Unique conversion with scope for further development, on the semi-rural outskirts of the village.
Understood to date from 1934/5 and formerly an ammunitions factory, The Armoury was previously used as a squash court before being converted in 2012 by the current owners. In keeping with the property's history, this unique house has been cleverly converted to create a superb family home with every consideration for modern comfort and a contemporary, industrial feel exposed brick work, concrete wall finishes and commercial-grade laminate flooring sit alongside stylish bathroom suites, stunning statement light fittings, a bespoke staircase and a clever use of glazing throughout. In addition, there is a comprehensive home automation system, underfloor heating, LED lighting, and a fresh air ventilation system.
The house is complemented by a single-storey former stable building, currently used as a workshop/office with kitchenette and open storage barn, but with planning permission for conversion into two-bedroom annexe or guest suite, which would offer excellent ancillary accommodation.
The main house is arranged with the bedrooms on the ground floor and an open-plan living area on the first floor. A wide glazed door set in a striking two-storey glazed curtain wall opens to the entrance hall, which features a beautiful contemporary light fitting, an open-tread staircase rising to the first floor and further fibre optic lighting creating a novel star-effect on the ceiling. The principal bedroom has a good range of built in storage and an en suite shower room with twin basins and a skylight; bedrooms two and three are served by a family bathroom with suite including a freestanding bath and separate shower. Also on the ground floor is a useful laundry room with space for appliances, open to a fully tiled utility/wet room.
The first floor is entirely open plan, flooded with natural light by way of a huge glass lantern extending across the majority of the roof, and an expanse of bi-fold windows to the southern elevation. It offers a stylish modern living area with some lovely far-reaching rural views and the versatility to create various seating, dining and work spaces. The kitchen is fitted with a range of high end matt units and a large central island, with composite worktops and various integrated appliances; there are two pairs of French doors, one with a Juliet balcony and one open to a balcony with steps descending to the garden.
The Armoury is approached from Warninglid Lane via a private driveway which leads to a walled parking area ahead of the garaging, and an expanse of terrace adjoining the front of the house. The detached garage offers two parking bays and a workshop housing the utilities for the house.
The stable and barn outbuilding lies immediately to the north of the house. The garden extends away beyond the stable to the north and around to the east, where there is access to the walled garden, part of the original kitchen garden belonging to the neighbouring property. The garden is mainly laid to lawn, surrounded by mature hedgerows and trees, with a small kitchen garden and some fruit trees. Please refer to the site plan for details.
In all, about 0.76 acres
There is planning permission for the conversion of the former stable to a two-bedroom annexe. Mid Sussex District Council, ref: 11-01403/FUL.
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With the open plan first floor, I think the owners have achieved something extraordinary - it is truly unique.Rohan Vines