Gorehill House is a beautiful, substantial Grade II listed country house, set within mature gardens and grounds, with some far reach rural views to the South Downs and situated just to the south of Petworth.
The house was designed by noted Victorian architect Sir Norman Shaw and is believed to date back to 1872 when it was commissioned for Henry Upton, the then manager of the Leconfield Estate. The striking external elevations include stone walls, with part timbered gable ends and large wood framed windows, all under pitched roofs covered in clay tiles. The beautifully proportioned accommodation includes some stunning original period features which includes exceptionally high ceilings with decorative cornicing, stone mullioned windows, original flooring, elegant main staircase, stained glass window and original fireplaces The property now offers a unique opportunity to renovate and potentially extend this magnificent much loved country house and make it their own, subject to all the necessary consents.
With a total of 7,895 sq ft, the accommodation is arranged over three floors and includes a beautiful drawing room, sitting room and library with access on to the south facing sun terrace and with delightful views over the garden, rural countryside and South Downs beyond. Complementing these rooms are the beautiful hall with original staircase, dining room, study, flower room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, boot room and two cloakrooms. In addition, there is a cellar comprising boiler room, two storage areas and wine cellar.
On the first floor is the main suite of bedroom, dressing room and bathroom, a guest bedroom with a ‘Jack & Jill’ bathroom, two further bedrooms and a family bathroom. There is also a guest suite approached from the servant’s staircase. The second floor is currently arranged as a 3 bedroom flat with kitchen, bathroom and cloakroom. Many of the rooms face south and enjoy stunning rural views.
The property is approached along a long private drive which lead to a parking area, the front and back door and to the various outbuildings. The matures gardens and grounds, which extend to 8.79 acres are private and well screened and feature a fabulous array of specimen and mature shrubs and trees including a stunning Wellingtonia, an orchard with a great variety of mature heritage fruit trees, paddocks and sweeping lawns. In one area, is a former grass tennis court
LOCATION AND AMENITIES
Gorehill House is situated in an outstanding rural setting within the South Downs National Park and about a mile from the historic old market town of Petworth with shopping for every day needs. Pulborough (4.1miles) has more shopping facilities, a mainline station (to Victoria and London Bridge) and The West Sussex Golf Club. Midhurst (about 8 miles) has further shopping facilities and the world renowned Cowdray Polo grounds, the Cowdray Park Golf Club and a health club at The Spread Eagle Hotel. The larger town of Haslemere (about 12 miles) also has a mainline station (to Waterloo). Goodwood (about 11 miles) has horseracing, motor racing, golf and a health club. Chichester (about 15 miles) has more extensive shopping facilities and the Chichester Festival Theatre. Guildford (about 23 miles) and London (about 50 miles) are accessed via A283/A3.
Mains gas, water, electricity and private drainage.
EPC – D (57)
COUNCIL TAX – Band H £4,335.68 (2023/2024)
From Petworth take the A285 towards Chichester. After approximately one mile, turn left in the direction of Pulborough on the A283 (Haslingbourne Lane). Drive past Grove Street on the left and on for about 0.2 miles and look out for the drive to Gorehill House. Turn in here, take the right fork signposted Gorehill Stud and continue on bearing round to the right until you reach Gorehill House.
Strictly by appointment with the sole agent
RH & RW Clutton - 01798 344554