5 bedroom detached house for saleChilgrove, Chichester, West Sussex
- Five bedroom suites
- Five bathrooms & Guest WC
- Two receptions
- Kitchen with Aga
- Wood burning stoves
- Wine cellar
- Flexible living
- Integral 90 sqm secure garage/workshop
- Large gardens bordering woodland and open fields
- STPP, a summerhouse that could be rebuilt as a study/studio
Plantation Cottage is an outstanding vernacular
architect-designed house in a little over an acre,
positioned in the spectacular South Downs National Park, accessed via its own drive where it nestles in a glorious Downland setting. Up to a further 7 acres of meadow and woodland may be available by negotiation, all or in part.
On entering the property an expansive stone floored dining/hall looks through a further set of doors to the garden and fields beyond. The kitchen/living room also offers generous dining space with views down the valley towards Lavant village. High ceilings throughout and plenty of windows, glazed to the garden, create a light and airy feel and the large drawing room offers warm comfort with a feature fireplace and hearth. The ground floor also has two large bedroom suites, one with dressing room, the other with spa bath, a separate study/bedroom. There is a larder and utility/boot room leading off the kitchen.
To the first floor there are two further large bedrooms suites and a small bedroom/nursery with cloakroom off. Copious storage in two easily accessed lofts, one of sufficient height that could
easily become bedroom 7 or a further bathroom.
The property is situated within the heart of the South Downs National Park, on the edge of the popular West Sussex hamlet of Chilgrove, home to the award winning White Horse public house/restaurant. The surrounding downland countryside offers wonderful walking and riding, polo and golf at Cowdray Park, flat racing at Goodwood (as well as world class motoring events such as the Members Meetings, The Festival of Speed and the Goodwood Revival).
To the south, the cathedral city of Chichester offers a broad range of cultural, leisure and shopping facilities, including the historic cathedral, renowned Festival Theatre, galleries, museums and restaurants. There is an excellent 65 minutes train service from Petersfield to London (Waterloo). Chichester mainline station offers services along the coast and to London (Victoria). Leisure pursuits within the area include a tennis/squash club, cinemas and gyms. Sailing on the Solent and within Chichester Harbour is available from the many clubs and centres within a few miles of the city centre.
The drive leads to the front and rear of the house offering plenty of parking. Beneath the house is found the extensive garage providing secure storage for numerous cars; or alternatively a superb workshop. (The current owner's original intention was to create here an indoor swimming pool complex). Below the house here is also the wine cellar.
The boundaries are mainly demarked by mature
hedging with open fields beyond. Included is a double woodshed and greenhouse with productive vine and STPP, a replacement summerhouse that could be rebuilt as a study/studio.
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