Eartham, Chichester, PO18

4 Bed │ 1 Bath │ 1 Rec

Guide Price £900,000


Richard Longhurst


Key features

  • Delightful semi-rural location
  • Conservatory area
  • South Downs National Park
  • Large garden
  • 6 miles north west of Chichester
  • No onward chain

Full description

Standing in a large, gently elevated plot extending to approaching one third of an acre (0.279), Starley Cottage offers an extremely rare opportunity to purchase a potential development project in the idyllic village of Eartham, a Conservation Area about six miles north west of Chichester, on the southern periphery of the glorious South Downs National Park.

Enjoying fabulous uninterrupted countryside views, the project provides a blank canvass to either restore or extend the existing house, or replace with a new house, subject to obtaining the appropriate local authority permission.

We understand from the Conservation Officers response to the withdrawn planning application, SDNP/22/00689/FUL, the principle of demolition of the existing dwelling and construction of a replacement dwelling on the site would be supported by the South Downs National Park Authority. It was stated that this must be accomplished in a manner which responds to its historic setting, both in terms of detailed design, size, form and massing. Subsequent pre-applications have been favourable to the principle of a new dwelling placed further to the south of the current building.

Data Room - Correspondence with the South Downs National Park is included in a data room and a link can be provided on request.

The land is available on an unconditional basis for the sum of £900,000 on a subject to contract basis only. Offers on a subject to planning basis will not be entertained.

The owner reserves the right not to accept the highest or indeed any offer. The offer made shall be for a fixed sum unrelated to any other offer.

There has been a pre-application enquiry process undertaken with the SDNPA and copies of drawings and correspondence are included in a data room and a link can be provided on request.

If you wish to discuss the planning prospects in more detail then please do contact Rebecca Tier in our planning team on 01243 533633.

Proceed east out of Chichester on the A27. Proceed over the Boxgrove/Tangmere roundabout and then take the next turning on the left sign posted to Eartham/Crockerhill. Continue for approximately 1.85 miles and on entering the village of Eartham, the property is on the left.



The village of Eartham is located to the north east of Chichester located in the South Downs National Park. There is a village public house, parish church and a prep school. Close by is Eartham Woods with the old Roman Road - Stane Street. The area is a paradise for wildlife enthusiasts, with beautiful walks and cycle tracks over the South Downs and numerous bridleways. Nearby Goodwood is famous for its many event days including the world renowned Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival and a season of horse racing. The cathedral city of Chichester offers excellent high street shopping, many fashionable restaurants, cafes and bars, the Festival Theatre and a mainline station to London Victoria.

Council Tax Band: E

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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