- Historic Grade II Listed period house
- Superb & very well proportioned family accommodation of character
- Reception hall, cloakroom, 3 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, 4 double bedrooms & 3 bath/shower rooms
- Twin bay garage & outhouse. Pretty mature gardens & grounds. Overall c. 0.70 of an acre
- Situated within the South Downs National Park with spectacular downland views
** Guide Price Range £1,050,000 - £1,100,000 **. Old Erringham Hall is a handsome and historic period house, affording excellent family accommodation of character and Listed Grade II of historical and architectural importance. The house occupies an elevated position on the South Downs within the National Park and with spectacular downland views as well as in part over the River Adur Valley and out to see. The property is approximately midway between Shoreham by Sea to the South and the old market town of Steyning to the North.
The Listing of the house describes the building as being probably of 16th Century origin but with earlier signs of habitation on the site. Various historical studies of the house have been undertaken including by Dr Annabelle Hughes and the Wealden Buildings Study Group who conclude that Old Erringham Manor house - as it had previously been known prior to 1970's -arguably includes origins on the site for a house dating back to the Doomsday Book. The current building on the site has undergone different alteration and changes over the years and had historically included an additional wing, but which no longer remains today. The elevations of the historic house include external elevations of flint work with areas of stone dressings believed to originate from Caen and apparently re-used from the ruins of the adjacent 11 Century chapel which lies on the boundary of the the property. During its history
Old Erringham is understood to have been the manor house for a large land holding but over the centuries its used changed and at one time the building had been divided into separate agricultural tenements. Today, the house offers beautifully proportioned accommodation spread over two floors together with
large cellar and internally offers well above average ceiling heights to the substantially beamed ceilings to the principle rooms and with thick walls to the oldest parts of the building. The accommodation is very well presented throughout and includes a spacious reception hall with modern fitted cloakroom off and staircase to the first floor and thence leading through to the farmhouse style kitchen/breakfast room with its range of hand built fitted units including hardwood worktops with point for LPG Range cooker, points behind cupboards for dishwasher and washing machine and with integrated separate fridge and freezers, oak floor. A pair of French doors leads out to the garden on one side or an oak stable type door to the other side. Off the kitchen is a snug/sitting room with fireplace with wood burning stove and Boulton oil fired boiler to one corner and with hatch with steps down to the cellar. From the kitchen, double hardwood doors lead into the dining room being double aspect, with beamed ceiling and archway through to the main living room bedroom 1 facing East and South and including the ensuite bathroom and with bedroom 4 including a wash hand basin and bedroom 3 including an ensuite shower room. The largest, bedroom 2, is a highly impressive room with oak paneled walls and beamed ceiling plus sealed fireplace as well as access to a concealed priest hole to one side of the substantial chimney breast.