This stunning detached flint and brick house stands in 4.5 acres (tbc) of ingeniously designed woodland, lawn and flint walled gardens with delightful woodland walks, tennis court and swimming pool. Set in a fold of the South Downs in the peaceful hamlet of Bishopstone, designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty and within the South Downs National Park.
Dating back to the early 1800s but not listed, Barrack Cottage is believed to have originally been four flint cottages and used as army living quarters during the Napoleonic wars. Barrack Cottage is now a delightful mixture of original and later improvements that combine to create a charming home with accommodation on two floors plus attic room.
The ground floor incorporates a spacious farmhouse kitchen with granite work surfaces, a walk in larder and separate utility room, a comfortable drawing room with fireplace, dining room, sitting room/study and cloakroom/WC. The first floor has four double bedrooms, two en-suites, family bathroom/wc, shower room and separate wc. The easily accessible attic room provides a fifth bedroom or study. Windows are double glazed. Central heating and hot water is maintained by the oil fired boiler.
Approached through brick pillars, the gravel drive, together with triple open barn car port, provides ample parking. Secondary vehicular access via a five bar entrance gate for garden maintenance. Included within the grounds on the opposite side of the road leading through the village, the house overlooks a separate flint walled woodland garden.
The grounds are ingeniously divided by brick paths, hedging, flint walls, trees and shrubs into several interconnecting areas featuring cottage gardens and terrace, vegetable, fruit and herb gardens, lawns, secluded swimming pool area, hard tennis court with pavilion style summer house, stable hay barn used currently for storage and areas of woodland all backing onto open farmland.
Price is £1,350,000. For more details or to arrange a viewing, call Rowland Gorringe on 01273 474101.