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Woodmancote Lane, Woodmancote, Chichester West Sussex, PO10


4 Beds 3 Baths 3 Receptions

REF: CHI190169



  • Unique, Contemporary House
  • Easy Reach of Both Chichester and Emsworth
  • Vaulted Dining Area Overlooked by a Galleried Landing
  • Sitting Room of nearly 30 ft in length
  • Vaulted Family Room of some 35ft in length
  • Principal Bedroom Suite with Vaulted Ceiling and Juliet Balcony
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Lightly Wooded Gardens Include
  • Integral Double Garage and Ample Parking


A unique contemporary house with an exceptionally light and spacious interior, set in lightly wooded surroundings within easy reach of both Chichester and Emsworth. Arun Ghar is an impressive contemporary house especially designed and built for its first owner in the early 1990's. The imaginative design creates a highly adaptable home which makes skilful use of dramatic vaulted ceilings, galleries and impressive glazed gable ends with large picture windows creating an exceptional feeling of light and space. The generous reception hall opens directly onto an impressive vaulted dining area overlooked by a galleried landing with vaulted ceiling above lit by skylights. From here bi-folding doors open south onto a terrace and lightly wooded gardens beyond. The sitting room is nearly 30 ft in length with solid ash floor and large picture windows with two sets of sliding doors opening onto the terrace and gardens. The kitchen/breakfast room provides an informal area for everyday family living and eating with further doors onto the gardens and terrace, whilst the sleek contemporary style kitchen has a good range of integrated appliances. The integral double garage is accessed directly from the reception hall whilst a small inner hall leads to the study with an adjacent shower room allowing this area to be used as a ground floor bedroom suite if required. On the first floor an attractive spiral staircase leads to a vaulted galleried landing lit by skylights and overlooking the dining area. The width of the landing is such that this could be used as an informal sitting area if desired. West of the landing lies an impressive vaulted family room of some 35 ft in length with glazed gable end and double doors opening onto a Juliet balcony with views over the garden. Bi-folding doors open onto an adjacent room currently arranged as a gym but which could also be used as a third first floor bedroom. The principal bedroom suite has a dramatic vaulted ceiling and double glazed doors open onto a Juliet balcony with southerly views over the garden. This bedroom is served by a well-appointed bathroom en suite whilst the second bedroom, also vaulted, is served by the adjacent family bathroom. Outside A generous gravelled approach provides plenty of casual parking to the north of the house and is bordered by easily maintained lawns with evergreen shrubs. Doors from all the main reception rooms open onto a south facing paved terrace running the width of the house and arranged on two levels. This leads to a further west facing terrace with low level lighting and beyond this lies a decked sitting area in lightly wooded garden to the south which has been planted with bamboo and palms. A variety of evergreen shrubs, palms and firs are also planted around the central lawn which has an ornamental pond. Location The hamlet of Woodmancote lies between Chichester and Emsworth in rural, lightly wooded surroundings. Woodmancote itself has a popular local village pub and is within easy reach of the A27 and the surrounding villages of Southbourne, Westbourne and West Ashling. The cathedral city of Chichester lies some 7 miles to the east and offers an excellent range of shops, cafes and restaurants within its pedestrianised centre. To the west the pretty market town of Emsworth is some 3.5 miles away lying on the northern reaches of Chichester Harbour. This vibrant town also has a good selection of local shops, restaurants and two sailing clubs. Both Chichester and Emsworth have mainline stations providing services to London Victoria in about 1 hour 45 minutes and London Waterloo in about 1 hour and 25 minutes respectively. This area of the south coast and particularly Chichester Harbour provides some of the most popular sailing facilities in the country within easy reach of London. Whilst to the north, the South Downs National Park is criss-crossed with miles of footpaths and bridle paths ideal for horse riding, mountain biking and walking. There are numerous golf courses in the area and to the north east Goodwood is famous for its horse racing, annual Festival of Speed and the Revival at its historic motor circuit. The beaches of the Witterings are popular with many families and offer a variety of attractions for beach sports including windsurfing, landboarding and kitesurfing.

Reception Hall 7.50m x 3.96m (24'7" x 13')
feature spiral staircase to vaulted galleried landing above. Vaulted dining area with skylights and bi-folding doors onto south facing terraces and garden. Two vertical radiators, tiled floor, access to integral garage and access to bedroom wing/study.

Sitting Room 9.00m x 5.08m (29'6" x 16'8")
Hardwood floor, matching display cases, attractive contemporary fireplace with raised hearth and log effect gas fire, two vertical radiators, sealed unit double glazed picture windows with two sets of sliding doors to terrace and garden.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room 7.14m x 5.00m (23'5" x 16'5")
tiled floor, sealed unit double glazed sliding doors to terrace and garden, two vertical radiators, sealed unit double glazed side door, an excellent range of matching cupboards and drawers, fitted worksurfaces and matching returns with concealed lighting. Stainless steel sink and double drainer with mixer tap. Neff integrated dishwasher, eye-level microwave with fan assisted oven/grill beneath, breakfast bar set in peninsular unit with ceramic hob and cooker hood above, concealed Viessmann gas fired boiler in wall mounted cupboard.

Inner Hall
Coats cupboard.

Bedroom 4/Study 4.98m x 3.05m (16'4" x 10'0")
Matching fitted wardrobes with shelving and drawers. Radiator.

Shower Room
close coupled WC, wash hand basin in polished stone vanity surface, cupboards beneath, large wall mounted mirror, shower cabinet with hand held spray and body jets, vertical radiator/heated towel rail, tiled walls and floor, low level cupboard concealing recess and plumbing for washing machine, shaver point.

Integral Garage 5.08m x 4.88m (16'8" x 16'0")
up and over door, light and power, circuit breakers.

First floor galleried landing with skylights. Gallery looking down over the dining area. Central stairwell and spiral staircase. Eaves storage.

Vaulted Studio/Sitting Room with Home Office Area 10.80m x 5.08m (35'5" x 16'8")
sitting area with Juliet balcony and double doors looking out over the garden to the south, two radiators, vaulted ceiling with skylights, bi-folding doors to

Studio/Bedroom 3 5.05m x 3.23m (16'7" x 10'7")
Radiator. Deep fitted cupboard.

Inner Landing
Leading to

Principal Bedroom Suite

Bedroom 1 5.08m x 4.27m (16'8" x 14'0")
vaulted ceiling, sealed unit double glazed doors to Juliet balcony looking south over the garden, an excellent range of fitted wardrobes, two vertical radiators.

Bathroom En Suite
close coupled WC with concealed cistern, free standing wash hand basin in tiled vanity surface with storage beneath and display areas to either side, panelled bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, fully tiled walls and floor, vertical radiator/heated towel rail.

Bedroom 2 5.08m x 4.45m (16'8" x 14'7")
vaulted ceiling, radiator, fitted wardrobes and airing cupboard housing unvented hot water cylinder, matching mirrored doors.

Family Bathroom
close coupled WC with concealed cistern, wash hand basin set in vanity surface with cupboard beneath, large wall mounted mirror, panelled bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, shower screen, vertical radiator/heated towel rail, fully tiled walls and floor.

as previously described.