Guide price £4,500,000
The Property Originally built in the 1970's, Prinsted House was formerly a country club and subsequently converted by the present owners into an exceptional harbourside family home. The emphasis has been on creating light and space throughout with large picture windows, vaulted ceilings, skylights and balconies, flooding the interior with natural light. A spacious reception hall with entertaining area and bar opens onto two spacious reception rooms, one over 30 feet in length, both with picture doors opening onto a south east facing terrace looking out over the gardens and grounds. The focus of everyday family living is the kitchen/dining/family room. A comprehensive range of matching cupboards and drawers have polished granite work surfaces, an extensive range of integrated appliances, walk-in larder and four oven Aga style range with two hot plates and warming plate. A vaulted lantern light with skylights ensures plenty of natural light and the adjacent dining area has double doors opening onto a sheltered west facing garden with covered sitting area, terrace and raised planters stocked with herbs. A picture window from the dining area looks through to the heated swimming pool and recreation area with picture windows overlooking the gardens beyond. The indoor pool is some 36 feet long with power operated insulated cover and is very economical to run, being heated by large solar panels and air heat recovery system which dehumidifies the room and pumps the excess heat back into the pool. (The following rooms could be used as a self-contained annexe if required.) The adjacent hallway is lit by two skylights and can be used as a games/ reception room if preferred. This leads to two bedrooms each sharing a shower room en-suite. Beyond these rooms lies an integral double garage and 32 foot long former squash court. Planning consent was previously granted to convert the squash court into two additional bedroom suites and utility room, with party room and kitchenette above, and balcony with far reaching views to Emsworth and Langstone. Although this consent has since expired it is felt that this potential could still be realized, subject to a renewed consent. FIRST FLOOR The entire first floor is well lit and ventilated by Velux windows. The generous bedroom accommodation includes both principal and guest suites. The principal suite has its own entrance hall with 22 foot long bedroom, having picture windows opening onto a generous balcony with stunning panoramic harbour views to the south east. This balcony also serves bedroom 3. The guest suite faces west and has its own dressing room and shower room en-suite. A family bathroom serves bedrooms 3, 4 and 5. The fifth bedroom, with its impressive water views, also makes an ideal home office. OUTSIDE Remote controlled double gates operated from the house, or by way of mobile phone, open onto a gently curving drive which leads to a circular approach and parking area to the north of the house. The park-like gardens and grounds amount to some 7 acres giving the house unrivalled privacy and peace. Doors from main reception rooms and pool/recreation room open onto a walled terrace with neatly clipped hedging and olive trees, looking out over a wide expanse of Croquet lawn, lawns and areas of wild grass. The lawns and kitchen garden are irrigated by an underground bore hole system. An avenue of trees line a walk way which runs the length of the gardens down to the tow path and harbour's edge. To the west a sheltered area of walled garden adjacent to the kitchen/dining/family room has a covered terrace and sitting area with raised planters, making an ideal area for outside entertaining. A secondary entrance on this side of the property provides further vehicle access to additional parking, a seven car plus garage and oak framed bespoke tractor shed. A small area of additional land (approximately a 1/4 acre) on the other side of the lane also belongs to Prinsted House and includes a large boat/storage shed. To the east of the entrance lies a screened area of well designed kitchen garden, with stone shingled pathways leading to a series of productive raised beds and a large greenhouse. This supplies a wide variety of vegetables and soft fruits. Location Prinsted House enjoys a splendid location on the edge of this popular harbourside village, adjacent to Thornham Marina and having far reaching views over the upper reaches of Prinsted Channel. There is a public slipway to the water within a few hundred yards of the property and, in addition to Thornham Marina, the sailing clubs at Emsworth and Bosham are all within convenient travelling distance. Sparks and Northney Marina (5 miles) on Hayling Island is sometimes preferred by those wanting quicker access to the Solent at all tide stages. Prinsted itself is conveniently located within a mile of local shops including a Chemist, Vets and Doctors Surgery available in nearby Southbourne, together with a railway halt which provides services to London Victoria, Portsmouth, Gunwharf Quays, Havant and Chichester. The latter two stations also provide ongoing services to London Waterloo in about 1 hour 20 minutes, or London Victoria in about 1 hour 40 minutes respectively. There are also easy road links to the A3 to London. The town centre of Emsworth provides a good selection of local shops with a number of pubs, bars and restaurants. Emsworth Harbour is ideal for dinghy sailing but also provides deep water yacht moorings. Whilst sailing is perhaps the predominant pastime in the immediate area, sporting and recreational activities elsewhere are numerous. There are several golf courses, the nearest being at Rowlands Castle. Horse racing can be found at both Goodwood and Fontwell Park. The National Trust Reserve at East Head and the award winning blue flag beaches at West Wittering are easily accessible and are perhaps the most picturesque in West Sussex, playing host to many beach sports including land boarding and kite surfing. To the north the rich countryside of the South Downs National Park is criss-crossed with many bridle paths and footpaths, ideal for walking, mountain-biking or riding. Goodwood is an international attraction known for its horseracing, the annual Festival of Speed and Revival of its historic motor circuit. There is also a private airfield for the use of light aircraft.
Local Authority Chichester District Council, East Pallant House, Chichester. Tel 01243 785166.
Council Tax Band H
Services Mains water and electricity, oil fired central heating, private septic tank drainage with overflow into mains drainage system. Large solar panels provide heating for the pool and domestic hot water.
Fixtures and Fittings These are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation.
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