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Thakeham is a semi-rural area to the north of Storrington, the quaint old village centre being about a mile away with its pretty cottages, parish church and the ancient White Lion Inn; known for its hospitality and good food. Storrington village has a busy, friendly
atmosphere and offers traditional local shops as well as a large Waitrose store & Costa.  There are also restaurants, take-aways & community amenities, together with banks, Post Office, Public Library and Health Centre.  Tesco & Sainsbury's stores are in neighbouring Pulborough.
The area is known for its countryside, with nearby walks, mountain bike trails and access to the South Downs National Park. Other leisure activities include golf, gliding at Parham; and the Chanctonbury Leisure Centre & Gym (swimming at Billingshurst & Steyning). 

Further afield, Glorious Goodwood has the renowned Festival of Speed & Revival motorsport events; and there is sailing from Chichester & Littlehampton harbours. Horsham, Chichester & Brighton have the top High Street shopping names and host a variety of cultural and entertainment events.

The property

Furze Common Road is a non-through road (newly resurfaced) and contains a variety of homes in established gardens.  This property is a short way down on the south side, so enjoys a sunny rear garden and an outlook from upstairs to fields and countryside beyond. 

Originating from the 1920's and in common with other houses in the road, Keepers Cottage has been significantly extended and offers excellent family accommodation with four bedrooms and two bathrooms; one on the ground floor.

At an impressive 1,458 sq ft, the interior is a lot larger than most later built houses, with big rooms and a separate sitting room (or dining room, or study) in addition to the 22x15ft main living room. Both have open fireplaces.  3 of the 4 bedrooms are large double rooms.
It is fair to say that the kitchen and bathrooms have older fittings and a buyer will want to change those windows that are not double-glazed.

The house stands in an extra-wide plot, providing a big rear garden and plenty of car parking at the front. There's even more space to the side for a garage or another room, subject to consents.

Cottage style porch
Front door into the hall area, open plan to the sitting room.

Living & dining room  22'5 x 14'11 (6.83m x 4.55m)
A particularly wide room enjoying a south rear outlook over the gardens and to trees beyond. Brick fireplace, hearth and open fire.  Uplighters. French doors to the garden.
Front window.

Sitting room  15'0 x 12'8 (4.58m x 3.85m)
Wide front window, feature stone fireplace and open grate.  Downlighters, pine board floor, oak post and beams.
Cupboard under stairs

Kitchen  15'0 x 9'7 (4.58m x 2.91m)
Rear outlook over the garden.  Fitted with a range of light oak cupboards and worktops on 3 sides.  Base units and wall cabinets, Stainless steel sink unit & mixer. 
Space for gas cooker and washing machine. Wall-mounted         Worcester gas boiler.

Rear lobby  Door to the garden, coats space. Door to:            

Ground floor bathroom 1
White wall tiling to 3 walls, white bathroom fittings with panel bath & hand shower, pedestal basin and WC. Extractor fan, side window.    

Bedrooms & bathroom

First floor landing
Loft hatch. Hardwood strip flooring.

Bedroom 1  12'6 x 12'1 (3.82m x 3.68m)
Window to the rear with a delightful south view to fields & trees.  3-section fitted wardrobes.  Newly fitted carpet.

Bedroom 2  12'6 x 11'10 (3.80m x 3.60m)
Window to the front. Newly fitted carpet. Deep store cupboard.

Bedroom 3  14'11 x 9'10 (4.54m x 3.00m)
Newly fitted carpet. Similar front outlook.

Bedroom 4  6'10 x 6'10 (2.08m x 2.08m)
Rear garden and rural view.  Laminate floor.

Bathroom 2
Bath with Mira Enthuse shower. The pedestal basin and bath have antique brass taps.  WC.  Extractor fan. Vinyl flooring.
Airing cupboard and hot water cylinder.

Rear garden. Truly a feature of the house and facing due south, with areas in sun and shade. Centre path with broad areas of lawn either side and recently replaced tall close-board fencing on the west side. Picket style fencing and mature shrubs/young trees to the east and rear boundary. Apple trees, camelia and other flowering shrubs.  Flower beds, compost area and garden shed.
Side garden area laid to lawn with further established trees and shrubs.  

Front garden  5-bar gate and mature Beech hedge.
2 lawn areas and extensive gravel drive.  Gravel path round the house to side and rear.