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Drawing room, spacious Bulthaup kitchen/breakfast room, snug, bar, fitness room, indoor swimming pool with spa and changing area, 2 cloakrooms, cinema room, wine cellars, laundry room, plant room
Secondary kitchen, ground floor guest bedroom suite with bathroom and cloakroom
Integrated annexe with kitchen/breakfast room, bedroom, sitting room/bedroom 2 and bathroom
Impressive principal bedroom with dressing room and ensuite bathroom, 2 double bedrooms, family bathroom
First floor office, play area, studio and bedroom
Large garage, garden store, oak framed studio
Gardens and grounds with kitchen garden
In excess of 9.000 sq ft of accomodation
About 1.27 acres
Long Lea is an individual and contemporarily designed house situated in a very private and quiet position in the sought after village of Itchenor. The house is accessed via a long drive and double electric gates reveal a property designed by the Sussex architect Neil Holland. Long Lea combines Far-East influences fused with traditional oak and brick. The house is quietly situated which makes the most of the south facing views across the Sussex countryside.
The accommodation at Long Lea is spread across three floors and is perfect for flexible family living. The kitchen/breakfast room is really the heart of the house with plenty of space for entertaining. Sliding doors open onto the south facing terrace overlooking the garden and countryside beyond. The magnificent open-plan kitchen/living space has been created by Bulthaup, with Gaggenau integrated appliances.
A stylish spiral staircase leads from the kitchen to additional bedroom and studio space, which is perfect for teenage children and guests.
The drawing room is the principal reception room and situated next to the kitchen with doors leading out to the garden.
Leisure and fitness facilities on the ground floor include a gym and spa room. The indoor swimming pool is an exercise pool with jets to swim against. It also includes a hydraulic cover. The cinema room is situated on the lower ground floor along with two temperature controlled wine cellars.
Stairs from the hallway give rise to the first floor with three double bedrooms and two bathrooms (one ensuite). The principal bedroom enjoys fantastic views to both south and east allowing for a wealth of morning light.
Integrated Annexe On the ground floor there is an integral one-bedroom annexe complete with kitchen/breakfast room, sitting room/bedroom 2 and bedroom with bathroom.
Long Lea is situated in the popular village of Itchenor. This highly regarded and sought after harbour village has a thriving sailing club, with a distinctive listed club house and a multitude of moorings for all kinds of boats and yachts, subject to availability. The club also provides competitive sailing at the highest level. The village has a well-established community with a small church and The Ship pub. Much of the surrounding countryside is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Chichester Harbour Conservancy ensures that the character of the area is preserved and a haven for plentiful wildlife. Chichester Marina also provides a chandlery and restaurant/bar. Local shops can be found at nearby Birdham with a Post Office/store, or at East Wittering two miles to the south, with a small Tesco and various other shops, schools and a doctor’s’ surgery. There is a local country club with gym, squash and tennis courts and an excellent choice of pubs and restaurants in the surrounding area. Further along the coast, there are miles of sandy beaches at West Wittering, awarded an ec Blue Flag for water cleanliness. Lovely walks and cycling can be enjoyed along Salterns Way leading from the beach to Chichester about 7 miles to the north. This beautiful historic cathedral city offers a comprehensive range of shopping facilities, restaurants and the renowned Festival Theatre. There is a wide variety of sporting activities in the area including horseracing, motoring events and flying at Goodwood.
There are excellent schools in the area including the renowned Westbourne House School.
Externally the garden has recently been Remodelled and is mainly laid to lawn with large borders. There is a separate kitchen garden with greenhouse as well as a separate oak framed studio perfect for a home office or summerhouse. The south facing terrace is across the rear of the house and is the perfect suntrap and ideal location for al-fresco dining. There is also plenty of storage including an integrated double garage and ample parking and storage for boats and other water based activities.
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