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Lavant, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18

Guide price £1,895,000

5 Beds 5 Baths 3 Receptions

REF: CHI190007

A contemporary village house of character, providing well-proportioned accommodation in an adaptable layout and ideally located in this popular village within easy reach of Chichester, Goodwood & the South Downs National Park.


  • Contemporary New Village House of Character
  • Within the South Downs National Park
  • Easy reach of Chichester & Goodwood
  • Vaulted Reception Hall Utility Room Cloakroom
  • Magnificent Oak Beamed Vaulted Sitting Room
  • Open Plan Kitchen/Living/Dining Room
  • Study Ground Floor Bedroom with En-Suite Shower Room
  • 4 First Floor Bedrooms all with En-Suites
  • Driveway with Automatic Wooden Gates
  • Oak Framed Open Bay Double Garage Gardens of just over 0.5 of an Acre


Down Haven is a recently built contemporary and individually designed detached property of some 3,500 sq ft set in beautiful mature gardens of just over 0.5 of an acre located in a highly desirable position in the village of Lavant, just 3 miles to the north of Chichester. The property has been meticulously finished and built to a very high specification with the use of natural materials including green oak, dressed stone and cedar feather edge cladding. Down Haven is approached via a long winding driveway with automatic wooden gates which leads to a large resin driveway to the front of the house. The accommodation comprises of a magnificent double height spacious open plan reception hall which leads to a superb vaulted sitting room with exposed oak timbers and trusses providing a wonderful triple aspect view over the mature gardens. The sitting room also has a handsome fireplace fitted with a Morso wood burning stove. Off the reception hall lies a double aspect study as well as a ground floor bedroom with en suite shower room. There is also a separate cloakroom. The ground floor boasts a superb open plan kitchen/dining/living room with glazed sliding patio doors which provide access out onto a large entertaining terrace. The Neptune kitchen is beautifully finished comprising of light granite worksurfaces, double butler sink and comprehensive range of fitted cupboards and drawers as well as a separate island unit with further granite worksurfaces incorporating breakfast bar with a number of cupboards and drawers below, integrated Neff dishwasher and three oven electric Total Control Aga. The kitchen is also fitted with a Fisher and Paykel large American style fridge/freezer and has natural stone flooring throughout. The remainder of the ground floor has Kahrs Oak flooring with underfloor heating in all rooms. Adjacent to the kitchen is the utility room which in turn provides access to the open bay garage. From the vaulted reception hall a bespoke handmade oak and glass staircase rises to a galleried first floor landing off which lies the double aspect master bedroom with Juliet balcony and glazed double doors affording wonderful views over the rear garden. The master bedroom has a beautifully appointed en-suite bathroom and there are three further suites all finished with Villeroy and Boch bathrooms and porcelain tiling. The property has underfloor heating throughout the first floor. The well-established mature gardens are a particular feature of the property and surround the house with two large entertaining terraces. Substantial lawned gardens interspersed with mature flower beds and a number of impressive trees to the west, the property adjoins the light woodland with access to Centurion Way. To the front of the property there is a double open bay garage and a substantial area of parking for several vehicles on a porous resin driveway. Lavant is a popular village just to the north of Chichester close to the Goodwood estate and the South Downs National Park. Locally there is a village pub, traditional village green, primary school and church. More comprehensive facilities are available in Chichester city centre dominated by the 12th Century cathedral and offering a wide range of recreational amenities including the Festival Theatre and Pallant House Gallery. The Westgate Leisure Centre provides further sporting activities and there is also a multiplex cinema. A mainline railway station provides a regular service to London Victoria in about 1 hour 35 minutes whilst the A27 provides good vehicle access to Brighton, Arundel, Havant, Portsmouth and Southampton.

- Solid oak front door with glazed side panels and full height glazed gable end to

Reception Hall 10.08m x 3.50m (33'1" x 11'6") Kahrs oak flooring throughout with underfloor heating, bespoke glass and oak staircase rising to

First Floor Landing Downlighting throughout, concealed cupboard housing underfloor heating manifolds, wall mounted thermostat control. Open plan to

- Open plan to

Vaulted Sitting Room 5.92m x 5.33m (19'5" x 17'6") with oak trusses and beams. Large picture windows and glazed double doors provide views and access out onto a substantial entertaining terrace and mature garden. The sitting room has a handsome stone fireplace fitted with a wood burning stove by Morso.

Study 4.75m x 2.95m (15'7" x 9'8") Double aspect room with downlighting, thermostat control.

Cloakroom Porcelain tiled flooring and part tiled walls, equipped with Villeroy and Boch low level WC and hand basin, thermostat control and extractor fan.

Ground Floor Bedroom 4.78m x 3.33m (15'8" x 10'11") Kahrs oak flooring continues, double aspect room, thermostat control, built-in wardrobe cupboards.

En-Suite Shower Room Walk-in fully tiled double shower cubicle, chrome heated towel rail, downlighting, Villeroy and Boch hand basin and low level WC, extractor fan.

Kitchen/Dining/Living 8.30m x 8.05m (27'3" x 26'5") A superb room with natural stone flooring throughout, double glazed sliding patio doors provide access out onto a large entertaining terrace and the rear gardens. The kitchen, by Neptune, is beautifully appointed and comprises of a comprehensive range of fitted cupboards and drawers with light granite worksurfaces throughout incorporating a double butler sink with Quooker boiling tap and separate mixer tap, integrated Neff dishwasher and Fisher and Paykel American style fridge and freezer with further cupboards surrounding. Total Control three oven Aga with overhead canopy and extractor. Central island unit with further light granite worksurfaces incorporating breakfast bar with cupboards and drawers below. Downlighting throughout.

Utility Room 3.10m x 2.40m (10'2" x 7'10") Stone flooring continues, range of wooden worksurfaces incorporating butler sink with cupboards below. Low cupboard unit housing hot water tank and underfloor heating manifolds. Door to carport.

- From the vaulted reception hall stairs rise to a

Galleried First Floor Mezzanine Landing 3.70m x 3.60m (12'2" x 11'10") Thermostat control and downlighting. Walk-in storage cupboards with underfloor manifolds.

Master Bedroom 5.80m x 5.46m (19'0" x 17'11") Double aspect room with glazed double doors and Juliet balcony providing lovely views over the rear gardens. Downlighting, thermostat control.

En-Suite Bathroom Fully tiled walls and floor with underfloor heating and equipped with Villeroy and Boch low level WC, stand-alone Villeroy and Boch bath with mixer tap and hand shower attachment. Chrome heated towel rail, Neptune hand basin on wooden plinth with storage below, fitted wall cabinet with mirrored front and lighting, tiled shower area with overhead shower and body shower, access to roof space, underfloor heating and downlighting.

Bedroom 2 4.83m x 4.01m (15'10" x 13'2") Double glazed doors with Juliet balcony, downlighting, thermostat control, built-in wardrobe cupboards.

En-Suite Shower Room With tiled flooring throughout and underfloor heating, heated chrome towel rail, Villeroy and Boch low level WC and hand basin with cupboards below, walk-in double shower cubicle with overhead shower and body shower, fitted cabinet with mirrored front, downlighting.

Bedroom 3 4.93m x 3.38m (16'2" x 11'1") Thermostat control, downlighting.

En-Suite Shower Room Part tiled walls and floor and equipped with Villeroy and Boch hand basin and low level WC, chrome heated towel rail, fully tiled double shower cubicle with overhead shower unit and body shower, underfloor heating, downlighting.

Bedroom 4 3.94m x 3.78m (12'11" x 12'5") Access to loft, downlighting, thermostat, views over the rear garden.

En-Suite Shower Room Tiled flooring, part tiled walls and equipped with Villeroy and Boch low level WC and hand basin, chrome heated towel rail, fitted cupboard with mirrored front, Velux window, part vaulted ceiling, walk-in fully tiled shower cubicle with fitted shower unit, downlighting.

Outside The property is approached via a long driveway with remote control wooden gates opening to a substantial porous resin driveway with parking for a number of vehicles. Open two bay oak framed garage of 18'6" x 18'7". The well-established gardens lie principally to the south and west of the property and are sheltered by mature hedging and a number of impressive trees including horse chestnut, silver birch and the neighbouring light woodland of Centurion Way. The gardens also have well established flower beds, two substantial entertaining terraces, one off the sitting room and the other off the kitchen/living/dining room with raised planters and greenhouse. A side gate leads to the public footpath providing access to Centurion Way. Outside security lighting and tap.