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Sidlesham Lane, Birdham, West Sussex, PO20

Guide price £675,000

4 Beds 2 Baths 3 Receptions

REF: CHI190138

Birdham

PROPERTY FEATURES

  • Attractive period cottage
  • Within 3 miles of Chichester Marina
  • Mature gardens with rural views
  • Timber Built Garage and ample parking
  • Garden Room/Dining Room with views overlooking the garden
  • Study
  • Sitting Room
  • Ground floor bedroom with en suite shower room
  • 3 further bedrooms
  • Short distance from West Wittering

THE PROPERTY

An attractive period cottage, skillfully extended creating an appealing blend of traditional and contemporary styles, surrounded by mature gardens within 3 miles of Chichester Marina. In a rural location surrounded by open farmland and yet within 3 miles of Birdham Pool, Chichester Marina and the National Trust Reserve of East Head. A picturesque period cottage which has been cleverly extended to provide highly adaptable accommodation with a skilful blend of both traditional and contemporary styles. The original building has all the character one might expect with an open fireplace, exposed timbers and beams, whilst the later extension provides an impressive garden room of some 20 ft in length with glazed roof and views of the surrounding mature gardens and neighbouring countryside. Also useful as an informal dining area, it lies adjacent to the kitchen which is fitted with matching white units, granite worksurfaces and a two oven Aga set in an attractive chimney breast recess. A ground floor bedroom suite is ideal for guests as it is approached from the garden room without having to come into the main body of the house. The surrounding gardens are of a good size. Double gates open onto a generous casual parking and turning area with automatic lighting and a timber built garage is located to one side. A trellis screened paved terrace is arranged to the western side of the cottage with a paved pathway leading to a further terrace to the east. The gardens are laid mainly to lawn with a border supporting a wide variety of colourful spring bulbs, roses, traditional shrubs and perennials. Areas of the garden are lightly wooded with silver birch and oak. Brick piers flank a pergola covered entrance to a brick set sunken garden. There is also a useful range of garden stores. This is a popular area with Chichester Harbour being well known to sailors and clubs at Chichester Marina, Birdham Pool and Itchenor all within easy travelling distance. Nearby West Wittering is also a popular destination for both bathers and windsurfers and is well known for its sandy beaches and the Natural Trust Reserve of East Head. The surrounding area provides plenty of other recreational activities including a number of golf courses, horse racing from both Goodwood and Fontwell, the annual Festival of Speed at Goodwood and riding, walking and mountain biking on the South Downs countryside. The village of Birdham has a local shop/post office about a mile distant and East Wittering has a further range of local shops which provides for most everyday needs.

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Double gates open onto a driveway and casual parking area with lighting. This provides parking for up to 6 vehicles with a timber-built garage to one side. The cottage is approached by way of a trellis screened terrace leading to

Kitchen 3.66m x 2.67m (12'0" x 8'9")
average (of irregular shape). Fitted with a good range of floor mounted cupboards and concealed drawers, double bowl Butler's sink with mixer tap, granite worksurfaces, oil fired 2-oven Aga, 2-plate electric hob, attractive tiled surrounds, radiator, concealed dishwasher and concealed fridge/freezer.

Garden Room/Dining Room 6.2m average x 4.27m
with chequered tiled floor, radiator, 2 wall light points, recessed downlighters, double doors onto terrace, extractor fans, wooden worksurface with cupboards beneath concealing washing machine, Butler's sink to one side.

Study 4.27m x 3.96m (14'0" x 13')
Attractive exposed beams with low voltage spotlights, built-in bookshelves, radiator, telephone point. Original front door leading to

Former Entrance Porch 1.78m x 1.70m (5'10" x 5'7")
now fitted with wall-mounted shelves and providing useful storage space.

Sitting Room 6.10m x 4.27m (20'0" x 14'0")
An L-shaped room 14' x 9'5 (4.27m x 2.87m) plus 10'6 x 10' (3.2m x 3.05m). Wood strip floor, exposed beams with low voltage spotlights, open fireplace with Jetmaster style grate, 3 radiators, TV point, partially glazed double doors opening onto terrace and mature gardens.

Lobby
Radiator, wall-mounted wash hand basin with mixer tap.

Cloakroom
with close coupled WC, radiator.

Guest Suite/Bedroom 4
Approached by way of the Garden Room/Dining Room.

Lobby
with cloaks hanging area, laminate floor, recessed cupboard (formerly wardrobe).

Bedroom 4 3.70m x 2.31m (12'2" x 7'7")
with attractive tongue and groove style panelling, exposed ceiling beam with uplighter, laminate floor, radiator, shelved cupboard.

Shower Room En-Suite
White suite comprising close coupled WC, pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap and wall-mounted mirror, wall light/shaver point, shower cabinet with folding doors, Mira mixer unit, tiled surround, radiator, deep cupboard housing Worcester oil-fired boiler and foam insulated hot water cylinder, extractor fan.

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Stairs rising to First Floor

Landing
Radiator, telephone point.

Bedroom 1 4.34m x 2.64m (14'3" x 8'8")
3 wall light points, radiator, telephone point, fitted display shelves, recessed wardrobe.

Bedroom 2 3.05m x 2.84m (10'0" x 9'4")
(excluding wardrobe). Radiator, 2 wall light points, dressing mirror, recessed wardrobe, shelved cupboard to one side.

Bedroom 3 2.87m x 2.60m (9'5" x 8'6")
to include fitted wardrobes. Radiator, fitted wardrobe with high level storage above.

Bathroom
White suite comprising close coupled WC, pedestal wash hand basin, panelled bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, Mira shower unit with screen, 2 wall light points, mirrored medicine cabinet, shaver point, radiator.

OUTSIDE

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The White Cottage is surrounded by well established, mature gardens adjoining open farmland and views can be had from various points over the surrounding fields to the South Downs and Goodwood in the distance. Double gates open onto a generous gravelled parking and turning area with lighting.

Timber Built Garage 5.80m x 2.90m (19'0" x 9'6")
located to one side. Oil tank.

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A trellis screened paved terrace is arranged to the western side of the cottage with a paved pathway leading to a further terrace to the east. The gardens are laid mainly to lawn with border supporting a variety of colourful spring bulbs, roses, traditional shrubs and perennials. Areas of the garden are lightly wooded with silver birch and oak. Brick piers flank a pergola covered entrance to a brick set sunken garden.

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There is a useful range of garden stores including a

Timber Built Store Room 4.27m x 2.18m (14'0" x 7'2")
Light and power. Ideal for mountain bikes, boating equipment etc. Log store.

Services
Oil fired central heating, private drainage with treatment plant, mains water and electricity.

Local Authority
Chichester District Council, East Pallant, Chichester. Tel. 01243 785166Council Tax band: E