Lakeside living at Shopwyke Lakes in Chichester

Friday, 7th September 2018, 8:51 am
Updated Friday, 7th September 2018, 10:31 am

Set just one mile from the historic city centre of Chichester, CALA Homes’ Shopwyke Lakes boasts a picturesque parkland setting with green open spaces and established lakes and waterways.

The vibrant new community, comprising 398 new homes, will also include access to football and cricket pitches, a clubhouse, community centre, convenience store and children’s play areas.

In addition, there will be new pedestrian and cycle routes, with a bridge over the A27 to ensure easy and safe access to the city centre.

Presenting an opportunity to be at one with the great outdoors, homeowners at Shopwyke Lakes can enjoy a meander around one of the two lakes, which feature dog walks and exercise trails.

For those looking to take to the waters, a second footbridge will create easy access to the nearby Chichester Watersports Centre, providing hours of fun for the active family with kayaking, waterskiing and paddleboarding.

When it’s time to head indoors, homeowners at Shopwyke Lakes can retreat to their stunning property.

The one and two bedroom stylish apartments enjoy views over the sports field and overlook the tranquil central lake.

The two, three, four and five-bedroom homes have been carefully designed around the existing natural features of the area and are surrounded by greenery and waterways.

CALA’s current Home of the Month is Plot 142, The Sidlesham; a spacious five bedroom detached family home with private driveway and garage, priced at £690,000.

With ample space for family life and entertaining, The Sidlesham boasts a large bay-fronted sitting room and extensive double-doored kitchen/breakfast/family room, with French doors leading out to the garden.

On the first floor, the master bedroom features large bay windows, a dressing room and a luxurious four-piece en suite.

On the same level is a second en-suite bedroom with fitted wardrobes, a third bedroom and plush family bathroom.

The second floor offers independence with two additional bedrooms and a shower room.

The Sidlesham is currently available with a 50 per cent Stamp Duty contribution and fitted carpets.

Nicki Dennis, sales and marketing director for CALA Homes (South Home Counties), said: “Shopwyke Lakes is so much more than just another housing development. We are creating a sustainable new community in a relaxed environment that the whole family can enjoy.

“Surrounded by stunning natural landscapes, homeowners can enjoy a new lifestyle right on their doorstep.

“From leisurely strolls and cycle rides around Shopwyke Lakes’ open spaces and lakes, to exploring the nearby amenities in Chichester, this is the ideal location for families and professionals looking for a more serene way of living.

“We currently have a selection of stunning family homes available and ready to move into now, as well as a range of newly-released one apartments in Commodore House, which are available with our First Time Buyer package and include fitted carpets, blinds and £500 towards legal fees.

“With the market moving quickly, I’d urge those interested to get in touch now – this is a great opportunity enjoy Christmas in a brand new home at Shopwykes Lakes.”

The city of Chichester itself also enjoys a strong country feel with green spaces and an historic charm that appeals to people of all ages.

Cultural life, excellent schools, low crime rates, rich history, the Goodwood Estate, award-winning beaches and sailing at Chichester Harbour are all elements that make Chichester a great place to raise a family.

With so much going on in such an idyllic setting, it’s not hard to see why the city often makes it into the Sunday Times ‘Best Places to Live’ list.

For families with children, Chichester is home to some excellent schools and colleges, including Portfield Primary Academy, which less than a mile away from Shopwyke Lakes.

Independent, secondary and higher education include the Prebendal School, Westbourne House School, Bishop Luffa School, Chichester High School for Girls and Chichester High School for Boys, together with the outstanding Chichester College and University.

Shopwyke Lakes is a commuters dream, with the nearby A27 quickly connecting you by road to Brighton, Portsmouth, Southampton and the New Forest, as well as London via the A3(M).

Chichester railway station is just ten minutes away providing regular services to either London Waterloo (via Havant) or London Victoria.

For continental travel, Portsmouth, just over 20 miles away, offers a choice of sea routes to France, while for international destinations, Gatwick Airport is about a 45-mile drive away.

For further information on Shopwyke Lakes, visit the marketing suite and show homes open daily from 10am to 5pm, call 01243 884 818 or visit