Chichester Road, West Wittering, PO20

5 Bed │ 3 Bath │ 3 Rec

Guide Price £685,000 (Freehold)

East Wittering

Ben Green


Key features

  • Detached Character Cottage
  • A Wealth of Period Features
  • 2,046 sqft of Acommodation
  • Master Bedroom with En-suite
  • Self-Contained En-Suite Annexe
  • Conservatory
  • Ample Off Road Parking
  • Large Garden Workshop + Store
  • Grounds of 0.33 Acres
  • No Forward Chain

Full description

Offered for sale with no forward chain, Thornton Cottage is a wonderful character cottage offering a wealth of period features, lovingly maintained by the present owners. The property also includes a self contained annexe, ideal for guests, creating a source of income or could, potentially, be converted to create further accommodation within the main house. Set within delightful grounds approaching 0.33 of an acre, Thornton Cottage is ideally positioned for easy access to sailing at Itchenor, Birdham Pool and Chichester Marina. EPC-E

The accommodation measures 2,046 sq ft (including the annexe) and briefly comprises: entrance lobby and reception hall which opens into both the sitting and dining rooms. Both rooms enjoy beamed ceilings and feature fireplaces with the dining room leading on to an inner hall, conservatory and modern kitchen. A cloakroom and study recess complete the ground floor. Stairs from the inner hall rise to the first floor landing where the family bathroom and all four bedrooms will be found. The master bedroom is an impressive 17ft long and benefits from having a private dressing room leading to an en-suite shower room.

The annexe comprises: entrance lobby, spacious double bedroom with en-suite bathroom, a reception/dining room and kitchen. The annexe has previously been used as a 4 star B & B and it could easily be amalgamated with the main house, if required.

Outside, the grounds are a delightful feature and measure 0.33 of an acre. To the front of the property is a gravelled driveway providing ample parking for guests or for boat storage. The mature rear garden provides a great deal of privacy and has a wealth of established shrubs and trees, a central lawn, patio area and sizeable fish pond. At the end of the garden is a generous timber workshop and log store.



The property is situated within the parish of West Wittering, some 7 miles to the south-west of Chichester and ideal for easy access to sailing facilities at Itchenor, Birdham or Chichester Marina. The beach at the Witterings enjoys views towards the Isle of Wight and is popular with windsurfers. The village nearby (at East Wittering) offers a range of local facilities including: infants/junior school, GP's surgery, dentist, library, 2 mini supermarkets and a range of quality independent shops. There is also a regular bus service to Chichester with its wide range of shops, cinemas, restaurants, Festival Theatre and main line railway station.

A fine character cottage with self contained annexe.

Entrance Lobby 8'5 (2.57m) x 7' (2.13m)

Reception Hall 18'8 (5.69m) x 7'7 (2.31m)

Sitting Room 17'4 (5.28m) x 14'4 (4.37m)

Dining Room 18' (5.49m) x 11'1 (3.38m)

Conservatory 12'1 (3.68m) x 9'4 (2.84m)

Kitchen 10'10 (3.3m) x 9'11 (3.02m)

First Floor Landing

Master Bedroom 17'9 (5.41m) x 12'10 (3.91m)

En-suite Dressing Room and Shower Room

Bedroom 2 10'9 (3.28m) x 10' (3.05m)

Bedroom 3 8'5 (2.57m) x 8'3 (2.51m)

Bedroom 4 7'7 (2.31m) x 7' (2.13m)

Family Bathroom

Annexe Entrance Lobby ' (0m) x 7'4 (2.24m)

Annexe Bedroom 14'10 (4.52m) x 10'11 (3.33m)

Annexe Bathroom

Annexe Dining Room 8'1 (2.46m) x 7'4 (2.24m)

Annexe Kitchen 8'5 (2.57m) x 7'2 (2.18m)


Workshop/Store/Log Store 12' (3.66m) x 10' (3.05m)

22/06/17 BG

Agents Note:

Agent's Note: we are obliged, under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008, to disclose that Thornton Cottage has previously suffered some flood damage in 2012. We understand that the vendors have since completed extensive works designed to prevent any future flooding to the property.

Why live in the Witterings?

People flock to East Wittering during the holiday season thanks to our world-famous beaches that are so beautiful and a way of life that’s relaxed and warm.

It’s little wonder we experienced significant building development during the 1960s and ‘80s when our rich mix of character house styles in the Witterings made it hard for people to leave. Many of the properties in the area enjoy wonderful views across the English Channel and the sound of distant waves provides a soothing backing track to everyday life here.

There’s no shortage of things to do in the area, especially if you enjoy spending time on the beach, playing water sports and experiencing the countryside and wildlife.  Both East and West Wittering are well known for sailing and surfing and there are local sailing clubs at West Wittering, Itchenor and Dell Quay and mooring facilities at Chichester Marina. West Wittering beach is postcard-perfect with its vast expanses of fine golden sand while East Wittering is more typically English with a shingle shelf that’s exposed when the tide goes out leaving behind stunning areas of wet sand where you can make sandcastles to your heart’s content. The nearby Bracklesham Bay is especially popular with surfers, divers, windsurfers and paddle boarders as well as being a treasure trove for fossil hunters.

We have everything here you need to enjoy this idyllic lifestyle here. In the village you’ll find a good selection of shops, including mini supermarkets, greengrocers, butchers, banks, bakers and a fishmonger and everything is close by in Chichester and Portsmouth.  We have two local schools for children up to 11 years of age at East Wittering Community Primary School and West Wittering Parochial C of E School and a choice of secondary schools and further education options in Chichester.

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

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