Why we love it
Gorgeous harbour views from the upstairs sitting room, a secure garden for morning exercise, long walks along the harbour and a welcome letter from house dog Monty
What you'll love
Dogs will love
- Scrambling around in the secure garden
- Trotting along the foreshore and towpath around the harbour
- The treat jar, fast-drying towels and the welcome letter from the house dog Monty!
Humans will love
- The views down Chichester harbour from the upstairs sitting room
- The pub right across the road making a very short walk home
- Dining at the big table outside before retiring to the outdoor sofas under the gazebo
The views of the water from the upstairs sitting room and the colourful nautical theme of this beautiful house will have you reaching for your chunky roll-neck jumper and pipe. Staying here means a few days of soaking up sun and salty air on long coastal walks, although there’s a pub right across the road with a great cocktail menu, so you might not get further than that. The enclosed garden is perfect for letting the dog out in the morning and the spacious house means there’s plenty of space for them to stretch out, even if they still pick the middle of a corridor to sleep in. Lure them out of the way with treats from the jar, then settle everyone at the big dining table inside or outside, with the BBQ ready to go and the garden seating under the fairy lights for a magical end to the evening.
- 1 x Super King master room upstairs
- 1 x Twin room (can be converted to Super King on request) on ground floor
- 1 x Double Room on ground floor
- 1 x Double sofa bed in downstairs Lounge
- En suite shower and WC to Master Bedroom, with toiletries provided
- Downstairs bathroom with bath and WC, with toiletries provided
- The Wash House, across the courtyard, has a large walk-in shower for both dogs and humans
- Also in The Wash House are the washing machine, tumble dryer and facilities to dry wetsuits and towels
- Outside tap
Living and relaxing
- You can store bikes and paddleboards in The Wash House, which is lockable
- 2 x Smart TVs in the upstairs and downstairs Lounges
- Woodburner in downstairs Lounge with firewood, kindling, firelighters and matches provided
- Modern wall mounted fire in upstairs Lounge
- 1 x Sun loungers in the garden
- Outdoor sofa seating area for eight people, with cover from a gazebo and illuminated with fairy lights
- Fire pit next to the outdoor sofa area
- Roberts radio with Spotify and Bluetooth
- Crabbing lines, buckets and bacon bait for the children
- Chalks, books and children's games in the cupboards
Cooking and dining
- Outside dining table and chairs for eight people, illuminated with fairy lights above
- Fresh herbs growing in the garden
- BBQ with locally sourced charcoal and tools provided
- Kitchen with electric double oven and hob, microwave, wine cooler, dishwasher, fridge freezer
- Additional fridge located in The Wash House, across the courtyard
- Two stools at kitchen island for casual dining
- Cooking basics supplied - salts, pepper, oils, vinegar, coffee pods, tea, sugar, milk, ice cubes, tea towels, hand towels, tin foil, cling film
- A generous welcome basket
For the dog
- Dog bowls for water and food
- Poo bags
- Dog shampoo and conditioner
- A jar of dog treats
- Quick dry towels for muddy paws and soggy coats
- Welcome note from host dog Monty
- Check in 1500
- Check out 1030
- Three night minimum stay
- If bringing babies, please bring your own travel cot and any other equipment
You should know
- The road past the house is a dead end but cars might be dropping off at the pub, so keep an eye on your dog when coming and going
- Dogs are not allowed on furniture either inside or outside
- The two downstairs bedrooms share a bathroom
In the neighbourhood
- There are great harbourside strolls, but for a longer walk (about a 3-hour round trip), the café/restaurant Billy’s on the Beach, in Bracklesham Bay, is a great a reason to keep up the pace. They serve everything from big brunches to takeaway toasties and have dog treats on hand to reward good behaviour.
- Chichester Harbour is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and can be admired while sailing, paddle boarding, kayaking, fishing, swimming, or surfing at The Witterings. If your dog forgot to pack their life vest, a walk around it is lovely too.
- With a rich Roman heritage, Chichester has so much to show you. The impressive Cathedral spire will grab your attention whilst you take an elevated stroll around the city on walls built by the Romans. Stop for coffee or browse the local farmers market.
- The Salterns Way is a 12-mile cycle route from the centre of Chichester to the sand dunes of East Head. It’s a pleasant ramble, although some sections are on country lanes and roads, so remember to take the lead with you.
- If you’ve got the kids with you (or fancy a bit of nostalgic fun yourself) take the crabbing lines, buckets and bacon bait to the harbour and see what you can get hold of.
- The pub over the road is the Crown & Anchor. It has a dog friendly bar and, unsurprisingly, does a fine line in seafood. The cocktail menu is a bit more of an unexpected pleasure but no less welcome.