Unrivalled house of character

Coates Castle, which is Grade II listed, was built by John King in the 1820s in the Strawberry Hill Gothic Style.

Friday, 22nd July 2016, 10:25 am
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 1:46 am

He sold the property to George Wyndham whose coat of arms appears above the original main entrance.

There is a lot of history attached to the building, with many famous visitors including Sir Winston Churchill and Kaiser Wilhelm.

Coates Castle is constructed of stuccoed stone with crenulated gables, buttresses and Gothic style turrets.

The property is set well back from Coates Lane down its own drive, past woodland and ancient trees and surrounded by the Barlavington Estate land and beautiful open countryside which offers exclusive access for walking to the occupants of the castle.

This property shares fine, castellated architectural features derived from the main house.

It was most probably the residence of the head groom/coachman and his family when Coates Castle was a fully-staffed estate.

It is detached from the main house but attached to a neighbour and accessed via a brick courtyard.

The very large coach house also attached is built of stone under a slate roof and has three sets of double doors that open into a vast garage.

Subject to normal consents this could be adapted to suit the purchaser.

The front door opens into a large dining hall with bespoke fitted book shelves, off which is the inner hall and staircase, enriched with natural light.

The sitting room has a wood burning stove and small study area and the kitchen/breakfast room has an oil fired rayburn.

On the first floor there are three bedrooms, a bathroom and a study/bedroom four, and on the second floor a large master bedroom with access to a stunning roof terrace.

To the rear of the property is a fully enclosed, private garden with a paved terrace, lawn with flower borders and box hedging.

Parking is in the courtyard with an additional parking area to the side of the house.

Guide Price £690,000.

For more information, or to arrange a viewing, contact Jackson-Stops & Staff, Market Square, Midhurst. Telephone 01730 812357.