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Rookwood Lane, West Wittering, Chichester, PO20


Under offer

4 Beds 2 Baths 2 Receptions

REF: CHI180212

West Wittering


  • Within a few 100 yards of Chichester Harbour
  • Private Road surrounded by open farmland
  • Nearby footpath to harbourside walks
  • 2 Reception Rooms
  • Utility Room
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • 3/4 Bedrooms including: Principal Bedroom with Dressing Room/Bedroom 4 & Bathroom
  • Family Bathroom
  • Detached Double Garage & Casual Parking
  • Well-Established Partially Walled Gardens & Kitchen Garden 2nd Vehicle Acces


Discretely located in a private road surrounded by farmland and within a few hundred yards of Chichester Harbour and within a short distance of the sandy beaches at the National Trust Reserve of East Head. A most attractive, brick & flint period house of great character, Listed Grade II and owned by the same family for some 40 years. This handsome, brick & flint period house is believed to date from 1807 and has been owned by the same family for some 40 years. The interior has great character with a most attractive entrance hall, having a vaulted ceiling with exposed brickwork and timber frame and a galleried landing looking down to the entrance. A spacious south-facing sitting room is over 24' long with an impressive Inglenook-style fireplace and picture window with window seat looking out to neighbouring farmland. A second reception room or dining room also has a large fireplace with stone flagged hearth. The kitchen/breakfast room has double casement doors opening on to the adjacent terrace and garden, whilst a 2-oven Aga creates an attractive focal point for the room. The galleried landing with exposed beams and brickwork leads to up to four bedrooms including a principal suite with bathroom and dressing room/bedroom four. All the bedrooms enjoy views either over the surrounding gardens or neighbouring farmland. A gravelled parking area lies just to the north of the cottage, accessed from Rookwood Lane. A detached barn-style double garage provides secure parking with remote controlled up and over door, fluorescent lighting and power. There is also a useful loft storage area. Well-established gardens surround the house on three sides. A paved terrace lies along the east and south facing aspects of the house and is approached by way of double doors from the kitchen/breakfast room. Neatly cut lawns are surrounded by well-stocked herbaceous borders, supporting a number of flowering shrubs, roses, ground cover plants and bluebells. A rose covered pergola arch leads to a south-facing area of garden where a silver birch has a fitted bench seat around its trunk, looking out over neighbouring farmland. To the west lies a productive kitchen garden with a south-facing brick & flint wall planted with espalier fruit trees. A brick-built greenhouse has electric heating, power and potting bench. Just beyond this, a garden shed provides useful storage and there is a raised asparagus bed. A further concealed area of garden lies behind the garage and here there is a secondary vehicle access on to Rookwood Lane. To the west of the cottage itself lies a sheltered west-facing walled garden with trained climbing roses and ericaceous borders supporting a colourful display of azaleas, camellia and rhododendron. A well-established wisteria lies just to the left of the front door and there is a water feature on the back wall. West Wittering is one of the best known villages on the south coast, near the mouth of Chichester Harbour and the stunning Blue Flag beaches of the National Trust Reserve at East Head. The village itself has many of its own facilities including public house, church, primary school, butcher, convenience stores and a sailing club. There is also an extensive range of local shops which can be found in nearby East Wittering and these include a butcher, fishmonger and banking facilties. The cathedral city of Chichester lies some 7 miles to the north and provides further amenities arranged partly within the old Roman walls. The arts are well-catered for as Chichester is home to the internationally renowned Festival Theatre and the Pallant House Gallery. Chichester Marina and Birdham Pool are situated approximately 4 miles to the north and are amongst the most popular areas for sailing enthusiasts within easy reach of London. Other outdoor interests in the area include horse racing at both Goodwood and Fontwell Park. Goodwood also has a private country club and golf course and hosts the annual Festival of Speed and the Revival Meeting at its historic motor circuit.

Mains electricity and metered water. Oil-fired central heating. Private drainage.

Local Authority
Chichester District Council, East Pallant House, ChichesterTel: 01243 785166 Council Tax Band: G

Entrance Hall
Vaulted ceiling with exposed brickwork and timber frame. Stairs rising to galleried landing above. Tiled floor, radiator.

Spacious Sitting Room 7.50m x 5.84m (24'7" x 19'2")
overall. (24'7 x 12'4 plus 15'10 x 5'19). Inglenook fireplace with bressumer beam, stone hearth and wood-burning stove. Display shelves to either side. 3 radiators, picture window with window seat looking south to neighbouring farmland. Fitted cupboards, casement door to garden.

Dining Room 4.34m x 3.78m (14'3" x 12'5")
Sealed Inglenook-style fireplace with exposed brickwork, bressumer beam and stone flagged hearth. Concealed lighting. Deep recessed cupboard to one side containing large Chubb safe, radiator, 2 wall light points, stripped pine floor.

Utility Room
Tiled floor, radiator, fitted cupboards. Roll top worksurface, recess for fridge, recess and plumbing for washing machine.

Close coupled WC, wash hand basin, tiled floor and surrounds, radiator.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room 7.72m x 2.87m (25'4" x 9'5")
Tiled floor, double casement doors to terrace and garden. A good range of matching cupboards and drawers. Roll top worksurfaces, tiled surrounds, display cabinets and shelving. 1 1/2 bowl stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer tap. Recess and plumbing for dishwasher, Hotpoint electric cooker with ceramic hob, double oven and grill. 2-oven oil-fired Aga with 2 hot plates set in tiled chimney breast recess with mantel shelf above, butler's sink with mixer tap.

Stairs rising to

Galleried Landing
Linen cupboard, shelved cupboard, radiator.

Bedroom 3 3.05m x 2.97m (10'0" x 9'9")
Radiator, low level fitted cupboards, display shelves.

Bedroom 2 4.45m x 3.00m (14'7" x 9'10")
Radiator, recessed wardrobe.

White suite comprising close coupled WC, wash hand basin set in vanity surface with cupboard and drawers beneath. Wall-mounted mirror. Panelled bath with mixer tap and Mira shower mixer, folding shower screen. Tiled floor, fully tiled walls, radiator/heated towel rail, mirror with wall lights/shaver point above.

Dressing Room/Bedroom 4 3.86m x 2.74m (12'8" x 9')
(excluding cupboards). Radiator, recessed wardrobes. Large airing cupboard housing foam insulated hot water cylinder and slatted shelving. Hatch and ladder to roof space with lighting.

With low level cupboard.

Bedroom 1 4.57m x 3.86m (15' x 12'8")
overall. With views over neighbouring farmland, radiator, fitted wardrobes and matching chest of drawers, bedside cabinets and high level cupboards. Steps to

Lower Landing
With radiator.

En-Suite Bathroom
Close coupled WC, pedestal wash hand basin, panelled bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, tiled surrounds, radiator, wall light and shaver point.

As previously described above.