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Chidham Lane, Chidham, Chichester, PO18

Guide price £495,000

2 Beds 1 Bath 2 Receptions

REF: CHI180503


CALL US 01243 786316 EMAIL US AT Chichester
FIND US: 37 South Street, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1EL



  • Perfect country cottage
  • Lovely rural location
  • Very close to the harbour
  • Westerly farmland views
  • Two double bedrooms
  • Sitting room with inglenook
  • Breakfast room
  • Fitted kitchen
  • Designer bathroom and seperate loo
  • Garage and lovely garden
  • Planning consent to rebuild garage and create a summerhouse


A beautiful Grade II Listed, thatched country cottage in a glorious rural position within a couple of hundred yards from Chichester Harbour. Although dated 1732 it is believed to date from the late Tudor period, and was faced in flint at a later stage. Now presented in beautiful condition with a good fitted kitchen, modern designer bathroom suite and separate WC, the recent renovations have exposed Tudor brickwork and a range of wall and ceiling beams, many with original carpenters marks. The cottage sits in a lovely double width garden with rural views to the front and a small detached garage and additional parking for two cars. The owners have obtained detailed planning consent to demolish the existing garage and build a new large single 30.6m garage (18/00901) and an additional summerhouse (17/03395) of some 325 sq.ft. There is a network of public footpaths for walkers, and the beautiful shore and intertidal mudflats of Chichester harbour to enjoy. Otherwise, the land is largely flat, and agricultural, but with sufficient variety and cover for a range of wildlife to exist. With the combination of beautiful countryside and the expanses of Chichester Harbour so close, it is no surprise that walking, horse riding, and sailing are popular local activities. There is a primary school on the lane, along with a Parish church.

Double opening doors to

Sitting Room
A beautiful, west-facing room with leaded light double glazed windows, large Inglenook fireplace with oak bressumer, exposed oak wall beams and oak strip flooring. 1 radiator, television and telephone points, 3 wall light points.

Well-appointed modern cream coloured kitchen with single drainer sink unit, inset to oak worksurfaces, good range of cupboards and drawers with matching eye level cupboards over. Former period fireplace with oak bressumer housing 5-ring Belling stove, oak floor, 1 radiator and low voltage downlighters. Westerly views across farmland.

Breakfast Room
Double aspects with television and telephone points and breakfast bench having storage binnacle beneath. Oak flooring and low voltage downlighters. 1 radiator.

Rear Hall
Limestone mosaic floor, 1 radiator and understairs cupboard housing fridge. Exposed beam and stable door to garden. Doors to

Modern designer suite comprising free form bath with stand-pipe taps and shower attachment, wash basin with vanity cupboards, large walk-in shower cubicle with rain head, fitted mirrored medicine cabinet with light and shaver point. Heated towel rail, limestone walls and extractor fan.

Separate Cloakroom/WC
Close coupled unit, wash basin with storage beneath. Meter cupboard. Limestone floor, 1 radiator and extractor fan.

From the entrance hall, staircase to

First Floor Landing
1 radiator, cupboard housing washing machine, garden views and door to

Bedroom 1
A lovely large room with storage cupboard, period fireplace, having exposed brickwork and oak bressumer. Far-reaching farmland views to the west. Exposed wall beams, 2 radiators.

Bedroom 2
Further lovely rural views, exposed brick chimney breast and wall beams. 1 radiator, television and telephone points. Hatch to loft.

The house has a lovely secluded English cottage garden, fronted by a low brick wall or picket fencing, whilst the back garden is mostly lawned with a patio adjacent to the back door. Shrub beds and borders.

Thatched Garage
With double up and over door, detailed planning consent has been obtained for demolition and re-building a large single garage, as has planning for construction of a west-facing summerhouse of some 325 sq.ft.

Mains electricity, gas and water. Private drainage.

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