8 bedroom detached house for sale

Compton, Chichester, West Sussex

Guide Price £2,450,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Reception Hall, Wine Cellars
  • Drawing Room
  • Sitting Room
  • Dining Room, Study
  • Farmhouse Kitchen
  • 7/8 Bedrooms including Principal & Guest Suites
  • 3 Bathroom/Shower Rooms (2 En-Suite)
  • Extensive Outbuildings including 3 Garages
  • Former Stabling, Groom's & Gardener's Quarters
  • Greenhouse, Various Garden Store Rooms, Walled Gardens in excess of 1 acre

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Rare opportunity to buy a Listed Grade II Regency house with beautifully proportioned elegant rooms, private mature walled gardens and extensive outbuildings in the centre of one of the South Downs National Park's most popular downland villages.

An exquisite example of the classic Regency village house, a rare find in the downland villages of West Sussex. Listed Grade II and discreetly located near the centre of this much sought-after village which, despite its lovely rural surroundings within the South Downs National Park, is within easy reach of both Chichester and Petersfield and their mainline stations with regular services to London Victoria and Waterloo respectively.

The house was remodelled in the Regency period and has retained all the elegance and style of the time. Beautifully proportioned rooms have retained some very fine moulded friezes and cornice work, handsome marble fireplaces and elegant three-quarter height sash windows many with working shutters. The reception hall with its fluted architraves leads to four principal reception rooms, all having elegant proportions. In particular, the 26' long drawing room has a semi-circular window bay with three full length glass curved doors opening on to the formal gardens with lovely views to the surrounding South Downs countryside. From here, double doors open on to the adjacent bookcase-lined sitting room and the two rooms combined create an ideal space for entertaining. A spacious kitchen/breakfast room has an oil-fired Aga and a large pantry with traditional slate shelving. This lies alongside a well-proportioned dining room with large sash windows and handsome fireplace, while a light south east facing study is ideal for those working from home or as a fourth reception room. A hidden hatch set into the floor of the reception hall opens on to steps leading down to extensive wine cellars with their original brick wine bins. There is also a lockable silver store/gun room.

The bedroom accommodation is generous and arranged as originally designed over two floors. The principal bedroom suite has its own dressing hall and spacious bathroom/dressing room. Three further bedrooms include a guest suite and well-appointed family bathroom with marble panelled jacuzzi bath and Nordic sauna. An internal staircase leads to the second floor which still retains generous proportions, providing a further three to four bedrooms with space for a children's playroom and/or an additional bathroom (subject to the necessary consents).

A gated vehicle entrance leads to a walled courtyard surrounded by a generous range of outbuildings including garages, a former coach house, stabling and groom's quarters and numerous store rooms suitable for a range of uses, subject to the necessary consents and compliant with building regulation.

Formal gardens lie mainly to the south east and are mostly walled with fine lawns, neatly clipped mature hedges, well-stocked borders and ornamental trees. A walled, pergola covered terrace provides a sheltered area for sitting or outside entertaining. Beyond this lies a manageable kitchen garden with former cold frames and a number of espaliered fruit trees. Just to the north of the formal garden lies a walled ornamental garden with large 35' long greenhouse and sunken garden, together with a further range of potting sheds and stores.

It is rare to find such a perfect example of a period village house, still retaining so many special features of its history and set in such discreet, private gardens with its original range of outbuildings.

The sought-after village of Compton lies in the heart of the South Downs National Park surrounded by some of the richest countryside in the county yet within convenient distance of Midhurst, Petersfield and Chichester. There is also easy access to London via the A3 and Petersfield mainline station provides a fast service to London Waterloo in 62 minutes.

Compton has retained many of the essentials of traditional English village life including a parish church, village shop and tea room, public house, village school, nursery, cricket club, tennis court, and film and gardening clubs. As a consequence, the village has a real sense of community.

The rich surrounding countryside provides many opportunities for walking, riding and mountain biking. To the south lies the cathedral city of Chichester and the waters of The Solent and Chichester Harbour providing some of the best sailing facilities within easy reach of London. Goodwood already well known for its racecourse also has a golf course and country club providing tennis courts, swimming pool and modern gym. The cities of both Portsmouth and Chichester provide comprehensive shopping facilities and the A27 coastal road provides access to Brighton, Southampton, the West Country and ferry ports.


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Nearest station

  • Rowlands Castle (3.6 mi)
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Nearest station

  • Rowlands Castle (3.6 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Jackson-Stops, Chichester

37 South Street, Chichester, PO19 1EL

01243 935055 Local call rate

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