17th Century country home

Arundel Holt
Arundel Holt

Arundel Holt, Wisborough Green, West Sussex

A quintessentially English Grade II listed 17th century country house and barn set in over 60 acres, in an exceptional and idyllic position in a rural location south of Wisborough Green, on the edge of Bedham Hills.

Arundel Holt is a Grade II listed country house and barn with over 60 acres of pasture and woodland, situated in superb and secluded rural setting within the South Downs National Park.

The property dates from around the 17th century, with later additions, and is believed to have formerly been part of the Arundel Estate, ‘holt’ meaning wood or copse. 
Having been in the same family for over 75 years, and set in an enviable position in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Arundel Holt offers an ideal opportunity for potential buyers to put their own stamp on a lovely country property.

In the recent past, the property offered a near self-sufficient life style, having a well-stocked kitchen garden, fuel provided by the woodlands and two wells, one created in the 1930s and with an electrically operated pump. There is also an underground water tank, taking water from the roofs and operated by a hand pump.

Arundel Holt stands at the end of a long private track which winds through its own woodland, past a natural pond. The surrounding gardens and land provide a tranquil haven for wild life, including a large number of rare plants, fungi, butterflies, dragonflies and birds. For much of the year, a profusion of wild flowers offer an array of colour and variety, including wild daffodils in the woodland, bluebells and a number of species of orchids.

The remainder of the land is made up of fenced paddocks, fields and ancient woodland, through which runs a pretty stream with stone bridge.

Arundel Holt offers opportunities for generating income through grazing livestock - two fields are currently leased for sheep grazing - and could be suitable for hobby farming.

Part of the boundary is adjacent to The Sussex Wildlife Trust nature reserve and The Mens ancient beech wood forest.

The accommodation is arranged over three floors and comprises: entrance hall, drawing room, dining room, TV sitting room with Rayburn and walk in larder, study, kitchen/breakfast room, boot room, master bedroom with en suite shower room, 2 further bedrooms, family bathroom and attic room. The attached barn offers potential for conversion, subject to obtaining the necessary permission. There is a loose box, and garage.

The whole property includes about 60 acres, however it may be available with less land by negotiation.

Guide price £1,875,000

For further details please contact Pam Buckley at Savills, Haywards Heath on 01444 446000 (haywardsheath@savills.com)