Property for sale Honer Lane, South Mundham, Chichester
Guide Price £1,500,000
A superbly renovated and substantial barn conversion situated towards the end of a country lane within just over an acre of grounds and magnificent views to Pagham Harbour.
Believed to date back to the 1800's and having recently undergone a substantial programme of renovation throughout, Honer Barn is a superbly presented family home situated within stunning rural surrounds. The property provides a warm, light and airy atmosphere, accompanied with versatile accommodation and an exacting standard of finish.
A particular feature and ideal for entertaining, is the large double height open plan Kitchen/Drawing Room with vaulted ceiling, Aga and full height glazed double doors leading out both to the courtyard in the east and out to the garden to the west. Underfloor heating is also provided. The adjoining dual aspect Dining Room with wood burning stove has double doors opening out to a west-facing covered veranda with distant views across adjoining farmland. Within the northern wing of the property, accessed from the newly converted entrance hall, is a further family/sitting room with a feature wood burning stove, a rear entrance hall beyond (opening onto the central courtyard), a cloakroom and a large utility room. Within the southern arm of the property, accommodation is provided in the form of a substantial guest bedroom (with en suite facilities and seating area), two further double bedrooms and a family bathroom.
Worthy of mention and accessed via stairs from the main drawing room, is the stunning main bedroom with far-reaching southerly views towards Pagham Harbour. Spanning one side across the full width and height are bespoke built-in wardrobes and cupboards. In parallel to the full length of the bedroom is a superb double height en suite with a roll top bath and separate shower.
Garden, Grounds, Outbuildings and Ancillary Accommodation
Further accommodation is provided in the form of a detached and newly converted annexe. In our opinion this is ideal for a number of uses which includes accommodation for an au pair or relative, bed and breakfast opportunity or a home office/studio. Further outbuildings include a detached workshop (with electric), a detached barn style garage block incorporating a double car port, a third enclosed parking area and a dry log store.
Situated in an elevated position the garden and grounds measure just over an acre. Approached from a private rural lane there are two entrances to the property, one via the main drive to a large gravelled area, providing parking spaces for an ample number of vehicles (along with access to the garage block), and the second access via tall double height gates onto the central courtyard. The main grounds extend from the western elevation of the main house with large expansive areas laid to lawn with flowering shrubs, plants and mature trees within the borders. Running parallel to the southern boundary there is an attractive Lavender garden. A particular feature, adjacent to the workshop, is a large al fresco BBQ kitchen.
Honer Barn lies within very highly picturesque countryside with distant views towards Pagham Harbour Nature Reserve to the south (a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)) and the cathedral spire of Chichester to the north. From the property there are numerous footpaths providing glorious walks towards the harbour, the stunning and peaceful beach at Church Norton and hugely popular Crab & Lobster public house off Sidlesham Quay. The quay was once described by Pevsner as "a miniature Bosham", having been a busy port loading ships bound for France during the Napoleonic wars. Today it is now a beautifully tranquil nature reserve, famed for its wide variety of water-birds. Within nearby North Mundham and Runcton there are some popular farms shops, nurseries, church, public houses and a popular primary school.
The cathedral city of Chichester (approx. 5 miles distant) provides a more comprehensive range of shopping amenities arranged partly within its pedestrianised centre. The arts are well represented with Chichester being home to the internationally renowned Festival Theatre and award winning Pallant House Gallery. Nearby Goodwood, internationally known for its famous race course, also provides a private country club and golf course and hosts the annual Festival of Speed and the September Revival meeting at its historic motor circuit. There are a number of well known sailing clubs in the area, most notably at Itchenor, Dell Quay and the Chichester Yacht Club within the marina. There is a mainline station at Chichester providing a regular service to London Victoria and Gatwick. The A3 provides good access to London and via the M25 to Heathrow.
Distances & Transport
Central Chichester: 5 miles Chichester Marina: 6 miles Mainline Station: 4.8 miles Goodwood: 6 miles North Mundham Primary School: 2.5 miles Runcton Farm Shop: 3.4 miles Sidlesham Quay: 7 miles (via road), 1.5 miles (via foot)
Central London (via Midhurst): 72 miles Gatwick Airport: 52 Miles
All distances are approximate