Chichester Road, Upper Norton, Chichester, PO20

3 Bed │ 1 Bath │ 3 Rec

Guide Price £350,000 (Freehold)


Simon Smith


Key features

  • Charming Period Cottage
  • Large Southerly Facing Garden
  • Three Bedrooms
  • Three Reception Rooms
  • Scope For Modernisation
  • Off-Road Parking
  • No Forward Chain

Full description

A charming three bedroom period cottage standing in about a fifth of an acre garden on the periphery of the RSPB Pagham harbour nature reserve in Upper Norton. This delightful home has been occupied by the same family since the 1930's when the present owners' grandparents originally rented it before purchasing it at a later date. The property is situated on the northern extreme of what was Selsey Island. Neatly presented, the property does require modernisation and offers an excellent opportunity to personise your new home.

The accommodation includes a bright dual aspect sitting room and a separate dining room, both with open fireplaces and briquette surrounds, a breakfast room and kitchen. On the first floor there are three bedrooms and a bathroom. Heating is electric, although mains gas is in the road outside the house (Southern Gas Network estimate it would cost £978 to connect to the property).

The garden is predominantly laid to lawn with hedging and fencing along the perimeter and is predominantly southerly facing. A five bar gate gives access to a gravel driveway, providing off road parking. There is also a brick built workshop/store surmounted by a pitched tiled roof.



Upper Norton is situated between Medmerry, the RSPB reserve and the unspoilt Pagham Harbour nature reserve, a large expanse of beautiful coastline and marshland. These areas offer a range of wonderful walks through the nature reserves, cycle paths and bird watching opportunities. There are superb sailing facilities around Chichester Harbour and windsurfing from the beaches at West Wittering. The nearby seaside town of Selsey, two miles to the south, offers an array of shops, supermarkets and restaurants, with schools, doctors and dentist, catering for everyday needs. Upper Norton is within the catchment area for primary schools in both Sidlesham and Selsey. For the water sports enthusiast, scuba diving, fishing and windsurfing at some of the South's most popular beaches are on its doorstep. For those wanting the main city shops, an excellent regular bus service, which stops outside, takes you to the Cathedral City about 6 miles to the north and offers extensive shopping and leisure facilities including the popular Chichester Festival Theatre and The Pallant Galleries as well as a mainline station to London Victoria. The Goodwood Estate hosts many events including horse racing and motor sports.

A charming period cottage standing in about 1/5 acre garden close nature reserve


Sitting Room 18'2 (5.54m) x 13' (3.96m)

Dining Room 13'2 (4.01m) x 12'9 (3.89m)

Family Room 10'2 (3.1m) x 9' (2.74m)

Kitchen 13'9 (4.19m) x 9'7 (2.92m)

First Floor Landing

Bedroom 1 13'2 (4.01m) x 13' (3.96m)

Bedroom 2 13'1 (3.99m) x 9'1 (2.77m)

Bedroom 3 8'7 (2.62m) x 7'8 (2.34m)




Store 14'2 (4.32m) x 8'2 (2.49m)


Why live in Chichester?

We consider ourselves very lucky to be working in a city that blends so many different architectural styles, from elegant Georgian buildings to contemporary new apartments and waterside properties that overlook the harbour.

In 2013, The Sunday Times listed Chichester as one of the top places to live in the UK with ‘something for everyone’ – and they weren’t wrong. Chichester is a cathedral city, a county town and home to some of the oldest churches and buildings in the country. There are many well-regarded public and state schools in the local area with further and higher education options available from Chichester College, West Dean College and the University of Chichester. Our great schools have always made Chichester very appealing for those looking for the perfect place to raise a family.

Our city centre is a shopper’s paradise and there are great places to eat and drink, from elegant restaurants to cosy cafés and pubs, all set along the city’s four main streets. Chichester Cathedral on West Street dominates the skyline and, on summer afternoons, its grounds are filled with local people enjoying picnics. In the evenings, the Cathedral plays a central part in the city’s nightlife by hosting classical music events.

Chichester has a number of public parks, the Chichester Tennis and Racquets Fitness Club and Westgate Leisure Centre, where you’ll find a large swimming pool and skate park and, if sailing is your thing, Chichester Harbour is a haven for you. There really is so much to do here you’ll be spoilt for choice; spend the day on one of the many local beaches, stretch your legs on the stunning South Downs or catch a show at the Festival Theatre before it moves to a permanent home in London’s West End.

If you’d like to buy, sell or let a property in Chichester, get in touch with your local team and discover the Henry Adams difference for yourself.

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