Guide price £4,500,000
Commanding panoramic views over the Solent to the Isle of Wight and having direct access to the foreshore, a stunning beach-side house surrounded by gardens approaching 1 acre in one of the most sought-after locations on the south coast. This impressive beach-side house was built by the present owners in 1998, creating a bright, adaptable and extensive family home designed to make the most of its coastal location with dramatic sea views and making use of high ceilings and large windows to flood the interior with natural light. The focal point of the ground floor is a dramatic reception hall with its 19' high ceiling and full height window which not only provides plenty of light to the entrance but affords far-reaching sea views from the spacious first floor gallery above. A 25' long sitting room leads to a study/garden room with doors on to the terrace. Everyday family living is centred around the 34' long kitchen/dining/family room looking south with doors on to the garden. A classically styled kitchen has matching units with decorative pillasters and dentil cornices, equipped with a good range of integrated appliances, granite worksurfaces and returns. A secondary hallway leads to a playroom/bedroom 8 with adjacent cloaks/shower room and utility room. This could be adapted to provide self-contained accommodation for staff if required. On the other side of the ground floor, another hallway provides access to two well-appointed guest suites. An oak staircase rises to the impressive first floor gallery above, enclosing the reception hall on three sides and having far-reaching sea views afforded by the full length window. A vaulted first floor drawing room continues this theme with 3/4 height sealed unit double glazed doors opening on to a balcony with glazed screens commanding further impressive marine views. The family bedroom accommodation is arranged over both first and second floors, providing five bedrooms including a principal suite with dressing area. Two further bedrooms are served by a family bathroom, whilst the two second floor bedrooms with shower room can be used as a further suite in their own right, either for guests or extended family members. Wittering House is set well back from West Strand, approached by way of a gently curving driveway leading to a generous area for casual parking. A detached double garage provides further secure parking whilst a lawned garden is planted with a number of fruit trees and climbing roses. To the south, doors from the kitchen/dining/family room, reception hall and sitting room all open on to the terrace looking over a wide sweeping lawn with well-stocked borders to either side, planted with shrubs, neatly clipped bushes, ornamental trees, firs and palms. Three raised beds to the east of the house with gravelled pathways in between are designed to provide a kitchen garden. To the far end of the garden, a raised border to the southern end of the lawn is enclosed by an attractive ornamental brick and flint wall whilst the central gate, leads by way of a further area of garden directly to the foreshore and beach. The private roads of East and West Strand are among the most exclusive addresses on the south coast. Located with direct access to the sandy beaches of the famous National Trust Reserve at East Head, they have immediate access to beautiful walks over the sand dunes and stunning views across The Solent to the Nabb Tower and Isle of Wight. Both the beaches of East and West Wittering are a haven for windsurfers and kite surfing. The village of West Wittering has an excellent range of amenities including a parish church, primary school, pub, butcher, a convenience store, restaurant and sailing club. Further shopping facilities are also available in nearby East Wittering with butchers, greengrocers, bakers, chemists and fish monger often serving freshly caught fish from local waters. The waters of Chichester Harbour provide some of the best sailing facilities on the south coast within easy reach of London. There are a number of sailing clubs, most notably at West Wittering, Itchenor, Chichester and Bosham. The cathedral city of Chichester some 8 miles to the north provides comprehensive amenities arranged partly within the old Roman walls and central pedestrianised area. The arts are well-catered for as Chichester is home to the internationally known Festival Theatre, the Minerva Theatre and Pallant House Gallery. Other high profile attractions include Glorious Goodwood with its internationally known race course and for car enthusiasts its annual Festival of Speed and the Revival meeting at its historic motor circuit. To the north of Chichester also lies the rich and varied countryside of the South Downs National Park with many miles of bridle and footpaths, pretty rural villages and traditional country pubs.
6.86m x 4.22m (22'6" x 13'10")
(including staircase). 19' high ceiling to first floor. Sealed unit, double glazed double doors to terrace and garden. Herringbone oak floor, oak staircase rising to first floor gallery. Radiator, cupboard housing burglar alarm.
Close coupled WC with concealed cistern, wash hand basin, radiator, oak floor.
Sitting Room 7.70m x 4.95m (25'3" x 16'3")
Open fireplace with carved mantelpiece, stone slips and hearth. Herringbone oak floor, sealed unit double glazed double doors to terrace and garden. 3 radiators, television point. Double casement doors to
Study/Garden Room 3.45m x 3.18m (11'4" x 10'5")
Tiled floor, radiator, 2 sets of sealed unit double glazed doors to garden and terrace.
Oak floor, walk-in ventilated larder with shelving. Space for upright fridge/freezer. Recessed shelved cupboard.
Kitchen/Dining/Family Room 10.62m x 4.98m (34'10" x 16'4")
An excellent range of matching units with decorative pillasters and dentil cornices. Granite worksurfaces and returns. Oak floor, double bowl enamelled sink with mixer tap. Fully integrated dishwasher. Falcon range-style cooker with 5-burner gas hob, double oven and grill with matching cooker hood above and granite surround. American-style fridge/freezer with ice maker. Central island unit with granite worksurface, low level storage and basket drawers. 3 radiators, sealed unit double glazed double doors to terrace and garden.
Radiator, sealed unit double glazed door to garden, coats hanging area.
Playroom/Bedroom 8 3.58m x 3.35m (11'9" x 11')
(including cupboards). Radiator, shelved cupboard, television and telephone points.
Close coupled WC, wall-mounted wash hand basin, radiator. Shower recess with tiled surround, shower mixer unit.
Utility Room 2.60m x 2.24m (8'6" x 7'4")
(overall). Fitted cupboards and drawers, roll top worksurfaces, inset stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer tap, space and plumbing for washing machine. Space for tumble dryer. 2 Potterton gas-fired boilers.
Recessed linen cupboard.
Bedroom 6 3.35m x 3.23m (11' x 10'7")
min. (13'6 x 10'7 max) excluding cupboards. Radiator, recessed wardrobe.
En-Suite Shower Room
Close coupled WC with concealed cistern, tiled vanity surface with inset wash hand basin, tiled surround. Wall-mounted mirror, vertical radiator/heated towel rail. Shower cabinet with tiled surround and mixer unit.
Bedroom 7 3.40m x 3.23m (11'2" x 10'7")
Radiator, recessed wardrobe.
Close coupled WC, pedestal wash hand basin, tiled surround, wall-mounted mirror, panelled bath with tiled surround, remote taps, shower mixer unit. Glazed shower screen, radiator/heated towel rail.
From the Reception Hall, an impressive oak staircase leads to
Spacious Galleried Landing 6.25m x 3.30m (20'6" x 10'10")
(max). Overlooking the reception hall and having a full height window affording dramatic sea views. To the north there are views over the countryside to the Downs in the distance. Fitted cupboard. Return landing with staircase to second floor.
Vaulted First Floor Drawing Room 5.84m x 5.18m (19'2" x 17')
Vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, 3/4 height sealed unit double glazed double doors opening on to the balcony with glazed screens providing far-reaching views over The Solent to the Isle of Wight and Nabb Tower. Minster-style open fireplace with mantelpiece and hearth. Matching twin bookcases each with low level cupboard. Hardwood floor, television and telephone points, 2 radiators.
Principal Bedroom Suite
Bedroom 1 4.95m x 4.65m (16'3" x 15'3")
(plus dressing recess). Radiator, impressive marine views to the Isle of Wight. Linen cupboard housing 2 hot water cylinders with slatted shelving and programmer. Dressing recess with matching wardrobes and chest of drawers.
Low level WC, Pierre Cardin console wash hand basin with vanity surface and mixer tap. Panelled bath with remote mixer tap. Tiled shower recess with mixer unit, fully tiled surrounds, vertical radiator/heated towel rail. Hardwood floor.
Bedroom 2 3.25m x 2.87m (10'8" x 9'5")
Bedroom 3 3.25m x 3.23m (10'8" x 10'7")
Radiator, twin matching wardrobes with dressing table recess.
Close coupled WC, pedestal wash hand basin, tiled surround, mirror, panelled bath with tiled surround, mixer tap with shower attachment. Separate shower mixer unit. Vertical radiator/heated towel rail.
Oak staircase rises to
Second Floor Landing
Bedroom 4 5.18m x 2.67m (17' x 8'9")
(average). With views to The Solent and South Downs. Radiator. Recessed wardrobes, television point, eaves storage.
En-Suite Shower Room
Close coupled WC, console-style wash hand basin with vanity surface and mixer tap. Tiled mirror recess with lighting. Shower cabinet with mixer unit, fully tiled surrounds, vertical radiator/heated towel rail, eaves storage.
Bedroom 5 4.95m x 3.18m (16'3" x 10'5")
With views to The Solent and Isle of Wight, recessed shelved cupboards and recessed wardrobe. Radiator, television and telephone points.
A gently curving driveway passes through lawned gardens to a generous area for casual parking.
Detached Double Garage 8.43m x 5.44m (27'8" x 17'10")
2 up and over doors, power and light. Side door to garden.
As previously described.
All mains services are connected to the property.
Chichester District Council, East Pallant House, ChichesterTel: 01243 785166 Council Tax Band; H
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