Grade II listed Sussex farmhouse set in beautiful gardens, in a lovely rural setting with panoramic views to the South Downs.
Park Farm is a very attractive Grade II listed timber framed and tile hung Sussex farmhouse, dating from the 16th century with later additions. Set in its own grounds, and with further accommodation provided by the Granary, Park Farm is a wonderful family home full of character and charm.
The interior presents an attractive combination of stylish modern fixtures and fittings with a wealth of period features, including plasterwork and beamed ceilings, inglenook fireplaces, latticed casement windows, oak latched doors and stripped oak floorboards throughout all main rooms of the house.
The full extent of the accommodation in the main house extends to nearly 3,500 square feet and can be seen on the floor plans. Of particular note are the three formal reception rooms: the reception hall epitomises the style of the house with part panelled walls and an impressive wooden staircase rising to the first floor; the drawing room has a stone fireplace with a Chesneys wood burning stove set into a handsome brick inglenook. The impressive split-level dining room, with inglenook fireplace and woodburning stove, has views over the beautifully landscaped parterre garden.
The kitchen has a partially vaulted ceiling, is galleried to the first floor and has stone paved flooring; it is fitted with a range of painted wooden units with granite worktops; it is served by a utility/boot room with space for further appliances, a secondary staircase rising to the first floor, and a pantry cupboard that can also be accessed from the dining room.
A cosy sitting room lying off the kitchen, a study and a shower room, complete the ground floor accommodation. Both the sitting room and study have brick open fireplaces.
There are five bedrooms on the first floor, including the generous principal bedroom which features an elegant carved stone Chesneys fireplace, and a beautifully fitted en suite bathroom with Lefroy Brooks suite including a roll-top bath and twin basins. Bedroom four is fitted as a dressing room with an extensive range of fitted wardrobes; the remaining three bedrooms on the first floor are served by a large family bathroom. Bedroom two is on the second floor, has an en suite bathroom and is ideal for use as a guest suite.
The detached former granary has been converted to provide superbly appointed ancillary accommodation. The ground floor garaging has triple garage doors to the northern elevation; the first floor studio is approached by an external oak staircase and oak front door, and comprises a vaulted open-plan living room/bedroom with an attractive shaker-style kitchen to one end and ladder access to an open mezzanine, and a Lefroy Brooks shower room.
Park Farm's gardens and grounds are glorious, combining formal landscaped gardens, swathes of meadowland with mown paths, a large tree-lined pond and a paddock.
The house is approached from a private road, and has full height double oak gates across the gravelled driveway which is between the Granary and Park Farm house. A brick arch connects the main house to three outbuildings, including a former piggery, which may be suitable for conversion to living space subject to obtaining the necessary permission.
The formal gardens lie around the house, laid to beautifully tended lawn dotted with well-stocked and colourful borders including box, lavender and grasses; extending away from the house to the east is a part-walled parterre garden with central pergola.
There is a paved terrace adjoining the southern side of the house from which the outlook over the garden and views to the Downs can be best enjoyed; a pathway across the lawn leads to the outdoor swimming pool which has recently been re-designed and is enclosed by newly-installed fencing.
A picturesque pond, well-stocked with water plants including iris and lilies, with a jetty, central island and two bridges occupies the southern section of the garden and is bordered by a wildflower meadow with mown pathways.
The paddock lies to the west of the house, enclosed by a post and rail fence (about six acres).
In all, about 9.9 acres.
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