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Blackgate Lane

Ground Floor

Entrance  - Fine oak double front doors, light & bell pull.

Lobby  Further heavy door into: 

Magnificent Drawing room  27’6 x 26’10 (8.39m x 8.18m) -  A truly imposing room with its high ceiling, ornate picture rails and oak panelling. Tall mullioned window and window seat looking out to the rear terrace & garden. Conversational sitting area for sofas around the beautiful carved oak and stone fireplace with ornate antique iron fire back. Room for a grand piano and featuring the wide, sweeping staircase. Additional light entering from two front windows.  A wide panelled oak door opens to a rear lobby and thence to the rear terrace. Oak flooring.

Downstairs cloakroom - Through double doors next to the lobby. Wall cabinets.   

Utility Room   11’1 X 7’1 (3.4m X 2.2m) - Base cabinets and butler sink. Provision for laundry appliances. 

New kitchen/family dining room 21’10 x 17’11 (6.66m x 5.46m) - Completed only in summer 2018, this superb new room, flooded in light from the beautiful south window that looks onto the rear terrace and garden. Keeping the original character of the house, the tiled fireplace recessed on the west wall has been retained as a feature of the room, with little windows either side. Another tall window looks east onto the terrace. Oak flooring.

The kitchen is a high-specification design that ranges on three sides of a large central island. This has its own sink, an overhead extractor and drawers with sliding drawer-in-drawer storage.

Snug  17’11 x 11’2 (5.46m x 3.41m) - Again newly created in 2018  a room with a high ceiling and a warm “cosy” atmosphere.  Fitted with a craftsman-made range of adjustable library & display shelves, with low cabinet storage. Provision for TV & hi-fi equipment. Tall windows looking out to greenery at the front and the west side.   

First Floor

Main landing and sitting area  - Approached by the wonderful ornate stairway from the ground floor and with light flooding in from the tall mullioned front window.  A pleasant place to sit and look out to trees to the front. 

Principal bedroom suite   21’11 x 17’11 (6.68m x 5.47m) - Enjoying the same proportions as the kitchen/family room beneath, the lovely master bedroom takes large furniture with ease.  It features east and south facing mullioned windows and the most stunning panoramic south view beyond the garden over farmland to the Downs in the distance. Original bedroom fireplace with walk-in wardrobes either side. Door to:

En-suite bathroom -  Round-end contemporary bath, twin basins & WC. Corner shower. Oak flooring. This bathroom also has a door to the landing known as Jack & Jill.

Bedroom 2  18’10 x  15’9 (5.74m x 4.80m) - A most attractive double bedroom with its south window and glorious views over the garden to rolling hills and countryside. Guests using this room have use of the adjacent:

Bathroom  Redesigned and completely refitted in 2018, featuring high quality contemporary bathroom ware including an oval bath, basin/vanity unit & WC and a stylish plain glass shower.  Oak flooring.

Bedroom 3  16’9 x 11’3 (5.10m x 3.44m) - A double bedroom with a mullioned window giving far reaching views to the Arun Valley and beyond.

Second Floor

Second floor landing - Four further bedrooms which the owners use as a study, a home gym and two guest bedrooms.

Bedroom 4 / study   18’3 x 12’7 (5.56m x 3.83m) - A fine double bedroom and enjoying wonderful southerly views.

Bedroom 5   16’6 x 14’4  (5.02m x 4.37m) - A pretty double bedroom facing the rear with distant south views. 

Bedroom 6 / gym   16’2 x 10’ (4.94m x 3.05m) - A double bedroom with a northerly aspect.  

Bathroom - This has a stylish contemporary bath and integral shower, wash basin and WC.  

Bedroom 7   14’8 x 13’1 (4.47m x 3.99m) - A double bedroom with north window and west facing exterior door leading to a metal fire escape to the ground floor.      


External boiler room with modern oil fired boiler, water hose point, hot & cold mixer tap. 

Barn-style outbuilding - Traditional oak frame and boards. Includes:

Double car port    19’3 x 19’ (5.86m x 5.79m)

Workshop / store   18’11 x 9’5 (5.77m x 2.87m) and internal staircase to first floor 

Storage / games room  28’3 x 17’4 (8.61m x 5.28m) with window at either end. 

NB. We understand from the owners of the property that this building has Building Regulations approval (2013) and could, subject to planning controls be converted into a cottage.

Grounds and gardens - Approached over a private road the attractive tree lined tarmac drive of Lee Place House leads to a gravelled parking/turning area with space for up to five cars. To the front of the house there are two lawned areas with fruit trees, well-established shrubs and specimen trees. Two garden sheds. Concealed oil tank.

The main garden lies to the rear of the property (the architectural front of the property) with high yew hedging and classic iron fencing and gate. The main lawns are flanked by shrub and herbaceous borders. 

South facing flagstone terrace and central sundial feature. Wide stone steps lead down to a charming private orchard with various fruit trees and panoramic views over unspoilt open countryside to the Toat monument, the Arun river valley and beyond to the South Downs. 

Services - Mains electricity. Water and telephone are connected.  Oil-fired central heating.  Private drainage system (septic tank)

Directions - From Stane Street, Pulborough heading north-east on Stane Street/A29, Blackgate Lane will be seen on the left hand side. Continue on this lane for approximately 1.5 miles, The private drive to Lee Place House will be found 0.5 miles further along on the left, just beyond Lee Place Lodge.  

Viewing - Strictly by appointment only with the selling agents