Castlefield Cottage, Sidlesham Common

Castlefield Cottage

  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Reception Rooms

3 bedroom detached house SSTC

  • Reference Number 00031
  • Agent Michael Cornish Chichester
  • Agent Number 01243 790656

Guide price £645,000

About this property

A charming brick and flint DETACHED Victorian Cottage of great character with a delightful private garden and outbuildings with an Annexe adjoining a detached DOUBLE GARAGE, in a highly desirable rural village between Sidlesham Quay and Chichester Marina


Castlefield Cottage is delightful Victorian detached brick and flint period cottage of immense charm and character with a number of period features, understood to date from about 1844. Upon entering the cottage there is a welcoming large entrance reception hall used as a Snug with an ancient flagstone floor and a two-way aspect fireplace housing a wood burning stove leading through to the Conservatory/Dining Room with doors leading out on to the "sun trap" paved terraced courtyard area of the garden. The galley kitchen with a range of stylish modern units is accessed from the dining room and the snug. There is a comfortable atmosphere throughout the accommodation which has plenty of natural light in all of the rooms and there is a triple aspect Sitting Room with a fireplace and pretty outlook over the main garden. There is a useful downstairs Shower room/WC and Utility area. A staircase leads upto the landing and three bedrooms, with a superb Bathroom which includes, a superb open sided free standing bath and a separate shower cubicle, wash hand basin. There is a separate WC. The two main front bedrooms have wonderful views over the neighbouring countryside with wild deer are often seen grazing or running through the nearby field. There are a number of useful outbuildings including an Annex with potential to generate income adjoining the Double Garage which has potential subject to local authority planning consents.


Castlefield Cottage is approached from a lovely country road leading into an extensive cobbled parking area with a gate opening into the garden and pathway leading to the cottage. There is a delightful quintessentially English Cottage garden with many interesting features, including an expanse of lawn with flower borders, a number of rare Roses and shrubs enclosed by tall hedges proving privacy. The pathway leads to the entrance of the Cottage and to the "sun trap" courtyard and conservatory with a southerly aspect. There are useful outbuildings and parking spaces for about 5 vehicles with a Double garage adjoining the Annexe which would be ideal for Airbnb to generate extra income, subject to the usual consents. There may be potential to convert the Annexe and Double garage into accommodation, subject to planning consents.


This a highly regarded small village about 4 miles south of Chichester and has a small well regarded and popular primary school and the 13th-century church of St Mary Our Lady. Sidlesham Common is surrounded by several thousands of acres of farmland and there are stunning views towards the South Downs and lovely walks at nearby Pagham Nature Reserve and The Crab & Lobster Inn at Sidlesham Quay, There is a local public house/restaurant and a local fuel garage with everyday shopping amenities. Chichester Golf club at Hunston is about a mile. The village is within easy reach of Donnington and Birdham where there are a selection of pub/restaurants, Crouchers Hotel Restaurant and two marinas at Birdham and Chichester.


Sidlesham Common and the Village is located about 4 miles south of Chichester City which was founded by the Romans during the first century AD and the surrounding areas are steeped in history, with a number of fascinating archaeological remains from the Roman Conquest such as the existing remains of the tall defence Walls which now provide a walk round the City. Much of the City shopping centre is accessed through level pedestrianised areas leading to the well preserved and beautiful ancient Chichester Cathedral founded during 1075. Much of the City centre was built during the Georgian and Victorian periods and one of the most imposing buildings in the City today is the Georgian (former) Corn Exchange built in 1833 located in East Street. There are a wide variety of amenities including: Public and private sports centres with indoor swimming pools/gyms, cinemas, bowling, tennis/squash club, rugby football club. Other attractions include: The award winning Pallant House Gallery and Internationally renowned Chichester Festival Theatre. There are a good number of schools locally and accessible from Chichester including; Bishop Luffa, Oakwood, Prebendal, Westbourne House, Great Ballard, Slindon Collage, Bedales at Petersfield and Portsmouth Grammar school.


Chichester has a mainline rail station with fast links to: London/Waterloo via Havant (95mins) and to London Victoria (105mins) via Chichester. The A3 (M) motorway is about 4.5 miles west, connecting to the M25 Junction10 and to central London about (75miles) and Airports at Heathrow (59miles) or alternatively Gatwick via A27/A24 (55miles). Southampton International Airport (24miles) and Portsmouth (8miles), both cities have ferry services to the Isle of Wight, The Channel Isles and Europe.


Travelling from the West along the A27 to Chichester at the main Stockbridge Roundabout signposted West Wittering, continue south along the A286, after about half a mile at the first roundabout by the Coop Store turn left into the B2201 continue through the village of Donnington follow the sign for Selsey and turn right onto the B2145 and after a short distance at the Anchor Pub turn right into Rotten Row, continue just beyond Boxham Lane to the second driveway and the entrance to Castlefield Cottage will be found on the right hand side. Alternatively, travelling from the East along the A27 at the Selsey/Hunston roundabout continue on the B2145, and at the Anchor Pub continue just beyond Boxham Lane to the second driveway and the entrance to Castlefield Cottage will be found on the right hand side.

SERVICES: Mains electricity, water, drainage and Oil central heating.

LOCAL AUTHORITY: Chichester District Council: 01243 785166

Council Tax Band: F  EPC Rating: 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

Castlefield Cottage, Sidlesham Common
  • Detached Period Cottage
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Sitting Room (Triple Aspect)
  • Dining Room/Conservatory Large Snug, Kitchen and Utility
  • Double Garage and attached Annexe
  • Parking spaces for 5 vehicles
  • Garden with a sunny aspect and outbuildings
  • Wonderful countryside location




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36 Shippam Street, Chichester West Sussex PO19 1AG

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