Less than an hour from London by train or car, in the South Downs National Park, this detached 18th-century former barn is set in the owner’s grounds, in the heart of this quintessentially English village with pub, green and cricket pitch. An ideal weekend get-away for families or groups of friends, it has a one-acre private garden with croquet lawn, mature specimen plants including a 300-year old cedar tree and an outside terrace with table and chairs for 10 - an ideal spot to enjoy al-fresco dining - as well as a detached heated games room with pool table, table tennis and table football. Inside, along with wonderful original features including exposed stone walls, flagstone and brick floors and beams, there is a wood-burning stove, an Aga and an oak dining table, whilst the bedrooms have Victorian bedsteads and deep mattresses. The 16th-century Red Lion pub, 400 yards away on the village green, is the starting point for numerous walks, cycle, bridle trails and a launch site for hot-air balloon flights. Black Down, the highest point in the National Park, with its pine and heather covered slopes is immediately accessible on foot. Within a 15-minute drive is Petworth with its antique shops, beautiful stately home, Capability Brown gardens and open-air concerts, and charming Midhurst, famous for polo at Cowdray Park. Goodwood is 20 minutes away with its motor and horse racing, as well as numerous other National Trust houses and gardens. Chichester and West Wittering with its award-winning sandy beach are half an hour away. Shops 600 yards, pub 400 yards.
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