Property for sale Itchenor, Chichester, West Sussex
Offers in Excess Of £2,300,000
A beautifully presented and detached period house in this much favoured sailing village, sitting within substantial grounds of just under one and half acres with the benefit of a swimming pool and approved planning consent for a detached garage block and studio.
Believed to have been originally built in the late 18th century, Mulberry Cottage is a charming and beautifully presented family home within Itchenor, with the rare addition of sitting within substantial gardens of just under 1.5 acres. In recent years the property has undergone enlargement and renovation, designed by well known Chichester architects Joanna Jefferson.
Features include a stunning open plan kitchen/dining room with flagstoned flooring and tri fold doors opening onto an expansive terrace, a superb vaulted games/family room to the rear and to the front a spacious reception hall opening through to a formal sitting room with a feature wood burning stove and sash window bay. Completing the ground floor there is a utility room, shower room (ideal for coastal living) and a double bedroom (en suite).
Upstairs there are five bedrooms. A particular feature is the vaulted main bedroom suite, which provides floor to ceiling wardrobes, and a stunning bath/shower room with central roll top bath unit and feature fireplace to one side. A family bathroom completes the accommodation.
The substantial gardens and grounds are a particular feature. Immediately to the rear of the property there is an extensive stone terrace and BBQ area, ideal for al fresco dining. Reached across the formal lawn to the eastern side there is a heated swimming pool with paving surround. Towards the front of the garden, in our opinion ideal for a family, an area has been set aside for games. As you head towards the northern side of the grounds, backing onto farmland, you enter a flower meadow interspersed with mature trees.
The property is approached via a five bar wooden gate with off street parking on the gravel drive.
Of note the property provides planning consent for a detached garage unit and a studio above (planning ref.
Located within an area of outstanding natural beauty, Mulberry Cottage is situated on the southern edge of 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. The popular Lamb Inn is located within level walking distance along with access to a bus route to Chichester.
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.