Similar yet different

On the private Summerley Estate
On the private Summerley Estate
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Similar prices, but otherwise completely different. That is how Bob May of May’s ~ The Village Agents has described these two properties.

Linked only by a price bracket these two properties are likely to appeal to a significantly different market.

1664 – The Great Fire of London. 1668 – Isaac Newton invents a reflecting telescope. 1692 – Salem witches executed. 1709 – Robinson Crusoe rescued – all recent history around the time the first of these two houses was built.

Located close to the heart of Felpham village itself, this property is a Grade II listed building, (reputedly dating from 1668). It has been occupied by the same family for the last 37 years, which says something about the property and those that have lived in it.

From the grand entrance hall, featuring a galleried landing and vaulted two storey ceiling height, to the choice of Sitting Rooms, formal and relaxed, the property offers surprisingly light and airy accommodation for a house of this age. Certainly features that appealed over many years to the current owners.

Four en-suite bedrooms, a large modernised kitchen/breakfast room, study and cloakroom comprise the main accommodation while a separate self-contained annexe is housed in the adjoining stable block.

Surrounded by matured and well tended flint walled gardens, this has become an oasis of calm for the current owners with lawn, flower and shrub beds, plus soft fruit and vegetable areas and a walled and stone paved sun trap patio tucked into one corner.

An asking price of £780,000 reflects the size, quality and atmosphere of this house, and what price is the history witnessed from within these walls?

“The sound of the waves lapping at the sea shore and the call of the gulls in the wind. The sparkle of the sun as it glances off the ripples on a summers high tide.” This is the poetic but evocative introduction on the agent’s details to the second and significantly more contemporary property known as ‘Water’s Edge’.

Located close to the beach on the private Summerley Estate, this property was designed by local architects Godfrey Gilbert and Partners but has been transformed over the years, keeping pace with current fashion and facilities.

Now offering six bedrooms (four en-suite), two receptions plus a conservatory and kitchen/breakfast room, this is a property tailor made for the growing family.

The asking price here of £765,000 provides one with a property boasting sea glimpses from the first floor bedrooms and balcony, plus footpath access to the beach just across the road and of course the opportunity for a family to appreciate the versatility of the accommodation layout.

For more details or appointments to view either or both of these prestigious homes telephone May’s on 01243 841341. There may well be something of interest in one or other.