Nestled in the foothills of the glorious South Downs National Park, Little Drove Cottage is a charming period residence dating from the early 18th century. The property was originally built as stables and is believed to have been converted into three cottages at the turn of the 20th century and subsequently made into one home in the 1960s. Updated in subsequent years this delightful home offers spacious, yet cosy accommodation overlooking the beautifully landscaped south facing rear garden. Salient features of the property include a large sitting room with a wood burning stove and a bright dual aspect dining room with French doors leading out to a swimming pool area to one side. On the first floor there are four bedrooms and three bathrooms including the en suite master bedroom. A central dressing room area has a door leading to a first floor balcony which provides magnificent views of the rolling hills.
The garden is another key feature of the property, extending to a fifth of acre. Stocked with an abundance of shrubs and flowers of many varieties, it provides a blaze of summer colour. There is a paved patio, swimming pool area and extensive lawn. Towards the far end there is a brick built detached outbuilding surmounted by a tiled roof which is currently used two store rooms, but lends itself to workshop or home office use.
The property is situated in a private, gated development on the periphery of the village. Little Drove Cottage has an open car barn and a garage within the courtyard.
The Downland village of Singleton offers a local shop/tea room, church and primary school. The surrounding area has a number of excellent public houses and wonderful walks. Nearby Goodwood is famous for its many event days including the world renowned Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival for motor racing enthusiasts and a season of horse racing including the Qatar Goodwood Festival. The cathedral city of Chichester offers excellent high street shopping, many fashionable restaurants, cafes and bars, Festival Theatre and a mainline station to London Victoria. There are excellent sailing facilities around Chichester Harbour and windsurfing from the beaches at West Wittering.
A charming period residence situated on the edge of a delightful Downland village
Sitting Room 31'10 (9.7m) x 23'3 (7.09m)
Dining Room 16'3 (4.95m) x 11'10 (3.61m)
Snug 10' (3.05m) x 9'2 (2.79m)
Study 11'3 (3.43m) x 9'10 (3m)
Kitchen 17'4 (5.28m) x 11'4 (3.45m)
First Floor Landing
Bedroom 1 22'9 (6.93m) x 12' (3.66m)
Bedroom 2 21'2 (6.45m) x 11'8 (3.56m)
Bedroom 3 16'10 (5.13m) x 7'10 (2.39m)
Bedroom 4 12'9 (3.89m) x 7' (2.13m)
Balcony 12'6 (3.81m) x 10' (3.05m)
Garage 12'5 (3.78m) x 9' (2.74m)
Outbuilding 18'3 (5.56m) x 8'4 (2.54m)
Outbuilding 9'7 (2.92m) x 8'4 (2.54m)
We consider ourselves very lucky to be working in a city that blends so many different architectural styles, from elegant Georgian buildings to contemporary new apartments and waterside properties that overlook the harbour.In 2013, The Sunday Times listed Chichester as one of the top places to live in the UK with ‘something for everyone’ – and they weren’t wrong. Chichester is a cathedral city, a county town and home to some of the oldest churches and buildings in the country. There are many well-regarded public and state schools in the local area with further and higher education options available from Chichester College, West Dean College and the University of Chichester. Our great schools have always made Chichester very appealing for those looking for the perfect place to raise a family.