A unique Grade II listed detached property set in beautiful landscaped gardens, in a tranquil sought after rural location.
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Believed to date in part from the 1400s, Little Canterbury has been imaginatively extended over the years combining the former period cottage to create a truly unique family home. The reception hall and inner hallway (including the utility/laundry room) has stylish Fired Earth African Slate flooring. The dual aspect family room boast a Junckers American Ash solid wood floor, a wood burning stove on brick hearth and doors to the garden. The kitchen/breakfast room has a fully fitted kitchen with eye-level appliances and a spacious walk-in larder. Steps down from the inner hall link to the older part of the house. The sitting room boasts an impressive Inglenook fireplace, exposed timbers and beams, attractive Victorian windows and access to the garden.
There are two staircases leading to the 1st floor. The original staircase leads to a landing/study area with bedrooms either side; both having exposed timbers and beams and Victorian windows. The 2nd, modern turned staircase from the reception hall is solid American Ash and leads to the superb 1st floor triple aspect drawing room with doors giving access to a roof terrace from which an external spiral staircase leads to the garden. A cleverly designed cupboard houses a mini kitchen with further storage opposite. The dual aspect master bedroom suite comprises a dressing room and a spacious en suite bathroom.
This property has 0.98 acres of land.
The property is approached via a shingle drive which, along with the garage, provides ample parking.
The beautiful landscaped gardens surround the property and boast an abundance of plant variety and colour, interspersed with areas of lawn. Delightful winding paths meander around the garden, with wooden bridges providing crossing points over the stream. The fruit garden and cut flower beds are complimented by the greenhouse, with two garden sheds providing useful storage and a working well with electric pump to supplement rain fall. There are numerous areas in which to enjoy the peace, privacy and tranquillity of the surroundings, with a herb garden and paved terrace providing the perfect location for outside entertaining.
The property is situated in the popular hamlet of The Haven, just under 3 miles from the village of Rudgwick with its church, supermarket, and local facilities/amenities; and about 4 miles from the larger village of Billingshurst with mainline train services to London Victoria/London Bridge (in about 67 minutes). The nearby thriving market town of Horsham provides a more comprehensive range of shopping and recreational facilities.
There are a number of good schools in the area, notably Rudgwick Primary School, The Weald, Farlington School for girls, Christs Hospital, Cranleigh and Pennthorpe. The surrounding countryside offers many miles of footpaths and bridleways, including the South Downs Link.
From Horsham head west on the A264 (Five Oaks Road) for about 3.4 miles. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Stane Street (A29) and then turn left after about 0.4 miles onto Haven Road. Stay on this road for about 1.2 miles, before turning left onto Blue Ship Road. The property will be found on your left after about 1 mile.Read all
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Family room
- Sitting room
- Study/bedroom 4
- Utility/Laundry room
- Cloakroom and Shower
- Family bathroom
- 1st floor drawing room with roof terrace
- Master bedroom suite
- 2 Further bedrooms
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