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West Pallant, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19

Guide price £3,500,000

7 Beds 6 Baths 5 Receptions

REF: CHI210217

PROPERTY FEATURES

  • Superb Georgian Townhouse
  • Approximately 7,000 sq ft
  • Adaptable Layout with Second Floor Apartment/Guest Wing
  • South Facing Walled Garden
  • Discreet Entrance with Remote Controlled Gates
  • Ample Parking and 2 Garages
  • Refurbished Throughout Retaining Original Features

THE PROPERTY

The Property Pallant Court lies at the very heart of the city, in the elegant Georgian surroundings of the Pallants, a discreet backwater yet within yards of the pedestrianised city centre. This is a rarity, an elegant Georgian townhouse of some 5,339 sq ft plus generous cellars, complete with south facing walled garden, private parking and garaging. The house underwent a roof to cellar programme of restoration some ten years ago. The owners were painstaking in their attention to detail, determined to recreate the original Georgian elegance of the property's first owners, whilst introducing all the modern refinements we need for today's comfortable living. The restoration included recreating over forty metres of different cornices and mouldings by hand and a dozen doors to match the few remaining originals. The entrance portico supported on doric columns opens onto a breath-taking reception hall with black and white chequered tiled floor with underfloor heating, elegant curved bay with cornice and gently rising Georgian staircase with mahogany hand rail leading to a galleried landing above lit by a north facing window. To the left of the entrance lies a 17 ft long dining room with 10 ft high corniced ceiling and an impressive fireplace with carved mantelpiece. A three-quarter height sash window with panel reveals and shutters looks onto West Pallant. To the south of the room an internal disguised lobby provides concealed access to the drawing room, useful when entertaining. This impressive room is south facing with double casement doors opening onto a Juliette balcony looking out over the garden. A handsome fireplace with marble mantelpiece creates an attractive focal point and three arched display recesses are flanked by reeded columns and a decorative archway overhead. The kitchen/breakfast room also faces south and has a chequered tiled floor with underfloor heating. It is fitted with a sleek, contemporary Germany kitchen by Hacker. Matching cupboards and drawers have a gently curved symmetry to reflect the curved bays in both the drawing room and reception hall. An excellent range of integrated appliances include a dishwasher, wine cooler, coffee maker and fridge/freezer with ice maker, additional undercounter freezer, double oven, microwave and warming drawer. Lightly coloured corian worksurfaces and returns include a breakfast bar but there is also a separate breakfast room immediately adjacent to the kitchen. A secondary hallway to the west of the reception hall leads to the study which could also be used as an additional informal ground floor reception room if required. It is a well-proportioned room with three-quarter height sash window and working shutters looking onto West Pallant and a fireplace with mantelpiece. This hallway also provides access to the back staircase and to the lower ground floor. Unlike many cellar areas this provides useful additional space and accommodation being some 1,600 sq ft with comfortable ceiling heights in excess of 6 ft. It includes a 19 ft long utility room with secondary access to the garden. Additional space is being used for wine storage, gym and workshop. This is also where the broadband router, telephone and video security systems are discreetly housed using the cat 5 cabling with which the house has been equipped, enabling wired internet access in most rooms. The bedroom accommodation is arranged over both first and second floors. The magnificent south facing principal bedroom suite has a main bedroom of over 21 ft in length. Three-quarter height sash windows face the garden and the decorative ceiling cornice depicts both acanthus leaves and grape vines. A beautifully appointed bathroom has underfloor heating, twin wash hand basins, panelled jacuzzi bath and open sided walk-in double shower cabinet. A decorative wall with stained glass creates a unique focal point. Immediately adjacent to the principal bedroom is an impressive first floor sitting room/library which could be used as a dressing room if desired. Two further suites occupy this floor, one with shower room and the other, reached by way of a hallway with decorative glass, has its own bathroom and looks south and east over the garden. The second floor is reached by way of the secondary staircase and can therefore be accessed independently of the main reception areas. Not only providing four further bedrooms and three bathrooms, this floor also has its own sitting room and fully fitted kitchen providing the perfect area for guests or extended family members to have their own space. Outside A discreet access from South Pallant leads to a cobbled set approach with remote controlled gates on brick piers opening onto a generous resin set approach and parking area with access to both covered parking and two garages. The entrance to the gardens from the house is no less impressive than its counterpart from West Pallant. The entrance portico is again supported on doric columns with stone steps leading down to a broad flagged terrace looking south over the lawn. The walled garden is a relaxed, informal and easily maintained space. The attractive brick and flint walls lie behind a deep border planted with a colourful display of climbing roses, peonies, gladioli and other attractive perennials. A second west facing terrace is ideally placed to catch the evening sun and is decorated with box balls, ornamental grasses and roses. Pleached lime trees and espalier fruit trees provide more formal interest on the western side of the lawn and the borders and lawn have an automatic irrigation system. The two garages provide useful secure storage and parking whilst the garage nearest the house provides a gardeners cloakroom and changing facilities.