Situated within an idyllic rural location and with far-reaching views, an extremely well presented barn conversion with the benefit of a detached annexe and landscaped walled gardens
This idyllic and beautifully presented rural property provides a wealth of period features, modern countryside living, abundance of natural light and the benefit of further accommodation within a self-contained annexe. Believed to have been originally converted 25 years ago, Highkettle Barn (kettle meaning flocks of buzzards wheeling and circling in the air) is approached from a quiet lane and sits within beautifully maintained grounds. The main barn is arranged over two floors and from the wide main stable door you enter a spacious entrance hall with flagstone flooring and underfloor heating. This area follows through to a dining area and the main double height sitting room with feature fireplace, many exposed beams and gallery looking over. The ground floor also provides an open-plan kitchen with exposed brickwork behind a Redfyre range, plenty of storage within counter to ceiling cabinets, and butler sink with views over adjoining farmland. From the other side of the entrance hall the main double height bedroom overlooks an attractive duck pond and has a smart en suite bathroom. Completing the ground floor there is a utility room and a cloakroom. Upstairs from the minstrels' gallery (which could be used as a secondary study area), there is a further large bedroom, access to a study/dressing room and a bathroom. Within the eves there is further storage.
Outside the detached annexe is a particular feature. With a large double bedroom, en suite shower room and open-plan kitchenette, this accommodation, in our opinion, would make an ideal b&b opportunity. Aside the annexe there is a large study and access to a sizeable workshop/garage. The driveway provides an abundance of space for parking along with access to a two-bay car port. The brick and flint walled gardens provides formal areas laid to lawn, al fresco dining areas and kitchen garden with raised bedding areas.
Surrounded by farmland the attractive rural hamlet of Colworth is situated within easy travelling distance to the cathedral city of Chichester, and locally, the popular village of Oving. The village has a beautiful 13th century church, village hall and popular public house and is ideally situated for access to the South Downs National Park and Chichester Harbour. Chichester offers a broad range of shopping, cultural and leisure facilities including the renowned Festival Theatre, galleries, museums and restaurants. Aside from sailing, leisure facilities within the area include golf at either Goodwood or Hunston, bathing from the beaches off West Wittering and the National Trust owned East Head, horse riding and walking around the harbour and on The Downs. Horseracing may be enjoyed at Goodwood where the annual Festival of Speed, and Revival meetings are also hosted. The mainline station in Chichester provides a regular service to London Victoria in about 1 hour 40 minutes, and Havant station to the west provides a faster service to London Waterloo in about 1 hour 20 minutes.