Property for sale Highleigh, Chichester, West Sussex
Guide Price £1,175,000
Located within a desirable semi-rural hamlet and benefiting from beautiful gardens of half an acre, a well appointed and spacious detached house.
Oakleigh House is a well appointed detached property located within very pretty surroundings in the popular hamlet of Highleigh. There is a great feeling of space and welcoming atmosphere and the accommodation is versatile and ideal for entertaining. Upon entering there is an entrance hall which leads through to a good sized sitting room with feature double sided fireplace. The sitting room opens through to a spacious double aspect dining area. Overlooking the garden a lovely conservatory extends out from the western end of the sitting room. To the other side there is a good sized study which opens through to a kitchen/breakfast room with a comprehensive range of wall and base units. Completing the ground floor there is utility room, cloakroom and a useful rear lobby/boot room opening onto the garden.
Upstairs, a particular feature is the main bedroom suite. With lovely west facing winter views across farmland, this large bedroom opens though to a superb dressing room with floor to ceiling built-in wardrobes on three sides. Beyond there is an en suite bath and shower room. Accessed from the landing there are three further bedrooms (one with an en suite shower room) and a family bathroom.
Gardens, Grounds and Outbuildings Oakleigh House sits within lovely well maintained grounds of half an acre. Offering large degrees of privacy the garden provides a huge range of flowering shrubs and plants throughout the calendar year along with a large expansive area laid to lawn. Within the borders there is good range of younger and more mature tree specimens. On the west side of the property there is a large patio area with attractive flagstone paving (ideal for al fresco dining and BBQ), along with a pretty cascading water feature and ornamental pond. There is a raised bedding area ideal for growing vegetables and towards the northern end of the garden there is a particularly attractive brick and glass built Victorian potting/green house. To the side there is a good sized summer house/garden store and composting area behind.
The property is approached on a gravel drive where ample parking is provided along with a detached garage. Attached to the main house there is a good sized car port, which subject to the usual consents could be converted to provide further accommodation.
Location The property is situated in the heart of the hamlet of Highleigh which is situated towards the centre of the Manhood peninsular, about five miles south of Chichester city centre and a short distance from both Chichester Marina and Birdham Pool. Much of the surrounding area is populated by rare wildlife and designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. East Wittering is about 3 miles distant and has an excellent variety of shops and restaurants including a health centre, dentist and library
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.