Guide price £1,650,000
A particularly spacious and superbly presented detached family home, set in 4 acres of stunning park-like gardens and grounds, in an exclusive location less than a mile from Itchenor Sailing Club and Hard and enjoying a delightfully secluded position in this much favoured sailing village. Surrounded by its park-like gardens and grounds of some 4 acres, Greenleas backs on to open farmland with public footpaths on the perimeter, leading to Spinney Lane and Chichester Harbour. The property therefore enjoys distant views of the harbour and the South Downs to the north from many of its first floor bedrooms. This is a large detached house of some 3,400 sq.ft. set well back within its extensive grounds which provide an excellent degree of privacy. The accommodation is particularly well proportioned with an adaptable layout. Four light and spacious reception rooms include a triple aspect sitting room, dining room, study and conservatory with far-reaching views across the surrounding grounds to open farmland beyond. The kitchen/breakfast room has been recently refitted with a good range of matching units and integrated appliances. A large utility room of over 18' in length lies beyond and this has direct access to the gardens and the neighbouring integral double garage. It is felt that this area could be adapted to create a much larger kitchen/family room if desired. On the first floor, the generous bedroom accommodation provides up to six bedrooms including a principal triple-aspect suite. The layout of the first floor allows bedrooms five and six to be used as a self-contained annexe if required with its own shower room and independent access by way of an external staircase. This arrangement would be ideal for guests, extended family members or for use as a home and income opportunity. Outside Greenleas is approached by way of a 5-bar gate opening on to a sweeping 125m long driveway which leads to a circular turn around in front of the house providing access to the integral double garage. The front driveway is flanked by beautifully kept level lawns of an acre planted with mature chestnut trees and bordered by well-established laurel hedges which provide a high degree of privacy with a south-westerly aspect. Doors from the conservatory provide access on to a sheltered terrace which enjoys lovely views over the gardens to the neighbouring farmland and the South Downs in the distance. There is also a second access point from Itchenor Road to Greenleas via Glebefield Lane, a footpath which gives access to the property via a right of way at all times and for all purposes. Further park-like grounds lie to the north of the house and are framed by ancient oak trees. This area also benefits from a planning consent for a replacement pony stable and a license for the landing of a helicopter for up to 28 days per annum. Planning A further additional benefit of the property is an established, substantial planning consent for the replacement of the existing house with a classically styled country house of some 7,600 sq.ft. in total including a main house, large guest lodge and a detached triple garage. It is rare to find a planning consent of this nature in a unique and exclusive location which enjoys a delightfully secluded position in this sought-after sailing village. Further comprehensive information relating to planning consents are available on request from the owner's sole agents. The Location The highly regarded harbour-side village of Itchenor is renowned for its sailing with 24 hour launching facilities, a popular sailing club with Listed club house and many moorings subject to availability. The village has a well-established community with a small church and public house with restaurant area. A short ferry ride provides seasonal foot and bicycle access to Bosham and by arrangement operates as a water taxi to boats moored in the Itchenor Reach. The historic cathedral city of Chichester is some 7 miles to the north with a lively hub of shopping amenities and commerce. There is a comprehensive range of social and recreational facilities including a multi-screen cinema, sports centres with swimming pools and a fine selection of restaurants, public houses, wine bars and bistros. In addition, there is the award winning Pallant House Gallery and internationally acclaimed Festival Theatre. Sporting activities in the area are numerous including regular horse racing at both Goodwood and Fontwell Park, polo at Cowdray Park, the Goodwood Festival of Speed and Revival events for motor enthusiasts, golf at nearby Rowlands Castle and Goodwood, sailing at Chichester Harbour and on the adjacent waters of The Solent. The South Downs National Park to the north is ideal for walking and riding over many miles of bridle paths and footpaths. Further places of interest in the area include the Weald & Downland Open Air Museum, West Dean College & Gardens, Fishbourne Roman Palace, Tangmere Military Aviation Museum and the historic houses of Goodwood and Petworth.
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