12 Whyke Road is a most attractive period house located within a popular area just half a mile of Chichester city centre. The house is in need of some modernisation but is very well proportioned and benefits from a delightful walled garden, as well as a large garage and workshop set at the far end of the garden. This house offers a rare opportunity to acquire a character property with scope for improvement and within easy reach of the city centre facilities.
On entering the house, a porch (which also provides direct access through to the rear garden) leads to the spacious entrance hall. The sitting room extends across the full width of the front of the house, with an open fireplace (not tested) to one end. The westerly aspect to the front of the house makes for this to be a bright and airy room. The kitchen/breakfast room can be accessed directly from either the entrance hall or sitting room and currently has a range of base and wall units, a gas-fired AGA, with space for a separate cooker and a washing machine. There is also space for a kitchen table and a back door provides direct access to the garden. Also to the ground floor there is a separate dining room with an open fireplace (not tested) and parquet flooring, as well as a cloakroom.
To the first floor, the house offers 4 well-proportioned bedrooms, one of which has an en-suite shower room, as well as there being a family bathroom. Some period features, such as picture rails, have been retained but there is certainly scope for someone to revive the character or create a more contemporary interior.
To the front of the house is a small front garden set behind a low brick wall with a side path leading to the entrance porch. At the rear of the house is a delightful cottage-style garden, set within brick and flint walls and offering a good level of seclusion, considering the central location. Adjacent to the rear of the house is a small patio area with a brick and flint path running the length of the garden to the garage and workshop. There is also a brick and flint built garden store and log store. The main area of garden is lain to lawn and edged with mature flower beds and shrubs.
The garage and workshop sit at the far end of the garden from the house, with the garage fronting onto Bognor Road. The garage is of a slightly irregular shape but extends to over 25 feet in width at its widest point.