Country houses for sale

South Downs eco house

Constructed of local materials such as flint and slate while accommodating the very best features of modern eco-friendly builds, Stillwater, near Chichester on the south coast, is a contemporary country house.

Eco-friendly features include a heat recovery and ventilation system ensuring a fresh clean atmosphere throughout the home, gas fired underfloor heating controlled centrally and individually by room, underfloor, wall and roof insulation, high performance tilt continental windows sourced from Belgium argon gas filled with exceptional thermal scoring, pressurised water system with hot water on a loop system and water softener, central vacuuming system, sophisticated sky TV, DVD, music, intercom and video gate system, solid brick with inner block walls for maximum sound proofing, Italian porcelain floor tiles throughout, single key locking and security system, rainwater harvesting.

The house has four double bedrooms, a kitchen/dining room with doors which open out to a covered outdoor breakfast area, a formal dining area with views across the garden to the South Downs beyond. Adjacent to the kitchen living area is a fully equipped utility room with Miele integrated washing machine and separate dryer, extensive storage plus the central vacuuming unit.

The garden extends to 1.5 acres with a hot tub. Sue Crossley of The Country House Company says: ‘We are incredibly excited to be marketing such a unique and beautifully appointed property. Stillwater has been designed with every consideration for modern house building, ecology and energy conservation. A truly contemporary family home which I am sure will generate a lot of interest.’

£1.35 million (02392 632 275;