Property for sale St James Close, Birdham, Chichester
Guide Price £895,000
With rural views and having been recently renovated throughout, an exceptionally well-presented detached home (2,388 sq ft) located off a sought-after private lane in the heart of this popular sailing village.
Extensively renovated and landscaped throughout, this stunning property is ideally situated within a secluded position, a short distance from Birdham Pool Marina. Project managed by Joanna Jefferson architects with colour washed and cedar wood elevations, the renovation pays particular attention to space and natural light along with providing flexible accommodation. Converted to suit disabled access the first floor is accessible via an elevator from the central hallway. The main sitting room, with feature fireplace, leads through to a charming south-facing garden room with a large roof lantern and westerly rural views. To the side of the reception room the kitchen/dining room has garden doors opening onto extensive patio areas. To the rear of the property there is a spacious utility area with access to a wet room (with underfloor heating) and a smart integral double garage. Completing the ground floor there is a double bedroom/study and a cloakroom. Upstairs both principle bedrooms are accessed from a large landing area, and each provides extensive en suite bath and shower rooms with underfloor heating. Further features include a west-facing balcony from the main bedroom and a Nest security system which also controls the central heating.
Pending the usual planning consents, there is an opportunity to enlarge the first floor accommodation.
Outside the garden and grounds have been extensively landscaped with an al fresco dining area, expansive patio leading to a 17' Hydropool (for use all rear round), large areas laid to lawn and assorted bedding areas for shrubs and plants in the borders, and two garden stores. To the front parking is provided for a number of vehicles. Further features include electric uplighters within the bedding areas and a hydrating Soaker hose watering system.
In all, the property is set in gardens and grounds which extend to approximately 0.3 acres.
This well presented property is located off St James Close within the highly regarded harbour side village of Birdham, renowned for its popular and picturesque marina (one of the oldest within the country). The beautiful village church is located just around the corner and there is also a village hall, convenience store/post office and popular primary school. Much of the surrounding countryside is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and provides stunning walks beside the harbour. Nearby, the Salterns Way cycle path links West Wittering to Chichester via Itchenor and Chichester Marina.
The Cathedral City of Chichester lies some 5 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 and is a popular yacht anchorage. Horseracing may be enjoyed at Fontwell and Goodwood where the annual Festival of Speed, and Revival meetings are also hosted. 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.
Distances & Transport
Birdham Pool Marina: 0.5 miles, Birdham Stores: 0.5 miles, Chichester: 5 miles Chichester Station: 4.2 miles, Southampton Airport: 36 miles, Gatwick Airport: 57 miles, Central London: 73 miles (via Midhurst)
All distances are approximate