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A superb and deceptively spacious five bedroom, five reception room period family home combining considerable individuality and style and situated in a sought-after location overlooking a village green to the front and delightful garden and countryside at the rear.
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A traditional front door with frosted glass insets opens to a spacious entrance hall with polished wood floor. A sitting room is situated at the front of the house and features a large sash bay window and a superb stone working fireplace. A further family room or second sitting room is situated on the other side at the front of the house and is a double aspect room with a sash window to the front and the side. This room has a feature recessed redbrick fireplace with a granite hearth. Further along the inner hall is the kitchen and a separate dining room. The dining room is another characterful living space with a charming pot-bellied stove surrounded by a rustic redbrick fireplace and chimney breast. The fireplace has a granite hearth and adjacent Victorian style cabinets, this room also has a polished wood floor and side sash window.
The kitchen at Sillwood House is a country kitchen with solid wood work surfaces over cream fronted cupboards and drawers and there is a Belfast style sink and a space for a range cooker along with a granite topped central island. Off the kitchen is a well fitted utility room that has an external door that leads out to the covered seating area. At the rear of the house the main reception room has French doors that open onto the rear garden and terrace. Adjacent to this and with a few steps down from the inner hall there is a fantastic family room or games room with a fitted kitchenette, twin bays at the front and French doors at the rear. A modern shower room completes the ground floor accommodation. This part of the house lends itself to potential annex accommodation. There are five good-sized bedrooms on the first floor and in keeping with the ground floor accommodation all offer their own unique individuality and style.
The master suite is situated at the rear of the house and has a superb outlook over the rear garden and fields beyond, this room also offers an en-suite shower room. There is a dressing room off the master suite that has steps down to another bedroom or office/living space as it is currently being used. The three remaining bedrooms are double rooms with the two at the front having sash windows overlooking the village green with one of these front bedrooms also benefiting from an en-suite shower room. There is a Victorian style family bathroom with a claw foot bath and a spacious walk-in airing cupboard with access from the first floor landing.
The rear garden at Sillwood house is a superb feature of the property and offers a variety of landscapes with extensive lawns and numerous flowerbeds. There is an attractive pergola which is canopied with several varieties of wisteria. The flowerbeds are full of an abundance of pretty cottage style flowers and mature shrubs. A variety of fruit trees including apple, plum and pear trees can also be found. There is a lovely sunken lily pond with two adjacent paved terraces and a red brick retaining wall with steps.
Adjacent to the rear of the house is a large paved sun terrace. The terrace is on a variety of levels and extends to the side of the house, an ideal area for outside dining. Further features include a pebbled pathway with three timber crossing bridges and towards the end of the garden there is an open timber potting shed/log store and raised vegetable beds and polytunnel. The rear garden widens towards the end with lovely countryside views over open fields to the side and behind the property. To the front of the property there is an in out driveway and access to an attached garage.
Barn Green is a picturesque semi rural village which offers a very active local community. There is a wonderful range of sporting activities to enjoy including tennis courts, rugby, football, cricket clubs and a running club to name just a few. For the walking and riding enthusiasts there are numerous walkways and bridle paths to explore. There are a fantastic selection of pubs and restaurants to enjoy locally. Sumner Ponds, a local farm, is close by offering fishing lakes, and spectacular bluebell woods. Other village organisations include a theatre group, music festival and a wide variety of youth groups. There are excellent schools in the area and a mainline railway station at Christ Hospital and Horsham. The A24 is easily accessible and provides excellent access to Horsham, Gatwick airport and the South Coast.
From Horsham exit on the A281 towards Broadbridge Heath. At Newbridge Roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Five Oaks Road. Proceed on Five Oaks Road leading onto Fulfords Hill. Turn left onto Fulfords Road. Proceed for approximately 1 mile where Fulfords Road bends to the right and becomes Weston Hill. From Weston Hill continue onto Plumtree Cross Lane and then onto Sandhills Road. The property can be found on the left hand side opposite the village green.
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