|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
6 Avocet Quay has been awarded the QUALITY AND TOURISM *** STAR GOLD AWARD
Avocet Quay is a unique self-catering holiday home on the West Sussex - Hampshire border between Portsmouth and Chichester and is perfectly situated to explore the South Coast. Appealing all the year round the picturesque harbour side village of Emsworth is surrounded by wonderful countryside, close to idyllic sandy beaches and near to many historical sites, giving it one of the best seaside locations.
Built on the foreshore overlooking Emsworth harbour at the edge of Thorney Island, the house affords a quiet, secluded and rural position, enclosed by private grounds. Ideal for a wide range of activities such as sailing, cycling, walking, bird watching, fishing or just relaxing on the balcony it is the ideal waterside retreat. A short walk through the marina, then an amble beside the tranquil 'Mill Pond' brings you into the heart of Emsworth village where you will discover a wide range of homely pubs, restaurants and shops. Also mainline train services and south coast bus routes, are all within easy walking distance.
Uniquely built on stilts all the accommodation is on the first floor, providing sheltered parking below for cars, boats or bicycles. At ground level is the front door and cloakroom, with stairs leading up to the main living area. Off the landing is a open-plan lounge-dining kitchen space, two bedrooms and a luxury bathroom. Large sliding glass doors in the living room and bedroom open onto the best feature of the property the sunny south-facing balcony with lovely sea views. This gives the house a delightful warm, light and airy feel.
The comfortable lounge has two cozy sofas to enjoy the wide screen TV along with freeview and a broadband connection. A colorful rug leads across to the dining area where a fully equipped kitchen has all the amenities needed for a long or short stay. With a new cooker, microwave, fridge and dishwasher, all is provided for the preparation cooking and serving for every occasion. The main bedroom has glorious sea views from the five-foot luxury double bed with its own TV system. The smaller second bedroom sleeps up to three adults, featuring a 'triple' bunk bed with a full double mattress below and a large single above. It is ideal for a second couple, children or other family members. A luxury bathroom is fully tiled, has a bath, electric shower with curved glass surround, a heated towel rail and comfortable under-floor heating giving it a warm and inviting feel. Towels and linens are provided.
Of special interest to sailing and watersports enthusiasts, at high tide it has its own private access to the sea, along with under house storage for boats, sailboards and jet skis. Look on the adjacent map, select 'satellite' then zoom down to give a view of the launch ramp, the house's proximity to the sea and marina.
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EPC - F
An excellent base from which to explore this area.Decorated and furnished to a very high spec.Lovely and warm on our stay with the large patio doors facing south. The balcony overlooks a small lake and I identified 30+ bird species from this vantage point.
Spacious accommodation and plenty of heating. (did manage to turn it down eventually). Take your binoculars to watch all the birds on water beside the property, and the shore which is 2 mins walk away. So quiet as away from all roads, this was November, may be different in summer. Good pub nearby and very good restaurant in the Marina. Hope to visit again.
It was fantastic! Very clean, light and well equipped. We couldn't fault the property and the location. You could walk to a lovely pub, The Sussex Brewey and a little further to the shops and cafes. We would definately book again and recommend to friends.