Property for sale The Street, Itchenor, Chichester
Price on application
A substantial prime waterfront property now requiring complete renovation and with the benefit of approved planning consent (ref. 20/02795/DOM), located in the sought after sailing village of Itchenor, with unrivalled panoramic views fronting Chichester Harbour.
Believed to have been constructed at the turn of the 20th century, Old Haven is a much admired character house with perhaps one of the finest and breathtaking views along the length of the Itchenor Reach in the foreground and towards The South Downs National Park beyond. This substantial property provides huge potential and today benefits from approved planning consent to extend the existing footprint to approximately 4,500 sq ft.
The current proposal allows for the formation of a stunning entertaining space with a feature panoramic curved window overlooking the grounds, harbour and downs beyond. The consent has also been granted for a spacious sun deck/roof terrace above. Overall the property would comprise of six bedrooms, all en suite, with the main bedroom suite opening onto the roof terrace. Within the southern wing, accessed by a first floor linking passage, there would be a substantial guest room suite.
On the ground floor the proposed alterations allow for superb family living with a substantial open plan living
space incorporating a kitchen, dining room, family room and formal drawing room. A separate study is also
proposed along with areas set aside for utility and coastal living with a ground floor shower room and substantial boot room. Access would also be provided to the integral double garage. Further vehicle access is provided allowing ample space for the storage of boats and trailers.
Towards the rear there is a courtyard garden, with the principle garden at the front overlooking the harbour.
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 (a private mooring is available for transfer by separate
agreement). Also, there is a beautiful church, village hall and popular Ship Inn public house. Much of the surrounding countryside is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
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.
SPORTS & COUNTRY PURSUITS
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.
DISTANCES & TRANSPORT
Itchenor Sailing Club: 200 yards, Chichester Marina: 4 miles, Birdham Marina: 3 miles, West Wittering Beach: 5 miles, City Centre: 5 miles, Goodwood: 8 miles, Southampton Airport: 36 miles, Gatwick Airport: 50 miles, Central London: 75 miles, A27/A3 Junction: 15 miles
All distances are approximate