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7 bedroom house for sale

Sutton, Petworth, West Sussex

Guide Price £1,350,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 5 Reception Rooms
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Classic period village family house

Full description

A most attractive spacious period village house, Listed Grade II, with superb views over the surrounding open countryside.
Porch, Reception Hall, Drawing Room, Family Room, Dining Room, Study, Cloakroom, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Cellar, Utility, Master Bedroom with
Dressing/Sitting Room, 5 further Bedrooms, Nursery, Shower Room, Bathroom. Second Floor Bedroom and Store, Integral Garage, Garden Store, Gardens, Parking.

The Property
Forge House which is Listed Grade II, is a classic period village family house of immense charm, stone built with galetting and red brick quoins under a clay tiled roof. The property retains many original features including a large inglenook fireplace and fine exposed timbers to some walls and ceilings, with good ceiling heights. The original house is believed to date from the early 16th Century with a substantial extension designed by FRS Yorke for Sir Gerald Barry (Director General of the Festival of Britain, much of which was planned at the house). Large fully fitted kitchen/breakfast room with a two oven oil fired Aga, together with gas hob, electric oven and grill. Central island with sink and granite work surface, French doors to the terrace. A hatch with steps lead to the cellar. Off the kitchen is a utility/boot room, and a door to the single garage which opens to the garden store beyond. Drawing room with brick open fireplace and exposed beams to the ceiling. Wide folding doors open to the family room; the south eastern wall is fully glazed and provides lovely views over the gardens and the countryside beyond. A cloakroom with coat hooks, a study and dining room complete the ground floor.

On the first floor the master bedroom suite has a large dressing room/sitting room with views over the open countryside. Bedrooms 2 and 3 interlink as do bedrooms 5 and 6. Bedroom 4 has a basin and there is a bathroom, separate shower room and a nursery bedroom. On the second floor is bedroom 7 and a store room with extensive under eaves storage.

To the front of the house is an old well surrounded by shrubs and a low stone wall with ample parking and access to the single garage with power and lighting. To the rear of the property there is a stone terrace with steps down to the wide area of lawn with shrub borders and mature trees and a Haha forming the south western boundary and providing lovely long distance open views. To the side is a vegetable garden, further area of lawn and an old stone wall, oil tank.

Recreational Facilities
There are excellent recreational facilities in the area, with polo at Cowdray Park, racing at Goodwood and Fontwell, golf at Cowdray Park, Pulborough and Liphook and sailing out of Chichester Harbour and other centres along the South Coast.
Theatres: Chichester Festival Theatre, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford.
Schools: Good private and state schools including Dorset House, Windlesham, Westbourne House.

The Location
Forge House is situated within the Conservation Area of Sutton, an unspoilt village with a backdrop of the South Downs. The whole area is within the South Downs National Park and offers beautiful countryside for walking and riding. The village has a Church, public house, village hall and bowling green. The Roman Villa site at Bignor is approximately 1 mile away. Petworth provides for most every day needs whilst Pulborough and Haslemere with their mainline stations to London Victoria and Waterloo respectively are close by, and have a wider range of shops, supermarkets, and restaurants.

The A3 gives fast access to London, the motorway network, Gatwick, Heathrow and Southampton airports.

Petworth 4 miles, Pulborough 6 1/2 miles, Haslemere 14 miles, London 57 miles, Haslemere to London Waterloo, from 53 mins, Pulborough to London Victoria from 1 hr 15 mins

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24 January 2013


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