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Denge Lane, Halnaker, Chichester, PO18

Guide price £1,100,000


5 Beds 4 Baths 4 Receptions

REF: CHI180350



  • In the South Downs National Park
  • A short walk from Halnaker Mill
  • Just over half an acre garden with country views
  • Self Contained Annexe
  • Barn Style Double Garage with Room Above
  • Sitting Room Study
  • Kitchen/Dining/ Family Room
  • Up to 5 Bedrooms including annexe
  • 3 Bathrooms (2 En Suite)
  • Shower Room En Suite


In the South Downs National Park, on the edge of the Goodwood Estate and within a short walk of Halnaker Mill and miles of footpaths and bridlepaths passing through the rich countryside of the South Downs, a contemporary family house of character, with self-contained annexe surrounded by well-established gardens with ample parking and barn-style double garage with studio room above. Mossat House is believed to have been built in the late 1950's or early 1960's and has since been extended to create a welcoming family home with a highly adaptable layout, allowing the eastern side of the house to be used as self-contained annexe if required. The principal reception rooms face south including a study and sitting room of over 18' in length with attractive fireplace and south-facing window bay. The focus of everyday family living is a spacious kitchen/dining/family room which provides an excellent relaxed base for entertaining with well-appointed kitchen, granite breakfast bar and double doors opening on to the south-facing pergola covered terrace. A separate utility room keeps the white goods away from the living areas and provides access to a ground floor guest suite which could also be used as an additional sitting room. This in turn provides internal access to the self-contained annexe which has its own entrance hall and independent access to the driveway and approach. On the first floor, the main house has three bedrooms including a principal suite with dressing room and bathroom, whilst the remaining two bedrooms are served by a second family bathroom. The annexe has a first floor bedroom and shower room with its own landing but this can also be accessed by way of the dressing room in the principal suite. The arrangement of the accommodation therefore allows the house to be a four bedroom family house with annexe or five bedroom house with three bathrooms (one en-suite) and an en-suite shower room. Outside Mossat House is set well back from Denge Lane with a 5-bar gate opening on to a driveway and approach, providing ample parking to the north of the house. A nearby barn-style double garage measures over 28' x 18' and has up and over door with studio room above. The house is surrounded by its own gardens which are arranged mainly to the south and west. South-facing decking and a pergola covered terrace are approached by way of doors from the family/dining room and ground floor bedroom/sitting room. This attractive sitting area is planted with an impressive variety of architectural plants including bamboo and palm trees. On the western side of the terrace steps lead down to a further sheltered sitting area alongside a conservatory/garden room. From the terrace steps flanked by lavender beds lead down to south-facing lawn sheltered by beech hedging and a number of trees including olive, eucalyptus, maple and oak. To the west of the house, low hedging encloses an easily maintained vegetable garden with raised beds and storage shed. Nearby lies a small orchard of young fruit trees including apple, pear and cherry and there is an enclosed chicken run to the northern boundary. The garden enjoys views over the surrounding countryside from various points with easily accessible footpaths and bridlepaths allowing immediate access to miles of rich South Downs countryside. This popular village lies some 3.5 miles to the north east of Chichester, on the edge of the South Downs National Park and the Goodwood Estate. Halnaker has a well-known public house and lies adjacent to the village of Boxgrove which also has a village shop and the parish church of Boxgrove Priory. The surrounding area is well-known for its sporting and recreational activities which include horse racing at nearby Goodwood and Fontwell Park. Goodwood also plays host to the annual Festival of Speed and the September Revival meeting at its historic motor circuit. There are also many footpaths and bridleways through the nearby South Downs countryside providing plenty of opportunities for walking, riding and mountain biking. The cathedral city of Chichester with its internationally known Festival Theatre and Pallant House Gallery provides excellent shopping facilities and also has a main line railway station providing regular services to London Victoria in about 1 hour and 35 minutes.

Covered Porch
With oak supports.

Entrance Hall
With herringbone oak floor. Radiator. Stairs to first floor. Understairs cupboard housing fuse box and electricity meter.

Close coupled WC, pedestal wash hand basin, tiled floor, radiator, wall-mounted mirror.

Study 3.80m x 3.20m (12'6" x 10'6")
Radiator, oak herringbone floor, fitted bookcase, sealed unit double glazed doors to terrace and garden.

Sitting Room 5.70m x 3.84m (18'8" x 12'7")
Fireplace with Adam-style mantelpiece, stone slips and wood-burning stove. Window bay, radiator.

Kitchen/Dining/Family Room 6.40m x 6.10m (21' x 20'0")

Family/Dining Room 6.40m x 3.15m (21' x 10'4")
Granite breakfast bar, 2 radiators, sealed unit double glazed doors to pergola covered terrace. Opening to

Kitchen 6.96m x 2.18m (22'10" x 7'2")
An excellent range of matching cupboards and drawers. Black granite worksurfaces and returns. Butler's sink with mixer tap and granite drainer. Integrated dishwasher. Rangemaster range-style cooker with ceramic hob, double oven and grill set into tiled chimney breast recess with cooker hood and mantel shelf above. Concealed washing machine, oak floor.

Utility Room 2.82m x 2.67m (9'3" x 8'9")
Matching wall and floor mounted cupboards, worksurfaces, oak floor. Worcester oil-fired boiler, space for tumble dryer, space for fridge and freezer. Sealed unit double glazed door to driveway and approach.

Bedroom 4/Sitting Room 5.18m x 3.23m (17' x 10'7")
(Reducing to 9'8) 2 radiators, double sealed unit double glazed doors to deck and garden. Access to self-contained annexe and adjacent bathroom.

Close couple WC, pedestal wash hand basin with integral vanity surface. Panelled bath with mixer tap and shower attachment. Tongue & groove panelling. Shower cabinet with deluge style mixer and hand held spray. Vertical radiator/heated towel rail.

From the entrance hall, stairs rising to

First Floor Landing
with skylights, fitted low level cupboards, airing cupboard housing MegaFlow hot water cylinder.

Principal Bedroom Suite

Bedroom 1 5.26m x 3.96m (17'3" x 13')
With sealed unit double glazed doors to Juliet balcony looking south over neighbouring farmland.

Dressing Room 4.57m x 1.96m (15' x 6'5")
Including storage units, radiator, extensive fitted storage including drawers, high-level shelving and hanging rails. Doors to annexe, landing and bedroom.

En-Suite Bathroom
Close coupled WC, pedestal wash hand basin with integral vanity surface. Panelled bath with mixer tap, shower cabinet. Tiled surrounds, tiled floor, radiator. Large wall-mounted mirror with lighting.

Bedroom 2 5.18m x 3.60m (17' x 11'10")
overall. 2 radiators, sealed unit double glazed doors to Juliet balcony.

Bedroom 3 4.40m x 3.00m (14'5" x 9'10")
Radiator, views over farmland.

Close coupled WC, pedestal wash hand basin, panelled bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, tiled surrounds, tiled floor, heated towel rail. Wall-mounted mirror.

on the ground floor

Entrance Hall
With radiator, stairs to first floor, circuit breakers.

Sitting Room 5.18m x 2.84m (17' x 9'4")
Sealed unit double glazed door to garden.

Stairs rising to

First Floor Landing
With skylight.

Bedroom 5 3.96m x 3.86m (13' x 12'8")
2 radiators, roof light.

En-Suite Shower Room
Close coupled WC with concealed cistern. Pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap. Shower recess with tiled surround. Deluge-style mixer and hand held spray. Glazed door. Vertical heated towel rail, shaver point.

A 5-bar gate opens on to the driveway and a generous parking area to the north of the house.

Barn-Style Double Garage 8.76m x 5.70m (28'9" x 18'8")
with studio room above.

As previously described.

Mains electricity and water. Oil-fired central heating. Private drainage.

Local Authority
Chichester District Council, East Pallant House, ChichesterTel: 01243 785166 Council Tax Band: G