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Woodpecker Lane



At the foot of the South Downs National Park, the lively village of Storrington is set in beautiful Sussex countryside with wonderful walks to the Downs on the doorstep.  Woodpecker Lane is a pleasant wide-verged private lane within walking distance of the village.  At the end, there is access to The Warren, National Trust heath & woodland, wonderful for dog walking.  The village centre has good local shops and traders for everyday needs, plus a large Waitrose store and Costa in Old Mill Square.  


A 6am-10pm Tesco Express & petrol station is in Pulborough Road; and larger Tesco & Sainsbury's stores are in neighbouring Pulborough. Storrington also has a Post Office, Library, banks, coffee shops, take-aways & good restaurants.  There are good community amenities, with The Glebe Health Centre in Monastery Lane.


Leisure activities include golf courses, tennis & squash clubs, Chanctonbury Leisure Centre & Gym (swimming at Steyning); and sailing from Chichester & Littlehampton harbours.  There is gliding at Parham airfield, as well as mountain biking & horse riding locally.  Horse racing and the renowned Festival of Speed & Revival motor sport events take place at Goodwood.


Brighton, Chichester & Horsham, have the top High Street shopping names and host theatre productions, plus a variety of cultural events & exhibitions.   




This L-shaped detached bungalow probably originates from the 1950's and has elevations in brick with mellow stonework.  Later changes and alterations have added a separate dining room (or 3rd bedroom), as well as the large attached garage that lends itself to being converted to a new kitchen, subject to consents.  


The property is positioned on the higher north side of an extra-wide garden plot, which gives a lovely south outlook from the main rooms. Again, there is a lot of scope to convert and enlarge the present single-floor layout, creating a rare and exciting opportunity for a buyer to create their own "grand design", subject to consents.  


The gardens wrap round the property on three sides and make a superb almost park-like setting, entirely screened by banks of trees and flowering shrubs. 


Main rooms have a lovely light atmosphere, the sitting room, main and second bedrooms all enjoying either south & east or south & west double aspects.


Heating is by radiators from a gas fired boiler with mainly secondary glazing. 


Living space


• Entrance porch & lobby

Oak front door.  Further door to:  


• Central reception hall

Room for hall furnishings. Currently fitted with a range of cupboards.  Window to the rear - an ideal position to install French doors out to the rear courtyard & gardens.  Archway through to the kitchen. 


• Cloakroom

Wash basin and WC. Rear windows. 


• Double aspect sitting room   16'0 x 13'11 (4.87m x 4.25m) 

A well-proportioned room with a wide bay window and a delightful south aspect over the side gardens.  Mellow brick fireplace and hearth. Glazed doors and windows to:   


• Garden room  13'11 x 5'7 (4.25m x 1.70m)

Windows on three sides and a glazed door to the front garden.  South and west garden views. 


• Dining room   16'0 x 8'10 (4.88m x 2.70m) 

Wide front window with drive and front garden aspect.   


• Kitchen   12'3 x 12'1 (3.73m x 3.68m) 

Wide rear window and rear garden view.  Fitted with an older but comprehensive range of units on three sides including base & drawer fitments with worktops and matching wall cupboards.  Inset gas hob, eye level oven & grill.  Space for washing machine and under-counter fridge. 


Door from the garage and a side door out to the lean-to storage/lobby. 


Bedrooms & bathrooms


• Rear hall

Airing cupboard with insulated hot water cylinder.


• Main bedroom   15'0 x 13'9 (4.57m x 4.20m) 

A lovely light, double aspect room with its wide bay window and similar south garden outlook to the sitting room.  East window onto the rear gardens.  Range of fitted wardrobes to one wall. 


• Bedroom 2    13'0 x 11'11 (3.95m x 3.62m) 

Another twin aspect double bedroom facing south and east. 


• Modern bathroom

Re-fitted with a contemporary white suite, panel bath with shower and plain glass shower screen.  Semi-inset basin and vanity unit, WC.  Rear window.




• Attached garage  16'0 x 12'1 (4.88m x 3.68m) 

Adjoining the current dining room and the kitchen, this lends itself to conversion to provide additional accommodation, subject to consents.  Recently replaced gas boiler. Up & over door, light & power.  Door to the kitchen. 


• Extensive gravel drive & parking

Pathway to the front door.  


• The main gardens  

Lie to the east and south of the bungalow, the broad lawns to the rear (east) featuring banks of evergreens, yew, rhododendrons and a majestic Scots Pine tree, indigenous to the area.  Sweeping round to the south side, the extra-width gardens create a glorious outlook from Gawsworth's raised position, with a mellow stone terrace continuing to the front. Again, high natural privacy is provided by a mixture of evergreens and flowering shrubs, all creating an air of maturity with areas in sun and shade. 


Gawsworth stands well back and is hidden from Woodpecker Lane, a five-bar gate opening into the drive with a good size and pleasantly  established front garden, screened by mixed evergreens with a colourful array of flowering shrubs; mahonia, flowering cherry, lilac, photinia and mature yew.  Deep borders are planted with spring & summer flowers, roses and numerous other herbaceous plants.  


An extensive paved area lies behind the property, edged with clipped evergreens and making a sunny sitting and barbeque area looking onto the east and south gardens.  


Note  Our seller client is actively seeking a suitable property locally and a sale is dependent on that onward purchase. Interested parties are therefore advised that at this stage, this property is unlikely to be suitable for buyers needing a quick sale or early completion.