4 bedroom Equestrian Facility for sale: West Sussex

  • reception rooms 2
  • bedrooms 4
  • bathrooms 2
Reference: 36940_14384307

Key Features

  • Detached house
  • 2.7 acres (*TBV)
  • Equestrian facilites
  • Rural location close to the South Downs
  • 4 bedroom/2 receptions
  • Outbuildings


S O L D - Horse Riding, Walking, Cycling & Watersports All of these leisure options can be right on your doorstep with this splendid detached country house (unlisted) set in 2.7 acres (TBV*) of paddocks with stabling. The property occupies a lovely rural location with far reaching views situated off a quiet lane near to the South Downs yet only a few minutes drive of the Coast & Bosham historic sailing village. Two detached garage buildings (1348 sq ft) set in the grounds also have scope to adapt/replace as ancillary accom/holiday lets (subj. P.P.). The elegant well proportioned 4 bedroom accommodation (potential to extend Subj P.P.) boasts lots of natural light throughout as well as retained period features such as: maple flooring in the entrance porch, height windows in the reception hall/dining room, graceful curved staircase leading up to semi circular galleried landing & triple aspect sitting room with Adams style fireplace. Outside: The property is approached from a private driveway leading to a sizeable parking/turning area suitable for various vehicles/horse transport. Adjacent are the 2 garages and the stable block (3 loose boxes & tack room) and the p.rail paddocks have space/scope to add riding arena (subj. P.P.). For off road riding you are spoilt for choice with miles of bridleways accessible just a short hack away on the South Downs. Another feature of the property are the attractive gardens which extend to around a third of an acre & wrap around the house offering open farmland views, with sun terrace, various lawn areas, established trees & shrubs and a useful range of brick store rooms & workshop (these buildings may suit adapting for other uses). For local shops/amenities the nearest village is Funtington and there is a primary school in West Ashling. Mainline stations are at Chichester & Havant & provide regular services to London Victoria and Waterloo as well as regular services to both Gatwick & Southampton airports.


The property is located between West Ashling and Funtington set along a quiet lane enjoying far reaching country views and being in close proximity of the South Downs National Park offering miles of riding, country walks and cycling, and mountain biking. The picturesque village of Funtington complete with a 13th century parish church, village shop, pub and award winning thatched restaurant is within walking distance as is the neighbouring village of West Ashling which has a primary school and in nearby Adsdean there is an excellent organic butcher. Chichester Harbour and the historic sailing village of Bosham are just a few minutes drive away and offer some of the best sailing facilities in the South East. The West Sussex coastline provides many other facilities for water sports including windsurfing, land-boarding and kite surfing and bathing from the well-known beach at West Wittering. Nearby Goodwood is internationally known for its horseracing, country club and golf course as well as being home to the Festival of Speed and the Revival Meeting. Mainline stations at Chichester and Havant provide regular services to London Victoria and Waterloo as well as regular services to both Gatwick and Southampton airports. Chichester to the west offers an excellent range of cultural, leisure and shopping facilities, including the renowned Festival Theatre, ancient Cathedral, Pallant House Gallery, museums and restaurants..

ACCOMMODATION refer to the floor plan enclosed

GENERAL POINTS - Set in rural surroundings close to the South Downs National Park with views over open farmland to the West.
GROUND FLOOR - enclosed entrance porch with maple floor and 3/4 height side windows opens on to reception hall/dining room with a curved staircase rising to a semi-circular galleried landing above. A triple aspect sitting room with Adam-style fireplace has views over neighbouring open fields and double glazed sliding doors opening on to a terrace with rural views. A recently re-fitted kitchen/breakfast room leads through to a large utility/boot room with storage, cloakroom and garden porch leading to a sheltered, partially walled garden.
FIRST FLOOR - galleried landing leads to four bedrooms with recently modernised shower room and bathroom with WC and wash hand basin. Airing cupboard.


STABLES - with power and water, of timber construction on concrete with three loose boxes and a tack room (refer to the floor plan)
FIELD SHELTER - open fronted timber constructed with open floor.
GARAGE 1 - timber constructed with metal door.
GARAGE 2 - timber constructed with metal door.
BRICK BUILDING - located to the rear of the property a older brick building currently used as store rooms including a workshop and concealed oil tank.


The whole plot is approx. 2.7 acres (TBV). This includes the house, drive, gardens, equestrian facilities and paddocks. The paddocks are level and abut the lane on one side and the farm fields on the other.The acreage stated at the property is 'TBV - *To Be Verified', which means that the land has not been formally measured by Equus and or its sellers/clients other than by obtaining the Title Plan from Land registry where available, with the boundary and acreage clearly stated/marked. Interested applicants/buyers are advised that if they have any doubts as to the plot size and wish to have verification of the exact size of the entire plot, they will be required to make their own arrangements by appointing the services of an accredited company who can measure the boundary for a compliant Land Registry Title Plan.


TENURE: Freehold
LOCAL AUTHORITY: Chichester Council
SERVICES: Oil central heating, mains water and electricity. Stables main electricity.


We recommend that you visit the local authority website pertaining to the property you are interested in buying for all the planning consents / restrictions / history and the following websites for more helpful information about the property and surrounding local area before proceeding in a purchase: www.goodschoolsguide.co.uk - www.homecheck.co.uk
www.floodrisk.co.uk - www.environment-agency.gov.uk - www.landregistry.gov.uk, www.homeoffice.gov.uk, www.ukradon.org


All Viewings are strictly by Appointment with the Vendors Agent
Equus Country & Equestrian, South East
T: 01892 829014
E: sales@equusproperty.co.uk
Prospective buyers view all properties for sale with Equus International Property Ltd at their own risk and neither the Agents, Joint Agents nor the Sellers take responsibility for any damage or injury however caused. If inspecting the outbuildings, equestrian facilities or any other building within the grounds it is advisable to wear appropriate clothing and footwear and children must be either left in the car or supervised at all times. Livestock should not be touched and all gates left shut or closed after use.


Head out of Chichester to East and West Ashling/ Funtington on the B2146 for approx 5 miles. Once in the village of Funtington turn left into Watery Lane which will be on the left after a sharp bend to the left. Continue for 0.5 miles and the property will be on the right with an open drive and gravel parking area.
From Chichester, proceed north-west on the B2178. Pass through the village of East Ashling and turn left on to the B2146 signposted West Ashling. Just before reaching the Mill Pond turn right into Watery Lane. As the lane bears left after Northbrook Farm there are views across the paddocks to Brookfield House and the entrance to the house will be found after a short distance on the left.

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Reference: 36940_14384307

Contact Agent

Equus Property
Tel: 01892 829014