Southdean Drive, Middleton-on-Sea, Bognor Regis, PO22

4 Bed │ 6 Bath │ 3 Rec

Guide Price £2,000,000 Freehold


Richard Longhurst


Key features

  • Reception Hall
  • Kitchen/Sitting Room
  • Informal Dining Room
  • Sitting Room/Bedroom 6
  • Library/Bedroom 5
  • Principal Bedroom with En-Suite Shower Room
  • 3 En-Suite Bedrooms (1 with dressing room)
  • 3 Shower Rooms
  • Scullery
  • Lift
  • 3 Roof Terraces
  • 2 Balconies
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Garden

Full description

With its distinctive 1930's Art Deco architecture, The House on the Beach offers immaculate, recently renovated and extended, light and airy accommodation, with an 'upside-down' layout providing bedrooms primarily on the ground floor and living spaces on the upper floors. The arrangement of the rooms offers flexibility to suit a diverse range of family living requirements, as well as welcoming space for entertaining guests or accommodating a dependent relative. On the ground floor, the reception hall gives access to a principal bedroom with an impressive en-suite and feature curved bay window and doors. Two further bedrooms have en-suite facilities with bi-folding doors. All the bedrooms have a southerly sea view. A large library room is fitted with bookshelves and has an adjoining shower room. An additional shower room and a scullery/utility room complete the lower-level accommodation. The Scullery and Library also have their own entrance and could function as a separate annexe - with kitchen, bedroom and shower room.


On the floor above, a light-filled, open-plan kitchen/sitting/breakfast room or informal dining room have direct access to both a balcony and a roof terrace, providing a seamless inside-to-outside living environment with outstanding vistas. An external Art Deco staircase leads from this room to the garden. Fittings include Corian work surfaces, an attractive 'Everhot 90i' stove, and a fitted Neptune bench and sideboard. A second roof terrace is situated on the opposite aspect of the house, taking advantage of the easterly aspect. There is also a bedroom with adjoining dressing room and en-suite at this level of the home, which together could form a guest suite.

On the second floor, a generous living space provides a further sitting/dining/family room with glazed sliding doors to a balcony and a door opening to a wraparound potential roof terrace where elevated panoramic views across the sea can be enjoyed. This generous room could provide a sixth bedroom suite, as there is also a compact shower room on this top floor. All floors have full smart-controlled underfloor heating.

In its idyllic waterside setting, the house offers direct beach access, with a boardwalk providing a route through the garden to the shoreline. The garden has been designed to reflect its seaside setting, with large areas of wild flowers. Colourful beach huts serve as attractive storage sheds with power, light and wired internet service. A paved terrace offers an area for relaxed seating, and further comfort in this beachside setting is provided by an outdoor cloakroom, along with an exterior cupboard in use as a wine cellar. To the front of the house, the paved driveway affords ample parking for vehicles with provision for construction of a garage with a base, electricity and plumbing, already in place. There is also a 3-phase, fast electric car charger installed at the property.

A stunning Art Deco family home with extensive, contemporary-styled accommodation, direct beach access and outstanding coastal views.


Why live in Middleton-on-Sea?

The development of modern Middleton began after World War I, when Captain H Rowlands S Coldicott purchased great swathes of farmland with a plan to create both a residential estate and a village community.

This led to the development of the private Sea Lane Estate, which is still a sought-after residential area today thanks to its proximity to the sea and local shops. There are also many pretty thatched properties in the area along with small retirement apartments, bungalows and large family homes that enjoy direct access to the sea while, in neighbouring Felpham, we have the glorious private Summerley Estate.

Middleton-on-Sea is within easy reach of Chichester and Bognor Regis and is a perfect setting for family life. We have two local schools, including the Bishop Tufnell Primary School and the Felpham Community College for secondary students, along with a day nursery for pre-school children. We also have a good range of shops for such a small village, including coffee shops, a Post Office, a family butcher, a general store, newsagent, fish and chip shops, gift shops, a florist and some friendly pubs.

At low tide, Middleton-on-Sea’s sandy beach stretches from Littlehampton to Bognor Regis and is a favourite for local dog walkers and those who enjoy the fresh air and tranquillity of the sea.  Elmer Sands, a mile east of Middleton, is a particular beauty spot, enhanced by the interesting rock islands that were built as a sea defence two decades ago and which have left rock pools and safe areas for swimming and beginner water sports. Over in Felpham you’ll find beachfront cafés, the Arun Leisure Centre, which has a swimming pool and a well equipped gym, and public tennis courts next to the Promenade.

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

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