A stunning contemporary multigenerational 4/5 bedroom detached family home, refurbished and rebuilt in 2003, and a winner of a design award in 2004. It was then extended by the current owners in 2010 to include the attached 1 bedroom Annex. No chain
Gamekeepers (Formally Poachers), is a stunning contemporary multigenerational 4/5 bedroom detached family home, substantially refurbished and rebuilt in 2003, and a winner of a design award in 2004. It was then further extended by the current owners in 2010 to include the attached 1 bedroom Annex.
This unique family home is positioned on a secluded plot in a quiet semi-rural location in Eastergate, halfway between Chichester and Arundel. It was designed and built by the previous owner; a local developer, as their own family home. It is designed around a two storey, green oak frame designed by Roderick James (whose work has been featured on the television programme ‘Grand designs’) to house their young family. The accommodation is truly unique and comprises just under 4000sqft of accommodation on a ½ acre plot.
The sweeping driveway offers ample parking and leads to a double car barn and a covered front storm porch. The front door opens to a wide entrance hall with a central feature staircase. The hall in itself is another room with space for a study/office area, a sofa and plenty of storage. Floor to ceiling windows allow an abundance of light and make this an exceptional entrance hall to welcome family and friends into.
Adjoining the hallway to the rear is a drawing room with a fireplace with large log burner and panoramic views over the formal gardens, to the East is a dining room with another fireplace and a layout that allows the room to be used as a dining room and a quiet reading/drinking area. To the West is the kitchen/breakfast room with range cooker, walk-in larder, central Island and built-in bench seating for informal family gatherings. Through the kitchen is a snug with built in cabinetry, a ladder and hatch into the roof space and beyond, and french doors out to the garden. Another hallway leads off the snug leading to a cloakroom, utility room, and a boot room/ hallway which has doors to the front and rear, and to the annex.
Upstairs, the bright and airy landing leads straight onto the master bedroom, boasting a walk-in wardrobe, custom oak fitted wardrobes, an en-suite bathroom and vaulted ceilings. Feature floor to ceiling windows and french doors open to a glazed Juliette balcony overlooking the gardens and pool.
The landing then leads to a family shower room and three further bedrooms. All would be classed as double rooms and all have access to eaves storage. Bedroom 2 has been designed with a mezzanine area ideal for sleeping or just to entertain a teenager. The landing also leads to a secret room (bedroom 5), currently used as a teenagers gaming room as access and headroom is limited. This is where the ladder from the snug leads to.
Back down stairs and along to the annex, the door from the boot room/hallway opens to an open-plan living room and kitchen with triple aspect views of the front and rear gardens with french doors leading out to a patio area. Upstairs is a large double bedroom with vaulted ceilings and a fully equipped bathroom and shower.
The gardens are beautifully landscaped grounds, designed by triple Chelsea Gold Medal winning landscape architect Mark Payne. Incorporated into the gardens are a substantial wooden greenhouse, a swimming pool and a pool house, decked seating and spa area with hot tub, patio areas and pathways, all surrounded by an array of mature shrubs and plants, and a number of mature Pine, Poplar, Ash and Eucalyptus.
The property provides easy access to Chichester and Arundel and their respective road and rail links. There are four good primary schools within ten minutes walk and four good prep schools within fifteen minutes drive. Also within walking distance are a range of local shops a Post Office and Barnham railway station, a direct line to London running into London Victoria or London Bridge in a little over 1 hour 25 minutes.
The Slindon Estate lies just over a mile to the north and can be accessed on foot, bicycle or horse and provides access to the Downs. There are a number of golf courses within easy reach and horse racing at both Fontwell and Goodwood. The coast is approximately four and a half miles away and a variety of beaches and costal walks can easily be found and local sailing clubs include Chichester, Littlehampton, Itchenor and Bosham
If you’re wondering why the owners are selling such an amazing home, they aren’t moving far as they love the location and area; they have just built their new home on the paddock which they own behind the property, and are looking forward to having some new neighbours.
Boot Room/ Hallway
Bedroom 2 with Mezzanine
Bedroom 5/ Games Room
Annex Kitchen/Living Room
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