A six bedroom character residence with historic interest on a sizeable plot in the sought after harbour.

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The Old Poor House is a most attractive residence with origins that reputably date back to the 1600s and offers a wealth of character and original features with each room having its own individual style and ambience. The property has been extended over the years and offers almost 3,300 sq. ft. of bright and flexible accommodation, including garaging, arranged over three floors with retained features that include exposed beams and open fires.

The ground floor comprises a spacious dual aspect reception room with feature open fireplace and two sets of French doors to the gardens together with a stunning inter-connecting suite of rooms including a good-sized dining room with access to the triple aspect glazed conservatory, a generous dual aspect kitchen/breakfast room and a front aspect sitting room/study with feature fireplace, glazed bay window and galleried landing over.

The cottage kitchen offers a range of fitted units including a breakfast bar, integrated appliances, a separate larder and garden access.The ground floor accommodation is completed by a utility room and cloakroom and there is access to the integral garage from the house.

To the first floor the property’s galleried landing leads to a spacious dual aspect main bedroom with en suite bathroom with bath and separate walk-in shower together with two well-proportioned bedrooms, a family bathroom and separate cloakroom. To the second floor lie the three remaining bedrooms, all with window seats offering stunning views over neighbouring countryside and serviced by a second family bathroom.


Set within a good-sized plot set well back from the road, the residence is accessed along a sweeping driveway leading to the double integral garage and with a large forecourt offering turning and parking space. The gardens, a particular feature of this property, are mostly laid to level lawn bordered by a variety of mature shrubs and trees, lending privacy to the setting, with mature planting, numerous seating areas and a walled paved terrace, ideal for entertaining and al fresco dining, the whole enjoying stunning countryside views.


The Old Poor House is located in the Sidlesham Quay Conservation Area, about 5.5 miles to the south of Chichester. This is a bird-watcher's paradise being just a mile from Pagham Harbour nature reserve, some 1,500 acres of salt marsh and tidal mudflats managed by the RSPB, designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Ramsar site (international designation of importance). Wonderful walks and cycle rides emanate literally from the doorstep.

Sidlesham has a primary school, local garage with shop, church, public house and nearby, the renowned ‘Crab & Lobster’ pub restaurant.

Chichester Marina and Yacht Club, Birdham Pool and the start of Chichester Canal are about 4 miles. Chichester’s broad range of shopping, cultural and leisure amenities, including the Festival Theatre, are easily accessible to the north. The Blue Flag sandy beach at West Wittering and the National Trust’s East Head are about 7.5 miles and Goodwood, with its historic house, horse racing, golf, motor racing and small airfield, is about 9.5 miles.


Directions Leave the A27 at the Stockbridge Road (A286) roundabout, then after 0.4 mile at the roundabout take the 1st exit onto B2201. After 2.4 miles turn right onto B2145 signposted Hunston and Selsey. Follow the road for 1.6 miles passing through Hunston village and Sidlesham village and turn left onto Mill Lane. After 0.2 mile the property can be found via a small Lane on your right, just before the bend in the road that leads to the harbour.

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Other features

  • Reception Hall
  • Reception Room
  • Sitting Room
  • Dining Room
  • Study
  • Conservatory
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Utility Room
  • 2 Cloakrooms
  • Master Bedroom With En Suite Bathroom
  • 5 Further Bedrooms
  • 2 Family Bathrooms
  • Double Garage
  • Superb Gardens

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Ref: CHI180174

Mill Lane, Sidlesham Chichester West Sussex PO20

Guide Price

Ref: CHI180174

Mill Lane, Sidlesham Chichester West Sussex PO20

Guide Price