Grade II listed sixteenth century house with later additions, set in south facing gardens and grounds.
Fox Farm is a charming Grade II listed detached house, believed to date from the 1580s and understood to have originally been built as a pair of cottages. The property has open plaster, beam and sandstone elevations with weatherboarding to the later portion of the house. Over time, the property has been reconfigured, and substantially extended in 2000, resulting in a substantial footprint and versatile layout.
The floorplans offer an excellent overview of the property and should be referred to for the full layout and extent of the accommodation, which extends to over 3,551 sq ft arranged over three floors, and briefly comprises ground floor entrance hall, three reception rooms, study, kitchen, utility room, and cloakroom.
The lower ground floor has an office and separate storeroom these rooms offer a versatile space with direct access to outside, and could be used as a gym/cinema/family room.
On the first floor are four bedrooms (one with an adjoining sitting room, which could be used as a dressing room/bedroom five) and three bathrooms.
Points of note include exposed beams, an impressive working inglenook fireplace to the sitting room, wooden latched doors, and wonderful southerly views across the gardens and grounds.
The main house is complemented by a substantial triple garage with a one bedroom flat over, which is currently let on an assured shorthold tenancy.
Fox Farm is approached from Broxmead Lane via a driveway offering parking ahead of the garaging. A path leads to the front garden, which is well-stocked with cottage style borders and has a well. Fox Farm sits in an elevated position at the head of its grounds, which have been landscaped and stretch away from the house to the south.
The gardens are well-stocked, and divided into distinct sections with a terrace adjoining the house, an abundance of seasonal flowers and bulbs planted, and mature shrubs and trees including camellia, rhododendron, azalea, maple, acer and magnolia. There is a large pond at the southernmost point, and partial views of the South Downs from the terrace. There is a timber shed to the side of the house.
In all, about 1.14 acres.
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I like the character this property offers, and the aspect across the gardens is really pretty.Rohan Vines