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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Chichester, West Sussex

Guide Price £1,950,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Country Period Elegance
  • Close to Chichester & The Goodwood Estate
  • Grounds of Approximately 10 Acres
  • 4 Receptions 6 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
  • Accommodation c.3,831 sq. ft.
  • External Store Buildings
  • EPC Rating 'E'

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

PROPRERTY INTRODUCTION Tucked away and hidden from the approach, The Folly is a charming and unique country home filled with timeless character and period styling. It has a certain welcoming feel about it, from your first steps through the brick porch, with its side windows and benches, across the threshold and beyond the bowed front door, which is thought to have been salvaged from a galleon ship.

Built in the 1930's by a local well-known business family, in a Sussex farmhouse style that belies its date of construction. It seems the desire was for substantial home which would appear to have been around for longer than it has. The house has a pretty exterior of brick and flint with leaded-light windows and sits within approximately 10 acres of park-style gardens, paddock and pastureland.

This fine home has been extended and brought up to modern-day-standards, whilst retaining the beautiful features the craftsmen of the day so skilfully created. With a blend of Oak and flagstone flooring, a fine stone fireplace in the drawing room, wood burner in the family room and an impressive Aga in the kitchen, this is a comfortable home with plenty of space for family gatherings, or individual seclusion when desired.

'A room with a view' is a commonly used expression which applies to not just one room in this house, but rather to most. The beauty of the changing seasons can be observed at leisure whether breakfasting in the kitchen with the family, entertaining guests in the dining room or just enjoying a little private down time in your private bathroom, which truly has a beautiful outlook.

The garden is very generous in size and more than large enough for young children to have a good 'run around'. Older children, who may consider themselves entitled to a bit more freedom, have acres of land to while away their time on, perhaps horse-riding or quad biking. If a swimming pool, tennis court or even a helipad is desired, there is no shortage of space for one, or even all three! (subject to any relevant planning consents).

Halnaker, or 'The Gateway to Goodwood' as it has become known, is ideally located for day-to-day requirements, leisure pursuits and travel. Both the Cathedral City of Chichester and the world-renowned Goodwood Estate are within a few miles. The south coast beaches and marinas are also within a short drive, and if travel to the capital is required there is a choice of mainline stations; Chichester to London Victoria in about 1 hour and 30 minutes, and Barnham to London Victoria, London Waterloo and London Bridge in approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes. There is a good choice of well-regarded state and independent schools in the area for all age groups, including Boxgrove C of E Primary School, Westbourne House School and the recently opened Chichester Free School.
 

STEP INSIDE The accommodation on the ground floor is well laid out and conducive to modern family living.

A spacious Reception Hall greets your visitors as they enter via the charming front porch. Feeling more like a room than just a hallway, there is ample space here for a large dresser or perhaps a desk.

The Drawing Room has a large expanse of glazing to its southern elevation which curves around at one end, providing an outlook towards the large pond and the driveway entrance. There are double doors onto the garden terrace, a fine recessed stone fireplace with herringbone brick inset, and a unique inset bookcase with wooden carved edging.

The Dining Room sits between the kitchen and the drawing room, with access to both, and has fine views down the garden towards the paddocks. There are double glass doors linking it with the main reception hall.

For adults 'working from home' or for scholars 'doing homework' The Study is of a generous size and is located, at the opposite side of the kitchen from the family room, just far enough away to provide a quieter spot for more serious matters.

The Family Room has a dual aspect providing charming views over the gardens. This is a comfortable room for relaxing in, with doors into the garden being useful in the warmer months, and an equally useful wood-burning stove, in addition to underfloor heating, to take the chill off during the colder ones.

Connecting it all together perfectly, is the charming country-style Kitchen/Breakfast Room, the family's hub of the home complete with underfloor heating. To one end the large kitchen area is well-fitted with an extensive range of quality units with a complimenting blend of granite and wooden worktops. The large central island provides an extensive work area and, as is often desired in county homes, there's a large oil-fired AGA, in addition to a useful electric hob. To the other end, a large bay with vaulted and beamed ceiling provides a very pleasant space for family dining and catching up with each other. There are broad views over the gardens where a variety of wildlife visitors, including deer, often providing some interesting observation! Double doors lead onto the terrace for outdoor dining.

A Second Hallway with entrances from both the front and back of the house, is located close to the large Boot Room, ideally placed for when coming home with muddy boots and wet dogs in tow! With tiled flooring, butler sink and ample space for storing outdoor clothing, and dog baskets, it has an extensive range of fitted cupboards incorporating a wine rack, and plenty space for additional fridge/freezers if desired. Perhaps unusually for a boot room, it also has the luxury of underfloor heating which is probably much appreciated after a winter stroll. The underfloor heating is continued through the hallway to the Cloakroom located just at the back entrance.

There are two staircases rising to the upper floor, one from each of the hallways, leading to both ends of the L-shaped upper hallway.

The Master Bedroom Suite is located to the rear of the house with pleasant views out to the paddocks. At one end there are his-and-hers walk-in wardrobes, whilst to the other a step-up leads into the well-fitted En-suite Bathroom with stand-alone bath, separate walk-in shower and underfloor heating.

Bedroom Two/Guest Suite is a double aspect room, providing your visitors with the opportunity to enjoy the pleasant views over the grounds, and comes complete with its own En-suite Shower Room.

Four Further Bedrooms and a Family Bathroom complete the accommodation on the first floor.
 

STEP OUTSIDE On the approach, the access is from Tinwood Lane, over a cattle grid and onto the long driveway leading to the front of the house, where there is ample space to park several vehicles. To one side of the entrance there is large ornamental pond surrounded by interesting and mature planting, whilst to the other is a lawned area, partially concealed by high hedging, and an ideal site for a large barn/garage perhaps for a classic car enthusiast who relishes local events in the area!

There is an extensive ground-keepers area concealed within established planting and hedging, and perfect for the storage of tools and garden machinery. From here, a pedestrian gate set within high hedging leads onto the upper fields, which has vehicular accesses from both Stane Street and Tinwood Lane.

To the rear, a large split-level terrace offers a choice of areas for 'al fresco' dining, connected by a stone archway with a productive vine clambering over. At the lower level, beside a pretty pond, a gate is set within a second archway and leads onto an extensive area of lawn where there are two impressive Oak trees, a greenhouse and vegetable patch. An open ranch-style fence runs the width of the plot and divides the gardens from the lower paddocks, without obstructing the views, and there is vehicular access from the lane and another onto from the paddock onto the garden lawn. A Public Footpath crossed the paddock which lies beyond the formal garden.

Within the grounds and mainly hidden from sight by hedging and planting, there are two large Dutch storage tents.
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Chichester District Council
Council Tax Band 'G'
Mains electricity, water, drainage
Oil fired heating
Broadband internet connectivity
 

DIRECTIONS From the A27 Chichester to Brighton: exit at the A285 towards Petworth. Continue past the right turning to village of Boxgrove and past The Angelsey Arms further along on the right. Take the next turning on the right onto Tinwood Lane, where the entrance to The Folly is the first driveway on the left, across the cattle grid. 


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09 January 2019

Nearest stations

  • Barnham (3.8 mi)
  • Chichester (4.4 mi)
  • Fishbourne (5.4 mi)
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  • Chichester (4.4 mi)
  • Fishbourne (5.4 mi)
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