Commanding panoramic views over the Solent to the Isle of Wight and having direct access to the foreshore, a stunning beach-side house surrounded by gardens approaching 1 acre in one of the most sought-after locations on the south coast.
This impressive beach-side house was built by the present owners in 1998, creating a bright, adaptable and extensive family home designed to make the most of its coastal location with dramatic sea views and making use of high ceilings and large windows to flood the interior with natural light.
The focal point of the ground floor is a dramatic reception hall with its 19' high ceiling and full height window which not only provides plenty of light to the entrance but affords far-reaching sea views from the spacious first floor gallery above. A 25' long sitting room leads to a study/garden room with doors on to the terrace. Everyday family living is centred around the 34' long kitchen/dining/family room looking south with doors on to the garden. A classically styled kitchen has matching units with decorative pillasters and dentil cornices, equipped with a good range of integrated appliances, granite worksurfaces and returns. A secondary hallway leads to a playroom/bedroom 8 with adjacent cloaks/shower room and utility room. This could be adapted to provide self-contained accommodation for staff if required.
On the other side of the ground floor, another hallway provides access to two well-appointed guest suites.
An oak staircase rises to the impressive first floor gallery above, enclosing the reception hall on three sides and having far-reaching sea views afforded by the full length window. A vaulted first floor drawing room continues this theme with 3/4 height sealed unit double glazed doors opening on to a balcony with glazed screens commanding further impressive marine views. The family bedroom accommodation is arranged over both first and second floors, providing five bedrooms including a principal suite with dressing area. Two further bedrooms are served by a family bathroom, whilst the two second floor bedrooms with shower room can be used as a further suite in their own right, either for guests or extended family members.
Wittering House is set well back from West Strand, approached by way of a gently curving driveway leading to a generous area for casual parking. A detached double garage provides further secure parking whilst a lawned garden is planted with a number of fruit trees and climbing roses. To the south, doors from the kitchen/dining/family room, reception hall and sitting room all open on to the terrace looking over a wide sweeping lawn with well-stocked borders to either side, planted with shrubs, neatly clipped bushes, ornamental trees, firs and palms. Three raised beds to the east of the house with gravelled pathways in between are designed to provide a kitchen garden. To the far end of the garden, a raised border to the southern end of the lawn is enclosed by an attractive ornamental brick and flint wall whilst the central gate, leads by way of a further area of garden directly to the foreshore and beach.
The private roads of East and West Strand are among the most exclusive addresses on the south coast. Located with direct access to the sandy beaches of the famous National Trust Reserve at East Head, they have immediate access to beautiful walks over the sand dunes and stunning views across The Solent to the Nabb Tower and Isle of Wight. Both the beaches of East and West Wittering are a haven for windsurfers and kite surfing.
The village of West Wittering has an excellent range of amenities including a parish church, primary school, pub, butcher, a convenience store, restaurant and sailing club. Further shopping facilities are also available in nearby East Wittering with butchers, greengrocers, bakers, chemists and fish monger often serving freshly caught fish from local waters.
The waters of Chichester Harbour provide some of the best sailing facilities on the south coast within easy reach of London. There are a number of sailing clubs, most notably at West Wittering, Itchenor, Chichester and Bosham.
The cathedral city of Chichester some 8 miles to the north provides comprehensive amenities arranged partly within the old Roman walls and central pedestrianised area. The arts are well-catered for as Chichester is home to the internationally known Festival Theatre, the Minerva Theatre and Pallant House Gallery. Other high profile attractions include Glorious Goodwood with its internationally known race course and for car enthusiasts its annual Festival of Speed and the Revival meeting at its historic motor circuit. To the north of Chichester also lies the rich and varied countryside of the South Downs National Park with many miles of bridle and footpaths, pretty rural villages and traditional country pubs.