Charming converted Gothic barn

Cob Cottage forms part of a small development of impressive Gothic barns in Fishbourne, converted in 1999 to create a fine house, six luxury apartments, and this absolutely charming and spacious home.


The property, in Old Park Lane, is in an enviable position, just six minutes’ drive from Chichester but in a gloriously tranquil setting bordered by fields and mature trees.

The property is approached by a gravel drive with a low wall of old bricks with neatly trimmed shrubs, leading to an area of lawns, pretty pathways and fruit trees, currently a mass of blossom.

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The front elevation of Cob Cottage is of warm sandstone and brick and there is a wisteria with cascading blooms at the corner of the house.

In every direction there is a reassuring sense of quality and order.

There is parking for two cars, as well as an area of visitors’ parking.

The interior has a great feeling of space, with a large asymmetric living room, vaulted with massive beams and opening onto a pretty patio.

There is certainly no lack of space in the kitchen and breakfast area which also has double doors opening onto the garden.

A wide corridor with wood floor leads to two generous double bedrooms and a single bedroom which could also serve as a large study.

The utility room, cloakroom and two bathrooms complete the accommodation.

Outside, a lawn runs the length of the house, enclosed by post and rail fencing and overlooking the shared orchard, currently rich with blossom, and out over fields to a row of poplars and the South Downs beyond.

Cob Cottage would make a terrific home for anyone wanting to downsize but still to retain a sense of space, both inside and out.

In spite of the proximity to the town, the setting is wonderfully peaceful and feels like the depth of the country, with just the sound of birdsong from the grove of tall trees nearby.

A short walk away is the beginning of the Salterns Way footpath which leads around Fishbourne Creek and southwards to Chichester Marina and Birdham Pool.

This would also make a brilliant home to lock up and leave, for those planning to retire and be free to travel.

Guide price £665,000.

For further details or to arrange a viewing please call the Henry Adams Chichester office on 01243 533377(1) or email: [email protected]