Park Copse

Selsey 4 Bedroom Detached Bungalow


Guide Price £1,300,000

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UNINTERRUPTED SEA VIEWS - built around an 1897 RAILWAY CARRIAGE. 3 EN-SUITE BEDROOMS, 1 further bedroom and 5 reception rooms set within mature grounds with garaging.





This is a unique opportunity to purchase a property of some historic interest. Tulip is a Pullman-esque railway carriage, built by Jackson and Sharp in 1897 in Delaware, America. She is the only one (commissioned by Folkestone Railway) to come to England, where she continued in active service until 1914. In 1930 she was sold and moved, as many carriages were, onto Selsey's seafront. Over the years she became somewhat neglected until her current owner discovered her and painstakingly restored her to her former glory and, at the same time, enveloped her with modern bedroom and living accommodation. The property is situated in 'The Parks' area of Selsey within a mature plot that enjoys rural views to the rear and extensive sea frontage, with panoramic views and owning up to the mean high water mark.

Steps up to part-covered veranda and half-glazed door to:-

DAY ROOM 17' (5.18m) x 11' 8" (3.56m):
Triple aspect with far reaching sea views. KITCHENETTE AREA fitted with a single drainer sink unit with cupboards built-in below and integrated refrigerator to side. Television aerial point. Double radiator. Door to carriage and opening to:-

Built-in airing cupboard housing a factory lagged hot tank and immersion heater with slatted shelves above.

BEDROOM TWO 12' 4" (3.76m) x 10' 2" (3.10m):
Television aerial point. Double radiator. Sea views.

Fully tiled. White suite of enclosed double shower cubicle with a Mira power shower, low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Ladder-style radiator.

MASTER BEDROOM 15' 8" (4.78m) x 13' (3.96m):
Double aspect with French doors to rear garden. Television aerial point. Double radiator. EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM Fully tiled. White suite of enclosed double shower cubicle with Mira power shower, low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Ladder-style radiator.

BEDROOM ONE 11' 5" (3.48m) x 11' 3" (3.43m):
Double aspect with French doors to rear patio. Television aerial point. Double radiator. EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM Fully tiled and enclosed shower cubicle with Triton electric shower, low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Ceramic tiled floor. DRESSING ROOM 11'3" (3.43m) x 5' 8" (1.73m) Single radiator. Space and plumbing for automatic washing machine.

White suite. Cast bath with telephone-style mixer/shower attachment in tiled surround, low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splash back. Ladder-style radiator.

From the inner hall a glazed door leads to the OPEN PLAN FAMILY AREA, divided by attractive half-glazed wooden screens, overlooking the rear garden and (through the carriage) to the seafront.

FAMILY SITTING ROOM 20' (6.10m) x 12' (3.66m):
Maximum measurement. Telephone and television aerial points. Single radiator. Access to ROOF SPACE via a wooden foldaway ladder, measuring approximately 45' (13.72m) by 12' (3.66m), extending to 35' (10.67m) to the rear. Insulated and predominantly boarded with electric light and potential to create further accommodation subject to the usual planning consents.

FAMILY DINING AREA 24' (7.32m) x 12' (3.66m):
Single radiator. French doors to patio and rear garden. Measurement excludes a cloaks lobby with casement door to garden.

The Carriage Accommodation

Accessed from either the day room or kitchen and panelled in three different woods: the bedroom area in satinwood; the sitting room in mahogany and the formal dining room in oak with original doors and sash windows, brass door furniture, clerestory roof ventilation, brass luggage racks and attendant's call buttons.

With the carriage to the front of the property every room enjoys far reaching sea views.

Low level WC and corner wash hand basin.

BEDROOM 7' 10" (2.39m) x 5' 5" (1.65m):
Single radiator.

SITTING ROOM 13' 5" (4.09m) x 7' 8" (2.34m):
Double radiator.

FORMAL DINING ROOM 16' 5" (5.00m) x 7' 8" (2.34m):
Double radiator.

KITCHEN 14' 8" (4.47m) x 10' (3.05m):
Average measurement. Fitted in a matching range of cream 'Shaker' style units with complementary work surfaces over and tiling to walls. Inset single drainer stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap, space and plumbing for automatic washing machine and dishwasher. Built in Rangemaster dual fuel range cooker with extractor fan above. Recess for upright fridge/freezer. Built-in corner pantry cupboard. Double radiator. Television aerial point. Half-glazed door to veranda and carriage door returning to family dining room.

The property is approached via double wooden gates over a concrete driveway running the length of the rear garden and leading to a DETACHED GARAGE which measures approximately 20' (6.10m) x 15' (4.57m) external, with double wooden doors, electric light and power, side windows and personal door.
The GARDENS are a delightful feature of the property measuring approximately 80' (24.38m) x 75' (22.86m), being west facing and enjoying a high degree of seclusion, with a paved and gravelled SEATING AREA measuring approximately 35' (10.67m) x 25' (7.62m) housing an external boiler cupboard with a recently installed Worcester gas fired boiler supplying central heating and domestic hot water.
Additionally Tulip owns the frontage of the property, up to the mean high water mark, affording direct beach access with views across Pagham Harbour to Bognor Regis and beyond to Brighton.

By appointment with Gilbert & Cleveland.
19-3228 RD 03.04.19

From our office in the High Street proceed north through the village and turn right into East Street. Turn left at the crossroads onto Manor Road. Bear right at the fork onto Beach Road. Continue along, passing the shops on the left. Bear left into East Beach Road and continue to the end where the road curves left. Take the first turning right onto Newfield Road then right again at the end. Turn immediately left onto East Beach Road and continue along. The road becomes Park Copse and the property will be found on the left hand side, shortly after the bend.


Guide Price £1,300,000

The Local Area

A great, friendly town with all you could need

Mr & Mrs Schmee, Bognor Regis

The seaside town of Selsey lies at the southern most point of the Manhood Peninsula. With beautiful beaches including the stunning Bracklesham Bay, Selsey has over the years become a prime spot for holidaymakers with family friendly holiday resorts such as Bunn Leisure settled along the coastline. 

Attractions include the Selsey Arts Society, The Selsey Lifeboat Station and Museum, the Selsey Windmill and the Selsey Cricket and Social Club, which is famous for being Sir Patrick Moore’s old stomping ground. 

The town has a range of local shops and is also home to some lovely restaurants, many of which make the most of the local delicacy Selsey Crab. 

The educational facilities in Selsey are good with two primary schools, The Seal Primary Academy and Medmerry Primary School and one secondary school, The Selsey Academy.

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