Guide price £895,000
Grayle House is a handsome, early 19th century former vicarage, surrounded by gardens of approximately 0.9 acres and lying to the north east of Chichester within a mile of Goodwood. Owned by the Church for many years, the house has in the past been the home of a number of retired Bishops of Chichester. Listed Grade II, it is now in need of comprehensive refurbishment but retains much of its original character and charm, built of intricately galleted flint work with large sash windows under a slate roof with eaves cornice. The interior retains all the proportions expected of the period with high ceilings and 3/4 height sash window bays in many rooms with working shutters. A central hallway runs the length of the house providing access to three generous reception rooms a large walk-in coats room and kitchen/breakfast room with larder. Brick steps lead down to extensive cellars with slate lined wine bins. A graceful staircase with half landing rises to a broad, well-lit first floor landing providing access to four bedrooms, home office and bathroom. To the north of the house is an attached, self-contained annexe providing ideal accommodation for guests, extended family members or a home and income opportunity. The house is reached by way of the neighbouring parish church with a driveway approaching the house from the south east and leading to a casual parking and turning area to its front. Immediately north of the house lie several outbuildings including an impressive flint-built period barn with its original stabling. A large garage provides secure parking with useful store rooms behind. The well-established gardens entirely surround the house and are laid principally to lawn with borders, shrubs and many handsome trees including a London plane tree, oak and ginkgo biloba. Westhampnett can be found within approximately a mile of Chichester city centre, on the edge of the Goodwood Estate and close to the South Downs National Park. The Goodwood Estate has many attractions including the Festival of Speed and Revival meetings as well as a full horse racing calendar. Goodwood also has a private country club and golf course. The city of Chichester offers comprehensive shopping facilities as well as a number of recreational and cultural activities including multi-screen cinema, sports centre, the award-winning Pallant House Gallery along with the internationally renowned Festival Theatre. The Blue Flag beaches of West Wittering can be found approximately 9 miles to the south. Other places of interest include the Weald & Downland Open Air Museum at Singleton and the Fishbourne Roman Palace. There is a mainline railway station providing services to London Victoria in about 1 hour 35 minutes and a slightly faster service can be found from Havant to London Waterloo in 1 hour 20 minutes.
Canopied Entrance Porch
Circuit breakers and electricity meters. Panelled front door with fan light. Stairs rising to first floor. Door to cellars.
Brick steps leading down to 3 cellars
Cellar 1 5.84m x 2.00m (19'2" x 6'7")
With slate lined wine bins.
Cellar 2 4.01m x 3.78m (13'2" x 12'5")
Cellar 3 3.90m x 1.83m (12'10" x 6'0")
With store room.
With high level WC, corner wash hand basin.
Sitting Room 5.18m x 4.93m (17' x 16'2")
Open fireplace with mantelpiece, picture rail, 3/4 height sash window with shutters.
Dining Room 5.54m x 4.88m (18'2" x 16'0")
Open fireplace with mantelpiece, sash window with shutters. Picture rail, dado rail.
Study 3.84m x 3.70m (12'7" x 12'2")
Fireplace with mantelpiece, fitted bookshelves and cupboards to either side. Sash window with shutters.
Coats Room 2.26m x 1.78m (7'5" x 5'10")
With fitted cupboard.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room 5.05m x 3.84m (16'7" x 12'7")
over. Reducing to 16'7 x 9'3. Stainless steel sink and drainer. Fitted worksurfaces, electric cooker point. Walk-in pantry with slate shelving.
Garden Porch 2.18m x 1.75m (7'2" x 5'9")
overall. Door to driveway and approach.
From the Reception Hall, stairs rising to half landing with sash window. Further stairs to
First Floor Landing
Hatch to roof space. Storage heater. Airing cupboard housing jacketed hot water cylinder with slatted shelving. High level cupboard above.
Bedroom 1 5.18m x 4.88m (17' x 16'0")
Fireplace with mantelpiece, wall-mounted wash hand basin, sash window with shutters.
Low level WC, wash hand basin with cupboard beneath, bidet, panelled bath. Mira shower unit, tiled surround. Heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2 4.57m x 3.80m (15' x 12'6")
Recessed wardrobe, shelved cupboard. Storage heater. Fireplace.
Bedroom 3 5.49m x 4.88m (18'0" x 16'0")
Fireplace with mantelpiece.
Bedroom 4 3.84m x 3.66m (12'7" x 12'0")
Storage heater, fireplace with mantelpiece.
Home Office 2.95m x 2.29m (9'8" x 7'6")
reducing to 9'8 x 6'. Skylight. Fitted bookcase.
Storage heater, staircase rising to first floor. Understairs cupboard housing circuit breakers and electricity meter.
Sitting Room 4.88m x 4.37m (16'0" x 14'4")
Brick fireplace with mantelpiece, double doors to sitting area and garden.
Kitchen/Dining Room 5.36m x 2.70m (17'7" x 8'10")
With fitted cupboards and worksurfaces, tiled surrounds. Stainless steel sink and drainer. Space for electric cooker, storage heater.
From Entrance Hall, stairs rising to
First Floor Landing
Bedroom 1 5.00m x 4.47m (16'5" x 14'8")
Sash window with panelled reveals. 2 storage heaters.
Low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, panelled bath with shower mixer. Cupboard housing hot water cylinder with slatted shelving.
Bedroom 3 3.00m x 2.74m (9'10" x 9')
Bedroom 2 4.80m x 2.74m (15'9" x 9')
Brick & Flint Barn
Divided into 2 parts:
Section 1 8.10m x 3.84m (26'7" x 12'7")
With full height double doors.
Section 2 4.98m x 3.80m (16'4" x 12'6")
With brick set floor, 2 stable stalls.
Garage 4.88m x 3.43m (16'0" x 11'3")
Brick & flint built with timber lap boarding under a corrugated roof. Double doors.
Store Room 4.78m x 3.89m (15'8" x 12'9")
Wood Store 3.18m x 1.88m (10'5" x 6'2")
As previously described.
Mains electricity, water and drainage. Separate 3 phase electricity supply to annexe.
Chichester District Council, East Pallant House, ChichesterTel: 01243 785166 Council Tax Band: F Annexe: E
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