4 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

BURSTOW, HORLEY

£695,000

Property Description

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Tenure: Freehold

A superb opportunity to acquire this imposing attached former Rectory, located in the heart of the ancient Burstow. The property is on the flight path to Gatwick, however, is in a "hidden" location which is surprisingly rural considering the amenities which are so close to hand. The Rectory has historic associations with King Charles II, being occupied by John Flamsteed the Royal Astronomer and Rector of Burstow from 1684 to 1719. The property is not listed and has been very much enlarged from its origins. The accommodation comprises an entrance vestibule which opens to a family room where there are exposed timbers and there are then two further large reception rooms forming part of the Victorian Gothic extension. In addition there is a kitchen and pantry and a downstairs cloakroom. Upstairs there are four bedrooms, bathroom with separate w.c. and a walk-in cupboard which is big enough to be a small room in itself. There are also two attic rooms which could be further developed subject to alterations and any necessary consents that may be applicable. Outside, aside from the air traffic overhead there is a delightful garden which extends to nearly 1.8 acres and even has its own island with an ancient moat surrounding it. There is also a garage and a barn type outbuilding. The property has been priced to reflect its location and there will be no on-going chain.


LOCATION
The Parish of Burstow is located east of Horley, between the villages of Smallfield and Copthorne, and offers a semi rural setting accessible to good major transport links. Within a mile and a half of the property there are amenities including a shop and post office, and Horne Golf Club is also within 3 miles. Other nearby amenities include The Plough Inn, The Bell and The Castle Public Houses at Outwood. South Park nearby offers local walks and riding country and Wilmots Lane becomes a bridal path leading to the picturesque Outwood Windmill. Local schools include Redehall, The Hawthorns at Bletchingley and Copthorne Preparatory.

There are superb transport links in the vicinity with the M23 easily accessible providing routes to London and the South coast with connections via the M25 to the motorway network. Gatwick Airport is 2 miles away and Horley railway station with trains to Victoria and London Bridge is about 3 miles distant. Horley town centre offers a variety of shops includes a Waitrose supermarket.

The Rectory looks out over the Church of St Bartholomew which itself is a Grade I listed building of historical and architectural interest that has Anglo-Saxon and Norman origins. The Parish is noted for the large number of moated dwellings dating from the time of Alfred the Great and his fortification of this part of his kingdom against the Vikings. The island in the Rectory's ancient past was supposedly home for a hermit. Today the moat's serves as drainage for the adjavent clay farmland.


The accommodation with approximate room sizes comprises:


Front door with leaded effect double glazed panel to the


Porch
With lovely quarry tiled floor, secondary glazed windows, cloaks hanging space, radiator, leaded light and stained glass door to the


Dining Hall
20'7 (6.27m) x 12'3 (3.73m). With exposed ceiling and wall timbers, painted panelling in part, exposed floor boards, brick and timber fireplace with quarry tiled hearth and Morso cast iron stove, arched head double glazed French doors which lead out to the garden, two radiators, arched opening to the staircase. Doors to


Living Room
19'10 (6.04m) x 14'10 (4.52m). With double glazed sash windows to the front and side and with wooden fireplace having tiled hearth and inset, two radiators, picture rail, large decorative opening to the


Drawing Room
20'6 (6.24m) x 16'8 (5.08m) into bay. Also double aspect with double glazed bay window to the side and double glazed sash window to the rear, both overlooking the moat and garden, painted original fireplace with tiled hearth and inset, lovely decorative cornice and gilded effect ceiling rose, two wall light points, two radiators.

From the Dining Hall open doorway to


Drawing Room to Sitting Room


Inner Lobby
With further door to


Cloakroom
With porthole window, low level w.c., wall mounted wash basin with tiled splashback, ceiling timbers, radiator, extractor fan.

From the Inner Lobby door to


Kitchen
16'5 (5m) x 8'7 (2.61m). In need of up-dating, but with eye and base level storage cupboards, recess for cooker, sink unit with secondary glazed rear window overlooking the rear garden above, further porthole window and partly glazed stable door to the outside, Trianco oil fired boiler and adjacent programmer for heating and hot water control, plumbing for washing machine and dishwasher, exposed ceiling timber, spot lights. Open doorway to Shelved Under Stairs Pantry housing the electricity fuse box and front window.


Landing
On two levels, the Upper Landing providing access to Bedrooms 1, 2 and 3.


Bedroom 1
17'3 (5.25m) x 15'9 (4.8m). With secondary glazed sash windows overlooking the rear garden, covered fireplace, exposed floor boards, radiator.


Bedroom 2
15'8 (4.77m) x 12'3 (3.73m). With secondary glazed front aspect with a delightful outlook towards the church, covered fireplace, radiator.


Bedroom 3
11'11 (3.63m) x 11' (3.35m). Appears to have been previously used as a Dressing Room to Bedroom 1 as there is an inter-connecting door, side aspect secondary glazed sash window, covered fireplace, radiator.

On the Lower Landing Level doors to


Bedroom 4
17'1 (5.2m) x 12'2 (3.71m). With a leaded effect double glazed oak rear window, period fireplace with cast iron grate, oak ceiling and wall timbers, radiator. Pull down hatch with ladder leading to the Attic Rooms.


Study
6' (1.83m) x 5'11 (1.8m). With front aspect window, radiator, planked wood flooring and fitted shelving.


Bathroom
13'1 (3.98m) x 6'10 (2.08m). With enclosed enamelled bath with chrome mixer tap and hand held shower, wall mounted wash basin, radiator, exposed ceiling timbers, shaver point, double glazed leaded oak rear window. Door to walk-in airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder with shelving and light point.


Separate W.C.
With a modern close-coupled w.c., pedestal wash basin, wall tiling, exposed ceiling timbers, double glazed leaded oak window.

From Bedroom 2 loft ladder to


Attic Room 2
12'4 (3.76m) x 6' (1.83m). With rear aspect dormer window.


Attic Room 1
11'5 (3.48m) x 8'10 (2.69m). With front aspect dormer window, timber beam, door to


Lobby
Housing the cold water storage tank, further door to


OUTSIDE
The property is approached from Church Road through a partly shared gravelled driveway which extends to a circular lawn with the flag pole. The gravelled area extends to the


Workshop/Outbuilding
29' (8.83m) x 18'10 (5.74m). Of part brick and timber construction with a felt shingle roof.


The Gardens
The gardens extend to approximately 1.8 acres. There are large areas of lawn adjacent to the house and the outbuildings and there is an upper level with a lovely set of stone steps which lead back down to the moat with a bridge providing access to the small island area. The garden is very well stocked with large specimen trees. The property adjoins the church and churchyard and also farmland to the side and rear, thus providing a very good degree of seclusion.


Front Elevation, Workshop and Garage


Rear Elevation


View towards the Church


The Moat


The Sign


Garage
17' (5.18m) x 8'3 (2.51m). With up and over door to the front.

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Listing History

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29 June 2016

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  • Horley (1.9 mi)
  • Three Bridges (3.2 mi)
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  • Gatwick Airport (1.7 mi)
  • Horley (1.9 mi)
  • Three Bridges (3.2 mi)
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