5 bedroom detached house for sale

Nepcote,Findon,BN14

Guide Price £1,090,000

Property Description

Key features

  • THREE EXCEPTIONAL RECEPTION ROOMS INCLUDING AN ELEGANT DRAWING ROOM
  • FORMAL DINING ROOM WITH FEATURE FLOOR-TO-CEILING CARVED OAK SURROUND
  • SOLID OAK FLOORING TO MAJORITY OF ROOMS
  • IMPRESSIVE REFITTED 42' KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM AN
  • TWO GROUND FLOOR WCs
  • FIVE DOUBLE BEDROOMS, THE TWO LARGEST BEING EXCEPTIONALLY SPACIOUS
  • REFURBISHED HIGH QUALITY "BURLINGTON" VICTORIAN-STYLE ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM AND FAMILY BATHROOM WITH FEATURE CLAW-FOOTED BATH WITH MATCHING BURLINGTON LIGHT FITTINGS & ACCESSORIES
  • CELLAR
  • GRAVELLED DRIVEWAY LEADING TO FRONT DOOR, WITH PARKING
  • DETACHED DOUBLE GARAGE

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Nepcote House has immense character and charm and many original period features. It has a fascinating history, having once been a local inn known as The Race Horse and later renamed The Running Horse, land lorded by George Nicholls a retired coastguard and reputedly visited by Thomas Hardy in the 1860's. The Running Horse finally closed its doors in 1926 and is immortalised in the book "Sheep Spirits and Smugglers" by Sarah Woodcock. The Kitchen was previously the skittle alley for The Running Horse.

This impressive house was subject to a major refurbishment programme in 2013. Nepcote House has now been sympathetically restored and improved by the present owner, retaining all of the original features, character and charm. The house has been rewired throughout together with full re-plumbing of both the hot water and central heating systems, incorporating a Megaflo high pressure hot water system and new condenser gas boiler, new double-glazed Georgian-style sash and bay windows throughout, and also benefits from a completely new roof.

Nepcote House is not a listed building but is treated as "a property of significant local interest".

The hamlet of Nepcote is part of the historic Downland village of Findon which has been long regarded as one of the most sought-after locations in West Sussex, famous for its horse racing stables and boasts three inns - The Village House coaching inn that was first mentioned in the "Findon Chronicles" in 1527, the Gun inn which dates back to 1619 together with The Black Horse and The Findon Manor Hotel. In addition to this there are restaurants, a tea room, butchers, newsagent/Post Office/general store. Findon also has a popular primary school although there is a good choice of public schools nearby including Windlesham House, Sompting Abbots, Lancing College, Our Lady of Sion and The Towers. The A24 and A27 main road routes are easily accessible, providing access to Worthing, Brighton, Horsham, Crawley, Gatwick and London. Worthing town centre, with its comprehensive range of shopping facilities and other amenities is approximately 5 miles distant.

The spacious accommodation with approximate room sizes comprises:

Wide, solid oak front door with outside courtesy light leading to:

ENTRANCE VESTIBULE: brick and tiled floor, shaped oak seat (believed to date back to The Running Horse), Georgian bay window with lovely views across Nepcote Green and the Downs beyond, glazed panelled door leading to:

ENTRANCE HALL: brick and quarry tiled floor, radiator, power points, recessed glazed panelled ornament display cupboard, the original hatch into one of the cellars formerly used by The Running Horse is still present in the quarry tiled flooring, arched opening with wood pillared gate leading to:

FURTHER HALLWAY TO THE SIDE: quarry tiled floor, radiator, built-in glazed panelled shelved ornament display cupboard with further storage cupboards below, built-in floor to ceiling double cloaks cupboard with fitted shelving and hanging space, pedestal wash hand basin. (Door to the Kitchen is believed to have been the original doorway of The Running Horse with direct access to the skittle alley).

SEPARATE WC: low level WC, radiator.

PARLOUR (N&E): 25'7 x 14'5 into bay x 13'4. A delightful, character-filled room with central feature beamed opening with two carved gargoyle-style figurines appearing to support the substantial ceiling beam. Architectural bow window believed to date back to when it was The Running Horse, recessed low level shelved storage cupboard, recessed ornament display niche, quarry tiled floor, two radiators, attractive feature working fireplace with original period surround, Category 5 network connection, digital TV antennae, attractive architectural coving mouldings, restored original solid wood door to walled gardens. N.B. it would be possible to separate one area of this room if required to provide Guest Bedroom/Study etc. Door to:

ELEGANT DRAWING ROOM (W&S): 24'3 x 18'9 x 13'4, feature period fireplace surround with marble insert, open cast iron fire grate with canopy top and stone hearth, two radiators with decorative covers, numerous power points, Category 5 network connection, double glazed French doors and further single double glazed door leading to Gardens, attractive architectural coving mouldings, dual aspect with outlook over walled gardens, 7'6 high glazed panelled door leading to central Hallway.

FORMAL DINING ROOM (E&S): 30'6 into bay x 12'7. An outstanding room for entertaining your friends and family, the Dining Room has a feature natural stone open fireplace with exceptional floor-to-ceiling Elizabethan carved oak panelled surround (we believe it was brought from the chapel at Wakehurst Place), attractive architectural coving mouldings, two radiators, numerous power points, original serving hatch to Pantry, pleasant outlook over walled gardens to the south and across the top of Cissbury Ring to the east. N.B. the centrepiece of the Dining Room is a stunning French walnut dining table measuring 11'6 x 3'6 with beautifully carved centre leg, ten reproduction Jacobean chairs, two Jacobean throne chairs. The tables and chairs can be purchased by separate negotiations.

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM & UTILITY AREA: approximately 42'9 x 10' (previously the skittle alley for The Running Horse). The Kitchen was completely remodelled and refitted in 2013 and has an excellent range of traditional country house style light cream wall and floor units, feature sloping ceiling under a new roof with inset LED ceiling down lighters, together with five Velux windows spanning the entire length of the Kitchen, allowing additional light to flood in. Comprising extensive solid beech working surfaces with range of cupboards and drawers below, including wide pan drawers, built-in plate warmer, integrated Miele dishwasher, inset bowl and a quarter ceramic sink with chrome mixer tap, peninsula unit with vegetable fridge below, good range of matching wall-mounted storage cupboards including china and glass display cabinets with inset lighting with further drawers below, Smeg refrigerator and Smeg freezer. The centrepiece of the Kitchen is the six burner cream and black multi-fuel Rangemaster Kitchen Range with multi-speed extractor fan above, incorporating three ovens (one is multi-functional), two wok burners with multi-speed extractor fan above, recess ideal for Aga with gas point. The Dining Area has fitted L-shaped bench seating with matching beech table and has access to the courtyard garden via a double glazed door. In the Utility Room there is a Belfast white ceramic sink with chrome mixer tap with further range of storage cupboards and drawer, space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble drier, pair of matching tall shelved storage cupboards, door to front garden, door to separate W.C. with close coupled low level W.C. Throughout the combined Kitchen there are numerous power points, three radiators, Category Five network connection, Karndean flooring, opening to:

PANTRY: 12'5 x 9'6. This room retains most of its original features and was previously used by the maids at The Running Horse, pair of wall mounted storage cupboards, built-in full height double pantry cupboard, further wall-mounted shelved cabinet, sealed fireplace with mantel shelf, radiator, original serving hatch to Dining Room.

CENTRAL HALLWAY: radiator, power points, Drayton hot water and central heating control, access with steps leading down to:

CELLARS: First Cellar area: 16'2 x 11'9, quarry tiled and brick inlaid flooring, Megaflow insulated hot water cylinder, power and light, door to Wine Cellar, approximately 14'2 x 8'2, quarry tiled floor, wall-mounted gas fired condenser boiler, vented to the outside, third area of Cellar.

IMPRESSIVE FIRST FLOOR LANDING: stairs from Central Hallway with feature oak balustrade, approximately 37' in length and has an attractive archway, two radiators, numerous power points, access via wood loft ladder to fully insulated loft, double glazed Georgian sash window, enjoying lovely views across Nepcote Green.

MASTER BEDROOM SUITE (S&W) 24'3 x 14'9 into bay x 12', three radiators, numerous power points, delightful outlook over gardens and views across to the top of Church Hill, attractive architectural coving mouldings, door to:


REFURBISHED HIGH QUALITY BURLINGTON VICTORIAN-STYLE ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM/WC: approximately 13' x 7'3, comprising double length shower cubicle with overhead Burlington rainfall shower unit, with telephone handset hand shower, thermostatically controlled surface mounted valves, large Burlington pedestal wash hand basin with wooden shaving mirror over, matching wall lights either side, Burlington Victorian style WC with wall mounted slimline cistern, chrome heated towel rail, matching Burlington chrome accessories, attractive wall-mounted glazed panelled cabinet, ceiling down lighters, radiator, further door with direct access to landing.

PRINCIPAL BEDROOM (E&S): 24' X 12', three radiators, numerous power points, attractive architectural coving mouldings. N.B. The original vanity wash hand basin was removed during the refurbishment but could easily be reinstated if desired. Magnificent views over farmland to Cissbury Ring and adjacent countryside.

BEDROOM THREE (W&N): 13' x 12'3, built-in double wardrobe cupboard, further storage cupboards above, two radiators, numerous power points, attractive architectural coving mouldings, delightful outlook across Nepcote Green and over to the Downs beyond.

BEDROOM FOUR (W): 13'6 x 12'3, built-in double wardrobe cupboard with further storage cupboards over, radiator, numerous power points, attractive architectural coving mouldings, delightful outlook.

BEDROOM FIVE (E): 12'6 x 12'3 (maximum measurements), built-in double wardrobe cupboard with further storage cupboards over, radiator, power points, attractive architectural coving mouldings, superb outlook to Nepcote Green, Cissbury Ring and surrounding countryside.

DELIGHTFUL REFURBISHED HIGH QUALITY BURLINGTON VICTORIAN STYLE BATHROOM: with feature luxury claw-footed bath with sculptured mixer taps connected to large overhead rainfall shower with telephone handset hand shower operated by two chrome and ceramic surface wall-mounted mixer valves, wall-mounted shower screen with access panel, allowing easy access to temperature control before showering, large Burlington pedestal wash hand basin, attractive mirror over with adjacent matching wall-mounted Burlington wall lights, radiator, towel rail, beautifully restored wall-mounted cabinet, large shelved linen cupboard, 'warm to the touch' Karndean tile effect flooring, double glazed Georgian-style sash window with mosaic covered sill with lovely views over Nepcote Green.

SEPARATE WC: close coupled WC, radiator, extractor fan, double glazed sash window with delightful outlook over Nepcote Green and countryside beyond.


OUTSIDE:

GRAVELLED PRIVATE DRIVEWAY leading to the front door with parking for several vehicles.

DETACHED DOUBLE GARAGE: 20'9 x 19'7, located on the south-western corner of the gardens, full width folding doors, power and light, fitted work bench and personal door to garden.

GARDENS: Nepcote House enjoys extensive walled gardens, predominantly south and west facing. The delightful gardens are laid to various areas of lawn inter-linked with pathways, an abundance of mature planting including many trees and screening hedge borders, central tree and shrub bed, edged by shaped brick and flint walling, crazy paved south facing patio with pond and heather bed, wide flight of steps lead down to further area of garden mainly laid to lawn with shrub and tree borders, pond, ornamental retaining walls. From this area of garden there is a lovely outlook across to Cissbury Ring. Steps lead down to small brick and flint out house with tiled roof. Amongst the variety of trees, there is a feature mature fig tree, secluded small courtyard with door to Kitchen, potting shed with full width work bench, large aluminium greenhouse, outside power points, gate leading to gravel driveway.




N.B. The particulars contained herein are for guidance only and their accuracy is not guaranteed, neither do they form part of any Contract. The mention of electrical, mechanical or manually operated appliances or services in these details does not imply they are in full and efficient working order and it is advised that intending purchasers satisfy themselves as to the condition of each item.



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  • West Worthing (3.1 mi)
  • Durrington-on-Sea (3.2 mi)
  • Worthing (3.3 mi)
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  • West Worthing (3.1 mi)
  • Durrington-on-Sea (3.2 mi)
  • Worthing (3.3 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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156 Findon Road, Worthing, BN14 0EL

01903 443075 Local call rate

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