6 bedroom barn conversion for saleAmberley, West Sussex BN18
Guide Price £3,500,000
- STEEPED IN HISTORY AND NESTLED AT FOOT OF SOUTH DOWNS
- NEIGHBOURING THE FAMOUS 12TH CENTURY AMBERLEY CASTLE
- ONE OF THE LARGEST BARN CONVERSIONS IN SUSSEX
- FABULOUS 40 FT KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM
- SIX BEDROOMS ALL WITH EN-SUITE FACILITIES
- TWO SEPARATE ONE BEDROOM COTTAGES
- RURAL LOCATION WITH STUNNING VIEWS
Full descriptionBelieved to be one of the largest barn conversions in Sussex, this glorious Grade II listed property is steeped in history and neighbours directly onto the famed Amberley Castle dating back to the 12th century. This is a true once in a lifetime opportunity to not only own a fantastic home but also a part of Englands rich heritage.
* Entrance hall/Dining hall * Kitchen/breakfast room * Separate utility room * Study * Games room * Inner hall * Sitting room * Three ground floor bedrooms (all with en-suite facilities) * Ground floor family bathroom * Three first floor bedrooms (all with en-suite facilities) * Two large first floor galleried landings * Two separate one bedroom cottages * Triple bay timber framed car port * Rural location * Stunning views
Nestled at the foot of the South Downs National Park, The Great Barn was originally built to serve the bishops of Chichester who made a home in the neighbouring Amberley Castle when it fell into Crown ownership after the Reformation.
Built in two phases in the seventeenth century, the barn consisted of nine bays with two cart entrances and an aisle to the south. Further additions in the nineteenth century included pig-pens and calf sheds and reflected the prosperity of the tenant farmer when under the control of the Arundel Estate. Inside the north end of the barn is a well (long since capped), which was in use up to the 1930s to pump water to the castle.
Basil Strudwick, the last farmer, remembers with affection the old Sussex waggons creaking in from the harvest fields laden with corn sheaves. The waggons would draw into the great barn, where the sheaves were offloaded and stored until threshing time, when the threshing machine would be manoeuvred into the porch.
Source: West Sussex Barns and Farm Buildings (Dovecote Press 2002)
Believed to be one of the largest barn conversions of its kind, the property was lovingly restored by its current owner over a 14 month period. Now fully restored the property offers extremely generous and versatile accommodation with bedrooms to the ground and first floors.
The property is approached via a shared driveway used by neighbouring properties including the famed Amberley Castle, which has been used by Royalty, politicians and celebrities during its vast and varied history, and is a local historic landmark.
Within the grounds of the barn there is an extensive gravelled parking area, which leads to large timber framed double car port with garage and built in store room.
Directly adjacent to the castle there are two converted cart sheds providing additional accommodation as two separate dwellings, each with a sitting room, bathroom and double bedroom.
The grounds are landscaped with large areas of lawn, a patio seating area next to the feature walled garden and stunning panoramic views over the South Downs National Park, Amberley Castle and neighbouring nature reserve.
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