An exceptional and modern country house (5,221 sq ft) set within lovely south-facing grounds of just over 1½ acres, conveniently located on the edge of this hugely popular harbour side village
Dominated by a central glazed atrium rising to three floors with full height windows overlooking the grounds, this stunning architect designed property places a particular emphasis on space and light. Using an innovative building system the property provides outstanding insulation and fuel efficiency, and due to the style of construction the accommodation is also straightforward to reconfigure. Many of the rooms are of exceptional proportions, with south and west-facing views, with a combination of Jura and oak flooring and underfloor heating throughout. Decking flanks the property on two sides and is approached by way of doors from the drawing room, kitchen, one of the ground floor bedrooms and atrium. The existing accommodation allows for a great deal of flexibility and on the top floor, accessed by a second flight of stairs, is an area with a kitchenette and two substantial bedrooms (en suite), ideal for an au pair/relative.
The south-facing garden and grounds (just over 1½ acres) are mainly laid to lawn with many flowering shrubs and plants within the borders along with mature trees. The main house is approached via a gravel drive where there is off street parking for a number of vehicles along with a detached double garage. Of note is that there is approved planning consent to double the length of the existing garage to form four bays in total.
Upper House is located in one of the most popular villages in the region, renowned for its thriving Sailing Club. The property is positioned within easy cycling distance of the club, ideal for summer events such as Junior Fortnight and other regatta's. Moorings may be available via The Chichester Harbour Conservancy. There are two popular public houses within easy reach, church originally dating to the twelfth century and a village hall. The Cathedral City of Chichester lies some 6 miles to the north and offers a broad range of shopping, cultural and leisure facilities including the renowned Festival Theatre, galleries, museums and restaurants. Aside from sailing, leisure facilities within the area include golf at Goodwood and Hunston, bathing from the beaches of West Wittering and East Head, the last of which is owned and managed by the National Trust, horse riding and walking around the harbour and on The Downs. Horseracing may be enjoyed at Fontwell and Goodwood where the annual Festival of Speed, and Revival meetings are also hosted. Popular local primary schools include Birdham and West Wittering and established local Prep schools include Westbourne House and the Prebendal School in Chichester.
The mainline station in Chichester provides a regular service to London Victoria in about 1 hour 40 minutes, and Havant station to the west provides a faster service to London Waterloo in about 1 hour 20 minutes.
West Wittering: 1.7 miles Chichester: 6 miles Goodwood: 10 miles Southampton Airport: 37 miles Gatwick Airport: 52 miles London: 85 miles