Period farmhouse

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The Old Farm is a beautiful period farmhouse which has not been on the open market for 55 years and was once owned by Gerald Bullett, the poet and novelist.

The East Harting property dates back to the 16th Century and is Listed Grade II, built part of local stone and brick with red brick quoins under a clay tiled roof.

The property has a wealth of original features with large inglenook fireplaces in the dining, drawing room and study. The main reception rooms have wide timber flooring with original brick floors to both front and rear halls.

There are exposed beams to the walls and ceilings including some rare painted ceiling joists in the dining room dating from the 16th Century. The sitting room has a brick corner fireplace and French doors which open to the gardens.

There is a study with an open brick fireplace with wooden beam and parquet flooring and a good sized drawing room with beams to the ceiling. The kitchen/breakfast room, with a walk in larder and an ‘Everhot’ electric cooker and a large utility/cloakroom, complete the ground floor.

The first floor has five double bedrooms all with much character, two generous bathrooms.

Attached to the house and with internal access is the garage with a concrete floor and housing the oil fired boiler. It is also believed there is an old well in the garden. There are also two timber garages and a garden shed.

The gardens surround the property and are laid to lawn underplanted with spring flowers and wild flower meadows, with mature trees including horse chestnut, a mature lime tree, birch and pine. The whole garden is screened by hedges and provides total seclusion.

Along the front of the house is an old stone terrace with steps which lead to a sheltered area of lawn. To the rear are two mature apple trees, a lawn and mature hedging.

Guide price £1,495,000.

For more information, or to arrange a viewing, contact Jackson-Stops & Staff, Market Square, Midhurst. Telephone 01730 812357.