West Chiltington, West Sussex
3 bedroom Equestrian Facility for sale: West Chiltington, West Sussex
- Detached Grade listed farmhouse
- 15 acres of land/gardens (*TBV)
- 40m x 35m riding arena
- Stable block & loose boxes
- Excellent riding out
- Period feature throughout
- Immaculate inside & out
Immaculately presented inside and out! Set in 15 acres (*TBV) with equestrian facilities a glorious detached Grade I I listed farmhouse with further detached oak framed thatched barn offering scope to adapt to ancillary accommodation or other uses (subject to permissions). This wonderful period property is beautifully presented and finished to a high standard with an emphasis on space and light throughout. The elegant beamed interior includes a stunning 24ft x 18ft open plan kitchen and dining room with inglenook, further reception rooms (2 with original fireplaces), 2 bathrooms and 3 bedrooms (Accom. in all around 2343sqft). The detached barn (approx. 596sqft of floor space) is currently used as garaging and storage. The property occupies a prime location set back from a lane in the heart of this semi-rural village screened by mature hedging and being surrounded by delightful formal gardens with the pastureland and equestrian facilities set to the rear comprising: A refurbished detached barn including 3 stables plus tack room (auto water feeders & power/lighting), Recently installed 40m x 35m post and railed riding arena with superb silica sand/fibre & wax surface. Riding/exercise track around curtilage of land / paddocks. The location is ideal for off road hacking and country walks being surrounded by a network of bridleways and footpaths. For those with more competitive equestrian interests there are several showjumping and dressage venues within easy horsebox distance such as Sands Farm equitation centre nr Horsham and Hickstead south of England showground.
LOCATION & AREA AWARENESS
The property occupies a prime position in the heart of this much admired semi-rural village within a few hundred metres of a post office/ store, cricket, croquet and tennis clubs.
The village also offers Pubs, an historic church, a Primary School and Village Hall which entertains a wide range of social activities. Other local clubs and societies include golf, football, rugby, croquet, gliding, amateur theatrics, painting and keep-fit. The property is well placed for access to bridleways and footpaths leading through glorious countryside and vineyards.
Further sporting amenities include golf at Goodwood and Slinfold, sailing at Itchenor, Chichester and Bosham and horse racing at Fontwell and Goodwood. More comprehensive amenities, services shops and supermarkets are available at Storrington and Pulborough with a mainline station atreceptionPulborough (London Victoria approx 80 minutes). There are local bus routes and excellent road links via the A24, A272, A283 and A29.
ACCOMMODATION-refer to the floor plan
The property has origins believed to date from the early Tudor period and offers an impeccable interior sympathetically refurbished and designed for modern day living yet still retaining a wealth of period features such as exposed beams and original fireplaces.
Front door opening into a Lobby and BEAMED ENTRANCE HALL with a limestone flagged floor. This flooring continues into an;
OPEN PLAN KITCHEN & DINING ROOM WITH INGLENOOK FIREPLACE - brick hearth and surround. The bespoke kitchen has country style units by Dorset Kitchens. Finished in 'duck blue' the units are handmade with built-in trays, chopping boards, solid quartz worktops and a 6 burner range oven. To one side there is a spacious UTILITY ROOM with further storage cupboards, spaces for appliances, a good range of work-tops and sink unit. Just off the rear lobby is a stylish CLOAKROOM with 'Heritage' style WC and wash hand basin.
Leading off the Dining Room is a wonderful, light RECEPTION ROOM with a limestone floor, wide fireplace with brick hearth and bench seats with hidden storage. Doors open to a large, flagged sun terrace. Beyond is a newly built and well proportioned VAULTED SITTING ROOM WITH FEATURE FIREPLACE- double doors to the garden and terrace. This elegant room has limestone flagged floor and offers plenty of natural daylight.
The FIRST FLOOR has a beamed landing leading to the 3 bedrooms, bathroom and loft storage. The PRINCIPAL BEDROOM 1 has a bright atmosphere with BUILT IN WARDROBES AND SPACIOUS EN-SUITE BATHROOM with a 'wet room' shower, panelled bath, wash hand basin and WC.
There GUEST DOUBLE BEDROOM with vaulted/beamed ceiling and a charming THIRD BEDROOM with exposed beams.
The FAMILY BATHROOM has a recessed bath with shower screen, a wide vanity unit with wash hand basin and WC.
N.B. The two main reception rooms have good head height. Through some thresholds and first floor stairs etc. there is limited head height in places.
DETACHED THATCHED ROOF BARN
An impressive detached oak framed thatched barn, also listed Grade I I (34ft 7 length x 17ft 2 width) is situated adjacent to the house with wooden doors and offers extensive storage & garaging space.
N.B. There may be scope for adapting the barn into ancillary accommodation or for other uses ( subject to obtaining the necessary consents).
STABLE BARN - Refer to plan for dimensions. Block and cement built - A refurbished detached barn includes 2 stables, area for hay / feed but easily converted to a further stable, plus tack room including auto water feeders and power/lighting.
OUTDOOR RIDING ARENA - Recently installed 40m x 35m post and railed riding arena with superb silica sand, fibre & waxed surface.
FIELD SHELTER - 12ft x 12ft. SINGLE STABLE - 12ft x 12ft
EXERCISE TRACK - Riding/exercise track around curtilage of land.
DERBY BANKS / RAMPS - two small derby banks/ ramps for additional interest/exercise.
OVERAGE- The land is subject to an overage which was set by the local farmer who originally owned the land. The overage payment would be triggered if the land is developed or planning granted for Development within the next fifty years and is set at 25% less base value. This includes all development both residential or non residential but excludes any buildings placed on the land for agricultural, equestrian use or horticulture.
LAND & GROUNDS
PUBLIC RIGHT OF WAY- There is a public footpath which runs along the side of the first parcel of ground which is fenced and then cuts across and between the two parcels of land which is also gated and fenced.
The extensive mainly level pastureland is set to the rear and divided into paddocks with equestrian fencing. SEPARATE ACCESS- From Mill Road between houses and straight into the main first field and canter / exercise track. The whole is approx. 15 acres (*TBV) which is mainly laid to level grazing.
The acreage stated at the property is *TBV (To Be Verified), which means that the land has not been formally measured by Equus and or its sellers/clients. A Title Plan from Land Registry will have been acquired, where available, showing the boundary and acreage. Otherwise, an online measuring tool will have been used to check the acreage where possible. Interested applicants/buyers are advised that if they have any doubts as to the plot size and wish to have verification of the exact area of the entire plot, they will be required to make their own arrangements, at their own cost, by appointing the services of an accredited company who can measure the area for a compliant Land Registry Title Plan.
We recommend that you visit the local authority website pertaining to the property you are interested in buying for all the planning consents / restrictions / history and the following websites for more helpful information about the property and surrounding local area before proceeding in a purchase:
www.goodschoolsguide.co.uk www.homecheck.co.uk www.floodrisk.co.uk www.environment-agency.gov.uk - www.landregistry.gov.uk www.homeoffice.gov.uk www.ukradon.org
SERVICES & OUTGOINGS
LOCAL AUTHORITY: HORSHAM
SERVICES: Mains Drains. Mains Gas.
EPC RATING: Not applicable GRADE I I LISTED BUILDING. Full ratings & advisories/estimated costs are now online at the .gov web site:
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Locate the Village Hall in West Chiltington village. With your back to the car park the property will be across Mill Road with the property behind the thatched barn and access via an intercom and five bar gate.
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