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Chilgrove, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18


New instruction

5 Beds 4 Baths 4 Receptions

REF: CHI190260



  • Stunning Rural Location
  • Flexible accommodation
  • Within the South Downs National Park
  • Detached 1 Bedroom Annexe
  • 4 Reception Rooms Kitchen
  • Loggia Utility Room
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathroom/Shower Rooms
  • Gardens & Grounds of approx 1.3 Acres
  • Total Approx Floor Area 5183 Sq Ft


Situated in a stunning location within the South Downs National Park. A 5 bedroom family house with detached annexe. Yew Tree Cottage is one of the very few houses long sold by the West Dean Estate which enjoys an exceptional situation in the heart of this lovely agricultural estate. It has been extended over the years providing very comfortable accommodation in a range of formats from a linked barn, to a delightful converted cottage and sympathetic two storey extension. In addition to the main house there is a substantial one bedroom annexe suitable for guests, staff and parties, conveniently and un-intrusively situated in its own space adjacent to Yew Tree Cottage. The newest addition to Yew Tree Cottage is a substantial barn linked to the main house by a loggia wide enough to furnish and occupy. The barn features huge window apertures, one of which leads to a compact terrace. Used as a study and drawing room on the ground floor with excellent storage space, the master bedroom suite is located over the barn away from the core of the house rather like a separate flat. The bedroom has the benefit of a jack and jill WC, shower room and dressing room. The cottage element has been delightfully gentrified with a succession of good sized reception rooms comprising sitting room with large open fire and dining room via a large entrance hall with cloakroom and discrete boot room/utility. At the other end of the house is a very well equipped kitchen adjacent to a large and informal family space with awesome views. From every reception room there is access to the garden by way of a formal terrace. Upstairs there are three principal bedroom zones. In addition to the master bedroom suite with bathroom and dressing room in the barn there are two double bedrooms, each with their own large bathroom (one of which is used also as a laundry room) in the old core of the house and a further pair of bedrooms served with a family bathroom over the kitchen extension. To the south of the house there is a substantial annexe equipped with a very large shower room, kitchenette, reception room and substantial bedroom. Linked to the annexe there is a garden store and tool store. The views over largely agricultural land in the immediate area are distant, particularly to the north and south. The neighbouring countryside is hugely attractive, the walks from the door are extensive and largely unfettered by roads. There are few areas within the South Downs so natural and so tucked away and yet not more than 10 minutes from civilisation and culture (Chichester) or an excellent public house and locally renowned wine merchant. From the B2141 and the White Horse Public House a single country lane leads to Yew Tree House. The final 50 meters or so cover a length of flint lane which leads to a cattle grid into the confines of the property and mature hedged gardens. The flint lane leads on to agricultural land. The garden has vast potential, there is plenty of structure and a variety of interesting species. Many of the hedges, if lowered, would provide access to extensive views. Yew Tree Cottage is situated in the hamlet of Chilgrove, in a secluded location, within easy reach of the cathedral city of Chichester which has an extensive range of shops, restaurants, hotels, recreational facilities including the renowned Festival Theatre and a mainline train service to London Victoria. The surrounding area has much to offer with Polo at Cowdray Park, racing at Goodwood and Fontwell, golf at Cowdray Park, Goodwood, Pulborough and Liphook, motor racing at the Goodwood circuit and sailing out of Chichester Harbour and other centres along the south coast. There are many footpaths and bridleways in the area for walking and riding.