Property for sale East Street, Amberley, West Sussex
Guide Price £895,000
A fine wing of a period property (2,260 sq ft approx.) with wonderful far-reaching views towards the South Downs, located within one of the most picturesque villages in West Sussex.
Believed to have been constructed in the 18th century and subsequently converted in the late 1970's, this imposing wing is steeped in history including use as a former school and as accommodation for recuperating soldiers during the war. Today, the accommodation is arranged over three floors and has an abundance of period features including ceiling roses, ornate cornicing and large sashed windows. Further features include high ceilings and stunning outlook towards the south downs, village roof tops and Amberley Wild Brooks.
On the ground floor you enter a good sized entrance hall which feeds through to a dining room and access to the kitchen. To the rear there is a utility room and access to a storage room with feature curved ceiling. Subject to the usual consents the ground floor could be re-configured to form a large family space. A large shower room completes the ground floor. On the first floor there is a large south-facing drawing room with floor to ceiling windows and French windows opening to a conservatory and an ornate exterior staircase to the garden. To the front there is a good sized double aspect study and to the side, accessed from a half landing, a bedroom. On the top floor the spacious main bedroom has a beautiful outlook towards the downs and village centre along with providing ample built-in storage. Completing the accommodation there is good sized guest bedroom and a further bathroom.
The south-facing garden is beautifully maintained with a large area laid to lawn with flowering shrubs and plants within the borders along with a raised stone terrace, ideal for entertaining. There is a further flowering garden to the front and a dry log store. The property is approached via a gravel driveway and off street parking is provided.
Leith Court occupies a particularly wonderful position in the heart of the beautiful West Sussex village of Amberley, well known for its delightful period cottages, charming lanes and lovely situation on the South Downs close to the river Arun. The village itself supports a thriving community and has a village shop, a primary school, a pottery and tea rooms, as well as four pubs in the vicinity, in addition to Amberley Castle (now a luxury country house hotel).
Arundel to the south offers a broad range of shopping facilities and the Cathedral City of Chichester to the south-west has a wide variety of cultural and leisure amenities including the renowned Festival Theatre, shops, galleries, museums and restaurants, as well as sports clubs and cinemas. The village of Amberley is perfectly placed for access to the variety of leisure pursuits to be enjoyed in the general area, which include walking and riding on the South Downs, sailing, windsurfing and bathing from the beaches of the south coast and sailing villages on Chichester Harbour, golf at Pulborough or Goodwood, where horse racing and events for the motoring enthusiast are hosted. Cowdray Park to the west is the home of Polo in the South East.