Guide price £1,375,000
The major portion of an exceptional country house built in a contemporary style and enjoying a highly convenient location, set in partially walled gardens and grounds of approximately 1.79 acres. The interior has been designed to provide impressive light and space with accommodation of some 6,840 square feet. The visitor cannot help but be impressed by the covered cloistered approach, with its central water feature and double doors opening onto a magnificent reception hall of some 37' in length, designed to provide an ideal area for entertaining. To the south lie three good reception rooms including a spacious south facing sitting room, adjacent dining room and panelled library/snug. The kitchen/breakfast room is well appointed with double doors onto the garden. The bedroom accommodation is highly adaptable, providing principal and family suites to the eastern wing of the ground floor, each with dressing room and bathroom. The first floor accommodation currently provides two further spacious bedroom suites with room in the large roof space for the creation of a fifth bedroom suite if required (planning consent has been granted). AGENTS NOTE The self-contained flats whose position is marked on the floorplans are available by separate negotiation. For further information please contact our office. Walberton House has a discreet approach by way of a pillared entrance leading to large remote controlled Georgian style wrought iron gates, opening onto a walled courtyard with parking and turning space to the north of the house. From the driveway the main entrance to the house is approached by way of a cloistered walk, set around a decorative open courtyard. The immediate gardens are walled, with a number of sun traps and sheltered sitting areas approached by way of doors from the Sitting Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room and Principal Bedroom. The walls are planted with ornamental climbers, roses and trained fruit trees. A number of well stocked borders and shrubberies create attractive focal points. The swimming pool lies to the south of the cloister walk and measures 40' x 20', surrounded by a paved terrace and sitting areas sheltered to the north and east by the cloistered walk and the house itself, where the walls are planted with wisteria, roses and clematis. To the south, lawns lead out into the park-like garden planted with impressive mature specimen trees and well stocked borders. In all 1.79 acres. The property is located in the heart of the village of Walberton, screened by high brick walls, close to the ancient parish church, local shops and primary school. There is a doctors' surgery in the village which is open on a part-time basis and main surgeries in Arundel and Barnham. The nearby village of Barnham, which is some 1.5 miles away, also provides a mainline station with a regular service to London Victoria in about 1 hour 25 minutes. More comprehensive facilities are available at either nearby Arundel or Chichester. The surrounding area provides a varied choice of arts and recreational activities. The nearby Avisford Hilton provides a sports club with indoor swimming pool and golf course. Further to the north, Goodwood which is internationally known for its horse racing, also has a country club with further golf courses. Goodwood itself also plays host to the annual Festival of Speed and the Revival of its historic motor circuit, whilst also providing a small private airfield. The West Sussex coast has a number of beaches and windsurfing, bathing and kayaking are enjoyed from a number of them. West Wittering has also become a centre for landboarding and kitesurfing. The waters of Chichester Harbour and The Solent provide some of the best sailing facilities within convenient travelling distance of London, and there are a number of sailing clubs, most notably at Bosham, Itchenor and Chichester Marina. The rich and varied countryside of the South Downs lies to the north and has been recently designated a National Park, crisscrossed with a number of footpaths and bridlepaths, with many opportunities for walking, riding and mountain biking. Communications are good with the A27 providing easy vehicle access to Portsmouth, Worthing, and Brighton. There are a choice of road links to London and nearby Arundel station provides a rail service to Gatwick airport.
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