Gloucester cottage is set in a fantastic position at the heart of Bosham village. The cottage is deceptively spacious accommodating for 6 or more travellers with a generous garden ideal for entertaining. The village stands on a small peninsula between two tidal creeks at the eastern end of Chichester Harbour in West Sussex. Bosham is 3 miles south west of the beautiful City of Chichester, and is often described as the prettiest of the villages in Chichester Harbour.
- Cottage1300 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
Beautiful cottage in Bosham, Nr. Chichester, Sussex, England - Harbourside grade II listed 18th century cottage in the beautiful village of Bosham, Sleeps 6.
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- Jul 18, 2018
About James Ware
The cottage has been in the family since the 1950's and has been a bolthole for the grandparents or adventure packed sailing summer holiday base for the younger generations. As a family we spend our time sailing to the beach, swimming of the quay and enjoying the spoils of the Anchor Bleu pub and barbecues in the back garden, not to mention watching the busy village life with a cup of tea in the sunshine of the front garden. Glorious days!
James Ware purchased this Cottage in 1950
Why James Ware chose Chichester
The cottage has been in the family for 60 years and has been a comfortable base for many visiting families to either sail or discover the local area. The visitors book is a cherished item going back to 1976 for the first entry!
What makes this Cottage unique
The cottage is in the heart of the village close to the waterfront, so close there is a step in the wall to stop high spring tides! There is a generous sized rear garden with patio and barbecuing area with chiminea for late night warming fires. There is a grassed area for the kids to play on and raspberries abundant throughout the summer. The cottage has a wood burning stove in the living room. Outside toilet and shower caters for the dripping sailors on their return.
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A gem of a cottage!
We spent a fantastic long weekend at Gloucester cottage in January. The cottage is bursting with character and is bright and homely. The house was spotlessly clean when we arrived and everything that we needed was provided by the owners, including wood for the log burner. All the rooms are tastefully decorated and the bedrooms are warm and comfortable. The cottage has a lovely garden, which we are looking forward to using when we return in the Summer. The location in old Bosham is beautiful and is just a stones throw away from the creek, which was perfect for early morning walks. The cafe opposite serves delicious home made cakes and I would definitely recommend the Anchor Bleu pub for dinner, which is less than a minute's walk away. It also caters well for vegetarians. This house really is the ideal setting for a relaxing break.
Thank you Karen for your review, we are so pleased that you all enjoyed yourselves, appreciating the charm of the cottage and village. We are looking forward to accommodating you next time.
The best location, relaxed as soon as we arrived
We were a close party of 6 females getting away for a wee break for a friends 50th, couldn’t have asked for anything better - spent more time at the cottage than we thought we would, it needs a tiny bit of work it’s not 5* but it could be and it did not matter for the price and location, very clean. I want to go back with my family on the summer holidays - the kids would love it there. Paying £4 for parking all weekend is brilliant and a 20min bus ride to fabulous Chichester was a bonus. Loved loved loved Gloucester cottage!
Beautiful place Bosham - thank you!
The location of the house was just perfect for us, beside the water and pub and most importantly near our friends who stay close by! The house was a little tired and maybe needs a little TLC but apart from that this was perfect, also has lovely garden at the back of house, perfect for the warm weather we had!
A great position
Property could do with updating 're top bedroom no wardrobe.
Lovely, homely, warm, tasteful, spacious, well equipped
Lovely, homely, warm, tasteful, spacious, well equipped. Lovely cottage , great location
A very cosy cottage
We enjoyed our stay in the cottage. It felt very comfortable and homely with beautiful pictures on the walls. We enjoyed breakfast in the Breeze cafe and the pub two minutes walk away served excellent food. The highlight of our break was cycling around the bay (when the tide was out)! We would certainly love to return. Thank you very much to the cottage owner.
Special interest holidays: It is ideal for those keen on sailing, as Bosham is one of the premier sailing villages in the area and will also appeal to people requiring a comfortable base from which to explore all the outstanding events in the area, such as motor sports events and horse racing at both Goodwood and Fontwell. Artists, birdwatchers, walkers and weekenders are attracted to the village all year round, particularly those with a sense of history. Bosham is thought by many to be the burial place of the last Saxon King, Harold. It was from Bosham that he sailed for Normandy in 1064 and both he and Bosham Church are depicted in the Bayeux Tapestry. Coast/Beach: Harbour 20 yards. Swimming Beaches 9 miles (East/West Wittering) Travel: Railway:2 km The nearest major airport is at Gatwick, although there is a smaller airport at Southampton, which is about 35 minutes' drive. Bosham lies just to the west of Chichester and just south of the main A27, so road links are good. Distances: Chichester 4 miles. Further Details: Sports: Watersports Horse Riding Golf within 30 mins drive Walking holidays Beach within 9 miles
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Booking Notes: Weekly or weekend bookings taken Changeover Day: Changeover day Saturday but can be flexible 10.00am departure and 3.00pm arrival to allow time for cleaning