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St Irvyne’s asks: How would you use yours?

21st January 2015 Print

A recent report by insurance firm LV suggests that the size of the average new home in the UK has shrunk by 2m² (21.5 ft²) in the last 10 years to 96.8m² (1,042 ft²), with a fifth of home owners forced to modify their homes to create more space. But if you had the opportunity for more space, how would you use it? The ‘Glenwood’, Countryside’s executive four bedroom property at St Irvyne’s at Wickhurst Green in the sought after area of Broadbridge Heath near Horsham, boasts 250.37 m² (2,695 ft²) of flexible space, including a wonderfully large third bedroom which can easily be that new art studio or music room.

This flexible space could be ideal for an aspiring photographer looking for a studio; an artist needing space and tranquillity to paint; a fitness fanatic in need of a home gym or a teenager seeking a little more independence. Alternatively maybe they may need living accommodation for a nanny, housekeeper or older relatives. If so, the generous room boasting full height gabling with a separate entrance to the rest of the first floor via a small staircase off the landing, comes complete with en-suite and offers the ultimate, luxurious extra accommodation that could fulfil homebuyers exacting needs.

Andrew Loveday, Sales Director of the New Homes & Communities division at Countryside comments: “We have had a tremendous response to the Glenwood show home at St Irvyne’s, and it’s no wonder, it gives buyers an insight into the unique and flexible accommodation that can be adapted to suit their individual and changing circumstances. We would advise all potential purchasers to view the Glenwood as part of our Colonial Collection as soon as possible.”

St Irvyne’s showcases a superb range of exquisite homes, all beautifully arranged in a picturesque village style development. The four and five bedroom executive homes benefit from grand entrance halls, impressive staircases, chimneys and feature glazing to front and rear elevations, generous living spaces and French doors opening out onto beautiful gardens.

As part of Wickhurst Green, St Irvyne’s has a fantastic range of local amenities nearby. Just down the road from St Iryvne’s is Newbridge Nurseries, which also has an adjoining café named ‘Stooks’. Residents can look forward to inviting their family to the popular gastropub, The Richard Onslow, which offers fresh seasonal food and great wine. This historic inn is in the heart of nearby Cranleigh Village where it is also home to Manns of Cranleigh department store, which has been open since 1887.

For a luxury weekend retreat, Slinfold Golf & Country Club is Sussex's finest golf and country club which offers some of the best golf, health and fitness facilities in the South East of England. There are also many museums and art galleries to visit, including the Cow Shed Studio which exhibits both local and famous artists. The local high street is also filled with Horsham favourites including the traditional Mr Simms Sweet Shop, Brambles gift shop, Jones the Bootmaker and a Marks & Spencer.

For a breath of fresh air, Southwater Country Park is nearby. This 85 acre former brickwork site includes three lakes, wildlife rich grassland and pockets of flowering woodland. Alternatively, Parham House and Gardens in Horsham is host to major park events throughout the spring and summer months.

St Irvyne’s provides an ideal location for those who are looking to enjoy the countryside lifestyle without losing the connections to London and the continent. By road, the A24 provides direct access into London to the north and Worthing to the south. Gatwick is only 17 miles away and Heathrow just under an hour. There are regular bus routes from Broadbridge Heath into Horsham, where frequent rail services operate from Horsham to London Victoria and London Bridge in around 55 minutes.

The Colonial Collection, four and five bedroom executive homes are priced from £679,995 to £850,000. The three and four bedroom homes range starts from £399,995. For further sales information, visit