Property for sale East Row, Chichester
Guide Price £625,000
A beautifully presented and spacious penthouse apartment with lift and exceptional views over the historic city centre of Chichester to include the Cathedral and Priory Park.
Apartment 6 is located on the top floor of The Forge, a prestigious development of six, 2 bedroom contemporary apartments within the heart of the historic Eastern quarter of Chichester.
With lateral living, this light and spacious penthouse apartment incorporates unique features, which were retained from the original building, along with the very best contemporary finishes and fittings. The apartment benefits from two large double bedrooms, both with en suite facilities and built in wardrobes, open plan living accommodation and a bespoke kitchen fitted with Siemens appliances and a separate cloakroom. Further features include bespoke oak flooring and period cast iron radiators to the living areas, underfloor heating to bathroom with Duravit furniture, video entry system to the building along with secure cycle and bin storage.
The Forge is particularly well situated on this sought after road in the heart of the City Centre which is an easily accessible mainly level pedestrian area. The position is ideal, within a short walk to the excellent shopping facilities, the bus and railway stations. The beautiful cathedral City of Chichester has a fascinating history and considerable connections with the Roman Empire as seen by the archaeological remains of the city walls. Trade and prosperity flourished particularly during the early 1800's with the construction of the imposing Corn Exchange in East Street and the beautifully preserved streets of the City. There is a wide choice of social and recreational activities including a multi-screen cinema, sports centres with swimming pools, and a fine selection of restaurants, wine bars and bistros. In addition, for those in pursuit of cultural activities, there is the award winning Pallant House Gallery and the internationally renowned Festival Theatre.
There are excellent schools in the area. In the private sector are Prebendal, Oakwood, Great Ballard, Lavant House, Westbourne House School, Portsmouth Grammar and Bedales. Secondary schools in the public sector in Chichester are Bishop Luffa Church of England and the Girls and Boys High Schools. Chichester is unique in having both a College of Further Education and a University. Dell Quay, about 2.5 miles, is a wonderful yacht haven with excellent facilities including, a slipway, swinging moorings, storage area and boat yard.
There are also good yachting facilities at Chichester Marina, Birdham Pool and at Itchenor, home to the Chichester Harbour Conservancy and the Itchenor Sailing Club. The Salterns Way footpath and cycle route is a 12 mile path running from Chichester via Fishbourne to Birdham, Itchenor and on to the lovely sandy Blue Flag beach at West Wittering. At Chichester it connects with the Centurion Way to provide access to the South Downs National Park. Further sporting activities in the area include; horse racing at Goodwood and Fontwell, polo at Cowdray Park near Midhurst, the Goodwood Festival of Speed and Revival events for motoring enthusiasts and golf at nearby Rowlands Castle and Goodwood.
Communications are excellent with a nearby mainline station providing a regular service to London Victoria, and Havant station which provides a fast service to London Waterloo in about 1 hour 20 minutes. The A27 trunk road provides access to Worthing and Brighton to the East and Portsmouth, Havant and Southampton to the west. There are several choices of vehicle access to London, but the closest is probably the A286 from Chichester via Midhurst, joining the A3 at Milford.