6 bedroom detached house for saleBarnham Lane, Walberton, Arundel, West Sussex
Guide Price £1,475,000
- Reception Hall
- Sitting Room
- Family Room
- Farmhouse Kitchen/Breakfast Room
- Home Office/Studio
- Cellar, Utility Room, Workshop, Cloakroom
- 6 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom
- Self-Contained 2 bedroom Annexe
- Barn-Style Store
- Gardens & Grounds of about 1 acre
Choller House Farm was originally built as the estate manager's house for nearby Walberton Park and is believed to date from the mid to late 18th century. Subsequently kept in the ownership of the estate until the 1920's, the house and immediate farmland were bought by the West Sussex County Council in the 1920's and remained in their ownership until 1987 when it was bought by the present owners. This is the first time the house has been in private ownership in its entire history.
Consequently, much of the original character has been preserved and in creating a welcoming family home, the owners have been careful to preserve this unique heritage. Stone flagged floors, exposed beams, vaulted ceilings and open fireplaces can all be found. The farmhouse style kitchen/breakfast room looks south over the gardens to the fields beyond and is perhaps the focus of family living. It has a 10' high tongue & groove panelled ceiling, Purbeck stone flagged floor laid in 1826, 4 oven oil-fired Aga and some original cupboards.
A stone flagged utility room leads through to a vaulted workshop with original back stairs to Bedroom 3. The bedroom accommodation is arranged over 2 floors providing 6 bedrooms and one family bathroom. Bedroom 4 has had plumbing laid to it and could be converted into a second bathroom if desired, subject to any necessary Listed Building consent.
Choller House Farm is approached from the east by way of a long driveway passing through the surrounding farmland of North Choller Farm and leading to a flint walled courtyard providing ample parking. The original steps and mounting block lead up to the front door.
An off-shoot from the main drive branches north to approach the self-contained annexe which has its own parking area. The annexe has been specially designed to complement the period character of the main house but in a distinctive contemporary style with high vaulted ceilings and full length windows intended to create the maximum amount of space and light within the structure. This is ideal accommodation for extended family guests or for use as a holiday let to create a home and income opportunity.
The surrounding gardens have been carefully laid out to reflect the owners love of traditional English horticulture and wildlife. Conservation hedges, many interesting and rare fruit trees and wild life pond have all been thoughtfully placed within the landscape. The gardens entirely surround the house and look out over the neighbouring farmland.
The property lies just to the south of the village of Walberton, with its ancient parish church, local shops and primary school. There is a doctors' surgery in the village which is open on a part-time basis and main surgeries in Arundel and Barnham The nearby village of Barnham, which is just under a mile away, also provides a mainline station with a regular service to London Victoria in about 1 hour 20 minutes. More comprehensive facilities are available at either nearby Arundel or Chichester. The surrounding area provides a varied choice of arts and recreational activities. The nearby Bailiffscourt Hotel at Climping provides a members club with indoor and outdoor swimming pools and gym. Further to the north, Goodwood which is internationally known for its horse racing, also has a country club with a golf course. Goodwood itself also plays host to the annual Festival of Speed and the Revival of its historic motor circuit, whilst also providing a small private airfield. The West Sussex coast has a number of beaches and windsurfing, bathing and kayaking are enjoyed from a number of them. West Wittering has also become a centre for landboarding and kitesurfing. The waters of Chichester Harbour and The Solent provide some of the best sailing facilities within convenient travelling distance of London, and there are a number of sailing clubs, most notably at Bosham, Itchenor and Chichester Marina. The rich and varied countryside of the South Downs National Park lies to the north and is crisscrossed with a number of footpaths and bridlepaths, with many opportunities for walking, riding and mountain biking. A new cycle path has been created from the coast to the Downs passing the entrance to the farm. Communications are good with the A27 providing easy vehicle access to Portsmouth, Worthing, and Brighton. There is a choice of road links to London and nearby Barnham station provides a rail service to Gatwick airport.
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