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Coates Lane, Fittleworth, Petworth, RH20

Guide price £1,875,000


6 Beds 3 Baths 4 Receptions

REF: MID080019


  • 4 Reception rooms
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Studio
  • Workshop/store
  • Garage
  • Summer house
  • Gardens
  • In all about 2.6 acres


A substantial Grade II Listed family house with superb ancillary accommodation in beautiful gardens, situated in picturesque countryside close to Petworth Ground Floor: Entrance hall, Kitchen/breakfast room, Dining room, Drawing room, Sitting room, Study, Utility room, Cloakroom First Floor: Master bedroom with bathroom en suite, 3 further double bedrooms, Bedroom 5 with mezzanine storage, Family bathroom, Family shower room Second Floor: Bedroom 6 Outside: Vaulted studio with shower room, Open fronted garage with studio above, Garden room, Workshop/store (former open fronted garage), Summer house, Tractor store, Bike store, Boiler room, Oil store, Gardens and woodland, In all approximately 2.6 acres (1.05 hectares) The Property Dating from the late 15th Century, Old House originated as a Sussex Hall House. It was extended in the Victorian era and again in the 1950s. A substantial Listed Grade II family house which has been updated by the current owners to suit modern day living. The main house has been re-roofed and insulated, windows replaced and plumbing and electrics modernised. Approached over a York stone pathway under a vine, hydrangea and rose covered pergola, Old House is built of brick and stone with part tile hung elevations beneath a hand-made clay tiled roof and is set within attractive gardens offering great privacy. The ground floor offers light, well-proportioned rooms including a generous kitchen/breakfast room, triple aspect drawing room, substantial dining room and a cosy sitting room. The drawing room features exposed beams, a large open fire place with an old bread oven and French doors leading out onto a west facing York stone terrace which also spans across the southerly aspect of the house. The sitting room is south facing, with French doors opening onto the attractive terrace, and has a wood burning stove. A study, utility room and cloakroom complete the ground floor. On the first floor the large, triple aspect master bedroom enjoys beautiful distant views over neighbouring countryside to the South Downs and benefits from a bathroom en suite with a separate shower and built in storage. There are three further double bedrooms and a fifth bedroom with a mezzanine storage area which are served by a family bathroom and a separate shower room. A staircase from the first floor landing provides access to a sixth bedroom on the second floor and a large storage area. The Garage/Studio Separate from the house in a private setting with its own terrace is the studio which comprises a large studio room with a vaulted ceiling and French doors onto the terrace and a shower room. A door leads to the garden store room which has services for a washing machine. There is an open fronted garage with an attached workshop/store, which used to be a further garage, with external stairs leading to an office/studio and substantial storage space above. Gardens and Grounds Old House is approached through a wooden gate over a gravelled driveway with ample parking for several cars. The attractive gardens surround Old House and extend to approximately 2.6 acres in total. The principle garden is mainly laid to lawn with boxed flower beds featuring a range of plants and flowers. A walled garden to the south of the house features climbing roses which adorn the boundary wall in the summer months. There is also a small orchard with apple and pear trees which is under seeded with beautiful flowers included bluebells and wild orchids. A summer house is well positioned to enjoy the orchard and views of the oldest part of the house. In addition to gardens, there is also an area of woodland to the east and north. The Location Fittleworth is a popular village located within the beautiful South Downs National Park. There is an excellent school, the Swan Inn (an old coaching Inn) as well as an ancient church and pleasant walks along the River Rother. Coates Common is a short walk away and offers extensive, beautiful walks. The towns of Petworth and Pulborough are close by and provide for most everyday needs, whilst Guildford in Surrey and the Cathedral city of Chichester, both with renowned Theatres, are within easy reach and have more extensive shopping and leisure facilities. The A3 provides fast access to London, the motorway network, Gatwick, Heathrow and Southampton airports, whilst the mainline stations at Haslemere and Pulborough provide a fast service to London Waterloo and London Victoria respectively. The surrounding area has much to offer with Polo at Cowdray Park, racing at Goodwood and Fontwell, golf at Cowdray Park, Goodwood, Pulborough and Liphook, motor racing at the Goodwood circuit and sailing out of Chichester Harbour and other centres along the South Coast. There are many footpaths and bridleways in the area for walking and riding. By Road: London 57 miles, Petworth 4 miles, Pulborough 3.5 miles, Chichester 15 miles, Guildford 25.5 miles By Rail: Pulborough to London Victoria from 71 minutes