Guide price £595,000
Sheep Lane Cottage is a very well-presented detached period property located on the outskirts of this sought-after downland village, midway between Chichester and Midhurst, in the heart of the South Downs National Park. The cottage is located in an elevated position affording splendid views to the south west across the road towards the South Downs. The cottage is originally believed to date back from 1704 with later additions and modifications and has retained enormous character throughout. In more recent years, the property has been substantially renovated and benefits from two principal reception rooms with a main sitting room on the first floor taking full advantage of the wonderful views. There is also a good size kitchen/breakfast room with twin oven oil-fired Aga and a ground floor bedroom with three further bedrooms on the first floor. Outside, Sheep Lane Cottage benefits from a terraced garden predominantly laid to lawn with an area of off-road parking just at the front of the cottage. Sheep Lane Cottage would make an ideal weekend retreat being so close to the South Downs, Goodwood and the West Sussex coast. The village of Singleton lies between Chichester and Midhurst and within 2 miles of Goodwood. There are numerous attractions in the local area with West Dean Gardens nearby, and the Weald & Downland Open Air Museum, which provides a post office, within walking distance. Singleton, with its excellent pub and fine village cricket green, is surrounded by some of the prettiest countryside in West Sussex and yet within easy reach of Chichester and Goodwood. The rich countryside of the South Downs National Park is immediately to hand with a varied choice of footpaths and bridlepaths. Nearby Goodwood is internationally known for its famous racecourse and also provides a country club with tennis courts and 18 hole golf course. The annual Festival of Speed held at Goodwood has become a prominent international event as has the Revival of its historic motor circuit, celebrated with a 3-day event each year. The airfield close to the motor circuit also provides facilities for private aircraft. Chichester can be found approximately 6 miles to the south and provides a comprehensive range of shopping amenities, arranged partly within its pedestrianised centre dominated by its cathedral and ancient city walls. The arts are well represented with facilities including the internationally known Festival Theatre and Pallant House Gallery housing one of the best modern art collections in the country. The West Sussex coast provides many other attractions with the waters of The Solent being particularly popular with sailors. There are a number of well known sailing clubs, most notably at Bosham, Itchenor, Chichester Marina and Birdham. The National Trust Reserve of East Head and its adjacent West Wittering beaches are some of the best areas of coastline in the south of England.
Covered Storm Porch
With courtesy light and solid front door opening to
Woodblock floor, exposed beams, radiator and deep storage cupboard housing electric meters. Door to
Dining Room 3.68m x 3.43m (12'1" x 11'3")
Woodblock floor, radiator, views across the road to Hat Hill and the South Downs. Sealed fireplace with painted timber surround, exposed beams, wall light points and door to
Kitchen/Breakfast Room 4.98m x 3.56m (16'4" x 11'8")
Twin oven oil-fired Aga with range of quality kitchen units including base cupboards, drawers and polished granite worksurfaces. Twin bowl butler sink with mixer taps and routed drainer. Concealed fridge and freezer. Plumbing for a dishwasher. Terracotta tiled floor and stable door to garden. Door to utility cupboard with plumbing for automatic washing machine and stainless steel buffer store linked to biomass boiler.
Bedroom 4 3.48m x 3.45m (11'5" x 11'4")
Woodblock floor, radiator, double aspects with rural views. Storage cupboard and door to
Suite comprising tiled shower cubicle with chrome deluge rose, low level WC and wash hand basin, inset granite vanity surface. Slate flooring with underfloor heating. Chrome heated towel rail/ladder radiator, extractor fan and low voltage downlighters. Return door to hall, ie, this is a Jack & Jill bathroom.
From the entrance hall, wide spiral staircase leading to
First Floor Landing
With airing cupboard housing 200 litre Ecocent hot water system with integrated heat pump and water cylinder. Exposed beam, low voltage downlighters, loft hatch and doors to
Sitting Room 6.40m x 3.66m (21' x 12'0")
A lovely room with a wealth of exposed beams, a deep bay oriel window, fireplace housing cast iron slow combustion woodburning stove, bookshelving, TV point and south westerly views to the South Downs. 2 radiators, door to south facing terrace.
Bedroom 2 3.53m x 3.18m (11'7" x 10'5")
Double aspects, with similar views to the sitting room. Radiator and deep storage cupboard.
Bedroom 1 4.27m x 3.05m (14'0" x 10'0")
Double doors to lean-to conservatory, radiator and double and single wardrobes.
Bedroom 3 3.96m x 3.05m (13' x 10'0")
Door to north garden, with built in cupboard, bookshelves and wooden floor.
With replacement Victorian-style suite comprising of panel enclosed bath with mixer taps and shower attachment, wash hand basin, inset granite worksurfaces, low level WC and extractor fan. Low voltage downlighters with additional mood lighting. Part-tiled walls, heated towel rail/ladder radiator.
The south garden with random paved path and steps to front door with well-maintained lawn, sitting area and far-reaching westerly views across the road. Extensive rockery, yew hedges, flower beds and outside lighting. Oil tank and Greenflame ECO wood pellet boiler.
North garden with steps to bedroom 4/study. Lawn and garden shed.
Off-road parking to the front of the cottage.
Mains electricity, water and drainage. Central heating provided by biomass boiler (wood pellets). Hot water provided by Ecocent hot water system.
Chichester District Council, East Pallant House, Chichester Tel: 01243 785166 Council Tax Band: E
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