Colhook House is a pretty, attached, Grade II listed period cottage, in a lovely rural setting, to the north of the historic town of Petworth. The house is believed to have 18th century origins and has attractive elevations of predominantly Stone Rubble with red brick dressings and quoins all under a clay tiled roof, with a cat slide roof at the rear. The very well-presented accommodation retains many original features including exposed beams, open fireplaces and which also includes more recently fitted oak floors and handmade shutters creating a charming and characterful home. Entering the property at the front, the front door opens into an entrance hall with door opening into the sitting room with fireplace incorporating a Clearview wood burning stove. A door opens into the dining room/study with large cupboard. A shower room is situated off the entrance hall. The kitchen/breakfast room is a lovely space, fitted with an extensive range of hand-built wall and base units, an electric Redfyre range, dishwasher and wine cooler, a breakfast bar and space for a large fridge freezer. Off the kitchen is the rear hall/utility room with a cupboard, worktop and plumbing for washing machine and dryer and door to the garden.
A staircase off the sitting room leads to the first floor with a good size double bedroom that includes extensive fitted wardrobes. There are 2 further bedrooms and a bathroom.
Outside, the property is approached over a gravel entrance drive which provides parking for several cars and gives access to the timber double garage with pitched roof covered in clay tiles and fitted with electrically operated doors. A gate leads into the garden with steps to the large, paved terrace adjacent to the house, which provides a lovely entertaining space. The main area of garden is laid to lawn interspersed with mature trees and partially enclosed by mature hedging. At the rear of the garden is a further area, which is mainly gravelled, with a raised bed and seating area with a lovely outlook over neighbouring land. In all extending to about 0.33 of an acre.
LOCATION AND AMENITIES
Colhook House lies just over 3 miles north of the old market town of Petworth, in a lovely rural setting, opposite Petworth Park with easy access to local footpaths. The property neighbours the beautiful parish of Ebernoe, famous for its numerous footpaths through ancient woodland, a nature reserve and a ‘Site of Special Scientific Interest’, currently owned by the Sussex Wildlife Trust. Petworth has an excellent range of independent shops for everyday needs. A wider range of shops, including supermarkets can be found in Haslemere (7 miles) and Godalming (13 miles). Haslemere also provides an excellent train service into Waterloo (50 minutes). Gatwick airport is about 45 minutes’ drive away. London, under 50 miles, is easily accessible by road via the A3 (joined at Milford). Midhurst (9.5 miles) has an excellent range of shops as well as the world renowned Cowdray Park Polo Ground and the Cowdray Golf Club. Chichester (17 miles) provides a broader choice with all the major supermarkets and its renowned Festival Theatre. In addition, there is horseracing, golf and lots for the motor enthusiast at the famous Goodwood Estate (15 miles). The area has a good choice of state and independent schools for both boys and girls.
Mains water and electricity, oil fired boiler providing central heating and hot water. Private drainage.
COUNCIL TAX – Band E - £2,529.88 (2023/2024)
Take the A283 in a northerly direction out of Petworth and follow this road for approximately 3 miles, passing the Flower Bowl petrol station and the entrance to Black Wool Farm on your right. Shortly after this, on the right, is the entrance to Colhook Cottage. Drive in and park in front of the garages.
Strictly by appointment with the sole agent
RH & RW Clutton - 01798 344554