Old Barkfold is an exceptional family house, occupying an enviable position in the village of Plaistow, with glorious far-reaching views over the surrounding countryside.
The amenities of the West Sussex village include a shop, post office, public house, cricket club and an excellent primary school.
With the oldest part dating from the seventeenth century and formerly three cottages, the house was built in the traditional Sussex style and is constructed of timber, red brick and hanging tile façades, under a clay tile roof.
The oldest part of the house is particularly attractive with many original oak timbers, leaded windows and original open fireplaces that lend great character to the rooms.
The property offers great flexibility of accommodation, with the six bedrooms, two dressing rooms and four bathrooms on the first floor accessed by two staircases.
This allows the accommodation to be employed as one large family house as a whole, or to use some of the rooms off the second stair as a guest annexe or suite.
Of particular note is the upstairs sitting room which, along with the kitchen beneath, enjoys an open and unspoilt outlook over the surrounding farmland.
The gardens and grounds are a great feature, having been lovingly nurtured over the years. At the front of the house is a parking area, accessed from the lane via an electric gate and flanked on both sides by lawns interspersed with mature trees. An area of recently planted woodland lies to the southwest of the property, incorporating a wide variety of trees including redwood cedars, poplars, and liquid ambers.
The principal gardens to the rear of the property are laid to lawn and make good use of the wonderful west facing views over the property’s paddocks and distant countryside.
Russell Grieve of Knight Frank Haslemere said: “Old Barkfold is an exceptional property and the type that is in short supply and high demand in this part of the world.”
The guide price is £1,750,000 and for further information or to arrange an appointment to view, please contact Knight Frank Haslemere on 01428 770 560 or via its website www.knightfrank.co.uk/Haslemere.