The Boat House is a very well appointed and beautifully presented studio style cabin set in the very pretty gardens of the owner's property. With a decking area overlooking a pond and small waterfall, this makes for a very tranquil and relaxing setting but with the convenience of a location that is close to good transport links. The historic city of Chichester and the castle town of Arundel are both just a few minutes drive away and there is a mainline railway station in nearby Barnham with direct services to London.
The living area has ample space for the king size bed, a large wardrobe and drawers, a seating area and a dining area. There is a kitchenette in the corner of the cabin which offers a microwave oven with grill, as well as a kettle and toaster, so it is ideal for small scale self-catering. The luxury shower room has a rather spectacular shower unit, with multiple shower and jet options, lighting and a built in radio! All the fittings and furnishings at The Boat House are of a high standard and this is all topped off by the delightful setting.
To the front of The Boat House there is a raised deck which overlooks a feature pond and the gardens beyond. To one side of the pond is an area of garden for private use by guests and this includes seating overlooking the pond and the cabin. On a sunny summer's evening, this is a lovely spot for a drink or an al-fresco meal. There is parking available on a gated driveway, just next to the cabin.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Gatwick 65 km, Nearest railway: Chichester 10 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
The Boat House is located close to the village of Eastergate in West Sussex. Within walking distance of the cabin are a choice of pubs, as well as Denmans Garden Centre which has an excellent café serving lunches, as well as teas, coffees and cakes. The local village of Barnham offers further dining choices and take-away options.
For horse racing enthusiasts, the race courses at Fontwell and Goodwood are both within easy reach, in fact, Fontwell is just a stones throw away. Goodwood also offers something for the motor racing fan, with the world famous Goodwood Festival of Speed and the Goodwood Revival events being held annually on the estate, which is about 5 miles away.
The historic and attractive city of Chichester is about 6 miles to the west of Eastergate and is perhaps most famous for 900 year old cathedral that dominates the skyline. There is a great selection of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants in the centre of the city, as well as a choice of supermarkets and leisure activities. About 6 miles to the east is the town of Arundel, which is home to a large medieval castle. The town centre is wonderful for lovers of antique shops, for tea rooms, restaurants and for walks along the river that runs through the town. The beach at Climping is also a popular spot and is about 5 miles from The Boat House. For a peaceful countryside walk, the South Downs National Park is only a short drive away and offers many walking routes, including the South Downs Way tat runs from Winchester to Eastbourne.
Further along the coast are the cities of Portsmouth and Brighton, each offering great shopping and places of interest. Portsmouth is home to the Royal Navy and the historic dockyards feature the famous Mary Rose, as well as HMS Victory and HMS Warrior. Brighton is best known for its seafront and pier, along with a fantastic selection of independent shops in The Lanes.