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Houghton Lane



Bury Village lies within the South Downs National Park accessible to the A29/A27; the historic town of Arundel and the neighbouring villages of Storrington & Pulborough. Known for its breathtaking Downland scenery at Bury Hill and Houghton Bridge, the unspoilt village has pretty thatched cottages, a picturesque parish church and a country pub/restaurant.  Bury also has a state primary school and Dorset House, the independent preparatory school. In Storrington you'll find traditional shops, banks, good restaurants & community amenities. There is a Waitrose store and Costa, whilst  Sainsbury's & Tesco stores are not far away at Pulborough.


Leisure activities include local golf, gliding at Parham Airfield, horseracing & motorsport at Goodwood; and sailing off the south coast.  Wonderful country and riverside walks abound and The South Downs Way passes nearby. 


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


The property


This enlarged semi-detached cottage is one of a group with an interesting history; having been built for returning servicemen as "Homes for Heroes" in the late 1940s. The position is outstanding, looking straight across the lane to rolling farmland and trees on the slopes of the South Downs - a view that changes daily with the light and weather.  


The layout is practical and surprisingly roomy, including a bright, cottagey sitting room and at the rear; a large extension providing a really superb 18ft dining/kitchen.  This opens into a further reception room which has a luxury shower/cloakroom at the rear.  The separate original dining room now provides the option of a study or 4th bedroom.  There are three good size bedrooms upstairs and a re-modelled bathroom. 


Outside, the traditional English garden has sunny sitting areas and a home produce section.  A garage/workshop and 3-car parking is at the rear.  Heating is oil-fired, with double glazing. 



Ground Floor 


• Side entrance  Front door into: 


• L-shaped entrance hall  

Cherrywood flooring, turning staircase, archway to inner hall.  Stained glass internal door.  


• Cottage sitting room  17'0 x 13'7 (5.19m x 4.15m)

Plus recesses either side of the open fireplace, with the original "Union Jack" tiled motif seen in the brickwork.  Fitted shelves & cupboards.  Dual aspect with the front  window looking onto the garden.


• Superb kitchen & family dining room

18'8 x 12'8 (5.70m x 3.85m)

Featuring oak laminate flooring and a fine range of granite-effect worktops & oak fitments providing base and wall unit & drawer storage.  NEFF appliances, 5-ring    halogen hob, matching oven & grill, integrated fridge and separate freezer, integrated dishwasher.  LED downlighters, plenty of space for table, chairs and furnishings. Door to the rear patio.  


• Utility room  7'7 x 4'11 (2.30m x 1.50m)

Corner sink unit.  Space for washer/dryer and additional fridge/freezer, cupboards for storage.  


Understairs boiler room - oil-fired boiler and room for log storage.


Double doors from the kitchen to:


• Additional sitting room/playroom

13'5 x 9'2 (4.10m x 2.80m)

A pleasant extra room with a view onto the side garden and the hill opposite. Built-in cupboards and bookshelves.  Door to:


• Luxury shower cloakroom

Wet-room style with walk-round glazed shower screen, mosaic tiles, basin & WC.


• Separate dining room/study or 4th bedroom

11'1 x 9'10 (3.38m x 3.00m)

Cherrywood flooring, uplighters. Side window, patio doors to the rear.

First Floor 


• Landing  Access to storage area off the half landing.  Pine floor to main landing.  Airing cupboard & deep store cupboard with hanging rail & light.  

Hatch and sliding ladder to large loft. 


• Main Bedroom  14'1 x 9'11 (4.28m x 3.03m)

Pine floor, two front windows with a wonderful rural view.  Fitted wardrobe & drawer units.


• Bedroom 2  10'6 x 10'0 (3.19m x 3.06m)

Double aspect.  Pine floor.


• Bedroom 3  10'7 x 6'11 (3.22m x 2.10m)

Similar pine floor and rural outlook to bedroom 1.  

Currently used as a study/office. 


• Victorian style bathroom

Offset corner bath, matching vanity basin & WC. 

Rear window, ceramic wall tiling, wood-effect flooring. 




• Front & side gardens  

The wide corner plot garden is screened by high mature hedges and banks of established shrubs, continuing round to the side boundary. There are areas of lawn, shrubs and well-stocked borders containing perennials, spring & summer flowers.  Mature apple tree.  Compost bins.  Timber potting/storage shed. 


Home produce section with raised beds.  Sunny side sitting area with paving, lavender beds.  Side gate. 


Courtyard style patio to the rear of the house, paved and with steps up to:


• Gravel parking area

Approached from the side.  Off-road parking for up to 3 cars.  Plastic oil storage tank.  Garden tap. 


• Garage/workshop  19'4 x 9'2 (5.90m x 2.80m) 

Up & over door; side door.  Power, light and a bench.