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130 acres, Littleworth, Partridge Green, Nr. Horsham, West Sussex
Sold (STC) - Offers in the Region Of £3,475,000

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  • Beautiful Sussex farm extending to c. 130 acres (52.61Ha) overall
  • Available for sale a whole or in lots
  • Charming 5 bedroom Grade II Listed Farmhouse
  • Substantial modern addition incl. superb family kitchen/living/dining space
  • Separate, detached modern oak-framed 2 bedroom house
  • Outbuildings including garaging, stables, granary & barn
  • Enviable rural location with lovely views & long private entrance drive
  • Set within gently rolling pasture land with woodland copse & streams passing through

Available for sale as a whole or in lots. A beautiful and increasingly rare to find Sussex Farm occupying an enviable rural location with lovely views and including handsome main farmhouse, modern secondary house and outbuildings, all set within rolling pasture land extending overall to approx. 130 acres (52.60 Ha). The farm is located at the edge of the rural hamlet of Littleworth, to the North of Partridge Green and within the parish of West Grinstead. The charming and substantially extended Grade II Listed farmhouse together with the adjacent two bedroom Sussex style oak framed house are approached by a long electric gated private entrance drive leading from Littleworth Lane and passing the undulating pasture land and with the drive splitting to the currently let, 'Squirrels', and thence passing the outbuildings and terminating at the farmhouse, garaging and stabling. The property as a whole enjoys a lovely rural outlook over the farm's pasture land with well maintained native hedgerows and with views beyond the farm over adjoining countryside and including in parts to Cowfold Monastery.

Believed to be of 17th century or earlier origins, the original oak framed farmhouse includes an attractive mixture of external elevations of brickwork and part tile hanging and under a clay tiled roof. The house has been subject to different alterations and additions over the years and, in particular, the substantial single storey addition completed within the last ten years which replaced adjacent buildings to now create a stunning family kitchen/living/dining room with its lovely outlook over the farm. This new 'wing' also includes a new entrance hall with extensive oak fitted cupboards plus doors, cloakroom and utility room, plus large guest bedroom with smart ensuite bathroom and a substantial triple aspect games room/further reception room. The beautifully presented house is full of character with a charming contrast between the newer and older parts, with the latter including extensive exposed beams and timbers along with traditional features including inglenooks and exposed wood, tiled or paved floors to several rooms. As shown on the floorplans, the accommodation blends seamlessly between the old and new parts and with the core of everyday living being within the new family kitchen/living/dining area and providing a great heart to the house with outlook over the farm and with french doors to the garden. The kitchen is beuatifully finished with Thomas Ash fittings including electric Aga, separate Neff ceramic hob and double ovens with warming drawer, dishwasher, larder fridge/freezer, wine fridge, twin sinks and also with well equipped larder and utility rooms, plus underfloor heating and double glazing to this new section. The link to the older part leads through the reception hall, with second cloakroom and study off as well as double aspect snug/sitting room and South facing living room overlooking the garden. To the first floor of the older part of the house, a staircase leads to a landing and four bedrooms (3 with wardrobes) and two modern fitted bathrooms and then with a fifth/guest ensuite bedroom being on the ground floor to the new addition and backing onto the games room/further reception room. The house is set within pretty gardens including lawns with specimen trees and plants and being primarily South facing with old brewer's store and summer house, plus kitchen garden to the rear. At the front of the house, the drive offers extensive parking and turning space with three bay garage, plus brick & tile part divided store behind and a traditional two storey granary beyond, potentially offering scope for alternative uses subject to necessary consents. The adjacent timber framed stable yard includes four boxes and further to the East is a weatherboarded general purpose fodder/tractor barn providing useful additional space. 'Squirrels' comprises a detached separate cottage which was built within the last 10 years by Sussex Oak Structures and is an attractive modern home with wonderful outlook over the farm. The house affords bright and airy accommodation spread over two floors with entrance hall, cloakroom, well equipped kitchen/dining room with separate utility room, living room and study. To the first floor, there are two ensuite bedrooms each with wardrobes and part vaulted ceilings. From the front driveway, the garden adjoins the house and with outlook over the adjoining fields. The farmhouse, Squirrels and yard sit near the centre of the the farm with the rolling grassland fields radiating therefrom and with gateways from the drive and internal tracks and providing a wonderful setting and outlook for the farmstead. The land also stretches further to the South-West, with secondary road frontage and access leading from Needs Hill (B2135). The land also has frontage to Littleworth Lane to the East. All the fields have been in pasture for many years, primarily grazed by cattle and mown for hay and haylage production and with well maintained hedges dividing plus part stock fencing to certain fields. A stream runs through the centre of the farm and also behind the house and farmstead and with areas of mixed broadleaf copse or rews to different parts. Overall the farm extends to approximately 130 acres (52.61Ha) and is available for sale as a whole or in potential different lotting by private treaty. The vendors reserve the right not to sell the outlining lots and fields until such times as the principle Lot 1 has been sold. They also reserve the right to subdivide or combine lots. The farm is offered for sale as a whole or as a combination of lots with Lot 1 extending overall to approximately 28 acres including the farmhouse, Squirrels, outbuildings and pasture land. Optional Lot 1A comprises adjacent pasture land spread over four fields to the West of the farmstead and extending overall to approximately 37 acres and which is available for sale to be either combined with Lot 1 or Lot 2. Lot 2 comprises pasture land to the South extending to approximately 48 acres and if not sold as a whole could be potentially combined with Lots 1A & 2A and has frontage to Needs Hill with access therefrom over an entrance drive owned with the farm and with right of way thereover in favour of the neighbouring property, the Old Pound. Lot 2A and 2B extend to approximately 12.5 acres and 4.5 acres respectively comprising pasture land with frontage to Littleworth Lane.

The property is located to the North of the attractive and popular rural hamlet of Littleworth, within convenient reach of the neighbouring village of Partridge Green (approx. 1.5 miles) with local shops including a late opening general store with post office facility, butcher, baker, fish & chip shop, hairdresser and vet. The larger old market town of Steyning is approx. 6.25 miles to the South of Partridge Green and offers a wider range of shopping facilities, schools, leisure centre with a swimming pool and churches of most denominations. The old market town of Horsham with its extensive range of recreational, shops and other facilities including main line train station to London Victoria (approx. 55 mins) is within 8 miles distant and with out-of-town superstore shopping nearby.

Sporting and Recreation
Golf at Singing Hills, Albourne, Devil’s Dyke, Pyecombe, Mannings Heath, Horsham and Lindfield as well as the East Sussex National Course at Uckfield. Several local equestrian events including at Pyecombe, the All England Jumping Course at Hickstead, the South of England Showground at Ardingly and at Borde Hill, Nr. Cuckfield. Sailing at Brighton Marina and Shoreham-By-Sea. Theatre at Brighton, Crawley, Horsham and Chichester. There are a good selection of public and state schools in the local area.

Particulars prepared and photos taken May and June 2018 (Ref RBA).

Mains water (with different supplies to different parts of the farm) and electricity are understood to be connected. Private klargester drainage systems to the farmhouse and Squirrels. Oil fired central heating (part underfloor) to the farmhouse (2 boilers and pressured water cylinders) with underfloor heating to the new parts. Oil fired central heating (part underfloor) to Squirrels.

Lancasters Farm Council Tax Band - 'H'.
Squirrels Council Tax Band - 'F'.

The Freehold of the property is registered at HM Land registry under title numbers WSX319871 and WSX317960. Approximately 85 acres of the farm comprising the bulk of the land to the West and South-West of the farmhouse are currently let on a Farm Business Tenancy to a neighbouring farmer until September 2019. This excludes the land to the East and South-East with frontage to Littleworth Lane. If the farm is sold in lots, details on the ownership and future maintenance of boundaries between lots will be provided with as part of the terms and conditions of the sale for each lot along with any necessary cross easements for connections to services and the like.

The farm is sold subject to all outgoings, easements wayleaves and other rights and obligations of every description whether mentioned in these particulars or not. Public footpaths cross various parts of the farm.

Fixtures and Fittings
All fixtures, fittings and chattels whether referred or not, are specifically excluded from the sale, included fitted carpets, light fittings, freestanding domestic and electrical items, all garden statues and ornaments, garden machinery and agricultural machinery. All sporting rights, standing timber and minerals, so far as they owned, are understood to be included in the freehold sale and subject to the rights of the existing Farm Business Tenancy over part. The vendors do not hold Basic Payment Entitlements relating to the holding.

Local Authorities 
Horsham District Council (www.horsham.gov.uk) and West Sussex County Council (www.westsussex.gov.uk)

From Horsham, take the A24 Southbound, and at the Buck Barn crossroads with the A272, turn East along the A272 signposted to Cowfold and Haywards Heath. Continue on the A272 and then take the second right hand turning (South) down Littleworth Lane signposted to Partridge Green. Continue along this lane and the property will then be found on the right hand side as shown on the appended plans and before reaching Littleworth and the Windmill Inn.
Alternatively, from Partridge Green High Street, travelling in an Easterly direction, at the mini-roundabout, take the North exit into Littleworth Lane. Follow the lane and the property will be found on the left hand side within a mile.


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