- 4 bedrooms
- 3 bathrooms
- 3 receptions
A stunning Grade II Listed, courtyard-style, barn conversion offering bright, versatile accommodation, delightful gardens and equestrian facilities, in a peaceful rural location.
Believed to date in parts from the 1600s, Old House Farm Barn is a superb conversion of a former barn and farm buildings, cleverly connected by a glazed walkway. Sympathetically blending the charm and character of the original buildings with modern amenities, the property offers versatile and flexible accommodation; easily adapting to provide further bedrooms or maintaining the separate annexe accommodation.
Features of note include: exposed timbers, beams and brickwork, bespoke joinery, vaulted ceilings, 2 internal stain glass windows and underfloor heating beneath stone slab flooring. The stunning sitting/dining room with mezzanine study, boasts a vaulted ceiling, stone fireplace with wood burning stove and has imaginatively retained part of the original wooden threshing room floor. At the heart of the home is the kitchen/breakfast room with bespoke oak fitted kitchen, granite worktops, Aga and companion electric oven with gas hob. The dual aspect master bedroom has fitted wardrobes, a walk-in wardrobe and a luxurious en suite bathroom with roll top bath, separate shower and marble top vanity sink.
The former granary is currently arranged as a separate annexe with 2 bedrooms on the first floor and a kitchen/sitting room, and bathroom on the ground floor.
This property has 5.6 acres of land.
Situated in a peaceful rural location towards the end of a private lane, the property is approached via electric wooden gates to a shingle drive which, along with the car barn, provides ample parking. The stone and timber outbuilding could also be used as garaging.
To the front is an enclosed courtyard garden, laid to lawn with flower and shrub borders and a raised brick terrace which is perfect for outside entertaining. To the rear is a further garden area with a wooden walkway providing access to the delightful pond and a paved terrace providing the perfect seating area for enjoying the tranquil surroundings. From the driveway, a 5-bar gate provides access to the equestrian area with three stables, tack room, feed store, sand school and paddocks; enclosed by post and rail fencing. Riding out couldn't be easier, as Oldhouse Lane is a bridleway.
Agents note 1: A footpath crosses the land to the north of the property. Agents note2: Further land, about 6.5 acres, is available by separate negotiation.
The property lies within the hamlet of Coolham which includes the popular William Penn Primary School, a Montessori nursery school at the village hall and The Selsey Arms Public House. The large village of Billingshurst is approximately 3 miles to the north-west and offers a variety of shops and amenities for everyday needs, as well as a mainline station to London Victoria (about 71 mins). The historic market town of Horsham, approximately 8.4 miles distance to the north, offers more extensive shopping and recreational facilities including a John Lewis at Home and Waitrose, Swan Walk shopping centre, The Carfax and a varied restaurant quarter and The Capitol a multi-purpose Arts venue.
The A24 is easily accessible to the east, in addition to further excellent road connections to Guildford, Brighton, Gatwick Airport and the national motorway network. Sporting amenities nearby include golf at the West Sussex Club near Pulborough, polo at Knepp Castle, Cowdray Park and The Hurtwood, horse racing at Fontwell Park and Goodwood, the latter of which is also famous for its motor racing festivals. The area is also well served with excellent schools, in both the state and private sector, notably Farlington, Christs Hospital, The Weald, Pennthorpe and Seaford College.
From Horsham, take the A24 south towards the coast for about 3.8 miles. On reaching the Buck Barn crossroads, turn right onto the A272 (signposted Billingshurst) and continue for approximately 3.8 miles before taking a sharp left onto Oldhouse Lane. Proceed along this lane for about 0.5 miles and Old House Farm Barn will be found at the end of the lane, on the right hand side.
- Sitting/dining room
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Snug/family room
- 2nd Kitchen/sitting room
- Master bedroom with en suite bathroom
- Guest bedroom with en suite shower
- 2 Further bedrooms, Family bathroom
- Mezzanine study
- 2-Bay open car barn and log store
- Equestrian facilities, Gardens & Grounds about 5.6 acres