A most attractive village house of great character, set in landscaped walled gardens at the very heart of the village, close to the local village stores, pub and parish church. The original house is believed to date from the early 19th century but was subsequently rebuilt in the late 19th century. With its pretty casement windows, gable ends and tall chimneys, the house has a slightly Arts & Crafts feel, surrounded by pretty gardens. The house provides good flexible accommodation, being sufficiently adaptable to provide a single family home or two independent units, ideal for those requiring accommodation for extended family or as additional income through Airbnb. Compton village is itself particularly popular, being set at the very heart of the South Downs National Park, and yet readily accessible to either Chichester to the south or Petersfield to the north, both with mainline railway stations providing a regular service to either London Victoria or London Waterloo respectively. The village has a pretty village square with shop and local pub, parish church of St. Marys and the village primary school. The area has been renowned for centuries as being of exceptional beauty, with miles of public footpaths and bridleways across the top of the South Downs.
Panelled front door with shuttered sidelights, fireplace with woodburning stove, radiator, telephone point, stairs rising to First Floor.
Sitting Room 5.80m x 2.95m (19'0" x 9'8") Fireplace with woodburning stove, arched display shelves to either side, south facing window bay with shutters and radiator, 2nd radiator, display cabinet, understairs cupboard.
- Flagstone lobby with doors to terrace and garden.
Cloakroom Close coupled WC, tiled floor, radiator.
Home Office comprising Study and Kitchenette.
Study 4.42m x 3.28m (14'6" x 10'9") Flagstone floor, fireplace with woodburning stove, exposed painted brickwork narrow stable door to
Second Kitchen Tiled floor, painted brick and flint work, matching low level cupboards, stone worksurfaces, stainless steel sink with mixer tap and stone drainer, built-in oven, space for fridge/freezer, vertical radiator, casement door to garden, vaulted ceiling with exposed trusses.
Drawing Room 5.30m x 4.80m (17'5" x 15'9") Bay window, fireplace fitted with woodburning stove, arched display shelves to either side, radiator, exposed ceiling beams, 2 wall light points. TV and telephone points.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room 5.23m x 2.92m (17'2" x 9'7") A good range of matching cupboards and drawers, roll top worksurfaces, tiled splashbacks, stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer tap, waste disposal unit, recess for electric cooker, cooker hood above, space for upright firdge/freezer, radiator, understairs cupboard, back door. Stairs to First Floor.
Dining Room 3.86m x 3.28m (12'8" x 10'9") Sealed fireplace with recessed bookshelves to one side, display cabinet, radiator.
- Stairs from Reception Hall to
South Landing Fitted wardrobe and airing cupboard, radiator.
Bedroom 2 3.50m x 3.28m (11'6" x 10'9") Radiator, decorative fireplace with display recess to one side.
Bedroom 3 2.95m x 2.13m (9'8" x 7') Radiator, decorative fireplace with mantlepiece, shelved recess to one side, fitted wardrobes with shelving and hanging rail.
Bathroom Close coupled WC, pedestal wash hand basin, roll top bath in panelled surround, radiator, Victorian style fittings.
Bedroom 4 3.43m x 3.35m (11'3" x 11') Radiator, 2 fitted wardrobes, folding doors to Bedroom 1.
Dressing Room 3.10m x 1.93m (10'2" x 6'4") Radiator, fitted wardrobe and cupboards, telephone point. Airing cupboard with lagged copper cylinder.
First Floor Stairs rising from Kitchen/Breakfast Room to
Bedroom 1 4.27m x 3.86m (14'0" x 12'8") Decorative fireplace with mantlepiece, radiator, telephone point, wall mounted dressing mirror, door to
En Suite Bathroom White suite comprising close coupled WC, pedestal wash basin with mixer tap, wall mounted mirror with downlighters above, panelled bath with shower screen and shower mixer unit, tiled surrounds, radiator.
- The property has rights of way over a shared driveway (owned by the Church Commissioners) used by two other properties, and leading to a paved casual parking area.
Timber Built Garage 5.49m x 3.05m (18'0" x 10'0") Double doors, rear personal door, fluorescent lighting and power.
Concrete Marley-Style Single Garage 4.80m x 2.44m (15'9" x 8'0") Light.
- The front of the house is set back behind trellis topped brick and flint walls with a neat front garden laid to lawn with paved pathways and box ball lined borders.
- From the parking area, a brick set pathway leads past an area of lawn with a sitting area, this leads onto the main area of garden which is west and south facing. Terraces and pathways lie immediately adjacent to the house. The principal terrace lies to the south west. The terrace is designed on two levels with decorative brick and flint work and from here steps and pathways lead up to an area of lawn bounded by flint and brick walls, pergola looking across the garden and downland views.Oil tank, outside tap and lights.
Outside Utility/Boiler Room 3.12m x 2.67m (10'3" x 8'9") Grant boiler, fitted low level cupboards with stainless steel sink and drainer, roll top worksurfaces, space and plumbing for washing machine, Honeywell programmer.
Gardener's WC with wash basin.
Services Mains electricity, water and drainage. Oil fired central heating.
Local Authority Chichester District Council, East Pallant House, Chichester. Tel. No. 01243 785166 Council Tax Band G
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Guide price £1,400,000