A stunning private estate situated at the foot of the South Downs and being offered for sale as whole for the first time since the 1970's. The estate includes Nonnington Hall which is a substantial country house set in the most beautiful gardens and grounds of approximately 9 acres. The house is believed to have origins dating back to the 16th century and was significantly altered in both the Victorian and Edwardian eras as well as with a more recent addition. The principal rooms all enjoy lovely views over the gardens and are very well proportioned with high ceilings and include some beautiful period features such as panelled walls, original fireplaces, cornicing and large leaded light windows.
The well-presented accommodation is arranged over 3 floors and includes an impressive double height reception hall with an imposing oak staircase with panelled walls. There is also a very comfortable morning room, a TV room/snug, a 26'5 (8.05m) dining room, kitchen with breakfast room and pantry, a Sundowners Bar and the stunning 'Great Hall', which is understood to have been added in 1937 as a ballroom, and which has double height ceilings, a wooden floor and beautiful fireplace, also with doors opening onto the garden.
The beautiful staircase rises to the striking first floor landing with stained glass windows. A door leads to the master bedroom, with dressing area, en suite bathroom and sauna. There are 7 further bedrooms on this floor, all with en suite bath/shower rooms and 2 further bedrooms and a bathroom on the second floor, all having lovely views over the gardens and grounds.
Nonnington Hall is approached via a long private entrance drive which sweeps past the tennis court and garage block (with gym) to the house, with the Cottage to one side. The entrance drive provides parking for many cars and also gives access to the Tradesman's Entrance, accessed via Nonnington Lane.
The house is set within beautiful, mature, gardens and grounds that create a stunning private setting. The gardens include various large areas of lawn, plant beds, matures shrubs, some stunning mature trees and hedgerows, three large ponds with pumped waterfall, a hard tennis court, a Victorian playground, a heated swimming pool with terracing and pool house.
A spacious modern family house in a private position adjacent to Nonnington Farm and with far reaching southerly views towards the South Downs from all the principal rooms. The Swedish timber framed house was built about fifteen years ago and includes triple glazed windows and a heat exchange system. The thoughtfully designed and flexible layout provides good family accommodation. The house is approached over its own gravel drive which provides ample parking and also gives access to a spacious double garage. The property is set in its own garden of approximately half an acre which is mostly laid to lawn with mature hedging and trees.
Eldridge House is currently let on an assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement at a rent of £2,500 per calendar month.
Peters Farmhouse is an attractive detached period house with flexible accommodation and located in a quiet, private setting adjacent to Nonnington Farm. The accommodation is arranged over 2 floors and includes many period features, including exposed oak beams and inglenook fireplaces. The house sits fairly centrally in its garden which is mostly laid to lawn with mature trees and hedging. There is parking for two or three cars.
Peters Farmhouse is currently let on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy at a rent of £1,900 per calendar month.
Nonnington Farm is accessed on the south side of the estate via Eldridge Lane and includes a range of farm buildings together with land divided into various fields by mature hedgerows and trees together with areas of woodland.
In all the property extends to about 82.9 acres (33.5 ha).
The Nonnington Estate is located in a superb rural setting on the outskirts of the village of Graffham, close to the foot of the South Downs and within the South Downs National Park, with access to miles of country walks over local footpaths and bridleways. The much sought-after village of Graffham has a church, village shop and two village pubs, all within walking distance) and Primary school. The historic town of Petworth, with its excellent range of local shops for everyday needs, is about 5 miles to the north/east and the popular town of Midhurst about 5 miles to the north-west. The City of Chichester (13 miles) provides a broader choice with all the major supermarkets. In addition there is horseracing, golf and motor racing at Goodwood (5 miles). The area provides a good choice of state and independent schools. Pulborough mainline station (10 miles) with a service to Gatwick, London Bridge and Victoria (70 mins), alternatively Haslemere Station (13 miles) has a fast service to Waterloo (57 mins).
TENURE & POSSESSION
The property is being offered freehold with vacant possession of the whole on completion. However, there are currently Assured Shorthold Tenancies on Eldridge House and Peters Farmhouse, further details of which are available upon request.
Please note the property is held under 2 separate titles. Nonnington Hall is held under title number WSX368986 and Nonnington Farm, Peters Farmhouse and Eldridge House are held under title number WSX368227.
SPORTING RIGHTS, MINERAL & TIMBER
These are included within the freehold in so far as they are owned.
RIGHTS OF WAY & WAYLEAVES
The property is sold subject to, and with the benefit of all existing rights of way whether private or public, including rights of way, drainage, water and electricity supplies, covenants, restrictions and obligations and all wayleaves whether referred to or not.
A public footpath runs along Eldridge Lane past Eldridge House and Peters Farmhouse. A further public footpath runs south to north over part of the land.
TOWN & COUNTRY PLANNING
The property (notwithstanding any description contained in these particulars) is sold subject to any existing Town & Country Planning legislation and to any development plan, resolution or notice which may be in force and also subject to any statutory provisions or by-laws without any obligation on the part of the vendor or his agents to specify them.
SERVICES (Not tested and therefore not warrantied)
Mains water, electricity and drainage are connected to the properties. There is a limited field water supply. Heating is supplied to Nonnington Hall via an oil-fired boiler. Peters Farmhouse and Eldridge House have electric heating.
The plans and stated acreages in these details are for identification and information purposes only and potential purchasers must rely on their own investigations.
The vendor will transfer any entitlements held proportionate to the land following completion.
HEALTH & SAFETY
The nature of the buildings do not present a particular hazard, however great care must be taken in walking through the farm buildings.
FIXTURES & FITTINGS
All fixtures, fittings and chattels whether referred to or not are specifically excluded from the sale.
West Sussex County Council - 01243 777100
Chichester District Council - 01243 785166
Strictly by appointment with RH & RW Clutton - Petworth Office