Guide price £1,850,000
In a tranquil location with breathtaking views over Chichester Harbour to the South Downs in the north and east, across the water to Bosham Church and Quay Meadow. A 1930's waterside house of character with enormous potential, set in gardens of some 3/4 of an acre to include vegetable garden, with jetty and direct frontage to the upper reaches of Bosham Channel. Grey Thatch lies at the end of this gated, private road on a peninsula jutting into the upper reaches of Bosham Channel affording this property quite spectacular views, both over the water to Bosham Church and north over the head of the channel to the South Downs National Park in the distance. The present house is in need of significant up-dating and refurbishment. The layout is highly adaptable and designed to make the most of the impressive harbour views with most principal rooms looking out over the water. On the ground floor, a glazed garden room encloses the house to the south and east, with a study and 19' long sitting room looking out to the harbour. On the first floor, an impressive first floor sitting room has panoramic views over the estuary to the South Downs whilst two of the first floor bedrooms enjoy similarly spectacular harbour views and lead on to a first floor glazed gallery looking east towards Bosham Church and Quay Meadow. Back on the ground floor, in addition to a kitchen/breakfast room and other domestic areas including an integral garage, there is also access to a self-contained annexe with its own kitchen, sitting room, bathroom and bedroom, providing ideal space for dependent family members, guests or older teenagers. Planning consent was granted in 2018 for extension of the existing house (ref: 18/00618/DOM). The property is approached via a turning circle at the end of Harbour Way, just to the south of the house. This opens on to a driveway and approach providing plenty of casual parking. In addition to the integral garage, there is also a detached double garage providing further secure parking and storage. The gardens lie to the east, west and slightly south of the house with viewing terraces looking to the north and east over the water. The gardens themselves are well-established with lawns, well-stocked borders and a number of mature trees. A productive vegetable garden lies to the west whilst a jetty to the north of the property provides direct access to the head of Bosham Channel. This pretty, little known hamlet of Chidham, lies in the centre of its own peninsula jutting out into Chichester Harbour with Bosham Channel to the east and Thorney Channel to the west. Harbour Way is a particularly popular private road, looking out over Bosham Channel and properties are seldom available here, particularly with this dramatic double aspect over the water. The surroundings are entirely rural and set amidst open fields with views to the harbour and the South Downs in the distance. The little hamlet has its own parish church, public house and for sailing enthusiasts there are various hards around the peninsula itself and a Sailing Club at Cobnor Point. Despite the idyllic surroundings Chidham is nevertheless within convenient travelling distance of both Chichester and Emsworth which offer a wide range of shopping facilities and railway links with connections by way of Chichester to London Victoria and via Havant to London Waterloo. Access to the A27 via Emsworth also provides easy access by car by way of the A3. Chichester provides a wide range of recreational and social activities including a multi-screen cinema complex, the Westgate Sports centre and a good selection of restaurants, wine bars and bistros. Chichester Harbour provides perhaps some of the best sailing facilities within easy reach of London but there are numerous other activities including horse racing at Goodwood and Fontwell Park, walking and mountain biking in the rich countryside of the South Downs National Park and the beaches of the Witterings provide a wide choice of water sports including wind surfing, land boarding and kite surfing.
5.1m x 2.0m (16'8" x 6'6")
(plus 30'10 x 6'8) L-shaped, enclosing the eastern and southern sides of the house with views to Bosham Church, the South Downs and Bosham Channel. 2 glazed doors to terrace and garden. Tiled floor. Oak front door.
Hardwood floor, radiator, stairs to first floor.
Close coupled WC, radiator, wash hand basin with cupboard beneath.
Study 3.1m x 3.0m (10'2" x 9'10")
(into recesses). Fireplace with brick mantel, recesses to either side. Fitted cupboard and shelving. Casement door to garden room with views to Bosham Church.
Sitting Room 6.0m x 5.4m (19'7" x 17'9")
Spectacular views to the water and South Downs in the distance. Hardwood floor, fitted floor-mounted cupboards and drawers, wall-mounted matching cupboards and display cabinet. 3 radiators. Double doors to garden room.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room 3.8m x 2.9m (12'6" x 9'5")
Matching cupboards and drawers. Tiled worksurfaces and surrounds. Stainless sink and drainer with mixer tap, recess and plumbing for dishwasher. Ceramic electric hob, eye level oven and grill, eye level microwave. Radiator, tiled floor, views to the harbour and South Downs.
With shelving. Electricity meter and switch gear.
Utility Room & Hallway
Tiled floor throughout, door to driveway and garden. Recessed shelved cupboards.
Utility Area 5.0m x 2.8m (16'5" x 9'3")
Butler's sink and wooden drainer. Plumbing for washing machine. 2 Trianco Redfire oil-fired boilers, programmer. Coats hanging area.
Integral Garage 5.1m x 2.7m (16'9" x 9')
Double wooden doors with radiator, light and power. Access to
Kitchen 3.6m x 2.3m (11'11" x 7'5")
Matching cupboards and drawers, roll top worksurfaces, tiled surrounds. Stainless steel sink with mixer tap, ceramic hob. Oven/grill, cooker hood above, integrated fridge, radiator.
Bedroom 4/Sitting Room 3.4m x 3.1m (11'3" x 10'2")
Bedroom 5/Sitting Room 3.6m x 2.9m (11'11" x 9'5")
With harbour views, radiator.
Close coupled WC, pedestal wash hand basin, mirror with shaving light/shaver point. Panelled bath with mixer tap and shower attachment. Tiled surrounds, radiator, airing cupboard housing insulated hot water cylinder and slatted shelving.
Stairs rising to split landing
Sky light, kitchenette serving area.
First Floor Sitting Room 7.1m x 5.3m (23'5" x 17'5")
Large picture window with panoramic views over the channel to the South Downs, open fireplace with Inglenook-style hearth, 2 radiators.
Bedroom 2 4.6m x 3.8m (15' x 12'7")
Radiator, matching fitted wardrobes, eaves cupboard, dormer window with rural views.
Close coupled WC, pedestal wash hand basin, tiled surround, wall-mounted mirror, wall light point, panelled bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, return door to sitting room.
Walk-in airing cupboard housing insulated hot water cylinder and pressure vessel. Slatted shelving.
Bedroom 1 5.0m x 4.6m (16'3" x 15')
Dual aspect room with views to the estuary, Bosham Church and the South Downs. Radiator, fitted wardrobes, opening to
Viewing Gallery 5.8m x 1.5m (19'0" x 4'9")
With 2 radiators, views to Bosham Church and estuary.
Close coupled WC, basin with mixer tap and cupboard beneath, covered bath with mixer tap and shower attachment. Shower tray and mixer unit. Heated towel rail. Radiator, tiled surrounds, mixer unit, shaving light.
Bedroom 3 2.9m x 2.7m (9'7" x 8'10")
Matching fitted wardrobes, casement doors to glazed gallery.
Mains electricity and water. Oil-fired central heating. Private drainage.
Chichester District Council, East Pallant House, Chichester Tel: 01243 785166Council Tax Band:
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