Spectacular country cottage with annexe in an idyllic setting within the South Downs
Coldharbour occupies a most glorious and idyllic position, nestled in the lee of the South Downs and within the National Park itself, affording magnificent views in all directions.
Approached via a long lane it offers privacy and seclusion yet is still conveniently placed for the nearby town of Storrington.
Coldharbour was originally formed from two cottages dating back, we believe, to the 1600s and is unlisted. Recent years have seen extensive refurbishment to create a superbly comfortable, elegant and beautifully appointed home, ideal for full time living or as a weekend country retreat.
The property combines the benefits of old and new with underfloor heating beneath the attractive Artisans Roche Marron limestone flooring which extends throughout the ground floor up to the drawing room, a new bespoke hand painted kitchen incorporating Miele appliances, and Porcelanosa bathrooms and cloakroom whilst retaining many original features such as the exposed timber beams and vaulted ceilings.
Internally, the house offers two welcoming reception rooms both with inglenook fireplaces and log burning stoves. The well-appointed kitchen/dining/family room is the heart of the home with its impressive central island and a further dining and seating area. The room benefits from access out to the patios and gardens and is wonderfully spacious enjoying light from all four sides. Above the kitchen is a mezzanine area, currently used as a study, with views overlooking the beautiful gardens on one side and rolling fields on the other.
The first floor currently comprises of a master bedroom with fitted wardrobes, a separate dressing room/bedroom and a bathroom with shower. On the second floor, is a guest suite comprising of a further double bedroom with separate bathroom.
In addition, the property benefits from a beautifully presented, self-contained, one-bedroom guest barn over two floors, ideal for multi-generational living. The ground floor has a superb, spacious sitting room with a vaulted ceiling and log burner along with a separate Porcelanosa kitchen, cloakroom and utility. The second floor comprises a double bedroom with en suite shower room.
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I have known this property for a number of years and it is a very special home of superb quality in the most wonderful setting with spectacular views. As a property to escape to, I can't think of a better alternative.James Machell