5 bedroom detached house for saleStockbridge Road, Chichester, West Sussex
- Two receptions, Five double bedrooms, Impressive kitchen/breakfast room, Three bathrooms, Utility room, Cloakroom, Large gardens , Off-road parking for three cars
A substantial period familly home from the William and Mary period retaining a wealth of original character and features, the date of 1699 is depicted above the pretty portico entrance with its heavy door. In recent years the property has been beautifully renovated and now offers a perfect blend of character features such as the original panelling to one of the first floor bedrooms painted with lovely
modern pastel colours against the stark white of the original cornice. Many of the rooms have original cornices and covings as well as deep recessed sash windows with original concealed shutters.
There are two large reception rooms to the ground floor both with open fireplaces, handsome oak floors, and one with casement doors to the gardens. The vaulted Kitchen/breakfast room is in complete contrast to the rest of the house, a fantastic airy room with a bespoke range of units with Zimbabwean black granite work surfaces and Italian tiling. Fitted with a range of Miele stainless steel cooking combi unit, double ovens and warming drawer, a large central island and casement doors to the gardens.
A magnificent staircase leads to the first floor. There are three large bedrooms on this floor, the master with an ensuite bathroom, and a family bathroom. The second floor has two generous bedrooms set into the eaves with dormer windows and both served by a large contemporary shower room.
The property is located just south of the railway
station and with convienient access to the city centre. A broad range of shopping, cultural and leisure amenities are within a level walk as are the beautiful Bishop’s Palace Gardens, Chichester Cathedral, Pallant House Gallery and the renowned Festival Theatre. Chichester Marina and Yacht Club, Birdham Pool and the start of Chichester Canal are about 4.5 miles at Birdham and West Wittering’s Blue Flag sandy beach about 8.5 miles. Goodwood, with its historic house, golf course, small airfield, motor circuit and racecourse with well attended horse racing meetings, is about 5 miles. The Centurion Way foot and cycle path provides access
northwards to the South Downs and, via the
Salterns Way, southwards along the shoreline.
Schools include the highly regarded Westbourne
House, Churchers and Bedales to the north, and Portsmouth Grammar, as well as a good choice of state schools, including Bishop Luffa and the High Schools.
Chichester has a mainline railway station with
services to London (Victoria) via Gatwick and to
London (Waterloo) via Havant. The A27 provides
access to the A3(M), the M25 and London.
The property sits behind a handsome, high flint brick wall, with an entrance leading onto a gravel driveway and expansive hard standing which is shared with the neighbours. There are three parking spaces allocated to Stockbridge House. The garden is surrounded by a high, flint brick wall and is very secluded. The current owners are passionate gardeners and they have created an oasis filled with colour and intoxicating smells. Shrubs and exotic plants include formiums, acers, photina and fatsia. A
deep decked area abuts the south and west facing rear elevations of the building providing a fantastic outside dining and entertaining area. Beyond is a wide area of lawn surrounded by beautifully stocked borders with a profusion of interesting plants. A second decked area provides the perfect spot to finish the day.
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