6 bedroom detached house for saleRuncton Lane, Runcton, Chichester, West Sussex, PO20
Guide Price £1,695,000
- 6400 square feet
- 5 Bedrooms & 3 Bath/Shower Rooms
- Galleried Reception Hall
- 4 Reception Rooms
- Kitchen/Breakfast Room
- Spacious Annexe
- Triple Integral Garage
- Lanscaped Gardens and Grounds
- In all about 3.26 Acres
Stoneley House is a substantial country house set in over 3 acres of landscaped grounds. Believed to have been built in 1960 the property offers spacious and well proportioned accommodation of approximately 6000 sq. ft. arranged over two floors. The property is approached by a sweeping gravel driveway through the parkland gardens. The accommodation comprises an impressive 32ft long reception hall with an elegant staircase with doors leading to the study and the drawing room. The drawing room is 22ft x 23ft and has an open fire with double doors opening to the dining room which has a wood burning stove. The kitchen has a range of fitted units with a central island and a dining area. To the rear of the reception hall there is a wine store, an office, a cloakroom and access to the integral triple garage. Set off the garaging is a plant room/workshop area housing the boilers. The spacious attached annexe can be self contained with a separate access and consists of a kitchen, sitting room, bedroom and bathroom. Previously the annexe provided staff accommodation but is ideal for relatives or guests. To the first floor the large landing has a wonderful aspect across the galleried hall with rural views beyond. The first floor sitting room has access onto a veranda with south and west aspects and from which there are far reaching views across the surrounding countryside. There are five bedrooms with the master bedroom having the southerly views and an en-suite bathroom. The guest bedroom also has an en-suite shower room. The are three further bedrooms, one currently used as a dressing room, and a bathroom with a separate WC.
The property is situated approximately 2 miles south of the Cathedral City of Chichester, with its excellent shopping facilities, festival theatre and restaurants. There are good transport links via the M27 motorway and a mainline rail service to London Victoria. There is a primary school at nearby North Mundham. Runcton has its own public house as well as a well-regarded farm shop.
There are excellent sporting and recreational facilities in the area including racing at Goodwood and Fontwell Park, sailing at Chichester Harbour and the Solent, polo at Cowdray Park and golf at Goodwood, Cowdray Park and the West Sussex Golf Club near Pulborough. There is also a good selection of schools in the area including Dorset House at Bury, Great Ballard at Eartham, Westbourne House at Chichester, Lavant House at West Lavant and Windlesham House, Washington.
The gardens are a wonderful feature of the property, landscaped with a formal sunken area to the front of the house. Set in the grounds there is a workshop (in need of repair), a garage/store providing space for 4 vehicles and an attached greenhouse and a tennis court (in need of repair). The grounds comprise sweeping lawns, bordered and inset by mature trees, shrubs and hedging. To the south the grounds border open farmland.
In all the gardens extend to about 3.26 acres.
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