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Woodmancote, Emsworth, West Sussex, PO10


Under offer

5 Beds 2 Baths 4 Receptions

REF: CHI200201


  • A handsome 18th Century period house
  • Self-contained annexe
  • South facing gardens of just over an acre
  • Drawing Room Dining Room Sitting Room
  • Stephen Anthony Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Utility Room Cloak/Shower Room
  • 5 Bedroom En suite Bathroom Family Bathroom
  • Detached Double Garage Courtyard Style Approach with Ample Casual Parking


The Property This 18th Century house was Listed Grade II in 1986 and has a handsome brick and flint facade and central covered entrance porch. A remote controlled five bar gate opens onto a courtyard style approach immediately to the north of the house. The flagged entrance hall is over 18 ft in length and leads to three south facing reception rooms including a panelled sitting room, dining room with doors onto the garden and welcoming snug with open fireplace having an attractive marble mantelpiece and further double doors opening onto the garden. To the east of the reception hall a tongue and groove panelled breakfast room with stone flagged floor leads to a secondary hallway with Egyptian limestone floor. This provides access to a well-appointed Stephen Anthony kitchen with granite worksurfaces, limestone flagged floor and integrated appliances including a range style cooker set in an attractive panelled chimney breast recess with mantelpiece. A cloak/shower room lies nearby and further down the hallway is a useful utility/boot room which keeps the white goods away from the main living areas and is also fitted by Stephen Anthony with extensive storage. The bedroom accommodation is arranged over two floors. The principal bedroom suite is reached by way of the south landing with three further bedrooms on the first floor and fifth bedroom on the second floor adjacent to a spacious family bathroom with attractive period style suite including roll top bath. Outside The courtyard approach to the house provides ample casual parking with a recently built detached double garage having roof storage area above. The former stable block to the north has been converted to create a most attractive annexe with sitting room, dining room, kitchen, two bedrooms, bathroom and its own self-contained garden. This provides ideal accommodation for extended family members. The mature gardens lie principally to the south and east of the house. Doors from the dining room, sitting room and utility room open onto the garden which is enclosed to its southern boundary by well-established laurel hedging. A stone flagged and additional brick set terrace provide sheltered sitting areas with attractive brick and flint walls bordering the brick terrace and running alongside a colourful flower walk with deep borders either side stocked with roses, traditional flowering perennials and herbs. Large areas of lawn provide plenty of space for childrens' play areas and there are many handsome mature trees including walnut, willow, blue cedar and tulip tree. To the east a high hornbeam hedge screens a productive kitchen garden with raised borders and two greenhouses. Location The hamlet of Woodmancote lies between Chichester and Emsworth in rural, lightly wooded surroundings. Woodmancote itself has a popular local village pub and is within easy reach of the A27 and the surrounding villages of Southbourne, Westbourne and West Ashling. The cathedral city of Chichester lies some 7 miles to the east and offers an excellent range of shops, cafes and restaurants within its pedestrianised centre. To the west the pretty market town of Emsworth is some 3.5 miles away lying on the northern reaches of Chichester Harbour. This vibrant town also has a good selection of local shops, restaurants and two sailing clubs. Both Chichester and Emsworth have mainline stations providing services to London Victoria in about 1 hour 45 minutes and London Waterloo in about 1 hour and 25 minutes respectively. This area of the south coast and particularly Chichester Harbour provides some of the most popular sailing facilities in the country within easy reach of London. Whilst to the north, the South Downs National Park is criss-crossed with miles of footpaths and bridle paths ideal for horse riding, mountain biking and walking. There are numerous golf courses in the area and to the north east Goodwood is famous for its horse racing, annual Festival of Speed and the Revival at its historic motor circuit. The beaches of the Witterings are popular with many families and offer a variety of attractions for beach sports including windsurfing, landboarding and kitesurfing.

Flagged Reception Hall 5.70m x 3.53m (18'8" x 11'7") Flagged floor, radiator, 4 wall light points, recessed cupboard.

Drawing Room 6.63m x 3.76m (21'9" x 12'4") Panelled walls, fireplace with mantelpiece, recesses to either side, one with fitted shelving. Stripped pine floor, radiator, 3 wall light points, corner cupboard housing circuit breakers.

Dining Room 4.37m x 3.70m (14'4" x 12'2") Oak floor, fireplace with mantelshelf, radiator, glazed double doors to terrace and garden.

Staircase Hall Radiator, stairs rising to first floor.

Sitting Room 4.47m x 4.27m (14'8" x 14'0") Fireplace with coal effect gas fire, marble mantelpiece, radiator, panelling to dado height, two wall light points, double casement doors to terrace.

Breakfast Room 4.10m x 3.00m (13'5" x 9'10") Stone flagged floor, sealed fireplace with mantelshelf and cupboards to either side, tongue and groove panelling.

Kitchen/Garden Hall Egyptian limestone floor, fitted coats cupboard with low and high level storage, partially glazed door to driveway and approach.

Cloaks/Shower Room Close coupled WC, wash hand basin in vanity surface with cupboard beneath, shower cabinet with deluge style mixer and hand held spray, radiator/heated towel rail, tiled floor.

Stephen Anthony Fitted Kitchen/Breakfast Room 4.52m x 3.84m (14'10" x 12'7") Limestone floor, an excellent range of matching painted cupboards and drawers, Carrara stone worksurfaces and returns, low level worksurface lighting, low level panel heaters, 1 1/2 bowl Franke sink with stone drainer, mixer tap and hand held spray, fully integrated dishwasher, Rangemaster range style cooker with 5 burner gas hob, double fan assisted oven/grill set in chimney breast recess with mantelpiece and cooker hood, eye level microwave, glazed display cabinets, double larder cupboard with integral lighting, vegetable drawers, shelving and spice racks, recess for fridge/freezer, central island unit with polished stone worksurface and breakfast bar, low level storage and power points.

Utility Room 3.18m x 3.00m (10'5" x 9'10") Matching cupboards and storage by Stephen Anthony including full height shelved cupboards with high level storage above, wood block floor, double casement doors to garden, butler sink set in hardwood worksurface and drainer, recess and plumbing for washing machine, recess for tumble dryer, cupboard concealing Worcester gas fired boiler.

First Floor South landing, stairs rising to second floor.

Bedroom 4.45m x 3.66m (14'7" x 12'0") Radiator, recessed wardrobe, fireplace with cast iron grate, fixture rail.

Bathroom En-Suite 4.20m x 2.44m (13'9" x 8'0") Close coupled WC, pedestal wash hand basin, panelled bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, tiled surround, shaver point, radiator, recessed eaves cupboard housing foam insulated hot water cylinder.

Bedroom 2 4.45m x 3.30m (14'7" x 10'10") Two recessed wardrobes, radiator.

North Landing Back stairs to second floor, exposed timber frame.

Bedroom 3 4.17m x 2.97m (13'8" x 9'9") Radiator, fitted wardrobe and shelved cupboard.

Bedroom 4 3.76m x 3.58m (12'4" x 11'9") Radiator.

- Turned staircase to second floor landing.

Bedroom 5 3.90m x 2.90m (12'10" x 9'6") Radiator, access to back staircase, two wall light points, stripped pine floor.

Large Family Bathroom 4.52m x 2.84m (14'10" x 9'4") High level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, roll top bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, shaver point, radiator.

Stable Annexe

Entrance Hall Tiled floor, fitted shelving, low level meter cupboard.

Cloakroom Close coupled WC, wall mounted wash hand basin, radiator, tiled floor.

Sitting/Dining Room 7.14m x 4.32m (23'5" x 14'2") With folding glazed doors divide sitting and eating areas. Wood burning stove, 5 wall light points, two radiators, strip pine floor.

Kitchen 3.15m x 2.54m (10'4" x 8'4") Matching pine fronted cupboards and drawers, fitted hardwood worksurfaces, 1 1/2 bowl stainless steel sink and drainer, recess and plumbing for dishwasher, recess and plumbing for washing machine, 4 burner gas hob, oven/grill beneath, fully integrated fridge/freezer, cupboard concealing Worcester gas fired boiler.

- Stairs rising to

First Floor Landing Radiator.

Bedroom 1 3.53m x 3.43m (11'7" x 11'3") Twin fitted wardrobes either side of window seat. Two wall light points.

Bedroom 2 4.22m x 3.20m (13'10" x 10'6") Radiator, wall light point.

Bathroom Close coupled WC, pedestal wash hand basin, panelled bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, tiled surrounds, shower cabinet, vertical radiator/heated towel rail, tiled floor.

Outside Power operated five bar gate opens onto a courtyard style approach and parking area to the north of the house, detached double garage. Gardens as previously described.