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The Drive, Bosham, Chichester, PO18

Guide price £1,850,000

Sold

6 Beds 3 Baths 3 Receptions

REF: CHI180349

Bosham

PROPERTY FEATURES

  • Superb Harbour Views
  • Bosham Sailing Club 1/4 mile
  • 4,000 sq.ft. house with guest wing
  • 3 Reception Rooms
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms & 3 Cloakrooms
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room & Kitchenette
  • Utility Room & Store Rooms
  • Brick Set Courtyard Approach with ample parking & Integral Double Garage
  • Surrounding Gardens of approx. 1/2 an acre

THE PROPERTY

Set in the very heart of this popular sailing village, within half a mile of Bosham Sailing Club, with impressive views over Shore Road to the head of Bosham Channel. An extensive chalet-style house with garaging set in gardens of about half an acre. Rithe End occupies a splendid position in Old Bosham on a private road with far-reaching views over Shore Road to the head of Bosham Channel and the surrounding village landscape. The original house is believed to have been built in the 1930's and has been in the continuous ownership of the present owner's family since then. All the main rooms of the house take full advantage of the impressive harbour views and the accommodation has a highly adaptable layout allowing the house to be used as a three bedroom property with first floor flat above, or a five bedroom house with three bathrooms including the first floor flat. In 2010 the present owners obtained planning permission to build an extension on the eastern side of the property. This includes a triple aspect sitting/dining room of some 26' length, two bedrooms, well-appointed en-suite bathroom and cloakroom. Please note that the extension was consented for purposes ancillary to the residential use of the main house and is not allowed to be occupied as a separate dwelling or annexe for dependent relatives or similar persons. The brick-set courtyard approach to the house provides ample casual parking and access to its integrated double garage with remote controlled up and over door. The surrounding gardens amount to some half an acre and are designed for ease of maintenance, laid principally to lawn with well-established shrubs and hedged boundaries. The property also owns a triangle of lawn lying between The Drive and Shore Road. Bosham is perhaps the prettiest of the villages on Chichester Harbour and one of the premier centres for sailing on the south coast with a ready supply of moorings and a thriving sailing club which hosts one of the largest fleets of classic day boats in the country. The village has a fascinating history with the chancel of its Saxon church featuring in the Bayeux tapestry and also having a claim to being the location where King Canute tried to hold back the rising tide. The village has an active local community with a primary school, two pubs and a very popular hotel/restaurant, tea rooms and an arts and crafts centre. A little further to the north there is a well-stocked farm shop, sub-post office and medical centre. Sailing is the premier pastime in the immediate area but other recreational activities are well catered for. There are a number of golf courses, wind surfing and bathing from the beaches at the Witterings and the South Downs National Park provides 1000's of acres of riding and walking countryside. Goodwood is perhaps best known for its race course, but also provides a country club and has become increasingly well known for its annual Festival of Speed and the Revival of its historic motor circuit. Chichester city centre is particularly well known for its cultural activities centred around the 12th Century cathedral, together with the internationally known Festival Theatre and Pallant House Gallery. The A27 provides good vehicle access to various centres along the south coast including Brighton, Worthing and Portsmouth. Bosham village also has its own railway halt, providing a connection to either Chichester or Havant both of which provide regular services to London Victoria and Waterloo respectively.

Main House

Entrance Hall Stairs rising to first floor. 2 storage heaters. Airing cupboard housing foam-insulated hot water cylinder with slatted shelving.

Cloakroom Low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, tiled surround, shaver point.

Sitting Room 5.80m x 5.74m (19'0" x 18'10") With views to Shore Road and the head of Bosham Channel. Fireplace with mantelpiece and tiled reveals. 3 storage heaters. Fitted bookcase, sealed unit double glazed door to front garden.

Dining Room 3.35m x 3.30m (11' x 10'10") Storage heater, sealed unit double glazing. Serving hatch with cupboards.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room 3.56m x 3.48m (11'8" x 11'5") (11'5 x 14'10 into recess). With a range of matching cupboards and drawers, roll top worksurfaces, stainless steel sink and drainer, Ceran electric hob, oven/grill. Electric storage heater, larder with tiled cold shelf.

Back Porch Door to courtyard and approach. Back door to garden.

Gardeners WC

Utility Room 2.44m x 1.57m (8'0" x 5'2") Circuit breakers, electricity meters, wash hand basin plus plumbing for washing machine.

Store Room 3.50m x 2.30m (11'6" x 7'7") With access to integral garage.

Bedroom 1 4.27m x 4.22m (14'0" x 13'10") With views over the head of Bosham Channel, a good range of wardrobes and high level cupboards, fitted matching dressing table. Storage heater.

Bedroom 2 4.27m x 4.22m (14'0" x 13'10") With views to the head of Bosham Channel, recessed wardrobe, storage heater.

Bedroom 5 2.90m x 2.24m (9'6" x 7'4") Excluding wardrobes. Fitted wardrobes with drawers, storage heater.

Bathroom White suite comprising close couple WC, wash hand basin set in vanity surface, matching low and eye level cupboards. Lighting pelmet, mirror. Panelled bath with mixer tap and shower attachment. Tiled surrounds, large wall-mounted mirror, storage heater.

- From the entrance hall, stairs rising to

First Floor Landing Storage heater. Large walk-in airing cupboard with jacketed hot water cylinder and shelving.

Walk-In Store Room 2.26m x 1.14m (7'5" x 3'9") With access to eaves storage space and header hatch.

Bedroom 4 3.66m x 3.50m (12'0" x 11'6") (to include dormer). Reducing to 12' x 8' excluding wardrobes. Storage heater, views over Shore Road to the head of Bosham Channel. Fitted wardrobes and cupboards.

Bathroom Coloured suite comprising close couple WC, pedestal wash hand basin, panelled bath, tiled surrounds.

Sitting Room/Bedroom 3 4.75m x 4.20m (15'7" x 13'9") reducing to 15'7 x 10'6 (7' into dormer). Dormer window with harbour views, storage heater, eaves storage.

Kitchenette 4.37m x 2.50m (14'4" x 8'2") into dormer. (reducing to 14'4 x 4'9) Stainless steel sink and drainer. Matching cupboards and roll top worksurfaces. Power point for electric cooker.

Ground Floor Annexe

Entrance Hall

Sitting/Dining Room 7.92m x 7.54m (26' x 24'9") overall. A triple aspect room with views along the driveway to the head of Bosham Channel and Shore Road. 2 sealed unit double glazed doors to terrace and garden. Fireplace with mantelpiece and fitted gas fire. Hatch with ladder to

Large Roof Space 12.98m x 4.17m (42'7" x 13'8") Fully boarded with downlighters.

Hallway

Kitchen 3.66m x 2.44m (12'0" x 8'0") A good range of white units with black granite worksurfaces and returns. Black tiled floor. Integrated appliances including ceramic hob with cooker hood, double oven/grill. Integrated dishwasher, integrated fridge/freezer, concealed washing machine.

Bedroom 6 4.65m x 3.73m (15'3" x 12'3") including wardrobes. With fitted wardrobes.

En-Suite Bathroom Close couple WC, wash hand basin in vanity unit with cupboard beneath. Panelled bath, shower cabinet, fully tiled walls and floor.

Bedroom 7 3.73m x 3.66m (12'3" x 12'0") to include wardrobes.

Cloakroom Close couple WC, pedestal wash hand basin, fully tiled walls.

Boiler Room Housing Worcester gas-fired boiler and circuit breakers.

Airing Cupboard housing gaskets for underfloor heating.

Outside Brick paved courtyard providing ample casual parking.

Integral Garage 6.10m x 5.18m (20'0" x 17') With remote controlled up and over door, light and power.

Gardens As previously described.

Services All mains services are connected to the property. Electric storage heating in the main house. Gas-fired underfloor heating in the annexe.

Local Authority Chichester District Council, East Pallant House, ChichesterTel: 01243 785166 Council Tax Band: G