Main Road, Fishbourne, PO18 8BD
A chance to acquire a landmark building in Fishbourne comprising a 17th century five bedroom house of great character and detached former bakery which once served the whole of the Bosham peninsular and now a gallery, various outbuildings and a lovingly restored detached 19th century coach house currently used as successful holiday let.

Total 4710 sqft

The Old Bakehouse stands in an area of outstanding beauty in the sought after village of Fishbourne, approximately two miles away from the Cathedral City of Chichester. Fishbourne railway station is only a five minute walk away and has direct services to London Victoria. To the South is Chichester Harbour, with sailing from Itchenor, Bosham, Birdham and Emsworth and also the beaches around Wittering. To the north of Fishbourne is the beautiful countryside of The Downs and Goodwood, where many sporting and other events occur throughout the year. Chichester City centre has a good range of facilities including shops, good schools, restaurants and Chichester Festival Theatre which holds an international reputation for producing work of a high standard.

The Old Bakehouse:

Entrance porch
Where a door opens into the

Entrance hall
With an under-stairs storage cupboard.

Sitting room
20'0 x 13'6 (6.10m x 4.11m)
With south and east facing windows, original fireplace with open fire, two central heating radiators and beams exposed. Throughout the home there are timbers sourced from ships predating the house.

Farmhouse-style breakfasting kitchen
24'9 x 11'3 (7.54m x 3.43m)
With French windows to the rear, porthole window above, further natural light from side windows and Velux roof lights where the ceiling follows the slope of the roof. There is a twin bowl butler sink, solid oak worktops, fitted drawers and cupboards, gas fired AGA, island unit topped with solid oak and cupboards beneath and stable door leading outside.

Utility room
10'8 x 7'0 (3.25m x 2.13m)
With rear window, butler sink, fitted drawers and cupboards, plumbing for a washing machine, storage space and connecting door into the

Boot room
Where a door leads outside.

With wash basin, WC and side window.

12'7 x 11'5 (3.84m x 3.48m)
With timbers exposed, leaded and stain glass side windows, large inglenook fireplace with wood‐ burning stove and original bread oven to one side.

Dining room
18'10 x 14'0 (5.74m x 4.27m)
Originally the shop. With front and side windows, beamed ceiling following slope of the roof and two central heating radiators.

From the entrance hall a staircase rises to the first floor.

With southerly facing window.

Bedroom one
12'0 x 11'6 (3.66m x 3.51m)
With southerly facing window, fireplace (not currently in use) heavily beamed ceiling and a central heating radiator.

En suite bath and shower room
13'8 x 7 (4.17m x 2.13m)
With windows on two sides, tub bath with ball and claw feet, hand built oak wash basin unit topped with granite and with drawers and cupboards beneath, separate shower cubicle with over head and hand held shower, new wooden flooring and Jack and Jill laundry cupboard with 16th century panelled door.

Bedroom two
14'7 x 11'10 (4.45m x 3.61m)
With two front windows and a porthole window looking out through the dining room. There is a heavily beamed ceiling, built-in wardrobes, central heating radiator and a connecting door to the

Main landing
With airing cupboard, window and a further cupboard housing the Glowworm gas central heating boiler and new hot water cylinder.

Shower room
With window, shower cubicle, wash basin and WC.

Bedroom three
16'5 x 10'0 (5.00m x 3.05m)
Maximum measurements with windows to front and rear, built-in cupboard, working fireplace and 'secret' staircase giving access to the carport below.

En suite shower room
With shower cubicle, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.

From the main landing a staircase rises to the second floor landing.

Loft bedroom four
13'0 x 9'0 (3.96m x 2.74m)
With dormer window enjoying panoramic views up to Kingley Vale and the ceiling follows the slope of the roof.

Loft bedroom five
14'7 x 8'10 (4.45m x 2.69m)
With window enjoying the view and restricted head height where the ceiling follows the shape of the roof.

Good size rear garden

Mainly laid to lawn with patio area ideal for outdoor dining and shrubs to the borders.


25'0 x 15'9 (7.62m x 4.80m)
With French windows sourced from a local manor house to the rear, side windows, two radiators, high lofted ceiling with steel support and glazing surrounding the double doors.

There is a timber staircase leading up to a lobby area and the original bread baking machinery is to the side of the stairs.

25'9 x 10'10 (7.85m x 3.30m)
With potential to convert to an apartment (STPP), the ceiling following slope of the roof, Velux roof light, wooden flooring and a store place leading off.

Carport/open fronted garage

The bakery

14'8 x 10'6 (4.47m x 3.20m)
Now used as an office. With door to front, windows on two sides and original bread and pastry ovens to the rear wall.


Original holding store currently used as a shed.

Utility room two

13'0 x 7'8 (3.96m x 2.34m)
Built on to the back of the old bakery. With windows on three sides, two doors leading outside and plumbing for washing machine.

The Coach House:

Currently used as a successful holiday let business this 19th century coach house was painstakingly converted, in keeping with its history, in 2016 and is currently earning a net of £1,500 - £3,000 per month. It has parking in front and uninterrupted views out to The Downs.

Open plan living room/kitchen
22'8 x 11'6 (6.91m x 3.51m)
With spiral staircase leading off, leaded windows, ceiling beams exposed, roof lights, kitchen area with ceiling beams exposed, roof lights, kitchen area with butler sink and solid wood work tops, fitted drawers and cupboards and a connecting door into the

17'0 x 9'0 (5.18m x 2.74m)
With window taking advantage of the views, wooden flooring, built‐in wardrobe and connecting door into the

En‐suite bathroom
With free standing bath with shower, wash basin on wash stand, WC, leaded window and heated towel rail.

The spiral staircase, which was purpose built by a local blacksmith leads to the

7'2 x 7'0 (2.18m x 2.13m)
Currently used as a second bedroom with ceiling following slope of the roof and Velux roof light.


The property is freehold.

Council tax band


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