This harbour-front cottage boast lovely sea views, high quality interiors and fantastic location within a few minutes scenic stroll of heart of the pretty village of Emsworth, all of which combine to make it a real find, but its the added bonus of the long list of useful nursery gear, books and toys provided that makes it all the more special to BFB.
The 3-4 bedroom cottage (three doubles & a cot room) is a lovely semi detached period building set overlooking a millpond, just a short stroll along the harbour wall to the charming independent shops, pubs and bistros of Emsworth, a historic market town. Mini guests will lap up the opportunity to scavenge for sea life on the harbour beach when the tide is out and frolick in the lovely enclosed garden, which is a real sun trap and has the benefit of access via wide sliding doors from the kitchen dining area where grown-ups can supervise whilst cooking up a storm in the well-equipped kitchen or enjoying a chat and a glass of wine at the dining table.
The house has recently been lovingly restored and decorated so that it is now very well furnished with modern furniture and fittings, which compliment its abundant charm and character. Long leisurely summer evenings can be whiled away in the garden, whilst cooler nights will see guests snuggled up on the sofa in front of the romantic open fire (fire guard available).
On the ground floor there is an entrance
hall, a cosy sitting room with open fire, TV and DVD, a downstairs
toilet, a large fully
equipped open plan kitchen with a sunny
breakfast/dining area seating 8. This area has full width sliding doors
opening out onto the patio area and charming garden, which is safely enclosed and comes with outdoor dining gear and a handy sun tent. There is a small
utility area with washing machine/dryer and cupboard space.
On the first
floor there is a good size bedroom with double bed and a master bedroom
with gorgeous water views and a Kingsize bed. Both have room for a cot. The bathroom has a bath
and separate shower. There is also a small cot room where an infant can
sleep. On the top floor is a generous third bedroom with twin beds.
Parking is available directly outside
the property or down the adjacent road. ALthough, its worth noting that, with a train station within a short walk and regular services from London (65miles) and the South Coast, there's little need to use a car when staying at 30 Bath Road.
The house is set within a few minutes walk along the harbour wall from the centre of Emsworth. Positioned at the top of Chichester Harbour, a designated area of
outstanding natural beauty, Emsworth is very charming and historic market
town which is popular with families, sailors, walkers and artists.
an interesting history, with a long established reputation for oyster
fishing and boat building it still boasts traditional boat builders and
chandleries. The sailing clubs are thriving centres for sailing
enthusiasts and the pretty streets have a fascinating mixture of
different architectural styles. It remains a bustling village centre
with independent food shops and more specialist antique and bookshops. There are some lovely pubs and great restaurants catering for all
tastes and budgets.
A gentle walk around the village, which has superb
harbour views, gives a genuine feel for the past.
Chichester Harbour is
the second largest natural harbour in the UK, it is a safe and varied
sailing area with waterside pubs and extensive wildlife including a seal
colony and variety of wading birds. The harbour is a Mecca for water
sports of all kinds giving access to the Solent for yachting
enthusiasts, Hayling Island for kite surfing and windsurfing and
Langstone Harbour for waterskiing.
Portsmouth is in easy reach to the west – approx 15 minutes by car or train.
is a similar distance to the east. It is an historical city surrounded
by beautiful countryside and the South Downs. It has a thriving shopping
centre and world famous Festival Theatre. Goodwood on the South Downs
above Chichester, hosts regular horse racing and motor racing along side
classic car events.
Emsworth enjoys excellent car, rail and bus
links. It is within 3 miles of the A3 and A27 and Emsworth station has
regular trains to London, Brighton and Southampton.
London is just 65
20 minutes from the main international ferry terminals
of Portsmouth and 40 minutes from the recently refurbished Southampton
Nearest Medical Services: GP Emsworth & Accident & Emergency in Portsmouth (15mins drive)