2 bedroom apartment for saleChichester, West Sussex
- Prestige Grade II* Listed Property
- Upper Ground Floor Apartment
- High Ceilings Throughout
- Garage & Allocated Parking
- Communal Gardens
- Leasehold / Share of Freehold
- Walking Distance to Chichester Centre
- Close to Chichester Festival Theatre
DESCRIPTION For those who harbour the dream of living in an elegant Georgian mansion home, Forbes Place would indeed fulfil such a desire. This imposing and handsome Grade II* Listed property will draw the attention of those who appreciate and enjoy 'timeless character'. Of historic and local importance, Forbes Place epitomises the style of its day with high ceilings throughout and a distinct feeling of 'grandeur'.
Apartment Number Seven, is located on the upper ground floor to the south-western end of the building and is one of twenty-four apartments in total. The main entrance has a security entry system and leads to the main vestibule.
Whilst first impressions may trick the mind into assuming Forbes Place to have been the family home of some local dignitary of significant wealth, it was actually designed and built in 1826 as 'The West Sussex, East Hampshire and Chichester General Infirmary and Dispensary', later in 1913 to be appointed royal status by King George V and renamed 'The Royal West Sussex Hospital'. Dr Forbes a renowned local medical practitioner, in whose honour the building is now named, was appointed its first superintendent.
STEP INSIDE Spacious Entrance Hall
Sitting Room / Dining Room
Two Double Bedrooms
Bathroom & Ensuite Shower Room
Accommodation c. 1,022 sq. ft.
Being one of the largest and most spacious of the apartments, Number Seven enjoys prime views over the communal gardens. The accommodation is of good proportions, and with high ceilings and large windows throughout, is exceptionally light. All rooms are accessed from the spacious hallway. To the left double doors lead into the split-level and double-aspect Sitting/Dining Room, with the well-equipped Kitchen being adjacent.
The Principal Bedroom overlooks the rear garden and is spacious and light, with a good range of fitted wardrobes and a door leading to the recently re-fitted en-suite shower room. Bedroom two, which is also a double, is conveniently located adjacent to the main bathroom, which was also recently re-fitted.
STEP OUTSIDE The communal gardens are manicured and well maintained by the retained gardeners. The 'jewel in the crown' here is the Wisteria which covers the lower front façade of the property. Enthusiastic horticulturalists will be excited to know that it is believed to be the 'only Listed shrub in the United Kingdom'. It is understood to have been gifted to the Matron at the time of opening by The Chinese Ambassador.
GARAGE & PARKING The single garage, with electric up-and-over door, is located to the rear of the building. There is also the benefit of an allocated parking space and designated parking for visitors.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Mains water, drainage, electricity & gas
Gas fired heating
Chichester District Council: Band F
Broadband internet connectivity
Lease: 999 yrs from 1998
Share of Freehold
Maintenance Charges: £2,828 (yr to 30.09.17)
COMMUNICATIONS Distances (approx): Chichester 0.25 mls Goodwood 5 mls London 75 mls
Road links: The A27 along the south coast and the A3 north to London.
Rail links: Chichester has regular services to London (Victoria).
DIRECTIONS From the centre of Chichester: Leave the city northbound on the A286 towards Lavant. Upon reaching Broyle Road, King George Gardens will be found on the left-hand side, opposite one of the entrances to The Festival Theatre. After turning left, Forbes Place can be seen on the right hand side.
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