Jendens Farm is a well located and extremely pretty residential and equestrian farm situated in the heart of West Sussex. Extending to approximately 130 acres of predominantly grassland, with extensive equestrian facilities and various former agricultural buildings.
Jendens Farm is characterised by its attractive brick and flint built farmhouse dating to the 17th century or earlier. The approach to the farmhouse is up a long drive lined in parts by traditional park railings. The drive and railings sweep into a hard parking area between the farmhouse and the farm buildings. The farmhouse sits beside a beautiful lake and overlooks the farm's gently undulating pasture. Landscaped formal gardens surround the house and lake, interspersed by ancient hardwood trees.
The house is constructed of a timber structure behind the masonry. Exposed beams are found throughout as well as wattle and daub walls, stone floors and traditional timber doors.
On the ground floor there is an open plan reception hall and drawing room with a fireplace at one end and a very large brick hearth at the other. This room is central to the house and it is full of character; particularly when the fires at each end are lit. The kitchen combines a contemporary edge, for example by way of its spot lighting, with a traditional style in keeping with a farmhouse of this age. French windows lead from kitchen to decking beside the lake, which makes a perfect spot for breakfasts in the summer. The utility room is adjacent to the kitchen and incorporates a downstairs loo. Furthermore there is the dining room, study and family room on the ground floor; as well as the rear hall with its extensive built-in cupboarding. On the first floor is the master bedroom suite which incorporates a bath and wash-hand basin in a recess. There are five further bedrooms and one bathroom.
The farmhouse has Planning Permission to extend and improve the current accommodation.
The consent was granted in 2011 for the following:
?A new single storey family room to the west end of the house replacing a relatively modern lean-to extension, and with stairs down to a storage cellar beneath.
?A new two storey extension to the north east corner of the house comprising an extended dining room and kitchen to the ground floor and an additional bedroom and en-suite at first floor.
?Remodelling a previously permitted new lean to extension along the north elevation.
?The conversion of a portion of the roof space with two new dormers as previously consented to create a new bedroom and en-suite bathroom.
Gardens and Grounds
The garden area to the front of the house features a stone terrace, formal herbaceous borders, box hedging and a large flat lawn, ideal for croquet. Across the drive there is a good sized enclosed kitchen garden with raised beds. Further detailed landscaping is found to the rear of the house, which combined with the lake and surrounding pasture, makes a beautifully picturesque scene.
On the other side of this lawn facing the farmhouse, is an attractive brick built outbuilding reached by stone steps. It is currently used as a home office and incorporates a loo and kitchen units.
Equestrian Facilities and yard/farm buildings
An attractive modern courtyard comprises 15 fully rubber matted stables, wash down area and there is a converted milking parlour which now incorporates a feed room, secure tack room and day room with kitchen. In addition, there is a lunging pen and planning permission has been granted for a sand school and a 3 bay extension to the storage barn.
There are various agricultural buildings including a part clad modern 4 bay livestock building, a dual Apex former livestock building, a part clad open fronted pole barn and a steel framed six bay Atcost barn all now used in conjunction with the equestrian facilities. Further there are former bull pens, timber kennels, and a steel framed, part clad machinery barn.
Within the farmyard there is extensive hard standing and there are also two mobile homes providing grooms accommodation.
There are two further buildings within the land an old brick and timber barn on the southern boundary backing onto Countryman Lane and an old semi derelict timber barn in the field to the south of the farm buildings.
The majority of the farmland lies to the East of the Jendens Farm and the River Adur runs along the northern boundary. The land is predominantly pasture with good sized fields and well maintained hedges. All of the paddocks have good fencing and mains water supply.
There is a further 89 acres to the North West of the farm which the current vendors rent. The majority of the rented land is down to grass providing further grazing and in addition has the benefit of a well maintained Polo pitch with side boards and goals posts centered at each end of the field. The pitch is flat and has closely mowed turf providing a safe, fast playing surface