6 bedroom town house for sale

East Street, Petworth, West Sussex, GU28

Under Offer £700,000

Property Description

Key features

  • A historic Grade II* Listed Building -
  • Many original architectural features & elegant room proportions
  • South main facade with town & distant Downs views
  • Rare large separate walled garden, down the drive
  • Formal dining room, first floor drawing room with Town views
  • Large, beamed country kitchen breakfast room
  • 6 bedrooms over first & second floors
  • 2-3 bathrooms, all in need of refitting
  • Cellar and attic space
  • EPC not applicable (Listed building)

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Location

Petworth is a historic and picturesque old market town within the South Downs National Park. Petworth House dominates the town with its beautiful 750 acres of parkland designed by Capability Brown. In the Old High Street, Market Square and quaint side streets will be found a good selection of independent shops & traders, as well as the interesting selection of antique shops, coffee houses and restaurants. The annual Petworth music and literary festivals are attended from far & wide and there are wonderful country walks, including the beautiful Shimmings Valley nearby. Independent & state schools are accessible.

Guildford, Midhurst & Haslemere are accessible, as is the world renowned Cowdray Park Polo Ground; and Cowdray Golf Club. Glorious Goodwood is home to horseracing and the renowned Festival of Speed & Revival motorsport events. There is sailing from Chichester & Littlehampton harbours.

The nearest rail station is Haslemere, on the Waterloo line. Chichester & Brighton have top High Street shops; and host a variety of theatre productions & cultural events.

The property
At the southern end of East Street, Stringers Hall spans the corner of East Street and a walled private drive to the north of Daintrey House.

For sale for the first time since the 1900's, this is a unique opportunity to acquire a landmark property (Grade II*Listed) in the heart of the town, together with its separate walled garden. Stringers Hall is thought to have Tudor origins; later enlarged and re-facedpossibly during the Queen Anneperiod. The main elevation has twin semi-circular bay windows and faces south, enjoying panoramic views from the upper floors beyond Angel Street to the edge of the town and the South Downs on the horizon,

The large and tranquil garden is approached further down the drive, beyond Stringers Studio. It must be one of the last large town gardens in Petworth that has is remained unchanged. It is a rare feature; and although not contiguous with the property, provides a peaceful haven away from the bustle of the town, with St Mary's Church tower clearly visible. Part of the rear east section of Stringers Hallwas actually built over Stringers Cottage, which has its own garden, thus separating the garden of Stringers Hallfrom the main house.

Interesting architectural features include the curved staircase & glass oval roof dome; and the use of "Mathematical Tiles" on the south elevation - thin "bricks" that were used in the 18th century to give a more formal and fashionable appearance to earlier brickwork.

Glimpses of the Shimmings Valley can be seen from the rear first floor bedroom and an attic window.

For many years, the integral lock-up shop was a pharmacy; later to become a dress shop and buyers may now consider it has higher worth re-absorbed into the main house, to create (or reinstate) a third ground floor reception room (subject to any consents).

The accommodation spans three floors, with cellar and attic space; and in common with many Petworth properties, there are sections where the two adjoining properties both lie beneath and/or above Stringers Hall, as indicated on the plan.

Although occupied until recently, Stringers Hall is now in poor condition and requires considerable work and modernisation - it is not for the faint-hearted.

The house has a single parking space off the drive, with any additional parking to be within the curtilage of the separate garden.

NOTE - Viewing is strictly by appointment please.

These details Copyright Clarke & Charlesworth Limited Managing Director: Clive Pightling Ref: 42K51CP

Ground floor

Entrance portico
Pillared entrance and lead top gable. Panelled period front door.

Reception hall
Double-locking doors and steps down into the shop. The hall looks up the elegant curved staircase, with light entering from the 2nd floor roof dome. A passage connects behind the staircase to the kitchen, with a door to the cellar.

The shop 17'9 x 16'5 overall (5.41m x 5.00m)
Double fronted, with deep front windows and a central door from East Street. Deep south bay window, creating a wonderfully light room with a side display niche and pine board flooring.

Dining room 14'0 x 12'9 (4.27m x 3.89m)
16'2 (4.93m) into bay. A fine formal room with a south bay window & window seat. Fireplace with cupboards to one side.
Door from the hall and another to:

Trades porch
Second front door from the drive. Panelling and coat hooks.

Kitchen/breakfast room 15'2 x 15'0 (4.62m x 4.57m)
Old kitchen fitments, hob and oven. An original old dresser stands to one side and there is a door to the rear passageway, with a shallow pantry cupboard and stone floor.

First floor

Landing
Again looking up to the roof dome; with a tall arched window and south view.

Front Drawing room 17'10 x 13'0 plus bay (5.44m x 3.96m)
A light, elegant room with two west sash windows. Semi circular south bay with window seat and south views along East Street and beyond. Ornate coving. Fireplace. Door to the rear hall.

Bedroom 12'7 plus bay x 12'1 (3.84m plus bay x 3.68m)
South bay window and view. Fireplace. Glazed door cupboards, one housing the hot water cylinder.

Bedroom 16'7 x 15'7 (5.05m x 4.75m)
South window, fireplace. Walk-in closet & small window.

Small bathroom 9'0 x 4'0 average (2.74m x 1.22m average)
Off the rear hall, side window. Free standing bath; basin and WC. Exposed beams (probably Tudor).

Second floor

Wide landing 15'9 x 8'10 (4.80m x 2.69m)
Domed glass roof light, curved stair balustrades.

Rear Hall
Off which is a narrow staircase to the attic and:

WC
Small window.

Small bathroom
Rear window, bath & vanity basin.

Bedroom 12'8 x 12'7 (3.86m x 3.84m)
South window (west windows historically bricked up). Corner fireplace. Panoramic views over the edge of the town to the Downs in the distance.

Bedroom 14' x 8'5 (4.27m x 2.57m)
Front (west) shallow sash window. Rooftop views and the Downs in distance. Victorian bedroom fireplace.

Bedroom 13'2 x 12'3 (4.01m x 3.73m)
South window, connecting door to:

Bathroom 13'3 x 9'7 (4.04m x 2.92m)
Over-large as previously a bedroom. South sash window, rooftop & Downs views. Shower cubicle, bath, wash basin, bidet & WC. 2nd door to rear hall.

Bedroom 17'2 x 14'1 (5.23m x 4.29m) (to back of wardrobes)
A generous size room with a rear (east) window looking over Stringers Cottage gardens with glimpses of the Shimmings Valley. Victorian cast fireplace, range of 1960's wardrobes to one wall.

Cellar
In 2 parts. Brick/stone floor. Limited headroom. Gloworm gas fired boiler.

Attic
Water tanks. Fixed rear (east) window.

Outside

In front of the house is a border with traditional planting including lavender, yew and roses.

Parking space
The right hand space behind Stringers Studio, in front of the entrance to the separate garden. Additional parking for Stringers Hall is designated to be within the curtilage of the Walled Garden.

NOTE - Viewing is strictly by appointment please.

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03 September 2016

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Nearest station

  • Pulborough (4.5 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

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01903 443116 Local call rate

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