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River Street, Westbourne, Emsworth, PO10

Guide price £699,500

Under offer

3 Beds 2 Baths 2 Receptions

REF: CHI220224



  • Village Centre 0.25 miles Emsworth Harbour 1.8 miles Chichester 8 miles Portsmouth 9 miles
  • Entrance Hall Kitchen/Breakfast Room Sitting Room Inner Hall Ground Floor Shower/Cloakroom Dining Room/Sun Room
  • 3 Bedrooms Bathroom
  • Gardens Garden Office/Studio with hardwired Cat 6 Data Connection 2 Single Garages in Compound Brick Outhouse


A well presented thatched cottage tucked away from traffic and with beautifully preserved character features. Believed to date from the mid Stuart period, the house is surprisingly practical with good beam and ceiling heights and magnificent inglenook fireplace with wood burner and bread oven in the sitting room, and a number of double glazed windows installed with listed building consent. Other benefits and improvements carried out recently include redressing the thatch with water reed and replacing the ridge, a lovely conservatory extension overlooking the English country garden and a bespoke South Downs Garden Rooms cedar clad studio in the garden with heating and a cloakroom, ideal for a variety of year round uses including an occasional bedroom or office/workspace. The studio has a high speed internet port connected to the house. There is a delightful east/west facing garden and there are two single garages in a compound close by. Internally, the kitchen was upgraded and replaced in 2018 and features a combination of granite and Corian worktops. There are three bedrooms on the first floor providing good and comfortable accommodation. The Thatched Cottage is situated on River Street, tucked away behind adjacent houses and therefore virtually invisible from the street. The village offers a good selection of local shops together with a parish church, village school and a number of local pubs. More comprehensive shopping facilities are available at the large provincial centres of Chichester, Emsworth and Havant, with regular rail services from Havant to London Waterloo in about 1 hour 20 minutes, and Chichester to London Victoria in about 1 hour 40 minutes. The surrounding countryside offers a wide range of sporting and recreational facilities including walking and riding on the nearby South Downs, now a national park, and some of the best sailing facilities within convenient distance of London. There are a number of sailing clubs to choose from, most notably at Emsworth, Bosham, Itchenor and Hayling Island.

Thatched Storm Porch With courtesy light and oak stanchions, with oak front door to

Entrance Hall Tiled floor, radiator, exposed beams, oak thumb latch door to

Kitchen/Breakfast Room With a good range of grey base cupboards and drawers, matching eye-level cupboards over and Corian worksurface incorporating single drainer sink unit with mixer tap. Four ring gas hob, electric double oven and grill beneath, plumbing for washing machine and concealed dishwasher, granite breakfast bar, double radiator and original fireplace with very well preserved bread oven, shelved bressumer. Double cupboard housing Worcester gas boiler. Exposed beams.

Sitting Room Beautiful exposed beams sharing head heights in excess of 6ft with the rest of the property, with wide original inglenook fireplace with herringbone brick hearth, feature lights, oak bressumer and side seats. Slow combustion wood burning stove, south and west facing aspects, TV point, ethernet point, radiator and 4 wall light points.

Inner Hall Space for upright fridge/freezer and large full height storage cupboard. Door to

Ground Floor Shower/Cloakroom Corner granite tiled suite with chrome controls, wash basin with cupboards beneath. Low level WC and exposed beams.

Dining Room/Sun Room Terracotta checkered floor tiling, double radiator and oak back door, ethernet and TV points. Delightful views across the garden.

- From the Sitting Room walnut staircase to

First Floor Landing Two double storage cupboards, desk space, single radiator and loft hatch. Doors to

Bedroom 1 Exposed beams, double aspect, double and single wardrobes, stripped pine floors, telephone point and double radiator.

Bedroom 2 Large clothes hanging space before the steps up to the room. Stripped pine floor and exposed beams. Double radiator.

Bedroom 3 Exposed beams, double radiator, stripped pine floor.

Bathroom Replacement suite comprising panel enclosed bath with mixer tap and chrome shower over, low level WC, wash basin inset to vanity surface. Heated towel rail and shaver point.

Outside The house is approached by a pedestrian gate leading to a lovely west facing front garden with brick and gravel paths leading past well stocked rose beds and borders, plum and cooking apple trees. The path continues passed the front door to the back garden with well maintained lawn, paved sun terrace, pond with water feature and mature paper bark marple. Borders are planted with a wide range of English country garden plants, brick archway and path leading to garden shed and

Garden Studio Cedar clad, designed and insulated for year-round use. Suitable for a variety of uses including workspace/office or occasional bedroom. The main room has electric heating and power, low voltage downlighters and sliding patio doors. High speed internet point, connected to the house.

Garden Studio Cloakroom With low level WC and wall mounted wash basin. Extractor fan.

- There are two single garages in an adjacent compound.

Additional Buildings Original brick outhouse (former privy) and wooden garden shed.