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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Poynings Road, Fulking

Withdrawn from Market £1,950,000

Property Description

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A fine country residence with beautifully kept gardens and grounds boasting unprecedented views towards the South Downs

The property is situated in a convenient yet rural location in the picturesque village of Fulking. The larger villages of Henfield and Hurstpierpoint are a short drive away in both directions west and east respectively and offer bustling High Streets with an eclectic range of local shops and amenities. Hassocks is situated approximately 5 and a half miles away and provides regular mainline rail services to London, Brighton and Gatwick (Victoria in approximately 55 minutes). Further to this Gatwick airport can be reached by car in approximately 30 minutes. The area is brimming with well-respected state and private schools including St Lawrence C of E, Steyning Grammar, Downlands, Burgess Hill School for Girls, Hurst College and Brighton College. The city of Brighton and Hove is approximately 8 miles away and provides world class shopping, restaurants and provisions of the arts with a diverse twist. The surrounding countryside and rolling South Downs provide the finest backdrop for walking and horse riding.

Approached via electric double gates and over a classic brick block carriage driveway, Downside occupies one of the finest locations, prominently positioned beneath the South Downs. The property offers space in abundance with well-appointed, naturally lit rooms. A clear feature of the property is the large kitchen/breakfast room with a bespoke, handmade ‘Morris & Murray’ kitchen and a triple aspect view over the beautifully landscaped rear garden and grounds. 4 further reception rooms and a large reception hall provide good formal and informal family spaces for entertaining and relaxing. The first floor provides 5 bedrooms of which one being a beautiful triple aspect master suite with dressing area and modern en-suite bathroom. The grounds amass to approximately 1½ acres and encompass a terraced swimming pool area, established and productive kitchen garden, tennis court and landscaped lawns. Further to this there is detached garaging for 4 cars. Planning permission has been granted for a front and side extension (Ref: SDNP/13/04879). Additional land available by negotiation.


Bespoke, Handmade ‘Morris & Murray’ kitchen
Antique pine wall, base and display units
Solid oak and granite worksurfaces
Fitted solid oak bench
Space for dishwasher
Fitted Liebherr ‘American’ Style fridge freezer with integrated wine chiller
Double ‘Butler’ style sink with instant hot boiling water tap
Centre island with curved granite worksurface, a selection of cupboards drawers under and further retractable worksurface
4 oven Aga with a 2 oven module, hotplate and 5 ring gas hob
2 curved glass extractor fans
Fired Earth tiles throughout


Centrally positioned tiled bath with granite surround, centre mounted traditional style taps and hand shower attachment
Walk in shower with wall mounted thermostatic shower, hand shower attachment and glass screen
‘His and Hers’ modern style wall mounted wash hand basins
Low level w.c with concealed cistern.
Ceramic tiled floor
2 heated ladder style towel radiators

Panelled bath with hand shower attachment
Wall mounted electronic thermostatic shower, hand shower attachment and glass screen
Low level w.c.
Traditional style pedestal wash hand basin
Half tiled walls and tongue and groove panelling

Corner shower cubical with wall mounted thermostatic shower and hand shower attachment
Wall mounted modern style curved wash hand basin
Low level w.c. suite
Fully tiled suite


Oil fired boiler located in the utility room
External oil fired boiler for the swimming pool located past the terraced area
Terraced pool area with plant room
Large inglenook fireplace with oak bressumer in the dining room
Heated swimming pool
Floodlit all weather tennis court
Planning permission granted for front and side extension (Ref: SDNP/13/04879)


Downside is approached via electronically controlled double in and out timber gates over a brick block paved carriage driveway, flanked on either side with perfectly tapered box obelisks. Detached garaging with space for 4 cars is situated to either side of the property. Side access to the rear garden is via timber gates to either side of the property. A raised paved pool terrace area is situated on the west side of the property with a seating area and pool house overlooking the rest of the garden. Steps lead down to an expanse of lawn interspersed with an ornamental fish pond, productive kitchen garden with raised beds and well tendered shrub and plant beds. There is also the benefit of a Victorian style greenhouse and large workshop/potting shed. A wisteria and rose covered pagoda leads to a recently re-surfaced and flood lit all weather tennis court surrounded by evergreen trees.

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11 March 2016


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