10 Osprey Quay is a most attractive and unusual holiday home set in a much sought - after location. A short walk from Emsworth town centre, it is located on the shoreline of Chichester and Langstone Harbours.
This two bedroom Deckhouse is a novel yet practical design dating from the 1960's and is part of a unique development of deckhouses that were originally built as yachtsmen's weekend and holiday houses and are now often lovingly referred to as "the houses on stilts"
10, Osprey Quay provides an original base for holidays, being are set in a tranquil parkland setting that contains two natural ponds. The Sussex Border Path passes beside as it follows the contours of Chichester Harbour and Thorney Island.
The accommodation is light and airy with floor to ceiling windows in the living room and master bedroom, which both open onto a south west facing balcony with stunning views over the harbour and of Emsworth.
The master bedroom has a double bed, the second bedroom has 2 sets of bunk beds (The second set of bunk beds is slightly shorter than standard at 164cm long, as opposed to 194cm). Both bedrooms share a bathroom with walk in electric shower.
The living room also has a comfortable sofa bed
Wifi is available
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Hayling Island 15 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Southampton Airport 40 km, Nearest railway: Emsworth 2 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Single beds (4), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
This area enjoys some of the best levels of sunshine in the U.K. Emsworth is situated right on the west Sussex/Hampshire borders, two of the most beautiful counties in England. Stunning coastlines combined with rolling countryside make it a unique mixture and it has numerous historical connections.
The nearby naval city of Portsmouth is where The Victory ship is berthed and Chichester to the east has its famous Roman connections, examples of which are exhibited at the Fishbourne Roman Palace.
Situated at the top of Chichester Harbour, Emsworth is a stunningly beautiful market town popular with sailors, walkers, artists and tourists. To the west Chichester Harbour merges with Langstone Harbour and the walk around the coastline towards the pretty village of Langstone is particularly picturesque. Heading south from the property, Thorney Island projects out into this natural harbour and taking the coastal path around the island will afford some wonderful views.
Emsworth has two tidal mill ponds, one of which abuts Bath Road, which are host to a variety of wild life. It is full of history, with a long established reputation for oyster fishing and boat building and still boasts traditional shipwrights and chandeliers. The sailing club is a thriving centre for sailing enthusiasts and the pretty streets have a fascinating mixture of different architectural styles. A gentle walk around the village, which has superb harbour views, gives a genuine feel for the past. There are excellent road links to Portsmouth and Chichester (15 minute drive to both approximately) and there is also a mainline station to London.
There is an interesting selection of shops & restaurants in the town itself and there are numerous places of interest to visit in the area. These include Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth, one of the largest vantage points in Europe, the internationally rernowned Chichester Festival Theatre at Chichester, polo at Cowdray near Midhurst and horse racing and motor sports at Goodwood. There are also annual festivals at Chichester, Brighton and Arundel. In addition to the sailing at Emsworth there is also a super sandy beach at West Wittering which attracts wind surfers and surfers, as well as sun bathers.
Chichester Festival Theatre - 20 mins
Fishbourne Roman Palace - 10 mins
West Wittering Beach - 30 mins
Hayling Island - 20 mins
Goodwood Racecourse & Motor Circuit - 30 mins - home of the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the Goodwood Revival, Glorious Goodwood and many more events throughout the year