Property for sale Itchenor, Chichester, West Sussex
Guide Price £1,900,000
Situated within grounds of just under an acre with the benefit of a detached self-contained annexe and a swimming pool, a deceptively spacious family home (4,198 sq ft) located a short distance from the harbour in this much sought after village
Little Anchor is a truly exceptional family home, combining convenience with its proximity to the village centre and sailing club, incredibly spacious living accommodation throughout (predominantly focusing on superb entertaining spaces), deceptively large plot of just under an acre, a self contained detached annexe and a swimming pool with adjacent BBQ area.
A particular feature is the stunning central vaulted dining hall, which offers a superb entertaining space with a southerly aspect opening onto a courtyard. Opening onto the rear garden there is a further substantial living space, ideal as a games room, measuring approximately 28' by 26'. Further ground floor accommodation includes a huge open plan living room incorporating a sitting room, breakfast room and kitchen. There is a useful ground floor fourth bedroom (with en suite shower), cloakroom and an entrance hall. Aside the games room there is a further cloakroom, which also links to a through-way garage.
Upstairs, linked to the ground floor by a stunning helical staircase, all the accommodation is double height and includes three bedrooms, with the main bedroom providing a large dressing area, an en suite shower and a balcony (overlooking the courtyard), and a family bathroom. To the front there is a substantial west-facing roof terrace.
The property provides many additional benefits in the form of a detached self contained annexe. The former village Customs House provides accommodation over two floors and includes an open plan ground floor living room/bedroom/kitchen and conservatory overlooking the swimming pool. There is a shower room, and on the first floor, a twin bedroom. To the rear there is a boiler house/plant room.
In our opinion the Customs House is ideal for an au pair, relative or as a bed and breakfast opportunity.
The garden and grounds are a very good size with many areas laid to lawn with mature trees and flowering shrubs within the borders. To one side of the house there is an attractive roof tiled garden gazebo ideal as an al fresco dining area. The garden provides a sunny semi-rural southerly outlook, which extends to the Itchenor Rife at the Eastern end.
There are many areas for off street parking and ample room for winter boat/trailer storage. The property is approached via an in/out driveway, with parking to the front, and a large vehicle gate to one side of the house extending the driveway to the large through-way attached garage at the rear. Beyond there is further parking along with access to a further detached garage/workshop and a garden store.
The property is conveniently 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 city of Chichester 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.