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Smugglers Lane, Bosham, Chichester, PO18

Guide price £1,750,000

4 Beds 3 Baths 3 Receptions

REF: CHI220188



  • Within half a mile of the Itchenor/Bosham Ferry and just over 2 miles from Bosham Sailing Club
  • Stunning contemporary house of style and character
  • Located in a popular tree lined rural lane adjoining open farmland and close to the upper reaches of Bosham Channel
  • Vaulted Reception Hall, Cloak/Shower Room & Vaulted Family Room
  • Sitting Room, Kitchen with Glazed Garden Room/Dining Room & Utility Room
  • 4 Bedrooms including Principal Suite with Dressing Room, Shower Room and Bedroom
  • 3 Further Bedrooms & Family Bathroom
  • Landscaped Approach with Remote Controlled Gate and Decorative Lighting
  • Detached Double Garage, Sheltered Granite Flagged Courtyard & Landscaped Garden
  • Decking & Garden Studio/Gym/Home Office


The Property Originally built in the 1980's, Midships has been comprehensively refurbished and redesigned by the present owners creating a stylish family home with unique design features in this highly desirable location close to Chichester Harbour. A dramatic vaulted reception hall has a granite flagged floor to its entrance and full height windows ensuring plenty of natural light. A sealed unit double glazed door open onto a sheltered courtyard sitting area which is also granite flagged with decorative lighting. The vaulted family room lies immediately to the right and is over 20 ft in length with feature vertical windows looking out over the landscaped approach and gardens to the front of the property. The sitting room is another well-proportioned reception room of similar length with a handsome oak floor, fireplace with wood burner and bi-folding doors opening onto the terrace and garden. The kitchen/family room runs along the back of the house and has a breath-taking glass garden/dining room with an almost frameless structure affording fabulous views of the garden and seamless access to the terrace. The kitchen has an excellent range of matching fitted units with Corian worksurfaces and integrated appliances. The adjacent utility room keeps the white goods comfortably away from the family living areas. An attractive turned staircase with fitted bookcases and half-landing lit by a large window rises to the first floor. The principal bedroom suite is arranged over both first and second floors including a generous dressing room/sitting room of some 21 ft in length with en-suite shower and extensive fitted wardrobes. Stairs then rise to the principal bedroom itself with Velux skylight balcony affording impressive views over the nearby open farmland and on to Goodwood. Three further bedrooms are served by a well-appointed family bathroom. A remote controlled sliding gate provides access to the landscaped approach with white stone shingled parking areas. Matching planters screen a south facing terrace and evergreen hedging encloses two raised vegetable beds. Surrounding borders are planted with architectural grasses and ferns with automatic irrigation and decorative lighting systems (both front and back). A generous double garage has a remote controlled roller door, car charging point and useful loft storage area with ladder. Doors from both the sitting room and glass dining room open onto the terrace which runs the width of the house and looks over a neat area of landscaped lawn flanked with architectural grasses and silver birch. A paved walkway leads to a contemporary styled garden studio at the end of the garden with living roof and both bi-folding and sliding doors onto the surrounding deck, part of which is pergola covered with decorative lighting. This is an ideal area for those wishing to work from home or needing an additional recreation area or gym. It has underfloor heating, recessed downlighters and power. An adjacent garden store provides useful additional secure storage space. Midships lies in this tree-lined lane in rural surroundings with farmland to the north and within half a mile of the Itchenor/Bosham ferry. About a mile distant lies the harbourside village of Old Bosham, perhaps one of the most famous villages on Chichester Harbour. Well known for its' picturesque nature, it provides a small selection of local shops, arranged around an historic High Street, complete with ancient Saxon church, Quay Meadow and Bosham Sailing Club. To the north in Delling Lane, there is a post office/farm shop and in what has become known as New Bosham, a further small selection of shops and railway halt. This provides services running to London Victoria via Chichester or London Waterloo via Havant. Chichester itself is some 6 miles to the east and provides a comprehensive range of facilities arranged around a partly pedestrianised centre. Whilst sailing is inevitably the premier pastime in the area, other leisure activities are well catered for, including a number of golf courses, swimming and windsurfing from various beaches along the south coast, and the many facilities of the Goodwood Estate including its' internationally known racecourse, private health club and for hosting the Festival of Speed and the September Revival meeting at its historic motor circuit.

Covered Porch

Reception Hall Granite flagged floor, sealed unit double glazed sliding door and picture window onto sheltered stone flagged courtyard. Radiator, recessed coats cupboard, turn staircase with fitted bookcases and half landing to first floor.

Cloaks/Shower Room Close couple WC, wall mounted wash hand basin with tiled surround, radiator, tiled floor, tiled shower recess with deluge-style shower and hand held spray. Glazed door.

Family Room 6.83m x 3.96m (22'5" x 13') Partially vaulted ceiling with skylights, 2 vertical radiators, 3 vertical windows.

Sitting Room 6.60m x 3.90m (21'8" x 12'10") Oak floor, fireplace with wood burner, two radiators, sealed unit double glazed sliding door to terrace and garden.

Kitchen/Dining/Family Room 6.78m x 5.03m (22'3" x 16'6") Fitted with an excellent range of matching cupboards and drawers, Corian worksurfaces, 1 1/2 bowl stainless steel sink with mixer tap, fully integrated dishwasher, ceramic hob with integrated touch controls. Two eye-level fan assisted ovens/grills, recess and plumbing for American style fridge/freezer, 2 vertical radiators.

Glass Garden Room/Dining Area With uninterrupted views over the garden and sliding doors onto the terrace.

Utility Room 2.34m x 1.52m (7'8" x 5') Rolltop worksurfaces, matching low level cupboards, stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer tap, Grant oil fired boiler, recess and plumbing for washing machine.

- Turn staircase with half landing rising to

First Floor Landing Radiator, cupboard housing unvented hot water cylinder.

Principal Bedroom Suite

Dressing Room 6.60m x 3.80m (21'8" x 12'6") To include floor to ceiling matching birch ply wardrobes with shelving, 2 radiators and staircase to second floor principal bedroom.

Shower Room En-Suite Close coupled WC, wash hand basin with drawers beneath and tiled surround. Open sided shower with tiled surround, deluge style mixer and hand held spray. Glazed screen, matching tiled floor.

Bedroom 1 5.05m x 4.67m (16'7" x 15'4") Two Velux skylight windows, one a balcony with views over neighbouring farmland, radiator, dormer window bay with plantation shutters, gable end windows looking west over Smugglers Lane and farmland.

Bedroom 2 3.84m x 3.35m (12'7" x 11') Matching eaves cupboards, recessed wardrobe, radiator.

Bedroom 3 3.66m x 2.95m (12'0" x 9'8") Radiator, rural views, fitted wardrobe and display shelving.

Bedroom 4 3.35m x 2.95m (11' x 9'8") Rural views, recessed wardrobe, radiator, hatch with ladder to partially boarded roof space with lighting.

Family Bathroom Close coupled WC, wash hand basin with mirrored cupboard beneath, panelled bath with separate deluge style shower mixer and hand held spray, glazed shower screen, tiled surrounds, tiled floor, radiator.

Gardens and Grounds As previously described.

Double Garage 5.30m x 5.08m (17'5" x 16'8") Remote controlled roller door, light and power, loft storage area with ladder, rear personal door, car charging point.

Garden Studio 6.70m x 3.05m (22' x 10'0") Bi-folding and sliding doors to a composite deck, underfloor heating, recessed downlighters and power.

Garden Store 3.10m x 1.98m (10'2" x 6'6") Power and light.