Strictly by appointment with the letting agent
RH & RW Clutton - 01798 344554
Springs Farmhouse is an attractive detached, period, country house set in the most glorious, peaceful, private, rural setting with far reaching southerly views over the surrounding open countryside and to the South Downs beyond.
The spacious accommodation includes good ceiling heights and large windows, all with lovely, far reaching rural views. From the front door there is an entrance hall, with cloakroom off, and which opens to the sitting/dining room with a stone fireplace, stairs to the first floor and French doors to the terrace and garden. A door opens into the drawing room, which is double aspect, and with an open fireplace. From the sitting/dining room a door leads into the kitchen/breakfast room, a spacious double aspect room divided into two areas with the kitchen area having a range of base and wall units, wooden work surfaces together with a breakfast counter and part tiled walls and a butler sink with mixer tap. A 4 oven oil fired Aga with additional electric oven with hob. Built in fridge freezer and point for a dishwasher. The breakfast room has a utility area with a butler sink, wooden work surface and cupboards beneath. 2 storage cupboards. A door opens into the rear lobby with boiler room and with walk-in storage cupboards to the sides. The rear door leads to an adjoining boot room/shed.
From the sitting/dining room a staircase rises to a first floor landing with airing and linen cupboards. Doors open into bedroom 1 enjoying a spectacular view to the rear, dressing room/study with fitted storage cupboards and shelving and an en suite shower room with a tiled shower cubicle a low-level WC, a washbasin and heated towel rail. Bedroom 2 is a double aspect room also taking advantage of the view to the rear and includes an en suite shower room with corner shower cubicle, low level WC, and a pedestal washbasin, heated towel rail. Bedroom 3 with washbasin, bedroom 4 and a family bathroom that is fitted with a panelled bath with part tiled surround, mixer taps and shower attachment, a low-level WC and a washbasin.
The property is approached via a long private driveway leading to a very generous gravel drive providing plenty of parking. The house sits well within its garden which is predominantly laid to lawn, with a paved terrace to the rear. The property enjoys exceptional views over the surrounding countryside and to a wide stretch of the South Downs. In all the property extends to about 0.8 of an acre.
Across the drive from the house is the Barn/Annexe which has been partially converted to provide additional accommodation, or alternatively an excellent office space. It includes a bathroom with a panelled bath with part tiled surround, a low level WC and pedestal washbasin. On the first floor is a potential bedroom area with exposed beams. To one side are so two workshops/tool stores, some covered storage and log stores.
Adjacent to the house there is a further large barn providing additional storage. A paddock to the rear may be available by separate negotiation.
Springs Farmhouse is situated high up on the hill, in a stunning rural location, near the hamlet of Bedham and to the north of the highly sought-after village of Fittleworth which lies about halfway between Pulborough (about 4.5 miles) and Petworth (about 5 miles), both of which provided a good choice of local shopping facilities. A more comprehensive range of shopping facilities and recreational amenities are at Horsham (about 13 miles) and Chichester (about 18 miles). Mainline rail services (Victoria, London Bridge and Gatwick) are available from Pulborough and also from Haslemere (about 15 miles) with services to Waterloo. There are some amazing walking opportunities over local footpaths accessed directly from the property.
TENANCY APPLICATIONS & HOLDING DEPOSIT
Prospective tenants will be required to complete a preliminary application form should they wish to be considered for a tenancy. If you are successful in your initial application, RH & RW Clutton will issue third-party referencing forms for completion and collect the Holding Deposit (equivalent to one weeks rent).
REFERENCING & RIGHT TO RENT CHECKS
Prospective tenants will need to be credit-checked and fully referenced to include a financial and personal references and references from a previous landlord, if applicable. Copies of identification documents will be required as proof of identity to satisfy the Right to Rent Legislation and a utility bill will be required as proof of registered address.
The tenant will be responsible for maintaining the interior of the property. The landlord will be responsible for the exterior and structure of the house.
A deposit the equivalent to 5 weeks' rent will be payable prior to the commencement of the tenancy. This will be held by RH & RW Clutton as a stakeholder in a designated account protected by RICS Client Money Protection and will be registered with the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS). The deposit will be refunded at the end of the tenancy, subject to the property being given up in a satisfactory condition and with no rent arrears or outstanding charges for which the tenant is responsible. The deposit may not be used in lieu of rent by the tenant.
OTHER FEES & CHARGES
For the duration of the tenancy, the tenant will be required to pay the Council Tax to Chichester District Council, Utilities, Communication Services (telephone/internet etc), TV Licence and any Green Deal Finance charges either directly to the suppliers or to the Landlord or their Agent, or a proportion, if shared.
The property is to be let unfurnished on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy for an initial period of 12 months with a view to continuing thereafter by agreement.
OUTGOINGS & SERVICES
The tenant will be responsible for the payment of all outgoings including Council Tax. Mains electricity and water. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating and hot water.
Pets will only be permitted with the Landlord's specific written permission.
From the sharp bend on the A283 in Fittleworth, proceed in a northerly direction on Bedham Lane. Continue out of the village and up the hill for about a mile. Look out for a letter box on the left and the entrance drive to Springs Farmhouse can be found, on the right-hand side.
Strictly by appointment with the letting agent
RH & RW Clutton - 017987 344554