Spacious refurbished Sussex long barn

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One Manor Farm Barn is a beautifully appointed and spacious Sussex long barn of considerable charm.

Thought to date back to 1880, it is understood the Merston barn was converted in 2004 and further extended and extensively refurbished in 2011.

Planning permission exists to convert a loft area into additional accommodation (application numbers 04/04329 and 11/03062).

The barn has attractive elevations, some ship lapped clad and some brick and flint, beneath a tiled roof and offers well-planned and balanced accommodation with a surprisingly light and airy atmosphere.

Of particular note is the welcoming reception hall with cloakroom and feature spiral staircase leading up to the galleried landing providing access to bedroom four/family room, and to a loft area with planning for bedroom five and bathroom.

Worthy of mention are the stunning vaulted reception rooms with central wood-burning stove and double doors opening to the front garden and the stylish kitchen/breakfast room with adjoining utility room.

The balance of the ground-floor accommodation comprises the principal bedroom with en-suite bathroom and mezzanine over, from where there are superb views out to Chichester Cathedral’s spire.

There are two further double bedrooms, both with built-in wardrobes, and the family bathroom.

The property is approached from Marsh Lane through electronically operated timber gates leading down a long gravel drive providing parking for numerous cars and leading to the 3 bay barn-style car port. Planning permission exists for a fourth bay/garage and room over (application number 11/05275).

The majority of the garden lies to the front and is extensively landscaped with areas of lawn with gravel areas and paved areas, small trees and well stocked borders. Of particular note is the well-screened and sheltered paved terrace with hot tub, an ideal spot for sitting out in the afternoon sun. A brick and flint wall borders much of the eastern boundary and the whole is well enclosed.

To the rear is a decked area with built-in planters, screened with trellis, and with power and water connected. This area faces south and forms a charming ‘sun trap’ setting.

Guide price £820,000.

For more information, or to arrange a viewing, contact Chesterton Humberts, 2 Magnus Court, St Martins Street, Chichester. Telephone 01243 531010.