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Annington House is an exceptionally fine Regency country house of classic proportions believed to have been built in about 1813, and which has recently undergone an extensive refurbishment program to provide a home of exceptional quality and comfort ideal both for a family and for entertaining. From the forecourt stone steps lead up to an imposing entrance porch with Doric columns. A panelled entrance door,with fanlight above, opens to the reception hall from which an elegant three flight staircase rises to the galleried first floor landing. On the ground floor there is a superb kitchen/breakfast room opening to a family room with a large inglenook fireplace creating an outstanding open plan feature for family and informal
entertaining. There are two elegant formal reception rooms, both with marble fireplaces and a study with fitted furniture. All principal rooms enjoy views over the grounds and surrounding countryside to the Downs.
On the first floor there are three principal bedrooms suites including a master suite comprising a large bedroom, an extensively fitted dressing room and bathroom, designed and fitted by Clive Christian. There are further bedroom facilities on the second floor including an apartment comprising a sitting room, bedroom and bathroom.
Adjoining one side of the house and with access from both the kitchen and a separate access through an enclosed flagstone courtyard is a spacious and well appointed wing providing excellent guest/staff accommodation.
Annington House is situated in a glorious rural position within the South Downs National Park, approached by a country lane and about 1 mile to the south east of Steyning which provides an excellent range of shops and local amenities. The A27 which lies about 3 miles to the south provides access to the larger centres of Brighton and Chichester whilst the A23 and the A24 provide access to Horsham, Gatwick Airport, the M23 and the national motorway network. Shoreham Airport is about 5 miles to the south providing an excellent facility for private aircraft. Sporting and recreational facilities in the area include golf at Singing Hills (Albourne), The West Sussex (Pulborough) and Mannings Heath, polo at Cowdray Park, sailing at Chichester, Shoreham by Sea and Brighton Marina and racing at Goodwood, Fontwell, Brighton, Plumpton and Lingfield. There are theatres at Brighton, Horsham and Chichester and opera at Glyndebourne. Over the surrounding countryside there are miles of beautiful walks and rides including the South Downs Way.
From the lane remote controlled wrought iron gates set on substantial pillars with flanking walls open onto a gravel entrance drive bordered by trees and sweeping lawns and from which there are stunning views of the South Downs. The drive divides with the left fork sweeping around the house to a large forecourt adjacent to the front entrance and the right fork giving access to the gated secondary access from the lane.
Annington House is set within 4.5 acres of gardens, separated from the adjoining paddocks and farmland by brick walls. The majority of the gardens comprise sweeping lawns bordered by fine mature trees. Overlooking the former tennis lawn is a large flagstone terrace. Set within a secluded area of garden is the swimming pool (24' x 12') with an adjoining building
providing entertaining and changing facilities. Adjoining the secondary entrance drive is the former coach house and stables, of brick and flint construction and providing garaging and storage facilities. Approached from the lane through a field gate is the stable yard comprising four stables, tack room, hay store and general store. The stables have a concrete apron and
light and power facility. Beyond is a paddock of about 5 acres. In all the gardens and grounds extend to about 9.5 acres.
7 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms
4 reception rooms
superb kitchen/breakfast room
outbuildings and stabling
paddock. In all about 9.5 acres (3.84 Ha)
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