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Halnaker, Chichester

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Property Description

Key features

  • Unique 17th Century Home
  • On The Goodwood Estate ‘Golden Mile’
  • Views Over Tinwood Vineyard
  • Attractive Secluded Gardens
  • Detached Annexe Dwelling
  • Large Summer House
  • Garage & Outbuildings
  • EPC Rating: Main House ‘G‘ Annexe ‘E

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

PROPERTY SUMMARY A cottage in name only! Halnaker Cottage is more a substantial residential property with a separate self-contained annexe dwelling in the garden, and barns that could provide additional revenue. It enjoys an enviable setting on the periphery of the South Downs National Park within the 'Golden Mile' of the Goodwood Festivities, and a mere four miles from the Cathedral City of Chichester.

This is indeed a charming home which, albeit in need of modernisation, offers an array of opportunities to a willing and able buyer. One who, with some fore-thought, could transform it taking it into the modern-day arena whilst keeping its abundant traditional charm. The current vendor of Halnaker Cottage has lived there for some 45 years. Surely, that in itself is enough to convince anyone that this is a home of great appeal and warmth, and one which is hard to leave behind.

There is a detached annexe cottage in the garden, ideal for family use, long-term let or for holiday lets during the popular festival and holiday season. The large Summer House, accessible from both the walled garden and the swimming pool area, is ideal for entertaining and garden parties. The garage and barns, which again offer opportunities of choice, are located to the side of the main house, and all this is enclosed within a plot approaching one acre.
 

HISTORY Halnaker Cottage is not a Listed Property however is a building of interest since it dates back to the 17th Century when it is believed to have been used as a Staging Post Inn for the London, Portsmouth to Southampton coach route. It has also been noted that the house accommodated Staff and Stockman when Queen Elizabeth 1 visited the original Halnaker House (now in ruins). During WW2 it served as an orphanage.  

STEP INSIDE THE COTTAGE offers a Drawing Room and Dining Room each with original inglenook fireplaces with free-standing electric wood-burning stoves. The third reception room is spacious with double aspect views, and is currently used as a bedroom as it has the benefit of an adjoining shower room. The Kitchen, Scullery and Utility Room complete the ground floor. The Cellar is accessed from the Utility Room.

On the first floor, the Principal Bedroom is spacious and light with an archway leading to a large Dressing Room. There are three further double bedrooms and a family bathroom on the first floor.

A second staircase rises centrally into an open-plan room within the roof space, which enjoys fine views to the front over a vineyard and to the rear over the garden. This room could utilised in many ways, dependent upon family requirements.
 

STEP OUTSIDE The property is approached through a wooden five-bar vehicular gate with pedestrian gate to the side. A spacious enclosed and gravelled area lies to the front of the garage and adjoining barns offering off-road parking for a number of vehicles.
When stepping through the pedestrian gate to the gardens beyond, the external charm of Halnaker Cottage is immediately abundant. There seems to be space for everything you would want in a garden; areas for outdoor dining, large lawns for children to run around, working garden areas and sheds for the enthusiast, not to mention the swimming pool which is large enough for an Olympian! (or at least for a proper swim). One would be forgiven for thinking this was the garden in its entirety however, a further pleasant surprise lies through the archway at the bottom of the garden. Here is the real gardener's paradise. Another large lawn, mature trees, flower beds, central rockery and a small orchard with two Apple trees and one each of Quince, Walnut and Mulberry. A keen gardener would be in their element here, as the views beyond the flint wall stretch over the maturing vines of Tinwood Vineyard.
 

ANNEXE COTTAGE Detached cottage with self-contained accommodation of 501 sq. ft. incorporating; Kitchen leading through to Sitting Room with wood-burning stove and views over the walled garden. Open-tread stairs rising to the first-floor with bedroom and bathroom beyond.
The annexe has separate Council Tax Rating from the main house and individual meters for gas and electricity usage.
 

GARDEN ROOM Located centrally in the garden with doors to both sides connecting the walled garden and the swimming pool area. A large detached and ideal entertaining room. This room offers the possibility for a variety of uses from a family garden room to a teenage den or home office. 

SUMMER HOUSE Located adjacent to the rear of the main house, this pleasantly situated room benefits from direct views over the swimming pool and surrounding gardens. Remodelling of this part of the house could provide access directly from the kitchen for the creation a family room overlooking the swimming pool, if desired. 

GARAGE & ADJOINING BARNS A single garage adjoins two very useful barns, which again offer the potential for use in a variety of ways.  

THE VILLAGE Halnaker sits just 4 miles to the north-east of Chichester, on the periphery of the Goodwood Estate. There is a local primary school, a popular pub and a local shop in the adjacent and delightful village of Boxgrove with its Boxgrove Priory ruins, originally built by French Monks in the 11th Century. There is a vineyard just opposite the house and access for walking across the fields.

The Anglesey Arms
Those who thrive on 'their local' being the hub of their village, will not be disappointed as there are many regular and annual events to enjoy. This Georgian pub, often frequented by locals, walkers from the South Downs and racegoers alike, has a welcoming atmosphere and offers diners organic produce supplied by The Goodwood Estate and fresh seafood from Selsey. Local ales are available and the adjoining Tinwood Vineyard provides speciality wines.
 

THE AREA Goodwood, world renowned as a sporting estate, has brought together a spectacular range of sporting activities including horseracing, motor racing, golf, flying, and shooting, as well as attracting over half a million visitors each year to its Festival events; The Festival of Speed, The Goodwood Revival and the Glorious Goodwood Horseracing event.

Nowhere else in the world will you find such a spectacular range of luxury and sporting activities in one beautiful place. With its own private Aerodrome and historic Motor Circuit, a racecourse set atop the Sussex Downs, its own privately run Hotel, a fabulous Members clubhouse, two stunning championship golf courses, an organic lowland farm and of course, Goodwood House itself, it's no wonder that the 12,000 acre Goodwood Estate has been described affectionately as 'England's playground'. (Source www.visitchichester.org/goodwood)

The Cathedral City of Chichester is close by with its array of shopping and dining options. The Festival Theatre, one of the UK's flagship theatres, offers a wealth of exceptional quality productions and Pallant House Gallery displays one of the best modern art collections in the country. www.visitchichester.org

The Coastline, has fine beaches at West Wittering, popular for water-sports, whilst sailing enthusiasts have a choice of clubs at Chichester Marina, Birdham, Bosham and Itchenor, all accessing the waters of The Solent.
 

DISTANCES & COMMUNICATIONS Distances: Chichester 4 miles Goodwood 1 mile Arundel 8.5 miles London 60 miles
Road links: The A27 along the south coast and the A3 north to London.
Mainline stations: Chichester, Barnham and Arundel with regular services to London.
 

DIRECTIONS From A285 (Chichester to Petworth): Upon reaching the village of Halnaker, the property will be found opposite the entrance to Tinwood Vineyard.  


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  • Fishbourne (5.0 mi)
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