A rare opportunity to acquire an elegant period house offering well appointed family accommodation within Oaklands Park. The Kennels was completely refurbished in 2011 and combines contemporary living with original charm.
Entrance hall, downstairs cloakroom and WC, utility room, study, open plan living/dining kitchen with integrated appliances, superbly proportioned lounge with wood burning stove, the two separate wings of the property accessed via two staircases, one leading to the master bedroom suite with en suite shower room, the other leading to three bedrooms and family bathroom, additional bedroom downstairs. Gas central heating, double glazing, underfloor heating to the kitchen, dining and living areas as well as the lounge. Automated security gates open onto a walled garden and courtyard to the front, parking, mature rear garden. Planning permission obtained for a double garage within the frontage.
This property is uniquely situated to the north of Chichester within Oaklands Park offering immediate access to the adjacent park and recreation areas. It is therefore only a short distance from all the facilities in Chichester which include shops, restaurants, Pallant House Gallery, Festival Theatre and mainline railway station with services to London Victoria. Just a couple of miles to the north of the property is Goodwood with activities including the world-renowned motoring festivals and horse racing. In the other direction is the coast with beaches around Wittering and sailing from Itchenor, Birdham and Chichester Marina.
The front door opens into
The entrance hall
With central heating radiator, cloaks cupboard and door to
The downstairs cloakroom & WC
With oak flooring, wash basin, WC, Velux roof light and central heating radiator/towel rail.
The utility room
With door leading outside, oak flooring, butler sink, cupboards, window and wall mounted gas central heating boiler.
9'2 x 7'10 (2.79m x 2.39m)
With oak flooring, side window and door leading to the rear.
Also in this wing of the house is
12'2 x 9'4 (3.71m x 2.84m)
With rear window, central heating radiator and a connecting door into the kitchen.
The open plan family living/dining room with kitchen
21'10 x 16'10 (6.65m x 5.13m)
The living and dining area with piped underfloor heating, French doors opening to the rear garden and the measurements exclude the recess where there is a storage cupboard beneath the stairs. Further windows look out to the front and the fitted kitchen is a double height room with lofted ceiling following the slope of the roof where there are two Velux roof lights, window to the rear and stable door leading outside. The kitchen furniture includes stainless steel sink unit, stretches of working surface, fitted drawers and cupboards, integrated dishwasher, two ovens, five ring gas hob, stainless steel extractor canopy, island unit with cupboards and shelving, tiled flooring and a door opening into
The superb lounge
24'9 x 16'2 (7.54m x 4.93m)
A room of excellent proportions with two south facing windows overlooking the front courtyard, piped underfloor heating, storage cupboard beneath the stairs and the focal point being the brick fireplace with oak mantle and wood burning stove.
There are two staircases accessing the first floor, one leading up from the lounge to
With window overlooking the double height kitchen area and Velux roof light
The master bedroom suite
14'0 x 13'9 (4.27m x 4.19m)
An attractive loft style room with views over Oaklands Park and glimpses of Chichester Cathedral from the south facing dormer window and north facing Velux windows, built in wardrobes to one wall with plenty of hanging and storage space, central heating radiator, access to roof storage space. There is a door onto
The en suite shower room
A wet room style with level walk in shower cubicle, overhead shower and handheld shower, wash basin, WC, dormer window to the front, cupboards and heated towel rail.
In the other wing of the property a staircase rises from the entrance hall to the first floor.
15'10 x 9'0 (4.83m x 2.74m)
With two large south facing windows and central heating radiator.
12'8 x 9'0 (3.86m x 2.74m)
Extending to 10'10 into a recess. With south facing window and central heating radiator.
9'3 x 7'10 (2.82m x 2.39m)
With window to the rear with views over the rugby field and central heating radiator.
The family bathroom
With bath with shower above, wash basin, WC, window, heated towel rail/radiator and oak flooring.
The walled garden
To the front of the property is a walled garden and courtyard with automated wrought iron entrance gates giving access to parking. There are areas of lawn, flower and shrub beds and surrounding brick and flint walling.
A gated area provides access to a storage shed, washing line and side access to the rear garden.
The mature rear garden
Including flagged patio ideal for outdoor dining, garden beyond within retaining brick walls with broad steps leading up to an area of lawn. There is a further patio, raised rose bed and the garden surrounded by mature trees and shrubs.
The property can be approached via College Lane going up towards Summersdale Road, there is a turning on the left, follow this past Oaklands Park House and the Cricket Pavilion up to the property's entrance gates.
The property is freehold.
Council tax band
An open house viewing has been arranged for 9 April please contact us on 01243 816666 to make an appointment.
The house was completely refurbished in 2011 involving the replacement of all wiring, plumbing, windows, central heating, flooring, doors, kitchen, laundry, sanitary facilities, automatic gates, fencing, landscaping and the house has been fitted with an alarm system with wiring run for CCTV.
We have not tested any systems or appliances and no warranty as to condition or suitability is confirmed or implied. All measurements are approximate.
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