. It has a double L shape with a timber frame, red brick exterior and Horsham slab roof.

The house has an abundance of character with its diamond shaped casement windows and large inglenook fireplaces. An extension has been added to the east wing of the house which has allowed the kitchen breakfast room to be opened up to enjoy views overlooking one of the lakes.


An historic Grade II listed country house, set in its own 54 acres of countryside with a range of extensive outbuildings.

There is also a collection of adjoining buildings, which have been connected to the main house to increase the overall entertaining space. Presently, there is a heated swimming pool, hot tub, sauna, tennis court, gym and snooker/games room. To the north of the main house an annexe and cottage provide further living accommodation whilst there are numerous places for al fresco dining dotted around the property including the terrace overlooking the smaller of the two lakes.

Gardens and Grounds

The entire property sits in 54 acres and is entered via a long private driveway. There is a mixture of formal gardens (including a walled garden), two lakes and several smaller ponds and large open fields, which currently serve a small herd of cattle. A collection of

agriculture/equestrian barns lies to the west of the property which could be converted (subject to planning) into further accommodation or extended equestrian use. Planning consent already exists for stabling close to the walled garden. The property overall would benefit from some modernisation but has immense potential with its number of footings, existing planning consents and large amount of land.

Horsham 10 miles, (London Victoria from 54 minutes), Brighton 20 miles, Lewes 20 miles, Guildford 25 miles, Central London 47 miles

Entrance Hall 16'7 (5.05m) x 15'10 (4.83m)


Sitting Room 18'10 (5.74m) x 16'1 (4.9m)

Dining Room 25'8 (7.82m) x 16'2 (4.93m)

Study ' (0m) x 8'0 (2.44m)

Kitchen/Breakfast Room 18'9 (5.72m) x 17'1 (5.21m)

Utility 13'0 (3.96m) x 7'0 (2.13m)

Family Room 14'8 (4.47m) x 13'6 (4.11m)

First Floor Landing

Bedroom 1 22'6 (6.86m) x 16'2 (4.93m)

En-suite Shower Room

Study Area 16'4 (4.98m) x 13'7 (4.14m)

Bedroom 2 17'6 (5.33m) x 17'1 (5.21m)

Bedroom 3 14'10 (4.52m) x 14'2 (4.32m)

Bedroom 4 16'5 (5m) x 11'9 (3.58m)

Family Bathroom

Second Floor Landing

Bedroom 5 17'7 (5.36m) x 11'5 (3.48m)

Bedroom 6 14'5 (4.39m) x 14'3 (4.34m)

Bathroom Second Floor

Bedroom 7 13'11 (4.24m) x 11'2 (3.4m)

Store Room 36'1 (11m) x 12'7 (3.84m)

Annexe / Pool House

With Plant Room, Pool House, Cloakroom, Sauna, Kitchen, Living Room and Bedroom


With Sitting Room, Kitchen, Two Bedrooms and Bathroom


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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