Beautiful Bosham Properties
Our team is proud to manage property sales and tenancies for clients throughout West Sussex. From our base in the picturesque cathedral city of Chichester, we deal with exceptional towns and villages that make West Sussex such a unique place to live and work.
Join us on a tour of Bosham, a stunning village right next to Chichester Harbour with highly sought after properties and a relaxed pace of life offset by ocean views.
Choosing to Buy Property in West Sussex
If you’re new to the area, it’s worth considering what West Sussex has to offer to residents and businesses. This region is well known as being a quiet, rural location within an easy commute to the city and ideal for professionals and families.
The towns and villages are all individual and have their own identity, personality and heritage. You’ll find ancient castles, walled gardens, gastropubs and natural beauty all within a short distance.
Sussex has long been a place of historical significance and has been a hotspot for tourists for hundreds of years. The county makes up two-thirds of the famous South Downs National Park and offers an extraordinary landscape.
If you’d like to get to know West Sussex better, some of the must-visit places include:
- Our famous Goodwood Festival of Speed. The event runs each summer and is one of the best-known racing attractions in the country.
- West Wittering Beach, just 10 miles from Bosham, a perfect spot for summer barbecues, sunset watching and coastal dog walks.
- Fishbourne Roman Palace in Chichester, the largest residential Roman building in Britain. With extensive mosaics, landscaped gardens and traditional planting, the museum is an insight into days gone by.
- The South Downs National Park is a place for fresh air, and can be as relaxing or as adrenaline-fuelled as you wish! You’ll find everything here from country strolls, MTB biking, trail running and the 100 miles long South Downs Way to view first-hand some of the best coastal scenery in the UK.
This combination of coastal living, unspoilt scenery, welcoming villages and heritage architecture make West Sussex a highly desirable place to live.
It offers the convenience of modern amenities and excellent travel links, and yet a sense of community that you’ll be hard-pressed to match.
Spotlighting Bosham as a West Sussex Destination
Now we’ve looked at a fraction of what West Sussex has to offer, let’s narrow down our focus on Bosham, and consider why properties here remain in notably high demand.
Down on the arm of Chichester Harbour, Bosham is a village steeped in history, with links to King Harold, King Canute and St Winifred to name but a few. The ancient church is depicted on the Bayeux Tapestry, and you’ll find no end of tea shops, sailing clubs, quality restaurants and outdoor pursuits, all centred around a lively harbour.
One of the first things we’d point out is that Bosham is a coastal village fed by the Bosham Channel, and visitors need to be aware of the tides! Locals are always on the lookout for cars parked in tidal flats, so you need to know the tide timetables or ask for advice on where to park if you’re visiting for the day.
There is a stunning walk along the Quay, meeting Shore Road, which runs alongside the harbour. Beware that Shore Road is under water at high tide, hence the steep steps leading up to the cottages, with mooring posts for boats.
As a place to live, the village is made up of winding streets and hidden alleys, with 17th and 18th-century properties all leading to the central harbour.
When it comes to getting out and about, you’ll find a Southern Railway station at Bosham, with West Coastway lines between Brighton and Southampton for onward connections. You can also take the train between Chichester and London Victoria in around an hour and a half, with Chichester station just four miles drive away, or six minutes by train.
For travel by car, Bosham is only a short distance from the M27 with easy access to all the major motorways, and the M3 for journeys into London.
Schools and Education in Bosham
Given the village’s popularity with families, it’s essential to know what schools and educational facilities are on offer.
There are several primary and secondary state schools in the area, all within less than 15 minutes drive, and all rated Good or Outstanding.
- Bosham Primary School is Ofsted rated Good and open to children aged 4 to 11.
- You’ll also find two other local primaries, also Good rated, at Chidham Parochial Primary and Fishbourne C of E Primary.
- Southbourne Infant School is located in Emsworth, ten minutes drive away, accepting children up to age 7 and also Good rated.
Secondary education is available through three local state schools, with two offering sixth form education up to 18.
- Bourne Community College for ages 11-16 is Good rated, and ten minutes away in Emsworth.
- Chichester High School is rated Good by Ofsted, and offers education up to sixth form, with a drive of around 14 minutes from Bosham.
- Bishop Luffa C of E School is Outstanding, and also accepts ages 11-18, located in Chichester.
For older students, the University of Chichester is only five miles away, within a 15-minute drive.
Bosham is a hugely popular place to live, and increasingly attractive to younger families and professionals, as a place within a commutable distance.
There is a range of properties, many with heritage features and Listed Building status. You’ll find harbourfront houses, workman’s cottages and spacious, prestigious homes in Bosham Cove, across the peninsula from the main harbour. Private slipways come at a premium, but mean that family houses have direct access to the water, and can keep dinghies, canoes or boats right at the end of the garden.
Average house prices are around £603,929 across all property types.
- Terraced cottages and houses are currently on the market from approximately £270,000 freehold with the average village price of £351,950.
- Apartments reach an average sale value of £188,250.
- Four and five-bedroom properties offer generous gardens and family living, with average prices of £898,547.
- Detached homes in desirable locations with harbour views rarely come onto the market and can fetch prices upwards of £1.2 million.
The key to finding the perfect property in Bosham is to work with a local agent with extensive experience in the region – which Tod Anstee is delighted to be able to offer! Given the high demand for housing, many properties remain on the market for a very short time.
Therefore, if you are looking for an opportunity to live in a harbourside location in the most historic village in West Sussex, it pays to have an agent on hand to let you know as soon as a suitable home comes onto the market.
For more information about current property listings in Bosham, or to stay up to date with new homes as they become available, contact the Tod Anstee team today.