Award winning eco-home

Manor Farm, Pulborough, is a high quality and award winning eco-home of architectural significance set in 3.5 acres (1.43ha) with panoramic views to the South Downs.

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Features: kitchen/breakfast room, utility/airing cupboard/cloakroom, living room with mezzanine floor over dining hall, study/bedroom four, rear utility/project room, informal sitting area/study, bathroom, studio/living room with mezzanine floor/bedroom five over, master bedroom with bathroom en suite, roof terrace, mezzanine balcony above living room, bedroom two, bedroom three.

Manor Farm was designed to take a group of agricultural buildings on an open hillside and convert the environment into a practical and rich living space that is protected from the elements without compromising outstanding southerly views to the South Downs and over the land.

The residential space is a blend of enclosure, with courtyard gardens that are as much part of the living space as the interior which enjoys the wonderful views with many apertures inviting in light and changing scenery.

The zinc barrel vaulted roofs feature large cut outs that form roof terraces and are fully glazed allowing light to pour into the centre of the east and west wings. The two key sections have been thoughtfully linked, the offset junction forming a natural asymmetry that takes into account the lower western elevation and the main entrance.

Manor Farm is steel framed; the internal walls are not structural, making the internal configuration easily adaptable. The property features versatile accommodation that can be modified to form an annexe, office or further bedrooms.

Sustainability is core to the design and build with super insulation to all roof and walls, under floor heating throughout the ground floor and oak, sawn and air-dried from trees that formerly stood on the site, used for stair treads and interior finishing. There is also a 5,000 litre subsurface rainwater harvesting tank.

A four bay car port incorporating a stable and tack room/workshop lies conveniently to the west of the property.

The gardens are a mixture of hard and soft landscaping, with a main courtyard to the front, while a rear courtyard offers south facing walls perfect for fruit and vegetable cultivation and in close proximity to the kitchen.

Price on application.