Guide price £1,795,000
A spacious and versatile country house, situated in a Conservation Area within a popular downland village, located in the beautiful South Downs National Park. This property has the benefit of planning permission to re-model and extend the existing house as well as to replace the Annexe and Orangery with a substantial new single-storey extension. The generous plot of approximately two acres is located to the north of the village and adjoins open farmland to the rear that leads up on to the South Downs. Planning consent has been granted for a substantial re-modelling of the property plus a single storey side extension giving the ability to create a stunning triple aspect Kitchen/Dining/Day-Living Room. The internal re-configuration of all rooms and staircase would provide a more commanding Entrance Hall and the opportunity to create six En-suite double Bedrooms, as part of a substantial property of approximately 5,000 sq.ft. The consent also includes a new triple Detached Garage, plus new terracing and landscaping. For further planning information please search the South Downs National Park planning web portal Ref: SDNP/18/05023/HOUS. The existing main Reception Rooms and elegant Reception Hall are arranged along the southern side of the house, and all have the classic proportions of the period with large windows, high corniced ceilings and attractive fireplaces. In addition to the main Reception Rooms there is a Family Room/Snug and a spacious Kitchen/Breakfast Room with custom-made units and granite worksurfaces. A Wine Cellar has been specially fitted to the owners' instructions with an extensive range of custom-built wine racks, fitted cupboards and panelling. On the mezzanine floor there is a Children's Television Area and a large Linen Room. On the first floor, there are four double En-suite Bedrooms with two further double Bedrooms, sharing a Family Bathroom. SELF-CONTAINED ANNEXE A covered courtyard to the west provides access to the Annexe. On the ground floor is a Bedroom with En-suite Shower Room, whilst on the first floor there is a Studio Room with Kitchenette and Bathroom. The two floors are also linked by an internal spiral staircase. The plot extends to approximately two acres with the front of the property being mainly laid to lawn with a substantial gravelled driveway area providing ample off-road parking. To the rear of the property the garden is again mainly laid to lawn and leads up to a wooded area. There is a range of detached outbuildings.
The surrounding gardens and grounds provide the property with plenty of privacy and seclusion, despite its highly convenient setting within Slindon village.
Mill Lane House is approached from the south. The entrance to the property is flanked by brick piers with a wide driveway leading past the house to casual parking and turning areas to the west of the property. The sheltered gardens to the south of the house are laid to lawn and partially enclosed by attractive old brick and flint walls, planted with a variety of climbers. A pergola covered walkway, supported by brick piers, is planted with a variety of climbing roses and flowering shrubs, creating an attractive focal point. A number of borders and raised planters are stocked with spring bulbs, roses and other traditional flowering shrubs.
The covered courtyard to the west of the house is paved with brick sets and provides access not only to the West Wing but also to the main house via the Utility Room. Adjoining the West Wing, and next to the parking area, is a 25' long south-facing greenhouse with power.
Directly behind the house there is a large fruit cage and a 40' long workshop/tractor store with double doors to either end, workbenches, power and fluorescent lighting. Double doors on the south side of the workshop lead to a further 30' long greenhouse, built on a concrete base with low block walls, which itself has double doors at each end. To the east is a larger timber-built stable building, with 4 loose boxes, fluorescent lighting, power and water. To the north of the formal gardens and outbuildings lies a further area of light woodland. In all some 1.9 acres.
Mains gas, electricity, water and drainage.
Arun District Council, Maltravers Road, Littlehampton. Tel. No. 01903 737500 Council Tax Band
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