Nestled at the foot of the south downs, High Trees is a superbly presented and extremely spacious family home situated within gardens and grounds of just under one acre. With south-facing aspects from the principal living rooms opening onto the substantial garden, the property, in our opinion is ideal as a family home or as a holiday letting investment. With eight bedrooms (all en-suite) and with five opening onto the garden or onto roof terraces, High Trees provides an excellent opportunity to form a holiday lettings business.
In recent years the property has undergone a substantial programme of renovation and conversion with the ground floor providing five reception rooms which includes the main living room, kitchen, large dining room, attractive breakfast room (with a glass roofed atrium), garden room and study/family room. Linked to the breakfast room there is a catering kitchen (separate to the main kitchen), which could form a utility room. From the entrance hall the main stairs leads to a landing off which are three bedrooms. The main bedroom is a particular feature with a substantial dressing room and contemporary en-suite bathroom. From the landing access is provided to loft/play room. To the rear of the house a second stairwell leads to guest accommodation which features a dressing area and a substantial roof terrace. The northern wing of the house is currently arranged over two floors and provides a further four bedrooms and dressing room. In our opinion this could be converted to form a substantial self-contained annexe.
The driveway to the property is approached via a private lane with ample off-street parking to the front of the house. Providing plenty of seclusion the property has many mature trees and hedging in the borders. Outside the breakfast room and main sitting room there is an attractive south-facing patio which leads to an expansive lawn with many flowering shrubs, plants and secret pathways. At the eastern end of the garden there is a tennis court.
Hightrees House is situated within the desirable village of Funtington about four miles to the west of the historic City of Chichester, renowned for the famous Festival Theatre, historic Cathedral, Summer Arts Festival, Pallant House Gallery, museums and wide variety of restaurants. Surrounded by stunning downland countryside Funtington is ideally positioned being both at the foot of the South Downs and being a short distance from Chichester Harbour. The historic harbourside village of Bosham is a short distance away, famous for its display within the Bayeaux Tapestry. The Solent and many nearby sailing clubs and marinas provide exceptional facilities for boating and sailing enthusiast of all abilities. West Wittering and the National Trust Reserve of East Head offer spectacular scenery, sweeping beaches and a broad choice of recreational and water related sporting facilities. To the north of the village lies the South Downs National Park which provides miles of beautiful walks and rides interspersed with lovely downland villages and popular public houses (which includes the renowned Fox & Hounds a very short walk from the property). At Goodwood (6 miles distant) there is the famous racecourse, golf courses and airfield and which is also home to the annual Festival of Speed and Revival meetings.
Within the village there is also a village store and a post office. Within the parish there is a primary school, church and village hall. There are many popular schools located within easy reach, including popular Oakwood School, which is situated a couple miles distant towards the city. There is also a regular bus service to Chichester, where there is a mainline rail service to London Victoria (from 90 minutes) via Gatwick Airport. From nearby Havant Station there are mainline services to London Waterloo (from 80 minutes) via Guildford and the A27 trunk road provides access to Brighton to the east and Southampton to the west.
Distances and transport
Chichester: 5 miles | Bosham/Chichester Harbour: 4 miles | Goodwood: 6 miles | Chichester Station: 5.5 miles | Havant Station: 6 miles | Southampton Airport: 29 miles | Gatwick Airport: 53 miles | Central London: 73 miles (via A3)