Property for sale Singleton, Chichester, West Sussex
Guide Price £835,000
Situated among the rolling hills of the South Down's National Park in the village of Singleton, close to the renowned Goodwood Estate, this attractive period cottage offers a wealth of charm and character and to the rear has a good size mature garden.
1 Rose Cottage is a most appealing, unusually bright and spacious, cottage situated in the heart of the highly sought after Downland village of Singleton. This Grade II, flint and brick property is complimented by a charming and mature garden to the rear. The present owner has upgraded the property adding a fully fitted kitchen, recessed ceiling lighting and oak flooring throughout the ground floor, wood burner and wooden shutters to all windows. The property offers as a boutique B&B at present with B&B clients having access to a well-appointed suite without impinging on the private quarters of the owner. We understand that the web site for the B&B is also included in the guide price should the purchaser/s wish to continue this small and successful business.
A light and spacious entrance hall leads (at the rear of the hallway) through to the B&B suite with en-suite bathroom. This cheerful, double aspect room is fully carpeted, with fitted cupboards, TV point and integral refrigerator. There is also a separate guest WC off the hallway. Glass doors open unto an inner hallway in the main part of the cottage with beautiful stone fireplace, wooden flooring and fitted bookcase. From here you enter the large, double aspect drawing room with recessed fireplace, log burner, fitted shelving, wooden flooring, windows to front and rear and French doors opening unto a charming patio area - which in turn leads directly to the garden. From the drawing room, double glass doors lead to the dining room which also has doors leading onto the patio - ideal for al fresco dining. Further double glass doors lead into the pretty white and blue kitchen with recessed skylight above the table area, a generous range of wall and floor units, American refrigerator/freezer, AEG oven and Induction hob. There is a separate utility area which houses another WC, sink and storage area.
Upstairs there are three further good sized bedrooms - one presently converted to form an office with fitted storage, bookcase and desk unit. This room could easily be converted back to a fourth bedroom if required. There are fitted cupboards in both of the remaining bedrooms, fitted carpets throughout and wooden shutters on all windows. The family bathroom overlooks the garden and is fitted with bath, power shower, WC and cupboards. It is of note that the outlook, from both upper and lower windows of Rose Cottage, is exceptionally attractive in all aspects - revealing surrounding period cottages and the famous Levin Down to the rear and side of the house.
The generous, fully enclosed, garden to the rear of Rose Cottage has several mature, well stocked rose beds, a range of interesting and mature trees including a central apple tree, vegetable area, two garden sheds and a glazed sun room. There is an adjoining tiled patio area through a small picket fence encircled by a mature, and we are told, a very productive, grape vine.
There is off road parking to the front of the property which is partially covered in the warmer months by climbing roses and a mature wisteria.
The property is located centrally within the pretty downland village of Singleton some 7 miles to the north of the Cathedral City of Chichester. The villages location within the foothills of the South Downs National Park offers ease of access to a wealth of footpaths, bridleways and the renowned South Downs Way. The village has a vibrant community which centres around the village hall, public house and Grade I listed parish church located to the south of the village centre. The latter has origins dating back to Saxon times and is steeped in history. Further history and education can be found at the Weald and Downland Museum which lies on the outskirts of the village and the stunning West Dean Estate which is a mile further on. The Cathedral city of Chichester provides more extensive shopping and leisure facilities. The A3 London to Portsmouth road can be accessed at Petersfield providing access through the Hindhead tunnel to Guildford, London, Heathrow, Gatwick and the M25. There is a fine selection of schools in the area including Conifers in Easebourne, Bedales and Churchers College in Petersfield, Seaford College near Petworth, Westbourne House, Oakwood and Prebendal in Chichester.
Sports & Country Pursuits
Events and sporting activities in the area include the Goodwood Festival of Speed and Revival events for motoring enthusiasts, horseracing at Goodwood and Fontwell racecourses, polo at Cowdray Park, golf at nearby Goodwood, Cowdray and Pulborough and bathing off the beaches at the Witterings. Chichester Harbour has a multitude of moorings (subject to availability) and there are nearbyberthing and lifting facilities in both Birdham Pool and Chichester Marina. Other local attractions include: The Weald and Downland Open Air Museum, West Dean Gardens, Goodwood House, Stansted Park and Petworth House.
Distances & Transports
Goodwood Racecourse: 2 miles, Haslemere: 14 miles (London Waterloo 54 minutes), Chichester: 7 miles, Midhurst: 6 miles, Southampton Airport: 39 miles, Gatwick Airport: 45 miles, Central London: 61 miles
All distances are approximate.