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Chichester

£995,000 (Sold Subject To Contract)

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Occupying a semi-rural location on the edge of East Lavant village at the foot of the Downs and adjacent to the National Park, a unique attached period house. The property which has been imaginatively extended by the present owner over the last 30 years or so, now offers 3 spacious bedrooms with the potential for creating a 4th, adjacent brick and tiled barn comprising 3-4 car garage and workshop, with self-contained 1/2 bedroomed flat over. The property is set in delightful part-walled gardens with small paddock extending to ¾ of an acre with rural views and the property has oil fired central heating and a wealth of architectural features. The local Post Office Stores at Summersdale are approximately ¾ mile distant and Chichesters pedestrian precinct, Cathedral and Festival Theatre are all within 1 ½ miles or so.

Occupying a semi-rural location on the edge of East Lavant village at the foot of the Downs and adjacent to the National Park, a unique attached period house. The property which has been imaginatively extended by the present owner over the last 30 years or so, now offers 3 spacious bedrooms with the potential for creating a 4th, adjacent brick and tiled barn comprising 3-4 car garage and workshop, with self-contained 1/2 bedroomed flat over.

The property is set in delightful part-walled gardens with small paddock extending to ¾ of an acre with rural views and the property has oil fired central heating and a wealth of architectural features.

The local Post Office Stores at Summersdale are approximately ¾ mile distant and Chichester's pedestrian precinct, Cathedral and Festival Theatre are all within 1 ½ miles or so.

The accommodation is arranged as follows.

Front door to:


GALLERIED ENTRANCE HALL: 14' x 9' 6" (4.27m x 2.9m) Double radiator. Glazed double doors to front garden. Vaulted ceiling and brick flooring.

SITTING ROOM: 27' x 14' 8" (8.23m x 4.47m) Large open fireplace with carved timber surround. Flagstone hearth. Fitted storage cupboards to one side and recessed bookcase to the either. Two Myson fan convector radiators. Bay window with fitted window seats.

DINING ROOM: 19' 10" x 10' 11" (6.05m x 3.33m) Open fireplace with old cast iron range and brick surround. Bay window. Myson fan convector radiator. Understairs store cupboard. Door to rear lobby and kitchen.



KITCHEN/DINING ROOM: 26' x 12' 4" (7.92m x 3.76m) Kitchen area with range of custom made pine base cupboards. Large stoneware sink with mixer tap. Oil fired Aga. Space for fridge freezer. Terracotta tiled floor. Step up to Dining Area: Exposed ceiling beams. Radiator. Airing cupboard with lagged copper cylinder (immersion). Integrated Hi-Fi system. Stable door to rear vestibule and garden.



REAR LOBBY: Terracotta tile floor. Boiler cupboard housing Redfire oil fired boiler for domestic hot water and central heating. Glazed door to garden. Door to:



UTILITY ROOM: 13' x 5' 6" (3.96m x 1.68m) Space for fridge and freezer. Shelved store cupboard. Range of wall cupboards. Half-glazed stable door to garden.

CLOAKS/SHOWER ROOM: Fully tiled shower cubicle with Aqualisa control and glazed screen. Pedestal wash basin. Low level WC.

Stairs to:

GALLERIED 1ST FLOOR LANDING/STUDY AREA: 3 eaves store cupboards. Velux window. Exposed brick and flint walling. Corridor with exposed beams, eaves store cupboards and radiator leading to:

MASTER BEDROOM: 16' 4" x 13' 4" (4.98m x 4.06m) Two double wardrobes with cupboards over. Two double radiators. Three eaves store cupboards. Recessed drawer unit.

BATHROOM ENSUITE: Panelled bath with mixer tap shower attachment. Vanity unit with marble surround and drawers below. Low level WC. Heated chromium towel rail. Dimplex fan heater.



REAR LANDING: Double radiator. Door to:

BEDROOM 2: 10' 4" x 11' (3.15m x 3.35m) Built-in wardrobe. Shelved store cupboard with cupboards below. Door to:



FAMILY BATHROOM: Panelled bath with mixer tap shower attachment. Bidet. Low level WC. Pedestal wash basin. Heated chromium plated towel rail. Dimplex heater. Door to landing.



BEDROOM 3: 13' 4" x 11' (4.06m x 3.35m) Double radiator.

SERVICES: Mains water and electricity. Propane gas to barn.



EXTERIOR: he property is approached via a shared gravelled drive leading to a courtyard with space for 4-5 cars, leading to a large brick and tiled barn. Comprising:



TRIPLE GARAGE & WORKSOP: 40' x 20' 10" (12.19m x 6.35m) Three pairs of double timber doors. Electric light and power. Potterton gas boiler boiler for domestic hot water and central heating. Inspection pit. Lagged hot water cylinder. Lean-to store.

Adjacent to the garage is an:

OPEN FRONTED STORE: Storage for propane gas cylinders with covered lean-to entrance.



STABLE STORE: 15' x 12' (4.57m x 3.66m) Feed and tack area.

Outside stairs to:

1ST FLOOR LOBBY: Store cupboard. Door to:

KITCHEN/LIVING ROOM: 36' 6" x 14' 3" (11.13m x 4.34m) Exposed ceiling and upright timbers. Five eaves store cupboards. TV aerial and telephone points. Glazed loft doors. Two Myson convector fan heaters. KITCHEN AREA: Range of limed oak faced base and wall cupboards. Inset stoneware sink with mixer tap. Gas cooker. Space for fridge/freezer. Extractor fan. Door to:

BEDROOM: 12' 10" x 14' 3" (3.91m x 4.34m) Exposed ceiling timbers. Two eaves store cupboards. Recessed drawer unit. Built in double wardrobe with cupboard over.

SHOWER ROOM: Thermostat controlled shower with glazed screen. Extractor fan. Heated ladder rack towel rail.



BATHROOM: White suite comprising panelled bath with mixer tap and shower attachment. Low level WC. Vanity unit with cupboard below and white corian marble surround. Dimplex fan heater. Heated chromium plated towel rail. Jack 'n' Jill doors to sitting room and bedroom.

EXTERIOR: To the front of the property is a lawned garden with well-stocked flowerbeds, climbing roses and shrubs with mature Lime trees and additional car parking spaces. A wrought iron gate leads to a delightful brick and paved terrace with mature Mulberry tree. Low brick and flint retaining walls providing ample seating. Brick and flint garden wall. The terrace leads on to a large covered vestibule giving direct access to the kitchen. The main garden lies to the east, being laid to lawn with well-stocked flowerbeds, shrubberies and trees. Creeper clad pergola. To the south is a mature brick and flint garden wall with gateway leading to a further small lawned garden area, bounded by herbaceous flowerbeds and shrubs. A clipped Yew archway leads to a further rear garden area with aluminium framed greenhouse, oil tank, compost area and old Anderson shelter 30' x 7'2, with electric light. To the front of the property is a small post and rail fenced paddock and garden area with range of fruit trees, timber-built pony shelter and shrubs. The whole extends to approximately ¾ of an acre.

PRICE GUIDE: £995,000 FREEHOLD

DIRECTIONS: From the centre of Chichester proceed north on the A286 Midhurst Road. Follow the road for approximately 1/3 mile passing the Festival Theatre and turn right into Wellington Road. At the 'T' junction turn left into Summersdale Road and at the 'Y' junction bear right into Fordwater Road and follow the road passing over the River Lavant and at the far end of the lane will be found 1 & 2 Fordwater Cottages, No1 being the one nearest as you drive in.

Please Note: Neither the heating system nor the services have been checked by the Agents.



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Features
  • Unique period house with self-contained annexe
  • 3 beds in main house with potential to create a fourth
  • 3/4 car garage with 1/2 bed flat over
  • Galleried entrance hall
  • Large kitchen/dining room
  • Master bedroom with ensuite
  • 2 further bedrooms
  • Anderson shelter
  • Part walled garden and small paddock
  • Gardens extend to approx. 3/4 of an acre

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