Coates Castle, Fittleworth
5 Coates Castle, Pulborough
Guide Price £675,000
Marketed by:Comyn & James
143 Lower Street
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- 5 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- 2 Reception Rooms
- Kitchen Breakfast Room
- 27 Ft Coach House/Garage
- Private Roof Terrace
- Private Garden
- Walks and Woods
- No Chain
- Video Tour Available
Beautifully situated in quiet wooded surroundings amidst land owned by the Barlavington Estate in the rural hamlet of Coates, No 5 forms a wing of Coates Castle which is a striking Grade II Listed castellated mansion dating from the early 1800's.
History has seen many famous visitors including Winston Churchill and during the second world war it was requisitioned for the army.
Built by John King in the Strawberry Hill Gothic style, he sold the property to George Wyndham, the 3rd Lord Egremont of Petworth House, whose coat of arms appears above the original main entrance.
The property lies well back from a country lane and is approached by a long driveway leading past woodland to a secluded setting close to countryside which offers superb and convenient access for walking to occupants of the castle. attached freehold wing in a similar style with appealing rendered and stone fronted elevations. It is believed that in Victorian times no 5 was occupied by the head groom and his wife and 6 children, the downstairs being used as an entrance to the stables, tack room and stores. To the rear is a large courtyard with where there is a very large coach house with 3 sets of double doors offering generous parking and storage.
Leading off the courtyard is a wide front door which opens into a Dining Area boasting travertine stone flooring with bespoke
Coates Castle is constructed of stuccoed stone with crenulated gables, buttresses and gothic style turrets and No 5 comprises an fitted full height shelving and cupboards. The Sitting Room features high ceilings and benefits from a wood burning stove and an outlook over part of the castle's grounds. To one side is a recessed study or library area.
To the front of the property lies the Kitchen / Breakfast Room which is well fitted with a range of Shaker style kitchen units which are complemented by an oil fired Rayburn with space for a table and chairs.. There is a ground floor Shower Room comprising a double width shower featuring fixed and movable shower heads with vanity wash hand basin and WC.
On the first floor there is a spacious, light landing off which lie 4 bedrooms including one with exposed stone work. 2 of the bedrooms could with any necessary consents combine to create one large bedroom. The Bathroom is well fitted with an oval ended bath with shower screen and features tiled walls with a striking inset tiled latitude and longitude. Stairs from the Landing lead up to a large Main Bedroom which boasts a delightful dual aspect with recessed storage areas. A door from the bedroom opens onto a magnificent roof top terrace which provides a quiet and secluded seating area from where views of the surroundings can be enjoyed.
The property sits on a corner plot and boasts an enclosed and private garden at the rear where there is lawn with well stocked beds and borders with a raised terrace area. There is space for a Summer House and a recessed area hidden with space for a garden store. The driveway leads to a rear shared courtyard where there is a substantial 27` Coach House with 3 sets of double doors opening into a paved vaulted area for garaging and storage.
Tucked away and set amidst woodland and countryside the property enjoys a wonderful and peaceful setting with excellent access for walking and observing nature. Coates is a Downland hamlet 1 mile from the nearby village of Fittleworth and is in a site of Special Scientific Interest with the heathland of Coates Common and Lord's Piece nearby. There is a church in the early English style as well as an Elizabethan manor house and the castle Fittleworth and Coates lie off the A283 and between Petworth and Pulborough in the South Downs national park. Fittleworth is a charming rural village bordered by woodland and farmland and well known for its wonderful range of period properties mostly in leafy surroundings. There is a village church, an Inn and a primary school. More comprehensive local shopping (including Tesco and Sainsbury, grocers, hardware stores, fashion, antiques and garages ) is available in Petworth and Pulborough.
The coast is approximately 15 miles to the south via the A29 and A285 towards Arundel and Chichester. London is approximately 80 minutes by train from Pulborough Station.
There are many fine sporting and recreational amenities including racing at Fontwell and Goodwood, sailing at Bosham and Chichester, golf at Cowdray, West Chiltington and Goodwood and the renowned Festival theatre at Chichester. There are also many excellent footpaths and bridleways within the local area.
Disclaimer Comyn and James would like to inform all prospective purchasers that these sale details have been prepared in good faith for a fair overall view of the property only and do not constitute part of an offer or a contract. All descriptions of dimensions and areas, reference to condition, permissions, covenants and boundaries are given as a guide and must not be relied on as a statement of fact. No person in the employment of Comyn and James LLP has authority to make any representation or warranty in relation to the property as we have not carried out a structural survey or tested services, appliances, or fittings. Photographs and floor plans show only certain aspects of the property at the time they were taken and it should not be assumed that the property remains exactly as it is shown. There may be a small discrepancy between measurements shown on the floorplan and these should not be used or relied on for planning carpets, furniture or alterations. Prospective purchasers should make specific enquiries concerning any matters of particular importance affecting a decision to view or purchase the property and are strongly advised to contact the office regarding the availability of the property before undertaking any journeys and incurring any abortive costs.
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