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Greyfriars Lane, Storrington, Pulborough, West Sussex, RH20

Added on 03/05/2021
Hamptons Sales, Horsham

Key features

  • 8 Bedrooms and 8 bath/shower rooms
  • 7 Reception rooms
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • 2 self-contained staff/guest cottages
  • Garaging stores and workshops
  • Formal gardens and parklands grounds
  • Vineyards
  • Magnificent views to The South Downs
  • In all about 17 acres (6.88 ha)

Property description

Tenure: Freehold

St Josephs Hall is a typical example of late Arts & Crafts architecture and demonstrates the aspiration to put craftsmanship on show, display the quality of functional design and materials, and showcase the abilities of those involved in the construction. The solidity of its structure with flint covered outside walls almost 2 feet thick, a Horsham stone roof, and oak mullioned windows have ably fulfilled their purpose and give intrinsic beauty to the building. Designed and built between 1908 and 1910, in the Vernacular Revival style of E.S. Prior, it has a rich history of occupants, and for 40 years was the home of the Roman Catholic Bishop of Arundel and Brighton from 1965 until its sale to the current owners.
Internally the impressive accommodation extends to over 11,000 sq ft and has been cleverly and sympathetically altered by the present owners to create an outstanding and very comfortable family home. Magnificent oak floorboards, brick and tiled fireplaces, and a wonderful plasterwork ceiling in the principal reception room are notable features. The first floor has been thoughtfully designed to provide excellent family bedrooms and separate guest rooms, each area with independent stairs, but with the ability to be adapted to individual requirements. All the principal bedrooms have views out to The South Downs. There is a 'nanny apartment' on the top floor.
Back on the ground floor, with direct access is the impressive indoor swimming pool complex with full height plate glass windows overlooking the gardens. The pool itself is L-shaped for swimming exercise lengths and with a safe area for children to play.

The property is approached via a gated sweeping driveway. The house is well situated within a parkland and landscaped garden of some 10 acres, with a vineyard beyond taking the total to approximately 17 acres (6.88 ha) in all. An additional parcel of land is available by separate negotiation. There is a magnificent walled kitchen garden with 2 substantial restored Victorian greenhouses, an orchard planted with apply, cherry, peach, pear, plum, and quince, together with formal lawns, and wild meadow beyond.
To the east of the house are a pair of cottages of similar design to the house, built as staff cottages and situated within a courtyard formed by extensive outbuildings for storage, workshops, and garaging.


Occupying an exceptional setting at the foot of the glorious South Downs, St Joseph's Hall has stunning views over adjoining vineyards and agricultural pasture towards Chantry Hill in the distance. The dramatic backdrop forms part of The South Downs National Park and the house itself sits in beautiful, secluded grounds off a country lane, yet within only a few minutes walk of the village centre. A nearby footpath gives acces to country walks.
The village offers everyday shopping needs, including banks, cafes, speciality shops, and a Waitrose supermarket. For more comprehensive shopping and recreation, the historic market town of Horsham is about 15 miles.
Rail connections to London are via nearby Pulborough and Billingshurst, with direct services to London Victoria in about 1 hour 17 minutes, and 1 hour 12 minutes respectively. The A24 is nearby and links with national motorways and gives quick access to both Gatwick and Heathrow airports. Executive travel by private jet is available at nearby Shoreham Airport.
There are excellent schools in the area including Christ's Hospital, Dorset House, Lancing College, Seaford College, and Windlesham House School.
Sports enthusiasts can enjoy golf, and horse and motor racing at Goodwood, racing at Fontwell, and show jumping at Hickstead, polo at Cowdray Park and sailing at Chichester, Bosham, and Itchenor.
The coast has some excellent beaches, West Wittering in particular and The South Downs offer miles of footpaths and bridleways for walking, cycling and riding through some of the county's most spectacular and scenic countryside.

Additional Information

Mains water, electricity and drainage. Gas fired Aga.



Greyfriars Lane, Storrington, Pulborough, West Sussex, RH20


Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • Amberley Station3.7 miles
  • Pulborough Station4.2 miles
  • Arundel Station5.6 miles
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