5 bedroom 2,313 sq ft home with huge potential in plot of almost 0.4 acre. 17/12/20 - Rural, but convenient location, backing onto fields with nearby access to bridleways and footpaths
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The Old Orchard offers over 2,300 sq ft of accommodation requiring modernisation with a superb plot of almost 0.4 of an acre in a glorious rural position, making this the perfect property for those looking to create their dream home. The main ground floor reception room is 23 ft long, with a triple aspect including French doors onto the rear garden, and a brick-built open fireplace. There is also a formal dining room and a useful study. The kitchen/breakfast room offers plenty of storage and also features a range cooker.
On the first floor there are four bedrooms, including a generous triple aspect principal bedroom, which has fitted storage and an en suite bathroom. There is a also a family bathroom. At the end of the landing is a spectacular room extending to over 30ft with a large roof terrace providing magnificent views over the countryside panorama stretching out beyond the gardens. This room makes a superb playroom/studio or fifth bedroom or could be split to provide two further bedrooms.
At the front of the property, a five-bar timber gate opens onto a gravel driveway, which leads to the house and provides plenty of parking space, as well as access to the two garages. The front garden is mostly laid to lawn, with border flowerbeds and a variety of trees and shrubs, while to the rear there is a sunny west-facing garden, with paved terracing and pathways, a level lawn, colourful flowerbeds and a summer house. A roof terrace accessed via the firstfloor study, provides a wonderful spot to sit and take in the views across the garden and the countryside beyond.
The property is set in a beautiful countryside location in the small hamlet of Forestside on the edge of the South Downs National Park. The pretty village of Rowlands Castle is two miles away and Havant is within easy reach. Rowlands Castle is well served by local amenities, including a village shop, pubs and a mainline station, providing direct services to London Waterloo. The area boasts a number of reputable state and private schools. For leisure, there are two golf courses in the area, while there are a number of excellent sailing spots close-at-hand. Stansted Forest lies directly opposite and is a woodland paradise and there are many miles of foot and bridle paths in the area on which to enjoy walking and riding.
To the south, the harbourside village of Emsworth offers sailing facilities and a range of interesting and individual shops. The historic city of Chichester is nine miles away and has an extensive array of amenities including the renowned Festival Theatre, shops, galleries, museums and restaurants. Goodwood is a mecca for the horse racing enthusiast and well known for motor events.
From Chichester city centre, take the B2178 (St. Pauls Road) towards Funtington. Continue through East Ashling and then through Funtington. After a further two and a half miles follow the main road as it bends right (and becomes Emsworth Common Road) and then after two hundred yards turn right. Turn right again at the junction on to Board Walk and you will find the property on your left-hand side side as you enter the village of Forestside after two miles.Read all
- Reception hall, Reception room, Dining room, Study
- Kitchen/breakfast room, Utility room, Cloakroom
- Principal bedroom with en suite bathroom, 3 Further bedrooms
- Family bathroom
- Home office, studio/bed 5
- Roof terrace
- Summer house, 2 Garage, Garden of almost 0.4 acre
- Massive potential
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