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Strood Green, Kirdford, Billingshurst, RH14

Guide price £2,525,000

New instruction

6 Beds 3 Baths 2 Receptions

REF: MID210142


A delightful Listed Grade II 6 bed farmhouse and 3 bed bungalow with extensive agricultural and equine facilities within approximately 45 acres supporting decades of continual use in exceptional West Sussex rolling countryside 5 miles from Petworth Main House Porch, Reception hall, Dining room, Kitchen, Sitting room/study, utility/boot room, Drawing room, Wine store in converted porch, Boiler room, Double bedroom 1 with vaulted ceiling and bathroom en suite, Double bedroom 2 with bathroom en suite and dressing room or Bedroom 4, Double bedroom 3, Family bathroom, Two further bedrooms 5 & 6 Outside Formal gardens, Vegetable garden, Garden store, Double garage with roller door, Greenhouses, Potting shed, Dog kennel Bungalow Entrance hall, Sitting room, Kitchen/dining room, 3 bedrooms, Family bathroom, Car barn, Various sheds, Gardens to front and back Agricultural Farm Buildings Tack room, 4 Stables, Feed and hay stores, Lean to Vehicle Shed which connects with: Hay and Straw Barn (circa 9.2m x 18.57m) Livestock Barn (circa 8.6m x 18.0m) Pole Barn (circa 4.0m x 25.0m) Sand School (circa 20m x 40m) The Property Standgates Farm comes to market for the first time in over 60 years and is the product of a lifelong passion for rural, agricultural and equine excellence. The Farm is centred on a fine, detached Grade II listed Farmhouse known as Standgates which enjoys a spectacular aspect east and south over owned pasture that has long been grazed by cows and sheep. The land falls away to the east to a small stream enclosed by deciduous woodland and a mature seam of trees that divide the rump of the farm's grazing. To the north of the farmhouse and separated by a well stocked garden and pasture is Standgates Bungalow, a practical dwelling with development potential, which lies between the farmhouse and extensive agricultural buildings and sand school. The main residence is approached over a gravel drive from a single carriageway and lies beyond a neatly mown verge and stone wall. Standgates was substantially extended we believe in the late 1960s and boasts a fine West Sussex Farmhouse at its core with lovely exposed beams and a large open fireplace in the drawing room. The old structure is also visible upstairs with a fabulous vaulted double bedroom ceiling. The house can be approached from either east or west although the western front door has been adapted temporarily to a handy wine store. The eastern access leads to a pleasant hall with main staircase leading to a bright landing and onto the bedrooms. The principal reception rooms are large and hospitable and the dining room, as it is currently used, could easily be a more informal sitting room. The kitchen is practical and situated in the south eastern corner of house, adjacent to a study or small sitting room and boot room/utility with secondary staircase. There are useful cupboards across the ground floor and a discrete access to the northern terrace from the drawing room. The property invites light into the main rooms with large bay windows and equally the main rooms enjoy views over clipped gardens and beyond to the adjacent pasture with a scenic backdrop of mature trees. Upstairs there are two principal bedrooms both with charming competing atmospheres and aspects. To the south, the "younger" portion of the house there is a good sized double bedroom with adjoining bathroom en suite, or shared "Jack and Jill" with the adjoining bedroom or dressing room. A large guest bedroom adjacent to the bathroom divides old from new and the house transitions into a very pleasant "older" portion with exposed beams and a delightful vaulted double bedroom also with bathroom en suite and two single bedrooms currently used as a study and dressing room or bedrooms 5 and 6. Outside, there is a sizeable double garage with electric operated roller door and adjoining potting shed and greenhouses which support a highly cultivated and hedge enclosed vegetable garden. The gardens wrap around the house but project from the eastern elevation with tidy rose borders, herbaceous planting and mature trees extending some way north but not as far as the bungalow which is divided by a vehicular access to the agricultural land and mature hedging. The bungalow is timber clad and most likely a "Colt" structure under a Redland tiled roof and supports another household with three bedrooms if desired. The bungalow is surrounded by garden on three sides with its own (covered) parking arrangements. Inside there is a west facing sitting room, east facing kitchen with Rayburn and Back Boiler. Three bedrooms are complimented by a bathroom and a pleasant garden also overlooking the pasture that runs away to the east. To the north of the bungalow there are several useful buildings that support equine and agricultural use as well as log stores and tractor and implement storage. A large stable block built of brick supports 4 stables and various stores and a tack room with hot running water. The stable block links with one of two Atcost barns. A lean to car barn has been built against the stable block and also provides useful covered storage and links with the hay barn. A second Atcost barn of similar construction has been erected at right angles to the hay barn and there is a useful pole barn of a corrugated iron cladding and roof which completes the agricultural structures. At the northern end of the structures within the pasture there is a 40m x 20m enclosed sand school. The Location Standgates is beautifully positioned in a pleasant rural enclave of its own area about 1.5 miles from Kirdford with its excellent village shop, Half Moon Public House, school and Church. It also lies approximately 2 miles from Wisborough Green with an alternative shop, Cricketers Arms Public House and distinctive village green and church. Petworth is only 5 miles distant and offers good local amenities. Haslemere with its main line to London (Waterloo), schooling and recreational facilities is nearby and Billingshurst, with its main line train service to London (Victoria) is about 5 miles distant. There are excellent recreational facilities in the area, with polo at Cowdray Park, racing at Goodwood and Fontwell, golf at Cowdray Park, Pulborough and Liphook and sailing out of Chichester Harbour and other centres along the South Coast. There is walking and riding on numerous footpaths and bridleways in the area and on the South Downs nearby as well as the benefit of Gatwick (around 40 mins by car) and Heathrow Airports (1hr 15 mins by car) comfortably in reach. Distances By Road: London 51 miles, Chichester 20 miles, Billingshurst 5 miles, Petworth 5 miles, Guildford 20 miles By Rail: Haslemere (London Waterloo from 49 minutes), Billingshurst (Clapham Junction 65 minutes), Pulborough (London Victoria 70 minutes)