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5 bedroom detached house for sale


Guide Price £1,700,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Impressive 46ft (14.6m) Drawing Room
  • Superb 45ft (13.8m) Open Plan Kitchen / Dining Room
  • Principal Bedroom Suite / 4 Further Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms/Shower Rooms
  • Basement Rooms with wonderful potential
  • Ground source heat pump
  • Photovotaic array
  • Award winning design
  • Exceptional accommodation
  • Potential for a swimming pool

Full description

A remarkable award winning conversion of a former pumping station as featured on BBC2, designed to create a versatile and inspirational 5 bedroom eco-home of almost 5000 sq ft in a pleasant and highly regarded setting off a private no through lane. 

Ground Floor • Entrance Hall

• Impressive 46’1x 23’7 Drawing Room

• Impressive 46’1x 23’7 Drawing room

• SuperbKitchen / Dining Room

• Principal Bedroom with en-suite Shower

• 5 Bedrooms in total

• Bathroom

• Shower Room


45’5 x 21’7  

Lower Ground Floor

• 36’8 x 21’8 Games Area/ Gym

• 26’9 x 11’11 Basement/Cellar


• Garage and generous Parking

• Gardens of apx 0.5 acre

• Private Lane 

Scope for inclusion • Adaptation of reservoir to Indoor Pool and Orangery ( subject to consents)

• Conversion of Basement to Cinema/Games Room/Gym/Pool

• Conversion of further basement area to Wine Celllar

• Extension of photovoltaic array 

This inspirational conversion of a former pumping station offers buyers a unique opportunity to acquire an exceptional home designed to meet the exacting standards of modern sustainable development. Transforming the 1930’s building has been a labour of love for the present owners and in combining the amazing living space with ultra low energy consumption using a ground source heat pump and photovoltaic arrays they have succeeded in creating a home for the future.

The two impressive and spacious main open plan reception rooms maximise the amount of natural daylight through skylights and are exceptional in terms of their size and height, offering the possibility of creating individual living spaces such as a library or television area. The bedrooms are well proportioned with a separate wing allowing the possibility of 2 guest bedrooms or even a small annexe wing for a dependent relative or nanny. A particular feature of this wonderful home is the Lower Ground Floor where there are two substantial cellars or basement areas which provide the possibility of a variety of uses such as an indoor pool, a home cinema, a recording studio, a gym or games room or even a wine cellar. Other possibilities for the property could include the adaptation of the existing 200m2 reservoir to build an indoor pool with gym or orangery subject to obtaining the necessary consents

The property sits in a well screened plot of 0.4 acre in a quiet hidden part of Nutbourne off a tranquil private unmade lane. The location is ideally situated for those who enjoy country walks or the odd visit to the local Inn and with the mainline station to London just a few minutes by car this is a truly exceptional home for anyone commuting to the city.

Nutbourne is a charming small rural West Sussex hamlet comprising several individual homes with a highly regarded local Inn surrounded by countryside and vineyards. Shopping and local amenities are available in the larger towns of Pulborough and Storrington while good road links and a mainline station in Pulborough make this an ideal location for anyone commuting to Gatwick, London or the South Coast. SJ 27.9.11 

Accommodation Reception Hall 

Superb Open Plan Drawing Room with Library Area 46’01 (14.6m) x 23’7 (7.19m) max : 

Impressive Open Plan Kitchen / Dining Room 45’5 (13.85m) x 21’7 (6.58m)  

Principal Bedroom 15’3 (4.65m) x 10’10 (3.31m) : Downlighting 

En-suite Shower Room 10’9 (3.28m) x 7’4 (2.25m) 


Bedroom 2 15’3 (4.67m) x 10’10 (3.32m) 


Bedroom 3 15’4 (4.68m) x 10’10 (3.32m) 



Annexe / Guest Wing 

Bedroom 4 11’3 (3.44m) x 13’5 (4.09m) : Ceiling lights 

Bedroom 5 11’3 (3.44m) x 13’5 (4.10m) : Ceiling lights. 

Shower Room  


Lower Ground Floor

Basement Room/ Games Area/ Gym 36’08 (11.18m) x 21’8 (6.60m) . A superb space ideally suited to a variety of uses subject to any of the necessary consents.

Inner Lobby

Further Basement Room : 26’09 (8.17m) x 11’11 (3.65m) : Another very useful space with scope for a variety of uses. 

• 8.4KWP solar photovoltaic array

• 15KW ground source heat pump

• Registration for renewable heat incentive (Autumn 2012 backdated)

• Underfloor heating throughout ( excluding |Basement Games Room )

• Independent room by room thermostat control

• High levels of insulation for ultra low energy consumption

• 25 year contract with Southern Electric for feed-in tariff (generates income)

• Instant hot water loop throughout

• 13 KW wood burning stove

• Tooway satellite broadband

• Sonos sound system to principal spaces

• Wi-fi network

• Cat 6c cabling throughout

• Skylight venting

• External automatic security lighting and alarm

• Designer Guzzini low energy lighting throughout 

• Single garage/ store

• Parking for up to 8 vehicles

• Plot area approximately 0.4 acres 

• Winner of 2011 Sussex Heritage Trust Awards

• Shortlisted for 2011 British Home Awards

• Featured BBC 2 Restoration Home

* Shortlisted toBritish Homes Awards Commendation 

Comyn and James would like to inform all prospective purchasers that these sale details have been prepared in good faith for a fair overall view of the property only and do not constitute part of an offer or a contract. All descriptions of dimensions and areas, reference to condition, permissions , covenants and boundaries are given as a guide and must not be relied on as a statement of fact. No person in the employment of Comyn and James LLP has authority to make any representation or warranty in relation to the property as we have not carried out a structural survey or tested services , appliances, or fittings. Photographs and floor plans show only certain aspects of the property at the time they were taken and it should not be assumed that the property remains exactly as it is shown. Prospective purchasers should make specific enquiries concerning any matters of particular importance affecting a decision to view or purchase the property and are strongly advised to contact the office regarding the availability of the property before undertaking any journeys and incurring any abortive costs. 

Note : Comyn and James wish to point out that the google map marker and street scene may not show the exact location correctly as it will usually show the centre of the property’s post code. Every effort has been made to try to ensure that the marker is in the correct place wherever possible. Comyn and James would also point out that Google maps are frequently out of date and do not show the true surroundings. If this is an important factor in a decision to view or purchase then please contact this office for further information and confirmation of the setting.  

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30 September 2011

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