A charming detached period barn conversion, boasting an impressive 3.48 acre plot in a highly sought after position in Birdham and just 300 meters from Chichester Marina.
A truly charming 2/3 bedroom detached period barn conversion, boasting an impressive 3.48 acre plot in a highly sought after rural position in Birdham, located approximately 3 miles south of central Chichester and just 300 meters from the highly regarded Chichester Marina. The plot comprises formal gardens, fruit orchard, stream and a 2.8 acre paddock.
The attractive flint and brick barn is believed to date back to 1847 and was converted to a residential dwelling in the 1980s and then subsequently extended and renovated in 2007. The property is accessed from the old farms access road, then via a private driveway and covered 2/3 car, carport, and further garage. A small pedestrian gate opens to an inviting lavender bordered path through a mature and formal front garden which leads up to the front porch.
Inside, the porch is spacious with plenty of room for shoes, boots, and wellies. A glass panelled door opens to the dining room. The accommodation has much charm and character and includes two well-proportioned reception rooms, each with a log burning stove. The dining room has recently been redecorated and feels light and airy. The living room also recently redecorated has a triple aspect view of the gardens with french doors to the rear. The lighter oak beams and wood floor help bounce the light around the room. The log burner has a back boiler for heating and hot water. The kitchen is positioned between the two rooms along with the staircase. The kitchen comprises a shaker style design with space for washing machine, dishwasher, fridge, and oven. There is also a ground floor modern bathroom accessed off the dining room.
Upstairs to the landing leads to the main bedroom which forms part of the 2007 extension. It has built in wardrobes and eves storage. It’s also triple aspect with a view towards Chichester Marina. Back across the landing and two connecting bedrooms which have storage and built-in wardrobes and lead to an airing cupboard. The landing also has a cupboard with plumbing ready to make into a toilet or bathroom.
Outside, the garden is divided up by mature hedges into a formal garden around the house, with a footbridge across to an orchard and kitchen garden where there is also a children’s tree house. A five-bar gate opens to the paddock which is currently used as a hay meadow. There is also a workshop, and separate lawn mower and log stores.
Agent Note: Homes like this, with this much land so close to a city as popular as Chichester are very far and few between. Although the current owners have only been here a short time, family commitments mean they must move away from the area. They waited years for an opportunity like this, and I doubt it will be available for long.
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