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  • Beautiful Georgian family home
  • Within half a mile of the sailing club and harbour
  • 4/5 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Drawing room
  • Sitting room
  • Dining room
  • Kitchen/breakfast room
  • 5th bedroom/study
  • 2 loft rooms
  • West facing garden (gardener included in rent)
  • Double garage and boat parking and electric car-charging point


The Property This welcoming family home has great character and an adaptable layout allowing the house to be lived in as a five bedroom family home with two bathrooms and two shower rooms or a four bedroom house with study with its own shower room and kitchenette. The house has retained much of its original character with a classical three bay facade and stone flagged reception hall still showing part of the original timber frame. Three spacious reception rooms include a beautifully proportioned drwaing room of over 26' in length, with oak floor and open fireplace with carved mantelpiece. The adjacent sitting room is an ideal space for relaxed everyday living and has a south-facing bow window with window seat looking out over a courtyard sitting area. The dining room has an attractive beamed ceiling and a fireplace with wood-burning stove and this room opens directly on to the adjacent kitchen/breakfast room making an ideal space for entertaining. The latter is fitted with an excellent range of cupboards and storage and has granite worksurfaces with two oven Aga and central island unit with granite breakfast bar. The adjacent utility room provides access to the study. On the first floor, a landing lit by a large west-facing window allows access to four bedrooms including both principal and guest suites with the remaining two bedrooms served by a well-appointed family bathroom. The fourth bedroom with its own shower is reached by way of its own separate lobby from the landing. On the second floor there are two further attic rooms which can be used as occasional bedrooms or playroom/hobbies area. Outside The house is approached from Bosham Lane by way of a private road. Remote controlled gates open on to a partially walled courtyard-style approach and parking area to the south of the house. A detached double garage with lighting and power provides secure parking. To the west of the house lies a sheltered lawn surrounded by evergreen hedging and variegated shrubs together with a number of well-established trees including cherry, beech and olive. A pathway leads past the front of the house to a south-facing sitting area, beyond which is an arched gate leads to a courtyard terrace screened by old brick and stone walls with raised south and west facing sitting area. A pergola arch planted with passion flowers leads from the parking areas to a further southerly courtyard, planted with a colourful variety of traditional English perennials, architectural plants, wisteria and flowering shrubs. This area of the garden is approached by way of casement doors from both the annexe and sitting room. The Location Bosham is one of the prettiest and best-known villages on Chichester Harbour with its origins dating back to Saxon times and a famous parish church depicted in the Bayeux tapestry. It has a thriving Sailing Club which has the largest fleet of classic day boats in the country and within the village its picturesque High Street has a number of shops and galleries together with the Anchor Bleu public house. A short walk from Critchfield House takes the visitor to the Millstream Hotel with its popular restaurant and brasserie and about a mile to the north lies Bosham station together with a number of further local shops including a farm shop and post office. The station provides a convenient railway halt with services either via Chichester or Havant to London Victoria or Waterloo respectively. The estuaries and channels of Chichester Harbour provide some of the most picturesque sailing environments within easy reach of London and are ideal for dinghy sailing or day boats. Other sailing clubs in the area can be found at Itchenor, Dell Quay, Chichester Marina or Emsworth. As the main channel reaches the sea it passes the famous National Trust Reserve at East Head with its sandy beaches opening out into The Solent beyond, the Beaulieu river, Cowes and the English Channel.

Reception Hall Partially stone flagged, with exposed timber frame. Radiator, corner cupboard.

Drawing Room 8.08m x 3.76m (26'6" x 12'4") (increasing to 26'6 x 15'7). Oak floor, fireplace with carved mantelpiece fitted with wood-burning stove. 2 concealed radiators, window bay.

Sitting Room 5.72m x 3.96m (18'9" x 13') Woodblock floor, 2 radiators, bow window with window seat looking over courtyard terrace and koi carp pond. 4 wall light points, fitted bookcase/display shelves with cupboards beneath.

Dining Room 4.22m x 3.89m (13'10" x 12'9") Herringbone wood floor, radiator, fireplace with bressumer beam mantel and wood-burning stove. Corner cupboard, exposed beams, double doors to

Kitchen/Breakfast Room 4.88m x 3.96m (16'0" x 13') An excellent range of matching cupboards and drawers, granite worksurfaces and returns. Space for dishwasher, 1 1/2 bowl enamelled sink with 3-way mixer tap, 4 burner gas hob, Neff oven/grill, cooker hood above. 2 oven gas-fired Aga, central island unit with granite breakfast bar, recycling bin drawer, cupboard concealing space for fridge/freezer. Exposed beams and pillar support, USB charging socket.

Utility Room/Annexe Kitchenette 3.12m x 2.74m (10'3" x 9') (overall). Of irregular shape. Butlers sink with mixer tap, fitted cupboards, granite worksurfaces. Cupboard concealing space and plumbing for washing machine, space for low level fridge. Door to walled courtyard, shelved cupboard housing Vaillant gas-fired boiler and circuit breakers. Door to annexe.

Hallway Radiator, stairs to first floor, fitted understairs cupboards.

Study/Bedroom 5 4.40m x 3.35m (14'5" x 11') (Reducing to 11'2 x 11'). Of irregular shape. Radiator.

En-Suite Shower Room Close couple WC with concealed cistern, pedestal wash hand basin, shower cabinet with Iflo electric shower mixer, tiled surround, tongue & groove panelling, vertical radiator/heated towel rail. Wall light/shaver point. Fitted wardrobe and shelved cupboard.

First Floor Landing With linen cupboard.

Bedroom 1 5.40m x 3.84m (17'9" x 12'7") (including cupboards), matching fitted wardrobes and low level drawers. Radiator, corner cupboard.

En-Suite Bathroom Close couple WC, wall mounted wash hand basin with mixer tap, panelled bath with mixer tap, shower cabinet. Fully tiled walls, tiled floor, vertical radiator/heated towel rail. Airing cupboard housing foam insulated hot water cylinder and slatted shelving.

Bedroom 2 4.17m x 3.23m (13'8" x 10'7") (to include cupboards). Radiator, fitted corner cupboard, fitted wardrobe.

Bedroom 3 4.04m x 3.53m (13'3" x 11'7") (increasing to 13'3 x 12'). Radiator, recessed wardrobe with folding doors.

Lobby With shelved cupboard.

Family Bathroom Close couple WC, wall-mounted wash hand basin, panelled bath, shower recess with mixer and glazed door. Fully tiled walls, tiled floor. Radiator, vertical radiator/heated towel rail.

Inner Landing With back stairs to annexe ground floor.

Bedroom 4 3.96m x 3.45m (13' x 11'4") Radiator, recessed wardrobe.

En-Suite Shower Room Close couple WC, pedestal wash hand basin, shower cabinet with Mira electric shower mixer. Vertical radiator/towel rail. Fully tiled walls, tiled floor, shaver point.

- Stairs to

2nd Floor Landing leading to

Loft Rooms/Occasional Bedrooms

Loft Room 1 3.60m x 2.87m (11'10" x 9'5") With fitted wardrobe.

Loft Room 2 3.35m x 2.87m (11' x 9'5") With fitted wardrobe.

Outside As previously described.

Services All mains services are connected to the property.

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