5 bedroom house for saleDowns Road, West Stoke, Chichester, West Sussex
- 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
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.
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 childrens 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.
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.
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