Property for sale Itchenor Road, Itchenor, West Sussex
Guide Price £1,650,000
Set within stunning gardens, a beautifully maintained period home located in this much favored harbouside village with the benefit of a substantial and detached rear garage block, ideal for conversion
Believed to have been built in the 1930's by mssrs Stearns, Glebe Cottage is a fine example of a characterful and detached period home within this much sought after village. The property is set within stunning landscaped grounds, but also provides expansive areas for off street parking and boat storage along with a substantial garage block.
The property provides an abundance of period features accompanied with spacious principal living areas, which in our opinion is ideal for entertaining and family. Towards the front there is a formal sitting room, with exposed beam, feature fireplace and double doors opening onto a secluded south-facing patio. To the rear there is a substantial family/dining room which opens onto a larger patio area. To the side there is a well appointed kitchen with ample storage areas. Completing the ground floor there is a large study (which could be utilized as a ground floor bedroom), useful utility room and a cloakroom.
Upstairs the spacious main bedroom provides an en suite bathroom and built in storage. There are two further double bedrooms and a family shower room. The larger of the guest rooms could be split to form two smaller bedrooms/nursery.
The beautifully maintained gardens and grounds are a particular feature. Providing vibrant colour throughout the year there is huge range of flowering perennials interspersed amongst raised bedding areas and borders. Particular care and attention has been given to provide sculptured shrubs, including a feature spiral evergreen on the front driveway. In season there is beautiful wisteria attached to the front of the property. Towards the rear of the garden there is an expansive area laid to lawn, with feature palms, along with a summer house, arbour and further seating area to catch the evening sun. Surrounding the property there are large areas laid to paving, providing ample al fresco dining areas, both to the rear and side.
The main property sits in an elevated position, off the Itchenor Road, and is approached on a gravel drive which allows for parking for a number of vehicles along with a turning circle. Vehicles can access the rear of the property where there is further parking/boat storage along with the detached double garage. On the first floor of this detached building there is a large storage space and to the rear there is a log store. Subject to the usual planning consents there is ample scope to form ancillary accommodation to the main dwelling, whilst maintaining garage space.
Located within an area of outstanding natural beauty, Glebe Cottage is situated within the much sought after and historic harbour side village of Itchenor. The village is well known for its thriving sailing club and ease of access to the harbour at all states of the tide. The Chichester Harbour Conservancy ensures that the character of the area is preserved along with providing a multitude of moorings for boats and yachts, subject to availability. The village also has a beautiful church, village hall and, close to the harbour, popular Ship Inn public house and quarterdeck cafe.
This historic cathedral city offers comprehensive shopping facilities and a choice of social and recreational activities, all of which are easily accessible through the mainly level pedestrian areas of the beautifully preserved city. Cultural activities include the Pallant House Gallery and Festival Theatre. There are renowned schools in the area, both in the public and the private sector. The mainline station in Chichester provides a regular service to London Victoria in about 1 hour 40 minutes (via Gatwick Airport), and Havant station to the west provides a faster service to London Waterloo in about 1 hour 20 minutes.
Events and sporting activities in the area include the Goodwood Festival of Speed and Revival events for motoring enthusiasts, horseracing at Goodwood and Fontwell racecourses, polo at Cowdray Park, golf at nearby Goodwood, and bathing off the beaches at the Witterings. Chichester Harbour has a multitude of moorings (subject to availability) and there are nearby berthing and lifting facilities in both Birdham Pool and Chichester Marina. Other local attractions include: the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum, West Dean Gardens, Fishbourne Roman Palace, Tangmere Military Aviation Museum, Goodwood House, Stansted Park and Petworth House.