- 8 bedrooms
- 4 bathrooms
- 4 receptions
A privately situated estate in the heart of the South Downs
Graffham Court is believed to date from the late 19th century, the house is stone built with ashlar Quoins with stone mullion windows under a tiled roof. The elegant reception hall has parquet flooring, decorative corning and beautiful carved oak staircase. The four reception rooms are well proportioned with open fireplaces. The magnificent orangery has been added by the current vendors and is light and airy with lovely views over the gardens. There is underfloor heating and a large open fireplace at one end and a wood-burning stove at the other.
The kitchen/breakfast room is fully fitted with 4 oven oil fired Aga with four ring hob and two electric ovens. There is a good sized utility/boot room all of which have underfloor heating. Double doors open to the terrace and a spiral staircase leads to the basement with games room, freezer room and wine cellar. Double doors lead to the garage complex with space for three cars.
There is potential for a self-contained suite accessed from the utility room with a sitting room/office, bedroom 7 and bathroom.
Two further suites and a laundry room make up the first floor with three further bedrooms, a bathroom, and a study/bedroom 8 complete the second floor. All have wonderful views over the gardens and paddocks.
This property has 132 acres of land.
Gardens Surrounding the house are flat lawns and mature flower and shrub borders. There is a large terrace on the western side of the house ideal for evening entertaining and a further terrace on the southern side. Heated swimming pool (not in use) with terrace and shed with pool filtration equipment, pool house with kitchenette, wc and shower.
The Land There are approximately 41.38 acres of paddocks, mainly surrounding the house with stick and ball polo ground and an all-weather manege and exercise track. The woodland has a basis for a cross country course and there is direct access from the property onto Ambersham Common for riding and walking.
In all approximately 132 acres
Graffham Court is situated in the heart of the South Downs National Park close to Cowdray Park Polo Grounds and nestling at the foot of the Downs. The property is totally privately set in its own grounds which are adjacent to unspoilt countryside and Common Land. Graffham Court itself is approached over its own long private rhododendron lined driveway and has lovely views over its own land to the south, whilst the two cottages and outbuildings are nearby. Graffham Village has a shop, recreational grounds, a church, school and two public houses. More comprehensive shopping can be found at Midhurst, Petworth, Haslemere, Guildford and Chichester.
Road and rail links are excellent with services from Haslemere to London Waterloo in 53 minutes and from Pulborough to London Victoria in 70 minutes. The A3 provides fast access to London, the national motorway network, Gatwick, Heathrow and Southampton Airports.
Midhurst is home to Cowdray Park Polo and there are various golf courses including Goodwood, Cowdray Park, Liphook and Pulborough and racing at Goodwood and Fontwell. Goodwood also hosts the annual Festival of Speed and Revival motor events and there is an airfield for private aircraft. There is sailing at Chichester Harbour and along the south coast. Walking is excellent from the property with numerous footpaths and bridleways leading directly from the property onto Abersham Common and The South Downs Way.
- Graffham Court: Inner porch, reception hall, drawing room, dining room, study, cloakroom, library,
- orangery, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, basement with games room, freezer room,
- wine store and boiler room
- 3 Bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, 3 further bedrooms, family bathroom, studio/bedroom 7, study/bedroom 8
- Garaging for 3 cars, Swimming pool with pool house , kitchenette, WC and shower
- Gardens and grounds
- Oaklands Cottage: Hall, sitting room/dining room, kitchen, bathroom, cloakroom, 3 bedrooms, Carport, potting shed, garden
- Chercot Cottage: Hall, sitting room, kitchen/breakfast room, 2 double bedrooms, bathroom, garden
- Equestrian facilities: 2 Foaling boxes with heat lamps, 4 stables, tack room, hay barn, washing box, feed store, 2 loose, boxes, 4 mobile stables, large modern barn for stabling, hay/tractor store, open 4 bay lean-to
- About 132 acres
This plan is for layout guidance only. Not drawn to scale unless stated. Windows and door openings are approximate. Whilst every care is taken in the preparation of the plan, please check all dimensions, shapes and compass bearings before making any decisions reliant upon them.