Offers in excess of £2,300,000
First time offered to the market in 44 years. A special opportunity to acquire a unique property on Bosham Hoe which has no immediate neighbours with views over open farmland on three sides and southerly views to the main channel. Planning consent has been granted for an impressive Arts & Crafts style replacement house of 7,750 sq.ft. The existing house was designed and built in the late 1950's and this is the first time it has come to the market in 44 years. In 2001 it was extended to create the large existing 6 bedroom house with its extensive garaging and storage. The surrounding gardens of some 1.2 acres have a central position on the southern side of the Bosham Hoe Estate. Unique to the Hoe, Sweet Meadow has no immediate neighbouring properties with open farmland on three sides. Mature trees and evergreen hedge screen part of the southern boundary whilst still affording views to the main channel. The property is accessed by way of a 5-bar gate opening on to a long driveway leading to the main parking area to the west of the house. Views to the north across open farmland reach as far as the South Downs in the distance. Last year, planning consent was granted for an impressive replacement house of some 7,750 sq.ft inspired by the Arts & Crafts movement. This new house draws inspiration from Voysey and Lutyens with its stone detailing, tall decorative chimneys and central projecting gable with arched front door, circular window and protecting canopy. Whilst traditional in style, the house delivers everything a modern family home could wish for. A generous reception hall opens on to three good reception rooms whilst to the south an impressive kitchen/living/dining area of some 45' in length provides the spacious open plan living area which so many families require. The main reception rooms all communicate easily with each other and the reception hall by way of five separate sets of double doors, allowing these areas to be opened up for entertaining if required. To the west of the main kitchen area a generous utility/boot room provides ample storage and leads through to the triple bay integral garage. On the first floor, there are no less than five bedroom suites, all with their own shower room or bathroom and two with dressing rooms. The principal bedroom also has double doors opening on to an east facing balcony with views over the neighbouring open farmland. The generous accommodation on the second floor provides two further bedroom suites and a 26' long multi-media room. As with the existing house, there is plenty of garaging and the facility for an additional boat house of some 672 sq.ft, making a total area of 8,422 sq.ft including boat house and garaging. Bosham Hoe is a private waterside estate, set in some 250 acres of oak woods, fields and foreshore on a small peninsula within Chichester Harbour, bordered on the south by Itchenor Reach, on the west and north by Furzefield Creek and to the east by open farmland. The picturesque harbour side village of Old Bosham is about a mile distant, with its' pretty historic High Street, ancient Saxon church, sailing club and Quay Meadow. There is a small selection of shops within the old part of the village and a further choice of local facilities in New Bosham, which also has a railway halt for trains to London Victoria via Chichester or London Waterloo via Havant. The nearby cathedral city of Chichester provides a comprehensive range of facilities arranged around a pedestrianised centre. Cultural activities include the internationally known Festival Theatre, the Minerva Theatre and the Pallant House Gallery. There is an excellent range of schools in the area, including Westbourne House and Oakwood Preparatory Schools along with Portsmouth Grammar, Churchers College and Bedales all within a convenient distance. Sailing is the premier pastime in the immediate area with sailing clubs at Bosham, Itchenor, Dell Quay and Emsworth, and all water sports and recreational activities are well catered for. There are a number of golf courses, Glorious Goodwood is well known as a racecourse, but also provides a private country club with tennis courts, gym and spa, whilst the revival of the historic motor circuit has also rapidly grown in popularity. Additionally, the nearby countryside of the South Downs provides many opportunities for walking, riding and cycling. Agents Note Bosham Hoe is a private waterside estate set in over 250 acres of oak woods, fields, and foreshore on a small peninsula within Chichester Harbour. It should be noted that all 57 residents on Bosham Hoe receive one ordinary share in the Hoe Estate Company Ltd giving them part ownership of the private estate. Residents have exclusive use of the estate including the hard, two jetties, stunning 10 acre oak wood directly on the harbour, paddock, dinghy park and an SSSI field of orchids.
6.60m x 3.30m (21'8" x 10'10")
max. Front door in window bay, laminate floor, views over farmland to the north. Radiator.
Close coupled WC, wall-mounted wash hand basin, Grant oil-fired boiler, time clock programmer.
Sitting Room 7.42m x 4.88m (24'4" x 16'0")
Wood block floor, large southerly picture window with views over the garden to the main channel of Chichester Harbour. Fireplace with mantelpiece, marble reveals and hearth. 2 radiators, stairs to first floor.
Dining Room 5.18m x 2.74m (17' x 9')
Hardwood floor, views to the main channel. Radiator, fitted cupboards housing electricity meter and switch gear. Display alcove, double doors to
Conservatory 18l'10 x 2.9m
Tiled floor, south-facing double doors opening on to a terrace, arched door to garden, views to the main channel.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room 6.00m x 5.28m (19'8" x 17'4")
An extensive range of newly fitted cream coloured cupboards and drawers, roll top worksurfaces, tiled surrounds, 1 1/2 bowl enamelled sink and drainer with mixer tap, Fisher & Paykel dishwasher, Neff ceramic hob with cooker hood above. Eye-level Neff oven and grill, dresser-style display cabinet, central island unit with low level cupboards, wine rack and basket drawers. Polished stone worksurface and breakfast bar. Space for fridge and freezer, radiator. Shelved larder cupboard. Partially glazed door to garden, views over farmland.
With access to second stairs.
Utility Room 2.84m x 2.74m (9'4" x 9')
Fitted cupboards and drawers, double bowl stainless steel sink and drainer, eye level fridge, oven and grill. Worksurface with inset ceramic hob, recess and plumbing for washing machine, quarry tiled floor.
Study 3.70m x 3.66m (12'2" x 12'0")
Fitted low level cupboards and wall-mounted adjustable shelving. Glazed double doors to garden, views to main channel.
Close coupled WC, wall-mounted wash hand basin, panelled bath with shower mixer unit.
From the sitting room, stairs rise to
First Floor Landing
2 loft hatches, radiator.
Principal Bedroom Suite
With fitted wardrobes, airing cupboard and linen cupboard.
Close coupled WC, pedestal wash hand basin, panelled bath with mixer tap and shower attachment. Shower cabinet with mixer unit, tiled surrounds, heated towel rail, radiator, mirror with spot lights.
Bedroom 1 5.28m x 3.45m (17'4" x 11'4")
With views to the main channel and views over open farmland to the South Downs, radiator.
Cupboard housing copper-jacketed hot water cylinder.
Bedroom/Home Office 5.70m x 2.82m (18'8" x 9'3")
min (18'8 x 12' max into window bay). Storage heater, eaves cupboard, south-facing window bay.
Bedroom 2 4.62m x 3.05m (15'2" x 10'0")
A well-proportioned dual aspect room, views to the main channel and westwards over farmland to the South Downs in the distance. Radiator, recessed wardrobes.
Bedroom 3 4.37m x 3.12m (14'4" x 10'3")
min. (14'4 x 13'7 max). Radiator, views to the main channel. Recessed wardrobes and cupboards.
Bedroom 4 4.14m x 2.80m (13'7" x 9'2")
Views to the main channel and westerly views over farmland. Recessed wardrobe with shelving, radiator.
Bedorom 5 3.10m x 2.20m (10'2" x 7'3")
Radiator. Views south to the main channel.
Close coupled WC, pedestal wash hand basin, panelled bath with mixer tap, electric shower unit, shower screen, tiled surrounds, radiator. View over farmland.
The property is approached by way of a 5-bar gate opening on to a long driveway leading to a parking area to the west of the house. Extensive garaging, workshop and boat house. The surrounding gardens amount to some 1.2 acres, south-facing terraces are approached from the sitting room, conservatory and study. The garden is enclosed by post & rail fencing on three sides and adjoins open farmland to the west, north and east. There are a number of mature trees including weeping willow and silver birch and there are southerly views across the lane towards the main channel.
Mains electricity, water and drainage. Oil-fired central heating.
Chichester District Council, East Pallant House, Chichester Tel: 01243 785166Current Council Tax Band: H
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