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The Street, Thakeham, RH20

4 Bed │ 1 Bath │ 2 Rec

Guide Price £725,000 (Freehold)

Storrington

Ben Busby

Partner

Key features

  • 17th century cottage in the heart of the village
  • Beautifully maintained gardens
  • A number of original features to the property
  • Hobbies room / study or occasional bedroom
  • Sitting room with inglenook fireplace
  • Dining room with direct access to garden
  • Kitchen with Aga and breakfast area
  • Parking for several vehicles

Full description

This is a delightful chocolate box cottage in the heart of Thakeham village, believed to date back to around 1668 but quite possibly earlier with some later additions. On entering the property there is oak framed entrance hall which joins the older cottage to the converted barn at the rear which was originally the grain store for the property. The barn comprises a dining room with study or hobbies room accessed by an oak staircase.

The main cottage has a delightful kitchen with Aga giving it a warm cosy feeling, inner hall leads to the sitting room with inglenook fire. The ground floor accommodation is completed by a cloak room which also access a cellar.

The lovely wooden staircase splits leading to the principal bedroom to the front of the property with vaulted ceiling and to the rear of the property there are two further bedrooms a double and a single and a main bathroom.

Externally there is a gravelled driveway leading to parking area for three cars, the gardens are beautifully maintained providing a small pond and a variety of plants and shrubs making it a tranquil haven to unwind and enjoy the evening sun whilst partaking in a glass of wine or two. Quite simply if you are looking for a little piece of England you have found it here.

Situation

At one time the village post office in the heart of the community this is a beautiful semi-detached Grade II listed cottage.

Thakeham is a quintessential English village with pretty period cottages and homes together with a pub and church. The recently opened Meadow Stores and Cafe provide a hub for the village near the Cricket pitch and Thakeham village hall. The large village of Storrington is just over two miles away and provides a good range of local shops and amenities including a Waitrose Store, library, health centre, dentists together with a wide variety of sports and social clubs. The nearest train station is at Billingshurst approximately 5 miles to the north with services to London Victoria and the coast. The larger centres of Horsham and Worthing are approximately 13 and 12 miles respectively.

Hallway

Cloakroom

Sitting Room

Dining Room

Hobbies room / Study or occassional Bedroom 4

Kitchen

Landing

Bedroom 1

Bedroom 2

Bedroom 3

Bathroom

Medium sized Garden

Garden

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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