Highcroft Gay Street, Pulborough, West Sussex
Guide Price £1,495,000
Marketed by:Comyn & James
143 Lower Street
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- 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
- 7 Reception Rooms
- Long Private Drive
- Hilltop Position
- Wonderful Views
- 3 Acres
- Swimming Pool
- Video Tour Available
The Property Dating from the 1950's with later additions this is an outstanding property discretely nestling on a hill and set in a very special location off a quiet country lane north of Nutbourne village and Pulborough. With glorious rural surroundings Highcroft enjoys some splendid, far reaching rural views over its own garden and wild flower meadow - particularly to the south with a fine panorama of the South Downs in the distance.
There is a long private driveway leading up from Gay Street past fields and up to the front of the house where there is a generous parking area.
Ground Floor The house itself comprises on the ground floor of an entrance lobby with a cloakroom, entrance hall and a charming 26ft main drawing room with floor-to-ceiling windows and a sliding glass door out to the rear lawn with the Downs in the distance. There is parquet flooring which extends into the hall and library.
A handsome fitted kitchen overlooks the front of the property with an arch leading into a lovely south facing dining room. Behind there is a utility room and lobby with a side door to the garden.
Leading off the hall there is a library with an arch through to a charming sun room also having fine views over the garden. This leads into an annexe which currently provides a fourth bedroom with en-suite shower room plus an office and exercise room that could easily be converted into to a sitting room and kitchen to create a fully self-contained unit (subject obtaining any necessary permissions).
Doors from the annexe open to a part glazed L-shaped conservatory with a 4/5 person hot tub.
First Floor This floor is well arranged with a landing overlooking the front drive and has a fine principal bedroom featuring an extensive range of wardrobes and a magnificent views over the gardens and wild-flower meadow towards the South Downs beyond. Off the bedroom is a large en-suite bathroom with twin sinks and a fine Carronite bath with shower. There are two further double bedrooms (one fitted with a vanity unit) and a spacious modern family bathroom.
Gardens and Grounds Over 3 acres - and set on a hill which affords a wonderful rural aspect all round, particularly to the south.
Surrounding the house are areas of well tended and level lawn interspersed with mature shrub beds and trees.
There are gates either side of the house and substantial rabbit proof fencing designed to protect the main garden, wild-flower meadow, additional field, lawn and outbuilding The main garden lies to the south - beautifully arranged with sun terraces leading out from the house to a neat lawn bordered by well stocked shrub beds, rose beds, trees and ornamental ponds.
Beyond is a beautiful wild-flower meadow with a pond, bridge and small spinney bordered on two sides by native hedging - carefully tended by the present owners to provide wonderful areas of natural interest.
The land then slopes away to the south allowing for a splendid rural vista with the Downs in the distance.
To one side there is a substantial additional field/small paddock for possible equestrian use. Beyond is another area of lawn protected by trees (incl plum and greengage) and encompassing the main outbuilding - with a flower border to one side plus a vegetable plot, fruit cage and greenhouse.
Swimming Pool Complex From the conservatory there is a sheltered, paved sun terrace to the 36 x 18ft heated swimming pool which has a sliding transparent cover (to allow for year round use).
To one end there is a pool house with a changing area, pump room and storage area.
Outbuilding Beyond the house with gated access off the drive there is a substantial 51ft x 18 outbuilding with double doors to one end, concrete flooring, windows all round, power points and lighting. To the rear there is a further 16ft concrete base to allow for an extension of this building back to its original size (subject to obtaining any necessary permissions)
Note : On the floorplan the outbuildings marked '1 and 2' are in their correct position. Outbuilding '3' is not in its actual position being located some distance from the house.
Services : Private drainage system (installed 2017). Oil tank to supply house and swimming pool heating systems. Propane gas connections for the kitchen hob and gas coal effect fires. New water main in 2013.
Council Tax Band G : £3,012.86
The Area Highcroft is well located in a highly favoured rural area renowned for its charming period properties set in glorious Sussex countryside with good access to a wide range of amenities. Just to the south is :
Nutbourne village by the northern edge of the South Downs National Park and offers a 'landmark' pub. West Chiltington is a pleasant rural village known for its leafy lanes and character cottages and offers sporting clubs, village stores/post offices, a church, Primary School, inns and a thriving village hall - which hosts a myriad of activities including film shows, plays, music, keep fit and craft skills.
Pulborough village to the south has a more extensive range of shops and a mainline station with services to Gatwick, London (Victoria Station - approx 80 minutes) the south coast & Chichester.
It also has a popular primary school (with a secondary school at Billingshurst), several churches, Tesco and Sainsbury stores, a library, butchers, DIY store hairdressers, restaurants and pubs.
Local sporting facilities include cricket, rugby, football, bowling, golf clubs, tennis, squash and gliding. CJ 26.6 2020
Disclaimer Comyn and James would like to inform all prospective purchasers that these sale details have been prepared in good faith for a fair overall view of the property only and do not constitute part of an offer or a contract. All descriptions of dimensions and areas, reference to condition, permissions, covenants and boundaries are given as a guide and must not be relied on as a statement of fact. No person in the employment of Comyn and James LLP has authority to make any representation or warranty in relation to the property as we have not carried out a structural survey or tested services, appliances, or fittings. Photographs and floor plans show only certain aspects of the property at the time they were taken and it should not be assumed that the property remains exactly as it is shown. There may be a small discrepancy between measurements shown on the floorplan and these should not be used or relied on for planning carpets, furniture or alterations. Prospective purchasers should make specific enquiries concerning any matters of particular importance affecting a decision to view or purchase the property and are strongly advised to contact the office regarding the availability of the property before undertaking any journeys and incurring any abortive costs.
Note : Comyn and James wish to point out that the google map marker and street scene may not show the exact location correctly as it will usually show the centre of the property's post code. Every effort has been made to try to ensure that the marker is in the correct place wherever possible. Comyn and James would also point out that Google maps are frequently out of date and do not show the true surroundings. If this is an important factor in a decision to view or purchase then please contact this office for further information and confirmation of the setting.
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The reason for us mentioning this is to you is to alert you that once they have gained access, they can monitor email correspondence, without you knowing, throughout a transaction. Then, at a relevant point, e.g. just before exchange of contracts, they can send an email to a client mirroring that of their solicitor asking for funds to be transferred to a certain bank account. That money then, of course, disappears.
Fortunately, we have not had such an instance but, feel it important to highlight the fact that if you do receive an email requesting funds, it is worth double checking with the person concerned by phone that it is genuine and the bank details are correct, before sending money. This could, of course, affect other areas of finance beyond property. Many solicitors are starting to highlight this point now, but for safety, we would urge you to be vigilant and check before sending money or passing on any personal details regarding any bank or credit card information.
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Our policy is that we do not take referral fees for these introductions - except under the following circumstances : Should a person (introduced by us) to the mortgage or conveyancing services of London & Country Mortgages (L&C) - L&C will pay us 25% of any payment they receive from mortgage lenders. If that person engages the services of their recommended conveyancer, L&C will pay us £100 plus VAT for each completed sale and/or purchase instruction.
The superb, tranquil setting is a prime feature of this wonderful property - the grounds being approximately just