Property for sale Downs Road, West Stoke
Guide Price £899,000
An elegant and spacious rural property (2,864 sq ft) with stunning views of The South Downs and the historical Kingley Vale, located a short distance from Chichester
Forming the western wing of this historic building and believed to have been constructed in the 1700's, The Coach House offers spacious and secure accommodation within a stunning rural environment. Originally staff living quarters for Woodend House, this converted property provides many Georgian features including high ceilings throughout, impressive open fireplace and arched windows. On the ground floor the entrance hall leads through to a light and bright drawing room with access to both the front and rear garden. To the other side a large 22' dining room and elegant staircase to upstairs. Beyond is a substantial kitchen/breakfast room with much storage and access to the rear patio (which has gate access to Downs Road and the nearby bridlepath to Kingley Vale). Off the kitchen is also a large walk-in pantry and a separate utility room. Further rooms on the ground floor include a study and a cloakroom. Upstairs there is a long landing which leads to impressive bedroom accommodation with both the main and guest bedrooms featuring en suite bathrooms and dressing rooms. There are two further double bedrooms and a shower room.
The Coach House sits in beautiful landscaped gardens which are mainly laid to lawn but with many flowering shrubs and plants within the borders. To the rear of the house is a private west-facing patio with access at one end to a detached double garage and the other end access to Downs Road. The property is approached on a gravelled drive where there is off street parking to the front of the house. Visitor parking is also available.
Located within the attractive and sought after rural hamlet of Woodend, surrounded by stunning downland countryside, the property is ideally situated for access to the South Downs National Park. The nearby thriving village of Funtington has a 13th century parish church, village shop with post office, and popular public house. The neighbouring village of West Ashling has a primary school and there is an excellent organic butchers at Adsdean. The surrounding countryside of the Kingley Vale Nature Reserve provides many opportunities for walking, riding and mountain biking. Chichester Harbour and the historic sailing village of Bosham are some four miles away and the waters of the Solent and Chichester Harbour provide some of the best sailing facilities within easy reach of London. The cathedral city of Chichester offers a superb selection of shops, bars and restaurants. The city is particularly renowned for the highly regarded Festival Theatre, Pallant House Gallery, weekly markets and close proximity to Goodwood, famous for its motor circuit and race course. Further activities on the estate include golf and flying. Rail links to London are well serviced with a fast line from Havant and Petersfield to Waterloo via Guildford (approx 1hr 20), and from Chichester to Victoria via Gatwick Airport (approx 1hr 40).