Property for sale West Wittering, Chichester, West Sussex
Guide Price £1,600,000
A stylish and well presented family home setback from a long sweeping driveway with detached self-contained ancillary accommodation, and positioned within large grounds within the parish of West Wittering just outside the hugely popular sailing village of Itchenor.
Backing onto open farmland, Lamb Cottage has been sympathetically extended and considerably renovated throughout and is set in one and half acres of grounds. The property provides detached self contained ancillary accommodation and a separate garage block with studio above. Providing an excellent degree of privacy the main house is set back towards the rear of plot and has just over 2,800 sq ft of accommodation. The house is approached through electric gates via a long sweeping drive flanked by substantial lawns on either side with a large area for parking towards the end.
The property has recently undergone a programme of extensive renovation throughout. Features include underfloor heating, hardwood double glazed windows and patio doors, bespoke solid oak staircase and multi-room Bose surround sound. On the ground floor of the main house there are three reception rooms, which include a large sitting room with two sets of doors opening onto a patio, and view over the adjacent farmland. There is a comfortable family room/library towards the front, and to the side, a stunning Victorian style conservatory with automatic vents. From the inner hall you follow through to a smart bespoke kitchen, with plenty of storage space, and double doors leading through to a dining room. Beyond the kitchen there is a utility room and cloakroom, completing the ground floor. Upstairs there are four double bedrooms and throughout the main corridors and landing there is stylish floor lighting. Towards the rear of the house the double aspect main bedroom suite provides a substantial dressing room and a smart Duravit fitted bath/shower room. Towards the front the light and airy guest bedroom also provides an en suite. Completing the first floor there are two further bedrooms and family bathroom fitted with Vola taps and limestone tiling.
The garden, grounds and outbuildings are a particular feature. Providing a high degree of privacy, the one and half acres of grounds include expansive areas laid to lawn with matures trees and hedgerows on the borders. Subject to the usual planning consents there is ample space for a tennis court and swimming pool. Ideal for guests, au pair or relatives, the recently constructed ancillary accommodation provides a spacious open plan sitting room/kitchenette and double bedroom (en suite). Underfloor heating features throughout along with fluorescent hanging lighting (ideal for use as an artists studio), cavity wall insulation and separate gas boiler. Aside the main parking area there is a double garage block with independently accessed home office/studio above.
Lamb Cottage is situated within the parish of West Wittering, just over a mile from the centre of the picturesque sailing village of Itchenor with its popular and renowned sailing club. To the side of the property there is a footpath leading towards Itchenor. The property is also conveniently located a short distance from both Birdham Pool Marina, Chichester Marina, the blue flag beach at West Wittering and National Trust owned East Head. West Wittering has an array of small, individually run, shops, public houses, garden centre, beach cafe and a restaurant. The village also provides a hugely popular primary school and church. The nearby village of East Wittering also provides a superb selection of shops including two mini supermarkets, butchers, greengrocers and chemist. The "Salterns Way" cycle path is nearby, linking West Wittering to Chichester along with many miles of footpaths. The Cathedral City of Chichester lies some 5 miles to the north and offers a broader range of shopping, cultural and leisure facilities including the renowned Festival Theatre, galleries, museums and restaurants. Aside from sailing, leisure facilities within the area include golf at Goodwood, horse riding, cricket and tennis at the Harbour Way Country Club (approx. 300 yards away). Horseracing may be enjoyed at Fontwell and Goodwood where the annual Festival of Speed, and Revival meetings are also hosted.
The mainline station in Chichester provides a regular service to London Victoria (via Gatwick Airport) in about 1 hour 40 minutes, and Havant station to the west provides a faster service to London Waterloo (via Guildford) in about 1 hour 20 minutes.
Distances and Transport
Itchenor Sailing Club: 1.5 miles West Wittering Beach: 2.6 miles East Wittering Shops: 1.8 miles Chichester: 6 miles Goodwood: 10 miles Southampton Airport: 37 miles Gatwick Airport: 52 miles London: 85 miles