An attached substantial Victorian Country House in a private rural location with spectacular far reaching views of the Downs.
THE PROPERTY Nyewood House is a wonderfully secluded, substantial Victorian country house, set amongst very special gardens and grounds with exceptional views of the South Downs. The house was divided in two during the last century, the property for sale being the principal part of the house and largely south facing, having the full advantage of the commanding yet private position overlooking the South Downs.
The house has handsome mainly brick and stone elevations, featuring three full height gabled window bays to the southern façade. It is a very light house with wonderfully proportioned main reception and bedrooms including a fine galleried entrance hall with fireplace which works well for parties or family gatherings.
The house flexes well according to family and generational needs with the kitchen/breakfast room at the heart, with sitting area perfectly positioned for that morning coffee or afternoon tea overlooking the garden. There is good space for everyone to find their own corner with a terrific study, cosy sitting room and a useful boot/utility room approached off the inner walled courtyard, which provides a practical approach to the working end of the house.
Upstairs three double bedrooms all take advantage of the views to the Downs. Two further double bedrooms, west facing, a nursery bedroom and a family bathroom open off the main landing.
The house is also balanced by a useful two bedroom annexe bothy positioned off the courtyard and quite self-contained ideal for family or staff.
OUTSIDE The property is approached via a sweeping gravel drive which swings through lightly wooded grounds underplanted with spring bulbs and producing seasonal wildflowers, including a wonderful display of wild orchids, to a wide turning area in front of the house.
The formal garden is mainly located to the south and east of the house and has been landscaped and nurtured for many years and has been regularly opened to the public under the National Gardens Scheme. There is a formal lawn edged by a ha-ha, which separates the garden from a wide park-like meadow with fine, mature oak trees, gently sloping down to the south. Careful landscaping and planting has created various garden rooms, with a water garden, a gravelled square for boules enclosed by pleached hornbeam, several rose clad arbours and a long pergola rose walk, leading past a substantial soft-fruit cage to the sports area. An old garden wall provides a superb south-facing site for espaliered plum, gage and fig trees.
To the eastern edge of the grounds is the old tennis court (in need of resurfacing) and the swimming pool with one of the finest views in West Sussex. A handy timbered pool house provides storage and cover for the pool equipment.
Behind the bothy yew hedges enclose a productive vegetable and rose garden with Alitex greenhouse and an adjacent gardeners' WC. A small area of woodland also provides areas for composting or for children to simply roam and explore. Overall it is a delight and a wonderful haven for children or adults. In all about 8.3 acres (3.38 ha).
LOCATION Nyewood House is privately positioned off a narrow country lane just to the east of the village of Nyewood, a thriving community which is located between Petersfield and Midhurst in the heart of The South Downs National Park. The neighbouring villages of Rogate and South Harting both have pubs, shops, post offices, primary schools, and many clubs and societies. Petersfield and its comprehensive range of facilities including Waitrose and a mainline station with train services to London Waterloo in around an hour is within 6 miles. There are an excellent range of schools in the region including Bedales/Dunhurst, Churchers College, Ditcham Park, Highfield/Brookham, Bohunt and TPS.
The A272 at Rogate connects to the A3 which provides good regional transport links to the London and the South Coast or the larger regional centres of Winchester or Guildford. Chichester is a comfortable drive over the Downs and beyond are the harbours, beaches and creeks of the South Coast. There are a good number of footpaths and bridleways in the surrounding area including The South Downs Way and The Sussex Border Path. The Goodwood and Cowdray Estates are within easy reach with their wonderful choices of sporting events.
In a nutshell
'We love being outside as much as inside, in a timeless rural landscape yet an easy drive to Petersfield or Midhurst. This is a happy family home which can expand or contract with family needs and we never tire of the amazing views.'