Sweet Meadow, Bosham Hoe, Chichester

Sweet Meadow

  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 4 Reception Rooms

6 bedroom detached sold

  • Agent Michael Cornish Chichester
  • Agent Number 01243 790656

Guide price £1,950,000

About this property

Exceptionally rare opportunity to acquire a property on Bosham Hoe with no immediate neighbours and outstanding views over adjacent farmland on three sides with southerly views towards the main harbour channel. Planning consent has been granted to replace the existing house with an Arts & Crafts style house of approx. 7,750 sq.ft, set in grounds of about 1 acre

EXISTING HOUSE The existing house was designed and built in the late 1950's and this is the first time it has come to the market in 44 years. In 2001 it was extended to create the large existing 6 bedroom house with its extensive garaging and storage. The surrounding gardens approaching 1 acre have a desirable central position on the southern side of the Bosham Hoe Estate. Unique to the Hoe, Sweet Meadow has no immediate neighbouring properties with open farmland on three sides. Mature trees and evergreen hedge screen part of the southern boundary and afford views to the main channel. The property is accessed by way of a five-bar gate opening on to a long driveway leading to the main parking area to the west of the house. The gardens face south with views to the west and north across open farmland and as far as the South Downs hills in the distance.

PROPOSED HOUSE During 2017, planning consent was granted for an impressive replacement house of some 7,750 sq.ft inspired by the Arts & Crafts movement. This new house draws inspiration from Voysey and Lutyens with its stone detailing, tall decorative chimneys and central projecting gable with arched front door, circular window and protecting canopy. Whilst traditional in style, the house provides everything a modern family home requires. A large impressive reception hall opens on to three good reception rooms whilst to the south there is an impressive kitchen/living/dining area of some 45' in length providing a spacious open plan living area. The main reception rooms all communicate easily with each other and the reception hall by way of five separate sets of double doors, allowing these areas to be opened up ideal for entertaining. To the west of the main kitchen area there is a generous utility/boot room with ample storage leading through to the triple bay integral garage.

On the first floor, there are no less than five bedroom suites, all with their own shower room or bathroom and two with dressing rooms. The principal bedroom also has double doors opening on to an east facing balcony with views over the neighbouring open farmland. The generous accommodation on the second floor provides two further bedroom suites and a 26' long multi-media room. As with the existing house, there is plenty of garaging and the facility for an additional boat house of some 672 sq.ft, which in all amounts to a total area of about 8,422 sq.ft including boat house and garaging (confirmed by the architect).

GARDENS & GROUNDS Sweet Meadow is located on a secluded plot with access through a 5 bar gate from a private road, opening onto a long drive leading to the house. There is ample parking for vehicles and boats on the gravelled area between the house and the substantial garaging. The house has stunning views over the adjoining field and the garden is laid to a level lawn, all of which takes full advantage of the sun with south and west aspects. There are a variety of mature trees and neatly kept hedges with post and rail fencing, which ensures a good degree of privacy with open views over the extensive field. In all the house, garden and grounds are set in approximately 1 acre.

BOSHAM HOE PRIVATE ESTATE Bosham Hoe is a private waterside estate set in over 250 acres of oak woods, fields, and foreshore on a small peninsula within Chichester Harbour. All 57 residential owners on Bosham Hoe receive one ordinary share in the Hoe Estate Company Ltd providing the owners with part ownership of the private estate. Each owner contributes a nominal annual subscription fee the amount of which can vary to pay for the upkeep of the common areas of the estate. Residential owners have exclusive use of the estate including the hard, two jetties, a stunning 10 acre oak wood directly on the harbour, a paddock, dinghy park and an SSSI field of orchids.

DIRECTIONS From Chichester travelling on the A27 at the roundabout, take the exit sign posted Bosham (A259) continue passing through Fishbourne village, after for about 2.5 miles turn left into Walton Lane. Continue for about half a mile at the bend bear right and after a few hundred yards turn left into Taylors Lane, continue for about 1.5 miles and at the beginning of Smugglers Lane continue through the white picket fenced private entrance to Bosham Hoe, proceed towards the end of the private road, bearing right at the end and continue for approximately 300 yards and the entrance to Sweet Meadow will be found on the right hand side. 

SERVICES Mains electricity, water, drainage and oil fired central heating. LOCAL AUTHORITYChichester District Council: 01243 785166 Council Tax Band: H EPCRating: E

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

Sweet Meadow, Bosham Hoe, Chichester
  • EXISTING HOUSE: Approx. 3,380 SQ.FT.
  • 6 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 3 Receptions, Conservatory,
  • Reception Hall, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, 2nd Kitchen, Cloakroom,
  • Detached Garaging, Workshop, Boathouse
  • PROPOSED HOUSE: Approx. 7,750 SQ.FT.
  • 7 Bedroom Suites, Galleried Landing
  • 2nd Floor Media/Games Room,
  • Reception Hall, Cloakroom, 3 Receptions,Kitchen/Dining Room
  • Utility & Boot Room, Integral 3-bay Garage, Boat House
  • Gardens & Grounds Adjacent to farmland with views of Harbour
  • Access to the Harbour, In all, set in about 1 acre


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36 Shippam Street, Chichester West Sussex PO19 1AG

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Saturday - 9am - 4pm
Sunday - By Arrangement


01243 790656