Situated in the heart of Midhurst, this charming character cottage can be located in what is still known by its mediaeval name, Wool Lane. This is one of Midhursts oldest houses and has preserved some interesting internal features. Behind its beautiful exterior is an elaborately decorated ceiling upstairs, not flat, but coved, plastered over and embellished with nineteen carved bosses cast in plaster. The designs include Tudor roses, initials and heraldic beasts. The work is believed to be Italian of the mid-sixteenth century and is thought that it would have been done by practising craftsman who were lodging whilst working at Cowdray Castle.
The accommodation is split over two floors and retains a lot of its original charm whilst being thoughtfully updated over the years. The double aspect sitting room centres around an inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove and continues through to the separate dining room with space for a table and six chairs. The kitchen overlooks the rear courtyard and has plenty of storage whilst providing space for appliances. Upstairs are two double bedrooms approached by the original staircase and banister. The spacious master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom with separate space for wardrobes whilst bedroom two has its own dressing room/study off of it. Externally the property has a low maintenance courtyard with an arrangement of flower beds. There is also a handy outbuilding to the rear and pedestrian access to the side.
Location and Amenities
The picturesque market town of Midhurst offers a variety of shopping facilities in addition to Hotels, Pubs and Restaurants. There are also primary schools, an Academy College, leisure complex, medical centre, banks, a library and the Cowdray Park golf course.
The town was declared the best place to live in the South East by a 2016 Sunday Times survey based on a number of criteria including lifestyle, crime rate, schooling and house prices. For more information on the town log on to the visitmidhurst.com website.
The area falls in the heart of the South Downs National Park with its glorious and protected countryside. Haslemere 8 miles to the north has a main line station to Waterloo (50mins). The Cathedral City of Chichester with its more comprehensive shopping and famous Festival Theatre and harbour lies 12 miles to the south. In between is Goodwood with its renowned horse racing, motor racing track featuring 'The Revival' and Festival of Speed' events and two more golf courses.
Sitting Room 13'9 (4.18m) x 12'10 (3.91m)
Dining Room 16'9 (5.11m) x 9'2 (2.79m)
Kitchen 14'6 (4.42m) x 7' (2.13m)
Bedroom 1 14'7 (4.45m) x 14'4 (4.36m)
Bedroom 2 12' (3.65m) x 10'3 (3.12m)
Bedroom 3/Study/Dressing Room 10'6 (3.2m) x 8'8 (2.65m)
Details correct: >>ENTER DATE HERE<<
Midhurst lies on the River Rother, just 12 miles north of Chichester, and has the remarkable claim to fame of being the home of British polo thanks to the Cowdray Park Polo Club on the local Cowdray Estate, but there’s so much more to this pretty market town. It’s centuries old, boasting more than 100 listed buildings with a charming mix of medieval, Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian architecture that sits comfortably alongside more contemporary new homes.The narrow lanes of Midhurst’s old town offer a fantastic variety of places to shop with an abundance of small independent boutiques all housed in ancient buildings. There are plenty of places to dine in and around the town centre, too, with options ranging from up-market restaurants specialising in local produce to high street favourites and charming tearooms where you can enjoy your favourite afternoon treat.