Positioned in a delightfully secluded and elevated position on a quiet country lane a mile to the east of Angmering village, Ecclesden Manor has been a much-loved family home for more than 25 years.
The house has seen great changes over the last 700 years and the outstanding property is now for sale with local agent Michael Jones & Company for offers in excess of £2.25m.
With origins as early as 1324, the historical significance of the house is confirmed by its Grade ll* listing and comments in Pevsner’s Architectural Guide as ‘the most important building surviving in the Angmering neighbourhood’.
The seven bedroom property has an impressive vaulted reception hall with magnificent oak staircase rising to a galleried landing and first floor accommodation.
The ground floor rooms all benefit from impressive southerly views and a wealth of period features which reflect throughout the house, including the medieval ‘screens’ passage, oak panelled walls, impressive stone fireplaces and the superbly painted walls and ceiling in the dining room complete with gold leaf frieze.
A high quality and well-equipped kitchen caters for the demands of modern family life which leads to an adjoining garden family room with its French doors opening to the garden terrace.
Second floor attic rooms offer potential for conversion of up to four further bedrooms or an internal apartment.
As impressive as the property itself are the superbly presented, spacious and landscaped grounds of approximately ten acres that it stands in.
The gardens with distant views of the adjoining countryside as far as the coast were professionally designed by garden designer John Brookes with ease of maintenance a priority.
Richard Heppenstall, director, Michael Jones & Company, said: “This is an exciting and extremely rare opportunity to own a historical gem nestled in an idyllic location.
“We are thrilled to have been given the opportunity to bring Ecclesden Manor to the market and have seen lots of interest in the property already.
“You cannot fully appreciate the size and beauty of the house and its grounds until you step inside, and we therefore encourage anyone interested to get in touch as soon as possible to arrange a viewing”.
Angmering is a large and typically English village positioned on the southern edge of the South Downs National Park with roots that date back to the Bronze Age.
With its beautiful collection of period buildings, town square, parish church, schools and pubs; Angmering really is an idyllic local village which provides a good selection of convenience and speciality shopping with a wider choice of amenities available at nearby Worthing and Littlehampton, or a little further afield at Brighton and Chichester.
Angmering is perfectly located with excellent road links for convenient access to London and surrounding areas.
The village has its own train station with frequent services to Brighton, Chichester, Portsmouth and London Victoria, and if you are looking to go further afield, Gatwick Airport is just 45 minutes by car and Heathrow one and a half hours.
Ecclesden Manor offers space, elegance and incredible period living while still offering tranquillity and the stamp of a home which, combined with the spectacular and quite magical grounds, makes this property a very special place to live.