Parkfields Farm lies off Hophurst Lane immediately to the north of the village of Crawley Down, in West Sussex, an active village with its own tennis club, pharmacy, convenience store, doctors, dentist and a good primary school. There is adjoining open farmland and woodland on the northern side. It is well placed for easy access to East Grinstead (3 miles), the M23 (3 miles), the center of Crawley (7 miles), and the M25 is approximately 12 miles. Gatwick via the M23 is only 7 miles. Good state and private schools are available locally and golf courses are at Copthorne and Chartham Park. The renowned Worth Way bridlepath is readily accessible close by.
LOT 1 - PARKFIELDS FARMHOUSE
Presently approached through a pair of electric wooden gates, the driveway sweeps round to the main yard and a private inner parking area for the house. (An application to reopen the original entrance with wrought iron gates on the brick pillars at the front of the house is currently with the Planners).
Appearing as a Victorian/Edwardian period house there is actually a much older structure beneath the brick and ornate tile hanging with historic timbers mainly at the rear and upper levels of the property dating back originally to c.1500 or thereabouts. It is not listed. The generous accommodation includes a large sitting room with inglenook fireplace, dining room (presently a bedroom), kitchen/breakfast room with aga, conservatory, boot room and a cloakroom and beyond the sitting room a fifth bedroom with an en-suite shower room. On the first floor there is a fine principal bedroom with exposed beams and a vaulted ceiling to the ridge with an en-suite bathroom and a further three bedrooms and a family bathroom.
To the front of the house there is a separate and private parking area and beyond a large flagstone terrace with a chessboard, (over an infilled swimming pool). To the rear a sheltered lawn, adjoining a large patio with brick BBQ also has a rockery and a raised heather bed. The adjoining paddock area includes a horse walker and beyond are the commercial buildings and in the corner is one of the mobile homes.
THE LOG CHALET
Facing the house across the large flagstone terrace (and chess board) this extremely comfortable well insulated purpose-built Nordic timber chalet provides a living room/kitchen area with wood burner, bedroom and a shower room with a WC. A ladder leads up to a small open loft area.
Lot One - Guide Price £1,150,000
TOWN & COUNTRY PLANNING
The property (not withstanding any description contained in these particulars) is sold subject to any existing Town & Country Planning legislation and to any development plan, resolution or notice which may be in force and also subject to any statutory provisions or by-laws without any obligation on the part of the vendor or his agents to specify them. Further details of the planning history for the property are available from the Agents.
SERVICES (not tested and therefore not warrantied)
Mains water, electricity and gas are connected. Gas fired central heating to the house. Private drainage system.There is a limited field water supply and well. Fibre cabling broadband.
HEALTH & SAFETY
This is a working commercial yard with active vehicle movements. Care must be taken when inspecting the yard and any accompanying children must be kept close to hand.
FIXTURES & FITTINGS
All fixtures, fittings and chattels whether referred to or not are specifically excluded from the sale including the garden statuary and furniture. In the commercial yard the containers are included however the vehicle hoist in the workshop is excluded but available by negotiation.
West Sussex County Council 01243 777100
Mid Sussex District Council 01444 458166
Parkfields Farmhouse - Band G - £3139 pa (2020/21)
The Cabin - Band A - £1256 pa (2020/21)
Business Rates (2020/21) TBC
Warehouse / Offices - Rateable Value of £30,750
Parkfields Farmhouse – Band D
The Cabin – Band E
Commercial Buildings – Band