An Impressive 7 Bedroom Country Property of
Exceptional High Standards
A Beautiful & Secure Location, Just a short drive from the City
Main House - Clock Tower - Integral Garages - Approx. 9041 Sq. ft. - 840 m²
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This is a truly outstanding modern country house of exceptional quality. With seven bedrooms and on the second floor, all services are there for expanding it into additional bedrooms with en suite. The elegant Clock Tower is a fully independent guest apartment. All of this is situated in a secluded rural setting on the borders of the South Downs National Park.
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Accommodation and Amenities
Reception Hall - Lift - Drawing Room - Sitting Room - Dining Room - Study – Family T.V. Room – Library Room - Conservatory - Kitchen/Breakfast Room - Further Kitchen/Utility Room
Master Bedroom Suite including Dressing Room, Bathroom/Shower Room - Bedroom with en-suite - Two Further Bedrooms - Bathroom/Shower Room - Laundry Room - Sewing Room - Lift
Lift - One Very Large Bedroom - Photographic Darkroom - Another Very Large Room used for Leisure - Cloakroom, W.C & wash basin.(All services available, allowing rapid conversion for additional 2 or even 3 bedrooms all with en suites possible).
Clock Tower - Swimming Pool – Facilities:
Tower with Atomic Clock all integral accessed from main house via an enclosed heated walkway. The upper level is guest accommodation comprising of 2 Bedrooms, Bathroom and Kitchen. The lower level Garages are accessed from utility room. Garage one is for 2 Cars -
Garage two for 4 Cars is humidity controlled with an Inspection pit plus storerooms - Along the walkway is the Boiler Room with twin Industrial Gas Heater & Twin Pumps & Air-Humidity Controlled Wine Cellar for many thousand bottles. At the end of the passage is the Heating Swimming Pool with electric cover, the plant is house within the adjacent barn.
Barn, Paddock Outbuildings:
The large Two level Steel Framed Barn (In all about 312 m²) has a shower room, wash basin, toilet for pool users, all accessed directly and under covered walkways from the main house. All paddocks are well-Fenced and with water supply - Around the main property is a natural spring fed automatic irrigation system with underground storage tank - Outside the kitchens is a well-stocked Herb Garden with Greenhouse - An Industrial Standby Generator for entire property is installed in the Barn – Connecting Road & Paths to the Paddocks - Electric Main Entrance Gates & Paddock Gate - CTT Surveillance - Exterior parking for in excess of twenty plus cars - Goat House Ideal for conversion to Stables - many other outbuildings
No expense has been spared in the design of this property. One of the many unique touches are the inclusion of Gold Sovereign coins in the house wall plague, also the newel posts of the impressive hall staircase.
Southbrook enjoys the perfect combination of being situated within a secluded and idyllic rural location. With the added benefit of being a short distance from the historic County City of Chichester.
Constructed in 1994 designed by well-known local architects, the features and attention to detail contained within the splendid and luxurious property are indeed most impressive. As previously mentioned, no expense has been spared with the design or construction of this property. One of the many unique touches being the inclusion of Gold Sovereigns in the house wall plaque also in the newel posts of the impressive entrance hall staircase.
From all aspects of the main house one has beautiful views, but above all total privacy.
All boundaries are fenced. The property is approached by a private drive to ornamental electric security gates. The house itself is fully secured, with all windows and doors have electric shutters. The property is alarmed together with extensive CCTV coverage.
There is a very imposing entrance hall leading to the primary reception room and entertaining areas, which includes the dining room, study, kitchen, family room. The attractive conservatory room with its Japanese Koi Carp pool is access through either the family or reception room. The entrance hall has a lift taking one to both the first and second floor levels.
Gas heating is all under floor and air conditioning is fitted to selected areas of the house, including the guest bedrooms within the connecting Clock Tower.
The master bedroom suite enjoys triple aspect views across the grounds, comprising of a large L’ shaped dressing room and beautifully marbled bathroom with a large walk in shower.
There are three further bedrooms one with en suite, plus one separate large bathroom. On this level there is a laundry room and sewing room all of course with lift access.
The second floor has one huge bedroom room, plus another large room used as a family recreation area. In the centre a room was used as a photographic darkroom. There is cloakroom with W.C with washbasin.
On this level if desired, conversion is very simple for to have 3 addition bedrooms with en suite, as all the necessary services are already installed.
From the second kitchen / utility room through a glazed heated walkway it leads to the Clock Tower with its upper level guest apartment suite, with 2 bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen which can become an en suite bathroom.
The ground floor has a dedicated twin industrial boiler room, twin pumps. In this property everything that can be feasible doubled has been. Also a large wine cellar for several thousand bottles, temperature and humidity controlled. At the end of the walkway is the secure enclosed heated swimming pool area, with electric cover. A quiet secluded area with a roofed walkway to the adjacent barn, with shower and toilet facilities for the bathers. All this faces the beautiful south gardens of Southbrook.
From the main house utility room is an access door to two integral garages. The first Garage is for two cars, with a door leading to the second four car garage. This is humidity controlled, has an inspection pit with a store room. Both garages have electric shutter roller doors. A master key gains access to all main doors within the property.
Gardens, Grounds & External Features
The gardens paddocks and parklands, which extend to 8.60 acres, are all totally private and fenced to a high standard, and are arranged into two distinct areas.
Around the house are the formal gardens with paths, extensive lawn areas and well stocked flower, shrub and herbaceous borders designed for interest in all seasons.
There are many orchard fruit trees, including apples, pears, plums, in addition a bird proof soft fruit cage. Area for chickens/geese with fox proof electric fences provides protection for an area dedicated to chicken, and geese, with its own chicken house.
The kitchen garden is attractively laid out for herb growing, within this area is a greenhouse and is access by a covered walkway from the kitchen.
The garden includes a large circular reflection pond, as well as a Japanese garden near a filtered and heated Koi carp pool. This pool extends inside the main house conservatory for feeding and viewing, with a concealed plant room under the pool.
From the public road enter the private ‘New Trees Drive’ and approach the ornamental electric entrance gates leading to the main house, garages and ample parking. Before these entrance gates is a large parking area and a separate secure gated entrance to the barn.
Within the garden and beside the barn is an extensive hard standing parking area, with access road and paths. Outdoor heated swimming pool with electric insulated cover, all within an enclosed leisure area. Concealed pump/plant area for pool and within the adjacent barn is a shower and toilet area.
The barn has accommodation on two levels. On the lower level a wide range of garden machinery is stored. (These would be available for purchase if required, by negotiation).
The barn has been constructed and insulated to high standards. On a heavy steel framework, it has high and wide steel security doors on both sides. The total floor area of both levels is about 315m².
The upper level has been used for hobbies and storage, and is currently used, for table tennis, snooker, darts etc. Subject to planning consent this would make splendid additional and quite independent living accommodation.
To the north of the formal gardens, on a tarmac drive then through an electric gate and livestock grid gives one access past the Ha-ha and to the Parkland and paddock beyond. The Ha-ha divides the formal gardens from the Paddocks /
Parkland and protects them from unwanted wildlife.
The Parkland has been well stocked with many mature specimen trees. There is also a substantial purpose built goat/sheep covered building which could easily be converted into stabling for up to six horses.
The grounds as mentioned, has an automatic ground irrigation system, however important to point out that this is feed to the underground storage tank by its own natural fresh water source.
West Sussex, Chichester & South Downs National Park.
For those unfamiliar with the area, here are a few local points of interest:
The area attracts anyone wishing to enjoy the countryside, culture, sporting activities,
Boutique shopping and Michelin quality restaurants.
Chichester, the county city and the immediate area is claimed to be one of England's
most popular places to live and visit. The beautiful South Downs is the newest national
park starting at the edge of the City with secluded views from Southbrook.
The Cathedral is a great tourist attraction while the Festival Theatre offers exceptional
opportunities to catch shows before they appear in London's West End. Chichester
Leisure Park has a multiplex cinema and bowling alley along with many bars and
Chichester has a lovely harbour with numerous sailing clubs, including Bosham only
minutes away from this property. The sandy beaches at West Wittering are close by for
relaxation or more energetic sea sports and active windsurfing and kitesurfing clubs.
Goodwood now attracts the motor racing Festival of Speed and the Revival as well as
the traditional horse racing calendar. Portsmouth is a short drive away and provides
access to ferry routes and the world famous Portsmouth Historic Dockyard where the
Mary Rose and HMS Victory ships can be visited.
Chichester city centre has many historic sites such as the ancient city walls and provides
a wide choice of local shops and places to eat and relax all within a small radius. There
are direct rail links to London Victoria, Heathrow and Gatwick Airports.