An impressive period barn with a versatile annex and walled garden set in the beautiful village of Westbourne.
Shires Barn is an intriguing barn conversion offering generous living space, classic features and a spacious annex. A large flagstone hall invites one through to a spacious, well-planned kitchen with a wall of glass engaging views of the walled garden. This is the characterful heart of the home, with vaulted ceiling and an Aga. A large utility room and cloakroom are adjacent. Beyond the kitchen is the expansive sitting room with a woodburner in the inglenook fireplace, a roomy dining area and a study space. Two doors give access to the courtyard garden, with other doors to the side garden. Stairs lead up to three double bedrooms and the family bathroom on the first floor, the master bedroom having its own bathroom ensuite.
The Annex has a charming sitting/dining room with an open fire place with wood burner and two sets of French doors out to the walled garden. A good double bedroom, a large shower room/wet room and a compact kitchen completes this wing of the house.
The house is approached by a driveway that also leads to a broad parking apron and the large garage/workshop. A good size mature garden sits between the garage and the house. There are double gates from the walled garden to a side lane.
Viewing this property is highly recommended.
Located just outside the conservation area of the picturesque village of Westbourne, straddling the Hampshire/West Sussex border, with church, doctors surgery and day-to-day shopping including a locally renowned bakery. Conveniently situated for easy access to the Cathedral City of Chichester with its Festival Theatre, racing at Goodwood and polo at Cowdray in Midhurst, The bustling harbourside town of Emsworth, a short distance to the south, lies on the upper reaches of Chichester Harbour with two sailing clubs and coastline appealing to birdwatchers and ramblers alike. Access to London is good with the A3(M) within a few miles of the property and Victoria and Waterloo rail services available at Emsworth and Havant respectively.
A large period barn with versatile accommodation; an annex, walled garden and large garage/workshop with parking for several cars.
En Suite Bathroom
Annex Sitting Room
Annex Bedroom 4
Annex Shower Room
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.