Period country house with separate cottage
This very attractive, period country house with a delightful self-contained cottage is conveniently located between the market towns of Midhurst and Petersfield in the South Downs National Park.
Dating from the 17th century, The Dower House is a handsome, Grade II listed, detached country house situated amongst open farmland, comprising not only a fine detached four bedroom house, but with the benefit of an additional, self-contained three bedroom stable cottage built over garages supporting the main house.
The house is built mainly of stone, now painted under a clay tiled roof.
To the front of the house, stunning wrought iron gates at the drive entrance and exit open onto a circular driveway in front of the house.
The front door is set under a decorative veranda with an ornamental stone mosaic floor and opens into the reception hall which has a Petworth marble flagstone floor.
Inside, the drawing room features a stunning bay window, an open fireplace and French doors framed by attractive reinstated window shutters.
To the rear of the house, the generous kitchen/breakfast room boasts a wide range of fitted units and an oil fired AGA.
A central island supports a discreetly located electric oven and hob which can be concealed when not in use by a removable section of the attractive wooden work surface.
Upstairs, the generously proportioned, dual aspect master bedroom features an ornamental fireplace and fitted wardrobes and offers fantastic views across the gardens to the south and west.
Complementing the master bedroom is an equally sizable and contemporary bathroom en-suite.
A central landing leads to two further double bedrooms, a family bathroom and separate WC as well as an airing cupboard.
The fourth bedroom is accessed from a discrete second staircase leading to the second floor which has direct access to boarded roof space ideal for storage.
To the rear of The Dower House there is a charming cobbled courtyard providing every day parking, garages and stores.
Beyond the courtyard and garages, down a very small neighbouring country lane are two dedicated parking spaces for the use of those residing in the Stable Cottage.
The cottage occupies the first floor of the stable block and was extended to the rear in the 1960s and has been readily let for many years.
It is built of stone and brick beneath a clay tiled roof.
The open kitchen and sitting room features wood floors and an open fireplace.
There are three bedrooms, two of which are doubles, featuring built-in storage and a family bathroom.
A terrace to the front of the porch offers views across the orchard.
To the rear of the property, steps lead down to a separate parking area for two cars.
The Dower House is approached through ornate wrought iron gates which open to an attractive sweeping gravelled drive.
The front of the house is bordered by mature trees and shrubberies with a semi-circular lawned area.
The gardens, which are predominantly located to the rear and west of the house, are mainly laid to lawn with well-stocked herbaceous boarders.
There is also a terraced area with flower beds, a summerhouse and a rose covered arbour.
To the rear of the property is an orchard which is underplanted with spring bluebells and daffodils.
Between The Dower House and Stable Cottage is a charming walled, cobbled courtyard which can be accessed directly from the kitchen of The Dower House.
There is space for several cars in addition to two garages.
The courtyard is full of history; the two car garages were originally used as a stable and the single garage was used as a coach house.
The old tack room is currently used for storage in addition to an adjoining wood store.
Above the old tack room and two garages there is evidence that dates the building work undertaken on the Dower House from the reign of George I in 1726, to Victoria in 1839 and George VI in 1937.
Guide Price £1,500,000.
For more information, or to arrange a viewing, contact Jackson-Stops & Staff, Market Square, Midhurst. Telephone 01730 812357.
The Dower House: reception hall, drawing room, dining room, sitting room, kitchen/breakfast room, cloakroom, wine cellar, master bedroom with bathroom en-suite, three further double bedrooms, family bathroom and separate WC.
Stable Cottage: porch, hall, sitting room, kitchen, bathroom and three bedrooms.
Outside: summerhouse, cobbled courtyard, single garage/workshop, double garage, tool store, store, part-walled gardens and grounds. In all about 1.03 acres.