Impressive Grade II* listed farmhouse with extensive outbuildings and about 16.42 acres of gardens, paddocks and woodland, in a glorious semi-rural position.
Little Walstead Farm is a superb Grade II* listed farm house, believed to date from the sixteenth century with later additions, with impressive timber framed and plaster infilled elevations under a Horsham tiled roof. The property has been in the same family for more than fifty years, and offers an excellent and rare opportunity to acquire a substantial family house with enormous potential.
The main accommodation is spacious and arranged over three floors with a cellar. There is a wealth of charming period details including partial wood panelling, inglenook fireplaces with heavy oak bressemers in each reception room and casement windows. The drawing room has a working woodburner fitted into the inglenook. The kitchen/breakfast room has a four oven solid fuel Aga, and space for a table and chairs. A boot room and cloakroom complete the ground floor.
On the first floor are three bedrooms, two with access to the dressing room and bathroom. The third bedroom is served by a shower room with walk-in shower.
There are two further bedrooms situated on the second floor, one with a basin and one with slightly reduced head height. The floorplans offer a comprehensive overview of the full layout of the accommodation.
Little Walstead Farm has the benefit of a one bedroom annexe attached to the principal house, which has a private garden and provides income as a holiday let. This cottage could be re-incorporated into the main residence, or used as staff/ancillary accommodation.
Garaging with Flat
In addition, a three bedroom flat with a garage is situated at the far end of the substantial outbuilding which is situated to the north east of the main house. This building dates from the early 1950s and provides a good range of secure garages, workshop with WC and kitchen, boiler room, access to the oil tanks, and partially converted first floor offices and storage.
A traditional wood framed Sussex barn lies to the east of the main house, offering a wonderful space for entertaining, with adjoining car port and woodstore.
To the north east of the house is a large agricultural barn with hardstanding separating it from the garaging. This is currently configured as various storage units and includes a secure bay with an electronically operated door.
To the north of the house is a stable yard with timber looseboxes, haystore and a tack room arranged in a horseshoe around hardstanding. There is a further pole barn, which has previously been used as stabling, and now offers storage.
Gardens & Grounds
The farmhouse is surrounded by its own gardens and grounds, and set well back from the road, with a picturesque approach from East Mascalls Lane via a long, tree-lined private drive over which Little Walstead Farm has right of way. The driveway skirts the large pond situated to the south of the house, leading past the house to the garaging and then on to the annexe. Exit is via a bridge over the pond, which leads back to the private drive.
The formal gardens are sited to the rear. The walled garden is bordered by a single storey brick building comprising garden store, coal house and potting shed, with a greenhouse beyond and brick summer house. The remainder of the grounds are paddocks, with about seven acres of ancient woodland lying to the west. In all, about 16.42 acres.
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This really is a superb setting, and the farmhouse is delightful; it offers huge potential.Will Peppitt