Property for sale Itchenor, Chichester, West Sussex
Guide Price £1,350,000
Located within level walking distance of the Itchenor Sailing Club and with superb west-facing rural views, a rare opportunity to acquire an impressive detached home (2,450 sq ft) which is set back from the road in this sought after harbour side village.
Situated within a prime location, just a short distance from the harbour, Walnut Tree Cottage provides the benefits of the central village location and having far-reaching westerly rural views. The main house is situated towards the rear of the plot and provides a wonderful opportunity to create a substantial family home. Requiring updating throughout, the existing accommodation is arranged over two floors and in our opinion is ideal for those looking for a five bedroom family home within striking distance of the harbour.
On entering there is a substantial hallway with an attractive central staircase. To the front of the property there is a good sized kitchen/breakfast room and a utility room. Overlooking farmland on the other side of the property, there is a large double aspect sitting room with double doors on both sides opening to the front and rear garden. Creating flow to the ground floor the principle living accommodation is further linked via a passageway/library area. Completing the ground floor there is an integral double garage and a garden room/workshop beyond. Off the main hallway there is a useful shower/cloakroom, and beyond the kitchen and utility room, a pantry.
Upstairs, the accommodation is particularly spacious, with five double bedrooms, a further cloakroom and a family bathroom. Three of the bedrooms overlook the adjoining field, one of which provides access to a west-facing roof terrace.
The property is approached on a long gravel drive and provides off street parking off the northern and eastern sides of the main house. The garden to the front is mainly laid to lawn with flowering shrubs and plants within the borders. Outside the kitchen/breakfast room there is a patio and to the rear of the property there is a further area laid to lawn.
The property is situated in the heart of Itchenor within walking distance of all the village amenities. This highly regarded and sought after harbour side village has a thriving sailing club and a multitude of moorings for boats and yachts, subject to availability. Also, is a beautiful church, village hall and, close to the harbour, the popular Ship Inn public house. Much of the surrounding countryside is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Chichester Harbour Conservancy ensures that the character of the area is preserved.
The historic cathedral of Chichester is about 6 miles to the North East, with a lively hub of shopping amenities and commerce. There is a comprehensive range of social and recreational facilities including a multi-screen cinema, sports centres with swimming pools and a fine selection of restaurants, public houses, wine bars and bistros. In addition, there is the recently extended award-winning Pallant House Gallery and internationally acclaimed Festival Theatre.
Aside from sailing, sporting activities in the area include; regular horse racing at Goodwood and Fontwell, polo at Cowdray Park near Midhurst, the Goodwood Festival of Speed and Revival events for motoring enthusiasts and Golf at nearby Rowlands Castle, Hayling Island and Goodwood. Further places of interest in the local area are: The Weald and Downland Open Air Museum, West Dean College and Gardens, Fishbourne Roman Palace, Tangmere Military Aviation Museum, and the historic houses of Goodwood and Petworth. Contemporary Cass sculpture is permanently exhibited in the forested grounds of the Goodwood estate.
Distances & Transport
Itchenor Sailing Club: 200 metres West Wittering: 2 miles Chichester: 6 miles Southampton Airport: 37 miles Gatwick Airport: 53 miles Central London: 74 miles
All distances are approximate