4 bedroom detached house for sale

Westlands Estate, Birdham, Chichester, West Sussex

Guide Price £2,900,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Outstanding Harbour Views
  • Direct Frontage to the Main Channel
  • Slipway
  • Mature Gardens of approx: 1.5 acres
  • Sitting Room Dining Room Study
  • Panelled Games Room
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Garaging/Workshops

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Commanding perhaps one of the best views of any harbour-side property over the main channel of Chichester Harbour to Itchenor and Portsdown in the west, Bosham Hoe and the South Downs to the north. An extensive family house set in gardens and grounds of some 1 1/2 acres with a slipway and direct frontage to the water.

Little Copse was originally built in the 1930's, then significantly redesigned and extended by the present owners in the 1980's creating a well-proportioned family house of some 4,500 sq.ft. with a highly adaptable layout. The property enjoys an extremely private and sheltered setting, reached by way of a discreet entrance from the Westlands Private Estate. The house itself has some remarkably proportioned rooms including a sitting/dining room of over 42' in length, a 26' long panelled games room and indoor swimming pool. On the first floor, generous bedroom accommodation includes both principal and guest suites. The principal suite is reached by way of its own hallway and having a 24' long bedroom with 16' wide window bay looking directly out over the main channel with far-reaching views to Itchenor, Portsdown Hill, Bosham Hoe and the South Downs. The guest suite is also similarly well-proportioned with access on to a roof terrace with further impressive harbour views. Two further bedrooms both of which enjoy water views are served by a well-appointed family bathroom.

The driveway and approach provide generous parking to the south west of the house. The immediate gardens are lawned with mature trees and border open farmland to the south east. Two sets of double gates provide access to the gardens and an adjacent yard with workshop/garaging to one side. A generous garage with roller door is built into the southern side of the house. Sealed unit double glazed doors from the sitting room and pool room open on to the gardens and a terrace with covered sitting area taking full advantage of the breath-taking harbour views. The garden is simply designed for ease of maintenance, laid principally to lawn with borders planted with hydrangeas and an attractive display of ground cover plants and heathers. A gated gravelled access leads past a screened storage area with two garden sheds and double gates provide access to the footpath. Beyond this a further area of garden and light woodland has direct frontage to the main channel with access to the water by way of its own private slipway.

Little Copse is situated in the sought-after Westlands private estate, in perhaps one of the best locations on the south bank of Chichester Harbour. The village of Birdham is some 5 miles to the south of the cathedral city of Chichester and has a parish church, village primary school and shop.

The Westlands Estate has its own private hard for the use of residents and together with the nearby facilities of Birdham Pool and Chichester Marina, it is close to some of the best sailing facilities within convenient travelling distance of London. The nearby waters of the Solent are particularly popular with sailors and the area has a wide choice of sailing clubs and marinas.

The National Trust Reserve of East Head some 4 miles to the south, has perhaps the most picturesque sandy beaches in West Sussex and the award winning coastline of the Witterings in general provides many opportunities for swimming, windsurfing, kite surfing, surfing and land boarding. Nearby Goodwood also provides facilities including its internationally known racecourse, golf course, country club and airfield. It also plays host to the annual Festival of Speed and the Revival of its historic motor circuit. The rich countryside of the South Downs National Park provides exceptional opportunities for walking, horse riding and mountain biking.

There are several choices of vehicle access to London including the M27/A3 or the A285 via Petworth to the A283 joining the A3 at Milford. A mainline station at Chichester provides a regular service to either London Waterloo (via Havant) or London Victoria in about 1 hour 45 minutes and to Gatwick in about 1 hour 10 minutes. Southampton International Airport is approximately 35 miles to the west.


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22 March 2019

Nearest stations

  • Fishbourne (2.9 mi)
  • Bosham (3.0 mi)
  • Chichester (3.4 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Fishbourne (2.9 mi)
  • Bosham (3.0 mi)
  • Chichester (3.4 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Jackson-Stops, Chichester

37 South Street, Chichester, PO19 1EL

01243 935055 Local call rate

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