5* Luxury by sea and forest, Hampshire.
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House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 13
'Harbourways' is modern, unique, architect designed house. Bright, spacious yet warm and comfortable this space has proven to provide an environment to suit all holiday needs. Set in the Heart of the sort after village of Emsworth and adjacent to the beautiful Mill Pond it also boots excellent transport networks : bus and trains 2 and 5 minutes walk respectively. 25% OFF MON-FRI OFF- PEAK BREAKS, MIN 3 NIGHT STAY: please contact owner for further information.
0.5 KM from the beach and an exceptionally well equipped fishing village containing: restaurants (from good value eateries, kebab,pizza, Italian, Indian, Chinese, fish and chip shop, through to Michelin Star), cafes, 8 pubs, butchers, banks, hairdressers, charity shops, gift shops, delicatessen, large Co-op with post office, Tesco, cobblers, chemists, antique shops, book shops, dry cleaners, ironmonger, museum, bicycle shop, doctor's surgery, sailing cubs, garages and more.
House always ready. 48 ft long lounge opens via V-fold doors onto a large south facing garden with large private Jacuzzi, BBQ, climbing frame, covered play area and more. Spacious bespoke Ash and quartz kitchen opens out to a large garden via 15ft oak French doors. American style fridge freezer with drink/ ice maker, all mod cons including built in convection, microwave,steam ovens lots of spare cooking utensils, cutlery, glasses and table ware. Additional items include: ice cream maker, slow cooker, pasta machine, toaster, fondue, chocolate fondue, pop-corn machine and double chocolate fountain, food warmers, ice buckets
Fresh ground coffee always available.
Everything is either new (including the beds and bedding) or antique.
One of the beauties of this house is the flexible sleeping accommodation, as well as 4 large bedrooms accommodating 11 plus 2 double sofa beds in the lounge area. Upstairs you will find a 30ft long family bedroom, a 20ft triple room and a 3rd bedroom with Queen Size or Zip and link bed all with new carpets. Downstairs there is a large double bedroom with walk in closet and easy access to en-suite bathroom. Bedrooms can be rearranged as required.
The open plan nature of the house and excellent access throughout the entire ground floor lends itself to romantic getaways as well as family gatherings where generations can sit, talk, relax and celebrate together whilst also providing lots of space of accessibility or young children.
New Oak floors and carpets throughout. Music area containing piano, guitar and more. 50" HD, Full TV package.
Newly installed Gas central heating throughout, powerful Bosch Boiler to ensure constant hot water! Plenty of new spare duvets and blankets. New double glazing throughout. Bathrooms can also be on-suite.
Safe garden, peaceful location. Extremely popular for dog walking with the foreshore at the bottom of the road! Great area for running.
We are keen to make the house accessible, please let us know if you have additional requirements. Ramps and other assistance available FOC upon request. Complete guide to the house provided on booking (or at any stage of the booking process if requested) - please feel free to email the owner for further information or clarification regarding any matter before booking.
Christmas and Easter - festive decorations as well complimentary Easter Eggs and presents for all children, chilled refreshments for adults! Great place for family holiday.
Parking for 4 cars.
|Size||Sleeps up to 13, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Emsworth 0.5km, Hayling Island 7km and W Wittering 500 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Southampton 40 km, Nearest railway: Emsworth 1 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||3 Sofa beds, Single beds (5), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 13, Lounge seats for 16|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Trampoline|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
The Central Southern England region
Emsworth is popular with sailors, artists, naturalists, walkers, cyclists and is a great place for families and adults alike. The two tidal millponds to east and west are host to a variety of wildlife. Emsworth has a long history connected with oyster fishing and boat building and still boasts traditional shipwrights and chandleries. Its attractive streets are lined with a mixture of architectural styles and high walled gardens and a walk around the town gives a genuine feel for the past, with exceptional harbour views.
Emsworth began as a small Saxon village. Once famous for it's oyster industry,boat building and associated maritime trades it is now the haunt of artists and weekend sailors. Famous residents have included: Sir Peter Blake, -Nicholas Lyndhurst and P.G. Wodehouse.Things to see and do near Hampshire...
Browse our selection of favourite attractions in Hampshire , for some great ideas for things to see and do. Choose from the headings below to view a list of the attractions you can enjoy from your cottage.
Fishbourne Roman Palace, Chichester - 5.1 Miles away*
The remains of one wing of the largest domestic Roman building yet found in Britain can be seen inside a cover building, with many impressive mosaic floors, underfloor heating systems, corridors and courtyards. The story of the site is told in a new audio visual programme.
Weald & Downland Open Air Museum, Chichester - 8.3 Miles away*
The open air museum covers 50 acres, with nearly 50 historic buildings dating from the 13th to 19th centuries, along with gardens, farm animals, walks and lakes.
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Portsmouth - 8.6 Miles away*
A fantastic attraction displaying the history of the Royal Navy in all its glory. Visit the Action Stations, a fun, interactive section which is great for all ages. Or take a stroll around the Mary Rose, who sat at the bottom of the sea for almost 450 years, before being raised in 1982. The famous HMS Victory is also on display, which commanded by Lord Nelson lived up to its name at the Battle of Trafalgar.
Osborne House, East Cowes - 16.4 Miles away*
Step into Queen Victoria's favourite home and experience a world unchanged since the country's longest reigning monarch died here just over 100 years ago. See the splendour in which they lived and learn about the staff that kept them here throughout her infamous reign. View the artwork and gifts around the house; keepsakes from around the world at a time when the British Empire still dominated the globe. The charm and character of this much loved home is there for all to see.
Brading the Experience, Nr Sandown - 16.5 Miles away*
Meet British legends such as Queen Victoria, William Shakespeare and Winston Churchill, see torture instruments from the Royal Castle of Nuremberg, wander through World War One trenches, visit Henry V111 in his Tudor mansion, admire historic steam engines and enjoy some seaside amusements from yesteryear.
Amberley Working Museum, Amberley - 17.2 Miles away*
Ride a vintage bus, go on a nature trail and admire the wide ranging exhibits. At 36 acres, this huge open-air museum largely run by volunteers houses a huge range of exhibits, including vintage vehicles like the Southdown bus collection and traditional crafts.
Carisbrooke Castle , Newport - 20.2 Miles away*
In the medieval hall, the museum depicts the history of the Isle of Wight including the imprisonment of King Charles I at Carisbrooke Castle itself.
Godshill Model Village , Godshill - 20.5 Miles away*
The models depict Godshill and Shanklin Old Villages. You can walk amongst the 1/10 scale models and maybe catch a little islander at work or play.
ing Nelson saw alive. HMS Warrior a fine example of a 19th century warship can also be visited. In addition to the glorious ships The Royal Naval Museum is also worth a visit, depicting the lives and stories of their battles, ships and those that served upon them.
Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Gosport - 9.4 Miles away*
Picture yourself in a tiny miniature submarine about to slip under an enemy ship – at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum you can experience the reality, tracing back the history to when submarines were first conceived.
Arundel Castle , Arundel - 16.2 Miles away*
There is nearly 1,000 years of history at this great castle, situated in magnificent grounds overlooking the River Arun in West Sussex and built at the end of the 11th century by the Earl of Arundel.
Dinosaur Farm Museum , Brightstone - 21.4 Miles away*
Dinosaur Farm Museum is popular with children as well as adults. Children's activities include 3D dinosaur jigsaws, a fossil sandpit and dinosaur rubbings.
Fort Victoria , Isle of Wight - 27.7 Miles away*
Built on the north shore of the Isle of Wight to guard the Solent, the remains of Fort Victoria now house a marine aquarium, a sea bed archaeology exhibition, a planetarium and a model railway.
Haredown Mountain Boarding Centre, East Dean - 10.3 Miles away*
Mountain boarding is the youngest and fastest growing sport to hit the hills and mountains around the UK. A mountain board looks like a scaled down snowboard with wheels, and comes in a range of styles and sizes.
Gosport Ice Rink , Gosport - 10.4 Miles away*
Gosport Ice Rink is a large indoor facility that boasts one of the South's only all year round ice rinks. There is also a fully catered café and a shop that sells everything from skating to ice hockey equipment.
L A Bowl, Ryde - 12.8 Miles away*
Expect lots of fun with 22 lanes of computerised tenpin bowling, fast food diner, licensed bar serving bar meals, restaurant in the summer, patio area, large screen TV and pool tables.
Jolly Roger's Plaice, Newport - 18.7 Miles away*
Jolly Roger's Plaice is the largest indoor children's soft adventure playground area on the Isle of Wight. Giant three-level play frame with separate dedicated zones for babies and under fives.
Newport Golf Club, Newport - 19.2 Miles away*
A gem of a course set on the downs about Newport, the 'capital' of the Isle of Wight, and surrounded by fantastic views to Portsmouth on one side and Southampton on the other.
Ventnor Paddling Pool, Ventnor - 21.4 Miles away*
A fun little paddling pool with an island in the shape of the Isle of Wight in the middle which children can play on.
Worthing Aquarena, Worthing - 24.8 Miles away*
Worthing Aquarena offers far more than just a swim, with a main 33 metre pool, a learner pool, diving boards, flume, sauna, steam room, sun beds and health and fitness centre.
The Rapids , Romsey - 26.4 Miles away*
Three pools including 75 metre flume, water cannons, bubble seats, tipping bucket pirate ship promise lots of fun. Archie's World adventure play area is for the younger ones.
Farnborough Bowl, Farnborough - 28.6 Miles away*
Try tenpin bowling at Farnborough Bowl, a 10 lane centre offering fun for all ages including bowling in the dark with cosmic glow lighting.
Chichester Harbour Water, Chichester - 5.8 Miles away*
A boat cruise from the narrow harbour mouth and between the sandy point of Hayling Island all the way to Dell Quay enables you to see much of the unspoilt area and its bird life from the water.
Gunwharf Quays Complex, Portsmouth - 8.6 Miles away*
Gunwharf Quays has so much to offer with over 95 designer outlets, 30 cosmopolitan bars and restaurants, health and fitness centre, 14 screen 'Vue' cinema, 26 lane bowlplex, Jongleurs comedy club and Tiger Tiger dance club.
Cowes, Isle of Wight , Cowes - 17.3 Miles away*
Separated by the River Medina and linked by a chain ferry, the Isle of Wight's most northerly towns of Cowes and East Cowes are steeped in maritime history.
Madina Theatre, Newport - 18.1 Miles away*
Local theatre offering professional and amateur shows as well as movies – check the website for forthcoming events.
Newport , Newport - 18.9 Miles away*
Located in the centre of the island, Newport is its principal town and main shopping centre. Excellent roads and bus services make it easy to reach from anywhere on the island.
Attractions and places to visit | Travel and visitor information
The town of Emsworth lies on the border of Hampshire and Sussex. It is situated on Chichester harbour and was, in its early history, an important port for the area. Up to the nineteenth century it was famous for its oyster fishing fleet. The older part of the town around the square and the harbour has some lovely old houses and still retains the atmosphere of the past.
Warblington (1km) is believed to have been founded by the Saxons in the fifth or sixth century but all that now remains of the village is the parish church and the castle ruins. The tower of the church has two Saxon archways, the nave is thirteenth century and the wooden porch, fourteenth century. All that remains of Warblington Castle is a single turret and part of the gateway. This can only be viewed from a distance as it is now unsafe. It was a fortified manor house built between 1513 and 1526 and was dismantled by the parliamentary forces during the Civil War.
Attractions and Places to Visit
Bird-watching by boat - Langstone Harbour
Browndown, near Gosport - An extraordinary landscape of shingle, like Dungeness in Kent
Charles Dicken's Birthplace
Cumberland Fort - The last bastioned fort to be built in England
Eastney Pumping Station
Farlington Marshes - One of England's premier bird-watching areas
Fort Brockhurst, Gosport
George Gales Brewery - Tours around the Brewery
Gosport Discovery Centre
HMS Warrior 1860
Jane Austen's Portsmouth & Mansfield Park - The city is the only place in Hampshire that is specifically mentioned in any of Jane's novels
Portsdown Hill - Spectacular viewpoint across the harbour
Port Solent - Portsmouth's outstanding marina and quayside development
Portsmouth City Museum and Records Office
Portsmouth Naval Dockyard
Spitbank Fort - The only sea fort open to the public...
Staunton Country Park
The Art House - This Fine Art Gallery specialises in original contemporary work.
The Cumberland House Museum - Meet a life-sized iguanadon and walk among the butterflies in Southsea!
The D-Day Museum - Nowhere is 'The Longest Day' more vividly recalled
The Royal Naval Museum
The Solent Way - Emsworth to Milford-on-Sea (60 miles)
The Spring, Havant
The Staunton Way - Langstone Harbour to Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Petersfield (12 miles)
The Wayfarer's Walk - Emsworth to Inkpen Beacon (70 miles)
Westbury Manor Museum, Fareham
FRIENDS OF EMSWORTH WILDLIFE (web site dedicated to the observation, recording and protection of the wildlife of the Emsworth area)
Cinema, Theatre and Art Centres
South East Hampshire (Cosham | Fareham | Havant | Hayling Island | Portsmouth)
Cosham (Cosham - UCI Cinema, Port Way, Port Solent)
Fareham (Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road, Fareham
Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road, Fareham (Theatre)
Havant (The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, Havant)
Hayling Island (Station Theatre, Hayling Island)
Portsmouth (Kings Theatre
New Theatre Royal
St Peters Theatre, Southsea)
Portsmouth - UCI
Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth
No. 6 Cinema, Action Stations, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Portsmouth Vue, Gun Wharf Quays
Local Tourist Information:
Hayling Island Tourist Information Centre,
Hayling Island PO11 0AG
Telephone: (023) 9246 7111
Local Information Point
23 High Street,
Telephone: 01243 372364
Access by Public Transport
Public Bus Service operate to Emsworth from Chichester, Portsmouth and Petersfield.
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6 Jul 2014
"Lovely, comfortable house, a home from home."
We are a large family and we include many with special needs and we stayed three weeks. We found the house very comfortable and it really enabled us to have a great family time together. The open plan… More
21 Apr 2014
"Spacious and comfortable property in lovely location"
We were a mixed group of adults, teenagers and young children and there is so much to do in the surrounding area by car or just a stroll away in Emsworth.We all loved the house with it's huge ope… More
31 Mar 2014
"Great stay/ lovely place - wish we could be there for longer!"
We had a great 2 nights in Emsworth staying at Martine's place. She was a great help, very quick to respond and we had no issues with the place. It would only have been nicer to have been able to settle in for a week rather than only have 2 nights :(.
The kids loved their bunk room and our party of 7 had plenty of space to enjoy!
7 Jan 2014
"Wonderful large family house in a picturesque location"
We stayed at Harbourview for a new year break with a large group of friends. The house was beautifully presented and easily large enough for a large group (11). The weather unfortunately was atrocious but given the large size of the house we easily entertained 5 children playing hide and seek and various games, also the very large TV kept the kids amused. The kitchen was of an extremely high standard and large enough to cook and entertain. Given the weather we only sampled the large hot tub a few times but it was a great experience hot tubbing in the rain!!
To sum up, wonderful large house in a beautiful location.
18 Nov 2013
"Beautiful, relaxing break"
We have just returned from a wonderful weekend at this property.
The location was great, in the pretty town of Emsworth, which had lovely walks, a few great pubs and a great fish and chip shop!
The house itself is stunning, with a huge lounge and dining room, ample for the 8 of us that stayed. The bathrooms were beautiful, and the kitchen very large and well equipped.
The hot-tub in the garden was a huge bonus. Martine (the owner) was lovely to deal with, she was very helpful, and always responded to my questions immediately.
If you book this home, you will not be disappointed!
30 Oct 2013
"A great house to have lots of fun in!"
13 of us stayed for 1 night to celebrate a birthday. The house is perfect!! Ideal for large groups.
Open plan space (I loved that we could all be together in one room)
Kitchen was well equipped, dining table could fit us all around, large comfy lounge, bedrooms were great!
Large garden with a hot tub which was so much fun.
Had an amazing evening wish we had booked the whole weekend!
& in regards to the owner, Martine was brilliant! Thank you!
7 Oct 2013
"Lovely big house and excellent service"
We stayed for 2 nights, 2 children and 7 adults. The house is perfect for kids, they can run in circles around the middle kitchen wall, they can play in the big garden or have a splash in the hot tub.… More
28 Aug 2013
"Lovely location and stylish modern house"
Overview: Very nice house, hot tub is a bonus, nice quiet area but still things to do. Would recommend and would stay again.
Had a lovely stay here, the owner is very friendly and helpful. The house is lovely and seems to have been recently renovated/extended. Downstairs is very open with lots of space and sliding doors which open almost all of the rear of the house to the garden. The kitchen is very modern and has everything you could need, probably more. The internet connection in the house is very quick which is always good.
The hot tub was great fun and is fully cleaned for every visitor we were told. It's also carefully positioned to not be overlooked by other houses easily.
Emsworth is a nice area and great for peaceful walks.
We did have a few niggles but think the owner is still getting settled into renting so confident these would be resolved before our next visit.
Overall great properly and would stay again.
Dear guest (sorry to be so impersonal but Holiday Lettings advise not to use names of guests),
you are correct the house is newly renovated and advertised. We were unlucky to have customers who caused much damage just prior to your stay but i am pleased to say our builder has not only rectified things but made some really good additions. I really appreciated you taking the time to give thorough feedback. As advertised this has been put it to good use, hopefully it can be seen from the photos there has been a lot of change since your stay. Thank you for being a great house guest and leaving the property so well.
27 Aug 2013
"A lovely modern property with plenty of space, a large garden and hot tub"
We had a lovely hen party weekend with 9 friends. The open plan space downstairs was perfect as it meant we could be altogether all the time. The kitchen was gloriously well-equipped, the table large enough for all of us and the bedrooms had a very modern and fresh yet cosy feel. The bathrooms were great and felt luxurious- we wish we'd had a chance to use the huge bath upstairs! The outside space was fantastic and it was nice having a large table in the garden too for sunny breakfasts. It goes without saying that the hot tub was a real highlight. The property is situated about half an hour from West Wittering beach so we spent a day there, but Emsworth looked like a nice town so we would have been equally happy to have wondered around there exploring. We enjoyed watching a film on the massive TV and there are lots of comfy seats /sofas. Thank you to Martine for a very successful weekend without any problems and we'd come again!
Thank you.I have only just been informed by our neighbours as to how lovely you were. Credit where credit due, thank you for being good house guests! You promised you would be celebrating in a low key way and you kept to your word. Thank you again. I wish you all the best for the future. Martine
20 Aug 2013
"Brilliant for the family!"
Stayed for 2 nights at this wonderful house. Had a fantastic time and the layout of the house is excellent. it is excellent for children and for wheelchair access with bi folding doors leading out ont… More
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