Savills | The Village, Ashurst, Steyning, West Sussex, BN44 3AP | Property for sale
2,210 sq ft(205.32 sq m)
Guide price £1,250,000

The VillageAshurst, Steyning, West Sussex, BN44 3AP


    Key features

    • Grade II listed 16th century detached house in a popular village
    • Full of character, with a wealth of period details
    • Excellent potential for upgrading, subject to obtaining consents and permissions
    • Garaging and outbuildings
    • Steyning four miles, Shoreham-by-Sea eight miles, Horsham 11 miles
    • Virtual tour available

    Grade II listed 16th century detached house in the heart of a popular village.

    About this property

    • Grade II listed Blocques is a charming detached property in the heart of a popular village near Steyning. The property is set back from the road and situated within generous grounds of around an acre; the house and its grounds offer great potential for improvement and upgrading, subject to obtaining the necessary permissions and extents.

      The L shaped, timber framed house is believed to date from the 16th century or earlier, and is characterised by plaster and red brick elevations under a tiled roof. It offers many delightful period features, including exposed beams and casement windows. The accommodation is arranged over two floors, and extends to about 2,210 sq ft; the floorplans give an excellent overview of the layout and should be referred to as a guide to the full extent of the property. In keeping with the age and style of this property, please note that there are some low beams, and some lintels and ceilings have reduced head heights.

      Points of particular note include the dining room and the adjacent, slightly elevated sitting room, each with an impressive inglenook fireplace. The dining room fireplace having the benefit of a wood burning stove with seating either side. The sitting room fireplace has a beautiful carved mantel. Adjoining the dining room is the kitchen, fitted with a range of painted wood wall hung and under counter cabinets and granite surfaces, an electric cooker and fridge/freezer.

      Across the entrance hall lies the study, the utility room and the cloakroom, completing the ground floor.

      The main staircase rises from the entrance hall to give access to the principal bedroom (bedroom one on the floorplan), a dual aspect room with views across the grounds and g-having the benefit of an en suite bathroom. The landing leads back to bedroom four, which in turn connects to bedroom three, which has an en suite shower room.

      Bedrooms two, three and five can be accessed via the stairs from the sitting room; bedrooms two and five are served by a bathroom.

      Outside
      Blocques is approached via a long driveway leading through gates, up to the house and offering plenty of parking ahead of the garaging and outbuilding.

      The detached garage has a secure door, power connected and an attached open bay for machinery and storage. Beyond the garaging is a three bay timber outbuilding comprising two loose boxes and a secure store, with hardstanding and grassed area marked out by post and rail fencing.

      To the east of the house is a stone paved terrace with space for table and chairs, in a lovely position to enjoy the views across the garden and the countryside setting. The garden is mainly laid to lawn, interspersed with mature trees, shrubs and a pond, and bordered by a mix of post and rail fencing, hedging and trees.

      In all, about an acre.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    The house, outbuildings and the generous one acre plot have huge potential - buyers would need to check necessary consents, but I feel it offers a really exciting opportunity for someone with vision.

    Rohan VinesProperty agent

    Local information

    • Situated in the heart of the village of Ashurst, in the beautiful countryside of West Sussex. Ashurst has a church, a primary school and is home to the renowned Fountain Inn, a popular pub which draws many people to the village. The nearby town of Steyning amply provides for day to day needs with a variety of shops and restaurants. The seaside town of Shoreham has a larger shopping centre, and the market town of Horsham offers a comprehensive range of high street and independent shops, restaurants, a theatre, a cinema and a leisure centre. Steyning four miles, Shoreham eight miles, Horsham 11 miles, Brighton 15 miles.
    • There are many leisure activities available locally, including local clubs for football, rugby, cricket and theatre; there is sailing along the south coast with marina facilities at Brighton Marina and Chichester Harbour, horse racing at Plumpton and Goodwood, polo at nearby Knepp Castle and Cowdray Park, and golf at Mannings Heath, Singing Hills or Pyecombe. There are miles of walks across the surrounding countryside, with many footpaths readily accessible from the village. Spa and country house hotels include South Lodge, Wickwoods Country Club, and Ockenden Manor.
    • Sussex offers a vibrant cultural scene, with world-class opera at Glyndebourne, and the annual Brighton Festival presenting a huge programme of theatre, dance, classical music and literary events.
    • Fast and frequent mainline rail services operate from Horsham (London Victoria approximately 55 minutes), Brighton (London Victoria approximately 51 minutes and London Bridge approximately 56 minutes) and Haywards Heath (London Bridge and London Victoria approximately 44 minutes). Gatwick airport 23 miles.
    • The A23, A24 and M23 give access to the M25 and national motorway network. There is good range of schools in the area, including Ashurst CofE Primary, Steyning Grammar, Windlesham House, Cottesmore, Worth, Hurstpierpoint College, Christ's Hospital, Farlington, Pennthorpe, Lancing College, Brighton College and Roedean.
    • All distances and times are approximate.

    Additional information

    • Services: Oil fired central heating. Mains electricity and water. Private drainage.
    • Outgoings: Horsham District Council, 01403 215100. Council tax band G.
    • EPC Exempt
    • Tenure = Freehold