Malthouse Lane, West Ashling, PO18

2 Bed │ 1 Bath │ 2 Rec

Price Guide £725,000 (F)


Simon Smith


Key features

  • A 1,211 sqft character cottage
  • Versatile accommodation
  • Idyllic village location in the South Downs National Park
  • Beautiful south facing rear garden
  • Detached brick studio/store (potential home office)
  • Parking for at least two cars
  • Gated private cul de sac
  • Five and a half miles north west of Chichester

Full description

Nestled at the end of a small private cul de sac in the heart of the idyllic downland village of West Ashling, this delightful Grade II listed cottage exudes character and charm. The original cottage is believed to date from as early as the 16th century when numbers 5 and 6 where the Malthouse for the west side of the village. In more recent times, the property has been extended to create additional ground floor accommodation, including a spacious triple aspect kitchen/dining room with a vaulted ceiling, a gas fired Aga, and a traditional flagstone floor. There is also twin aspect sitting room with a wood burning stove and French doors leading to the beautifully landscaped south facing rear garden, a study, cloakroom, utility room and ground floor bedroom. On the first floor there is a principal bedroom and bathroom.

Outside, there is parking for at least two cars at the front of the cottage and a long south facing rear garden with abundantly stocked borders. At the far end there is a brick built outbuilding surmounted by a clay tiled roof with power and light, which would make an ideal studio or home office.

Chichester District Council - 22/23 Tax Band E £2,427.82



West Ashling is located about five miles north west of Chichester and has a local village pub, primary school and a picturesque mill pond. The area is a paradise for wildlife enthusiasts, with beautiful walks and cycle tracks over the South Downs and around Chichester Harbour. Local amenities can be found in nearby Funtington and Bosham. 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. Goodwood is famous for its many event days including the world renowned Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival for motor racing enthusiasts and a season of horse racing including the Qatar Goodwood Festival.

A delightful Grade II listed attached cottage

Entrance Hall

Sitting Room 21'7 (6.58m) x 14'1 (4.29m)

Study 11' (3.35m) x 8'7 (2.62m)

Utility 11'6 (3.51m) x 4'5 (1.35m)

Kitchen/Dining Room 19'1 (5.82m) x 10'3 (3.12m)


Bedroom 2/Office 15'7 (4.75m) x 7'8 (2.34m)

First Floor Landing

Bedroom 1 14'6 (4.42m) x 11'11 (3.63m)




Outbuilding 9'3 (2.82m) x 7'5 (2.26m)


A charming Grade II period cottage nested in the gateway to the South Downs National Park

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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