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Hopewell House is a stunning contemporary style architect designed house having been created through a significant recent programme of renovation and modernisation by the current owners. The property being set in the centre of the popular West Sussex village of Lodsworth is situated in an elevated position affording quite spectacular views over the surrounding countryside of the South Downs National Park towards the distant South Downs.
Hopewell House has been cleverly designed to take full advantage of its elevated position with the principal rooms on all three floors having uninterrupted views over the garden and National Park beyond. From the welcoming reception hall extends the main drawing room and principal bedroom suite both with access onto the substantial sun balcony having steps down to the top garden. The second and ground floors are accessed via the beautifully crafted central stair case, an architectural feature in its own right, with American black walnut treads, oak hand rails and a combination of box stainless steel and glass panel balustrades. To the ground floor full bi-folding doors open onto the rear terrace from both the sitting room and kitchen/breakfast room which has a beautifully fitted Leicht kitchen and features such as a total control Aga, Miele accessories and a walk in larder.
To the second floor are the three guest bedrooms, two having glass ‘Juliette’ balconies allowing full enjoyment of the view.
Lodsworth is a particularly sought after West Sussex village with local services including church and public house. Being situated within the South Downs National Park the surrounding countryside is an area of outstanding natural beauty giving opportunities for walking and riding on the many miles of foot and bridle paths through the area. The property is located about 8.5 miles from Haslemere, a delightful market town, which benefits from a comprehensive range of shopping, sporting and leisure facilities, together with a main line station providing a frequent train service to Waterloo. The historic towns of Midhurst and Petworth are also within easy reach and Pulborough village also offers a regular train service to Victoria. Sporting and recreational facilities in the area include golf at Midhurst and Chichester, racing at Goodwood, polo at Cowdray Park, theatres at Guildford and Chichester and sailing on the south coast.
A particular feature of Hopewell House are the beautiful landscaped gardens designed to take full advantage of the view. Extending to approximately ½ acre the garden is divided into three distinct and differing areas. From the rear of the property is a substantial sun terrace (ideal for alfresco dining) which leads to the top formal lawn being complimented by well stocked flower and shrub borders. Stone steps lead down from the top lawn to the lower lawn planted with specimen trees including an arc of 4 beautiful flowering Cherries. A rustic trellis planted with climbing roses forms an ideal back drop to the lower lawn, through which is accessed the lower garden which is divided into an orchard area planted with a number of fruit tree varieties including apple and pear, and a vegetable garden with the green house. A garden shed and ‘Wendy House’ are also located within the lower garden and a pedestrian gate gives access to The Street. Agents note:- Twin rainwater retention tanks with a 2200 litre capacity are hidden under the steps leading from the upper balcony and capture rainwater from the roof to provide garden watering in times of drought.
Local Authority: Chichester District Council
Council Tax Band: F
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