The Street, Fulking, Henfield, West Sussex, BN5 9LX | Property for sale | Savills
3,169 sq ft(294.41 sq m)
Guide price £1,500,000

The StreetFulking, Henfield, West Sussex, BN5 9LX

    Key features

    • Detached 1950s house in the heart of Fulking, in the South Downs National Park
    • Nestled at the foot of the South Downs, with superb views
    • Excellent potential to improve (subject to consents)
    • Pending planning application for double storey extension
    • Large and versatile leisure suite and heated outdoor swimming pool

    Detached 1950s house in the centre of a pretty downland village, with superb views and enormous potential.

    About this property

    • Understood to date from the 1950s, Coombes is an attractive part tile-hung detached home, situated in the heart of the bucolic downland village of Fulking, in the South Downs National Park. The house has been in the same ownership for over 45 years and is a much-loved family home, which has been extended and reconfigured over time, and could now benefit from updating and modernisation, offering an exciting opportunity for a new owner.

      The house offers well-proportioned and spacious rooms, many of which take in the wonderful views of the South Downs to the south and over the garden and far-reaching countryside to the north. Arranged over two floors, the accommodation extends to a generous 3,169 square feet, including a large and versatile single storey leisure suite with a bar, games room, steam room and sun room with hot tub. The floor plans give a comprehensive overview of the full extent and layout of the house.

      Coombes is set back from The Street, well-screened by mature trees and shrubs, flanked by an expanse of lawn. The driveway leads to a generous parking area ahead of the house and integral single garage.

      The part-walled rear garden is arranged in two sections. Next to the house is a paved terrace and an area of lawn planted with apple and fig trees, beyond which is the swimming pool, decked pool terrace and pool house. Wide stone steps lead down to a further terrace and the lower lawn, from which there are panoramic views over the adjoining farmland. In all, just under half an acre.

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    Local information

    • Coombes is situated in the heart of Fulking, a very pretty downland village nestled at the foot of the South Downs. Fulking has a public house, the Shepherd and Dog, and the neighbouring village of Poynings has a public house, village hall, playing field, cricket pitch and garden centre with cafe and farm shop.
    • For local amenities, the larger villages of Hurstpierpoint, Henfield and Steyning have an assortment of local independent shops together with public houses, restaurants and schools.
    • The cosmopolitan city of Brighton and Hove lies just over the South Downs on the coast and is renowned for being one of the most vibrant cities in Europe, with a fantastic mix of famed nightlife, award winning restaurants, theatre culture, festivals and events. In addition, Glyndebourne Opera House is situated just to the east of Lewes, offering world class opera in an idyllic rural setting.
    • The area has excellent road and rail communications. The A23 lies to the east of the village and gives good access to the south coast, M23/M25, Gatwick Airport and the national motorway network. There are regular train services from Hassocks railway station to London (London Bridge/Victoria from 48 minutes) and Brighton.
    • There is a good range of local schools in the area including Brighton, Hurstpierpoint, Ardingly, Lancing Colleges, Burgess Hill Girls and Roedean.
    • All times and distances are approximate.

    Additional information

    • Planning: a planning application has been submitted to replace the single storey leisure suite with a large kitchen and additional living area across the back of the house on the ground floor, and a second floor extension to the principal bedroom, adding a large walk-in dressing room and bathroom. South Downs National Park planning authority, ref: SDNP/23/00661/HOUS. A decision is expected in July.
    • Services: Oil-fired central heating; separate systems for the house and swimming pool. Mains electricity, water and drainage.
    • Outgoings: Mid Sussex District Council, 01444 458166. Council tax band G.
    • Photographs taken: April 2023.
    • Cladding: This property may have cladding. The property is under six floors so any cladding may not have been tested. Purchasers should make enquiries about the external wall system of the property, if it has cladding and if it is safe or if there are interim measures in place.
    • EPC Rating: F
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: G