Almodington Village £1,225,000
- Price £1,225,000
- Location Chichester
- Type Country House
- Bedroom 8
- Status Available
This is a unique opportunity to purchase a fantastic country property located in the sleepy hamlet of Almodington which is only a short drive south of the Cathedral city of Chichester, the property is close to the Medmerry nature reserve and only a very short drive away from the stunning West Sussex coastlne and beautiful beaches of East & West Wittering.
The nearby village of East Wittering is a bustling seaside location with a wide range of shops including a butchers, bakery, a greengrocers, some small supermarkets and a host of other useful local retailers, this busy little seaside town really is a traditional high street of thriving independant business's, further afield Chichester city centre offers an array of the usual big high street names, restaurants, cafes and is famed for still retaining its independant traders which make this town so popular.
To the north of Chichester is the beautiful South Downs National Park, beaches are only a short distance away including the stunning beaches at West Wittering which is noted as being one of the top 10 beaches in the world and is a popular destination year round for both people living locally and tourists alike.
Easton House is an interesting property, it has huge potential and is extremely versatile, the layout could equally suit a family with live in staff or with an extended family, including a detached guest bungalow and large barn which offers excellent secure storage for up to nine cars.
All of the buildings are set well back from a quiet country lane with secure main entrance gates opening onto a long driveway leading to the main house, the detached guest bungalow is to the left with its own driveway parking and the detached barn is located to the rear, beyond the barn is an area of land ideal for creating paddocks and if required there are perefect areas suitable for stables to be erected stpp.
The main house offers a well balanced and spacious living space with five bedrooms, three reception rooms and three bathrooms, it is immaculately presented throughout and makes for a perfect family house, the room sizes are superb and include a 30' x 18' kitchen day/room, 30' x 12' lounge and a 32' x 18' drawing room, plus a study and utility room, upstairs the five bedrooms are all great sizes with all but one being true double rooms, there is large family bathroom, a further WC and the master bedroom naturally has an en suite bathroom.
The main house is very private and is secluded, it is set back from the country lane with well screened, secure boundaries, the house is surrounded by traditional gardens with expanses of lawns, an array of well tended shrub borders and a host of mature trees, if preferred a separate driveway to the main house could easily be created with very little problem.
Across the main driveway from the main house is "The Old Bakery" formerly this building was used as a small commercial enterprise but now has been converted and refurbished to offer an excellent living space in excess of 1300sq ft with a large entrance/dining hall, spacious lounge, three double bedrooms all with en suite bathrooms and an eat in kitchen that has just been fully fitted with a brand new range of luxury wall and base units which includes all built in appliances.
"The Old Bakery" could be used as either additional accommodation to the main house, ideal for extended families, or use as a guest/nanny suite, alternativley it could be let or used as a very lucrative holiday rental/bed and breakfast enterprise for which their is great demand locally throughout the year due to the close proximity of the coast & countryside, we understand that these types of rentals attract premium rates many with bookings made years in advance for key periods such as The Festival of Speed week, The Revival and of course Glorious Goodwood.
The detached barn is of a modern construction and appears to have been built solidly and extremely well, it is of modern construction but timber clad to appear more traditional, this structure offers much potential, maybe to be converted to a residential living space to compliment the existing properties or it could be developed for future sale.
Currently the barn is being used as garaging with space for up to nine cars, this could be ideal for a purchaser involved in the motor trade or someone who is a collector of cars and requires secure storage, if not the barn could be useful for buyers intending to keep livestock or horses at the property, either way it really is an untapped commodity right now which in the right hands could become very valuable.
The layout of the properties on the land and the access to them is such that it could they could easily be split up into individual lots to create three separate residences which would all have their own gardens and which would not impact on the privacy or enjoyment of the others, the land to the rear of the property would be ideal for livestock or adequate for keeping up to four horses with good riding country in the surrounding area which have no main roads.