An imposing five-bedroom detached barn conversion
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Great Thorndean Barn is an attractive timber-clad family home offering flexible accommodation arranged over two floors, cleverly combining the amenities of modern day living yet retaining many original features including exposed wall and ceiling beams. Generously-proportioned rooms create ideal family and entertaining space on the ground floor, including a very spacious double-height drawing/sitting room with an exposed stone wall, vaulted ceiling, full-height fenestration and stairs rising to a galleried mezzanine level. There are French doors to the garden to two aspects. In addition there is also a large kitchen/dining room and a separate fitted utility room. The kitchen is well appointed, fitted with a Smallbone kitchen, a large central island and breakfast bar, granite worktops, a single Aga as well as two conventional ovens and a microwave combi oven. The dining area has space for a large table and doors from two aspects to the garden.
Also within the ground floor accommodation are two bedroom wings. At one end is the spacious dual aspect principal bedroom with a contemporary en suite bathroom, shared in a Jack and Jill formation with the neighbouring bedroom. The other offers two double bedrooms and a family bathroom. The fifth bedroom and its en suite shower room can be found at first floor level, accessible via an oak staircase from the drawing room.
This property has 8.67 acres of land.
Located at the end of a long private driveway, the property is approached through a five-bar gate over a gravelled driveway providing parking for multiple vehicles and giving access to the detached double carport. The remaining garden is laid mainly to level lawn bordered by mature trees with a generous paved terrace, ideal for entertaining and al fresco dining. The property also benefits from a detached timber-framed barn with hardstanding, suitable for a variety of uses including conversion to additional accommodation if required. There is a paddock adjacent to the barn, and the plot in its entirety extends to 8.67 acres.
The local Sussex countryside offers plenty of picturesque walks, including the High Weald Landscape Trail from Horsham to Cuckfield Nearby recreational facilities include several golf courses as well as Hickstead equestrian sports venue and racing at Brighton and Goodwood. There are also a number of excellent schools in the area including Handcross Park Prep School, Cottesmore, Brighton College, Hurstpierpoint College, Burgess Hill School for Girls and Ardingly College.
The property is situated in a rural location near to the popular villages of Warninglid and Bolney, both of which boast traditional public houses, popular primary schools, a village hall, church and recreation ground, as well as the Bolney Wine Estate and café/restaurant. Cuckfield, with its boutique style shops and cafés, is approximately 2.6 miles away. The larger town of Haywards Heath, a short distance further, offers a wider range of shops and amenities and a mainline railway service to London Victoria (about 44 minutes) and London Bridge (about 42 minutes).
The A23/M23 provides easy access to Brighton, Gatwick, and the M25 and national motorway network.
From Strutt & Parkers Horsham office, leave the town on the A281 and continue on this road towards Mannings Heath. When you reach Cowfold, take the A272 Cowfold Road towards Bolney. Then join the A23 northbound and continue. Take the B2155 exit and turn left onto Slough Green Lane for Cuckfield. After approximately 100 yards there is a farm track on the right. Go to the end of the track and the barn is on the right hand side.Read all
- Drawing/sitting room with mezzanine
- Smallbone kitchen/dining room
- Utility room
- 5 Bedrooms
- 3 Family bathrooms
- Garden and paddock, in all about 8.67 acres
- Separate barn
- Double carport
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