A picturesque period house situated in a stunning position.
Reception hall, drawing room, dining room, family room, music room, superb kitchen/breakfast room, utility/laundry room, cloakroom, shower room with cloakroom and sauna.
Principal suite with ensuite bathroom and dressing room, guest bedroom with ensuite bathroom and balcony, five further bedrooms, two further bathrooms.
Beautifully converted granary with kitchen, dining/sitting room, cloakroom and two ensuite bedrooms.
Partly converted stable building offering scope for a multitude of uses.
Extensive garaging, barn incorporating workshop and machinery store with external WC, feed store, Heated swimming pool, ornamental pond, beautiful gardens and grounds, two further ponds.
Gardens and grounds of about 36.34 acres.
Upper Buncton House is a beautifully situated period country house, which is surrounded by its own land and is understood to date from 1898, with later additions. Externally, the property presents attractive brick, stone, part tile hung and weatherboard elevations under a mainly pitched clay tile roof. Internally, the house has been recently refurbished by the current owners and provides substantial and well-arranged accommodation over two floors with a wealth of period features. From the entrance drive, steps lead up to the house, from which an oak front door leads through to the spacious reception hall which has a flagstone floor, built in book shelving and glazed casement doors which lead out to the garden. The well-arranged ground floor accommodation is ideally arranged for formal and informal entertaining, and provides four/five well-proportioned reception rooms, a magnificent kitchen/breakfast room with Aga, a laundry room, a shower room and two cloakrooms.
The well-proportioned drawing room has two sets of glazed casement doors, which lead out onto a wide terrace, beyond which is the heated swimming pool. Other features include exposed timbers, wooden latch doors, an open fireplace in the dining room and bay windows in both the sitting room and snug. Of particular note is the magnificent kitchen/breakfast room, which has a terra cotta tile floor, is fitted with an attractive range of painted units, with wood and granite work surfaces and incorporates a five oven Aga with dual-fuel module. The well-arranged ground floor accommodation is complemented on the first floor by a particularly generous principal suite, a guest suite, five further bedrooms, a further bathroom and a shower room. The first floor is approached by two staircases.
In addition to the main house and lying a short distance to the west is a pretty period weatherboarded granary. The granary was converted and sensitively refurbished in 2016 to provide beautiful, contemporarily designed accommodation with kitchen, dining/sitting room and two ensuite bedrooms. This would be ideal accommodation for staff, family members or dependent relatives offering both privacy and comfort separate from the principal accommodation.
Gardens and grounds
Upper Buncton House is approached via a long lime tree lined newly resurfaced entrance drive, which is bordered by wrought iron estate fencing and the property’s land. The driveway leads through two brick entrance piers, which give way to a wide gravel, part walled entrance courtyard, bordered by the house, the converted former granary and a traditional four-bay weatherboard and tile garage. From the gravel entrance courtyard, a wide flight of steps lead up to the front of the house, adjacent to which is a brick paved terrace, and climbing the front elevation of the house are a number of mature roses and two wisteria.
Immediately adjacent to the drawing room, is a wide brick paved terrace, beyond which is the heated swimming pool, which is bordered by lavender, cypress conifers, clipped box and a pergola. To the east of the house is a further large sheltered terrace, from which steps lead up to a raised York stone paved sitting area. The garden lying to the south of the house is part walled and is laid to lawn with an ornamental pond and a seasonal stream. From this area of garden, a wide archway leads through a clipped beech hedge to a further large lawn, from which a gate to one corner gives access to one of the property’s fields.
The gardens and grounds at Upper Buncton House have benefited from substantial recent investment by our clients and provide a superb and very special setting for this attractive period house and are a particular feature of the property.
The land surrounds the house and gardens, and is divided into four principal fields. Lying to the west and front of the house is an attractive field which is laid to grass and incorporates a picturesque pond. The remainder of the land lies to the south, north and east of the property, and is divided into three fields, one of which is park-like and has been planted with numerous oaks. All of the fields have mains water connections. From the land, there are some breath-taking southerly views over the surrounding unspoilt countryside to the South Downs and Chanctonbury Ring.
Approximate Square Feet:
Lot Acres: 36.34