Listed Georgian country house

This rare Georgian masterpiece in Rogate with pool and tennis court is set within glorious gardens with delightful views to the South Downs.

Saturday, 23rd April 2016, 1:00 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th June 2018, 6:32 pm

Fyning House is a beautifully proportioned, Grade II* listed Georgian country house, the likes of which rarely feature in the open market across the whole of the South Downs National Park.

It is believed to have been built around 1790 as an addition to the adjoining original 16th century house to the rear of Fyning House.

Beyond solid oak gates, a shingled drive leads to the impressive front elevation of Fyning House, which is complemented with a large parking area surrounded by attractive, well stocked gardens.

A central porch with Doric columns and decorative frieze is flanked by mellow red brick, rusticated quoins, elegant parapets and interesting panelled chimney stacks.

While attached to Old Fyning House to the rear and The Bothy to one side, the house and gardens have been cleverly divided and give the impression on approach of a detached house, but with the security of friendly neighbours.

The interior comprises stunning well-proportioned reception rooms, fine doors with elaborate door surrounds with brass door furniture, cornices and a superb decorative plastered ceiling to the inner hall.

The fireplaces throughout the house are intrinsically valuable and add to the property’s wealth of splendid features.

Many rooms have fine panelling which has subsequently been painted at some point and decorative wood flooring beneath a blend of rugs and carpets. Redecoration is expected in many areas.

In addition to a delightful, dual aspect main bedroom with dressing room and bathroom en-suite, across the first floor, there are two further sizeable double bedrooms, each with their own stunning fireplaces and built-in cupboards.

The second floor, currently with three bedrooms is easily arranged as an apartment and offers superb secondary accommodation to complement the house.

The gardens and grounds provide a lovely setting for Fyning House. A grass walk leads to a swimming pool, there is a barbecue area, changing room and boiler house enclosed with beech hedging.

From the drive, large areas of lawn interspersed with mature trees and flower beds lead to the lake which is bordered by old stone walling and beech hedges.

The pool has not been used for some time and the boiler needs replacing.

To the south there is an all-weather tennis court, in need of cleaning, with views over the adjoining farmland.

Adjacent to the side of the house is a delightful bricked terrace which is accessed from the drawing room and from which the spectacular garden can be enjoyed.

Beyond the lake to the east is an avenue of laburnum trees with herbaceous borders and a delightful stone walled garden.

To the rear of the house is a shared courtyard with an additional dedicated car parking space approached from a second, separate drive.

In total, just under three acres (1.2 hectares).

Guide Price £1,650,000.

For more information, or to arrange a viewing, contact Jackson-Stops & Staff, Market Square, Midhurst. Telephone 01730 812357.