An elegant and well-appointed detached family house set in 3.4 acres of glorious gardens and grounds with spectacular South Downs views
Yokehurst Place is an elegant detached house set in beautiful gardens, situated in a delightful semi-rural position with far-reaching South Downs views. The property has Georgian origins, with the oldest portion dating from c.1789, and over the years has been the subject of sympathetic additions and improvements. The brick elevations are partially hung with decorative clay tiling, and sit under a tiled roof.
The property offers spacious yet comfortable accommodation, with graceful proportions, beautifully presented interiors and a wealth of fine period features.
It has a pleasing layout, with the formal reception rooms and study formed from the original portion of the house, and each having bay windows with French doors opening to the terrace that wraps house. The drawing room has a marble mantelpiece with working fireplace, and is dual aspect with outstanding views across the gardens and grounds.
To the rear of the house is a large kitchen, extended by the current owners to add an open plan breakfast room with an impressive roof lantern, creating a welcoming and light space for day to day life, and adjoining the dining room for more formal occasions. The kitchen is very well-equipped with solid wood cabinetry, granite surfaces, central island, an electric Aga and excellent range of integrated appliances. It is served by a larder, complete with cold shelf, and a utility room.
To the front of the house is an office, which opens to the family room, a cosy room with an integrated fish tank, adjoining cloakroom and connecting door to the Coach House.
The first floor is reached via a wide turned staircase, leading to a galleried landing. In the eastern portion are the master and guest bedrooms, both with en suite bathrooms.
There are four further bedrooms, all with generous proportions, served by two additional bathrooms. A seventh bedroom, box room and attic access are on the second floor.
The Coach House
Adjoining Yokehurst Place is the Coach House, which can be accessed by an internal door from the family room, creating additional guest accommodation. This access can be closed off to provide self-contained secondary accommodation with its own external access. It comprises a ground floor with dining room, kitchen, and en suite bedroom, and first floor with sitting room, two bedrooms with storage and a bathroom. The cellar is accessed from the Coach House dining room.
Please refer to the floorplans for the full layout and extent of the accommodation.
Yokehurst Place has an attractive approach via a hardstanding track which leads down to the gravelled drive, opening to a parking area ahead of the house and garaging. The house is shielded by hedging, with a brick path leading from the driveway, through the parterre gardens, up to a stone portico which shelters the solid wood front door.
The formal parterre gardens have box hedging, with roses, lavender and wisteria planted. There are terraces to the south, east and north, creating an excellent space for entertaining al fresco and enjoying the lovely views across the surrounding landscape.
The remainder of the gardens are mainly laid to lawn, sloping gently down to a large pond with a timber sun deck..
The heated swimming pool lies to the south of the house, sheltered by hedging and a low level wall retaining the lawn, and surrounded by a paved terrace with space for sun loungers, and table and chairs. It has been cleverly positioned to give a spectacular vista of the South Downs.
To the north of the house lies the paddock, which is partially open the gardens but has potential to be fully enclosed, and has the benefit of its own driveway and gated access to the private track.
The property has an integrated double garage with folding door, and there is a triple bay timber farmed machinery/wood store at the top of the paddock.
In all, about 3.4 acres.
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