Property for sale Dempsey Road, Chichester
Guide Price £995,000
A superbly converted period detached former Chapel of immense character with a stunning vaulted ceiling to the living areas, combining period features with stylish contemporary attributes, with a south facing garden just over a mile north of the city.
This unique former Chapel is located within a relatively short distance from the city in the sought after, leafy residential suburb of Summersdale. The property offers spacious accommodation with an excellent degree of natural light combined with a comfortable ambience.
On entering the property the fabulous reception hall leads to two ground floor bedrooms and opens into the magnificent main living areas. The stunning vaulted ceiling features a series of fascinating A-frame painted metal struts and remarkable ecclesiastic arched windows with deep chamfered walls and sills. The main living areas are open plan comprising a large sitting room and dining room, stylish bespoke kitchen with an excellent range of wall and base units, island with integrated cupboards and breakfast bar and a separate breakfast table with seating. The open plan sitting room area has a contemporary wood burning stove and tall French doors leading out to the sun terrace and south facing garden. A partly partitioned area provides a useful open plan study area and a further games area with space for a billiard table or baby grand piano. The ground floor also offers a sitting/tv room to one side, a utility room and separate large laundry room. The two ground floor double bedrooms both have en-suite bathrooms, one of which can also be accessed from the hall. Separate to the main house and to the rear of the garage there is a music room.
The imposing staircase has a galleried half landing overlooking the living areas and stairs leading to the first-floor landing and two further bedrooms with vaulted ceilings. One bedroom has an ensuite shower room whereas the spacious principal bedroom has an impressive en-suite bathroom with shower cubicle, bath two wash hand basins and a large Port Hole window.
Gardens and Grounds
The Chapel is approached over a gravelled driveway with off street parking for two vehicles leading to a large detached garage and separate side entrance. The rear garden runs the length of the Chapel and features a beautiful south facing paved sun terrace leading out to a neatly kept lawn and flower beds with a variety of shrubs and trees. The garden features a well established yew hedge and along the eastern boundary there is a tall brick and flint wall, providing an excellent degree of privacy.
The property is situated in the sough after residential leafy suburb of Summersdale. Ideally located within easy reach of the city centre which is just over a mile to the south and accessible to the South Downs National Park a short distance to the north. Nearby, there are useful local amenities which include a medical centre, convenience store/post office and the Brandy Hole Lane Nature Reserve, an enchanting woodland copse of about 15 acres. The historic cathedral city of Chichester offers comprehensive shopping facilities and a choice of social and recreational activities, accessible through the mainly level pedestrian areas of the beautifully preserved city. Cultural activities include Pallant House Gallery and Festival Theatre. There are renowned schools in the area, both in the public and the private sector. The mainline station in Chichester provides a regular service to London Victoria in about 1 hour 40 minutes (via Gatwick Airport). Havant station to the west provides a faster service to London Waterloo in about 1 hour 20 minutes.
Events and sporting activities in the area include Goodwood Festival of Speed and Revival events for motoring enthusiasts, horseracing at Goodwood and Fontwell, polo at Cowdray Park, golf at Goodwood, and beaches at the Witterings. Chichester Harbour provides moorings (subject to availability) and there are nearby berthing and lifting facilities in Birdham Pool and Chichester Marina. Other local attractions include: the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum, West Dean Gardens, Fishbourne Roman Palace, Tangmere Military Aviation Museum, Goodwood House, Stansted Park and Petworth House.
Distances and transport
City Centre: 1.25 miles, Chichester Marina: 3.6 miles, Birdham Marina: 2.4 miles, West Wittering Beach: 9 miles, Goodwood: 3 miles, Southampton Airport: 31 miles, Gatwick Airport: 45 miles, Central London: 70 miles, A27/A3 Junction: 10 miles