The busy village of Storrington lies at the foot of the South Downs, in beautiful Sussex countryside with wonderful walks within the South Downs National Park as well as National Trust heath & woodland just along the lane at St Georges. In the network winding between Washington Road and Rock Road, Sandy Lane has properties only on one side and carries only access traffic. Interesting homes of differing age and design are set in semi-rural surroundings. Englewood enjoys lightly wooded views, with National Trust farmland at the end (picture).
Storrington village is about 1½ miles to the west with useful shops & traders providing good everyday shopping; with a large Waitrose store (John Lewis Collection Point) and Costa in Old Mill Square. There is a new M&S petrol station and convenience store at Ashington, with larger Tesco and Sainsbury?s stores 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; and Chanctonbury Leisure Centre & Gym (swimming at Steyning). A good choice of private and state schools will be found in the area, including Windlesham House, Farlington, Dorset House, Lancing College and Steyning Grammar School.
There is sailing from Chichester & Littlehampton harbours and gliding at Parham Airfield; with horseracing and the renowned Festival of Speed & Revival motorsport events at glorious Goodwood. Brighton, Chichester & Horsham are accessible, with top High Street shopping names and theatre productions; plus a variety of cultural events and exhibitions.
Note - If you decide to drive by, please note that we are told Sandy Lane is scheduled for lane repairs.
Sandy Lane only has properties on one side, with Englewood set back in a raised position on its wide plot, enjoying a green outlook to trees and woodland. Built in 1985 and featuring significant improvements in recent years, this is an interesting home; large windows and clean lines creating a light, ?designer? Air. Living and bedroom space sits above the semi-basement double garage and lower rooms, giving an elevated view over the gardens. The versatile interior includes excellent additional space, including a study/4th bedroom, a workshop and store room as well as the large double garage. The property has had a gas-fired system and ?architectural? Double glazing installed, as well as two contemporary bathrooms and a stylish new cloakroom.
Mature gardens wrap around the property, providing wonderful colour, natural privacy and there is an extensive terrace on the south and west side.
An ideal property for family buyers or those seeking an interesting home with extra hobby or work space that can fulfil a variety of needs.
Raised Ground Floor Level
Entrance area and terrace Steps and stainless steel lights from the drive. Paved and railed terrace running along the front of the property.
Recessed porch - Mellow stonework, courtesy lighting.
Contemporary oak front door and etched glass side panels.
Central reception hall - Glazed double doors to the sitting and the dining room. Downlighters, stylish vertical radiator.
Sitting room 20'1 x 15'9 (6.1m x 4.8m)
A light, double aspect room with wide windows looking across the lane. Stone fireplace, wall lighting; French doors out to:
South & west terrace Above the carport, with paving, galvanised railings and lantern lighting. Views over the garden and woodland.
Dining room 12'10 x 12'6 (3.9m x 3.8m)
Low window enjoying a similar front view. Wall lighting, square arch to:
Kitchen breakfast room 15'7 x 14'1 (4.75m x 4.3m)
Wide picture window and green outlook. Comprehensive range of fitments on 3 sides providing base & drawer storage with matching wall cupboards and glazed cabinet. Working surfaces with counter lighting, inset sink unit & mixer. Aeg hob, Neff double oven & grill, Bosch microwave. Stainless steel cooker hood. Space for dishwasher. Ceramic tile floor. Further fitted cupboard and space for fridge freezer.
Utility room - Matching range of units and wall cupboards. Space for laundry appliances. Side entrance door.
Inner hall - Downlighters, door and staircase to the lower floor. Two built-in cupboards plus linen cupboard. Hatch & ladder to extensive loft with lighting and condensing gas boiler.
Cloakroom - Stylish décor and contemporary fittings. Bowl type basin set into white vanity unit. WC, Ladder towel rail.
Main bedroom suite 14'9 x 12'6 (4.5m x 3.8m)
Side garden view. Stylish wall to wall mirror door wardrobes behind the bed area, further wardrobes & inset dressing fitment.
En-suite shower room
Contemporary square-format bathroom ware in white & chrome with stylish horizontal plain white wall tiles. Bath and monobloc mixer, matching vanity fitment and inset basin, WC. Downlighters, non-slip flooring.
Bedroom 2 12'10 x 11'2 (3.92m x 3.4m)
Built in wardrobes. West garden view.
Bedroom 3 13'1 x 9'2 (4m x 2.8m)
Rear garden outlook with trees beyond.
Family bathroom Again with contemporary bathroom ware in white & chrome. Stylish neutral-tone ceramic wall tiles, offset corner bath and monobloc mixer, matching basin & WC. Downlighters, Tiled floor, two rear windows
Lower Ground Floor Level
Lower hall Doors to the lower level rooms and the garage.
Study/office or Bedroom 4 20' x 7'3 (6.1m x 2.2m)
Window onto the side area looking up to the garden. An ideal quiet working area, studio or separate 4th bedroom.
2nd Utility room Sink unit & worktop, cupboards (scope for an annexe kitchen). Entrance door to the carport
Workroom 12'10 x 12'2 (3.9m x 3.7m)
Fitted out with workbenches and shelving, light & power.
Hobbies/storage room 12'10 x 12'6 (3.9m x 3.8m)
Light & power, shelving.
Englewood is set in gardens that are a true feature, wrapping round the building on all four sides. The slightly higher rear garden enjoys good sun with the south & west terrace. From the lane, banks of colourful shrubs and evergreens screen the front boundary, with an extra parking bay outside the drive entrance.
Broad sweeping lawns slope away from the raised front terrace with interesting plants, spiky phormiums, grasses and evergreens. Lawns continue on the east side with a silver birch tree and beautiful acer. Wide rear lawns are naturally screened by banks of trees and mature shrubs; hydrangeas, pittosporum, azaleas and many others; with winding paths and a lower private lawn area.
3-bay summerhouse useful for garden storage, equipment space/outside playroom. Trellis-screened greenhouse.
Additional garden/storage building Brick/block built with an electric up and over door. Light & power.
In all, a good size and delightful garden, providing colour, interesting planting; and privacy through the seasons.
Drive, garaging and parking
Outside power & water tap. Built-in recessed store.
Integral double garage 20' x 15'9 (6.1m x 4.8m)
Up and over door, power & lighting. Door to the lower hall.
Gated tarmac drive and turning area Additional parking.
Quadruple carport The area beneath the west terrace with space for up to 4 cars.
Directions: Take the A283 from Storrington towards Washington and the A24 and in about a mile turn left into Hampers Lane. After about 250 yards and beyond Badgers Holt, turn first right into Sandy Lane (concealed turning with speed bumps). Englewood is the fourth property along.
Viewing - Only by appointment please, with the sole agents.
How to find us: In Storrington, turn into Church Street from the High Street opposite the Post office and we?re 50 yards along on the right, with 20 minute free parking usually available