Elegant Grade II listed period house with equestrian facilities and wonderful South Downs views.
Wannock Place is a wonderful Grade II listed property, believed to date from the sixteenth century and originally built as a farmhouse. The property was significantly extended and reconfigured in the eighteenth century and now has a classic Georgian frontage of red brick under a tiled roof, set with a central doorway with engaged columns and a semi-circular fanlight, and sash windows with glazing bars to each floor. The side and rear elevations are predominantly flint, a characteristic of medieval Downland architecture.
The house is beautifully presented and light floods throughout. Its well-proportioned rooms are decorated in a neutral palette, and have generally good ceiling heights, offering spacious yet comfortable accommodation arranged over three floors, plus the cellar.
Either side of the reception hall are two reception rooms, one a study/consulting room with adjoining WC and one a cosy yet bright family room. Steps lead down from the entrance hall to the inner hall which links the C16th and C18th century portions of the house . There are some interesting period features in this portion of the house, including the old front door, a central chimney with huge inglenook fireplaces in the sitting room and dining room, and an internal first floor window, with latticed leaded lights.
The sitting room is dual aspect, with a vaulted ceiling at one end with a window rising to the apex, creating a striking frame for the view over the pond and garden. The inglenook fireplace is set with a wood burning stove. An open corridor leads to the dining room, which has a bay window seat, herringbone parquet floor, and a cast iron stove in the inglenook. There is a door to the playroom/study, which in turn leads to the conservatory, which is also accessed from the dining room.
The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with bespoke painted wood under counter and wall hung units, with granite worktops and a matching dresser; there is a large, walk-in larder and access to the cellars, which provide space for utility appliances and plenty of storage.
On the first floor, the principal bedroom suite is sited in the oldest portion of the house and occupies the entire rear elevation of this floor. It comprises a bedroom, dressing room with fitted wardrobes, and bathroom with a bath and separate shower.
There are three further bedrooms on the first floor, two reached by a short flight of stairs up to a half-landing, with internal glazed doors opening to a study. Bedroom two has an en suite shower room; a spacious family bathroom with bath and separate shower serves the remaining bedrooms. Bedrooms five and six are situated on the second floor.
Gardens, outbuildings and grounds
The house is approached via a short driveway, opening to a gravelled parking area ahead of the house. The grounds immediately surrounding the house are beautifully arranged as a series of walled gardens: to the south east of the house is an enclosed garden, a lovely sheltered spot to enjoy the outside space with cottage-style flower beds and a barbecue area, and space for table and chairs. Beyond is a smaller lawn with patio and rose beds, which opens out to the west of the house into a large formal garden which is a wonderful space for entertaining, with a pond and levelled lawn bordered by well-stocked beds ahead of the flint wall.
The driveway leads past the walled garden to a small brick and flint outbuilding, originally built as stables and now used as secure storage; directly opposite lies the detached garage which has an EV charging point, and beyond is the gardener's workshop and store. A path leads past the sand school to the greenhouse and kitchen garden, and an interesting building, formerly the shepherd's keep and now providing useful storage.
The drive leads on to the extensive equestrian facilities, which lie to south of the house. The yard has eleven stables with feed/tack stores arranged around it. There is an L shaped block with seven brick built boxes and an open barn, and two additional blocks each comprising two boxes and a hay/tack store. A brick and flint former granary provides feed storage. There is direct access from the yard to the sand school and to the paddocks. The yard, stables and paddocks fall within the boundary of the South Downs National Park.
In all, about 5.3 acres.
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