Period family home in an idyllic setting
Believed to date back to the 1500's with possible earlier origins, Violets Farm is a traditional Sussex Farmhouse brimming with character, with many period features including oak beams and a Horsham stone roof. The property is approached via a sweeping gravel driveway, and the front door opens onto a hallway with impressive flagstones floor which in turn leads onto the kitchen, sitting room and boot room. The kitchen / breakfast room has a range of solid wood units, with a dining area with inglenook fireplace and oil fired Aga. The sitting room offers immense character throughout in keeping with the age of the property and features a charming inglenook fireplace, beamed ceiling and overlooks the south facing gardens. The sitting room is adjacent to the dining room which provides an excellent space for entertaining. The ground floor accommodation is completed by a generous study / home office and a bedroom. To the first floor are four bedrooms and two bathrooms, with a staircase leading to two further bedrooms on the second floor, which are served by an additional w/c.
Externally, the gardens and grounds are a real feature of the property. The formal gardens are predominantly south facing, with an excellent range of mature trees, with well stocked beds and borders. A large naturally fed pond is a lovely focal point, and to the far end of these gardens is a swimming pool with pool house and summerhouse. In addition to these gardens the remainder of the land is made up of an orchard, two paddock areas and a charming belt of ancient woodland that runs down to the banks of the River Arun. Outbuildings include stabling, workshop, various stores and a triple garage.
Violets Farm has the benefit of planning permission and listed building consent for the erection of a single storey side extension, to the main house and en suite
bathroom to first floor bedroom. For further information refer to Horsham District Council planning website quoting reference DC/22/0476. Furthermore planning permission and listed building consent has only recently expired for the demolition of an existing garden store and the erection of a single story, two bedroom detached annex away from the house. However please contact the selling agent for further information on this application specifically.
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The period features of this house are fabulous and it has clearly been meticulously looked after. I love the setting being at the end of a lane surrounded by beautiful farmland.Daniel Clay