Courtney Green are delighted to offer for sale this Grade II listed 16th century former wheelwright's cottage, situated in a pleasant rural setting opposite Warnham Deer Park. The property, which has been in the same family for over 80 years, offers an array of period features including the original well (now covered), exposed beams, oak joinery and old doors in almost all rooms, a large inglenook fireplace and there is a real sense of history within these walls. Arranged over two floors, the accommodation comprises a large living room in two areas, a separate dining room, a smallish kitchen with a large walk-in pantry adjacent and a downstairs bathroom. Upstairs there are four generous bedrooms, the principal rooms have stunning exposed timbers and there is a separate first floor cloakroom. Outside, the garden which is predominantly to the front of the property is a really cottage style with numerous varieties of fruit bearing trees and there is useful driveway parking and detached garage situated at the rear. The villages of Warnham and Broadbridge Heath are very close at hand and there is a bus stop almost outside with services to nearby Horsham and beyond. The nearby major road network offers excellent access to Gatwick and the motorway network. In all then, a spacious and beautiful original character cottage and viewings are strongly recommended with the vendor's sole agents.
The accommodation with approximate room sizes comprises:
Covered Entrance Area
With light point, front door to
Large Sitting Room
21' (6.4m) overall x 11'7 (3.53m) widens to 14'8. Exposed oak ceiling timbers with two upright posts dividing the space and with more contemporary wooden parquet flooring which are told has delightful flagstones under. Large inglenook fireplace with cast iron log burner, with original storage cupboards, oak bressumer beam and oak overmantel, three wall light points, two radiators, t.v. aerial point, two lovely quad doors with old cast iron furniture to the
Rear Lobby and Side Lobby
With windows to the side and staircase rising to the first floor. Radiator, door to the kitchen, further door to the
11'2 (3.4m) x 8'3 (2.51m) plus recess. A double aspect room with sash windows to the front and side, stable type door to the front with obscured glazing, painted brick floor, radiator, former chimneypiece with fitted corner cabinet. From the side lobby an old door with glazed window leads to the
9'1 (2.77m) x 8'7 (2.61m). With exposed ceiling and wall timbers, tiling, chimney recess housing the Eurostar oil fired boiler which provides heating and hot water, side and rear aspect casement windows, hardwood routed drainer with under hung Belfast sink with mixer tap and cupboards beneath, electric cooker point, door to the outside and further old door with hearth-shaped spy panel to the
9'5 (2.87m) x 5'6 (1.68m). With rear window, exposed and painted timbers, some wall tiling, cold shelf, further shelving, additional store cupboards, shelf above and curtained store area below. Open doorway to the rear lobby, door to the under stair cupboard with shelving and light, further door to
Bath with shower over, w.c. and wash basin with cupboard beneath, two rear windows, radiator, hatch to loft space, fitted storage cupboard, fully tiled walls, shaver point.
From the Side Lobby the stairs rise to the
First Floor Landing
With exposed oak joinery, wall light point, doors to each room.
15' (4.57m) x 10'5 (3.17m). With exposed oak wall and ceiling timbers, window to the front looking out towards the Deer Park, radiator, exposed oak floorboards, three wall light points.
11'10 (3.6m) x 10' (3.05m). With lovely wide oak floorboards, exposed wall and ceiling timbers, delightful cast iron firegrate with painted surround and cupboards each side in the recesses above the inglenook, front aspect window looking out towards the Deer Park, radiator, two wall light points. Doorway to
6' (1.83m) x 4'6 (1.37m). With lovely exposed beams and what was apparently used as a child's cot, hatch with fitted ladder providing access to the larger loft area, side window. Door to
11'3 (3.43m) x 8'4 (2.54m) plus recess. Double aspect room with sash window to the front looking out towards the Deer Park and further window to the side, radiator, fitted wardrobe with hanging rails and shelving, wall light point and further loft hatch with pull-down ladder.
From the First Floor Landing an additional doorway leads to the Inner Landing with cupboard housing the hot water cylinder having immersion heater and adjacent digital programmer. Door to
9'8 (2.94m) x 9'3 (2.82m) max. With exposed wall timbers, shallow closet, side aspect window, two wall light points.
6'1 (1.85m) max x 5'2 (1.57m). With close-coupled w.c., bidet and Victorian corner scalloped wash basin set in curved wooden plinth with cupboard beneath and above rear window, shaver point, radiator.
The main garden area is at the front of the cottage and is an absolute delight with stone pathway leading past the original covered well leading up to the front door and with further areas of stone providing a patio area amongst the various flower beds. There are areas of lawn and numerous fruit bearing trees. There is a hedgerow to the front and a small wooden picket fence and gate and fencing to the side with trellising above. A gated side access leads to the
Where there is a block paved parking place for at least two cars which in turn leads to the detached garage. There is also an area with a timber shed, outside water tap and between the house and the garage there is a paved area with the oil storage tank and coal bunker and a further water tap.
19'8 (5.99m) x 9'2 (2.79m). With single up and over door to the front, light and power. Workbench, rear window, fitted shelving and useful eaves shelving.
NOTE: These particulars are intended only as a guide to prospective Purchasers to enable them to decide whether to make further enquiries with a view to taking up negotiations but they are otherwise not intended to be relied upon in any way for any purpose whatsoever and accordingly neither their accuracy nor the continued availability of the property is in any way guaranteed and they are furnished on the express understanding that neither the Agents nor the Vendors are to be or become under any liability or claim in respect of their contents. Any prospective Purchaser must satisfy himself by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of the particulars contained.