Property for sale Charlton Road, Singleton, West Sussex
Guide Price £675,000
Situated within the picturesque South Downs village of Singleton, an attractive and well presented Grade II listed cottage with the benefit of a lovely south-facing garden and a detached annexe
Believed to have been originally constructed in the 1700's, Thatch Cottage provides an exciting opportunity to live in a character period home in the centre of a quintessential downland village, with the benefit of a converted annexe ideal as a bed and breakfast or home office. The elevations are a combination of brick and flint with timber cladding, and the roof is mainly thatched with a small tiled section. It is believed that the property was originally constructed as two separate cottages though laterally converted to form one dwelling. Throughout the cottage there are many period features including a magnificent inglenook fireplace, exposed brickwork and many oak beams.
Upon entering the property, a generous hallway provides access to all the ground floor living rooms and cloakroom. The kitchen/breakfast room, with ample storage, has access onto the rear south-facing garden and leads through to the sitting room via a stable door. The sitting room is double aspect, with a wonderful inglenook fireplace and an exposed brick and timber wall. The dining room, with front aspect, also has exposed brickwork and beams. Upstairs there are three double bedrooms (each with built-in cupboards), with the main bedroom benefiting from pretty views over the South Downs, and the second bedroom from views over the village. A family bathroom completes the first floor accommodation.
Outside the gardens are of a classic cottage garden style, with the majority of the rear garden laid to lawn with various fruit trees and flowering shrubs and plants within the borders. The remainder of the rear garden is paved and provides an ideal outdoor entertaining area. The front garden has a gravel driveway with plenty of off-street parking. A particular feature is the former garage, which has been converted into a useful home office/studio and could be used for a variety of purposes, including bed and breakfast.
The village of Singleton lies between Chichester and Midhurst and within 2 miles of Goodwood, in the South Downs National Park. There are numerous attractions in the local area with West Dean Gardens nearby, and the Weald & Downland Open Air Museum within walking distance. Singleton, with its excellent pub, primary school, fine village cricket green, playground and church is surrounded by some of the prettiest countryside in West Sussex and yet within easy reach of Chichester and Goodwood. The popular primary school in West Dean, along with West Deans village shop and Tea rooms are just a short drive away. The rich countryside of the South Downs is immediately to hand with a varied choice of footpaths and bridleways. Singleton further benefits with a bus service linking Chichester to the south and Midhurst to the north.
Nearby Goodwood is internationally known for its famous racecourse and also provides a country club with tennis courts and two 18-hole golf courses. The annual Festival of Speed held at Goodwood has become a prominent international event as has the Revival of its historic motor circuit, celebrated with a 3-day event each year. The airfield close to the motor circuit also provides facilities for private aircraft. Chichester can be found approximately 7 miles to the south and provides a comprehensive range of shopping amenities, arranged partly within its pedestrianised centre dominated by the Norman cathedral and ancient city walls. The arts are well represented with facilities including the internationally known Festival Theatre and Pallant House Gallery housing one of the best modern art collections in the country. The West Sussex coast provides many other attractions with the waters of The Solent being particularly popular with sailors. There are a number of well known sailing clubs, most notably at Bosham, Itchenor, Chichester Marina and Birdham. The National Trust Reserve of East Head and its adjacent West Wittering beaches are some of the best areas of coastline in the south of England.