Property for sale Lagness, Chichester, West Sussex
Guide Price £695,000
A well presented period home (1914 sq ft) offering flexible accommodation with the benefit of a converted 17th Century Chapel (473 sq ft), far-reaching rural views, and being just two miles from the coast.
Old Chapel Forge comprises of two properties offering a fantastic opportunity to continue an established Bed and Breakfast business or generate versatile family accommodation with potential to create a separate annexe. On entering the main house through the front lobby, you have two large dual aspect south facing reception rooms, both with feature fireplaces and an abundance of light, which leads through to the spacious open plan Kitchen/Breakfast room. Further accommodation on the ground floor includes utility room, cloak room, study with direct access to the patio area and two en suite bedrooms. Upstairs there are a further 3 bedrooms and separate modern shower room, all with direct accessed from the landing.
Approached from a separate gravel driveway the converted 17th Chapel is arranged over one floor with vaulted ceilings and currently configured with 2 en-suite bedrooms. Further opportunities would be to convert to a self-contained 1 bedroom annexe, ideal for an au pair or relative with the benefit of a private garden and separate parking to the main house.
Gardens and Outbuildings
Alongside the two driveways and ample parking for both properties, there is south-facing well maintained garden with many flowering shrubs, plants and mature trees within the borders. The rest of the garden is mainly laid to lawn with a west facing patio area and distant views across the neighbouring fields.
Old Chapel Forge is situated in rural surroundings, roughly equidistant of both Chichester and Bognor Regis. To the north are the South Downs and Goodwood, with Chichester Harbour, to the west, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Aldwick Beach and West Wittering to the south and west.
The historic cathedral city of Chichester has a fascinating history and considerable connections with the Roman Empire as seen by the archaeological remains of the City Walls. Trade and prosperity flourished particularly during the early 1800's with the construction of the imposing Corn Exchange in East Street. The city offers comprehensive shopping facilities with both national brands and an interesting variety of long established individual businesses and shops, all of which are easily accessible through the mainly level pedestrian areas of the beautifully preserved City. The variety of social and recreational activities include sports centres with swimming pools, cinemas, and a fine selection of restaurants, wine bars and bistros. In addition for those in pursuit of cultural activities there is the award winning Pallant House Gallery and Internationally renowned Festival Theatre. There is an excellent choice of schools in the area, both in the public and private sector, including Chichester Free School which is situated just to the north / west.
Sporting activities in the area include excellent sailing round Chichester Harbour and along the coast to the Solent, Cowes, Hamble River and Lymington. Events include the Goodwood Festival of Speed and Revival events for motoring enthusiasts, horseracing at Goodwood and Fontwell racecourses, polo at Cowdray Park, golf at Goodwood and nearby Hunston and flying at Goodwood aerodrome. Much of the surrounding countryside is designated an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the many miles of bridle paths in the South Downs are ideal for walking, mountain biking and riding. Nearby, the Centurion Way, a pedestrian and cycle way, links the South Downs Way with the South Coast cycle routes, including the Salterns Way, a 12 mile route along Chichester Harbour to West Wittering beach. The Blue Flag sandy beach at West Wittering is ideal for kite surfing, wind surfing and scuba diving and Pagham Harbour with protected wildlife, are wonderful places to spend the day with the family. Chichester Harbour has about 3,800 moorings, 2,000 berths in 6 marinas and 14 sailing clubs. Chichester Marina, Birdham Pool and Emsworth Marina provide excellent sailing facilities.
Distances & Transport
Bognor Regis Train Stations: 2.5 miles Chichester: 4 miles Goodwood: 7 miles Chichester Marina: 6.5 miles Gatwick Airport: 50 miles Central London: 70 miles
All distances are approximate