Property for sale Church Lane, Barnham
Guide Price £750,000
An elegant and charming Victorian family home (2855 sq ft) with a mature garden and double garage, quietly located on a semi-rural lane within the village of Barnham.
Fir Croft has origins dating back to the mid 18th century and retains many original and charming features
throughout, notably a spacious drawing room, a delightful country style kitchen/breakfast room and a
well-proportioned master bedroom with direct access out onto a west facing balcony. The property is set back from Church Lane and approached via a gravelled drive which is mainly shielded by box hedging and mature shrubs.
The characterful and spacious accommodation is arranged over three storeys. As you enter on the ground floor, off a grand entrance hall there is sitting room (complete with wood burning stove) and a reception room/snug. Moving further into the property there is an impressive drawing room (with feature fire) which leads nicely into a west facing sun room. The cellar is accessed via a door under the main staircase. A key part of the ground floor arrangement is a country style kitchen/breakfast room, which is great for entertaining and has a pantry, useful utility room and a south west facing conservatory located off it. A cloakroom and a separate shower room conclude the ground floor.
On the first floor, the split-level accommodation comprises of a well-proportioned master bedroom with private access out onto a west facing balcony. There are three further bedrooms (one with an en-suite bathroom). A separate w.c and a family bathroom conclude the split-level first floor. On the second floor there is a fifth bedroom which could be used as a very practical study/home office.
Outside space comes in the form of delightful rear garden, which is mainly laid to lawn with mature borders and shrubs planted throughout. A wood panelled shed provides storage and to the front there is a detached double garage. There is ample parking for a number of vehicles in the form of a gravelled drive which leads up from Church Lane to the front of the property.
Fir Croft is located on a semi rural lane within the heart of Barnham. The area has a very good choice of schools and the village itself has an excellent range of shops including a butchers, pharmacist, convenience store, amongst others. The nearby church of St Marys is of Norman descent, though was rebuilt in the 13th century. Stunning rural walks are easily accessible from the property and there is a cycle path within the village. Barnham has an active village hall and playground (within walking distance) and the mainline station serves Gatwick Airport, London (Victoria), Portsmouth and Brighton. Sports and leisure facilities are well catered for in the area and include racing at both Fontwell and Goodwood and golf at Ham Manor, Angmering and Goodwood. Sailing is possible from Chichester and Littlehampton harbours. Drama and music productions can be enjoyed at Chichester's famous Festival Theatre.