Strictly by appointment with the letting agent
RH & RW Clutton - 01798 344554
The East Wing of Lodsworth House is a stunning country home just on the edge of the popular village of Lodsworth with some spectacular views offering one of the most beautiful and highly desirable residences in West Sussex. In 2011, the owners went to extraordinary lengths to refurbish this elegant property, a wing of one of the finest houses in the area with the most impressive external elevations. The accommodation boasts room sizes and ceiling heights rarely found in West Sussex and the attention to detail in fitting out the property has created a fine period home with many modern comforts.
There are many outstanding features which include a magnificent drawing room with high ceilings and far reaching rural views and which opens into the stunning Orangery, overlooking the garden. The kitchen/breakfast room has been designed with simple lines and for ease of use opens into the dining/family room. The first floor includes a superb master bedroom with en suite bath/shower room. There are 2 further bedrooms and a bathroom on this floor and on the second floor there are 2 more bedrooms and a bathroom. The cellars are quite unusual as each has been named and are all capable of being used for storage, wine and perhaps a games room. In addition, the modern features include a hard wired network connecting the whole house and under floor heating in the bathrooms, kitchen, boot room and the Orangery.
The property is approached over its own private entrance drive which leads through a wooded area to the house. The gardens, which are maintained by the owner, offer privacy and seclusion, as well as having the most spectacular views over the neighbouring Sussex countryside and the South Downs beyond. There is a stable block with timber outbuildings and paddocks which are available, if required.
The East Wing is located in the most stunning, elevated, private setting, just beyond the south-western edge of the beautiful and highly sought-after village of Lodsworth amidst the rolling West Sussex countryside and within The South Downs National Park. Lodsworth has a thriving community with its own pub The Hollist Arms, the Lodsworth Larder selling local produce, St Peters Church and an annual village fete held in May.
The nearby towns of Midhurst and Petworth offer a wide range of local shops and services, whilst more extensive and recreational facilities can be found in Petersfield, Chichester and Guildford. There is good access to London and the south coast via the A3, which links to the M25 and national motorway network. A regular, fast South West Trains service runs from Haslemere to London Waterloo taking approximately 55 minutes. Gatwick and Heathrow airports are within striking distance and are approximately 35 miles and 48 miles away respectively. There is a wide range of schools in the area including Bedales, Ditcham Park and Churchers in Petersfield, Seaford College in Petworth, Highfield at Liphook, St Edmunds in Hindhead and Charterhouse in Godalming.
Recreational sporting facilities in the area include Polo at Cowdray Park, horse racing and motor racing at Goodwood, horse racing at Fontwell Park and sailing out of Chichester Harbour. There are many golf courses in the area including Midhurst, Goodwood, Petersfield and Pulborough (the West Sussex Golf Club). There is also good riding within the designated areas of the South Downs National Park.
The property is to be let unfurnished on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy. Available immediately.
Prospective tenants will be required to complete a preliminary application form should they wish to be considered for a tenancy. If you are successful in your initial application, RH & RW Clutton will issue third-party referencing forms for completion and collect the Holding Deposit (equivalent to one weeks rent).
Prospective tenants will need to be credit-checked and fully referenced to include financial and personal references and references from a previous landlord, if applicable. Copies of identification documents will be required as proof of identity to satisfy the Right to Rent Legislation and a utility bill will be required as proof of registered address.
The Landlord will be responsible for the exterior and structure of the house and will assist with the maintenance of the grounds such as mowing lawns and trimming shrubs. The tenant will be responsible for keeping the garden tidy and interior of the house well maintained.
A deposit the equivalent to 6 weeks' rent will be payable prior to the commencement of the tenancy. This will be held by RH & RW Clutton as a stakeholder in a designated account protected by RICS Client Money Protection and will be registered with the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS). The deposit will be refunded at the end of the tenancy, subject to the property being given up in a satisfactory condition and with no rent arrears or outstanding charges for which the tenant is responsible. The deposit may not be used in lieu of rent by the tenant.
The tenant will be responsible for the payment of all outgoings including all utilities and gas cylinders, communication services (telephone/internet etc) and TV Licence, Council Tax and private drainage. Oil fired central heating. Shared private drainage.
EPC rating E (52)
COUNCIL TAX - Band H - £4,198.74 (2023/2024)
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Strictly by appointment with the letting agent
RH & RW Clutton - 01798 344554.