Create a Sussex idyll
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,