Situated in the most sought after private road in Itchenor within yards of breathtaking harbour walks and a mile of Itchenor Sailing Club. A light and versatile house of character surrounded by gardens and grounds of some 1.5 acres with far reaching views over neighbouring farmland This light and spacious house has great character and a highly versatile layout. Located at the very end of Spinney Lane in a sheltered position, it lies adjacent to a small copse with far reaching views over open farmland to the south. A spacious reception hall opens onto a south facing drawing room of over 28 ft in length with two sets of sealed unit double glazed doors opening onto the south facing terrace with its views of the adjacent farmland. To the south of the reception hall a well-proportioned dining room leads through to a large kitchen/breakfast/family room which is the focus of everyday living. A traditional farmhouse style kitchen has attractive ornamental brickwork and a good range of integrated appliances. The sitting area has two sets of doors opening south and west onto the terrace and garden. A study and snug provide additional reception rooms away from the main living areas, ideal for relaxing or working from home. The bedroom accommodation has a flexible layout including a well-appointed guest bedroom suite on the ground floor. This could be ideal for teenagers or older family members. On the first floor an impressive principle bedroom suite runs the entire width of the house looking south, with a Juliette balcony making the most of the views over the gardens to neighbouring fields. There is also a spacious bathroom en suite. Two further bedrooms are served by a well-appointed family bathroom. Outside Larkfield is set back from Spinney Lane behind post and rail fencing with a generous stone shingle driveway and parking area to the front of the property. This provides access to both the large garage and boathouse, each of which have double doors to their rear giving direct access to the gardens behind. The park-like gardens are beautifully maintained and have been designed for ease of maintenance. A south and west facing terrace is approached by way of doors from both the sitting room and the kitchen/breakfast/family room. This is enclosed by a decorative stone and brick wall with steps leading up to the sun deck affording further views of the farmland and towards the water and nearby visitor pontoon at Itchenor to the north. To the south neatly trimmed lawns have manageable borders planted with flowering shrubs, architectural plants and evergreen shrubs. The boundaries are screened by well-established firs and evergreen hedging to the western border and an impressive line of oak trees to the east. There are a number of trees including young silver birch, palm trees and firs. A semi-circular border to the south is planted with further architectural plants and shrubs whilst a central pergola covered archway leads to a further area of lawn. Beyond this lies a paddock enclosed by stock-proof fencing which has been recently bought from the neighbouring farmer in January 2019. In all approximately 1.5 acres. Location Larkfield is located in one of the most sought after private roads in Itchenor immediately adjacent to Chichester Harbour and within yards of lovely harbourside walks. This highly regarded harbourside village is renowned for its thriving Sailing Club and its well established sailing community. The village itself has a local village pub and a parish church whilst local shops can be found close by in the adjacent village of Birdham which provides a post office/store. Nearby Chichester Marina also has a chandlery and restaurant/bar. A wider range of shops can be found approximately 2 miles to the south in the village of East Wittering including a butcher, fishmonger and baking facilities. Itchenor also provides a seasonal ferry ride which gives access by foot and bicycle to Bosham. The blue flag beaches of West Wittering can be found approximately 4 miles to the south including the National Trust Reserve at East Head. Much of the surrounding countryside is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Salterns Way provides miles of enjoyable walks and cycling, leading from the beach to Chichester about 8 miles to the north. This historic cathedral city has comprehensive facilities and a wide range of recreational activities including Pallant House Gallery and the internationally acclaimed Festival Theatre. Nearby Goodwood is also a great attraction, providing a full horse racing calendar and playing host to the annual Festival of Speed and the September Revival meeting at its historic motor circuit.
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