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Lagness Road, Runcton, Chichester, PO20

Guide price £975,000

5 Beds 2 Baths 3 Receptions

REF: CHI190291

Runcton

PROPERTY FEATURES

  • A handsome contemporary family house of traditional character
  • Very private gardens of about 0.54 acres
  • Situated in the popular village of Runcton
  • Within easy reach of a range of excellent schools and Goodwood
  • Lounge and separate dining room
  • Kitchen/breakfast room and separate utility room
  • Principal bedroom with en-suite shower room
  • 4 further double bedrooms
  • Ample parking and double garage
  • Covered courtyard and further parking

THE PROPERTY

This individually designed family house was built in 1996 in a traditional style with generously proportioned flowing accommodation. The house enjoys a most attractive approach, being set well back from the road with an outer & inner walled drive creating an unusual degree of privacy (all owned by the property), with the inner entrance flanked by brick piers with wrought iron gates to the scalloped brick walls, providing the whole property with privacy and individuality. A generous reception hall with cloakroom and under stairs storage, leads to the three reception rooms and kitchen. The light, triple aspect lounge has a bespoke Adam style fireplace/mantelpiece incorporating a coal-effect gas fire, with glazed double doors opening to the dining room, which is also accessed from the hall. The lounge and dining room each have access to the adjacent terrace and gardens via French style and patio doors respectively. The study incorporates a bespoke built-in desk & surround, with matching floor (filing) and wall cabinets, as well as full height coat/shoe storage. The kitchen/breakfast room has an excellent range of matching units with peninsula breakfast bar, decorative lit display cabinets and under cabinet lighting. The utility room includes a water softener and provides access to the integral double garage as well as the covered courtyard, in turn leading to the garden and terrace. On the 1st floor, a generous landing leads to 5 double bedrooms including a well-proportioned principal suite with large shower room. 4 further bedrooms are served by a family bath/shower room with 3 of the bedrooms having generous built-in wardrobes. The 5th bedroom was used as a home office by the vendor until retirement some years ago and can also make an ideal craft or children's playroom. There is sufficient width to the east side of the house to build a 2nd dwelling, provide a double or triple garage or car barn, thus also enabling the existing integral double garage to provide additional accommodation within the house, or to re-model and extend the house, subject to all necessary consents. Outside Double wrought iron gates open from the outer drive on to an enclosed courtyard providing parking for 6 cars, all of which can be turned on site to the front (south) of the house. This area also has borders stocked with a colourful variety of variegated and evergreen shrubs and trees, designed to provide colour, interest and privacy all year round. The adjacent integral double garage provides secure parking/storage, whilst double 1.8m high timber gates to the west of the house open to a generous brick set covered sitting area some 28' in width, with lighting and power, which can also provide additional enclosed covered parking if required. The surrounding gardens are well-established and create a private setting for the house. A paved terrace runs the entire length of the building, approached by the French style and patio doors from the lounge and dining room. Beyond this, the garden is laid principally to lawn with neatly clipped shrubs and interesting trees creating attractive focal points including acer, eucalyptus, fir, mimosa, oak & silver birch, plus may and hawthorn. A decorative shingle display area lies alongside an east facing terrace, whilst a large west facing terrace incorporating brick dressings has an inset octagonal summer house with leaded light windows designed to catch the late afternoon and early evening sun. The northern boundary is sheltered by a number of well-established trees including eucalyptus and hawthorn to the north of what remains of the historic Chichester - Arundel canal, now mostly in-filled and dry through the summer months. The Location The village of Runcton lies some 2.5 miles to the south of Chichester and has an unusually high proportion of detached houses. The Walnut Tree Public House is situated within walking distance, whilst an excellent comprehensive farm shop may be found about 1 mile to the east. Among the renowned schools in the area in both the public and private sectors, are the new Chichester Free School (approximately 2 miles), Bishop Luffa School, Chichester High Schools, Oakwood, Prebendal, Westbourne House, Great Ballard, Slindon College, Portsmouth Grammar School and Churchers College. The City provides a wide range of shopping facilities within the pedestrianised precincts or from the comprehensive retail stores centred around the eastern part of the Bypass. Chichester is renowned for its historic cultural educational and recreational activities. These include the Cathedral, University, College, sports centre, multi-screen cinema complex and the exceptional Chichester Festival Theatre. Other activities to be found nearby include sailing on Chichester Harbour from the Marina, Birdham or Itchenor, with the Blue Flag beach of West Wittering approximately 9 miles to the south. However, to many the jewel of Goodwood offers priceless benefits to the area with Glorious Goodwood's extensive flat racing, a private country club with the Downland and Park golf courses, plus the world renowned annual Festival of Speed and Revival meetings, the latter based on Goodwood Airfield, whilst Chichester Golf Club lies some 3 miles to the South West.

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Recessed covered porch to

Entrance Hall
Attractive egg and dart cornice, dado rails, stairs rising to the first floor, under stairs cupboard and radiator.

Cloakroom
Closed coupled WC, wall-mounted wash hand basin, radiator.

Lounge 6.22m x 4.11m (20'5" x 13'6")
An attractive triple aspect room, Adam style fireplace with marble reveals and mantelpiece with fitted coal effect gas fire. 2 radiators, sealed unit double glazed French style doors to terrace and garden. Glazed panel double doors to:

Dining Room 4.42m x 3.90m (14'6" x 12'10")
With return door to entrance hall. Radiator, sealed unit double glazed sliding patio style door to terrace and garden.

Study 2.92m x 2.18m (9'7" x 7'2")
with bespoke fitted desk & surround, matching floor (filing) and wall cabinets and full height matching coat/shoe storage cupboards, radiator.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room 4.11m x 4.04m (13'6" x 13'3")
Excellent range of matching cupboards and drawers, roll top work surfaces with tiled surrounds, peninsula breakfast bar. Display cabinets with stained glass motifs and decorative lighting. Concealed pelmet lighting. 1 1/2 bowl composite sink and drainer with mixer tap, Neff dishwasher, 5-burner gas hob with cooker hood above, glazed eye-level double oven and grill, wine rack, radiator and glazed panel door to:

Utility Room 2.57m x 2.44m (8'5" x 8'0")
Half height tiled walls, stainless steel sink and drainer, roll top work surface. Fitted cupboards, space and plumbing for washing machine. Solid State water softener. Vaillant gas-fired boiler, space for upright fridge/freezer, partially glazed door to covered sitting area and garden. Access to integral double garage and hatch to side roof.

Integral Double Garage 5.13m x 4.88m (16'10" x 16'0")
(increasing to 16'10 x 19'6). Up and over twin doors, lighting and power, circuit breakers, hatch to roof storage space.

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From the entrance hall, stairs rising to

First Floor Landing
Radiator, hatch to roof space. Airing cupboard housing Vaillant hot water cylinder with slatted shelving above.

Bedroom 1 4.11m x 3.96m (13'6" x 13')
Radiator, recessed mirrored wardrobes and colonial style ceiling fan.

En-Suite Shower Room
Close coupled WC, twin wash hand basins set in vanity surface with cupboards beneath. Fitted triple mirrored door bathroom cabinet, wall-mounted mirror with light and shaver point. Tiled shower recess with Triton mixer unit and glazed door, radiator/heated towel rail. Walls tiled to half height.

Bedroom 2 3.35m x 3.10m (11' x 10'2")
(excluding wardrobes). Radiator, matching fitted wardrobes.

Bedroom 3 4.14m x 2.92m (13'7" x 9'7")
(incuding wardrobes). Radiator, matching fitted wardrobes.

Bedroom 4 3.96m x 2.95m (13' x 9'8")
(including wardrobes). Radiator, matching fitted wardrobes.

Bedroom 5, also used as Office/Craft Room 3.94m x 2.44m (12'11" x 8'0")
Radiator, recessed wardrobe.

Family Bathroom
Close coupled WC, pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap, wall-mounted mirror with light and shaver point, panelled bath with mixer tap, fully tiled shower recess with Triton mixer unit and glazed door, radiator/heated towel rail, walls tiled to half height.

Outside
As previously described.

Services
All mains services are connected to the property.

Local Authority
Chichester District Council, East Pallant House, ChichesterTel: 01243 785166 Council Tax Band: G