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7 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

Blackgate Lane, Pulborough, West Sussex, RH20

Offers in Excess of £1,150,000

Property Description

Key features

  • reception/dining hall
  • drawing room
  • kitchen
  • 7 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • galleried landing/library
  • utility room
  • carport/workshop/games room
  • gardens
  • EPC Rating = E

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Stunning Victorian Country Home with amazing views


Lee Place House lies in a beautiful rural setting just outside the South Downs National Park. A short walk from the doorstep are footpaths and bridleways accessing miles of unspoiled countryside, yet the house is conveniently located 2 miles from the A29. The nearby village of Pulborough offers supermarkets and local shops, medical, dental and veterinary services, a lbrary, and direct trains to London Victoria and the south coast. The larger village of Billingshurst has a useful range of shops and services including a Leisure Centre, with rail links as above. The picturesque market town of Petworth has a selection of elegant shops and restaurants. Adjoining the town is the historic National Trust property Petworth House and Park. Larger towns in the area are Chichester, Horsham and Guildford. Within easy reach of Lee Place House are some outstanding sporting facilities: golf at the West Sussex, West Chiltington and Slinfold clubs, racing at Goodwood and Fontwell, polo at Cowdray Park, gliding at Parham and birdwatching at Pulborough Brooks RSPB reserve. Schools in the area include St. Mary's in Pulborough, The Weald in Billingshurst, Christ's Hospital School near Horsham, Dorset House in Bury, Windlesham House near Washington and Seaford College near Petworth.

Petworth 12 miles • Pulborough 5 miles (trains to London Victoria) • Billingshurst 6 miles (trains to London Victoria and London Bridge) • Chichester 21miles • Gatwick Airport 34 miles • Heathrow Airport 50 miles • London 51 miles


Lee Place House is the substantial western portion of a country estate house which dates back to 1900. This Victorian property, which is not a Listed building, is situated at the end of a country lane and is accessed by a long driveway, affording a real sense of seclusion and privacy. A splendid period home, which enjoys spectacular rural views of the South Downs, it comprises generously proportioned rooms and has many original features including wide oak panelled doors, stone mullioned windows, high ceilings and stunning fireplaces. Beautifully presented accommodation, of almost 4,500 sq ft, over three floors, the property is characterful, light and airy and has great charm and elegance.

The reception hall is a most impressive room with exceptional hand carved oak over mantle and oak carved newel posts to the grand staircase. A superb space for large family gatherings and magnificent when decorated for Christmas. Another room of note on the ground floor is the comfortable drawing room. With triple aspect it enjoys views to the rear garden and South Downs beyond. This lovely room is filled with natural light and is very welcoming. The kitchen/breakfast room is dual aspect and has a full range of limed oak wall and base units, integrated electric ovens with hob and ample space for a breakfast table to seat up to 8 persons. A large utility room, with attractive feature window of rondel glass, has wall to ceiling storage cupboards and space and plumbing for electrical appliances. Adjacent is a downstairs cloakroom with separate WC.

The wide oak staircase, with walk-in cupboard beneath, leads to the galleried landing on the first floor. Currently used as a library it is a relaxing space with views to the front of the property. Leading off there are three bedrooms, all very spacious and with the benefit of fabulous rural views. The master bedroom, almost 22' square in size, is stunning with an ensuite bathroom which is luxurious and affords both bath and shower. There is a second spacious bathroom on this level. The second floor affords 4 further bedrooms and a bathroom. There is an external spiral staircase to ground level. The bedrooms are all a good size and can be flexible and versatile in their use, the current owners currently use one bedroom as a study and another as a gym.

Lee Place House was built as the family home of Colonel Robert M Helm, a wealthy barrister and landowner. The Lee Place Estate was split up in 1949, with the house later divided into three.

A chestnut tree-lined driveway forms part of the sale and leads to ample parking and an attractive oak framed and oak clad outbuilding. Currently configured to incorporate a double carport, a log store, a workshop/potting shed and staircase to the games room above. This building is equipped and has the necessary planning consents to be converted to provide ancillary accommodation. Adjacent there are numerous productive fruit trees including quince, apple and damson. Ornamental shrubs add wonderful colours in the autumn. To the rear, from a south facing flagstone terrace there are formal gardens which enjoy complete privacy. This area is sheltered by deep yew hedging and retains a splendid sundial inscribed 1767. Stone steps lead onto a further lawned area and an apple and cherry orchard.
In all approximately 1.4 acres.

Drawing Room • Reception/Dining Hall • Kitchen • Utility • Downstairs Cloakroom • Lobby/Boot Room • Understairs Storage Room • 7 Double Bedrooms • 3 Bathrooms • Galleried Landing/Library • Double Carport/Workshop/Games Room • Ample Parking

Square Footage: 4,553 sq ft
Acreage: 1.4 Acres


From Stane Street, Pulborough heading north-east on Stane Street/A29. Blackgate Lane will be seen on the left hand side. Continue on this lane 1.5 miles, passing through the entrance to Scrase Farms. Theprivate drive to Lee Place House will be found 0.5miles further along on the left, just beyond Lee Place Lodge.

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09 November 2016


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