The Fleet, Fittleworth, RH20

3 Bed │ 2 Bath │ 3 Rec

Offers Over £750,000 (Freehold)


Ben Busby


Key features

  • Detached grade II listed cottage
  • Set within the South Downs National Park
  • Superb full height sitting room having feature inglenook fireplace
  • Country kitchen
  • Beautiful gardens with views over surrounding fields
  • Study / bedroom 4
  • Garage and car parking
  • Galleried landing
  • Vendor suited

Full description

Approached via a wooden 5 bar gate and down a long gravel drive sits Gingerbread Cottage, this very pretty Grade II listed 16th century cottage in the delightful and desirable rural hamlet of Fittleworth in the National Park. Having been lovingly cared for by the present owners and set in beautiful cottage gardens with a side garden and wild meadow overlooking the surrounding fields to woodland beyond.

The ground floor accommodation provides a sizeable and superb, double aspect sitting room with full height ceiling and gallery and inglenook fire place. There is a delightful cottage style country kitchen having a stable style door to the pretty front gardens. There is a separate dining room and aground floor bathroom a bedroom and study which could also be used as a bedroom.

On the first floor the galleried landing leads to two further bedrooms and a bathroom.

The gardens of Gingerbread Cottage are a particular feature, the pretty front garden is laid to lawn with well stocked flower and shrub boarders, the long gravel driveway leads to a detached garage and parking for numerous vehicles. There is a side garden with a patio seating area leading to a lovely wild meadow which backs onto and overlooks fields and woodland.


A very pretty and unique Grade II Listed character three/four bedroom detached cottage in the popular village of Fittleworth.

Fittleworth is a small attractive village sitting within the South Downs National Park and provides a village school, community shop and cafe, church, community hall and the renowned Swan Inn Hotel. There are landmarks of particular historic interest around the village including Hesworth Common, a delight for walkers with many footpaths to be enjoyed around the area. The towns of Petworth and Pulborough lie just a short distance away and provide a range of shops, restaurants and other facilities, with Pulborough benefiting from a mainline railway station serving London Victoria and the south coast, whilst the historic Cathedral City of Chichester is just fifteen miles away.


Sitting Room



Dining Room

Shower Room

Bedroom 2


Bedroom 1

Bedroom 3


Large Garden



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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