The Boat House
Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
A lavish home-from-home self catering cottage in an idyllic setting on the edge of the pretty harbourside village of Itchenor. It offers all the advantages of professionally managed holiday accommodation + the priceless extras of personal care and attention to detail.
• One bedroom, open plan annex
• King size bed
• Recently renovated (2011-2012)
• Fully functional and equipped kitchen, bathroom and living area
• External patio area
• Set in the grounds of the Shipton Mead property
• A non-smoking property
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||West Wittering|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Underfloor heating, mood lighting. Freeview, flat screen TV, DVD, free wifi, iPod docking station. BBQ available on request.
|Further details outdoors|
Private decking area. Barbecue (on request). Private access and parking.
Maximum two adults. We regret no children allowed. Visitors to the property only by prior consent. We have a second luxury annexe property on-site - one bedroom and ensuite - if you're coming with a few more guests. Information available on request.
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The South East England region
Itchenor is a charming village nestled between the lush greenery of the Sussex countryside and the tranquil haven of Chichester Harbour. Why not visit the following places and attractions during your cottage break?
Sandy, shingle-backed Bracklesham Bayis a surfers', divers' and fossil hunters' paradise.
Just twenty minutes' drive away: the history, architecture, shops, stunning cathedral and renowned theatre of Chichester.
Goodwood is glorious - for classic horse racing and marvellous motor sport. If speed's your thing, take a look at what's on at Goodwood, just down the road from your holiday retreat.
Weald and Downland Open Air Museum
Six centuries of history in 50 acres of gardens, animals, restored buildings, walks and water - all a short drive away at the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum.
For more information on what's around and about, why not pay a visit to visitsussex and westsussex
The Ship Inn
There's a great pub/restaurant, the Ship Inn, serving wonderful, fresh fish and traditional English pub fare plus a tempting selection of real ales and carefully selected wines within walking distance of the house. Settle down in front of the open fire in winter, or sun yourself outside in the cooling harbour breeze during the Sussex summer. theshipinnitchenor
West Wittering Beach
Pop down to the beach at West Wittering - a Blue Flag treasure, one of the best in the country - and stop off for a refreshing drink and a tasty snack (fish and chips highly recommended) at the Lamb Inn, just a few minutes walk from the Boat House.
The harbour is calm and sheltered, with tides allowing launching around the clock. It's a beautiful spot for nature and wildlife lovers as well as sailors and sun worshippers, thanks to the efforts of Chichester Harbour Conservancy, based right here on the waterfront.
Itchenor Sailing Club
Manning your own boat? Chichester Harbour is a perfect stretch of water to exercise your sailing skills. You can pick up all the information on weather and conditions you need from Itchenor Sailing Club.
Keep your craft in good nick at Haines Boatyard. They're experts at on-site repairs and maintenance, and there's also a first-class lay-up and storage service.
The Itchenor Ferry
Take a turn around the harbour while someone else does all the work. The Itchenor Ferry crosses from the village jetty to Smugglers Hard in Bosham - just a few minutes but a magical trip.
St Nicholas Church
Enjoy the stillness, the peace and the wonderful stained glass at St Nicholas Church.
Itchenor Boat Hire
Not brought a boat? No problem - take your pick from an impressive selection at Itchenor Boat Hire.
Itchenor Training Centre
Fancy brushing up your powerboat skills, or even starting from scratch? Get down to the Itchenor Training Centre Marine for professional tuition.
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12 Nov 2013
Perfect little getaway! Fantastic and modern cottage with all the perks. We felt very at home from the moment we arrived in this remote getaway. Loved the fire place and the views.
A car is needed to get to the beach (and pub).
Great value for money
Looking forward to heading back again
Roger & Nat S
Thank you for your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Boat House sometime!
23 Oct 2013
"Luxury cottage with all the finishing touches!"
We stayed here in October and had a great stay. Upon arrival we were really impressed with the level of attention to detail on every aspect of the building. No expense spared to say the least. The kitchen is kitted out with Miele appliances, with everything from roasting trays to lettuce spinners! Therefore, if you like to cook when you are away - this is the place to stay!
The cottage was kitted with mood lighting, which we definitely made use of (lighting up different areas of the downstairs accommodation to suit you) and the bathroom has to be seen to be believed! Fantastic views across the rolling fields with a bath big enough for more than one ;) The bedroom was a relaxing haven, with a balcony attached (the electric shutter/blackout blind was rather good!). The balcony wasn't as private as you would have hoped at first glance, but when sat at the table it was fine, with a nice view of the driveway and front garden. The owners also kept themselves to themselves, but left a good level of information about the area, walks, sightseeing etc so we didn't need to look far to explore the area.
Overall a great, relaxing stay with lots to keep you occupied in the cottage and even more in the surrounding area. Would recommend the Ship Inn (20-25 minute walk from the property), but book in advance just in case!
1 Oct 2013
"A fantastic stay in a beautifully renovated boat house - perfect for a weekend getaway"
My partner and I wanted a long weekend away and the boat house was exactly what we were after; Perfect for a couple and beautifully furnished, I couldn't recommend the place more.
The location was great - ten minutes outside of Chichester, two minutes to the local village Itchenor, and the sandy beaches of the Witterings' are only a five minute drive away.
One thing I would recommend is anybody that plans to arrive in the hours of darkness find out EXACTLY where the boat house is before arriving and take a torch. The postcode into a satnav device isn't sufficient for locating the place in the dark as street lighting is non-existent.
Many thanks for your comments. They were most constructive. We are now reviewing the directions which we send out and also the lack of external lighting at the Boat House especially now winter is approaching.
We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay, and hope to welcome you back.
9 Aug 2013
"A luxurious, idyllic and romantic Hi Tec accomadation. Did not want to leave."
We have booked good cottages in the past that always failed to live up to the description but The Boathouse was exactly as advertised and exceeded all expectations.
From the beautiful kitchen with its wine fridge and coffee maker to the amazing bath room.
I have never had a bath with a view before, you can just make out boat masts in the distance at Itchenor harbour. Put on the little blue lights, light the candle, lay back and enjoy the view then retire to the balcony with a glass of
great wine and watch the shooting stars! Wonderful stay!
We would love to return.
22 May 2013
"flatters to deceive"
My wife and I stayed here just before Christmas 2012 and had a few problems but on the whole had nice break. Unfortunately this time I cannot say the same. The people who own the property have changed… More
10 Mar 2013
"Fantastic property, furnished to the highest standard"
We spent a long weekend at the Boat House in November and could honestly not find a single fault with our stay. The property is furnished to an extremely high standard throughout, with underfloor heating, ambient lighting, wine fridge and Italian wool bathrobes just a few of the touches which make this house just that extra bit special.
The owners and manager of the property were thoroughly accommodating, allowing us to check in/out when we wanted to and answering any queries or requests which we had (such as supplying firelighter tablets for the log burner).
Would highly recommend to anyone planning a trip to the Chichester area.
28 Feb 2013
"fantastic place to stay just didnt want to leave....."
I normally stay in hotels but decided to try out the boat house as something different needless to say I won't be going back to hotels when staying in the chichester area again. The boat house is fabulous, it has every little luxury you could wish for. As we stayed in December we made good use of the log burner but we are going back in May so look forward to using the bbq if the weather is nice! The bathroom is amazing, luxury bath robes and towells with a bath surrounded by little blue lights overlooking the superb views. The bed is huge with lovely cotton sheets and a balcony where I sat and had my morning coffee! I have no negatives about the stay just can't wait to go back!! And I must say the lady that looks after the property "penny" was so accommodating, she went out of her way even ringing me with directions. A truly wonderful weekend...
24 Feb 2013
"Perfect in form, Imperfect in function"
A special property with amazing design, spacious and luxurious. Perfect for getting away from it all and spoiling yourselves.
Had a few problems - no hot water on first night, heating never quite got above ambient and a somewhat confusing main light-switch. If you're intending on leaving the property in the dark make sure you've got a torch as outdoor lighting is not bright enough to light path to car. Despite these we had a great holiday and might well come back.
Thank you for your comments. I am sorry for the heating problems you expereienced during your stay. A new boiler has been fitted under warranty. The outside light switch is by the exit doors. I do hope we can welcome you back sometime!
16 Oct 2012
"The best place we have ever stayed in. Absolutely loved it in every way."
We were met by Emma (who was lovely) who lives just a stones thow from 'The Boat House' with our keys. When she showed us around we were just in our element as the whole place was just fantastic. There was not 1 thing my husband and i could have picked fault with. We so wished we could have stayed a whole week, it was a wonderful weekend.
The bathroom was my favourite place as it was so romantic with the little lights around the bath and fluffy white bath robes for the two of us to use and the open glass shower with all lotions & potions for our use, just beautiful.
We had lovely weather while we were there and was able to have our breakfast on the varranda attached to the bedroom. The kitchen was well stocked with everything you could think of & all very clean & tidy throughout.
We were close to so many nice places, Whittering, Chichester, Bracklesham etc but we just wanted to spend our time in the 'Boat House' and we wanted to appreciate every last minute of our wonderful stay.
Can't wait to go back soon.
4 Oct 2012
"This time we stayed 10 days ....."
This was our second stay at this wonderful, big, airy, light & bright home. Its designed for a couple only. The owners have very thoughtfully provided everything you need for your stay.We are very veteran first class travellers and this matches the best. Both our stays have been in summer so we didn't use the ( logs provided ) stove.
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