Birdham, Chichester


  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 4 Reception Rooms

6 bedroom detached sold

  • Agent Michael Cornish Chichester
  • Agent Number 01243 790656

Price on application

About this property

Superbly appointed DETACHED HOUSE of character with versatile accommodation approx. 3,348 sq. ft., about 3 miles to the sandy beach at West Wittering and the local sailing club at Itchenor, with westerly rear aspect secluded gardens, in all about 0.6 acres.


Hundredsteddle House is a handsome and imposing  detached house of character located in a discreet lane, in the hamlet of Somerley and the popular village of Birdham. The property has extensive accommodation, including six bedrooms and four reception rooms, together with two bathrooms. There is a modern L-shaped kitchen with a 2 oven Aga and a particular feature is the wonderful Orangery to the rear, which has a superb outlook over the secluded garden. This provides an excellent family/entertainment room. The garden is of a good size, ideal for a family and there is a lovely view over the adjoining paddock, which is leased by the current owners. There is plenty of parking to the front on the driveway which is well screened by tress and hedges. Hundredsteddle House is a fine detached property, which is very well presented and has been recently renovated throughout. It is impressive in appearance, with a wide frontage and the large plot it occupies compliments the bright and spacious accommodation. With six bedrooms and two bathrooms on the first floor, there is plenty of space to suit most families. The ground floor accommodation has a good variety of rooms, each offering a comfortable ambience. There is a cosy sitting room with brick open fireplace overlooking the front aspect, along with a large open plan living room and conservatory and a generous family room with stove open plan to the double aspect dining room. The fabulous Orangery which is attached to the rear of the house and accessed via the large boot room off the utility room, is wonderful for entertaining family and friends. Planing permission has been granted for a substantial triple garage with large storage room above, which could have a variety of uses and would be ideal for Air BNB, subject to the usual local authority planning consents and it has its own separate access at the rear of the garden off the lane. The vendors currently rent an adjoining paddock for a nominal rent. The house and garden are not overlooked and are extremely secluded and private.The outstanding Orangery leads out to an extensive decked area and overlooks the particularly private well screened gardens and grounds. Wonderful country walks virtually emanate from the property leading through the nearby countryside towards the amazing beaches at the Witterings.


Hundredsteddle House is approached from a  no through lane leading off Bell Lane. The property has a particularly wide frontage beyond the five-bar gate which leads to an extensive parking area for numerous vehicles and space for a small boat and or dinghy’s. There is a second entrance via timber games leading into a hard standing area to the car of the garden. There is planning consent for  a triple garage with loft space above. The gardens and grounds are mainly laid to lawn with flower borders, a variety of shrubs, hedges and trees providing an excellent degree of privacy. In all the property is set in gardens and grounds of about 0.6 acres.


Hundredsteddle House is located in the ancient hamlet of Somerley, which is a conservation area. The village of Birdham is renowned for its marina at Birdham Pool, which leads through to Chichester Marina and there is a useful village shop, fuel station and Church, as well as a cricket ground. The village has an excellent mixture of period and contemporary properties and there is a popular village school. There is an established local private leisure club Harbour Way Country Club, West Wittering, located near Itchenor and an excellent selection of Restaurants/pubs in the nearby villages of Birdham, Itchenor, Bracklesham Bay, West Wittering and East Wittering which also has a modern Medical Centre and an excellent shopping centre with a wide variety of independent shops and larger stores including the Co-op and Tesco stores.


From Chichester at the A27 Stockbridge Roundabout signposted West Wittering proceed south along the A286 and continue for about 4 miles to the end of the Birdham Straight and at the mini - roundabout take the first left exit into Bell Lane, after about half a mile on the right hand side turn in to Hundredsteddle Lane and almost immediately on the left hand side turn into on the entrance driveway of Hundredsteddle House.

DISCLAIMER NOTICE: MICHAEL CORNISH LIMTED and any member of the company and for the vendor/landlord of this property whose agents they are, give notice that (i) these particulars do not constitute any part of an offer or contract, (ii) all statements contained within these particulars are made without responsibility on the part of MICHAEL CORNISH LIMITED or the vendor/landlord, (iii) the statements contained within these particulars should not to be relied upon as a statement of fact or representation, (iv) any interested purchaser/tenant must satisfy themselves by inspection, professional survey or otherwise as to the correctness of each of the statements contained within these particulars, (v) the vendor/landlord does not make or give either MICHAEL CORNISH LIMITED or any person in their employment any authority or give representation or warranty whatsoever in relation this property. (vi) The appliances, equipment, fittings or services have not been tested and cannot be verified as to whether they are in working order. Photographs and Maps and all plans in these particulars are shown for illustration purposes and as a guide only. Registered Office: Wellesley House, 204 London Road, Waterlooville, Hants PO7 7AN Registered in England & Wales: MICHAEL CORNISH LIMITED Company No. 11293959


Key Features

Birdham, Chichester
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms (one ensuite)
  • Sitting Room
  • Living Room and Conservatory
  • L-Shaped Kitchen with Aga
  • Dining Room & Family Room
  • Cloak Room/WC/Utility Room/Office
  • Stunning Orangery & boot room
  • Planning Consent for Triple Open Bay Garage
  • Two entrances with extensive parking space
  • Delightful gardens with westerly aspect
  • In all, set in about 0.6 acres


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36 Shippam Street, Chichester West Sussex PO19 1AG

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Saturday - 9am - 4pm
Sunday - By Arrangement


01243 790656