Magnificent interior designed house in the South Downs National Park.
Dating from 1651 with some later additions, The Old Manor House is a Grade II Listed attractive stone and timber framed house of generous proportions that has been extensively but very sympathetically upgraded in recent years. It now provides an atmospheric period home of great charm and character whilst under the skin it literally bristles with the latest innovations to provide perfectly for all the needs of 21st century living.
With a strong environmental emphasis, the works have always been geared to comfort and convenience but with the maximum efforts towards energy saving and sustainability.
With this in mind a high proportion of building materials used have been recycled including roof tiles, flooring, joinery and cabinet work, and where possible local craftsmen and trades have been used.
Key features of The Old Manor House include authentic lime plaster to all walls, innovative bathrooms and storage solutions, state-of-the-art kitchen and appliances, Control4 smart home and IT controls, integrated large flat-screen TV's in several rooms, distributed internet and 12 camera security system, Air-conditioning to main bedrooms.
This former stone barn was rebuilt in 1980 and has recently been redesigned as a self-contained 2-bedroom guest cottage. Accommodation comprises impressive vaulted living room with installed flat-screen TV panel and woodburning stove; kitchen, dining room, bedroom and bathroom. Stairs lead to a mezzanine level arranged as large bedroom and further WC.
Stone and timber barn is currently used as a garage/ workspace. Planning Permission has been approved for the existing garage to be extended to include a new studio/workspace. Planning Reference: SDNP/21/01563/HOUS on South Downs National Park Planning website.
Set well back from the lane and behind tall hedges, The Old Manor House backs onto open farmland and is surrounded on three sides by its landscaped gardens. An automatic gate opens from the lane onto a private forecourt beside the garage building and the drive continues to the house.
To the east of the house a gravelled patio with water feature is directly accessed from the kitchen and is ideally placed for that morning coffee or summer dining. The remaining grounds are laid to well maintained lawn, shrub and flower borders as well as many mature trees.
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I have not yet come across a property of this nature which has been interior designed so sensitively to its heritage until The Old Manor House. It is truly exceptional.Phillippa Dalby-WelshProperty agent