5 bedroom house for sale

Downs Road, West Stoke, Chichester, West Sussex

Under Offer £1,825,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Reception Hall, Cloakroom
  • Drawing Room, Dining Room/Family Room
  • Kitchen/Dining Room
  • Utility Room, Wet Room
  • 4/5 Bedrooms, Dressing Room/Bedroom 5
  • 2 Bathrooms (1 En-Suite)
  • Barn Style Double Garage & Storage
  • Ample Parking
  • Elegant Walled Gardens, Paddock
  • Swimming Pool & Pool House

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

In a superb rural setting at the foot of the South Downs surrounded by unspoilt countryside within the National Park and within a few miles of both Goodwood and Chichester Harbour. A beautifully appointed period house, Listed Grade II, converted from former farm buildings and set in Georgian walled gardens of 1.4 acres.

The Property

A generous limestone flagged reception hall has an impressive ash staircase built from wood taken from the surrounding estate and leads to beautifully proportioned reception rooms including a drawing room of nearly 26’ in length with a handsome fireplace, a dining room of nearly 16’ square and a kitchen/family room of nearly 27’ in length, fitted with an excellent Harvey Jones bespoke kitchen with polished stone worksurfaces. In addition to the ground floor cloakroom there is also a well-appointed wet room ideal for providing changing facilities after a day spent sailing on Chichester Harbour or walking in the South Downs. The equally generous bedroom accommodation includes a principal suite, four further bedrooms and family bathroom. Bedrooms 4 and 5 can be used as a children’s suite providing a play room and bedroom together if desired.

Kings is reached by way of a private road with fabulous views over the surrounding countryside to Kingley Vale. Remote controlled gates open on to a courtyard style approach providing ample parking with access to the barn style double garage. The surrounding gardens and grounds have been created from the former walled kitchen gardens of West Stoke House and create a wonderful setting with wisteria clad Georgian walls, walkways and lawns looking towards the surrounding countryside and farmland. A heated swimming pool lies in a sheltered position adjacent to the warm red brick south facing walls, where a special area has been created for outside entertaining complete with barbecue, kitchen area and changing rooms. A paddock has been created for horses and, apart from some adjacent farm buildings, there is no habitation to the north of Kings before reaching the South Downs.

The Location

Properties seldom become available in the pretty Downland village of West Stoke, arguably one of the most sought after locations north of Chichester, being surrounded by some of the richest countryside in the county yet within easy reach of Goodwood, Chichester, Bosham and the coast. The hamlet has an extremely pretty ancient parish church of St. Andrew with a village primary school located in neighbouring mid-Lavant.

The rich countryside of the South Downs is immediately accessible with a wide choice of footpaths, bridle paths and plenty of opportunities for mountain biking. The ancient yew forest of Kingley Vale is a designated nature reserve including a grove of ancient trees which are among the oldest living things in Britain. Walking to the chalky grasslands at the top of the South Downs leads to one of the most significant archeological sites in the south of England with no less than fourteen scheduled ancient monuments. The waters of Chichester Harbour lie some four miles to the south, with the nearest sailing club being located at Bosham. Goodwood, with its wide choice of facilities, golf courses and famous race course also plays host to the annual Festival of Speed and the September Revival meeting at its historic motor circuit, is within some 4 miles distant. Chichester provides a mainline station providing a regular service to London Victoria in about 1 hour 45 minutes whilst a slightly faster alternative service can be found at Havant to London Waterloo in about 1 hour 20 minutes. Local halts with connections to both services can be found in Bosham, Southbourne and Nutbourne. The A27 coastal road provides good vehicle access to a number of towns and cities along the south coast, including Portsmouth, Chichester, Worthing and Brighton. The A3M provides access to Petersfield, Guildford and London.



Entrance Hall 
6.1m x 4.8m
Limestone flagged floor, ash staircase with half landing rising to first floor, 2 wall lights.

Cloakroom 
Close coupled WC, pedestal wash hand basin, cupboard concealing space for washing machine and stacked tumble dryer, fitted shelving and high level cupboards.

Sitting Room 
7.92m x 4.22m
Impressive open fireplace with stone mantelpiece, 4 wall light points, double casement doors opening on to gardens. Limestone flagged floors.

Dining Room/Family Room 
4.72m x 4.88m
Fitted bookcase and low level cupboards. Double casement doors to terrace and gardens. Limestone flagged floor, 2 wall light points, glazed double doors to

Kitchen/Dining Room 
8.28m x 4.88m
An excellent range of matching Harvey Jones cupboards and drawers with polished stone worksurfaces and returns, 2 fitted dresser units with storage and display shelving and hardwood surfaces. Range style Lacanche oven with ceramic hob, warming plate, double oven and low level drawer. Chimney breast recess with marble shelf and extractor with lighting. Inset 1 1/2 bowl stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap, granite drainer. Fully integrated dishwasher, bin drawer, recess to one side for upright fridge/freezer, central island unit with polished stone surfaces and breakfast bar, low level storage and basket drawers, 2 wall light points, stone flagged floor.

Utility/Boot Room 
4.67m x 4.06m
L-shaped. Door to garden. Stone flagged floor, stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap and drainer, floor mounted cupboards, hardwood worksurfaces and returns, Grant oil-fired boiler, recess and plumbing for 2nd dishwasher. Low level cupboard concealing gaskets for underfloor heating. Tongue & groove panelled cupboard housing mains switch and circuit breakers, electricity meter and switchgear for swimming pool and garage.

Wet Room/Cloakroom 
Close coupled WC, wall mounted wash hand basin, fully tiled walls and floor with deluge style shower.

First Floor Landing 
2 Radiators, walk-in linen cupboard housing large capacity hot water cylinder and control panel.

Bedroom 1 
8.23m x 4.24m
overall. (16'11 x 13'11 excluding cupboards). Dual aspect, 2 radiators, matching fitted wardrobes with drawers and shelving. 2 wall light points.

Bathroom En-Suite 
Close coupled WC, wall-mounted wash hand basin with mixer tap, wall-mounted mirror with lights to either side, shaver point, panelled bath with mixer tap and hand held shower attachment, vertical radiator/heated towel rail. 3/4 height shelved cupboard.

Bedroom 2 
4.04m x 3.96m
Radiator, matching floor mounted cupboards and wardrobes. Radiator, wall light point. Impressive views over walled garden to 2,000 year old yew tree.

Bedroom 3 
4.24m x 3.2m
Radiator, 2 wall light points, a full range of matching fitted wardrobes, shelved cupboard and low level drawers.

Bathroom 
Close coupled WC, wall-mounted wash hand basin, panelled bath with mixer tap and shower attachment. Tiled surround and tiled floor. Vertical radiator/heated towel rail. Shaver point, recessed wardrobe cupboard.

Bedroom 4 
4.72m x 2.74m
Radiator, wall-mounted wash hand basin, 2 wall light points. Deep walk-in eaves storage cupboard.

Bedroom 5 
4.8m x 4.5m
(measured to include wardrobe and cloakroom). 2 radiators, fitted wardrobe.

En-Suite Cloakroom 
Close coupled WC, wall-mounted wash hand basin, tiled surround and tiled floor.

Outside 

Barn-Style Garage 
6.32m x 5.49m
Light and power, 2 sets of double doors, loft storage area.

Pump Room 
5.33m x 3.05m
Housing the water storage tank and switchgear for the water supply for Kings, The Courtyard and The Barn.

Gardens 
The gravelled approach is surrounded by raised borders planted with rosemary, apple and cherry trees. To the north lies an elevated lawn enclosed by beech hedging, beyond which a 5-bar gate opens onto a walled paddock with post and rail fencing to its western boundaries. From the approach, steps also lead up to a south facing terrace, beyond which double gates set in to the Georgian brick walls open on to the partly walled garden beyond. A stone shingled path runs the length of the east facing wall which is covered in spectacular wisteria and leads south to a sheltered terrace with doors to the sitting room. The south facing wall has an impressive magnolia grandiflora together with tightly clipped yew trees, bay and climbing roses. The beds have impressive displays of iris, peonies and other traditional herbs and flowering shrubs.

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To the far end the lawn ends in a semi-circle, surrounded by borders with a central beech-lined niche designed for a bench. The heated swimming pool has a further south and west facing terrace and is securely enclosed by walls and wrought-iron fencing. The walled garden shelters the pool to the north and a covered area for entertaining has a central chimney breast for a fire pit or barbecue, flanked by changing rooms and kitchenette.

Services 
Mains electricity. Mains water via a privately owned pump room. Shared private drainage. Oil fired central heating. Underfloor heating to the ground floor.

Local Authority 
Chichester District Council, East Pallant House, Chichester. Tel. No.01243 785166. Council Tax Band: H

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
05 June 2017

Nearest stations

  • Bosham (2.2 mi)
  • Fishbourne (2.4 mi)
  • Nutbourne (3.1 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Bosham (2.2 mi)
  • Fishbourne (2.4 mi)
  • Nutbourne (3.1 mi)
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