A detached, Grade II listed, family home, with annexe accommodation in a semi-rural setting
With red brick and tile-hung elevations, Smithy House offers a traditional Grade II listed, versatile home, in need of some modernisation, but still retaining many period features, including exposed timbers and brickwork, ledge and brace doors and a wonderful inglenook fireplace. On the ground floor, a porch entrance leads into a sizeable reception room with a rustic, open tread staircase to one corner and at its heart an impressive period fireplace, offering a warming ambience on chilly evenings. An inner hall gives access to a formal dining room, with a kitchen/breakfast room beyond. Fitted with timber cabinetry and tiled work tops, the kitchen also has a door to the outside. On the first floor, there are four bedrooms and a generous family bathroom, with the principal room having the benefit of en suite facilities. Adjoining the main house, but with a separate access, the annexe accommodation comprises a ground floor reception room, along with a kitchen and adjacent bathroom, whilst on the floor above, there is a bedroom and large eaves storage. This secondary dwelling offers various options for use, including accommodation for a dependent relative, or for visiting guests, a home working area or perhaps an additional income stream.
This property has 2.18 acres of land.
Evergreen hedging fronts the road, with wrought-iron vehicular and pedestrian gates leading to a paved driveway which provides parking for numerous cars and access to the detached, double car port. There are expanses of lawn to the side and rear of the home, bordered by both hedging and post-and-rail fencing, allowing lovely views out to the fields and countryside beyond. Paved terracing adjoining the house offer opportunities for outdoor dining and relaxation. Adjacent to the garden is approximately 1.5 acres of land with a stable and some further outbuildings requiring modernisation, with versatile use options.
The hamlet of Five Oaks is situated just to the north of Billingshurst, where amenities include shopping, a medical centre, butcher, cafes, pubs and restaurant. The village also offers a leisure centre with gym and swimming pool, along with a mainline station with regular services to London Victoria (1hr and 12 mins) and the south coast. The market town of Horsham is within easy reach and provides a comprehensive range of facilities including John Lewis Home and Waitrose, Swan Walk shopping centre, a varied restaurant quarter, Horsham Park and Pavilions Leisure Centre. There are excellent road connections via the A272 and A24 to access Guildford, Brighton, Gatwick Airport and the M25 Motorway Network. The area is well served with excellent schools, which include Farlington, Dorset House, Christs Hospital, The Weald, Pennthorpe and Seaford College.
From the A24 exit onto the A272 towards Coolham and follow the road for approximately 6.2 miles. Turn right onto Stane Street towards Five Oaks and after approximately 1.5 mile the property will be found on the left-hand side.Read all
- Reception room
- Dining room
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Principal bedroom with en suite bathroom
- 3 Further bedrooms
- Family bathroom
- Annexe with reception, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom & eaves storage
- Car port
- Garden and paddock
- Map & Street View
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