Level Mare Lane, Eastergate, PO20

8 Bed │ 3 Bath │ 5 Rec

Guide Price £1,500,000


Richard Longhurst


Key features

  • An elegant country house
  • Set in approximately 12 acres of formal gardens and ancient woodland
  • Approximately 7,696 sqft gross internal floor area
  • Paddock and stables
  • Four large reception rooms
  • Eight bedrooms
  • Two bedrooms each with adjacent dressing rooms
  • Three bathrooms, one shower room
  • Cellar

Full description

Nestled in the heart of approximately 1.5 acres of formal gardens enveloped by approximately 11 acres of mature ancient woodland, Westergate Wood is an elegant individually designed country house built with architects Coldwell and Courtauld in 1913. The property has been in the same family ownership from new and is now ready for a new owner to breath fresh life into it.

This charming home retains many of its original features including high ceilings, stunning timber panelling, brick mullion leaded light windows and generously proportioned rooms.

Within the grounds there is a tennis court, and a south facing terrace overlooking the gardens towards the woodland which is covered in an abundant carpet of bluebells and daffodils in the spring. With easy access to the A27 just to the north, the property is approached via a long private drive. A stable block is located in the paddock towards the southern boundary which could be reinstated. Westergate Wood will retain a vehicular right of way to the paddock via the secondary drive which serves Westergate Wood Cottages to the south of the property. The property is being sold with no onward chain.

Agents note: A right of way for maintenance / replacement of the private drainage system located at the south end of the paddock will be granted to the owners of Westergate Wood Cottages.

Arun District Council - 23/24 Tax Band H £4,298.28

From Chichester proceed east on the A27 and at the Fontwell roundabout take the third exit off into Fontwell Avenue. After Fontwell race course take the first turning on the right into Level Mare Lane and continue the end. Just before joining the A27 the private driveway to Westergate Wood is on the right.



Situated within the parish of Aldingbourne, the property lies between Chichester and Arundel, both famous as cultural centres with cathedrals and annual festivities. Nearby is the village of Barnham offering everyday amenities including a railway station to London Victoria. Other leisure activities in the area include horse racing at Fontwell and Goodwood, walking and riding in the South Downs National Park and water sports along the South Coast. There are a number of good state and private schools in the area.

Council Tax Band: H

Tenure: Freehold

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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