A unique rural haven with delightful period cottage and detached guest barn enjoying privacy and seclusion within grounds of 8.5 acres.
The cottage can be approached by two directions which both lead back to the Fittleworth Road on the outskirts of Wisborough Green. The driveways lead to a large parking area with a double width garage and pathway leading to the cottage. Glasshouse is beautifully located on the outskirts of the quintessential English village of Wisborough Green with its village shop/Post Office, primary school, public houses and parish church. The village is renowned for its green which plays host to many events including cricket and hot air ballooning. The village of Billingshurst lies approximately 5 miles to the east providing shopping facilities, schooling for all age groups, a leisure centre and a mainline station with service into London/Victoria, Gatwick and the south coast. The larger centres of Horsham and Gatwick Airport are about 12 and 22 miles away respectively. The property is also within reach of Goodwood Racecourse.
Only the second time on the market in 100 years, this charming and characterful smoke bay cottage which is constructed of brick elevations under a tiled roof, dates back to 1585. It is listed Grade II as architectural or historical interest and the name derived from the glass industry which thrived on the site in medieval times. The accommodation is laid out over two floors with the ground floor consisting of an entrance hall, cloakroom, sitting room with a lovely inglenook fireplace, separate triple aspect dining room, a kitchen with fitted units and LPG Aga and a ground floor bedroom/generous study. On the first floor there is a split staircase on one side leading to the master suite comprising a generous bedroom, walk-in wardrobe cupboard, dressing area and ensuite bathroom. The other staircase leads up to the second bedroom which is also of a good size with built-in wardrobe cupboards and a separate bathroom.
The property includes an adjacent DETACHED BARN with a mezzanine sleeping area, wood burning stove, cloakroom and shower room, and there is also a large garage, log store/summerhouse and greenhouse both with power connected. The cottage sits neatly on its 8.5 acre plot which is surrounded by well maintained gardens enjoying rare and unusual trees and shrubs, good size areas of woodland plus a paddock. The Inner garden which is approximately 1 acre is fenced to be deer and rabbit proof. The grounds have been enjoyed by the current owners for the past 23 years and one of the rare features is being in ownership of the majority of what you see which remains unspoilt and abounds with wild flowers including cowslips and wild orchids. A large pond with stream and waterfall and lovely ancient woodland make the property a unique rural haven.
Mains water and electricity, private drainage. LPG Aga.
COUNCIL TAX BAND: G
Chichester District Council 01243 785166
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