Guide price £1,550,000
In the midst of the rich countryside of the South Downs National Park, yet within convenient travelling distance of Chichester, the south coast and rail links to London. A beautifully appointed brick & flint period house, Listed Grade II with self-contained annexe surrounded by well-established gardens. This beautifully appointed 19th Century former farmhouse has enormous character with original brick and flint work and Victorian lattice windows with brick string course decoration. The stylish interior has been beautifully refurbished and services upgraded to include a brand new heating system and category 6 cabling for internet and sky connections. The spacious hallway runs the length of the house with double casement doors opening onto the garden with far reaching views over neighbouring farmland. The dual aspect sitting room retains its pretty lattice windows and an open fireplace fitted with wood burning stove, fitted shelving and storage arranged either side. The dining/family room of over 17 ft in length lies on the western side of the house with oak floor and double casement doors opening onto the courtyard and approach. The kitchen/breakfast room lies opposite with underfloor heating, an excellent range of matching coloured units and hardwood worksurfaces with lighting and breakfast bar. Integrated appliances include dishwasher, low level wine cooler and a tiled chimney breast recess with lighting houses a sleek Rangemaster cooker with five plate induction hob, two fan assisted ovens and grill. There is also a large recess and plumbing for an American style fridge freezer and breakfast area with views over the garden. A well appointed cloakroom includes concealed storage and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer. On the first floor a spacious principal bedroom looks east towards Walderton Down and has a well appointed wet room en-suite with underfloor heating, open sided shower and Lefroy Brooks suite. Three further bedrooms, all with lovely rural views, are served by a family bathroom also with Lefroy Brooks suite and underfloor heating. Beyond the courtyard and approach lies a brick and flint former stable building now converted into a beautifully presented self-contained annexe. The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a stylish range of matching units with copper fittings and white polished stone worksurfaces. Integrated appliances include low level fridge, slimline dishwasher, four plate induction hob with cooker hood above and fan assisted oven with grill. Both the sitting room and bedroom enjoy impressive views across the valley over fields to woodland beyond. A large roof space above is fully boarded and houses an unvented hot water cylinder. Outside A discreet entrance with five-bar gate opens onto a gravel parking and turning area with an attractive oak framed Sussex barn style garage immediately to the right of the entrance, providing secure parking and storage. Lawned gardens lie immediately to the east of the cottage with hedged boundaries and flower beds planted with flowering shrubs and climbing roses. A side gate leads to a further area of partially walled garden providing a sheltered sitting area with stunning views over fields and woodland. The small village of Walderton is situated some 8 miles north west of Chichester, surrounded by the countryside of the South Downs National Park but within travelling distance of the coast, Portsmouth and Petersfield. Local facilities include pubs in both Walderton and neighbouring Stoughton, together with its Parish church. Funtington, some 2 miles to the south, provides a farm shop whilst nearby Adsdean provides a very popular organic butchers. Nearby Rowlands Castle. some 5 miles away, has a mainline station providing a regular service to London Waterloo. Cultural activities are well catered for including the internationally known Festival Theatre and Pallant House Gallery in the cathedral city of Chichester. Sporting and recreational activities are numerous with the immediate countryside providing many opportunities for walking, riding and mountain biking. Chichester Harbour and the surrounding waters of The Solent are extremely popular with sailors and the area has a number of sailing clubs, most notably at Bosham, Itchenor and Emsworth. Goodwood with its renowned racecourse also provides a country club and golf course. The Estate is also well known for its annual Festival of Speed and the September Revival meeting at its historic motor circuit. The beaches at both East and West Wittering provide opportunities for bathing, windsurfing, boarding and kite surfing. Communications are good with the A27 providing vehicle access to Brighton, Worthing, Chichester and Portsmouth. Rail services to London can be found at Chichester and Petersfield, providing services to Victoria and Waterloo respectively.
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