A fantastic opportunity to acquire one of Petworth's most important period houses.
Dating from the 18th century in its present form with even earlier origins, North House is a substantial town house of considerable style. Listed Grade II*, the house displays, an impressive red brick façade to the street with attractive modillion eaves, twelve paned Georgian sash windows and elegant pillared portico.
Internally the property retains its essential period characteristics and ambience, with spacious and elegant principal rooms, high corniced and moulded ceiling features, Adam fireplaces and original sash windows with shutters throughout. Its spacious reception hall and principal rooms make North House eminently suitable to formal entertaining yet also perfect for more relaxed family living.
Occupying the earliest part of the house, the kitchen / breakfast room displays a wealth of exposed structural timber and natural flag stone floor which together with the cosy AGA will undoubtedly make this the family heart of this stylish home. Stairs from the kitchen lead down to two separate cellar areas one of which is currently arranged as a utility space.
Elegant stairs rise from the inner hall to a galleried first floor landing. The outstandingly spacious yet intimate master suite provides a vast bedroom with views of the garden and Shimmings Valley beyond. The suite includes a well fitted dressing room and luxuriously appointed bathroom while four further bedrooms and two more bathrooms complete this part of the first floor accommodation.
Two bedrooms and a shower room on the second floor would be ideally suited to staff accommodation. A second staircase leads from the kitchen to a 7th bedroom and bathroom.
The accommodation of North House is well laid out and is illustrated on the floor plans included in this brochure.
Gardens and Grounds
North House with vehicular access being gained along a drive to the right of the house. This leads to a delightfully private landscaped garden and very spacious courtyard adjoining the garages and carport.
The gardens are entirely to the rear of the property and comprise a pretty formal parterre of gravel and clipped box from where attractively weathered brick paths lead between ballclipped box bushes to a central water feature.
Well maintained lawns with shrub and flower borders slope gently away from the house to a majestic ancient yew tree and a raised circular paved outside dining area. The lawns continue down to the heated 10 x 5 m (approx.) swimming pool and paved surround. Weathered brick walls and shrub filled borders provide a high level of privacy and seclusion.
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An unrivalled opportunity to own an historic Georgian home in the ever popular town of Petworth.Sophie Richardson