Elms Ride, West Wittering, PO20

4 Bed │ 2 Bath │ 3 Rec

Guide Price £1,350,000 (Freehold)

East Wittering

Ben Green


Key features

  • Detached House
  • 1,777 sq ft In Total
  • Desirable Private Estate
  • Potential For Development
  • Overall Plot Size 0.3 Acres
  • Close To Sandy Beaches

Full description

Located within one of West Wittering's most sought-after private roads, Elms Cottage is ideally positioned for easy access to the famous Blue Flag beach and sand dunes at East Head, making this a wonderful property for relocation, retirement or as a holiday retreat. The property occupies a comfortable plot of 0.3 acres with approximately half of the grounds being held under a separate title. The second title gives provision for the creation of an additional dwelling if desired, or would allow for the re-development of Elms Cottage to create one larger dwelling, all subject the usual permissions. A Pre-Application to Chichester District Council in 2016 was given a positive response - copies of the correspondence are available.

Elms Cottage measures 1,777 sq ft including the garage and brick built outbuilding and briefly comprises four first floor bedrooms, an en-suite bathroom to the principle bedroom along with a separate family shower room. The ground floor comprises an L-shaped sitting-dining room, separate study/playroom and the kitchen. A cloakroom and lean-to style sun room complete the accommodation.

Outside, the sizable driveway provides ample off road parking and leads to the detached double garage towards the rear of the plot and at the end of the section of walled garden. There is also a brick built utility and log store attached to the side of the property along with a shed, greenhouse and low-level covered boat store within the gardens. The gardens are well established, mainly laid to lawn with mature shrubs, hedges and trees.


Located in the desirable coastal village of West Wittering, some 7 miles south-west of Chichester and voted amongst the top 10 coastal locations in the Sunday Times. The village enjoys a beautiful, sandy, Blue Flag beach with views towards the Solent and the Isle of Wight. There is an infant/junior school, sailing, cricket and football clubs and several small shops. Further facilities, located at East Wittering village, include a wider range of shops. There is also a regular bus service to Chichester with its full range of shops, cinemas, restaurants, Festival Theatre and main line railway station to London. The South Downs, Goodwood Racecourse and Motor Circuit are a short distance to the north of Chichester.

Located within a desirable West Wittering private estate and offering rare development potential.

Lean To Porch 10'8 (3.25m) x 10'2 (3.1m)

Entrance Hall


Sitting Room 19'7 (5.97m) x 12' (3.66m)

Dining Room 10' (3.05m) x 9' (2.74m)

Study 9' (2.74m) x 7'11 (2.41m)

Kitchen 12' (3.66m) x 10'4 (3.15m)

Outbuilding - Utility and Log Store


Bedroom 1 13'10 (4.22m) x 9'11 (3.02m)

En-suite bathroom

Bedroom 2 12'6 (3.81m) x 9'11 (3.02m)

Bedroom 3 10'10 (3.3m) x 9'1 (2.77m)

Bedroom 4 8'9 (2.67m) x 8'4 (2.54m)

Shower Room



Double Garage 17'6 (5.33m) x 15'6 (4.72m)

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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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