An impressive period farmhouse, Listed Grade II, of enormous character in need of updating and refurbishment. The property is set in gardens and grounds of some 1.5 acres including a yard with second vehicle access and two sizeable barns. This handsome former farmhouse dates back in part to 1616, but most of the building is believed to be 18th Century. Behind the four bay stuccoed facade is a well-proportioned interior with large windows allowing plenty of natural light and ceilings of a comfortable height. An entrance hall with cloakroom leads to an impressive vaulted area with galleried landing. This in turn provides access to three reception rooms with fireplaces, large sash windows and exposed timber frame together with beamed ceilings. A generous kitchen/breakfast room of nearly 23 ft in length has access to the garden and leads to a rear hallway with pantry and larder cupboard. On the first floor a galleried landing with further exposed timbers leads to five bedrooms, some with fireplaces, including a principal suite with its own bathroom. A family bathroom serves the remaining four bedrooms. Outside The driveway and vehicle access lies immediately to the north of the house providing access to a generous parking area and approached to the east. A brick and stone double garage has two up-and-over doors and a mower store to the rear. A sheltered brick and flint cobbled terrace lies immediately behind the house and is enclosed by ornamental stone walls and planters stocked with flowering shrubs, perennials and evergreen shrubs. There is also an attractive brick and stone store room providing useful secure storage space. The well-established gardens lie mainly to the east and north of the house, laid mainly to grass for ease of maintenance and planted with a number of well-established trees including oak, yew, magnolia and beech. The boundaries are enclosed by a deep drainage ditch with fir trees and hedging. To the south of the house lies an additional yard with second vehicle access and this is held on a separate title WSX50678. A concrete yard provides hard standing and leads to two sizeable barns. Barn 1 (28'3" x 61') Formerly a milking parlour and brick built under a corrugated roof with central up-and-over door. Barn 2 (59'2" x 25'2") Also brick built but under a slate roof in poor repair, with central opening secured by sliding corrugated doors. A further opening leads to an attached corrugated Atco barn of some 60 ft by 40 ft. It is felt that these buildings have considerable potential subject to the necessary consents. Location Morrells Farm House is situated in rural surroundings, roughly equidistant of both Chichester and Bognor Regis. Both offer good shopping facilities with railway stations providing a regular service to London Victoria. Sporting and recreational activities in the area are numerous with a number of sailing clubs along the South Coast at both Chichester and Littlehampton harbours. Locally there is a good range of shops at Rose Green and a nearby farm shop in Runcton. Chichester provides a comprehensive range of shopping facilities arranged partly within its pedestrianised centre, together with a wide choice of bars and restaurants. The Arts are well catered for with the internationally renowned Festival Theatre, and Pallant House Gallery. Nearby, Goodwood is known for its horse racing, but also has a country club, golf course and plays host to the annual Festival of Speed and the Revival of its historic motor circuit.
2.87m x 2.06m (9'5" x 6'9")
Low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, tiled walls, tiled floor, radiator.
With exposed timber frame and staircase rising to first floor - radiator, hallway with tiled floor.
Drawing Room 4.88m x 4.88m (16'0" x 16'0")
Exposed ceiling beams and timber frame, attractive open fireplace with brick hearth, radiator, sash window with working shutters.
Sitting Room 5.94m x 3.84m (19'6" x 12'7")
Beamed ceiling, exposed timber frame, corner display cabinet, two radiators, handsome fireplace with brick hearth, bookcase to one side.
Dining Room 4.88m x 4.34m (16'0" x 14'3")
Impressive inglenook fireplace with bressumer beam, two radiators, exposed timber frame, sash window with deep reveals.
With tiled floor.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room 6.96m x 3.28m (22'10" x 10'9")
Tiled floor, matching cupboards and drawers, fitted worksurfaces, tiled surrounds, worksurface lighting, double bowl stainless steel sink and double drainer, breakfast bar with cupboards beneath, space for range style cooker, radiator, Worcester gas fired boiler and programmer, telephone point, back door to yard and garden.
Rear Hallway 3.18m x 1.04m (10'5" x 3'5")
With tiled floor, radiator, pantry, recess with plumbing for washing machine, fitted shelving.
Exposed timber frame and gallery, radiator, recessed cupboard with hatch to roof space, eaves cupboard housing foam insulated hot water cylinder with slatted shelving.
Bedroom 1 4.17m x 3.23m (13'8" x 10'7")
Radiator, recessed wardrobes with shelving.
Close coupled WC, bidet, wash hand basin set in vanity surface with cupboards beneath, panelled bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, fully tiled walls, tiled floor, vertical radiator/heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2 4.34m x 3.89m (14'3" x 12'9")
Radiator, fireplace with mantelpiece.
Bedroom 3 4.78m x 4.01m (15'8" x 13'2")
Radiator, fireplace with mantelpiece, recessed cupboard with wall mounted wash hand basin, walk-in wardrobe with hanging rail.
Bedroom 4 3.96m x 3.73m (13' x 12'3")
Two radiators, fireplace with mantelpiece, panelling.
Close coupled WC, pedestal wash hand basin, panelled bath with separate Triton shower mixer unit, shower screen, tiled surrounds, tiled floor, vertical radiator/heated towel rail.
Bedroom 5 3.94m x 2.74m (12'11" x 9')
Radiator, wall-mounted wash hand basin.
As previously described.
Mains water, electricity, gas fired central heating and private drainage.Local Authority: Arun District Council, 1 Maltravers Road, LittlehamptonTel: 01903 737500Council Tax Band: G
Fixtures and Fittings
Are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation.
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Guide price £975,000