Property for sale Pook Lane, East Lavant, Chichester, West Sussex
Guide Price £1,250,000
A fine and deceptively spacious barn conversion (2,796 sq ft approx.) which is beautifully presented, has excellent proportions and ample entertaining space, forming part of an exclusive development in this highly regarded West Sussex village near Goodwood.
The Old Granary is a spacious attached property with outstanding proportions and with many period features. Dating back to the eighteenth century, though not listed, the barn was converted in 1989 and designed by architects Critchell Harrington.
A particular feature is the stunning drawing room with a vaulted double height ceiling. This formal reception room offers an excellent degree of natural light combined with a comfortable ambience and feature fireplace.
On entering the property the spacious reception hall leads to the principle living accommodation, with a fabulous kitchen/family room (with a range of Miele appliances and a water softener) to one side. This space incorporates a superb living space with ample natural light via floor to ceiling windows. A useful utility room feeds off this room. In addition the ground floor has a dining room, study, cloakroom and double bedroom with a shower room. The ground floor bedroom and shower room has its own entrance, providing the potential for an annexe. The first floor has three bedrooms (2 en suite). A particular feature is the large double height main bedroom providing a large en suite dressing room and an en suite bathroom. A family bathroom completes the first floor accommodation along with access to floored loft space. A further loft space is accessible from the ground floor annexe.
Garden and Outbuildings
There is a lovely garden at the front with an approach path bordered with Lavender and many other flowering shrubs and plants within the borders. Parking is provided for three cars and there is a double garage (with ample storage space within the loft). At the rear of the property is a private enclosed garden with a south and westerly aspect. There is a patio, small area of lawn and some further attractive shrubs and flower beds. To the other side of the property there is a useful attached greenhouse and potting area. The Old Granary is accessed along a shared drive which leads along the side of Manor Farm.
The property is situated in the heart of this desirable village within the South Downs National Park just two miles from central Chichester and the famous Goodwood Estate. The civil parish of Lavant is well served with two public houses, two churches, a popular primary school and a village green with a cricket pitch (located just around the corner). A bus service provides access south to Chichester and north via the internationally renowned West Dean College and Gardens, to Singleton and onwards to the town of Midhurst. Walks and cycle rides over the beautiful surrounding countryside emanate literally from the doorstep of The Old Granary. Nearby is the Centurion Way foot and cycle path which provides access north to West Dean and south to the east of Chichester and onwards to Fishbourne where it connects with the Salterns Way providing access along the harbour shore to Birdham and onwards to Itchenor and West Wittering on the coast.
The historic cathedral city of Chichester offers comprehensive shopping facilities and a choice of social and recreational activities, all of which are easily accessible through the mainly level pedestrian areas of the beautifully preserved city. Cultural activities include the 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), and 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 the Goodwood Festival of Speed and Revival events for motoring enthusiasts, horseracing at Goodwood and Fontwell racecourses, polo at Cowdray Park, golf at nearby Goodwood, and various watersports off the beaches at the Witterings. Chichester Harbour has a multitude of moorings (subject to availability) and there are nearby berthing and lifting facilities in both 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: 2 miles Goodwood House: 2 miles Chichester Marina: 7 miles West Wittering Beach: 11 miles Southampton Airport: 34.6 miles Gatwick Airport: 46.3 miles Central London: 71 miles
All distances are approximate and via road