Property for sale East Ashling, Chichester, West Sussex
Guide Price £750,000
A beautifully presented and recently renovated attached period cottage situated in the heart of this sought after downland village with the benefit of a west-facing garden.
With brick and flint elevations this charming double fronted cottage has recently undergone a substantial program of renovation and extension. A particular feature is a superb rear addition featuring a modern kitchen open plan to a good sized dining area and family room with roof lantern above and double doors opening onto a west-facing patio, ideal for al fresco evening dining. To the side of the kitchen there is useful utility room with ample storage and butler sink.
Upon entering the property there is an entrance hall with the main sitting room to one side, with a feature fireplace, and to the other side of the hall a good sized study. Double glazed windows and attractive wooden flooring feature throughout. A cloakroom/WC completes the ground floor. Upstairs the spacious main bedroom enjoys an attractive rural outlook and a smart en suite shower room. There are two further bedrooms and family bath/shower room along with access to a large loft space, which subject to the usual consents could be converted.
Outside, the main garden is mainly laid to lawn with attractive flowering shrubs and plants within the borders. To the side there is a vegetable patch and there are two garden stores. Access is provided to the front of the property which features off street parking on the gravel driveway, a further area laid to lawn and a dry log store.
This charming family home is situated within the desirable village of East Ashling about three miles to the west of the historic City of Chichester, renowned for the famous Festival Theatre, historic Cathedral, Pallant House Gallery, museums and wide variety of restaurants. Surrounded by stunning downland countryside East Ashling is ideally positioned being both at the foot of the South Downs and being a short distance from Chichester Harbour. The historic harbourside village of Bosham is a short distance away, famous for its display within the Bayeaux Tapestry. The Solent and many nearby sailing clubs and marinas provide exceptional facilities for boating and sailing enthusiast of all abilities. West Wittering and the National Trust Reserve of East Head offer spectacular scenery, sweeping beaches and a broad choice of recreational and water related sporting facilities. The village lies within the South Downs National Park and to the north there are many miles of beautiful walks and rides interspersed with lovely downland villages and popular public houses. At Goodwood (6 miles distant) there is the famous racecourse, golf courses and airfield and which is also home to the annual Festival of Speed and Revival meetings.
Within walking distance there is an excellent village pub along with access to a bus service to Chichester. There is a long established farm shop in Funtington village (one mile distant) with an abundance of local produce and within the parish there is a primary school, church and village hall. There are many popular schools located within easy reach, including popular Oakwood School, which is situated a couple miles distant towards the city. Within Chichester there is a mainline rail service to London Victoria (from 90 minutes) via Gatwick Airport. From nearby Havant Station there are mainline services to London Waterloo (from 80 minutes) via Guildford and the A27 trunk road provides access to Brighton to the east and Southampton to the west.