Property for sale Rew Lane, Summersdale, Chichester
Guide Price £1,000,000
With stunning views towards the Goodwood Estate, and sitting within grounds of approximately half an acre on the edge of Chichester, a substantial detached home (3,720 sq ft) with scope for further enlargement.
Old Orchard Place is a particularly spacious family home with well proportioned accommodation throughout. Situated within a tucked away position towards the end of Rew Lane, with an Easterly outloook towards Goodwood, the property benefits with beautifully maintained grounds of just under half an acre.
The property takes its name from being situated within the former grounds of Woodland Place, a late 19th century Grade II listed building located off Rew Lane.
On entering there is an immediate feeling of space with the entrance hallway extending the length of the main body of the house, with the principle rooms leading off both sides. Towards the southern end there is a spacious tri-aspect living room with a large conservatory beyond. Providing flexible accommodation there is a further sitting room, a dining room, a formal study and a further office space (all ideal for home working). To the rear of the house the smart kitchen/breakfast room enjoys distant views over the garden, adjoining farmland and South Downs beyond. Further ground floor accommodation includes a large double bedroom, a Jack & Jill en suite shower room, utility room and a cloakroom.
Upstairs there are three bedrooms and a family bathroom, all with views towards the downs. A further feature is the opportunity to convert a substantial loft space, which extends along the remaining length of the first floor.
Garden and Outbuildings
Situated off the Eastern side of Rew Lane, and accessed down a private drive, Old Orchard Place enjoys a peaceful position within beautifully maintained grounds of just under half an acre. The garden wraps substantially around three sides of the main house with a garage and car port off the northern side. Throughout the grounds there are areas laid to lawn interspersed with mature trees, a number of apple trees and flowering shrubs and plants. There is an attractive ornamental pond and a large west-facing patio, ideal for entertaining. An attractive brick built store is located to the rear of the house, along with two further garden stores and log store.
The property is situated off a cul-de-sac on the edge of the sought-after residential leafy suburb of Summersdale. Ideally located within easy reach of the city centre which is just over a mile to the south and accessible to the South Downs National Park a very short distance to the north. Nearby, there are useful local amenities which include a medical centre, convenience store/post office and garage. There is a bridlepath (named Hackett's Rew, after General Hackett from the English Civil War), which is accessed from the Eastern boundary, which links to the popular downland village of East Lavant which is approximately two thirds of a mile away.
The historic cathedral city of Chichester offers comprehensive shopping facilities and a choice of social and recreational activities, accessible through the mainly level pedestrian areas of the beautifully preserved city. Cultural activities include Pallant House Gallery and Festival Theatre. There are renowned schools in the area, both in the public and the private sector. The mainline station in Chichester provides a regular service to London Victoria in about 1 hour 40 minutes (via Gatwick Airport). Havant station to the west provides a faster service to London Waterloo in about 1 hour 20 minutes.
Events and sporting activities in the area include Goodwood Festival of Speed and Revival events for motoring enthusiasts, horseracing at Goodwood and Fontwell, polo at Cowdray Park, golf at Goodwood, and beaches at the Witterings. Chichester Harbour provides moorings (subject to availability) and there are nearby berthing and lifting facilities in Birdham Pool and Chichester Marina. Other local attractions include: the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum, West Dean Gardens, Fishbourne Roman Palace, Tangmere Military Aviation Museum, Goodwood House, Stansted Park and Petworth House.
Distances & Transport
City Centre: 1.6 miles, Chichester Marina: 6 miles, West Wittering Beach: 10 miles, Goodwood: 3 miles, Southampton Airport: 34 miles, Gatwick Airport: 50 miles, Central London: 71 miles, A27/A3 Junction: 13 miles
All distances are approximate and via road