Orchard House, Top Road, Slindon, West Sussex

What: This modern Country House has been built in the Georgian style but has mod cons galore. Set in an historic National Trust village, between Chichester and Arundel, and within the South Downs National Park, it comes with 1.5 acres of land and views of rolling, green countryside.

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Inside: Dog lovers will adore this house which has plenty of room for them to run around, inside and out, as well as their own boot room for cleaning mucky paws after their walks. There are four reception rooms, an office, utility room, walk-in wine cellar, plant room and large kitchen and dining room. Three of the five bedrooms are ensuite and the main bedroom suite also has a coveted dressing room with views towards the coast. The state-of-the-art and energy efficient house has underfloor heating, air recycling, CCTV and Control 4 Home Automation to control everything with the touch of a button.

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Outside: Orchard House sits behind twin electric gates and is up a sweeping drive that’s flanked with rose and flower borders. There is a double garage as well as a large parking area for multiple cars.

The house, which naturally has an orchard, has an elegant formal garden and woodland area totalling 1.5 acres with plenty of areas for entertaining. There is a circular alfresco dining terrace to the rear of the house, and a ‘stumpery’ withing the woodland with a central firepit which is perfect for balmy summer evenings.

Guide price: £3.5m

Contact: Hamptons. 01243839399 hamptons.co.uk

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The ancient downland estate at Slindon is managed by the National Trust and encompasses woodland, farmland, parkland and the village of Slindon. From the folly on Nore Hill, walkers can drink in spectacular views towards the coast and in Slindon Wood can stroll alongside the medieval Pale (deer park boundary), discover an ancient druid grove of beech trees and see the remnants of a raised beach (because in the early Stone Age, Slindon was a seaside settlement).

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