Guide Price 775,000 Freehold
College Hill, Steyning, West Sussex, BN44 3GB
5 bedroom Semi-Detached



  • Stylish and spacious family home
  • Many original features
  • Improved and updated
  • Five bedrooms
  • Elevated position
  • Immaculately presented
  • Stunning kitchen/family room
  • Family bathroom and en-suite shower room


Westlake House is on College Hill in this pleasant residential setting with southerly views across the town to the South Downs. Located at the southern end of the High Street there is convenient access to a wide range of local shops. Steyning is a small country town adjoining the South Downs National Park with primary and secondary schools, churches, library, health centre, and leisure centre with swimming pool. Steyning is full of historical interest and contains some of the most picturesque retail and domestic buildings in the area.

The south coast is five miles (nearest main line railway station is at Shoreham-by-Sea), Worthing eight and Brighton 12 miles. Horsham is about 14 miles and Crawley and Gatwick Airport can normally be reached in 40 minutes' drive.

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Floorplan of College Hill, Steyning, West Sussex, BN44 3GB

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Westlake House occupies an elevated position overlooking the town towards the South Downs. This substantial three-storey house was built at the turn of the 20th century with attractive red brick and pebbledash elevations under a pitched and tiled roof. The house contains many features of the Victorian era including detailed fireplaces, picture rails, panelled doors and original joinery including exposed floorboards. The present owners have conducted a meticulous programme of improvement over the past decade to include re-roofing, the installation of new UPVC wood-effect double-glazed windows precisely matching the original double-hung sash appearance, full stylish decoration and the addition of a stunning kitchen/family room built in clean architectural lines and creating the comfort and practicality of modern living space to complement the original house. The heating system has been upgraded and includes an efficient gas-fired boiler. Viewing is essential to appreciate this stylish and spacious family home.

Ground Floor

Covered Porch

Covered porch with harlequin-tiled floor. Original timber and glazed door to storm porch with door to entrance hall.

Entrance Hall

Exposed floorboards. Understairs range of bespoke cupboards and fitted drawers.


WC, modern design with integrated washbasin.

Sitting Room

25'4" into bay window x 12'5" decreasing to 10'4" (7.74m x 3.78m > 3.15m) Sash windows overlooking the front garden. Polished floorboards. Original fireplace with stone hearth. Internal double doors to kitchen/family room.

Kitchen/Family Room

33'5" x 9'9" increasing to 15' (10.2m x 2.97m < 4.57m) This room is L-shaped with a contemporary extension with clean architectural lines and full bi-fold doors opening to a decked area and the garden beyond. This well-designed space enjoys a double aspect with a pair of skylights flooding light into the room. A utility corner is disguised by bespoke cupboards with a central deep ceramic sink in an attractive tiled recess with mixer taps and concealed space and plumbing for washing machine, a large household cupboard and fitted shelving. Original dresser. The flooring is polished oak in a herringbone pattern flowing through the modern kitchen area with Corian work surfaces with undermounted sink, integrated dishwasher, concealed waste bin, deep pan drawers, inset cutlery drawer, and overhead cupboards. A small breakfast bar/work station partially separates the dining end which leads onto the garden. Underfloor heating.

From the entrance hall, stairs with original banister and shaped spindles to the first floor.

First Floor

Spacious Galleried Landing

Recessed shelved storage cupboard.

Bedroom 2

16'1" x 10'10" increasing to 13'1" into bay (4.92m x 3.31m < 4.01m) Large bay window with double-glazed sash windows to the front of the house with views to the Round Hill. Original fireplace with inset floral-patterned tiling. French door with internal shutters to small balcony. Bespoke floor-to-ceiling wardrobe units with hanging space, shelving and storage lockers over. Polished pine floorboards.

Bedroom 3

11'8" x 10'5" (3.56m x 3.19m) Double-glazed sash window. Original fireplace with cast-iron grate and inset patterned tiling. Fitted work station. Matching floor-to-ceiling wardrobe unit with hanging space, shelving and storage above. Polished pine floorboards.

Bedroom 4

10' x 9'1" (3.03m x 2.77m) Overlooking the rear garden.

Family Bathroom

Luxury suite in white with full tiling to wet areas. Bath with independent shower fitting and glazed shower guard. Art deco-style twin washbasin with mixer taps and cupboards and shelving beneath. Low-level WC. Chromium radiator/towel rail.

From the landing, stairs to second floor.

Second Floor

Principal Bedroom Suite

14'9" x 12'7" (4.49m x 3.84m) Bedroom with views over rooftops to the skyline of the South Downs. Original cast-iron fireplace. Range of bespoke oak-veneer units including part-mirror-fronted wardrobe with shelving, hanging space and fitted cupboards and drawers. Door to en-suite shower room.

En-suite Shower Room

Large Velux window with commanding rooftop views of the town. Wet room format with large shower area: drench-head shower, independent hand shower fitting and central floor drain. Contemporary washbasin with fitted drawers. WC with concealed cistern. Chromium radiator/towel rail. Underfloor heating. Heated mirror.

Study/Bedroom 5

10'6" x 7' (3.2m x 2.12m) Velux rooflight with views over rooftops of the town to the ridge of South Downs including Chanctonbury Ring. Door to loft storage void housing recently-installed gas-fired boiler providing hot water and central heating. Linen section with radiator.



Front Garden: Front retaining wall with decorative wrought-iron railing and wrought-iron gate with stepped access and pathway to front door. Front garden contained by wall and fencing: to lawn with a variety of established plants and shrubs providing texture and colour throughout the year. Access to rear garden.
Rear Garden: The rear garden has been attractively landscaped with dwarf walls retaining raised beds stocked with a variety of plants. The garden is fully enclosed with a selection of mature shrubs and trees. Timber summerhouse, insulated, with double-glazed windows and power. Two log stores.

Services and council tax

Services: All main services are connected.
Council Tax Valuation Band: 'F'.

1. Any description or information given should not be relied upon as a statement or representation of fact or that the property or its services are in good condition.
2. Measurements, distances and aspects where quoted are approximate.
3. Any reference to alterations to, or use of any part of the property is not a statement that any necessary planning, building regulations or other consent has been obtained.
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