About this listing
Nestled in the heart of the historic village of Westbourne, The Coach House is a small but perfectly formed romantic retreat with the comfiest king size bed, great coffee and a south facing terrace perfect for sipping a glass of something fizzy and cold. Cozy for cuddling up in the Winter with lots of cushions, rugs and throws.
The Coach House is a beautiful 1 bedroom cottage in the grounds of a grade II listed house dating back to the 1760's in the heart of Westbourne near Emsworth on the West Sussex/Hampshire border. It is a perfect location for visiting the South coasts beautiful beaches such as West Wittering, exploring the South Downs, Stansted House or a day at the races at Goodwood. Hayling Island is close by with HISC only 20 minutes drive.
The Coach House was awarded a 4 star rating (for Self Catering) by Enjoy England and Quality in Tourism in June 2012.
We are close to local amenities including a coop supermarket, 2 pubs, a cafe, a curry house, bakery, pharmacy and an award winning fish and chip shop all within maximum 2 minutes walk away!
It is luxury accommodation with a large open plan kitchenette/diner/living room, 1 first floor double bedroom with a king size bed and a ground floor modern 'wet room' shower room (no bath).
The living area has 40'' LED TV with freeview and Apple TV, DVD player, stereo with IPod dock, books, games with secure wireless fibre-optic broadband internet. The kitchen is small put perfectly formed with a fridge, gas hob, combination microwave oven/grill, dishwasher, dualit 2 piece toaster and a Nespresso coffee machine (capsules and a range of teas are included at no extra cost!)
The Coach House has a private outdoor eating area with BBQ and access to the 'outdoor living room' terrace. The cottage is well away from the main house and gives full privacy, perfect for those romantic getaways.
The living room has a corner sofa bed that converts into a double bed but we do not recommend more than 2 adults stay here at any one time. All linen and towels are included.
This cottage is in the grounds of our home but is very private and self contained. We give a warm welcome to all our guests and can provide breakfast welcome packs at a small extra charge (including milk, bread from our local bakery, bacon, eggs etc...) Orders need to be placed a couple of days in advance - please let us know what you require.
We also provide a full laundry service at a small extra cost. (no washing machine in the cottage)
Emsworth train station is a mile away and there are regular buses into Chichester from the village. We are 10 minutes from the A3 and 5 minutes from the A27.
Please note we have our own dog so sorry NO PETS. Animal lovers only please.
Please note prices will vary at weekends when the Goodwood Festivals are on and during high season. Minimum booking is 4 days during these times.
(Festival of Speed, Goodwood Revival & Glorious Goodwood) and Christmas/New Year, Easter (April) & Summer holidays (July & August)
An area of our Garden
Terrace with table and chairs
BBQ and outside fire-pit
As much or a little as you require
The cottage is very separate to the main house giving total privacy.
Westbourne is a beautiful village dating back to the days of the Domesday Book in the 11th century. It is full of history and has over 60 grade II listed houses and a very old church, St John the Baptist. The churchyard boasts one of the oldest yew tree avenue in the country.
Westbourne has just enough amenities meaning if you don't want to go anywhere you don't have too: including a pharmacy, supermarket open until 10pm, 3 pubs, a fish & chip shop, an indian restaurant, gift shops, 3 hair dressers, a beauty salon, doctors, village school and barbers.
It is a vibrant community with lots going on including yoga, pilates and Zumba classes.
We love living here and all of our guests love the fact everything is no more than a 2 minute walk.
The sea is a 20 minute stroll (Emsworth Harbour) and this is a small bustling town with banks and shops and even a Michelin starred restaurant, 36 on the Quay. Chichester and Portsmouth are a 15 minute drive away as is West Wittering beach.
Westbourne has a local bus service and is close to Emsworth & Southbourne train stations (15 minutes walk or £3 in a taxi if its raining or you have heavy bags) We can arrange taxis for you.
Havant station is close by (10 minutes in a taxi) The quick, most direct trains from London pass through here (1 hour 15 minutes from Waterloo) Taxis are available outside this station.
Access is by the Garden Entrance via a security intercom.
Our guests are welcome to use the terrace table and chairs and hang out in the hammocks. A BBQ and fire pit are available for use in this area.
Interaction with guests
We live here so can be around as much or as little as you need. Anything extra you require (Bedding, kitchen utensils, DVDs etc..) please just ask. Happy to accommodate.
Sorry no pets - we have a dog on the premises (very friendly!) and he may not be happy if you bring your pooch along!
No smoking inside the Coach House but smoking permitted in the outdoor seating & BBQ area.
Use placemats on the wooden breakfast bar to avoid marking the wood
Close the gate at all times,
Treat The Coach House with the respect you would treat your own home
Please note prices will vary at weekends during Goodwood Festivals. Minimum stay 3 nights (Festival of Speed, Revival, Glorious Goodwood)
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.
Hi I'm Emma and I live in the beautiful village of Westbourne in West Sussex on the Hampshire border.
I have lived in here for 7 years and absolutely love it! Before that we lived in London & Bristol but decided to trade in city life for country living and so far so good!
I love nature, animals, climbing mountains, keeping fit and healthy, music and being in the great outdoors. We sail at Emsworth Sailing Club and own a mirror dingy and a Cornish Shrimper. Its a great place to see the seals!
I have a son called Sam and a terrier called Charlie.
Animal lovers only welcome at the Coach House!
Favourite Holiday destinations have to be Nepal, India & Colombia. Closer to home we love Tarifa in Andalusia and Cornwall. However living where we do, we don't go far these days... we have the beach, the hills and all the toys to play with here.
The Coach House is in the grounds of our house and we welcome guests with open arms.