The Running Horse, is a charming Grade II listed, attached, townhouse in Petworth. The name is a reference to the building’s past, as it was once one of the many ‘beer houses’ that existed in Petworth. The property is believed to date from the 17th Century and has lovely external elevations on one side that include timber framing with lime washed plaster panels, which have been restored by the current owners. The rear elevation includes a long ‘Cat Slide’ roof. The accommodation is arranged over 3 floors, plus an attic room and includes a wealth of period features, such as exposed timbers, original fireplaces, wooden doors as well as a lovely period wooden staircase.
The property has been significantly improved and restored in recent years and the well-presented accommodation includes an entrance lobby, dining room with replaced stone flooring, with underfloor heating, an original inglenook fireplace, fitted kitchen, utility room leading to a shower room. A lovely wooden staircase leads to the first floor, with sitting room with oak flooring and an original fireplace. There is also a bedroom and bathroom on this floor. A wooden staircase leads up to the second floor with 2 bedrooms and a cloakroom. On the top floor is an attic room, currently used as an additional bedroom.
Outside, the property is approached over the shared parking area, with parking for up to 2 cars, via a path, which leads past the neighbouring houses to a wooden gate that opens into the small front garden. At the rear of the house is a charming south facing garden, which is partially paved, with a brick paved path, an ornamental pond and includes a variety of mature plants and shrubs. There is also direct access, via a gate, to North Street. At the side is a further area which provides storage and a wooden shed.
The Running Horse is located at the north/eastern edge of Petworth, located on North Street, opposite the wall of Petworth Park and has access to the Shimmings Valley close by. It is also within walking distance of the excellent range of quality independent and specialist shops and other amenities in the town. Petworth is a picturesque and historic old market town dominated by Petworth House with its beautiful 750 acres of parkland designed by Capability Brown which can be accessed within a very short distance of the property. It is located within the South Downs National Park and has a primary school, three churches, various sporting facilities and a range of vibrant societies including the annual Petworth music and literary festivals. Midhurst (6 miles) has an excellent range of shops as well as the world renowned Cowdray Park Polo Ground and the Cowdray Golf Club. Chichester (15 miles) provides a broader choice with all the major supermarkets and its well renowned Festival Theatre. In addition there is horseracing, golf and lots for the motor enthusiast at the famous Goodwood Estate (13 miles). The area provides a good choice of state and independent schools for both boys and girls. Pulborough mainline station (4 miles) provides a service to Gatwick, London Bridge and Victoria.
Mains gas, electricity and water are connected. Central heating is via a gas fired boiler with radiators.
COUNCIL TAX - Band E £2,649.58 (2023/2024) – Chichester District Council
EPC - not required
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Strictly by appointment with the sole agent
RH & RW Clutton - 01798 344554