A picturesque conversion of a former brick and flint farm building creating a welcoming home of great character in the South Downs National Park within convenient travelling distance of Emsworth, Chichester and rail links to London. Flint Stones was converted from former farm buildings in the 1970's. Two reception rooms include a 23 ft long sitting room with impressive partially vaulted ceiling and fireplace with wood burning stove on raised stone hearth. A vaulted dining room/snug is currently used as a library with a glazed door opening onto the terrace and garden. The kitchen/dining room has an excellent range of matching units with dishwasher, two low level fridges and stainless steel fronted oven and grill with ceramic hob and cooker hood above with a vaulted dining area and partially glazed door leading to the terrace and a further sheltered sitting area. There are three ground floor bedrooms served by a well-appointed shower room and bathroom. A turned staircase rises to a first floor landing where the 4th bedroom leads through to a further room which is currently used as a home office with attractive views across the South Downs National Park. This could be used as a 5th bedroom if required. In addition to these two rooms there is also a low level opening leading through to a spacious storage room with roof light. NB Planning consent exists for an extension to the ground floor of of over 32sqm creating a conservatory and studio with bi-folding doors onto the garden with a cloaks/shower room. Outside A driveway shared with the adjacent stable and barn conversions leads to a private parking area and a traditional Sussex barn style garage/workshop with open fronted car port. The garage/workshop is provided with power, and powerful overhead lighting as it was previously used as a mechanic's workshop. The adjacent car port provides further covered parking. To the eastern side of the shared driveway a brick and stone archway opens onto a private gravelled parking area and approach next to Flint Stones itself. A brick edge raised planter has a most attractive display of narcissus, tulips and perennials. The garden is partially walled with a south facing wall planted with espalier fruit trees. A wide paved approach leads to a covered porch with lighting. To the south a sheltered sitting area is paved with attractive brick dressings and steps lead up to further brick sets providing an additional area for sitting, barbeques and outside entertaining. Along the southern boundary a brick and flint wall is topped with trellis work and planted with well-established climbers. Deep well-stocked borders to the eastern boundary support a colourful display of evergreen shrubs, heathers, ground cover plants and other perennials. A further recessed sitting area is approached by way of doors from the snug. The lawn is partially edged with brick planters and a well-established display of lavender bushes with three sets of steps leading up to the grass. Location The small hamlet of Aldsworth lies approximately 2.5 miles to the east of Emsworth and 7 miles from Chichester, within the rich and varied countryside of the South Downs National Park. Miles of footpaths and bridlepaths provide many opportunities for walking and horse riding whilst the pretty villages of the South Downs are home to many popular country pubs. The main shopping centres of Chichester, Havant and Gun Wharf Quays at Portsmouth are within convenient travelling distance by car or rail. Emsworth has a very good range of local shopping facilities, restaurants and picturesque walks around the northern reaches of Chichester Harbour. Mainline stations are available at both Emsworth and Havant with regular services either via Chichester to London Victoria or via Havant to London Waterloo. Sailing is perhaps one of the predominant past times in the area with a choice of sailing clubs in both Langstone and Chichester Harbours. There are two sailing clubs in Emsworth itself together with deep water moorings. Sparkes Marina on Hayling is situated further down the harbour and can give quicker access to the waters of the Solent. Golf courses can be found at Rowlands Castle, Goodwood and Walberton, Goodwood also plays host to a full calendar of horse racing at its internationally renowned racecourse together with the Festival of Speed and the September Revival meeting of its historic motor circuit. It also has a private country club with swimming pool, gym and tennis courts.
Covered porch and approach. Casement door to
Entrance Hall Radiator, tiled floor, coats cupboard, full height storage cupboard, deep recessed cupboard.
Sitting Room 7.00m x 6.05m (23' x 19'10") Attractive beams and impressive partially vaulted ceiling. Fireplace with wood burning stove and raised stone hearth. Three radiators, bi-folding doors onto the terrace and garden, deep cupboard concealing oil-fired Worcester boiler.
Dining Room/Snug 3.96m x 3.35m (13' x 11') Sealed unit double glazed door to terrace and garden, radiator, vaulted ceiling.
Kitchen/Dining Room 7.37m x 3.30m (24'2" x 10'10") A good range of matching cupboards and drawers, worksurfaces and returns. Larder drawer, display shelving and cabinets with lighting. Stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer tap, Bosch dishwasher, two low-level fridges, space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer. John Lewis stainless steel fronted oven and grill with ceramic hob and cooker hood above. Vaulted dining area, radiator, partially glazed door to terrace and sitting area.
North Hallway With tiled floor.
Bedroom 1 3.89m x 3.66m (12'9" x 12'0") Radiator, deep walk-in wardrobe with fitted shelving, lighting and hanging rails.
Bedroom 2 3.84m x 2.87m (12'7" x 9'5") Radiator.
Bedroom 3 3.60m x 3.00m (11'10" x 9'10") Radiator.
Bathroom Close coupled WC, pedestal wash hand basin, panelled bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, tiled surrounds, tiled floor, vertical radiator/heated towel rail.
Shower Room Close coupled WC, pedestal wash hand basin, tiled surrounds, tiled floor, fully tiled shower recess with glazed door. Airing cupboard housing foam insulated hot water cylinder with slated shelving.
- Turned staircase rising to
Landing Fitted cupboard with automatic lighting, cupboard concealing water tank, low level door to
Studio/Storage Room 3.48m measured to within 0.97m of floor level x 2.92m With roof light.
Bedroom 4 3.48m x 3.05m (11'5" x 10'0") Roof light.
- Door to
Home Office/Bedroom 3.48m measured to within 0.97m of floor level x 3.66m Sky light, views of the South Downs National Park.
Outside Shared driveway leads to Flintstones, a brick and stone archway opens onto a partially gravelled parking area and approach. A further gravel parking area lies on the opposite side of the shared driveway and leads to Sussex barn style garage/workshop and car port.
Car Port 5.28m x 2.54m (17'4" x 8'4") With skylight.
Garage/Workshop 5.18m x 4.10m (17' x 13'5") Double doors, skylight, ample lighting, 8 power points. Oil storage tank.
Gardens As previously described.
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