An attractive, historic three-to-four bedroom detached, cottage-style home, with beautifully-presented accommodation, just half a mile from Chichester Harbour water’s edge at Cutmill Creek.

With views across open farmland, Hamstead Farm Cottage is a charming detached property, which has been fully renovated and extended in 2016. This home, situated on a dead-end, rural lane, offers flexible and immaculately presented accommodation throughout, with three/four bedrooms.

A most welcoming entrance hallway leads through to an attractive beamed sitting room, with a dual aspect including a bay window, and a fireplace fitted with a multi-fuel stove. This room, with adjacent full bathroom including laundry area, is designed to double as a fourth bedroom. At the rear of the ground floor there is a stunning open-plan sitting/dining room with access to the kitchen and to the fully enclosed rear gardens via French doors. A large ceiling lantern fills this area with natural light, whilst underfloor heating and a feature brick fireplace with multi-fuel stove create warmth and elegance. The kitchen is well equipped, with a Rangemaster cooker, ample storage and space for all necessary appliances, as well as a generous breakfast bar. A kitchen door opens onto a bright car port providing convenient access to the house.

On the first floor are two double bedrooms, with the master benefitting from an en suite shower room. A third, single bedroom can also be used as a dressing room. A large contemporary shower room serves the second and third bedrooms.


To the front of the property there is a blockpaved driveway with a covered carport, providing generous parking. To the rear, the private, securely fenced and gated garden, with tool shed, is laid to lawn and well stocked with a variety of shrubs, fruit trees and perennials. A large paved terrace offers an ideal outside area for dining/relaxation and, at the bottom of the garden, there is an excellent office/studio with power points. Connected to the building is a sizeable log store and a shed for storage.


Hamstead Farm Cottage lies on the western boundary of the Parish of Bosham, with its iconic yachting harbour and church, and borders the Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Nearby amenities include two local pubs, a convenience store and a primary school, while neighbouring Nutbourne has a railway station. Services to London Waterloo (1hr 30mins) are via Havant, and Victoria (1hr 45mins) via Chichester. Chichester harbour, offering sailing, kayaking and fishing, is a mecca for watersports and recreation. With 54 miles of shoreline within the harbour there are many beautiful walks. The cathedral city of Chichester is within easy reach, with its excellent shopping, restaurants, cafés, and Festival Theatre. By road, the nearby A27 connects to Chichester and towards Brighton.


From Chichester, leave the city centre via Westgate and after half a mile, take the first exit at a roundabout, followed by the third exit at the next roundabout onto the A259/Cathedral Way. At the next roundabout, take the third exit to remain on the A259/Fishbourne Road West. After two and a half miles, at the roundabout, continue straight ahead, and then after a further mile, turn right onto Drift Lane. You will find the property before the railway crossing on your right-hand side.

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Other features

  • Large open plan living room and dining area
  • Kitchen/Breakfast room
  • Sitting room/Bedroom 4, with adjacent full bathroom
  • Laundry area
  • Master bedroom with en suite shower room
  • 2 Further bedrooms
  • Shower room
  • Large carport
  • Garden office
  • Gardens
  • EPC rating C

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Ref: CHI170141

Drift Lane, Bosham Chichester West Sussex PO18

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Ref: CHI170141

Drift Lane, Bosham Chichester West Sussex PO18

Guide Price