The expression 'If walls could talk' certainly applies to this fine Grade II listed house discretely concealed behind a high retaining wall in the heart of Tangmere village. Tangmere Cottage played a significant role as the operations centre for Tangmere airfield during World War II hosting the Special Operations Executive, a secret Government agency working with Resistance forces in occupied Europe. SOE agents would be flown from RAF Tangmere (home to 161 Special Duties Squadron) by Lysander aircraft to and from mainland Europe by night.
Today the property is a fine five bedroom Grade II Listed country home standing in half an acre of mature attractively landscaped gardens. Originally believed to date from circa 1750, and retaining much character, the property has subsequently been substantially extended to include three large reception rooms, and a fabulous kitchen breakfast room with integrated appliances and a glass roofed sitting area. The drawing room has four feature bay windows and a large open fireplace, and the dining room, and one time operations room during WW11 has space for the largest of dining tables measure 20' x 14'. There is also a dual aspect family room and ground floor cloakroom. The principal bedroom suite includes a double bedroom with a large dressing room and en-suite shower room. There are four further bedrooms, one with an en-suite shower room and a family bathroom.
The garden is attractively landscaped with abundantly stocked borders and extensive lawns. It includes a heated outdoor swimming pool and decked area with a Mediterranean style bar. A sweeping driveway leads to large double garage and workshop/store, and two large parking areas. No onward chain.
Chichester District Council - 22/23 Tax Band G £3,400.80
There is a comprehensive range of local amenities including, a medical centre, dental surgery, and local convenience store incorporating a post office. There is also a primary school, parish church, and a regular bus service into Chichester. Three miles to the west lies the cathedral city of Chichester which offers excellent high street shopping, many fashionable restaurants, cafes and bars, the Festival Theatre and a mainline station to London Victoria. Nearby 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. There are superb sailing facilities around Chichester Harbour and windsurfing from the beaches at West Wittering. The area is a paradise for wildlife enthusiasts, with beautiful walks and cycle tracks over the South Downs and around the harbour.
A fine five bedroom detached Grade II country house standing in half acre garden about three miles west of Chichester
Drawing Room (WWII Recreation Room) 33'5 (10.19m) x 14'5 (4.39m)
Family Room 19'2 (5.84m) x 13' (3.96m)
Dining Room (WWII Operations Room) 20' (6.1m) x 14'1 (4.29m)
Kitchen 20'6 (6.25m) x 11'10 (3.61m)
Breakfast Room 15'7 (4.75m) x 7'2 (2.18m)
First Floor Landing
Dressing Room 14'11 (4.55m) x 11' (3.35m)
En-Suite Shower Room
Bedroom 1 14'4 (4.37m) x 14' (4.27m)
Bedroom 2 14'9 (4.5m) x 11'11 (3.63m)
En-Suite Shower Room
Bedroom 3 20'1 (6.12m) x 14'3 (4.34m)
Bedroom 4 14'11 (4.55m) x 12'3 (3.73m)
Bedroom 5 14'2 (4.32m) x 12'11 (3.94m)
Double Garage 20' (6.1m) x 17' (5.18m)
Workshop/Store 16'8 (5.08m) x 4'2 (1.27m)
Swimming Pool 21' (6.4m) x 19' (5.79m)
Store 8'7 (2.62m) x 7' (2.13m)
Store 7' (2.13m) x 5'5 (1.65m)
Bar 13'11 (4.24m) x 7'10 (2.39m)
Council Tax Band- G
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.