Blackhouse Lane, Fox Hill, Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 9NU | Property for sale | Savills
181.63 sq m(1,955 sq ft)
Guide price £1,300,000

Blackhouse LaneFox Hill, Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 9NU

    Key features

    • Enhanced and extended period cottage in glorious secluded location
    • Enviable views from the house and the third acre garden
    • Stunning newly fitted kitchen with dining area overlooking gardens
    • Lovely living spaces with large fireplace
    • Excellent outbuildings offering versatility for host of uses

    A fabulous secluded cottage of character just two miles from Petworth.

    About this property

    • Pondtail is a wonderful property that has been enhanced recently from a significant extension and a programme of quality refurbishment. Dating back to approximately 1800 the property is predominately built of brick and local stone under a slate tiled roof.

      Accommodation within Pondtail flows well affording natural light throughout all rooms. From the front door a welcoming reception hall provides access to a cloakroom and a lovely sitting room which has a superb inglenook fireplace as a focal point. To the rear of this room is a further living space which has a fabulous outlook over the lawned garden and surrounding countryside. Beyond is a flexible room currently set up as a study but equally suitable as a snug, play room or television room. The kitchen is triple aspect with wonderful views. Completely remodelled there is a large central island which is also used as a breakfast bar, wide worktops for preparation and a range of integrated appliances including an Aga. There is a larder cupboard and a large light space for dining. Beyond is a utility/boot room leading to a second cloakroom this completes the ground floor accommodation.

      On the first floor are four generous bedrooms all of which enjoy glorious rural views, over the private gardens, across farmland to woodland beyond. One shower room and a separate bathroom serve the bedrooms.

      Outside the setting is of particular note, with no near neighbours yet readily accessible to Petworth within just two miles. Off the private lane, a shingle driveway leads to a timber framed 3-bay barn. To the side and rear is a Yorkstone terrace perfect for relaxing and al fresco dining and the large level lawns have a pleasing distant rural aspect. To the rear of the garden is a large outbuilding that was previously used for classic car storage. With power connected this provides versatility for a host of uses and there is additional secure storage adjoining. In all set within approximately a third of an acre.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    This is a charming cottage of character in an exceptional location offering glorious views. I particularly like the fact I can enjoy peaceful countryside walks direct from my front door.

    Daniel ClayProperty agent

    Local information

    • Pondtail occupies an enviable and exceptional position on a private lane, bordering Leconfield Estate land. This quiet situation lies within the South Downs National Park, and is extremely private since there are no near neighbours. It is surrounded by countryside and the views are open and far reaching across fields to woodland beyond.
    • The nearest town is Petworth, just 2 miles distant, which has a good selection of shops and restaurants. Adjoining the town is Petworth House and its 600 acre deer Park, owned by the National Trust. In July, the annual music and arts festival takes place in Petworth, a popular event with something for everyone. There are numerous sporting activities available in the area, including several local golf courses, racing at Goodwood and polo at Cowdray Park.
    • The larger town of Haslemere just 1 miles north, offers a wider range of shops and supermarkets. Guildford in Surrey and the Cathedral city of Chichester, both with renowned Theatres, are also available and have more extensive shopping and leisure facilities. The A3 provides fast access to London, the motorway network, Gatwick, Heathrow and Southampton airports.
    • The surrounding area has much to offer with Polo at Cowdray Park, racing at Goodwood and Fontwell, golf at Cowdray Park, Goodwood, Pulborough and Liphook, motor racing at the Goodwood circuit and sailing out of Chichester Harbour and other centres along the South Coast.
    • There are many footpaths and bridleways in the area for walking, riding or cycling. There are an excellent selection of state and independent schools in the area including Chichester High School, Bishop Luffa, Westbourne House, Prebendal, Great Ballard Seaford College, Dorset House and Midhurst Rother College. All distances and journey times are approximate.

    Additional information

    • Services: Mains water and electric, private drainage and LPG.
    • Directions: What3words - ///detection.airbase.year
    • EPC Rating: C
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: G