Woodmans Farmhouse is an attractive country house, situated in a lovely rural location, with superb and far-reaching rural views of the South Downs and Chanctonbury Ring. The property probably has Victorian or earlier origins, having been further extended a number of years ago by the current owners and has attractive rendered and painted elevations under slate and clay tiled roofs. The spacious and flexible accommodation includes many period features with good ceiling heights and large windows, with most of the principal rooms overlooking the lovely gardens and to the South Downs beyond. From the entrance drive, the front door opens into a spacious entrance hall, with staircase. From the hall a door opens into the dining hall, which is a good size, overlooking the rear terrace. A door opens into the sitting room, with an inglenook fireplace fitted with a wood burning stove and an extensive range of fitted shelving on one wall and with lovely far reaching views. From the dining hall a further door opens into the drawing room, which is dual aspect with an open fireplace, wooden flooring and French windows opening onto the south facing terrace. A hatch gives access to a useable cellar and there are also far-reaching rural views. A further door from the dining hall opens into the large kitchen/breakfast room which is a lovely bright room being triple aspect, including views over the garden and with under floor heating. The kitchen is fitted with an extensive range of fitted oak cupboards, with granite worktops incorporating an inset 1 ½ bowl stainless steel sink unit. There is a centrally located 2 oven oil fired Aga with tiled splash back and an island that provides additional cupboard space and includes an electric hob and electric oven. The breakfast room is very spacious, with a cloakroom to one side and 2 steps lead up to the utility room with ample space for washing machines and dog beds under a fitted worktop, incorporating a stainless-steel sink unit, and with the oil fired boiler to one side. French doors open out onto the rear terrace.
From the hall an easy staircase rises to the landing, with an airing cupboard to one side and with doors to the bedrooms and bathrooms. The main bedroom is a good size with far reaching southerly views, fitted wardrobes and also a large walk-in wardrobe and en suite shower room with a good size shower, wash hand basin and wc. Bedroom 2 is also south facing and has a fitted wardrobe. Bedroom 3 is dual aspect, with a fitted wardrobe. Bedroom 4 also includes a fitted cupboard. There is a large family bathroom, which includes a roll top bath, shower cubicle, wash hand basin and wc. A second family bathroom includes a bath, basin and wc.
Outside, Woodmans Farm is approached over a private lane leading to the neighbouring farm and a handful of other rural properties. From the lane, electrically operated, double five bar gates open into the gravel entrance drive which rises up to a parking and turning area beside the house, giving access to the front door. At the bottom of the drive is a good size timber shed and at the top of the drive is a further timber shed and a brick built former agricultural building providing useful storage, currently fitted with dog kennels and outside dog runs. The garden is a very good size, being mainly laid to lawn, interspersed with mature trees and bordered by mature hedges and trees with areas of shrubbery, and with far reach rural views to the south downs, including to Chanctonbury Ring. A large paved terrace on the south side, which overlooks the garden, is accessed from the drawing room. At the rear, there is a secluded terrace with a covered well which is accessed from French doors from the breakfast room, and also from the back door and utility room. In all the property extends to about 1.33 acres.
LOCATION AND AMENITIES
Woodmans Farmhouse is in a lovely rural location to the north of Ashington, just over a mile away. Ashington has a range of local amenities including a Co-Op, the Red Lion Pub, an Indian restaurant, a primary school and the Parish Church of St Peter & St Paul. There is also a BP petrol station with an M & S Simply Foods store. To the north is the entrance to the renowned Knepp Castle Estate with its Wildland project and nature safaris, and polo in the summer. The award winning Crown Inn in Dial Post is just over a mile away to the north. To the south east is the popular downland town of Steyning and to the south west is the also popular town of Storrington. Further to the north is the larger town of Horsham which provides a more extensive range of shops, recreational facilities and includes a mainline train service to Victoria (54 mins) and London Bridge (55 mins). The A24 gives good connections to the A23/M23 and Gatwick Airport which is just over 25 miles away, approximately 32 minutes by car and London beyond.
Also, from Woodmans Farmhouse there is direct access to miles of public footpaths and bridleways, which provide spectacular country walks. There is easy access to many sporting facilities with racing at Fontwell and Goodwood, and sailing at Brighton and Chichester on the south coast. The area is also well served by many excellent primary and secondary schools as well as a selection of popular independent prep and senior schools.
Mains water and electricity are connected. Oil fired boiler providing central heating and hot water. Oil fired Aga. Private drainage.
EPC – Band E (50)
COUNCIL TAX – Band H - £4,258.19 (2023/2024)
The postcode is RH20 3AU and please ask the office for directions, as there is a security gate giving access to the lane.
Strictly by appointment with the sole agent
RH & RW Clutton - 01798 344554.