Create a Sus­sex idyll

Country Life Every Week - - Property Market -

IF you’re look­ing for peace and quiet and don’t mind a bit of a project, then Glat­ting Farm­house, near the re­mote West Sus­sex vil­lage of Sut­ton in the South Downs Na­tional Park, some six miles south of Pet­worth, could be just the ticket, says Daniel Clay of Sav­ills (01798 343111), who is han­dling its sale on be­half of the Egre­mont and Som­er­set Almshouse Char­ity. He quotes a guide price of £2.35m for the Grade Iilisted farm­house with its for­mer farm build­ings, in­clud­ing a huge tim­ber-framed Sus­sex barn, which, he says ‘pro­vides a per­fect op­por­tu­nity to em­bark on a pro­gramme of re­fur­bish­ment and re­con­fig­u­ra­tion in an idyl­lic down­land set­ting, with no road noise or blight of any kind’.

Ac­cord­ing to its English Her­itage list­ing, the south wing of the farm­house dates from the 17th cen­tury, with a west wing added in the early 1800s, al­though some lo­cal his­to­ri­ans think that the orig­i­nal build­ing may, in fact, date from the mid 15th cen­tury. Oc­cu­pied un­til re­cently by two sep­a­rate longterm ten­ants, the house has 4,600sq ft of ac­com­mo­da­tion on three floors, cur­rently laid out as four re­cep­tion rooms, two kitchens,

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