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Haven House, Cliff Road, PO14

For sale: POA|6,227 Sq Ft|General Retail, Restaurants/Cafes, Land, Residential, Retail, Licensed & Leisure, Commercial Land

Property details

SIZE6,227 Sq Ft
ADDRESSHaven House, Cliff Road, Hill Head, Nr Fareham, PO14 3JT
TYPEGeneral Retail, Restaurants/Cafes, Land, Residential, Retail, Licensed & Leisure, Commercial Land
TENUREUnder Offer, For Sale Freehold
POSTED ON18th April 2024


Key Points

  • Imposing detached freehold waterfront property on Titchfield Haven Nature Reserve
  • Former hospitality venue incorporating visitor centre with approximate GIA 6,227 FT2 set in 0.36 acres
  • Benefits from planning permission for 2 x self-contained short term holiday lets
  • Close to two beaches, Hill Head Sailing Club and harbour moorings
  • Features include a 1,076 FT2 balcony with panoramic waterside and countryside views
  • Freehold offers are invited with vacant possession upon completion
  • Best Bids invited Friday 1st December 2023 at 12.00 midday (the vendor reserves the right not to accept the highest or any offer made)
  • Summary

    Freehold costal commercial property of approximately 6,227 FT2 with living accommodation with water and countryside views on Nature Reserve


    A detached two storey property of brick construction with mainly rendered and painted elevations under a multi-pitched slate and flat roof. The property benefits from single storey extensions to the front under a flat roof providing walkways and viewing balconies above. Located to the west end of the building is an attached single storey Ticket Office under a pitched tile roof. The property sits within a plot of approximately 0.36 acres (0.15 hectares).


    The property is located in the Solent coast village of Hill Head on the western edge of the built up residential area which merges in to Stubbington 1.5 miles north east and Lee-on-Solent 2.5 miles south east with Titchfield 3 miles north west. The larger towns of Fareham and Gosport are located 5.5 miles to the north east and 7.0 miles to the east respectively. Junction 11 of the M27 is located 6.5 miles to the north.

    The property positioned on the southern boundary of the Titchfield Haven Nature reserve which covers approximately 369 acres of the Meon Valley with numerous natural habitats including rivers, fens, reedbeds and meadows; it is regarded as having international importance for wildlife and is a renowned bird-watching centre (see link at bottom of brochure). The property enjoys panoramic views of the Solent and the Nature Reserve where the River Meon meets the sea.

    Amenities in the locality include Hill Head Harbour and Sailing Club and the two beaches at Hill Head and Titchfield Haven, both of which are lined with beach huts and popular for water sports. The Osbourne View Pub & Restaurant is also close by.

    The locality is administered by Fareham Borough Council with the wider district having an estimated population of 114,500 (2021 ONS).


    Ground Floor
    The property benefits from a dual entrance via the Ticket Office building which leads to a contemporary ground floor café and hospitality space. Features include a good sized service counter leading to an open plan seated café area and the characterful Widgeon Room with wood panel
    walls. Ancillary space includes a well maintained trade kitchen, three WCs (including accessible) with external access and basement with storage

    First Floor
    The first floor benefits from internal and external access. The internal stairwell joins a circulation area which leads to the two main offices with
    feature sea-view room, two smaller offices, storage and WC.

    The private self-contained living accommodation is accessible internally and via an external staircase and comprises two bedrooms, reception, kitchen, shower room and separate WC.

    All south facing rooms benefit from sea views.

    External Areas
    The site benefits from a mature garden and paved terrace which previously provided picnic table seating for approximately 80 customers. Although no vehicle parking is currently provided there is potential to create an entrance to the east boundary for limited on-site parking (subject to negotiations with the Vendor and all necessary consents).

    The property also benefits from two balconies at first floor level which are accessible externally from ground floor and internally via the offices and
    living accommodation.


    The property is for sale freehold with vacant possession.

    Disposal Process

    Offers are invited for the benefit of the freehold interest. The property will be disposed of via private treaty and we will advise if an informal tender process is required with a bid deadline.


    The property has a Rateable Value from April 2023 of £12,750 (this is not the rates payable). Please visit www.gov.uk for more information including small business rates relief. The residential element is under Council Tax Band A.


    The property is not listed nor located within a conservation area or Green Belt, however, the wider Nature Reserve is designated as a Site of Special
    Scientific Interest (SSSI).

    The property is located within a Flood Zone (3) with further information available at the Environment Agency.

    Fixtures & Fittings

    Fixtures and fittings which are in the absolute ownership of the Vendor and in situ on completion are included within the sale.

    Services & EPC

    We understand all mains services are connected. The property has an Energy Performance Certificate rating of C-73.

    Money Laundering Regulations

    Money Laundering Regulations require Savills to conduct checks upon all prospective purchasers which include provision of proof of identity and


    All viewings must be arranged strictly by appointment with the sole selling agents Savills. Please do not approach the Visitor Centre or employees direct. Please note that the on;y areas open to the public are the Visitor Centre and WCs (09:00 – 16:00 daily).

    Best Bids

    Please note that we are inviting submission of formal offers ("best bids") for the freehold of Haven House by way of informal tender. Details follow:
    Date: Friday 1st December 2023
    Time: By 12:00 midday
    Method: By email FAO Chris Bickle to cbickle@savills.com
    Offer details: An offer template can be provided on request, however, you will be expected to provide the usual details including purchaser information, amount of offer, proposed use, availability of funds, conditions, timing, solicitor's details,

    Please note our client reserves the right not obliged to accept the highest or indeed any offer submitted.

    If you are interested in scheduling a viewing the next session will be on Monday 20th November at 3:30-4:30pm by appointment.


    Location: Haven House, Cliff Road, Hill Head, Nr Fareham, PO14 3JT

    Fareham (3.2 miles)

    Swanwick (4.1 miles)

    Hamble (5.2 miles)

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