Guide price £1,475,000
A picturesque former farm cottage with origins in the late Georgian period, within the conservation area of Mill Hamlet, directly adjoining Pagham Harbour Nature Reserve, with lovely marine views over the northern reaches of the harbour. The period facade, with an 1810 date stone belies the interior, which has been completely remodelled and now provides exceptionally stylish modern accommodation with a very flexible and adaptable layout, perfect as a full time home or ideal as a weekend retreat. The adaptable accommodation includes a magnificent first floor sitting room with breath-taking panoramic views over the nature reserve and Pagham Harbour itself. The interior has been designed with great flare and style, with top hung sliding oak doors, engineered oak walls in the kitchen and lime wash decoration elsewhere. The office/study and summer snug could both be used as additional bedrooms 4 and 5 if required, and the roof terrace with additional sedum roof provides unparalleled views. Larch cladding externally, and internal herb window box and boardwalk garden feature are just a few of the stylish touches created by the vendor. Properties are very rarely available in Mill Hamlet, described by Ian Nairn in the Sussex Edition of the Buildings of England as "like a miniature Bosham". The quay was once a busy port loading ships bound for France during the Napoleonic Wars. As the channel silted up activity gradually declined. Now this area of the harbour is a beautifully tranquil Nature Reserve famed for its wide variety of water birds including Wimbrill and Greenshank amongst others. The local pub The Crab and Lobster has a very successful restaurant and there is a garage on the main road with local shopping facilities. The coastal town of Selsey a few miles to the south provides more local shopping whilst the cathedral city of Chichester provides a good range of shops and restaurants arranged partly within its' pedestrianised centre. Chichester is also home to the internationally known Festival Theatre and the Pallant House Gallery. Sailing and beach sports are the predominant pastimes in the area with a choice of sailing clubs nearby, most notably at Bosham, Itchenor and the nearest being Chichester Marina. The nearest beach can be found at Church Norton and along with the beaches of East and West Wittering are suitable for bathers, windsurfers and more recently kite surfers and land-boarding. To the north the South Down National Park provides beautiful countryside with many opportunities for walking, riding and mountain biking. Goodwood is a significant attraction with its internationally known racecourse and more recently it has become host to the annual Festival of Speed and the September Revival at its historic motor circuit. There is also a private air field for the use of light aircraft. Communications are good with mainline stations at both Chichester and Havant providing services to London Victoria and Waterloo respectively. The A27 provides good vehicle access to various towns and cities along the South Coast and this joins with the A3 to provide vehicle access to London which has been significantly improved by the opening of the Hindhead tunnel.
Wide front door opening to
Entrance Hall Double glazed window, parquet flooring, low voltage down lighting. Solid oak thumb latch door to
Reading Room/Library A lovely winter snug with wood burning stove, parquet flooring and library bookshelf. Two period style radiators, plantation shutters and door to garden.
Inner Hall With designer radiator, lime wash walls and under stairs storage cupboard. Doors to
Kitchen/Breakfast Room A fabulous room, facing south east, with corner sliding doors opening to a lovely patio and garden. Leicht handleless kitchen units based around a central workstation, with inset sink unit, boiling and filtered water tap, Siemens induction hob with integrated extractor fan and ample prep area. Natural wall treatments including horizontal wide board pine, internal herb box and lime wash. Radiator, low voltage downlighters and top hung engineered oak door opening to
Summer Snug Wood burning stove, television point and casement door to garden. Engineered oak walls.
Downstairs Shower/Wet Room Low level WC, wet room deluge, wash basin and tiled walls. Attractive fan, shaver point and ladder radiator/heated towel rail.
Study With designer fitted desk furniture, laminate parquet flooring, and range of book shelving. Radiator, telephone point and plantation shutters.
Utility Room Double and single cupboards, housing Potterton gas boiler and hot water tank. Corian worktop with single drainer sink unit with mixer tap. Radiator and plumbing for washing machine.
- One of two staircases leads from the hall (the other from the reading room) to wonderful first floor
Sitting Room with the most glorious south and east water views across the nature reserve and Pagham Harbour. Engineered oak flooring, wood burning stove, exposed period brick walls and two radiators. Television point. Door to
Balcony South east facing with safety rail and uplighters and views to Sidlesham Quay and Pagham Harbour. Top hung sliding door to
Landing With staircase down to Reading Room, and doors to Bedroom 1. Superb water views over Pagham Harbour, door to the balcony, engineered oak flooring, radiator and walk through wardrobe with shelving and hanging rails.
Jack and Jill En-Suite Shower Room Designed as a wet room, large chrome deluge and body jets, low level WC and circular stone wash basin on oak worktop. Heated towel rail, ladder radiator, tiled floor.
Bedroom 2 A lovely west facing double, double and single wardrobes, double aspects, radiator, Television point.
Bedroom 3 Original strip pine floor, double wardrobe, part panelled walls and plantation shutters. 2 radiators and northerly views to the South Downs.
Bathroom Designer suite comprising free standing egg bath, with mixer tap and shower attachment. Wash basin with mixer taps, low level WC. Engineered oak flooring with underfloor heating, plantation shutters and part oak clad walls. Chrome heated towel rail, underfloor heating.
- From the landing carpeted staircase with mechanical skylight to roof terrace with bench seating and facing south east with absolutely beautiful and stunning marine views across Pagham Harbour and Sidlesham Quay. Part sedum, uplighting and safety rail.
Garden Completely redesigned and landscaped to create a lovely south facing beach garden, with various sitting areas including patio/dining area with outside kitchen, superb boardwalk footpath and deep lawn. Central illuminated deck with hot tub, bench seats and larch planters. Double gates providing off road parking. There is a range of storage sheds, and adjacent to the reading room is an alfresco eating area with planters, prep area and outside sink unit. Outside tap, low flint walls and gate leading to traditional English country front garden with flint front wall and gate to the front door.
Services Mains electricity, gas, water and drainage.
Local Authority Chichester District Council, East Pallant House, Chichester Tel: 01243 785166 Council Tax Band: G
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