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Guide price £795,000
Situated among the rolling hills of the South Downs National Park in the village of Singleton, close to the renowned Goodwood Estate, this attractive period cottage offers a wealth of charm and character and to the rear has a good size mature garden. Ground Floor: Entrance Vestibule, Inner Hall, Sitting Room, Dining Room, Kitchen / Breakfast Room, Bedroom 4 (en suite), Cloakroom, 1 further cloakroom / Utility Room, Fast and efficient broadband First Floor: 3 Bedrooms, Family bathroom Outside: Driveway with front garden and parking, Patio area, Garden laid to lawn, Vegetable Patch, Garden Store, Sunroom / Outdoor office The Property 1 Rose Cottage is a most appealing and unusually light and spacious, Georgian cottage situated in the heart of the much sought-after village of Singleton. The Listed Grade II property is complimented by a charming and mature garden to the rear. The present owner has upgraded the property adding a fitted kitchen, recessed ceiling lighting, oak flooring, woodburning stove, wooden shutters and new patio area. The property offers a boutique B&B service at present with clients having access to a well-appointed suite without impinging on the privacy of the owner. Ground Floor: A tiled and spacious entrance hall leads directly through to the B&B/guest suite. The double aspect bedroom is fully carpeted, with fitted cupboards, TV point and space for a small refrigerator. The en-suite offers power shower, bath, wash hand basin and WC. There is also a separate WC off the hallway. The inner hallway leading to the drawing room has a York stone fireplace, oak flooring and fitted bookcase. The large double aspect drawing room has oak flooring, log burner, shuttered windows and shuttered French doors opening unto a charming patio area - which in turn leads directly into the garden. The dining room also opens onto the patio - ideal for al fresco dining. From the dining room you enter the kitchen with wooden floor, recessed skylight, generous range of wall and floor units, American refrigerator/freezer, AEG oven and Induction hob. There is a separate utility area which houses another WC, space for washing machine and dryer, sink and storage area. First Floor: Upstairs there are three good sized bedrooms - one presently converted to form an office/sewing room with fitted storage, bookcase and desk unit. This room could easily be converted back to a fourth bedroom if required. There are fitted cupboards in both of the remaining bedrooms, fitted carpets throughout the upper floor and wooden shutters on all windows. The family bathroom is fitted with bath, power shower, WC and cupboards. It is of note that the outlook from all upper windows is particularly appealing with AOB countryside to the rear and the pretty period village to the fore. Outside The generous and secluded garden to the rear of the property has an unusual range of decorative trees, well stocked rose beds and a glorious old English apple tree in the centre of the lawn. The vegetable area occupies a sunny corner near the water supply and large garden shed. A glazed sun room provides outdoor office/storage space and there is a further smaller shed near the kitchen. The patio area is accessed through a small picket fence encircled by a long established grapevine and magnolia plant. There is off road parking to the front of the property which is partially shaded in the warmer months by climbing roses, mature wisteria and an ancient cherry tree. The Location The property is located centrally within the pretty downland village of Singleton some 7 miles to the north of the Cathedral City of Chichester. The villages location within the foothills of the South Downs National Park offers ease of access to a wealth of footpaths, bridleways and the renowned South Downs Way. The village has a vibrant community which centres around the village hall, public house and Grade I listed parish church located to the south of the village centre. The latter has origins dating back to Saxon times and is steeped in history. Further history and education can be found at the Weald and Downland Museum which lies on the outskirts of the village and the stunning West Dean Estate which is a mile further on. The Cathedral city of Chichester provides more extensive shopping and leisure facilities. The A3 London to Portsmouth road can be accessed at Petersfield providing access through the Hindhead tunnel to Guildford, London, Heathrow, Gatwick and the M25. There is a fine selection of schools in the area including Conifers in Easebourne, Bedales and Churchers College in Petersfield, Seaford College near Petworth, Westbourne House, Oakwood and Prebendal in Chichester. Sporting and Country Pursuits Events and sporting activities in the area include the Goodwood Festival of Speed and Revival events for motoring enthusiasts, horseracing at Goodwood and Fontwell racecourses, polo at Cowdray Park, golf at nearby Goodwood, Cowdray and Pulborough and bathing off the beaches at the Witterings. Chichester Harbour has a multitude of moorings (subject to availability) and there are nearby berthing and lifting facilities in both Birdham Pool and Chichester Marina. Other local attractions include: The Weald and Downland Open Air Museum, West Dean Gardens, Goodwood House, Stansted Park and Petworth House. Distances Goodwood Racecourse 2 miles Haslemere 14 miles (London Waterloo 54 minutes) Chichester 7 miles Midhurst 6 miles Southampton Airport 39 miles Gatwick Airport 45 miles Central London 61 miles A video tour of the property is available on request
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Guide price £749,500