An elegant Victorian former rectory in a superb location.
Church House is an elegant Victorian country house, with rendered elevations under a tiled roof. The property has been sympathetically extended and improved by the current owners and offers light, spacious accommodation which is ideally suited for modern family life.
Church House has a peaceful outlook with far-reaching views across the gardens to the surrounding countryside and farmland, with distant views of the South Downs.
Church House is extremely well-presented, and care has been taken to preserve the harmony of the original architecture. Points of note include the dual aspect drawing room, which has a lovely working stone fireplace and French doors to the garden; the dining room has space for a refectory table, a working fireplace and two bay windows with views across the gardens.
The Mark Wilkinson kitchen is fully fitted with an excellent range of units, granite surfaces and appliances including a four oven AGA; it is open to the conservatory which has French doors to the terrace.
Lying off the kitchen is the utility room, and a rear hall giving access to the enclosed courtyard, and leading to the family room.
On the first floor, the master bedroom has two dressing rooms and an en suite shower room with underfloor heating; there are four further bedrooms (1 en suite) and family bathroom.
The floorplans give an excellent overview of the full layout of the accommodation.
Outbuildings, Gardens and Grounds
Church House is approached from Chailey Green by a pair of electronically operated wooden gates which open to the drive, leading past the front of the house and providing ample parking to the side, ahead of the garaging. The property is fully enclosed by hedging and post and rail fencing. To the rear of the house are two terraces, one with space for table and chairs and one with a firepit. The swimming pool is situated to the south of the conservatory.
From the terrace, a path with low level lighting leads past the open bay double garage and wood store, to the detached office, a modern building of timber construction with power, heating and a bi-fold doors opening to a decked area.
The path leads down past a timber garden machinery store, to The Barn.
The Barn was built in 2007 and offers excellent secondary accommodation, comprising a vaulted open plan kitchen/living room with wood burning stove, a cloakroom, 2 adjoining bedrooms and a shower room.
The gardens are mainly laid to lawn, and open to meadowland surrounding the pond.
In all, about 2.15 acres.
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An idyllic setting with spectacular views.Mark Taylor