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Tide Cottage: Wifi and Large Garden

Entire guesthouse
hosted by Candy
  1. 6 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 5 beds
  4. 1 bath
Self check-in
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Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
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Tide Cottage is perfect for a family holiday with its large garden. It is just steps from the shore and a 12 minute stroll into the pretty village of Emsworth. There is a deliciously comfy super-king in one bedroom and in the other, twin beds and a bunk. Our sunny kitchen is kitted out with oven, washer, microwave oven, dishwasher. Wifi, Linen and Towels included. We do 7-day lets only with Saturday as changeover day. Do message if you have questions or requests.

The space
The cottage is a bungalow and there are no steps to the front door. The back entrance however has a step over into the narrow porch, then another small step up into the back door.

Linen cupboard
Fire extinguisher

Super King bed
Chest of drawers
Hanging space
Hair dryer
Book case
Blackout Curtains

Twin beds
Bunk bed
Travel Cot
Chest of Drawers
Blackout Blind
Curtained storage with hanging rail, travel cot, utility items (ironing board, iron, mop, broom)
Curtained storage with toys

TV with DVD player and Amazon Fire. TV Remote Control and Amazon Fire Remote Control
(The Amazon Fire is registered to our account: Amazon Prime movies are free but purchases are pin protected; Netflix is loaded and available.
Books and extensive collection of DVDS
Granddaddy's old recliner
Four seater sofa
Leather armchair
Glider style rocking chair

Tide Cottage Handbook
Radio CD player
Washing machine
Microwave Oven
Double Oven
Fire blanket
Table, 4 chairs
High chair for older child (high chair with tray for younger babies also available on request)
First Aid Pouch
Spare bulbs in bottom drawer
Stack of stools for extra guests
Airing Cupboard (with hanging rail for drying washing)

Aqualisa power shower over bath
Grab bars over bath
Heated Towel Rail
Rubber Mat

Privet Hedge
Narrow old fashioned drive, partially grassed
Brown Rubbish Wheelie Bin
Green Recycling Wheelie Bins (No bottles or glass please)
Black Bottle Bin

Walnut tree with swings
Storage unit with garden chairs and recliners
Hardwood garden table
Clothes dryer
Privet hedge
Walled compost heap

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Public or shared beach access
Free parking on premises
Free washer – In unit
Children’s books and toys
High chair

Where you’ll be

Hampshire, England, United Kingdom

It really is only a few steps to the shore – when the tide is high, my children jump right into the sea. It's very shallow and sea-weedy for swimming (but my kids don't care). During stormy days windsurfers park at the end of the road and launch from the shore.

There are two ways to get to the village centre: 10 minutes via suburban Warblington Road or via a 12 minute stroll along the shore (Western Parade) from the bottom of our road to the sailing club then across a dramatic promenade over the Mill Pond. The view is extremely photogenic at sunset (check out our photos). If you turned in the opposite direction, you can walk along the shore to Nore Barn Woods and all the way to the Royal Oak in Langstone.

Our bit of the sea is called Chichester Harbour and is fascinatingly tidal, with terrific birdwatching at low tide and glorious sea views at high tide. The kitchen clock is a tide clock, which will help you plan your walks.

The village is pretty, with cafes, ice cream, two butchers and a fishmonger, two high end restaurants (Fat Olive and 36 on the Quay), several Indian restaurants, and of course, pubs in which to shoot the breeze – we mourn the passing of Albert Finney who was a regular at the Bluebell Inn.

At low tide (in wellies) you can stroll along the Emsworth foreshore towards Fowley Island and view traces of the oyster industry that sustained Emsworth until it was destroyed by a food poisoning incident in 1902.

It's a nice walk to Emsworth Yacht Harbour where you can sit up high on the balcony of The Deck cafe and watch the world go by. Take Queen Street, take the public path that goes right between the flats next to the Lord Raglan Pub. Cross the Slipper Mill Pond along a narrow path , past a Mill House turned into flats to find the Yacht Harbour gate.

There are a number of massive supermarkets within driving distance (in Havant, Portsmouth and Chichester) but the village's Tesco Express and Co-op are well stocked, and there's the Emsworth Deli for wine and special delights. We also love going to the Southbourne Farm Shop to buy self-bake croissant. Leave them to rise overnight and bake in the morning! Yum.

Further afield: there are walks around Chidham, aiming for a relaxing beer and meal at the Old House At Home, with its lovely garden, or on the Downs, beginning at Stoughton, or Butser Hill, just off the A3.

For toddlers and small children: Hayling Island has the best little funfair for small children. There's a sandy beach - you have to walk through the Hayling Island Sailing Club to access it (we've accessed it by sailboat!), but as far as I know, it's open to the public. We would also recommend the Otter and Owl Sanctuary in the New Forest.

If you'd like to walk the Downs, aim for Kingley Vale, just a 20 minute drive away.

Then of course there are cathedrals, museums and naval heritage (the Mary Rose Museum!!!) in Portsmouth, Chichester and Arundel – all easily accessible by train or car.

7 nights in Hampshire

May 13, 2023 - May 20, 2023

4.83 out of 5 stars from 12 reviews

Hosted by Candy

Joined in July 2013
  • 12 Reviews
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I'm a children's book writer based in London. Our cottage is just 45 meters from the shore in pretty Emsworth, on the south coast of England. It's a home away from home for family holidaymakers, birdwatchers and dinghy sailors (near Emsworth, Slipper and Hayling Island Sailing Clubs!). I look forward to being your host!
I'm a children's book writer based in London. Our cottage is just 45 meters from the shore in pretty Emsworth, on the south coast of England. It's a home away from home for family…

During your stay

You won't see us - we live in London! But there's wi-fi so we are easily contactable via internet or by a phone call. Our caretaker, Craig, lives not far away for any emergencies – his number and ours will be provided when you book your holiday.
You won't see us - we live in London! But there's wi-fi so we are easily contactable via internet or by a phone call. Our caretaker, Craig, lives not far away for any emergencies –…
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