Guide price £2,500,000
West Mill can be found in an idyllic semi-rural setting, private and secluded yet conveniently positioned for access to both Portsmouth and Chichester. This charming detached period family home, a former mill cottage and lovingly extended by the current owners over the past few years, offers charming period accommodation of great character with numerous period features throughout including exposed ceiling timbers, flagstone flooring and open fireplaces. The accommodation benefits from three principal reception rooms. The sitting room is some 25ft in length and has a bright double aspect with wonderful views over the gardens. There is also a separate dining room with part wooden and exposed flagstone flooring, and a good size kitchen/breakfast room off which lies a double aspect family room and garden room again with superb views over the gardens towards Southmoor Nature Reserve and beyond. On the first floor there is a good size master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, three further bedrooms all affording excellent views, and a family bathroom. Adjoining the property there is an attached studio with cloakroom as well as a useful store room and utility room. The property is approached via double wooden gates leading to an area of ample parking for several vehicles and a detached double garage. Of particular note are the exquisite gardens of West Mill extending to approximately 1 acre and comprise of areas of neatly manicured lawn interspersed with clear streams which run around the boundary and through the gardens of the property providing a superb and unique backdrop. Double gates at the rear garden provide access to a slip way which can be used at high tide with direct access into Langstone Harbour. Langstone is a pretty hamlet clustered around the upper reaches of Emsworth Channel where the high street leads down to the water's edge with far reaching views. There are two public houses and a local sailing club in Langstone. Nearby Hayling Island is well known for its excellent sailing facilities including its Yacht Club and its ready access to the waters to The Solent and the Isle of Wight. There are further sailing clubs at Emsworth and Bosham. Whilst sailing is the predominant past time in the area, there are also golf courses at Hayling Island and Rowlands Castle and the rich countryside of the South Downs National Park to the north provides many opportunities. Goodwood, near Chichester, is internationally known for its horse racing, the Festival of Speed and the September Revival Meeting at its historic motor circuit. The A3M provides good vehicle access to London whilst the M27 provides access to Southampton and the west.
Covered Pitched Tiled Porch
With outside lighting. Front door to
Reception Hall 3.58m x 3.20m (11'9" x 10'6") Flagstone flooring throughout, exposed ceiling timber, radiator, stairs rise to first floor with storage cupboards below, 2 recessed glazed dresser units with cupboards below. Double doors provide access to the
Sitting Room 7.57m (not including 2 deep bay windows) x 4.55m Wooden floor throughout. A lovely double aspect room with fine views over the side and rear gardens. 2 deep bay windows with fitted window seats. Open fireplace with marble insert, carved wood surround and mantel, wall light points, door to
Dining Room 4.37m into recess x 4.27m Radiator, part flagstone floor and wooden flooring, brick open fireplace, wall light points, central exposed ceiling timber, glazed door to
Rear Porch 1.50m x 1.22m (4'11" x 4'0") Flagstone floor, door to rear garden, attractive period window.
Family Room 5.36m into bay x 4.06m Double aspect room with far reaching views towards the west and over the rear garden, glazed door to terrace, brick open fireplace flanked on one side by built-in bookshelves with a further range of built-in bookshelves, wall light points, radiator.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room 4.06m x 3.48m (13'4" x 11'5") Flagstone flooring throughout. The kitchen has part tiled walls and is equipped with a good range of matching wall and floor units comprising of cupboards and drawers. Worksurfaces incorporating double stainless steel sink with mixer tap and drainer, four ring gas hob with overhead extractor fan, Bosch integrated oven and grill, space and plumbing for dishwasher, downlighting, double doors provide access to the
Garden Room 5.44m x 4.52m (17'10" x 14'10") Tiled flooring throughout, glazed double doors to walled terrace and rear garden, radiator, door returns to family room, stable door to
Utility Room 3.84m x 3.07m (12'7" x 10'1") Flagstone flooring, door to front, radiator, plumbing for washing machine, wall mounted Glow-worm gas fired boiler.
Store/Workshop 4.10m x 3.35m (13'5" x 11') Stable door to front.
Studio 8.13m x 3.84m (26'8" x 12'7") Radiator, double glazed sliding patio doors to front.
Cloakroom Equipped with low level WC and butler sink.
- From reception hall stairs rise to
First Floor Landing Access to loft, built-in airing cupboard housing sealed hot water tank, further linen cupboard to side.
Master Bedroom 5.70m x 4.55m (18'8" x 14'11") Double aspect room with superb views over the rear gardens and towards the west with Portsmouth in the distance, wall light points, excellent range of built-in wardrobe cupboards, radiator.
En-Suite Shower Room Tiled floor and part tiled walls, equipped with hand basin with range of storage cupboards below, mixer tap, fitted mirror above, downlighting, radiator, fully tiled walk-in double shower cubicle with fitted shower unit, low level WC, chrome heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2 3.73m x 3.63m (12'3" x 11'11") Range of fitted wardrobe cupboards, radiator, wall light points, hand basin, views over the rear garden.
Bedroom 3 3.94m x 3.63m (12'11" x 11'11") Built-in wardrobe cupboards, fitted bookshelf, radiator, double aspect room with fine views.
Bedroom 4 3.96m x 3.76m (13' x 12'4") Built-in wardrobe cupboards, radiator, double aspect room.
Family Bathroom Part tongue-and-groove walls and equipped with pedestal hand basin, low level WC, bath with fitted shower unit, radiator, downlighting.
- West Mill is approached via double wooden gates leading to an area of ample parking for several vehicles.
Detached Garage 6.07m x 4.10m (19'11" x 13'5") With two sets of folding double doors. Rear pedestrian door, power and light.
- The front of the property has an area of lawn garden to side with brick and flint raised well-stocked flower beds, magnificent yew tree, timber garden shed and outside lighting. Lawned gardens sweep round to the side and rear of the property and are interspersed by brick retained clear running streams with wooden bridges through the garden and round the boundary including the former weir. There is a large entertaining terrace adjoining the back of the house and well stocked flower borders with a number of mature trees including medlar, pine and yew and neatly clipped hedging providing a wonderful, unique backdrop to this superb property.At the bottom of the garden there are double gates providing access down to a slipway which, at high tide, can be used for direct access into Langstone Harbour. The gardens also provide exceptional views towards Southmoor Nature Reserve and the skyline of Portsmouth to the west.
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