House / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 14

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Set in the heart of the conservation area of Itchenor, Oldfield House is a spacious traditional house recently refurbished to a high standard. Located south of Chichester the village of Itchenor allows easy access to the picturesque harbour and to the award-winning beach at West Wittering which is just a ten minute drive away.

Oldfield's five bedrooms and converted loft space allow it to sleep up to twelve people. Having a number of independent spacious living and dining areas allows the house to be flexible enough to host a variety of social occasions. Set in mature gardens there is plenty of outdoor space with a large patio to the rear of the house and parking for approximately eight cars. Boat trailers can be parked too.


Size Sleeps up to 14, 5 bedrooms
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites
Nearest beach West Wittering 7 km
Will consider Corporate bookings
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest railway: Chichester 11 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Double beds (2), Single beds (10), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 10
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

Ground Floor Reception rooms

A large sitting room is at the heart of the house with a deep comfortable sofa and chairs providing seating to relax in front of the TV or chat in the warmth of the powerful wood burning stove. Large glass doors on two sides provide light and views of the garden with a refreshing breeze on a summer's day.

The conservatory provides a large table and seating for twelve, making it a perfect breakfast space or informal dining room in the summer. Alternatively this room makes a good pre-dinner drinks reception area before heading into the dining room.

A large dining room with a fireplace, a polished oak floor, and a view across the lawn makes it a perfect setting for a celebratory meal for up to twelve.

The Kitchen

Oldfield's kitchen has just been fully re-fitted to a high standard offering the latest appliances: American style fridge-freezer with plumbed-in ice and water, a Zip boiling water tap, microwave, dish washer, gas oven, large five ring gas hob, electric oven, twin ring electric hob, washing machine, tumble drier, freeview tv and Sonos wireless internet sound system with ipod connector.

There is a large central island unit which is suitable for preparing food. The external door leads out to a courtyard with seating and a herb garden.

The kitchen comes complete with a generous amount of cutlery, crockery and catering utensils for large volume catering.


Accommodation on three floors for up to 12 people

Ground floor: Bedroom / study with two single beds; cloakroom adjacent.

First floor: First bedroom with twin single beds and basin in room. Master bedroom with super king size Tempur bed, ensuite bathroom with twin sinks and power shower. Third bedroom with twin single beds and basin. Fourth bedroom with king sized bed and ensuite bathroom with power shower. Separate family bathroom with power shower and large bath shared between bedrooms without ensuites.

Second Floor: Large loft space converted to a Penthouse with media and TV / bedroom with twin single beds with two truckle beds stowed underneath.

All taps supply softened water; there is a hard water tap only in the kitchen for drinking.

Further details outdoors


Spacious paved patio to the rear of house, overlooking the main lawn.

Large gravel drive with trailer access suitable for parking approximately eight cars.

Mature garden with quiet secluded seating area which contains a fenced-off fish pond.

Further details

This house is primarily set up for weekend lets. A number of weekly lets will be available during the summer to coincide with the local sailing club calendar.

Please note that the garden contains one deep fish pond, children must be supervised.

The West Sussex region

This region of the south coast is known for it's mild climate and higher than average days of sunshine. The Manhood Peninsula (the area south of Chichester) benefits from its own micro-climate hiding from the prevailing winds in the lee of the Isle of Wight and nestled by the South Downs to the north.

The city of Chichester is 6 miles away, with its ancient Cathedral and famous Festival Theatre. Fishbourne Roman Palace is nearby and Portsmouth is half an hour's drive away, where you can tour the Naval Dockyard (home of HMS Victory, HMS Warrior (and the Mary Rose) and enjoy the view from the Spinnaker Tower.


Oldfield House is at the heart of Itchenor, within a two minute walk of The Ship Inn and a three minute walk to Itchenor Sailing Club and the foreshore of Chichester Harbour. There is an all-tides public boat launching area and Itchenor is the base for the Solar heritage boat tours around the harbour. The harbour is well known for its birding habitat where 55,000 birds migrate through or are resident in the waters each year and where seals can be seen too. A public footpath alongside the harbour leads to East Head or one can walk in the opposite direction on another public footpath to the yacht basins at Birdham and Chichester.