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Church Street
West Chiltington

Location

 

Church Street is in the heart of West Chiltington old village,  with the parish church, the Post Office stores and village inn all nearby. There are scenic country walks on the doorstep and leisure pursuits include various clubs and societies. The local cricket club sports a fine new club house.  

 

The busy centre of Storrington has an excellent range of traditional shops & local traders catering for everyday needs, as well as good restaurants A Waitrose store and new Costa are in Old Mill Square, with bigger Tesco & Sainsbury's stores in neighbouring Pulborough. 

 

Further afield, Glorious Goodwood is home to horseracing and the renowned Festival of Speed & Revival motorsport events; and there is sailing at the South Coast.  Chichester, Horsham & Brighton have top High Street names and host various theatre productions & cultural events.  

 

The property

 

This is an unusual opportunity to buy a sensibly-priced period cottage in the heart of the old village, looking over Church Street to historic buildings opposite.  Mellow stone with brick and tile-hung exterior materials combine with a practical interior to provide an interesting and characterful home, ideal either for retirement or as a lock-up-and-leave property for those spending time abroad. 

 

Period architectural features include latch doors, exposed timbers & beams and leaded light windows, mostly secondary glazed.  The heating system is by radiators (oil-fired boiler).  There is an allocated parking space accessed from a rear gate within the nearby Wheelwrights courtyard.

 

There is a pretty and secluded private garden, and as part of the Wheelwrights retirement group, maintenance of the fabric of the property and buildings insurance is included in the reasonable service charge, which we understand is in the region of £1,800 per annum. Within the scheme, one resident must be over the age of 50. 

 

 

Ground Floor

 

• Tiled cottage porch  Oak front door and courtesy light.

 

• Hallway  Stairs to the first floor and latch doors to ground floor rooms.

 

• Living room with optional dining area  

18'6 x 11'5 (5.64m x 3.48m)  Plus additional 3'9 x 2'0 arched recess. The dining area narrows to 8'7.  

Mellow brick fireplace and open hearth, beamed  ceiling,  Window and glazed door to the terrace.  Pleasant front and rear outlook.

 

• Kitchen  10'5 x 7'3 (3.18m x 2.21m)

A galley-style kitchen with units on two sides and matching wall cabinets.  Worktops, counter lighting, inset sink unit, integral fridge freezer, space for electric cooker and washing machine. Trianco oil fired boiler (radiator heating system).  Hatch to loft area and stable door to the rear.

 

• Bedroom 2 or Separate dining room  

11'5 x 9'8 (3.48m x 2.95m)  Overall with additional door recess.  Outlook to the historic Old School House opposite. Beamed ceiling, recessed niche/serving hatch.

 

First floor

 

• Landing  High rear window and garden view. Additional landing area with deep walk-in store/airing cupboard (5'0 x 4'9), hot water cylinder & immersion heater.

 

• Bedroom 1  

13'2 max 11'0 min x 11'3 (4.01m and 3.35m x 3.43m)

Front aspect, deep cupboard over stairs, pine door double wardrobe.

 

• Bathroom  8'8 x 6'8 (2.64m x 2.03m)

Victorian style bathroom suite in classic white. Free-standing bath, rain shower & mixer, pedestal basin, WC. Tiled floor, ceramic wall tiles.  Front window.

Outside  

 

• Front garden  

The front garden has a raised bank with steps and a brick & stone path to the porch.  Attractively planted with climbers and flowers.  Side gate leading to:

 

• Rear garden  

The owned portion of the rear garden is the terrace area patio behind the cottage which opens to the sunny lawned garden, entirely screened by old stone walls/high fencing, climbing plants and established shrubs,  The garden is owned and maintained by First Port Retirement and is only used by the owner of Carpenters, allowing what is effectively sole enjoyment of a lovely private garden without responsibility for grass cutting etc. Summerhouse. Pedestrian gate to the parking area. 

 

• Parking space at rear

The allocated parking space for Carpenters is in the Wheelwrights courtyard, accessed from the pathway in the rear garden. Concealed oil storage tank.

 

• Tenure - Freehold 

 

• Council Tax - Band E  £1,887 per annum.  

 

• Service Charges for 2016/17  

We are informed the currently the charge is £464 per quarter (£1,855.29 per annum).

 

Note - The Wheelwrights retirement scheme is operated by First Port Retirement and the reasonable service charge includes buildings insurance,  window cleaning, maintenance of the gardens AND external decoration and structural repairs to the properties. 

The charge also includes the services of a warden and intercom system.