Iris Cottage is a quintessential and historic Grade II Listed cottage located in the heart of this desirable downland village. We believe the property may date back to around 1550 and offers accommodation of immense character with a wealth of period features throughout. The open plan sitting/dining room has a magnificent inglenook fireplace with bread ovens, exposed beams and brick flooring. Off the reception lies a small kitchen. There are then two staircases, one of which provides access to a study area and the other to two good size bedrooms, one with a partially vaulted ceiling. Adjacent to the front of the cottage lies an enclosed garden and at the end, by way of access over a neighbouring driveway, a path leads to a wonderful secluded partly walled garden with views towards Singleton church. Iris Cottage would make a perfect weekend retreat or holiday let and is located in an ideal position to take full advantage of the beautiful surrounding countryside and the events at the nearby Goodwood Estate. The village of Singleton lies in the midst of the South Downs National Park surrounded by rich countryside criss-crossed with miles of bridlepaths and footpaths. There is an active village community with a village primary school, parish church, cricket green and village pub. There are also nearby public houses in the villages of West and East Dean and Charlton. Goodwood, with its many facilities, lies within one mile and includes the internationally known racecourse, private members club, hotel, motor circuit and airfield. Other nearby local attractions include the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum and West Dean College. Chichester lies some 6 miles to the south and offers a comprehensive range of shopping facilities arranged partly within its pedestrianised centre. There is a mainline station with regular services to London in approximately 1 hour 35 minutes.
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Open Plan Sitting/Dining Room 6.63m x 3.80m (21'9" x 12'6") Brick flooring throughout, large inglenook fireplace with timber bresummer and original bread ovens, wall light points, electric wall heater, wealth of exposed ceiling timbers, understairs storage cupboard, period style electric radiator.
Kitchen 2.87m x 1.30m (9'5" x 4'3") Equipped with a butler sink with mixer tap, worksurfaces, space for cooker and floor units. Two staircases rise to the first floor, one of which provides access to a
Study Area 2.34m x 1.40m (7'8" x 4'7") Painted floorboards and built-in storage cupboard
- Second staircase leads to two bedrooms.
Bedroom 1 3.90m x 3.02m (12'10" x 9'11") High level storage cupboard as well as built-in wardrobe cupboards, vaulted ceiling, exposed wall timbers, period style electric radiator.
Bedroom 2 3.58m x 2.18m (11'9" x 7'2") Period style electric radiator, exposed timbers, painted floorboards, views over the front garden. (This room is partially open to the study area.)
Bathroom Low level WC, ball and claw, cast iron roll-top bath, electric radiator, hand basin, shaver point, wall light point, exposed wall timbers.
Outside The property is approached via a wrought iron gate leading an area of front garden which is enclosed by mature hedging and also has a gravel terrace area. To the rear of the garden is a wooden gate which provides access across the neighbouring driveway into a secluded predominantly walled area of garden with well stocked beds, a number of fruit trees, greenhouse and two gravel areas. The garden has lovely views towards Singleton church.
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