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Sevenoaks
Sanctuary Lane, Storrington

Location

The friendly village of Storrington is at the foot of the South Downs, in beautiful Sussex countryside with wonderful walks on the South Downs National Park and National Trust heath & woodland nearby at St Georges Warren. Sanctuary Lane is in the area known as Heath Common, a network of little lanes winding between Rock Road and Washington Road,     containing interesting properties of differing age & design in semi-wooded surroundings.  This property has an outlook to the Downs from the south decking terrace.    

Storrington village is about 1½  miles to the west, with local shops & traders providing good everyday shopping. A Waitrose store & John Lewis Collection Point is in Old Mill Square, as well as a Costa coffee shop.  There is also a 6am-10pm Tesco Express & petrol station. Larger Tesco and Sainsbury's stores are in neighbouring Pulborough.  The village also has a Post Office, library, health centre, banks, deli, restaurants, coffee shops and good    community amenities.  Leisure activities include golf, mountain-biking on the Downs; gliding at Parham; and Chanctonbury Leisure Centre/Gym (swimming at Steyning). 

There is sailing from Chichester & Littlehampton harbours; with horseracing and the renowned Festival of Speed & Revival motorsport events at glorious Goodwood.  Further afield, Brighton, Chichester & Horsham have the top High Street shopping names and host theatre productions; plus a variety of cultural events and exhibitions.

 

Sevenoaks

With its characteristic "New England" grey & white exterior, this individual single-storey home is the product of architect inspired re-building and new construction, making it effectively a new property in 2010. Combining style and space, this highly insulated "designer" home is at one with its lush green garden surroundings. 

The generous layout provides two double bedroom suites, each having their own bath or shower room.  The beautiful glass and timbered drawing room gives an elevated view at the front; and has a sunny deck terrace.  This is in addition to the raised terrace at the rear of the building, which is hidden in carefully chosen planting to enjoy sun & natural privacy. 

Interior fittings have been upgraded more recently, the kitchen has been refitted and the main bedroom reminds you of a Boutique Hotel room, whilst the guest suite echoes the external New England theme, with soft white décor and custom made shutters.  Savoy bathroom ware is featured in the en-suite bathroom.  The property has wood floors or fitted carpets; and includes a separate utility room off the kitchen breakfast room as well as a cloakroom off the hall.  

In all, an unique home ideal as a downsizing main residence, or a wonderful second home/escape to the country. 

 

Living & Dining space

Side entrance & hall   6' x 5'9 (1.83m x 1.75m)  

Wood flooring, coats space. 

Cloakroom  Ceramic floor tiles, back to wall WC, hand basin. Gas boiler, downlighters & extractor fan. 

Feature sitting room and dining area, overall measurement 25'10 x 13'8 (7.87m x 4.17m).

Currently furnished to provide defined sitting and dining areas:   

Sitting room area  

This wonderfully light space has wide, full height windows on three sides looking over the decking and down the front garden to the drive.  The exposed structural timber work is an architectural feature. Underfloor heating (on the main house system, not electric). Glazed French doors out to: 

South-facing railed decking terrace

View to the Downs framed by trees. Room for table & chairs.   

Dining area  Downlighters to both sitting and dining areas.

Kitchen and breakfast room   13'3 x 9'5 (4.04m x 2.87m)

Refitted since 2010, this looks out to the front and side and is well-planned, with wood flooring and a pleasant raised view. Comprehensive range of stylish painted kitchen fitments with oak worktops, base & drawer storage. Inset sink & mixer, dishwasher, corner unit with gas hob, electric oven & grill, stainless steel cooker hood. Downlighters, recess and plumbing for American style fridge freezer.  Door to:             

Utility room   9'3 x 6'1 (2.82m x 1.85m)

Light ceramic floor tiling. Base units and wall cupboards. 

Stainless steel sink & mixer.  Glazed door to the rear garden.  

Extensive loft areas. Hatch & loft ladder.  Heavily insulated.

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

Main bedroom suite  15'7 x 11'8 (4.75m x 3.56m) or 13'8 to the back of the range of triple wardrobes to the length of one wall. An excellent main bedroom with a green rear outlook. 

En-suite bathroom 1  7'3 x 6'9 (2.21m x 2.06m)

Fitted with Savoy retro bathroom ware including a free-standing slipper bath with chrome mixer, retro basin and vanity unit. WC. Ladder-style heated towel rail, shaver point & extractor, rear window. Downlighters.    

Guest bedroom suite 2   13'4 max (11'3 to wardrobe fronts) x 11'9 (4.06m x 3.58m) A comfortable guest bedroom with a pleasant outlook to trees and grounds at the front. New England theme with calming white décor and window shutters.         

En-suite shower room   6 x 6'9 (1.98m x 2.06m)  

Again with ceramic floor tiles. White & chrome fittings, shower enclosure, WC & wash basin. Shaver point & extractor. Ladder-style heated towel rail.  Rear window. 

Gardens & garage  

Detached garage  Matching the main property. 

External size 16'3 x 10'5 (4.95m x 3.18m).  Scope to create a studio or home office. 

Gravel drive & additional parking  

Through heavy double timber gates from Sanctuary Lane. 

The Gardens  

Have been landscaped to complement the setting, featuring lush green seasonal planting, evergreens and trees that create a mature, natural feel. There are majestic oak trees from which the original property took its name; and sloping shaded areas with a dense screen hedge at the front. Side gate and stepped pathways. Railed front deck terrace. 

An interesting garden all year-round.

Up and behind the property is a screened and private higher garden, positioned to catch the sun through the day. Sleeper walls and stone steps to the natural sandstone higher terrace (pictured), again with architectural plants, ferns and flowering shrubs. 

 

Directions  Take the A283 from Storrington towards Washington and the A24 - after about a mile turn left Into Hampers Lane.  Continue to the crossroads, turning right into Sanctuary Lane.  7Oaks is on the left, just before Sandy Lane which joins on the right. 

Viewing   Only by arrangement please, with the sole agents.

How to find us  Turn into Church Street by Bunce's Hardware store and we're 50 yards along on the right, near Number Thirteen Thai restaurant with free 20 minute parking usually available outside.