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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Plaistow, Billingshurst, West Sussex, RH14

Sold STC £1,500,000

Property Description

Key features

  • reception hall
  • 4 reception rooms
  • kitchen/breakfast room
  • 6 bedrooms
  • 5 bathrooms (1 en suite)
  • annexe with kitchen/reception room
  • garaging and garden store
  • tennis court and stabling
  • gardens, paddocks and woodland

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Historic village house with stunning rural views


Old Barkfold is situated in the village of Plaistow, which offers a primary school, playgroup, village shop, tennis court, cricket on the green, public house, church and thriving local community. A good range of shops and services for daily needs are available in nearby Cranleigh and Haslemere, which also offers a main line connection to London/Waterloo in about 53 minutes. London/Victoria is served from Billingshurst in about an hour. More extensive shopping, leisure, and cultural amenities are available in Guildford, which has access, via the A3, to the M25, Gatwick and Heathrow airports.

The area is well-served with good schools, including Cranleigh, Guildford Royal Grammar School, Charterhouse, St Catherine's, Pennthorpe, St Ives, Farlington, The Royal, Seaford College and Bedales. Recreational opportunities include golf at West Sussex, Cowdray and Midhurst; racing at Goodwood and Fontwell; polo at Cowdray Park and Knepp Castle and sailing at Chichester Harbour. In addition, there is an abundance of footpaths and bridleways within easy reach.

Billingshurst: 7.5 miles, Petworth: 8 miles, Haslemere: 8 miles, A3 (north): 11 miles, Guildford: 14 miles, Chichester: 22 miles, M25 (J10): 25 miles, London: 49 miles


Old Barkfold is an exceptional Grade II listed house, occupying an enviable position in the village of Plaistow, boasting glorious far-reaching views over the surrounding West Sussex countryside. Dating from the 17th century and formerly three cottages, the house was built in a traditional Sussex style and is constructed of timber, red brick and hanging tile facades, under a clay tile roof. The oldest part of the house is particularly attractive, with many original oak timbers, leaded windows and original open fireplaces that lend great character to the rooms.

The property offers great flexibility of accommodation, with the six bedrooms, two dressing rooms and four bathrooms on the first floor accessed by two staircases. This allows the accommodation to be employed as one family house, as a whole, or to use some of the rooms off the second stair as a guest annexe or suite. Of particular note is the upstairs sitting room, which, along with the kitchen beneath, enjoys a fine outlook over surrounding farmland.

Gardens and Grounds
The gardens and grounds are a great feature, having been lovingly nurtured over the years. At the front of the house is a parking area, accessed from the lane via an electric gate and flanked on two sides by lawns interspersed with mature trees. The driveway leads round to the north of the house where there is a double garage and garden store. To the south of the house is a picturesque formal area of garden, with many colourful shrub borders. An area of recently planted woodland lies to the south west of the property, incorporating a wide variety of trees including redwood cedars, poplars, and liquid ambers. The principal garden, to the rear of the property, is laid to lawn and makes good use of the wonderful west facing views over the property's paddocks and distant countryside. One of the paddocks contains a stable block.

There is a footpath running along the far left hand boundary of the main field.

Photographs taken summer 2013.

Reception hall, drawing room, dining room, sitting room and family room, kitchen/breakfast room and 2 cloakrooms, master bedroom with en suite bathroom, 5 further bedrooms, 2 dressing rooms and 4 bathrooms, annexe with kitchen/reception room and stairs to first floor bedrooms. Double garage, detached single garage and garden store, summerhouse, tennis court, stabling, gardens, paddocks and woodland, in about 9.1 acres.

Square Footage: 5,429 sq ft
Acreage: 9.1 Acres


From London, follow the A3 towards Portsmouth, bypassing Guildford, and exit at the Milford junction, signposted Petworth and Haslemere. Follow the sign for the A286 at Milford then follow the A283 through Witley and Hambledon into Chiddingfold. Pass the Chiddingfold Cricket Club on the right and take the next left into Pickhurst Road, with the picturesque village green on the right. Continue along Pickhurst road, which turns into Fisher Lane, for 3.6 miles to the end of the lane. At the T-junction, turn right, signposted Plaistow, onto the Dunsfold Road and continue for 1.7 miles into Plaistow. At the sharp right hand bend, turn immediately left in front of the church, keeping the church on the right, and Old Barkfold will be found facing you.

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23 February 2016

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