The Drive, Southbourne, PO10

4 Bed │ 2 Bath │ 2 Rec

Offers Over £460,000 (Freehold)


Matthew Inker


Key features

  • Extended & Improved Chalet Bungalow
  • Offering Further Potential
  • Large, Mature Garden
  • Parking For Several Vehicles
  • Superb Garden Office
  • Four to Five Bedrooms
  • Many Period Features

Full description

This delightful 1920's chalet Bungalow has been hugely extended and improved by the current owners, yet still offers a new owner the chance to put their own finishing touches to what could be an extraordinary family home, full of charm and character. Located in a popular street in Southbourne, this home offers extensive accommodation, which briefly comprises the entrance hall, two double bedrooms, a family bathroom, a generous sitting room, with a lean to conservatory, a separate dining room, kitchen, Pantry/ utility room, rear lobby and cloakroom. The first floor, which is of an exceptionally good size, currently offers a further family bathroom, a very large landing area and two further double bedrooms, however, very little building work would be required to create further double bedroom with en-suite. Outside, the mature rear garden is a particular feature of this fabulous home, being very large, with numerous sheds, a greenhouse, chicken run, vegetable garden and large lawns. There is also a fully insulated and connected garden office, from which the current owner works year round on a daily basis. The property also benefits from two driveways, one each side of the house, which allows for several vehicles to be parked off road, together with a detached single garage. An early viewing of this unique home is highly recommended.


A True 'Good Life' Garden


Southbourne is a small village situated just to the east of Emsworth, both of which offer a variety of shops and mainline stations to London. There are local shops for everyday goods nearby, as well as a good restaurant and several local pubs. There are great walks in the vicinity with the harbour to the south and the downs to the north, together with numerous sporting activities in the area, including windsurfing and surfing in the Witterings and golf and racing at Goodwood, just to the north of Chichester. Goodwood also hosts the famous Festival of Speed and Revival Meetings. The railway station is a short walk from the property with trains to London Victoria, or faster trains to London Waterloo via nearby Havant.


Bedroom 1

Bedroom 2

Reception 1

Family Bathroom

Reception 2



Pantry / Utility Room

Rear Lobby



Loft Room


Bedroom 3

Bedroom 4


Garden Studio


Why live in Emsworth?

Many people move to Emsworth to enjoy the best of town, country and coastal life. It was once a fishing village that was known for boatbuilding, rope making and oyster farming. Many of these traditions are long gone, but Emsworth has retained much of its old-fashioned charm.

The many artists who live and work here throw open their studio doors to show their work at the annual Emsworth Art Trail while the Emsworth Horticultural Society holds an annual fair over the August Bank Holiday, which includes demonstrations of ancient crafts such as glass blowing, wood turning, falconry and beekeeping.

Emsworth has a great selection of good schools, including St. James Primary School, Emsworth Primary School, Warblington Secondary School and Bourne Community College. The town also has many independent shops, a butcher, fishmonger, florist, delicatessen and supermarkets and it’s no surprise that, in a recent survey, Emsworth received the highest shopper approval rating of all shopping centres in the borough. We’re also spoilt by the number of popular pubs, bars and restaurants here, such as 36 On The Quay, where you can enjoy fine dining with a waterside view, and Fat Olives that occupies a former fisherman’s cottage.

Of course, one of our major attractions is the water – it’s a paradise for sailors, with beautiful waterside properties lining the harbour and a choice of local sailing clubs. Hayling Island is equally popular, with its reputation as the spiritual home of windsurfing and miles of glorious seafront that overlook the Isle of Wight, the Solent and Selsey Bill.

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

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