Property for sale Church Road, Yapton
Guide Price £575,000
An attractive period cottage (2551 sq ft) of immense character with a garage and large rear garden located on a quiet road in the rural village of Yapton.
Rose Cottage can be dated back to the very early 18th century, with later additions and has had a number of uses throughout time, notably during part of the 19th century when the eastern side of the accommodation was extended and used as the local village shop. The property is Listed Grade II and offers historic, characterful and deceptively spacious accommodation with the added benefit of annex potential to the rear. Along with many original features which include a large inglenook fire place, original flooring (in some areas) and exposed beams a key feature is a large, well kept, mature garden.
Enter through the main entrance located on the eastern side of the property and you find yourself in a stunning dining room with original stone flooring (in part) and an original open fire, currently fitted with a wood burning stove. Moving further into the property there is a cleverly positioned conservatory and an inner hall (complete with the main staircase and exposed beams) leads to a cloakroom and a breakfast room. The latter contains the original and now second staircase, is a very flexible space and to the rear leads into a country style, fitted kitchen complete with original, brick built bread oven. To the front of the ground floor accommodation lies a south facing sitting room with a large inglenook fireplace and just off this space there is a study. Both an attached garage and store completed the ground floor. The store (currently used to house garden equipment) could be converted into separate accommodation or an annex (subject to planning). Once up the main staircase on the first floor, off a central landing there are three double bedrooms all with a south facing aspect (2 with built in storage). A family bathroom and a large dressing room/4th bedroom located off the principal bedroom conclude the first floor. Throughout the first storey are exposed wooden floorboards which add yet further character to the historic and charming accommodation.
Outside to the rear there is a large, mature garden which is mainly laid to lawn with attractive flowering beds, shrubs and trees planted throughout. There are two separate terraced areas, catching the sun throughout the day and a small pond. Located towards the middle there is a very pretty Sussex flint wall which makes a nice feature and perfectly divides the garden into two spaces.
Situated within the conservation area and older part of Yapton village, Rose Cottage is ideally located for ease of access to the historic town of Arundel (seat of the Duke of Norfolk), cathedral city of Chichester and the mainline railway network at Barnham. Within the village there is a selection of shops, including a convenient co-op/post office and a butchers, village hall and playground. A short drive away is the popular beach at Climping along with the Bailiffscourt hotel, which benefits with a renowned restaurant and health spa.