Guide price £695,000
An opportunity to acquire a delightful period Listed building in the heart of the Emsworth conservation area and within 120 yards of the Harbour. Change of use will be required for conversion to residential and some modernisation and redesigning will be required to create a delightful sailors home in this most popular of villages. Internally the property has huge character, with extensive oak beams throughout and with open fireplaces and some flagstone floors. It is believed to date from around the time of the Stuart Restoration, in the reign of King Charles II, and was originally a fishermans and smugglers pub. Later it became a sweet shop and finally home to a successful estate agency. Outside there is a delightful courtyard garden and an outbuilding (somewhat dilapidated) which leads to a delightful and secluded southerly facing garden. Following the owners retirement the property is now for sale and would make an ideal weekend or full time home subject to change of use. South Street is a bustling harbour-side street, which runs down to the harbour edge and foreshore. This pretty harbour-side town on the boundary of Hampshire and Sussex is extremely popular and it is not hard to see why. It has retained a good collection of local shops, pretty pubs and noteworthy restaurants including 36 On The Quay and Fat Olives. Emsworth Slipper Sailing club is at the end of the road, and the town still retains a small fishing fleet. Despite its idyllic setting Emsworth is extremely accessible with good rail and road links to London, Havant Station providing a mainline service to Waterloo in 1 hours 25 minutes. Gunwharf Quays and the old city of Portsmouth are only 10 miles away and the cathedral city of Chichester lies 9 miles to the east. Sailing is the predominant past time on Chichester Harbour whilst the countryside to the north has been designated as The South Downs National Park.
Front door opening to
Entrance Hall Panelled walls and internal door to
Front Office With brick fireplace and oak bresummer, twin arches to either side, exposed beams and night storage heater.
Office 2 Original fireplace with brick surround, exposed beam, night storage heater.
Rear Hall With original cathedral quality York stone flooring, exposed beams and door to
Rear Office Further period features, exposed beams and some stone flooring.
Utility/Kitchenette With single drainer stainless steel sink unit, night storage heater and sliding door to
Downstairs Cloakroom Low level WC, exposed beams and extractor fan.
- From the rear hall, staircase to
First Floor Landing Very deep storage cupboard and doors to
Bedroom Part exposed brick chimney breast, exposed beams and storage cupboard.
Bedroom Victorian fireplace, storage cupboard adjacent, corner understairs storage cupboard.
Bedroom Views across the gardens to Emsworth Harbour, brick floor and bookshelving, exposed beams.
- On first floor staircase to
Loft Room Dormer window and exposed beams.
Outside There is a delightful south facing walled courtyard with York stone or brick paving, and with brick path to a front gate leading onto South Street. There is a doorway to an outbuilding with York stone floor, somewhat dilapidated, which backs onto the rear office. Door to south facing walled garden with small brick outbuilding and mature bay tree.
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