by Aspect County

Claylands Farmhouse

Detached period farmhouse with later additions set within grounds of about an acre.

Set in a lovely rural position adjacent to open farmland, Claylands Farmhouse is a wonderful, detached family house, with part tile hung and brick elevations under a tiled roof. 

The property has Victorian origins and has been the subject of recent redecoration and extension and now offers beautifully presented, spacious accommodation arranged over two floors. The décor is stylish, with wood flooring to most of the ground floor, complemented by a contemporary colour palette. Interior period details include high ceilings, some working fireplaces, picture rails and sash windows to many rooms of the house. 

Claylands Farmhouse is approached via a gravelled carriage driveway, secured by five bar gates and opening to offer parking ahead of the house. There is a covered porch, which shelters the Victorian style front door which opens to the entrance hall, which sets the scene for the house with a large inglenook fireplace, currently used as wood storage. The dual aspect sitting room has a classically Victorian ornate carved wood and granite mantelpiece, with a cast iron grate; the adjoining study has a woodburning stove fitted. 

To the rear of the ground floor is the kitchen/breakfast room, which has been recently extended; it has a contemporary country feel with a good range of fitted painted wood units and a two oven Aga. The breakfast area is wonderfully light, with a roof lantern and bi-fold doors to the rear garden. Lying off the hall is utility room, with space for a washing machine; a cloakroom completes the ground floor. 

The principal suite occupies the northern wing of the floor, and comprises spacious bedroom, dressing area with fitted wardrobes and bathroom with bath, wet room-style dual outlet shower, WC, and basin. There are two further bedrooms and a family bathroom on the first floor, and two bedrooms situated on the second floor. 

The house is approached from Ford Lane, a private road, via a gravelled carriage driveway, secured at either end by five bar gates and opening out to provide parking ahead of the detached timber garage, which also offers plenty of storage. The rear garden is enclosed by a mix of hedging and fencing, and is mainly laid to lawn, with some raised beds. Close to the house is a paved terrace with plenty of space for table and chairs. There is a timber summer house with power connected, and a securely fenced pond. In all, about an acre.

Situated in a rural position in the village of Ashurst, West Sussex. Ashurst has a church, a public house and primary school; the nearby town of Steyning amply provides for day to day needs with a variety of shops and restaurants. The seaside town of Shoreham has a larger shopping centre, and the market town of Horsham offers a comprehensive range of high street and independent shops, restaurants, a theatre, a cinema and a leisure centre. With fast and frequent mainline rail services from nearby Horsham and a good range of schools in the area, this home is perfect for the commuter and a growing family alike. 

This is a charming rural farmhouse – a superb family home with lost of character.’ Rohan Vines, property agent.

Claylands Farmhouse is being marketed by Savills with a guide price of £1,295,000.