Guide price £795,000
An imaginative conversion of a former brick & flint farm building, creating a characterful and easily run home in a private courtyard setting less than a mile from Itchenor Sailing Club and adjoining open farmland within immediate access to a public footpath leading to Chichester Harbour. Kilindi is one of a group of former farm buildings converted in 1991 by a local builder. This imaginative conversion creates a characterful home equally suited to full time living or as use as a weekend sailing retreat. The focal point of the ground floor is an impressive vaulted sitting room of over 20' in length with a 20' high beamed ceiling, exposed brick & flint work and a most attractive fireplace with wood-burning stove and stone hearth. Sealed unit double glazed doors from this room open on to the south-facing sheltered gardens. The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with matching oak cupboards, a range of integrated appliances and breakfast area with fitted bench seating, decorative pelmet lighting and concealed storage. The study has a bespoke fitted desk unit with attractive bookcase and additional storage. Two ground floor bedrooms are served by the adjacent family bathroom and there is a large walk-in coats cupboard which has plumbing for an additional WC if required. On the first floor, a spacious galleried landing provides an additional sitting area looking down over the main sitting room. The principal bedroom suite has a vaulted bedroom with exposed beams and timbers and bathroom en-suite. The adjacent room can be used as either a dressing room or fourth bedroom if required. A shared courtyard approach leads to a long private gravelled drive providing casual parking to the front of the house. The approach has an attractive lawned garden planted with colourful shrubs and secure parking is provided by way of a large garage which has double doors behind, leading through to a gravelled courtyard area ideal for trailer or boat storage. From the front garden, steps lead down to a flagged approach with attractive brick & flint retaining walls and rose borders to either side. Doors from the sitting room and kitchen/breakfast room open on to a sheltered south-facing stone flagged terrace with brick & flint retaining wall. Steps lead up to the lawn with further well-stocked borders planted with variegated and evergreen shrubs, neatly clipped firs and ground cover plants. An attractive pergola covered terrace is flanked by cherry and a pencil cyprus tree. Central steps lead up to a gate opening from the southern boundary on to an adjacent footpath which leads out over open farmland to attractive harbourside walks. This highly regarded harbour village is renowned for its sailing and thriving sailing club. The village itself has a local public house and church, and a post office/store can be found nearby in the village of Birdham. A wider range of shops, restaurants and other amenities can be found approximately 3 miles to the south in the village of East Wittering. Itchenor also provides a seasonal ferry which gives access by foot and bicycle to Bosham. Birdham Pool and Chichester Marina are approximately 2 miles distant, as is Chichester Yacht Club. The Blue Flag beaches of West Wittering can be found approximately 4 miles to the south, as well as the National Trust Reserve of East Head. The historic cathedral city of Chichester is within 8 miles and has comprehensive shopping facilities and a wide range of recreational activities, including Pallant House Gallery and the internationally acclaimed Festival Theatre. Goodwood is also a great attraction, hosting the annual Festival of Speed and Revival meetings, together with a full horse racing calendar.
Radiator, tiled floor, walk-in coats cupboard with plumbing for WC.
Vaulted Sitting Room 7.16m x 4.34m (23'6" x 14'3")
min. (23'6 x 21'4 max). An impressive room with 20' high vaulted ceiling, exposed beams, attractive fireplace fitted with woodburning stove, brick & flint chimney breast with decorative flint work to either side. 4 radiators, 4 wall light points, sealed unit double glazed doors opening on to the terrace and garden. Tiled floor. Turned staircase leading to galleried landing & sitting area above.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room 4.88m x 2.92m (16'0" x 9'7")
Tiled floor, matching oak cupboards, display cabinet, fitted bench seating with storage beneath. Decorative lighting, concealed radiator, 1 1/2 bowl enamelled sink with mixer tap, partially integrated dishwasher, 4 burner gas hob with cooker hood above and integral lighting. Zanussi oven/grill. Fully integrated low level fridge and low level freezer. Door to garden.
Study 2.74m x 1.78m (9' x 5'10")
Tiled floor, radiator, fitted desk unit, bookcase and storage.
Bedroom 2 3.23m x 3.05m (10'7" x 10'0")
Radiator, tiled floor, recessed cupboard with shelving.
Bedroom 3 3.00m x 2.97m (9'10" x 9'9")
Tiled floor, radiator, recessed wardrobe with shelving.
Low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, panelled bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, glazed shower screen, tiled surrounds, radiator, shaver point.
From the sitting room, stairs rise to
Landing/Sitting Area 4.24m x 2.67m (13'11" x 8'9")
Radiator. Airing cupboard housing foam insulated hot water cylinder. Eaves storage.
Principal Bedroom Suite
Bedroom 1 4.88m x 4.10m (16'0" x 13'5")
overall (of irregular shape). Vaulted ceiling, exposed beams and timbers. Fitted wardrobe, eaves storage.
Close coupled WC, corner wash hand basin, panelled bath with water jets, separate shower mixer unit, shower screen. Tiled surround and tiled floor. Vertical radiator/heated towel rail. Wall-mounted mirror.
Bedroom 4/Dressing Room 3.20m x 2.03m (10'6" x 6'8")
Garage 4.78m x 4.55m (15'8" x 14'11")
4 retractable doors to the front, double doors to the rear giving access to gravelled yard for the laying up of dinghies/boats. 2 garden sheds, loft storage.
As previously described.
Mains electricity, gas, water and drainage.
Chichester District Council, East Pallant House, ChichesterTel: 01243 785166 Council Tax Band: F
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