An individual attached Grade II listed period property boasting many character and period features with glorious south facing landscaped gardens 



‘Crank Barn’ is situated on the periphery of the village and on the edge of The South Downs National Park. The village of Ditchling, steeped in history and with its embedded ties to the arts, provides a traditional array of local shops and amenities. Burgess Hill station is situated approximately 1½ miles away and provides regular mainline rail services to London, Brighton and Gatwick (Victoria in approximately 55 minutes). Further to this Gatwick airport can be reached by car in approximately 30 minutes. The area is brimming with well-respected state and private schools including Ditchling C of E, Great Walstead, Downlands, Burgess Hill School for Girls, Hurst College and Brighton College. The city of Brighton and Hove is approximately 10 miles away and provides world class shopping, restaurants and provisions of the arts with a diverse twist. The surrounding countryside and rolling South Downs provide the finest backdrop for walking and horse riding.

Converted from 18th century farm buildings by the famous artist and calligrapher Eric Gill, ‘Crank Barn’ now takes the form of a wonderful Grade II listed, 4 bedroom property with delightful landscaped gardens. Awash with character and period features, references can still be found relating to the artist. The property offers space in abundance with a large kitchen/dining room with french doors out onto the south facing terrace. The sitting room is of an excellent size and with its vaulted ceiling and period windows is light and spacious. With a further 4 reception rooms and 4 bedrooms the property offers versatile space with a multitude of different orientations. The predominantly south facing landscaped grounds would be appreciated by any discerning gardener with areas of formal lawns interspersed with planted bed, mature shrubs, an ornamental pond and water feature.



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Property Reference:6693102




  • Timber wall and base units including display shelves and cupboards
  • Granite effect work surfaces
  • Tiled splash backs           
  • Inset ‘ Hotpoint’ 4 ring gas hob
  • ‘Hotpoint’ electric oven
  • Stainless steel extractor fan over
  • Fitted dishwasher
  • Fitted fridge
  • Space for ‘American style’ fridge freezer
  • Ceramic tiled floor


Ground floor family bathroom

  • Panelled bath
  • Wall mounted thermostatic shower
  • Low level w.c. suite with concealed cistern
  • Modern style wash hand basin with cupboards under
  • Heated ladder style towel radiator

First floor family bathroom

  • Panelled bath with side mounted taps and hand shower attachment
  • Wall mounted thermostatic shower
  • Modern style wash hand basin and cupboard under
  • Heated ladder style towel radiator
  • Half tiled walls


  • ‘Trianco’ oil fired boiler located in the study area
  • The oil tank is located on the west side of the property and accessed via the garden
  • Light oak parquet flooring to the sitting room
  • Light storage heater in the kitchen
  • Large single garage
  • Rear landscaped garden of approximately ½ acre


The property is approached over a shingle courtyard with a brick block area and parking for several cars. The courtyard also provides access to the single attached garage. Side access to the rear landscaped garden is via a timber gate. A paved terrace adjoins the rear of the property to an expanse of lawn. The lawn is interspersed with well stocked shrub and plant borders, an ornamental fish pound, water feature and secluded area with a brick built folly. The garden also houses 2 garden sheds.