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22 acres, Coneyhurst, Nr. Billingshurst, West Sussex
For Sale - Guide Price £1,300,000

  • A very attractive grassland farm occupying an enviable rural position with stunning views to a wide breadth of the South Downs & surrounding Sussex countryside. Within 3 miles of Billingshurst (with m
  • LOT 1: Superb modern oak framed farmhouse (Agricultural Occupancy Condition) finished to a very high standard including fine first floor open plan living/dining/kitchen & balcony; ground floor part ga
  • Brick & tile workshop/store. Adjoining South facing pasture land. Approx. 17.14 acres (6.94Ha). Guide Price Range: Guide Price Range: £1,300,000-£1,350,000.
  • LOT 2: Sussex Barn with consent (DC/21/2531) for 3-bedroom independent residential conversion together with garden & paddock. Approx. 2 acres (0.81 Ha). Guide Price: £450,000.
  • Part of Additional adjacent pasture and woodland of c. 22 acres (8.90Ha) potentially available for sale by separate negotiation.

LOT 1 OF 2 LOTS. GUIDE PRICE £1,300,000 to £1,350,000. (PLUS FURTHER LAND POTENTIALLY AVAILABLE BY SEPARATE NEGOTIATION): Chantry Farm comprises an extremely attractive grassland farm occupying an enviable rural position from its partly elevated ridge point in the heart of the Sussex Weald and enjoying sensational views to a wide breadth of the South Downs and including from parts of the land to the well-known landmark of Chanctonbury Ring and as well over surrounding farmland and woodland. The farm is available for sale as a whole or in two lots including the farmhouse and main area of land and then an adjoining Sussex Barn with consent for an independent conversion plus paddock. In addition, there is an area of adjacent pasture and woodland extending to c. 22 acres (8.90Ha) and part of which may potentially be available for purchase by separate negotiation.

LOT 1 (red on plan): This includes a superb oak framed modern farmhouse built to a high standard and finish and with an Energy Performance Rating of C (76) and with the finish being to Code Level 3 of the requirements for sustainable homes. The external elevations of the handsome barn style house includes a brick plinth with oak weatherboarded clad walls interjected with a number of oak double glazed windows and doors and under a pitched and part hipped roof covered in clay tiles and with feature French doors and first floor balcony to the South elevation to take advantage of the panoramic views over the property's own land and beyond. Similarly, the design of the house has sought to maximise the lovely position and views, with the main living accommodation being to the first floor and accessed by an oak staircase from the galleried ground floor reception hall. As you step in from the front door there is a great feeling of light and volume to the house plus the character of the extensive exposed mellow oak beams and joinery exposed to the full vaulted roof height. The whole of the ground floor comprises limestone flagged floors with underfloor heating which combined with good levels of insulation allows heat to filter up to the first floor. There are oak doors throughout and the fine oak staircase with glazed inset panels rises to the first-floor main living space with vaulted ceiling and exposed oak framing and trusses lit by conservation rooflights and with oak floorboards. The open plan accommodation faces to all points of the compass with the main focus being to the South and with French doors out to the covered balcony with beautiful panoramic views over the garden, pasture land and beyond and with similarly good views to the North over the adjoining pasture and woodland. To the South end is a sitting and living area which thence opens up to the very smart bespoke kitchen by DG Clifton & Son with good range of hand-built fitted cupboards and soft close drawers under light granite worktops and encompassing integrated Bosch dishwasher, integrated fridge and waste bin, sink unit, Neff induction hob and two ring LPG gas side hob with pop up extractor behind and twin Neff fan ovens below. Good size dining area to one side with space for table to seat 12. In addition to discreetly concealed lighting and up-lighters to show off the lovely exposed and vaulted roof and timbers, there is extensive ethernet cabling for tv, internet and lighting and with App-controlled heating and individual thermostats to ground floor. To the ground floor from the reception hall with linen cupboard housing Megaflo pressurised hot water cylinder and underfloor heating controls there is a useful utility room with door to outside, points for washing machine and dryer and fridge freezer, stainless steel sink, cupboards below and wall mounted Worcester LPG gas fired boiler. The principal ensuite bedroom faces South and East with French doors to the terrace and lovely views, dressing area recess and ensuite wet room with limestone tiling to wet area, wash hand basin with integrated cupboard and w.c with concealed cistern, heated towel rail and extractor. Double bedrooms two and three face East and as does the family bathroom with luxury fittings by Villeroy & Boch including bath with hair shower, pedestal wash hand basin, w.c and heated towel rail. Outside, from the driveway and area of parking in front of the barn, there is a useful detached brick and tile workshop/store with power and light connected and providing good potential subject to any planning consents. Paved terracing surrounds the house and widens to the South side to provide a lovely viewpoint and spot for alfresco dining overlooking the lawned area of garden with end beds and thence opening up to the pasture land. N.B. The mobile home will be removed by the vendors prior to completion. To the East side is a home paddock with twin mobile field shelter and then the main area of pasture land gently slopes to the South and with woodland shaw to the West side. Lot 1 extends overall to approx. 17.14 acres and is considered to offer good scope for a variety of agricultural, horticultural and small holding interests and including potential vine planting and wine production. The farmhouse was built subject to planning consent granted in 2013 ref. DC/13/0698 which includes Condition 2 "The occupation of the dwelling shall be limited to a person solely or mainly working or last working in the locality in agriculture as to defined in Section 336 (1) of the Town and Country Planning Act, or in forestry, or a widow or widower of such a person and to any resident dependants.'' The reason for the Condition being that development of a new house in the countryside would not ordinarily be permitted unless it was justified as essential to the needs of agriculture or forestry. LOT 2 (blue on plan) comprises an appealing timber framed and part brick Sussex barn of two storeys and of three bays with weather bordered elevations under a tiled pitched and hipped roof. The barn was originally granted prior approval under Class Q for change of use from an agricultural building to a dwelling house on 20th May 2019 (ref. DC/19/0692). Approval of reserved matters under this consent was granted on 15th March 2021 (ref. DISC/21/0029). Full planning consent was then granted on 6th January 2022 (ref. DC/21/2531) for conversion of the barn into an independent dwelling with lean-to veranda, associated parking and garden area. As a conversion of an existing building there are no occupancy constraints on the Sussex barn. A copy of the planning consent is appended and with full details available on the Horsham District Council planning portal. The proposed accommodation as shown on the originally consented plans comprised a semi open plan ground floor accommodation with vaulted central bay with galleried landings over and including living and dining area and then with kitchen to one corner, cloakroom and ground floor bedroom three. To the first floor, there are two proposed staircases to small galleried landings overlooking the dining area below and with fully exposed timbers and then two en-suite bedrooms either side. Outside, proposed parking and garden areas with additional pasture land stretching to the West. Lot 2 extends overall to approx. 2 acres (0.81Ha). The purchaser of Lot 2 will be responsible for complying with the necessary planning conditions applicable to the development, or any subsequent permitted schemes and along with any applicable Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) for the conversion, but where there is the scope to potentially apply for a self-build exemption. Additional Land (green on plan): To the North of Lots 1 and 2 is an area of pasture land that is planned to be retained by the vendors to accompany their new barn in the process of conversion some distance to the East and out of direct viewpoint of Lots 1 and 2. Alternatively, part of this circa 22 acres of adjoining pasture with small area of woodland may potentially be available for sale by separate negotiation with either Lots 1 or 2 and subject to final negotiation on terms and protective covenants and easements and reservations between the different parts.

Coneyhurst (named after the old words for 'rabbit-wood') is a rural hamlet between Coolham and Billingshurst which is approximately 2.75 miles driving distance and includes a good range of local facilities as well as a mainline railway station with services to London Victoria. The old market town of Horsham with extensive facilities, plus mainline railway station, cinema/theatre and good range of schools is within 10.5 miles, whilst the local settlements of Storrington and Pulborough are both within 6.5 miles. The cosmopolitan coastal city of Brighton with an extensive range of many facilities and recreational pursuits is approximately 24.75 miles, whilst Gatwick airport is circa 25.75 miles. 

There are a good range of both state and independent schools for all age groups in the area. There are a good range of local footpaths including a public footpath running along the drive serving Lots 1 and 2 and then also a path along the Southern section of the land to Lot 1.

Photos and particulars prepared June 2020 with updates including CGIs in April 2023 (ref RBA)

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LOT 1: Mains water and electricity. LPG (with under ground tank) fired central heating. Private modern sewage treatment plant serving Lot 1. LOT 2: Easements will be granted over Lot 1 and the vendors' neighbouring where required for a purchaser to connect to mains water and electricity. The purchaser will be required to install a private drainage system for Lot 2 within the confines of the property. LOT 1: Freehold title part WSX253192, WSX407721 and part WSX169145.
LOT 2: part WSX253192 and part WSX169145.

If the property is sold in lots, details on the ownership and future maintenance of boundaries between lots will be included as part of the terms of sale and further details of which are available from the Agents  including regarding division of services plus reservation for easements and rights of way.
Strictly by appointment 

what 3 words: ///started.fulfilled.feeds From Billingshurst head East on the A272 towards Coolham, Cowfold and Haywards Heath and within approximately 2.5 miles take the first main right hand turning into West Chiltington Lane South bound (not the North part of the lane). Thereafter continue along the lane until the entrance drive to the farm (see plan) is found on the right-hand side just before Balls Green Cottages on the adjacent side of the road. Alternatively, from the A272 heading West bound from Coolham crossroads, take the second lane on the left and then follow the directions as above and as shown on the plan.


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