Guide price £475,000
The Property Situated within the South Downs National Park this former blacksmith's forge dates from the 1800's,being extended and re-modelled by the present owner in 2012. Great emphasis was placed in creating as much light and space as possible with large windows and vaulted ceilings in many rooms. The focal point of the home is an impressive vaulted sitting/dining room with full length picture windows and bi-folding doors opening on to a glass screened terrace taking full advantage of the breath-taking views over the neighbouring countryside. Apart from the view, another attractive focal point is created by a Godin French ceramic stove on slate hearth decorated in the art nouveau style. A well-appointed open-plan kitchen has attractive painted units with oak worksurfaces and integrated Lemona appliances. 2 bedrooms include a vaulted principal bedroom suite with shower room. Whilst the second bedroom is served by a well-appointed bathroom with roll top bath. The manageable garden lies mainly to the east taking full advantage of the far-reaching views over neighbouring open farmland towards Trundle Hill and the Goodwood Estate. The driveway provides a casual parking area to the front of the house and then passes the northern side of the property to a further parking area leading to the double garage with remote controlled roller door providing secure parking and storage. Bi-folding doors from the sitting/dining room open on to a large semi-circular terrace, flagged with Indian sandstone and enclosed by a glazed balcony with stainless steel balustrade taking full advantage of the spectacular views. Steps lead down to a lower terrace and then on to the driveway and garden. This is easily maintained and laid to lawn with a variety of fruit trees including apple, pear and plum. The Location Lavant is a popular village just to the north of Chichester, close to the Goodwood Estate and the South Downs National Park. Locally there are two village pubs with restaurants, traditional village green, primary school and two churches. More comprehensive facilities are available in Chichester city centre with its wider range of amenities including the 12th century Cathedral and the internationally renowned Festival Theatre. A mainline station at Chichester provides a regular service to London Victoria in about 1 hour 35 minutes, whilst the A27 provides good vehicle access to Brighton, Arundel, Havant and Portsmouth.
Bespoke English oak front door, tiled floor, flat panel radiator, high ceiling, exposed beams.
Close coupled WC, wash hand basin with mixer tap, 2 wall lights. Tongue & groove panelling, tiled floor
housing Worcester combi gas-fired boiler. Plumbing for washing machine. Tiled floor.
Vaulted Sitting/Dining Room 6.1m x 3.6m (20'0" x 11'9")
Double vaulted ceiling with glazed gable ends, bi-folding sealed unit double glazed doors opening on to the terrace with stunning views over farmland to the South Downs and Trundle Hill. Laminate floor, Godin French multi fuel ceramic stove on slate hearth, 5 wall light points, 2 flat panelled radiators
Kitchen 3.8m x 1.9m (12'6" x 6'3")
Fitted with a good range of Howdens matching cupboards and drawers. Oak worksurfaces, tiled surrounds, radiator/heated towel rail. Belfast sink, integrated dishwasher, integrated fridge/freezer. Ceramic hob with cooker hood above, fan assisted oven/grill. Tiled floor.
Bedroom 1 3.9m x 3.5m (12'8" x 11'5")
Vaulted ceiling with exposed beams. Radiator, laminate floor. Bespoke matching fitted wardrobe and shelving with dressing table recess and mirror. Secondary glazing and sealed unit double glazing, 2 wall light points, radiator.
En-Suite Shower Room
Close couple WC, wash hand basin with waterfall mixer tap, open-sided walk-in tiled shower recess with deluge-style mixer and hand held spray. Tongue & groove panelling, 2 wall light points, wall-mounted mirror, sky light, vertical radiator/heated towel rail, exposed beams.
Bedroom 2 2.8m x 2.6m (9'4" x 8'6")
Vaulted ceiling with sky lights and exposed beam. Recessed wardrobe with light and shelving. Radiator, 2 wall light points, laminate floor.
Pedestal wash hand basin, tiled surround, roll top bath on ball & claw feet, mixer tap with shower attachment, close coupled WC, tongue & groove panelling, 3 wall light points, wall-mounted mirror, tiled floor, vertical radiator/heated towel rail, skylight
Stone shingle driveway with 5-bar gate leading past the northern side of the property to a further parking and turning area to the east of the house.
Detached Double Garage 5.4m x 5.4m (17'9" x 17'8")
With remote controlled roller door, side door, motion-activated exterior light, light and power. Bespoke design from Passmores of Kent.
Gardens as previously described.
All mains services are connected to the property.
Chichester District Council, East Pallant House, ChichesterTel: 01243 785166 Council Tax Band: C
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