The Coach House near Emsworth
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Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
The Coach House is a 1 bedroom cottage in the grounds of a grade II listed house dating back to the 1760's in Westbourne near Emsworth, a beautiful coastal town. It has recently been awarded a 4 star rating by Visit England and perfect for a romantic getaway.
We are suitable for the business traveller too and can offer longer term lettings, Monday to Friday with full laundry & cleaning service.
It is luxury accommodation with a large open plan kitchen/diner/living room with corner double sofabed, 1 first floor double bedroom with a king size bed and a ground floor modern 'wet room' shower room (no bath).
The living area has TV with freeview, DVD player, a selections of DVDs, a stereo with IPod dock and a full size table football for pure adult entertainment. We provide secure fibre optic wireless internet which is specific to The Coach House.
The kitchen is small put perfectly formed with a fridge, gas hob, combination microwave oven/grill, dualit 2 piece toaster and a Nespresso coffee machine. A selection of teas, coffee capsules and basic condiments are provided free of charge. We provide all linen (bedding & 4 pillows, 3 towels per person, dressing gowns, slippers and flip flops)
We can provide a full laundry service at a small extra cost. The living room has a futon sofa that converts into a double bed but we do not recommend more than 2 adults stay here at any one time.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Emsworth Harbour (1 mile) and West Wittering 15 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Southampton 35 km, Nearest railway: Emsworth/Havant 2 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 3|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
This cottage is in the grounds of our home but is very private and self contained. We give a warm welcome to all our guests and can provide breakfast welcome packs at a small extra charge (including milk, bread from our local bakery, bacon, eggs etc...) This needs to be ordered a couple of days in advance - please let us know what you require.
For something a little more special we can arrange gourmet brunch hampers for those lazy days, cold & hot food if you can't be bothered to cook but don't want to go out and luxury picnic hampers if you are spending a day at the races or out on a yacht - courtesy of Frog Hollow Catering based here in Westbourne. www.froghollowcatering.com
Fancy a spa treatment while you are staying with us? We partner with Shane at Serendipity Beauty & Massage and she can do a range of treatments (massage, reflexology & facials) in the comfort of the Coach House. Contact us for more details or go to www.bodymassageinchichester.co.uk
Please note we have 2 dogs. Sorry no pets
|Further details outdoors|
The Coach House has a private outdoor eating area with a bistro table and 4 chairs with BBQ and access to the 'outdoor living room' terrace with 2 hammocks.
The gardens are very mature and we open our gardens up every 3 years to raise money for charity.
The cottage is well away from the main house and gives full privacy, perfect for those romantic getaways.
The South East England region
Visiting Chichester and the surrounding area in,West Sussex
With its unique combination of an historic city, set in glorious English countryside, including The South Downs National Park, and located only minutes from the beautiful south coast, Chichester promises to be an unforgettable experience just waiting to be explored.
A wealth of attractions and world famous events!
Whether you're visiting Chichester for a romatic break, a shopping trip with the girls, a golf weekend with the boys or a family holiday; the area really does offer plenty to see and do for everyone.
Discover Chichester's long and dramatic history at the Chichester and District Museum; gaze into a night's sky at the South Downs Planetarium. For historic buildings the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum at nearby Singleton is a must. Goodwood's famous Racecourse and Motor Circuit, where hats, horses and hair-raising fast cars entertain worldwide visitors and locals alike!
And finally some peace and tranquility at Brandy Hole Copse, close to The Coach House, designated a Local Nature Reserve in 2001 to help protect and enhance its diverse flora and fauna, which includes a sea of bluebells every spring and numerous rare and fascinating species throughout the year.
A rural village in West Sussex within minutes from the South Downs, West Wittering beach seeped in history and beauty.
It is believed that the name Westbourne is derived from the fact that the River Ems, which in times gone by would have generally been referred to as Bourne, indicating a brook, marked the western boundary of Sussex, hence attracting to itself the name West Bourne and so passing it on to the village through which it flows'. Formerly Westbourne was renowned as a market town centred around the Square. It was famous for sheep, cattle and pony trading and reached the height of its prosperity in the late 1600's, during the reign of Charles II. Although today there are far fewer shops than there were a hundred years ago, Westbourne still retains a vibrant commercial centre, boasting a selection of village shops, garages and pubs as well as the local school and the churches. Indeed the parish church, St John the Baptist with its 18th century spire visible from all approaches, plays an integral part in village life.
The story of the village has been written and illustrated in a wonderful publication:
"The Westbourne Story" and a copy is available in The Coach House
This beautiful village has an intriguing and eventful history dating back some 1,000 years to the Norman Conquest. This story comes from the villagers who have lived here. Drawing on fascinating past and present reminiscence from local residents, authors Lucinda Roch and Matthew Toms combine factual narrative with anecdote to convey the intriguing story of Westbourne. A story of heroes, eccentrics, miscreants, murderers, admirals, ministers, millers and publicans.
This colourful look at the village contains over 800 new and old photographs, paintings and drawings in its 192 pages.
The Westbourne Story vividly depicts every aspect of village life and the community, from the beautiful listed houses and the characters who lived in them through to the churches, mills, schools, pubs and clubs.
All revenue from book sales is being used to support deserving Westbourne causes. Enjoy the story.
Incorporating 66 listed buildings, it is not surprising that part of Westbourne's charm lies in the diversity of its houses, ranging from timber-framed thatched cottages to Georgian mansions and Victorian terraces. Although its written history can be traced back to Domesday, a fire destroyed a large chunk of the village, resulting in the oldest surviving properties dating back to no earlier than the 16th century. Many shops have since been converted into residential properties but still display original features to indicate their past.
Close to Portsmouth & Chichester, the parish of Westbourne has always attracted naval personnel.
It is also home to many who work for local businesses and the village school continues to entice younger families into the neighbourhood. Residents appreciate Westbourne's rural charm, its sense of community and its thriving social life which, with the likes of Westbourne week, the charity Open Gardens (The Coach House's gardens are involved) and the Church fete, becomes particularly active in summer.
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3 Aug 2014
"Stylish and very welcome place to stay"
We really enjoyed our staying at the Coach House. Close enough to Goodwood racing, but not much around in the village itself. The hosting was great and very friendly. The house is stylish, well equipp… More
It was great to meet you both and hope to see you again for Goodwood next year ! Emma x
8 Jul 2014
"Excellent, very friendly and a lovely place to stay. Will definitely be returning."
Really nice for a long weekend, close to Emsworth harbour and West Wittering. Also good for lots of pubs and fish and chips. The coach house was lovely and the hosts very welcoming. I would definitely… More
Thanks Guys! It would be lovely to see you again. Emma x
7 Jul 2014
"Lovely Cottage with great hosts"
I stayed at the Coach house a couple of days a week for business for several months and had a thoroughly great time here. The cottage is incredibly cute in a lovely garden and fully equipped with ever… More
4 Nov 2013
We arrived at the property and were instantly impressed. The host (Emma) was incredibly welcoming and showed us around the property and explained where to find sone of the local amenities. The cottage itself was warm and welcoming, full of personal touches which helped us feel right at home.
The location of the property was ideally situated in the local village with amenities such as the bakers, pubs, fish and chip shop as well as a co-op.
Overall we were throughly impressed with our stay and would recommend anyone else visiting the area to stay here. We will certainly be staying here again in the near future.
29 Sep 2013
"All the comforts of home, away from home."
We have recently returned home from a very relaxing stay at The Coach House. The property was very comfortable and homely. Nice welcoming touchs ( bread, butter,jam and milk and beautiful fresh flowers ). Ideally situated for visits to The New Forest, Portsmouth and Southampton. Westbourne is a very pretty village.A good location for walking. Emsworth railway station is a 25 minute walk away and then a 20 minute train journey to Portsmouth Harbour and all it's attractions. Cheaper than taking the car. Emma was a fantastic host,friendly and very helpful, nothing was too much trouble. We had a great stay and would highly recommend this property. We will definitely visit again. Thank you Emma.
Dear Anne & Steve Thank you. it was a pleasure to have you staying with us glad you enjoyed your break away. Hope to see you again. Best wishes Emma
15 Sep 2013
"Home from Home, but even more relaxing"
This is the second time we stayed at this cottage and we weren't disappointed.Emma and her family is making you extremely welcome, the bread (which is from the local bakery and is truly amazing) … More
Thanks Nadine it was lovely to see you both again at the Coach House.
Do come and see us again! Emma x
13 Sep 2013
"Fantastic cottage to get away from it all"
I stayed at the cottage with my wife and young baby son. The cottage itself is lovely and every bit as good as it looks in the pictures. Emma was a fantastic host, very knowledgable about the surround… More
Thanks for the great review, we really enjoyed you guys staying with us. You are welcome here anytime! best wishes Emma
2 Sep 2013
Very welcoming family who were happy to meet all our needs. A fantastic location, with great bike rides , walks, just a stones throw from the beautiful coastal paths. The cottage was well equip with… More
4 Mar 2013
"Relaxing, cosy, comfortable"
Hosts are lovely; the place is lovely, westbourne is lovely! What more to say!?Westbourne has plenty of delicious places to eat; Emma is very helpful, warm and friendly. We arrived to some lovely br… More
19 Feb 2013
"A very happy place"
I had the pleasure of staying with Emma and Chaz on and off for 18 months. It is a place I called home and felt very comfortable in. It is well provisioned, comfortable and in a great part of the world. Westbourne offers all you could ever want (pubs, fish and chips, cafes, bakers, convenience store, etc.) but if you stray further afield you can't go wrong with Chichester.
Word of warning: 'Winchester' is NOT 'Chichester' and so if you get very drunk in London and get on the wrong train it is a £90 taxi journey after losing the argument that it is just down the road.
Highly recommended as a weekend retreat for couples, a place for a small family to base themselves for a time, those wanting water sports, those wanting good booze and food, those wanting a place to snuggle up to and read and paint, those wanting to have a safe retreat after a heavy night in Portsmouth.
Can't wait to go back.
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