Berwick House is a stunning late-Victorian ’Arts & Crafts’ style house enjoying uninterrupted views directly to the South Downs, with mature landscaped gardens extending to approximately 2 acres. It is understood that Eric Ravilious painted his famous portrait of the Long Man of Wilmington from this spot.
This beautiful family house has a wonderful atmosphere and has been superbly refurbished and extended to offer generously proportioned rooms while retaining many period features.
The reception rooms are ideally arranged for formal and informal entertaining. Internally, the house has a charming ambience and provides excellent accommodation arranged over two floors. On entering this property, you have a feeling of grandeur with a characteristic large Victorian style entrance hall opening into a sitting area with a feature hexagonal window.
Designed by a London based company, the 30’5’’ bespoke kitchen/dining/family room is a superb family area offering modern day living. The kitchen is fitted with a range of bespoke painted units with honed granite work surfaces and includes a three oven electric Aga with gas hob. There is the added advantage of underfloor heating to the majority of the ground floor.
The triple aspect drawing room has a feature fireplace with a Charnwood Island wood burner and a renovated wood floor with French doors leading out to the terrace. In addition, there is a well-proportioned reading area.
The well-arranged ground floor accommodation is complemented on the first floor with a generous landing leading to a principal suite enjoying delightful views of the South Downs, with walk-in wardrobe and well-fitted ensuite bathroom.
There is a further guest bedroom with ensuite shower room and three further bedrooms with a well-fitted family bathroom. There is further potential with a large storage loft that could be converted to provide further living space if required, subject to any necessary consents that may be required.
The property is approached over a gravel driveway with extensive parking. The charming south westerly gardens to the rear have been extensively landscaped with an abundance of flower and shrub borders. There is a detached oak framed traditional style self-contained guest cottage with kitchen area, wet room and studio/bedroom.
Adjacent to the house is a large office, which is ideal for working from home. The swimming pool has a new ’air pump’ style heater and is used most of the year. There is also a hot tub with decking at the rear of the Guest cottage. There is an ecological neutral pond area and an abundance of flower and shrub borders interspersed with trees. The gardens and grounds at Berwick House provide a lovely setting for this beautiful period house.
Main house - EPC Rating E
Guest cottage - EPC Rating D
Approximate Square Meters :
Lot Acres: 2