Property for sale Westlands, Birdham, West Sussex
Guide Price £1,400,000
Located in one of the most sought after private harbourside estates and within yards of the main channel of Chichester Harbour, an attractive family home situated within west-facing grounds of just under half an acre.
Believed to have been constructed in 1939, By Harbour is an attractive detached home set back from the road and situated within superb west-facing grounds. The property provides well balanced and versatile accommodation with the potential to extend and update to create a substantial home in this much requested position.
The accommodation consists of a generous hallway opening to a large living room with double doors leading into the conservatory. Period features include parquet flooring, exposed beams and a feature wood burning stove. The conservatory links to the dining room with both rooms enjoying views of the substantial landscaped rear garden. The kitchen has a separate utility room which has side access to the gardens and garaging. There is also a cloakroom which used to be an air raid shelter. The property benefits from a ground floor bedroom with an en-suite shower room (with underfloor heating) and a large walk-in wardrobe. To the first floor are a further three bedrooms, shower room and separate toilet. Plenty of storage is provided within the loft.
The property is approached by way of a tarmac drive to an area of parking for several vehicles. There is also an attractive oak framed double garage. Ample space is provided for winter boat storage.
The gardens have been beautifully maintained and provide a lovely backdrop for the property. Sitting in just under half an acre there is a large expansive area laid to lawn with an attractive wild flower garden/orchard to the side. Within the borders there are many flowering shrubs, plants and mature trees, providing colour throughout the year. To the side of the conservatory there is sunny patio along with a covered area ideal for al fresco dining.
Attached to the property there is a large workshop and towards the front a covered storage area and a further garden store behind.
Situated in a fine, tranquil location close to the upper reaches of Chichester Harbour, the property occupies a favoured position in Westlands, a private, no through road on the edge of Birdham village. It is ideal for sailing enthusiasts, with moorings and the provision for boats to be launched from the Westlands slipway, 150m from the property. Berths are also available nearby in Chichester Marina and Birdham Pool. The Harbour Conservancy provide a secure store cabin for engines and equipment together with chained boat storage outside at Westlands. There is immediate access onto the harbour path which encircles the harbour and onwards east (towards Chichester Marina and Dell Quay) and west (towards Itchenor and West Wittering) providing a wonderful location for keen walkers. The village of Birdham has a variety of day-to-day amenities, including a village church, hall, primary school, an excellent village shop/post office and a sports field.
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.
Sports & Country Pursuits
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
Birdham Pool Marina: 0.4 miles (by footpath) Birdham Stores: 1 mile West Wittering Beach: 4.3 miles Chichester: 5 miles Gatwick Airport: 54 miles Central London: 84 miles (via Hindhead Tunnel)
Unless otherwise stated all distances are approximate and via road