Old Barkfold is an exceptional Grade II listed house, occupying an enviable position in the village of Plaistow, boasting glorious far-reaching views over the surrounding West Sussex countryside. Dating from the 17th century and formerly three cottages, the house was built in a traditional Sussex style and is constructed of timber, red brick and hanging tile facades, under a clay tile roof. The oldest part of the house is particularly attractive, with many original oak timbers, leaded windows and original open fireplaces that lend great character to the rooms.
The property offers great flexibility of accommodation, with the six bedrooms, two dressing rooms and four bathrooms on the first floor accessed by two staircases. This allows the accommodation to be employed as one family house, as a whole, or to use some of the rooms off the second stair as a guest annexe or suite. Of particular note is the upstairs sitting room, which, along with the kitchen beneath, enjoys a fine outlook over surrounding farmland.
Gardens and Grounds
The gardens and grounds are a great feature, having been lovingly nurtured over the years. At the front of the house is a parking area, accessed from the lane via an electric gate and flanked on two sides by lawns interspersed with mature trees. The driveway leads round to the north of the house where there is a double garage and garden store. To the south of the house is a picturesque formal area of garden, with many colourful shrub borders. An area of recently planted woodland lies to the south west of the property, incorporating a wide variety of trees including redwood cedars, poplars, and liquid ambers. The principal garden, to the rear of the property, is laid to lawn and makes good use of the wonderful west facing views over the property's paddocks and distant countryside. One of the paddocks contains a stable block.
There is a footpath running along the far left hand boundary of the main field.
Photographs taken summer 2013.
Reception hall, drawing room, dining room, sitting room and family room, kitchen/breakfast room and 2 cloakrooms, master bedroom with en suite bathroom, 5 further bedrooms, 2 dressing rooms and 4 bathrooms, annexe with kitchen/reception room and stairs to first floor bedrooms. Double garage, detached single garage and garden store, summerhouse, tennis court, stabling, gardens, paddocks and woodland, in about 9.1 acres.View payable Stamp Duty for this property