6 bedroom detached house for saleBirdham Road, Birdham, Chichester, West Sussex
- Set in Gardens & Grounds of 2.25 Acres
- Self-Contained Annexe with 2 Bedrooms
- Convenient Location
- Within easy reach of Chichester Marina
- Adaptable Accommodation
- Sitting Room Dining Room Play Room Study
- Kitchen/Breakfast Room Utilty Room Cloakroom
- 4 Bedrooms 3 Bath/Shower Rooms
- 3 Bay Garage Courtyard
- Heated Swimming Pool Hot Tub
A light and well designed conversion of a period barn with self-contained annexe surrounded by gardens and grounds of 2.25 acres creating a secluded and adaptable family home within 2 miles of Chichester Marina and 4.5 miles of the sandy beaches of West Wittering.
Cowdry Barn is reached by way of a long driveway with remote controlled gates opening onto a partly enclosed courtyard to the north-west of the house providing ample parking and access to the 3 bay garage and self-contained annexe. The focal point of the light and beautifully proportioned interior is a welcoming sitting room of some 22 ft in length with central fireplace with wood burner having exposed brick chimney breast and raised stone hearth. Steps lead up to a vaulted area with full length windows opening onto the garden overlooked by the galleried landing above. The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with an excellent range of painted units topped with polished stone worksurfaces and an island unit with hardwood breakfast bar. Integrated appliances include a 5 plate induction hob, eye-level oven, second low-level oven in island unit, microwave, dishwasher and ¾ height fully integrated fridge/freezer. Beyond this a 20 ft long dining room has exposed brick and flint work, large windows with stone sills and double doors opening out onto the terrace and garden. To the south side of the ground floor lies a dedicated play room and a hallway with cloakroom leads to a study set apart from the main living area with double doors opening onto the garden and a south-east facing terrace. The galleried landing is unusually large being some 27 ft by 8 ft, lit by full length windows. This leads to the generous bedroom accommodation including a large principal bedroom suite with dressing area. Three further bedrooms are served by a well-appointed shower room and shared bathroom en suite for bedrooms 2 and 4.
A self-contained annexe lies to the north of the courtyard reached by way of a pergola covered walkway planted with grapevines. A full height glazed gable end lights the sitting/dining room with exposed beams and adjacent kitchen fitted with a good range of units with granite worksurfaces. There are 2 bedrooms and a well fitted bathroom.
A 3 bay garage provides secure parking with 3 remote controlled doors and fluorescent lighting on movement sensors. The garage has also been designed to provide storage space for sails & bicycles. There is a large covered log store running behind the garage. Gardens lie predominantly to the west, north and east with a walled courtyard garden to the south having a pergola covered terrace and hot tub deck. A broad terrace is approached by way of double doors from the sitting room and flanked by deep herbaceous borders stocked with colourful flowering shrubs, neatly clipped evergreen firs and traditional annuals such as anemones, roses and lavender. A pergola screened walkway draped with clematis and grapevine leads to the annexe and provides a shaded east facing sitting area. Beyond this a broad sweep of lawn provides an extensive recreational space and is planted with a number of well-established trees including silver birch, oak, horse chestnut and willow. Beech hedging encloses a partially concealed heated swimming pool with safety cover & pool house. The pool is heated by way of an air-source heat pump with back-up conventional electric heater. A decorative rose covered arch leads to raised vegetable beds and soft fruit cage. Beyond this lies a meadow with secondary access and a well-established variety of native English trees. There are also 2 sheds providing useful storage. In all some 2.25 acres.
Cowdry Barn is ideally situated in the popular village of Birdham surrounded by the open farmland of the coastal peninsular and adjacent to Chichester Harbour's area of outstanding natural beauty. Chichester Yacht Club, Marina and Birdham Pool are all within about 1.5 miles of the property, whilst Salterns Way provides cycle access both to West Wittering beach and Chichester City Centre. There is a strong local community in Birdham which has a parish church, village primary school and shop. 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 provides a wide choice of 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 services 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.
Agents Note: Please note that the property has had a significant investment with the installation of Solar Panels which generate an income under the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and Feed in Tariffs (FiT) schemes. Last year 2018/2019 these generated over £900 of income.
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