5 bedroom detached house for sale

Fittleworth, West Sussex

Guide Price £975,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Substantial period house
  • Plus a pair of semi detached cottages
  • In need of some updating
  • Extensive gardens & grounds
  • Direct access onto Hesworth Common
  • Within the South Downs National Park
  • No onward chain

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

VIEWING STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT - PETWORTH OFFICE 01798 344554

Birch Walk comprises a substantial period house together with a pair of semi-detached cottages, set in glorious grounds extending to about 2 acres and located in the popular village of Fittleworth, backing onto Hesworth Common. The house is on the market for the first time in over 50 years and has origins probably dating back to the early 1800's. It is likely the house was substantially extended and re-modelled in the early 1900s in the Arts and Crafts style and the accommodation includes many period features including high ceilings, large windows, open fireplaces and also the most stunning staircase. The property now requires some updating and offers an ingoing purchaser the opportunity to modernise and possibly extend, subject to all the necessary consents. Outside, the property is approached over an entrance drive with a parking area and a modern double garage to one side. Adjacent to the drive is a detached studio and store.

The garden is very private and includes a large area of lawn, extensive mature hedging and shrubs, a wide variety of flowering shrubs and plants bordered by a variety of mature trees and being adjacent to and with direct access on to Hesworth Common, with lots of walking opportunities close by.

To one side of the drive are the pair of semi-detached bungalows known as 1 & 2 St. Richards Cottages. We understand these cottages were built some years ago and replaced some Alms houses that were previously sited there. The cottages are a mirror of each other and the accommodation in each comprises 2 bedrooms, a bathroom, sitting room and kitchen, with a small area of garden. Both are in need of updating and modernising and could offer additional accommodation to the house or even the possibility of creating rental income from long lets, holiday lets or even Bed & Breakfast. These cottages are held under a separate title to Birch Walk.

Birch Walk is located at the edge of the popular village of Fittleworth, adjacent to Hesworth Common. Fittleworth is an historic Sussex village, within the South Downs National Park, with its ancient church, the Swan Inn (a former coaching inn) and the ancient mill which was once painted by John Constable. There is a popular local primary school and the nearest shopping facilities can be found at Petworth (about 3 miles) and Pulborough (about 2.5 miles), where the main line rail station has services to London (about 70 mins) and the Sussex coast. More extensive facilities are at Arundel, about 8.5 miles to the south, Horsham about 16 miles to the north-east and Chichester, about 14 miles to the south-west. Sporting facilities include golf at several local clubs, racing, motor racing, golf and flying at Goodwood; polo and golf at Cowdray and sailing at Chichester Harbour. There are also many beautiful walking opportunities in the immediate area with access to an extensive network of footpaths and bridleways close by.

Viewing strictly by appointment: Petworth 01798 344544 

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Added on Rightmove:
08 April 2016

Nearest stations

  • Pulborough (2.0 mi)
  • Amberley (4.6 mi)
  • Billingshurst (6.1 mi)
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New Street, Petworth, GU28 0AS

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Peter Hughes, Petworth

New Street, Petworth, GU28 0AS

01798 678005 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Pulborough (2.0 mi)
  • Amberley (4.6 mi)
  • Billingshurst (6.1 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Peter Hughes, Petworth

New Street, Petworth, GU28 0AS

01798 678005 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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