An imposing five-bedroom detached Grade II Listed barn conversion, with additional barn and paddock, in a peaceful location, set in about 8.67 acres and situated at the end of a long private driveway.
Drawing/sitting room with mezzanine
Smallbone kitchen/dining room
Utility room | Cloakroom
3 Family bathrooms
Garden and paddock, in all about 8.67 acres
Great Thorndean Barn is an attractive timber-clad, Grade II Listed, family home offering flexible accommodation arranged over two floors, cleverly combining the amenities of modern day living yet retaining many original features including exposed wall and ceiling beams. Generously-proportioned rooms create ideal family and entertaining space on the ground floor, including a very spacious double-height drawing/sitting room with an exposed stone wall, vaulted ceiling, full-height fenestration and stairs rising to a galleried mezzanine level. There are French doors to the garden to two aspects. In addition there is also a large kitchen/dining room and a separate fitted utility room. The kitchen is well appointed, fitted with a Smallbone kitchen, a large central island and breakfast bar, granite worktops, a single Aga as well as two conventional ovens and a microwave combi oven. The dining area has space for a large table and doors from two aspects to the garden.
Also within the ground floor accommodation are two bedroom wings. At one end is the spacious dual aspect principal bedroom with a contemporary en suite bathroom, shared in a Jack and Jill formation with the neighbouring bedroom. The other offers two double bedrooms and a family bathroom. The fifth bedroom and its en suite shower room can be found at first floor level, accessible via an oak staircase from the drawing room.
Located at the end of a long private driveway, the property is approached through a five-bar gate over a gravelled driveway providing parking for multiple vehicles and giving access to the detached double carport. The remaining garden is laid mainly to level lawn bordered by mature trees with a generous paved terrace, ideal for entertaining and al fresco dining. The property also benefits from a detached timber-framed barn with hardstanding, suitable for a variety of uses including conversion to additional accommodation if required. There is a paddock adjacent to the barn, and the plot in its entirety extends to 8.67 acres.
The local Sussex countryside offers plenty of picturesque walks, including the High Weald Landscape Trail from Horsham to Cuckfield Nearby recreational facilities include several golf courses as well as Hickstead equestrian sports venue and racing at Brighton and Goodwood. There are also a number of excellent schools in the area including Handcross Park Prep School, Cottesmore, Brighton College, Hurstpierpoint College, Burgess Hill School for Girls and Ardingly College.