Set within a quiet semi-rural location, Squirrels Leap is an immaculately presented detached family home, having been designed to make the most of the light from the south and east elevations. The property is positioned within the centre of a 1/3 acre garden plot, which enables maximum parking for multiple vehicles to the front and makes the most of the space and seclusion from the impressive southerly facing rear garden and extensive patio areas. The well proportioned accommodation comprises a spacious reception hall leading into a kitchen/breakfast room which is fitted with a range of cream painted units under Black Star Galaxy granite worktops with matching black granite 1 ½ bowl sink. The kitchen appliances include a Miele dishwasher, 2 full sized Bosch ovens, Bosch under counter fridge, 5 zone halogen hob, Bosch extractor and built in Neff microwave. There is a central wall which separates the kitchen and breakfast room and the vendor has the structural drawings and Building Regulation approval from Chichester District Council to remove this wall along with the wall leading into the well proportioned snug/family room. This would create a wonderfully spacious kitchen/diner/day room leading into one of the 2 conservatories. The good sized dual aspect sitting room has a vaulted ceiling and an open limestone fireplace. There is also a generous dining room which flows into the second conservatory with views over the garden. The cloakroom, under stairs storage cupboard and access to the double garage complete the ground floor accommodation.
A timber staircase leads to the first floor, via a half landing overlooking the rear garden, with four bedrooms, family bathroom and generous open plan office area. Natural light is maximised on the stairwell and first floor with 3 large Velux windows. The master suite is dual aspect with fitted walk-in wardrobe and a 4 piece en-suite bathroom. The bright landing has access to the part boarded loft space with lighting, 2 further bedrooms have fitted wardrobes and an added feature is the office space which has fitted oak furniture.
Externally the property is approached via a gravelled driveway providing parking for several vehicles. Pathways to both sides of the house lead to the rear of the property which is easily accessed by high gates which add to the privacy offered. There are four large Sandstone patios with foot lights extending to some 300sq ft and providing delightful seating areas to enjoy the sun as it travels around the rear of the property throughout the day and evening. The lovely wide rear garden which is mainly laid to lawn with mature trees, offers a wonderful space for entertaining. There is a large workshop and potting shed with power, light and water which could provide an ideal retreat or additional office space, perfect for someone wishing to work from home. The garden is fully enclosed by close boarded fencing, offering privacy and security especially with young children and pets.
NB: There is planning permission granted via Chichester District Council - REF 16/01106/DOM to increase the living space substantially or create an annexe, relocating the garage and providing an additional reception room and a utility room, as well as adding a dormer window to the front of the property and substantially extending one of the bedrooms.
Ifold lies midway between the villages of Loxwood and Plaistow which have a range of local amenities including primary school, churches and shops about 2 miles away. Billingshurst is about 6 miles to the north/west which provides a range of shopping and medical facilities, schooling for all age groups, leisure centre and a mainline station with services into London/Victoria and Gatwick Airport and the south coast. Cranleigh is about 8 miles to the north and Haslemere with its mainline station on the London/Waterloo line is about 9 miles to the west. Guildford is about 15 miles and Gatwick International Airport is about 28 miles.
Sitting Room 18'5 (5.61m) x 16' (4.88m)
Dining Room 13'11 (4.24m) x 10'10 (3.3m)
Conservatory 1 13'9 (4.19m) x 9'8 (2.95m)
Snug/Family Room 12'2 (3.71m) x 11'7 (3.53m)
Kitchen 13'1 (3.99m) x 10'8 (3.25m)
Breakfast Room 12'11 (3.94m) x 9'11 (3.02m)
Conservatory 2 13'9 (4.19m) x 9'8 (2.95m)
Bedroom 1 15'7 (4.75m) x 11'1 (3.38m)
Bedroom 2 12'5 (3.78m) x 11'5 (3.48m)
Bedroom 3 13'5 (4.09m) x 10'2 (3.1m)
Bedroom 4 11'5 (3.48m) x 9'11 (3.02m)
Double Garage 17'2 (5.23m) x 15'5 (4.7m)
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.