Property for sale Poling Street, Poling, near Arundel
Guide Price £1,500,000
A rare opportunity to acquire a fine Georgian country house with elegant proportions and beautifully landscaped walled gardens, set within the heart of this popular rural village, a stones throw from an historic Saxon church
Believed to date to the early 1700's, with later Victorian additions, The Old Vicarage is a gorgeous five-bedroom country residence set within a private rural setting with stunning walled garden and south-facing grounds. The main house provides elegant proportions with high ceilings and many period features throughout, which include open fireplaces and window shutters.
On the ground floor you enter a light and spacious entrance hall, providing access to the formal south-facing sitting room with French windows opening onto the patio. Adjacent is the large dining room with a feature fireplace, which follows through to the kitchen/breakfast room. To the side of the kitchen there is a utility room, scullery/boot room (with feature bread oven and butlers sink), and dry log store outside the back door. Overlooking the driveway there is a further large reception/music room and returning next to the entrance hall there is a good-sized study which overlooks the rear garden. A particular feature is that the first-floor accommodation can be accessed by two separate flights of stairs. All five bedrooms are of roughly equal size, with three bedrooms offering far-reaching rural views, two family bathrooms, a separate w/c and an en suite shower room to one of the bedrooms.
Garden and Grounds
Approached off Poling Street, a rural no-through lane, there is a large gravel drive which runs to the side of the main house along with a recently constructed oak framed double garage. The garden and grounds lie predominantly off the southern and western elevations from the main house, and due to being walled off all the boundaries, offers a high degree of privacy. Throughout there are a number of flowering shrubs and plants and mature trees providing all-year colour and contrast. From the patio there is an impressive sweeping lawn along with an ornamental pond. To the side of the house there is a green house, which provides access to an inner courtyard, which subject to the usual planning consents could be converted to form additional accommodation to the main house. Towards the western boundary there is a further lawn, wild flower meadow and orchard. At the end of the garden there is a gate which opens onto the pathway leading directly to the church.
Situated within the heart of the rural village of Poling, The Old Vicarage is located a very short stroll down a path from the Saxon church of St Nicholas, which predates the Norman Conquest. This stunning church contains a memorial to the Kent and England batsman Colin Cowdrey. Poling has strong medieval connections with the Knights of St John and St John's Priory, which the Knights built in the village, which now forms part of Farirplace Farm.
Poling is located 3 miles to the east of the historic market town of Arundel. Arundel is well known for its famous medieval castle, seat of the Duke of Norfolk and Georgian architecture. Consistently considered as one of the finest towns in the country and made famous internationally for its antique dealerships. Once a thriving fishing town the public houses and fisherman's cottages have made way for traditional tearooms, boutiques and an eclectic mix of independent restaurants. Now well known for its numerous festivals throughout the year including the Art trail, Food Festival and Arundel by Candlelight. There is a wide choice of sporting and recreational activities in the surrounding area including tennis courts and a bowling green within the town whilst horse racing can be found at Goodwood where the annual Festival of Speed and Revival meetings are also hosted. Golf is available at Ham Manor and Goodwood, and sailing from Littlehampton Marina and Chichester Harbour. Drama and music are catered for at Arundel's Priory Playhouse and Chichester's famous Festival Theatre.
A mainline station at Arundel provides services to both London (Victoria) and Gatwick Airport, with Angmering station providing direct services to Worthing and Brighton. There are good road connections to London and the wider motorway network via the A27 and A24.
Distances & Transport
Arundel Station: 2.5 miles Angmering Station: 6 miles (via A27) Arundel: 3.5 miles Chichester: 13 miles Worthing: 8 miles Brighton: 21 miles Gatwick Airport: 38 miles Central London: 61 miles