The Coach House is a unique property situated in a quiet, rural and private location on the edge of the South Downs. It was converted in 1979 from a former coach house and stables. The house provides both spacious and flexible accommodation in a delightful colonial style with many interesting features including vaulted ceilings, wooden floors to parts lovely views over the private gardens and on to the adjacent open countryside beyond.The Property
- The Coach House is a unique property situated in a quiet, rural, private location on the edge of the South Downs. It was converted in 1979 from a former coach house and stables. The house provides both spacious and flexible accommodation, with many interesting features including: vaulted ceilings, wooden parquet floors in some areas and lovely views over the private gardens and on to the adjoining open countryside beyond.
The accommodation includes an entrance hall with steps down to the large reception hall, which is open plan to the kitchen/breakfast room. From the reception hall, double doors open into the sitting room, with a high-vaulted ceiling and dual aspect views overlooking the gorgeous, landscaped gardens. There is a working fireplace (not currently used), a delightful large bay window and French doors that lead directly out on to the terrace and gardens beyond. Again, from the reception hall, a small step leads up to the dining room which, in turn, has double doors leading to the garden room.
Open to the reception hall, the kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a range of fitted wall and base units, with ample worktops, an electric hob, double oven and fully integrated fridge, freezer and dishwasher. There is an area for a table and chairs. Off the kitchen, the utility room is plumbed for a washing machine and a dryer, and has good storage. A door with steps leads down to the covered rear porch with a potting area, as well as an external stainless-steel sink with drainer and worktop. From the entrance hall a corridor gives access to three double bedrooms, a family bathroom and a shower room, all on the ground floor. One of the bedrooms has direct access on to the enclosed courtyard.
From the reception hall a staircase leads to the first floor where the good size master bedroom with ensuite bathroom and a second double bedroom are located. Both rooms have lovely rural views.The Outside
- The property is approached via a private drive which leads through small wrought iron gates to a tarmac driveway with parking for several cars. The property benefits of a double garage with plenty of space above which could be converted into an office/gym or annex (STPP). The delightful and well-tended garden includes large areas of lawn with well-established borders and beds including mature shrubs, trees and hedging. The current owner is a very keen horticulturist so there are many fine plants to be seen throughout the year. In all the property extends to approximately 0.525 acres (including the entrance drive).Historical Note
- The Coach House forms a part of the Burton Hill Estate. The hamlet includes the Grade II listed main house built in 1840's, designed by the Gothic revival architect, Augustus Pugin, best known for his work on The Palace of Westminster. The Estate was bequeathed to the Society of Jesuits as a retirement home for monks, remaining in their ownership until 1978 when the Burton Hill Estate was sold in its entirety.Situation
- The Coach House is located just 2.5 miles south of Petworth. Petworth is a delightful market Town set in the heart of the South Downs National Park, and provides a perfect blend of history, culture and shopping. Petworth has numerous cafes, boutiques and antique shops amongst its cobbled streets. It is teeming with historical houses including Leconfield Hall, a Georgian building located on the market square - the focus for the popular monthly Farmers' Market. The newly renovated Hall has a cinema and community space for concerts/performances. The town is surrounded by the Capability Brown designed grounds of Petworth House, a 17th century Grade 1 listed National Trust stately home.Schools
- There is a wide selection of well-regarded schools in the area, both state and private, including nearby Seaford College, Midhurst Rother College, Godalming Sixth Form College, Duncton C of E Junior School, Graffham C of E Primary School, Dorset House School and Great Ballard School.Recreation
- Nearby Goodwood Estate offers a range of activities including horse racing,
motor racing, golf, aerodrome and The Kennels Clubhouse. Goodwood's
annual Festival of Speed and Revival are very popular. The Cathedral City of
Chichester offers further amenities including Chichester Festival Theatre;
whilst Chichester Harbour and the accessible south coast offer numerous
- LPG central heating boiler with radiators and hot water tank. Mains electricity and
water. Shared private drainage.