During the day, a viewing room accessed via a spiral staircase from the entrance hall gives great views towards the Solent through a stylish eyebrow window.
But at night the star attraction is literally just that – an observatory in the garden that lets you see as far into space as your telescope allows!
You’ll maybe not see as far as Chichester-based astronaut Tim Peake as he whizzes around the world on the International Space Station but, let’s face it, the training for buying a house is a lot less arduous.
If stargazing is your driver then getting down to view the property called Two Ways should be your next earth mission.
Anne-Marie Green, of Fine and Country estate agents in Emsworth is sure you won’t be disappointed.
The current owners, who have lived there for 30 years, have the accommodation arranged in two wings with the bedrooms mainly to the far side from the entrance hall and the living space wrapped around it, although the position of the kitchen does bend the rules slightly.
“When seen from the driveway, the house looks smaller than it turns out to be – it literally grows on you once you step inside and realise you were viewing it sideways on!”, explains Anne-Marie.
“It’s a bit like the space station for the surprises it springs – the good news is that going outside to do maintenance means wearing little more than a T-shirt and shorts rather than a complicated suit.
“At each end there is a bay window, one serving the drawing room and the other the master bedroom, which has an adjacent bathroom.
“The second bedroom, set towards the centre of the property, has an en-suite shower room and there is a third bedroom with adjacent shower room that also serves the fourth bedroom at the rear of the first floor viewing area.
“The hallway opens into a sun lounge which, like the drawing room and separate study, looks out across the beautiful gardens.
“There will never be a shortage of guests wanting to drop by, so it’s as well that there’s off road parking for several cars.
“It has great privacy despite the seafront location, the reason for the viewing room in a higher part of the house. With its mix of shrubs and greenery, the garden is a delight.
“The observatory is tucked away where it’s least likely to be subject to light sources and reached via the side garden or through the kitchen courtyard.”
Guide Price £875,000.
For more information, contact Fine and Country on 01243 487969 or email: [email protected]