Short Distance to Local Schools, Chichester Harbour and the South Downs National Park
Coach House and Stable Conversion of Character
Ground Floor Bedroom Suite
Open Plan Kitchen/Family/Dining Room
Principal Bedroom Suite with Bathroom and Dressing Room
Two Further Bedrooms and Family Bathroom
Ample Casual Parking and Double Garage
Well-Established Partially Walled Garden
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The Garden House was formerly a coach house and stable building originally being part of the neighbouring Northlands House Estate, but subsequently redeveloped in the early 1980's creating a comfortable home of great character with well-proportioned rooms in this picturesque setting.
A generous reception hall of some 24 ft in length opens onto a light and spacious drawing room looking south and west with French doors opening onto the garden and an attractive fireplace currently fitted with a gas fire. The focus of everyday living is a well-appointed open plan kitchen/family/dining room. The farmhouse style kitchen with exposed beams and gas fired Aga is fitted with a good range of matching units, granite worksurfaces and integrated appliances. A large walk-in larder provides useful additional storage and a separate utility room keeps the white goods away from the main living areas. The ground floor bedroom suite is ideal for older relatives or extended family members who may wish to have a semi-independent suite with a nearby door from the hallway giving secondary access to the garden. The nearby study provides an ideal area for those wishing to work from home but could also be used as a reception room for the ground floor bedroom suite. On the first floor a generous landing leads to three large bedrooms including the principal bedroom suite with its own dressing room and bathroom. A family bathroom serves the remaining two bedrooms.
Outside Garden Cottage is set back from the private lane with plenty of private parking and access to a double garage providing secure parking and storage with two remote control up and over doors. A connecting door leads back into the house via the adjacent porch. A pretty low brick and flint wall encloses the garden to the front of the house where a west and south facing terrace is sheltered on two sides by well stocked borders. The garden behind the house is partially walled. A further terrace runs the length of the building and is approached by way of a stable door from the kitchen/family/dining room. This in turn leads to an area of decking enclosed by a low balustrade. The gardens are laid principally to lawn with further well-stocked borders and a number of trees. At the far end of the garden there is a semi-circular brick set terrace designed to catch the evening sun and beyond this a further screened area could be used as a kitchen garden if required.
Location Garden Cottage has a highly convenient location just to the north west of Chichester, between this popular cathedral city and the foot of the South Downs. From here, there is easy access to a number of popular local schools including Oakwood, Westbourne House and Bishop Luffa. The railway halt at Fishbourne is less than a mile away and connects with regular services to London via either Chichester to Victoria or Havant to Waterloo. There are convenience shops and a sub-post office nearby at Summersdale along with a health practice. More comprehensive facilities are available in Chichester itself, arranged partly within its pedestrianised centre. Sporting and recreational facilities in the surrounding area are numerous. Nearby Centurian's Way, a pedestrian/cycle way links the South Downs National Park with the South Coast cycle routes including Saltern's Way - a 12 mile route along Chichester Harbour to the sandy Blue Flag beaches at West Wittering. For those enjoying country pursuits, horse racing can be found at Goodwood and Fontwell, polo at Cowdray Park and many miles of footpaths and bridle paths cross the rich countryside of the South Downs. Goodwood, already famous for horse racing, also provides a golf course, its own private members club at The Kennels and motor enthusiasts can enjoy the annual Festival of Speed and the Revival of its historic motor circuit. The waters of Chichester Harbour provide some of the best sailing facilities within easy reach of London including a wide choice of sailing clubs, most noticeably at Bosham, Itchenor and Chichester Marina. The National Trust Reserve and Blue Flag beaches at East Head attract many visitors each year and the coastline is also a haven for windsurfing, land boarding and kite boarding. Communications are good with the A27 providing easy access to various towns and cities along the south coast, and the A3 provides easy road access to London via the Hindhead Tunnel. There is a private airfield at Goodwood for light aircraft and the choice of international airports at Southampton and Gatwick.
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