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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Barnham Lane, Walberton, Arundel, West Sussex

Guide Price £1,475,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 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

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

An 18th century period house, Listed Grade II, in a discreet setting surrounded by open farmland, in gardens of about 1 acre. The interior retains great character with many features preserved from its history over nearly 250 years and the property includes a stylish contemporary self-contained annexe, sympathetically designed with dramatic vaulted ceilings and gallery.

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 Location
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.

Bedroom 4/Home Office 
5.18m x 2.2m
Radiator. Plumbing for second bathroom, subject to consent.

High level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, tongue & groove panelled bath with mixer tap and shower. Tiled surrounds, radiator, deep airing cupboard housing jacketed hot water cylinder and slatted shelving.

Bedroom 3 
5.74m x 3.6m
(overall) 13'11 x 11'9 + 8' x 5'5. Radiator, exposed beams, door to back stairs leading to workshop.

Second Floor Landing 

Bedroom 5 
5.74m x 4.88m
(measured to within 2'4 of floor level). Tongue & groove pine panelled ceiling. Radiator, far reaching views north over farmland to South Downs. Eaves cupboard.

Bedroom 6 
5.97m x 4.83m
(measured to within 2.6 of floor level). Tongue & groove pine panelled ceiling and walls, radiator, south facing window looking over neighbouring field, eaves cupboard.

Self-Contained Annexe 
Built in 2003/2004. with whole house ventilation system. A secondary drive from the main approach provides the annexe with its own parking area away from the main house.

Entrance Porch 
With front door from the drive and secondary door on the house side with access to the terrace. Flagged floor, exposed brick and flint.

Vaulted Hallway 
Oak floor, glazed ceiling, telephone point, wall lights and recessed downlighters.

Wet Room 
Close coupled WC, bidet, wall-mounted wash hand basin, panelled bath, separate shower mixer unit, fully tiled walls, wall-mounted mirror, light/shaver point, radiator/heated towel rail.

Bedroom 1 
4.27m x 3.43m
To include cupboards, oak floor, 2 fitted wardrobes, television and telephone points.

2.13m x 1.78m
Oak floor, Sylvarna fitted wall and floor mounted cupboards, inset stainless steel sink unit, hardwood worksurfaces, Neff ceramic induction hob, Neff oven, cooker hood with integrated lighting, eye level Neff microwave, integrated dishwasher and fridge.

Vaulted Sitting Room with Gallery 
10.24m x 6.83m
This dramatic room has an oak floor, 6' high picture windows and doors looking west and south over the terrace and garden, 20' high vaulted panelled ceiling with gallery to the north side having a partially glazed roof. Woodburning stove on stone hearth, matching full height cupboards with adjustable shelving. Views to the north over farmland towards the South Downs.

9.14m x 3.84m
(overall including stairs). Pine floor, north facing feature glazed gable, pitched tongue & groove panelled roof with glazed area allowing plenty of natural light into the gallery and having views to the north and south.

Bedroom 2 
3.56m x 2.74m
(2). Of irregular shape. Radiator, telephone point, fitted wardrobe.

Shower Room 
Close coupled WC, pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap, shower cabinet, tiled surrounds. Wall-mounted mirror, wall light/shaver point. Fitted low level drawers, heated towel rail, recess with slated shelving.

Choller Farm House is approached by way of a long driveway from the east. This leads through neighbouring North Choller Farm to a stone walled courtyard and parking area to the front of the house. A driveway leads off this to a separate parking area for the annexe.

Brick & Flint Outbuilding 
3.89m x 2.13m
This houses a Grant oil-fired boiler and unvented hot water cylinder. Butlers sink with stone worksurfaces. Plumbing for washing machine.

Aliminum Framed Greenhouse 
with power and compost area. Barn-style garden store with power and light.

Garden Store/Workshop 
With light and power.

Sheltered west facing terrace with glazed walkway to annexe.

Mains electricity and water. Oil-fired central heating. Private drainage.

Local Authority 
Arun District Council, Civic Centre, Maltravers Road, Littlehampton Tel: 01903 737500 Council Tax Band: G

Farmhouse Kitchen/Breakfast Room 
6.2m x 4.95m
Overall (16'3 x 13'2 plus 11'8 x 8). Purbeck stone flagged floor, double glazed picture doors looking out over the garden and farmland, opening on to south west facing sitting area. 10' high tongue & groove panelled ceiling, 4 oven oil-fired Aga with mantel shelf above, granite worksurface with inset double bowl stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap, matching cupboard and integrated recycling bin drawer beneath, lovely old 3/4 height shelved cupboards with dentil cornice above.

Utility Room 
5.74m x 1.65m
Stone floor, radiator, painted stonework, butlers sink, plumbing for washing machine, larder recess with shelving, door to garden and annexe.

6.53m x 3.28m
(average) Forge/bakery. Stone flagged floor, chimney breast housing oil-fired boiler and programmer, steps leading to first floor.

Low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, door to garden.

First Floor Landing 
3/4 high sash window with secondary glazing, fitted linen cupboard with drawers beneath.

Reception Hall 
Radiator, stairs to first floor, understairs cupboard.

Sitting Room 
5.0m x 4.27m
Fireplace fitted with woodburning stove, recesses to either side, sash window with panelled reveals, radiator, secondary glazing.

Family Room 
5.92m x 4.57m
Open fireplace with deep recesses to either side, sash window with panelled reveals, 2 radiators, secondary glazing.

Flagged Hallway 
Radiator, wall-mounted shelves, exposed brick and flint work.

7.0m x 4.01m
Window, light and power.

Home Office/Studio 
6.4m x 3.15m
Vaulted ceiling with sky light and good north light, fireplace fitted with enamel woodburning stove, display recess, stable door with glass door screen leading to driveway and approach.

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03 May 2016

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