Property for sale West Wittering, Chichester, West Sussex
Guide Price £685,000
An attractive detached property, with the benefit of an annex, situated a short distance from Chichester Harbour and the popular sailing villages of Itchenor and West Wittering
This spacious cottage provides a wealth of period features with the benefit of a self-contained annexe, ideal as an income opportunity or accommodation for an au pair or relative. The property sits within lovely well maintained grounds of a third of an acre and is ideally situated for access to the hugely popular sailing villages of West Wittering, Itchenor and Birdham.
The property is well maintained throughout and offers charming accommodation benefiting from a lovely beamed sitting and dining room, both having inglenook fireplaces. The spacious ground floor also provides a conservatory, entrance lobby and inner hall, a kitchen/breakfast room, study and a cloakroom. Upstairs the main bedroom is a particular feature being double aspect and providing a spacious dressing room and an en suite bathroom. There are three further bedrooms, a family bathroom and a wide landing with storage cupboard.
Additional to the main accommodation is a self-contained annexe with a breakfast room, entrance hall, kitchen/utility room and a large double bedroom with an en suite bathroom. The annexe has previously been used as a four star B & B and it could easily be amalgamated with the main house, if required, or form an office, ideal for those looking to work from home.
Outside, the grounds are a delightful feature and measure approximately 0.33 of an acre. To the front of the property is a gravelled in/out driveway providing ample parking for guests or for boat storage. The mature rear garden provides a great deal of privacy and has a wealth of established shrubs and trees, a central lawn, patio area and sizeable fish pond. At the end of the garden is a generous timber workshop and log store.
Thornton 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. Within walking distance is the popular Lamb Inn public house and popular Harbour Way Country Club. 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 at West Wittering and swimming, squash 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.
A nearby bus service operates to the mainline station in Chichester which provides a regular train 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.