A wonderful, modernist house with around 2 acres of gardens running down to Chichester Harbour and spectacular views over the water.
Pict Fenn is a marvellous example of modern architecture, contemporary to the 1960s and occupying an idyllic, rural location on the shores of Chichester Harbour, a short walk over the foot causeway to Birdham Pool and its moorings. The house is full of 1960s touches with masses of light, space and huge windows, highlighting the spectacular outlook. Arranged over two floors and topped with a roof terrace and viewing platform/lookout point, Pict Fenn was the base for a magical “Swallows and Amazons” childhood, with ponies in the paddock and boats in the harbour for our client’s children.
Outside, the property is approached via a long, gravelled driveway, headed with a five bar gate, leading to an area of hard standing parking for several cars in front of the double garaging.
The lightly wooded front gardens offer seclusion and privacy to the occupants of the house, and a useful stable block with hay barn and tack room stand east of the house.
To the rear, the delightful gardens comprise, principally, sweeping lawns, edged with mature trees and shrubs, beyond which is a fenced paddock leading to the shores of the harbour.
Pict Fenn is tucked away down a long drive from a little known private lane, of just three houses, each standing within their own substantial grounds on the shores of beautiful Chichester Harbour.
Birdham is a pretty sailing village, renowned for its excellent facilities for mooring and historic Birdham Pool, just about 50 yards from the property. Chichester Harbour offers good sailing, delightful walks on the many miles of footpaths, glorious scenery, and a marvellous variety of flora and fauna. Birdham has a village store, parish church and local public houses, as well as a primary school.
Chichester, to the north, offers the renowned Festival Theatre, ancient Cathedral, pretty Georgian shopping streets, galleries, museums and restaurants.
Leisure facilities within the area include, of course, sailing from Chichester Harbour, kite/windsurfing and bathing from the beaches at West Wittering, as well as a horse-racing calendar and events for motoring enthusiasts at Goodwood. Chichester has a mainline railway station with regular services to London (Victoria) and Gatwick, whilst Havant, to the east, offers a fast service to London (Waterloo).
Guide Price - £2,250,000
For more information contact Strutt & Parker LLP 01243 832600.