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Fittleworth, West Sussex
Guide price £2,950,000 | 7 bedrooms

Property features

• Substantial country house
• Spacious, well proportioned accommodation
• 7 bedrooms (5 with en suite bathrooms)
• 4 reception rooms
• Kitchen/breakfast room
• Beautiful landscaped gardens (2.2 acres)
• Games room & office (potential annexe)
• Heated swimming pool with pool house
• Garaging & other outbuildings
• Peaceful rural setting

Viewing strictly by appointment with the sole agent RH & RW Clutton

01798 344554 - PeterH@rhrwclutton.co.uk



Latimer House is situated in a private, peaceful, rural setting off Bedham Lane, about half a mile to the north of the popular village of Fittleworth. Fittleworth is an historic Sussex village, within the South Downs National Park, with its ancient church, The Swan Inn (a former coaching inn) and the ancient mill which was once painted by John Constable and JMW Turner.



There is a popular local primary school and the nearest shopping facilities can be found at Petworth (about 3 miles) and Pulborough (about 2.5 miles), where the main line railway station has services to London (about 70 mins) and the Sussex coast. More extensive facilities are at Arundel, about 8.5 miles to the south, Horsham about 16 miles to the north-east and Chichester, about 14 miles to the south-west. Haslemere, about 14 miles to the north-west also has a wider range of shops and a mainline railway station with services to Waterloo (from 53 mins). Sporting facilities include golf at several local clubs, including the West Sussex and Cowdray; racing, motor racing, golf and flying at Goodwood; polo also at Cowdray and sailing at Chichester Harbour and Itchenor.



There are also many beautiful walking opportunities in the immediate area with access to an extensive network of footpaths and bridleways close by.



Latimer House is a superb detached country property set within stunning gardens and situated in a quiet, private rural location. The house is believed to have been built in the 1930's, with later additions, and has attractive external elevations which comprise mainly of painted brick with half clay tile hanging under a pitched roof covered in clay tiles.



The spacious, well-proportioned accommodation is arranged on 3 floors and extends to approximately 4,657 sq ft. The house is beautifully presented throughout and includes some wooden flooring on the ground floor, very well-appointed bathrooms, glazed double doors opening into the garden and very pleasing views over the grounds from every room. The accommodation includes, on the ground floor, an outer hall, inner hall, cloakroom, library, a double aspect drawing room, with open fire, a dining room, which comfortably seats 14, a sitting room/TV room, a lovely breakfast room, which is open to the large fitted kitchen that includes an Aga. There is also a utility/boot room and second cloakroom.



On the first floor a large landing gives access to the superb master bedroom suite with a large double aspect bedroom, an extensive walk-in wardrobe and a superbly fitted bathroom. Also on the first floor are two further bedrooms, both with en suite bath/shower rooms, 2 smaller bedrooms and a study. The large landing is double height with a staircase rising to the second floor with two further bedrooms, both with en suite bath/shower rooms and one with a walk-in wardrobe.



From Bedham Lane, the entrance, with hand built double wooden gates, open into a striking and totally unique entrance drive that gives the feeling of entering something very special. The drive rises up to a large gravel drive which sweeps round to the right, past various outbuildings, and on to the house.



Opposite the house is a Games Room/Annexe, an attractive building, with part weather boarded external elevations, a pitched/half hipped roof covered in Cedar shingle tiles topped with a weather vane and housing a games room, office, shower room, a store, all with attractive wooden flooring, and a staircase rising to the first floor storage area.



Beyond this is the very attractive Garden House/Office, a timber building with pitched roof covered in Cedar shingle tiles, with double doors opening on the drive. There is a wood/log store to one end. Across the drive is the timber built Triple Garage with concrete floor, power, light and water.

The house sits within the most beautiful landscaped gardens which have been arranged into a number of areas.



On the south-east side of the house, a large York stone terrace is located outside the breakfast room, bordered by mature hedges and opening onto a large area of lawn with a central York stone terrace with views onto the adjacent woodland.



On the south-west side of the house, accessed from the drawing room and dining room, is a delightful outdoor dining area, set on a York stone terrace with a pergola covered in mature Wisteria. Beyond this is an ornamental raised pond, surrounded by box hedging and York stone paths. From this, York stone steps lead down to the Swimming Pool Area with a lined, heated swimming pool, with electric cover. The pool is surrounded by stone paving and a high brick wall on 2 sides, with a lovely timber clad Pool House to one end that includes a changing room and equipment room.



From Bedham Lane, the entrance, with hand built double wooden gates, open into a striking and totally unique entrance drive that gives the feeling of entering something very special. The drive rises up to a large gravel drive which sweeps round to the right, past various outbuildings, and on to the house.



Opposite the house is a Games Room/Annexe, an attractive building, with part weather boarded external elevations, a pitched/half hipped roof covered in Cedar shingle tiles topped with a weather vane and housing a games room, office, shower room, a store, all with attractive wooden flooring, and a staircase rising to the first floor storage area.

-The west side of the garden is divided, by beautiful hedgerows, into various formal and informal areas which includes a croquet lawn, planted beds and ornate/shaped hedging. On the north side of the drive a gravel path leads to a timber built range of Garden Stores, divided into 3 bays with an open bay to one side, all with power, light and water.



In all, the property extends to approximately 2.2 acres.



The property is being offered freehold with vacant possession on completion.



Mains water, electricity and gas are connected. Heating is supplied to the house via a gas-fired boiler with radiators. Private drainage system.



West Sussex County Council 01243 777100

Chichester District Council 01243 785166



COUNCIL TAX (19/20) Band H - £3,546.62



EPC Band D (61)



Viewing strictly by appointment with the sole agent RH & RW Clutton

01798 344554 - PeterH@rhrwclutton.co.uk



 

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