Guide price £2,500,000
An attractive brick and stone period farmhouse, skilfully adapted and extended to provide a family home which combines a traditional charm with the light and space of modern architecture and design. The heart of the house is the impressive kitchen/family room of over 40' in length which opens onto a vaulted sitting/dining area with glazed gable end, exposed beams and three sets of glazed doors opening onto the garden. The bedroom accommodation is highly adaptable, including a self-contained principal suite which can either be accessed from the first floor landing or a second staircase from the ground floor. The original parts of the house retain much of their early character with stone flagged floors, open fireplaces and sash windows. Elsewhere much use is made of exposed oak frames and beams, together with large windows and glass panelling to create a welcoming atmosphere of informality, light and space. Outside, the surrounding gardens are in all approximately an acre. Converted stables create a cottage-style annexe to the south east of the house, with its' own studio/sitting room, kitchenette, bedroom and bathroom. A heated swimming pool is fenced for safety and surrounded by a stone terrace. Here an open fireplace has been provided to create an attractive focal point for a summers' evening entertaining, together with the pool house providing a sitting room with woodburning stove, kitchenette and cloak/shower room. The gardens are mainly laid to lawn with mature flower and shrub borders and a selection of mature trees. There is a flood lit hard tennis court. The property is accessed via an electronically operated gate which leads to ample off road parking for several vehicles. There is an open fronted former cart barn which provides useful storage, an open fronted car port, a double garage and bin store.
Reception Hall 6.10m x 3.66m (20'0" x 12'0") Stone flagged floor, fireplace with mantelpiece, radiator, sash window with plantation shutters, folding casement door to
Music Room 4.57m x 3.66m (15' x 12'0") Fireplace with mantelpiece and tiled hearth, fitted oak cabinet to one side, radiator, wall mounted shelving.
Garden Room 7.00m x 4.14m (23' x 13'7") Facing north, east and south with flagged floor, fitted oak bookcases/display shelves, aluminium bi-fold doors opening onto the garden.
Study 4.47m x 3.73m (14'8" x 12'3") Radiator, glazed doors to terrace and garden, wall mounted shelves, partial underfloor heating.
Kitchen/Family Room 13.10m x 7.14m (43' x 23'5") (24'2 x 24'3 + 18'2 x 12'3) Having a comprehensive range of matching cupboards and drawers, quartz worksurfaces, 1 1/2 bowl stainless steel sink with mixer tap, fully integrated dishwasher, island unit with stainless steel bowl sink with mixer tap, concealed waste bin drawer, quartz work surface, further cupboards and drawers. Glass splash back recess for gas range style cooker and concealed lighting, recesses to either side with quartz work surfaces and wooden cupboards beneath. Glazed display cabinets, space and plumbing for American style refrigerator, walk-in larder with automatic lighting.
Sitting/Dining Area 5.54m x 3.73m (18'2" x 12'3") Oak floor, vaulted ceiling with skylights, 3 sets of glazed double doors opening onto the garden. Double doors on parliament hinges opening onto
Family Room 7.11m x 4.34m (23'4" x 14'3") Open fireplace with brick hearth and oak mantel-shelf, log recesses to either side, oak framed double doors to garden.
Utility Room 4.37m x 3.40m (14'4" x 11'2") An extensive range of fitted cupboards, 2 concealed Vailant boilers, switchgear for underfloor heating, concealed recess and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer. Glazed door to driveway, secondary staircase rising to Principal Suite and First Floor. Tiled floor.
Cloakroom Close coupled WC, wash hand basin with cupboard beneath, wall mounted mirror above with wall light, exposed brickwork and panelling.
- Main stairs rising to:
First Floor Landing Radiator, vaulted ceiling with suspended spotlights, high level storage, doors to deck balcony with views over nearby farmland to the north.
Principal Bedroom Suite Approached by way of secondary staircase or from First Floor Landing.
Bedroom 1 7.42m x 5.92m (24'4" x 19'5") (19'5 x 14'2 + 9'4 x 5'10) Glazed double doors opening onto a north facing balcony with views over neighbouring farmland to the South Downs. Matching wardrobes, vaulted ceiling, glazed gable end, 3 radiators, TV and telephone points. Air conditioning unit.
Bathroom En Suite Close coupled WC, concealed cistern, wash hand basin in quartz vanity surface with cupboards beneath, mirrored cabinets with lighting, roll top bath, large walk-in shower with deluge style mixer unit, radiator, vertical radiator/towel rail.
Dressing Room/Bedroom 6 4.04m x 3.30m (13'3" x 10'10") Two radiators, fitted wardrobes and matching cupboards.
Guest Suite 3.96m x 3.78m (13' x 12'5") Feature exposed brick chimney breast, 3 radiators, vaulted ceiling, two built in wardrobes, TV point, plantation shuttered doors opening onto deck balcony looking east over neighbouring farmland. Walk-in cupboard space.
Bathroom En Suite Close coupled WC, wash hand basin, cupboard beneath, bath with tiled surround, mixer tap/shower attachment, large walk-in shower cabinet with deluge style shower mixer unit, radiator/heated towel rail, vinyl floor, return door to landing.
Bedroom 3 3.80m x 3.50m (12'6" x 11'6") Radiator, fitted wardrobes and shelving.
Bedroom 4 3.89m x 3.30m (12'9" x 10'10") Radiator, fitted wardrobe.
Bedroom 5 3.73m x 2.57m (12'3" x 8'5") Radiator, telephone point, large window overlooking farmland.
Shower Room Close coupled WC, wash hand basin, tiled surround, mirrored cabinet with lighting, shower cabinet with deluge style mixer.
OUTSIDE A power operated sliding gate opens onto a stone shingle courtyard and parking area to the south of the house with a double car port and electrically operated double garage. Double gates lead beyond this to the garden.
Brick and Flint Open Fronted Cart Store 6.30m x 6.10m (20'8" x 20'0") Providing useful covered storage space/parking.
Cottage Style Annexe converted from former stables and providing
Sitting Room/Office 3.96m x 3.89m (13' x 12'9") Vaulted ceiling with exposed trusses, skylights, cupboard concealing circuit breakers, TV point, telephone point. Secondary double glazed and sound proofed. Underfloor heating. Air conditioning.
Kitchenette 2.41m x 1.20m (7'11" x 3'11") Tiled floor, floor mounted cupboards and drawers, roll top worksurface with tiled surround, stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer tap.
Bedroom 4.04m x 2.95m (13'3" x 9'8") Wall mounted heater, TV point and skylight.
Shower Room Close coupled WC, pedestal wash hand basin, tiled surround, large walk-in shower cabinet, plumbing for washing machine, tiled floor, vertical radiator/heated towel rail.
Gardens and Grounds The well established gardens are partially walled. A brick and stone set terrace lies immediately adjacent to the house and is approached by way of doors from both the study and the kitchen/family room. Areas of lawn to the north and east are enclosed by well stocked borders, planted with an appealing mixture of traditional perennials and architectural plants. A pergola arch leads through from the lawn to the north of the house to the Tennis Court and sunken trampoline.
Heated Swimming Pool Enclosed by fencing for safety, the pool has a stone paved surround and terracing for outdoor entertaining, complete with a fireplace and adjacent
Pool House 4.34m x 3.30m (14'3" x 10'10") Equipped with a wood burning stove, tiled floor and kitchenette.
Changing/Shower Room Close coupled WC, inset wash hand basin in tiled surround with cupboard beneath, walk-in shower mixer unit, tiled floor.
- To the north of the pool lies the
Hard Tennis Court 32.00m x 15.24m (105' x 50'0")
Services Mains water and electricity. Gas fired central heating by way of a combination of radiators and underfloor heating. Private drainage.
Local Authority Chichester District Council, East Pallant House, Chichester. Tel. No. 01243 785166
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