Gumbletons is delightful character cottage set in a highly desirable location opposite the Lavant village green and backing on to open farmland. The cottage, and its neighbour, originally formed a single dwelling, with parts of the property dating back to 1752 which was then subsequently altered to create the two cottages. Over more recent years, Gumbletons has been extended to the side and the rear, creating a charming home in a wonderful village setting.
On entering the cottage, an entrance porch leads through to the dining room which features a magnificent inglenook fireplace with large log-burner, herringbone wood flooring and exposed beams. The sitting room provides a bright double aspect and also features a large fireplace with log-burner with fitted display cabinets either side of the fireplace. Character is added with a semi-vaulted ceiling featuring exposed beams and a patio door leads out to the attractive cottage garden. The kitchen sits in the centre of the cottage and offers a range of country-style floor and wall units and space for a range style cooker, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. Leading from the kitchen is an inner hall which in turn give access to a rear porch, the bathroom and a cloakroom. Leading from the kitchen to the rear of the cottage there is further reception room/snug with patio doors opening to the cottage garden. This in turn leads to a ground floor bedroom with exposed beams and a semi-vaulted ceiling, giving a spacious feel to the room. To one end, stretching across the full width of the room, there is currently an open wardrobe and shelving space, with a Velux window above.
To the first floor, the cottage has 2 further bedrooms, both of which feature, what are believed to be, the original doors for the cottage. The front bedroom offers exposed beams and a feature fireplace, along with a built-in cupboard and a view out over the village green and cricket pitch. The back bedroom also has built-in storage space and offers views out over the open farmland to the east of the cottage.
Gumbletons is found behind a low flint and brick wall with a gated driveway providing off-road parking. The front garden is mostly laid to lawn with flower beds and a small tree with a surround to its base. A side gate leads to a most attractive rear cottage garden which features a patio that sits to the side of the cottage, an area of lawn with brick edging, well stocked flower beds and a further patio area made up of the original kitchen tiles to the cottage. The rear garden is edged on its eastern boundary by a low level picket fence, providing open views over the neighbouring farmland. The field bordering the house to the rear is part of the Goodwood Estate. There are also two timber sheds with light and power.