Martins Five, Martins Lane, Birdham, Chichester

What This charming period house has oodles of character and boasts many of its original features. Close to Chichester Harbour, it is on a private road leading to the village of Bosham with its 14th century church, while the South Downs National Park is practically on the doorstep.

Great British Life: Timber beams give the period home character (c) beams give the period home character (c)

Inside With nine bedrooms, seven bathrooms and six sitting rooms, this is a very spacious detached house that comes with a self-contained annexe. Cooks will love the open plan kitchen diner that leads to a formal dining room, study and utility room. Upstairs are four bedrooms and four bathrooms. Through a connecting door – but also with its own entrance – is the two-bedroom annexe with a sitting room, kitchen/breakfast room and shower room.

Great British Life: The barn has three bedrooms (c) barn has three bedrooms (c)

Outside Perfect for guests or teenage or young adult children is the detached oak barn at the bottom of the large garden, which is screened from the house. Inside there is a large open plan living room, with a kitchen diner, cloakroom, sitting room and cloakroom. There are also two bedrooms with ensuites on the ground floor with a mezzanine level upstairs that can be used as a bedroom, snug or study area.

Wrapping around the side and rear of the house is a sunken and paved rose garden which leads to immaculate lawns to both the front, rear and side of the property. There is also an original Anderson shelter WHAT, with a garden machinery store and greenhouse. Behind the barn is a vegetable garden and shed. Along the side of the house is a gravel driveway and generous parking area for multiple cars.

Guide Price £2.5m


01243 630318

Great British Life: The house, annexe and barn are all charming (c) house, annexe and barn are all charming (c) Great British Life: Cooks will love the spacious kitchen (c) will love the spacious kitchen (c)