An attractive Grade II Listed family house with an additional cottage set within beautiful gardens bordering the Clarendon Estate on the edge of the popular village of West Grimstead.
Popes Bottom is an exceptional Grade II Listed period house built of local brick under a welsh slate roof. Formerly three cottages, the property is believed to date back to the mid-18th Century with more recent additions.
The property's entrance hall leads directly into the drawing room which runs the full depth of the property; there are double aspect windows, a striking brick fireplace with large wood-burning stove and log store, oak flooring and beamed ceilings; beyond the drawing room is a living room with large inglenook fireplace, an ideal winter reception room and there is a further generous sitting room which is currently used as a television and music room. The kitchen/breakfast room is well-appointed and contemporary in design whilst being in-keeping with the character of the property. There is a range of solid wooden units with polished granite work surfaces designed around a four-oven AGA; the room opens into a lovely and light dining area. Completing the ground floor accommodation is a useful office/study with built-in bookcase and cabinets either side of a brick fireplace complete with wood-burning stove; there is also a utility room and two cloakrooms.
On the first floor there is a master bedroom with two built in cupboards and an en suite bathroom with a separate shower. The property has five further bedrooms of which four are comfortable doubles and there is a centrally located and large bathroom again with additional shower cubicle.
Linked to the main house is an attractive single-storey cottage; the hall leads into a well-equipped kitchen/breakfast room with a range of modern units, granite work-surfaces and Rayburn. There is a generous living room which opens into a dining area with oak floor and vaulted ceiling with skylights. There is a master bedroom with an en suite shower room, a further double bedroom and a shower room. There is plenty of parking for the cottage and also a private, walled, south-facing area of garden with raised beds.
The property is approached through solid electric gates with a gravelled drive leading to a large parking and turning area and to the property's three-bay garage, one of which is currently used as a workshop. Attached and interconnected to the workshop is a useful outbuilding that is currently used as a gym.
The gardens surrounding Popes Bottom are extremely well-maintained and mature. There are extensive areas of lawn on all sides of the property surrounded by established flower and shrub borders and trees. There are numerous terraces throughout the gardens providing a variety of differing vistas from which to enjoy the garden whilst entertaining or simply enjoying the peaceful environment and surroundings.
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Beautiful and peaceful location with excellent access in all directions.Patrick Brady