4 bedroom semi-detached house for saleBILLINGSHURST
Sold STC £650,000
Forming part of this grand former Gentleman's residence Touchdown comprises an attached Tudor style house which was believed, in part, to be the gymnasium for what was originally known as Broomfields. Occupied by the current family since the early 1950's, the property now requires modernisation, but will be of interest to speculators and builders as there is also an adjacent building plot included within the sale. The original house comprises a small porch open to the entrance hall with its imposing staircase leading to the upper floor. There is a good sized sitting room, a separate dining room, basic kitchen and a cloakroom. On the first floor there are four bedrooms, a bathroom and separate w.c. and from the landing a pull-down ladder provides access to two large attic rooms which could be converted into additional accommodation, subject to the relevant consents and approvals being obtainable. Outside, there is a courtyard parking area which is partly owned by this property and there is a rear garden which will be for-shortened to accommodate the building plot. The building plot is accessed from a rear track where there is currently the former garage to Touchdown and a further area of garden. All enquiries in the first instance are to be made to the vendors' sole agents, Courtney Green.
Billingshurst is a large village situated in the heart of The Weald, surrounded by open countryside and with an excellent range of shopping facilities, schooling for all age groups including the Ofsted "Outstanding" Weald Community School and Sixth Form College. There is a mainline railway station with a train service into Victoria (about 65 minutes).
The large market town of Horsham, with its pedestrianised shopping mall, John Lewis at Home, arts centre and leisure facilities, lies about 7½ miles to the north east and there are excellent road links to both the M25 and M23, with Gatwick International Airport and London being about 21½ and 43 miles respectively.
The accommodation with approximate room sizes comprises:
With lovely parquet flooring, cast iron church style radiator, staircase rising to the first floor with partially secondary glazed original leaded window to the side, under stairs cupboard with continuation of the parquet flooring, electricity fuse and meter board, gas meter, light point, shelving. From the Entrance Hall door to
With fully tiled walls, period roll top sink with chrome taps, modern close-coupled w.c., coat hooks, obscured glazed sash window with fan and borrowed light window.
From the Entrance Hall period panelled door to
16' (4.87m) x 13' (3.96m) max. Continuation of the parquet flooring, front aspect partially secondary glazed leaded light window, cast iron church style radiator, brick and quarry tiled fireplace and hearth with metal fire basket. Period panelled door to
Sitting Room - view 2
Sitting Room - view 3
With further parquet flooring, period panelled door to the
11'8 (3.55m) x 19'6 (5.94m) into alcove, narrowing to 13'3. With corner partially secondary glazed leaded light window to the rear, additional picture window. Continuation of the parquet flooring, ornamental brick and quarry tiled fireplace, cast iron church style radiator.
From the Inner Lobby a further door to
14'1 (4.29m) x 7'10 (2.39m). On two levels, the upper level with further parquet flooring and sliding door to a useful pantry with tiled cold shelf and further wooden shelving. Single glazed picture window with fitted fan, wall light point. The lower level with quarry tiled flooring and basic range of units including a double drainer sink unit with cupboards beneath, nest of drawers some wall mounted cupboards, appliance space including gas cooker point, casement windows to the rear and side, the side has obscured glazing and facet fitted fan. Floor mounted boiler providing heating and hot water with adjacent programmer, door to the garden.
From the Entrance Hall the turning staircase with its beautiful well used pine balustrade rises past two side aspect secondary glazed leaded windows with tiled display ledges and alights on the
Kitchen - view 2
First Floor Landing
Airing cupboard with door operated light housing the hot water cylinder with immersion heater and shelving, pull down hatch with ladder to the attic rooms, further doors to each room.
18'7 (5.66m) x 9'4 (2.84m) narrows to 6'1. With leaded partially secondary glazed window looking out over the rear and garden, two fitted wardrobes with further storage above.
15'5 (4.7m) x 11'3 (3.43m) max plus wardrobes. With a double height oak mullion leaded front window, wardrobe with hanging rail, shelf and further storage above.
9'9 (2.97m) x 9'7 (2.92m). A lovely double aspect room with some leaded and stained glass windows to the rear and side, built-in wardrobe with cupboard above.
7'10 (2.39m) x 6' (1.83m) plus recess. With a front aspect partially secondary glazed leaded window, built-in wardrobe with further storage above.
With a coloured suite of enclosed cast iron bath with chrome mixer tap and hand held shower, pedestal wash hand basin, half wall tiling, chrome towel warmer, partially secondary glazed leaded window to the side.
With coloured low level w.c., leaded light side window.
From the First Floor Landing the loft hatch with its drop down aluminium ladder provides access to the Attic Rooms.
21'7 (6.57m) into restricted ceiling height x 10'4 (3.15m). With sloping ceilings to each side and some exposed timbering, slightly bow fronted leaded window to the front, shelving.
21'7 (6.57m) x 18'10 (5.74m). Divided by the roof structure, but providing exceptional space with exposed beams, cold water storage tanks. Both loft areas have boarded floors, light and power.
To the front of the property there is a gravelled parking/turning area, the ownership of which is shared by Touchdown and the adjacent properties. There is a gated side access with leads to the
The rear garden is terraced on two main levels. Adjacent to the building there is a concrete area, patio and terrace with well, two sets of steps which lead down to a semi subterranean storage area, which is in need of refurbishment, but could be a very useful addition to the property. The lower area of garden comprises a lawn which is enclosed by old walls, passing through brick pillars into a further small area at the rear.
The Coach House Building Plot
Detailed planning consent has been obtained under application reference DC/14/2408 for the erection of a detached architect designed dwelling called The Coach House (approx 1215 sq ft - 112 sq m) at the rear on the site of the current garage and garden. The new property will have rights of access over the rear entrance way. Further details are available upon request and more information can be obtained by visiting Horsham District Councils website https://www.horsham.gov.uk/planning and quote the planning reference number DC/14/2408.
28' (8.53m) x 9' (2.74m). In need of attention with window and rear door.
Rear Garden and Garage
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