2 bedroom terraced house for saleBinderton, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18
- drawing room
- kitchen/dining room
- master suite
- guest suite
- tower room
Wonderfully restored, brick and flint, Grade II* listed cottage in an attractive setting
Binderton is a rural hamlet located north of the cathedral city of Chichester occupying an elevated position overlooking the Lavant Valley. Within the hamlet are a number of period properties and the ruins of former Binderton Chapel. Close to hand are the West Dean and Goodwood Estates. The West Dean Estate is known notably for its college, offering a wide range of courses on an extensive range of subjects for all abilities. Beautifully restored and with interesting gardens which are open to the public, the Estate holds events and exhibitions in the Gardens, Parkland and College throughout the year. These include festivals, garden events, gallery exhibitions, concerts, talks and lectures.
The Goodwood Estate is home to horse racing at "the world's most beautiful racecourse", the global motorsports events, Festival of Speed and Revival with golf and aviation also catered for. For the marine enthusiast Chichester Harbour is 12 miles away. The cathedral city of Chichester is just 4 miles distant with the Festival Theatre, leisure centre, plus a very good range of high street stores together with restaurants, cafés and bars. Just over four miles distant are South Harting with beautiful views and walking opportunities from Harting Down. Also in this vicinity is Uppark, a well-known National Trust Georgian House with restored 18th Century gardens.
Chichester City Centre 4 miles (trains to London Victoria journey time from 88 minutes) Goodwood 4 miles Central London 70 miles Gatwick Airport 45 miles
From the front elevation it is apparent that this not an ordinary residence. The unusual double height leaded light windows are a particular feature and the property has a notable chimney together with a tower which houses the semi-spiral staircase within. Reputed to date from around 1680, The Old Kitchens is Grade II* Listed and was formerly affiliated to Binderton House, a former country home of post-war Prime Minister Anthony Eden. During the 1980s Binderton House was converted into a number of apartments and cottages. Recently The Old Kitchens has been the subject of extensive renovation including works to the chimney, the tower and redecoration throughout.
The current owner, has taken The Old Kitchens into the 21st Century adding quality fixtures and fittings, modern heating and water systems, new bathrooms and a beautiful bespoke kitchen ensuring luxury and comfort for everyday living. Entering the house from the front door via the front garden path, the sitting room and kitchen/dining room are situated either side of the entrance hallway.
The kitchen/dining room has high ceilings and has ample space for a dining table and chairs to the side of a wide counter top in solid oak. The feature windows to the dining area are decorated with hand crafted shutters and the wide window sills provide opportunity for display. The counter top continues in the kitchen area around to the Butler's sink which overlooks the rear patio and garden beyond, the windows have original full height wooden shutters. A full range of base units and drawers provide ample storage and there is a range of new integrated Bosch appliances which include a washing machine, dishwasher and refrigerator. Adjacent is a pantry/store which has electric points, and is interlined with shelving. Within this store room there is space for a full height fridge/freezer. An electric Rangemaster cooker sits comfortably in the old fireplace adorned by the original high mantle shelf.
The drawing room is an elegant room where the double height windows are repeated on both sides of the room providing a wealth of natural light. With original shutters to the windows and exposed timbers interspaced throughout the ceiling it is a characterful room and has a brick built fireplace as a focal point.
A rear entrance hallway and a downstairs cloakroom completes the ground floor.
On the first floor there are two generous double bedroo ms each with ensuite facilities together with a second floor versatile room/occasional third bedroom. The guest accommodation has built-in storage and pleasing rural views. The ensuite offers the choice of a bath or separate shower. The principal bedroom overlooks the rear garden and has distant views towards Goodwood. A part glazed wardrobe has been interlined with fabric making an attractive feature. The ensuite affords a large shower cubicle.
The semi-spiral staircase, which has handrails, continues to the Tower Room (occasional third bedroom). Nicknamed the Eerie because of its position, this room has a day bed, bench seat and clever folding table. This is a perfect place to enjoy the view, be creative, simply relax, read or watch television.
To the front of the property is a pretty garden with paved path. The rear garden, which is only accessible from the house, has a paved patio and sloping lawn which is bounded by hedging. The garden borders include mature shrubs, a quince tee and an apple tree. A single garage, with up and over door, is situated a little further along the driveway.
Kitchen/Dining Room, Drawing Room, Downstairs Cloakroom, Principal bedroom with ensuite, Guest bedroom with ensuite, Tower Room/occasional third bedroom. Front and rear gardens. Single garage. Allocated parking.
Square Footage: 1,819 sq ft
Proceed south on the A286 and having passed the turnings for Goodwood and West Dean College, The Dean Public House will be seen on your left. Continue for a further mile and Binderton Lane will be seen on your right. Turn into this lane and a short distance on the left is the entrance to The Old Kitchens.
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