Guide price £800,000
A charming attached National Trust leasehold property located in the heart of the hugely sought after downland village in an elevated position with views towards the south coast. The Listed Grade II house, full of history is believed to date originally from the 15th century and was extended in the early 1700's. The well-proportioned accommodation, although dated, offers scope for modernization. The house comprises entrance hall with stairs to first floor, pedestrian door to the rear garden and door to cellar. There is a wonderful drawing room with fireplace with wood burner and patio doors onto the conservatory which requires renovation. A further door from the hallway leads into another reception room with a fireplace and wood burner and access onto a raised terrace. This room leads through to the double aspect dining room with French doors leading onto a raised seating area overlooking the courtyard. A small back staircase leads to the first floor. The kitchen enjoys a pleasant outlook over the rear garden and comprises a range of wall and base units, worktops, inset sink and drainer, space and plumbing for washing machine, dishwasher, gas hob and double electric oven. A doorway leads through to a rear lobby with gas boiler and separate shower/cloak room. On the first floor there is a generous landing with access to three double bedrooms all of which enjoy wonderful views over the rear garden and two separate bathrooms. A further staircase leads to the second floor which comprises three further bedrooms, with stunning views towards to the south coast. The property displays a blue plaque with reference to Hilaire Belloc, the French-born English writer (1870 - 1953) a noted poet, historian, essayist, and novelist. In 1903, Bleak House became the first Sussex family home of Hilaire Belloc, who not only grew up in Slindon but regarded Sussex as his spiritual home. The northern faade of the building is situated adjacent to Top Road with a short path leading to the front door. The vehicle entrance to the east of the house provides access to a large courtyard with ample parking and detached garaging with separate workshop/store. A particular feature of this property are the beautiful south facing gardens including a rear raised terrace with steps down to the lawn, beautiful mature flower and shrub borders with a selection of specimen trees offering privacy and seclusion. There are two large separate lawn areas with the boundaries being defined by mature and well established hedging and a wooded area. There is a small brick built potting shed. The total plot measures approximately 2/3 of an acre. Agents Note: under the Consumer Protection Regulations we need to advise potential purchasers that knotweed is present in the rear garden at this property which is the responsibility of the leaseholder. Please contact us for further information. The village of Slindon is predominantly owned by the National Trust which has preserved much of its character and charm. Located between Chichester and Arundel, Slindon is in close proximity to Forestry Commission woodland and many other attractive country walks and bridle paths across the South Downs National Park. There are two parish churches and the National Trust has provided the Old Forge as the site for a village store and coffee shop, which is run through a 'not-for-profit' company owned by many of the residents. This is a vibrant village community with a cricket club and a village hall which hosts many of community events including cinema and amateur dramatics. To find out more, visit the village website "Welcome to Slindon" www.slindon.com or simply enter "Slindon" into Google. The nearby village of Barnham and town of Arundel provide a good selection of local shops, whilst Chichester and Brighton are within easy travelling distance by car, each with comprehensive shopping facilities. There is a wide choice of sporting and recreational activities in the surrounding area, including horse racing at both Goodwood and Fontwell Park, polo at Cowdray Park, numerous golf courses, sailing in Chichester Harbour and The Solent and walking, cycling and riding in the rich countryside of the South Downs National Park.
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