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.
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.