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Property DetailsA prominent and handsome Grade II* Georgian country house, with a beautiful sympathetically designed indoor pool, situated within the South Downs National Park. About 10.2 acres. Grade II* 4 Reception Rooms 7 Bedrooms Substantial brick and flint indoor swimming pool complex comprising pool, shower/cloakroom Large Victorian brick outbuilding with dovecote comprising garage, tack room and stable/store Pretty south facing walled garden Orchard Two fields About 10.2 acresPerching Manor is referred to in Nikolaus Pevsner’s series ’The Buildings of England’ Sussex edition. The property is understood to be early Georgian (circa 1722) with earlier and later additions. The front (east) elevation faced with squared knapped flints and red brick dressings, has a five bay front with symmetrical windows. The front of the house is of different design to the back (west), which suggests that the front of the house was possibly a later addition.The property provides beautifully proportioned, light and elegant accommodation. Features of note include a grand doorway with pilasters, projecting cornice, fanlight with Gothic glazing and a front door of six fielded panels. Other features include sash windows, high skirtings, and in the drawing room there is an open fireplace with a projecting copper hood.The whole of the ground floor is a wonderful space for formal and informal entertaining. The spacious kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with pine units complemented with granite work tops, a walk-in larder and a red and black quarry tile floor. Other ground floor rooms of note include a well proportioned and light dining room with large sash windows, an elegant fireplace and ceiling cornicing. From the sitting room/library, double doors lead into a south facing conservatory, with arched windows and a mature vine.Perching Manor benefits from two sets of stairs and has accommodation over three floors. The east facing principal bedroom suite is well proportioned and has an attractive fireplace and built in cupboards. The property offers further impressive flexible bedroom accommodation over the first and second floors.Brick and flint entrance piers with ball finials and a wooden five bar gate provides access to the propertys beautiful tree lined and gravelled entrance drive. This leads to a wide parking area to the front of the house with an adjacent indoor swimming pool complex.The pretty principal garden lies to the south of the house, with mature shrubs and trees and is mainly laid to lawn. The garden is mainly bordered by an attractive brick and flint wall and a wide stone paved terrace is situated to the south side of the house.A further brick and pebbled north west facing terrace is situated to the rear of the house, adjacent to the kitchen. To the rear and north west side of the house, there is a sweeping area of lawn with an orchard, including cherry, pear and apple trees.Beyond the orchard is a metal seven bar gate that gives access to one of the properties fields. The second field is located to the south of the house.From the front of the property and parking area, steps lead down to a stunning brick and flint, sympathetically designed, swimming pool complex. Adjacent to the indoor swimming pool complex is an attractive Victorian (circa 1899) large brick outbuilding with dovecote, comprising garage, tack room and stable.The gardens and grounds at Perching Manor provide a beautiful setting for this important country house. About 10.2 acres.
Additional Property InformationThis single family listing located at Edburton Road, Fulking offers seven bedrooms. The property is presently priced at $3,059,075.
This property is listed by Charlie Rosling of Strutt & Parker based in England.