Property for sale Smugglers Lane, Bosham
Guide Price £1,200,000
With breath-taking views towards the South Downs and situated close to Chichester Harbour, an extremely well-presented and spacious cottage (2,670 sq ft) renovated to a high specification throughout, and located within this sought after location near Bosham Hoe.
Situated within semi-rural surroundings, Brow Cottage provides exceptional and well balanced accommodation throughout. A particular feature is the far-reaching downland view immediately noticeable upon entering the main double height entrance hall. Designed to take advantage of the outlook the property is light and airy throughout. On the ground floor are two principal reception rooms with the double aspect sitting room featuring an attractive multi fuel burner, and at each end, double doors opening onto both the front and rear gardens. From the other side of the entrance hall/dining room, is a well equipped Sylvarna kitchen and a utility room beyond. Providing flexible accommodation the ground floor also provides two double bedrooms (one en suite Jack and Jill bathroom), and a study. Upstairs the substantial mezzanine area is a particular feature. With a Juliet balcony taking full advantage of the rural outlook behind, this space makes an ideal day room and with its folding louvre doors is often used as a fifth bedroom. To the side is the main bedroom which has a dressing room and an en suite shower room. From the other end of the main landing there is a substantial second bedroom and a family bathroom.
Outside the garden is mainly laid to lawn with shrubs and plants within the borders. To one side there is a large garden store/workshop. Off the east elevation there is a paved patio area, and to the front of the cottage there is a beautifully landscaped seating area. Approached on a gravel drive there is ample off street parking to the front and subject to the usual planning consents there is space for a double garage.
Smugglers Lane is less than two miles to the south of the desirable sailing village of Bosham, associated with the sea since Roman times. Today the quay provides a long established and thriving sailing club and launch access for small craft at most states of tide. Old Bosham has a fascinating history including the feature of the church within the Bayeux Tapestry. The village also provides a primary school, popular public house overlooking the harbour, restaurant, tea rooms, arts & crafts centre, village store, post office and medical centre. Much of the surrounding countryside is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Chichester Harbour Conservancy ensures that the character of the area is preserved. Within a short stroll from the cottage is the Itchenor ferry which provides access to this well known village, sailng club and harbour beyond. Historically Chichester Harbour has provided a safe anchorage with many facilities and is now a wonderful centre for sailing with a multitude of moorings for most craft (subject to availability).
The historic Cathedral City of Chichester lies some six miles to the north east 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, bathing from the beaches off West Wittering and the National Trust owned East Head, horse riding, and walking around the harbour and South Downs. Horseracing may also be enjoyed at Goodwood where the annual Festival of Speed, and Revival meetings are also hosted. The property is also accessible to a wide range of schools for all ages including Westbourne House, Bishop Luffa, Cranleigh, Bedales and Charterhouse. There are good road connections to London via Midhurst and the Hindhead Tunnel on the A3. 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.