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Great family house, Goodwood, Harbour village, Beaches, low midweek rates.

Bedrooms 5
Separate WCs1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Enjoy our family friendly midweek prices.

Family gatherings, groups of friends, business travel and romantic breaks. Beaches, Goodwood, Roman City, Sailing, Surfing, Windsurfing, Fishing, Boat trips, Birdwatching, Walking, Swimming, Horse and Motor Racing, Horse Riding, Cycling, Restaurants, Bars and Cafes. Chichester and surrounding has so much to offer.

We try and offer families a place where they can relax and enjoy without bringing too much stuff. Ask us for more details but we provide on request high chairs, travel cots, toys and games, a cool box for the beach, buckets and spades and a paddling pool in the garden.

Cornerstones is located in the heart of the village of Birdham. A peaceful location 10 minutes walk from Birdham Pool, 2 minutes from the village cricket ground and Church.

Birdham is the perfect location to enjoy the beautiful Chichester harbour, Birdham Pool, West Wittering Beach and Chichester Marina. The marina is popular not just with the 'boaties' and 'yachties' but with walkers and cyclists who call into the Boathouse Cafe which opens at 8am for breakfast through to dinner in the evening.

Take a lovely walk across the fields following the harbour to Itchenor and The Ship Inn which has an extensive menu, and during the colder months 2 cosy open fires, quiz nights and mulled wine. From mid May until the end of September daily, and April to October weekends and bank holidays, Andy the ferryman takes people, bikes and dogs over to Bosham on the ferry. It costs £2.50 each way for adults, £1 for children and 50p for bikes, dogs go free.

The beautiful sandy beaches of West Wittering are about a 10 minute drive or a 30 minute cycle ride away along the Salterns Way. The Salterns Way is a cycle route that stretches from the centre of Chichester to the sand dunes at East Head. We are very lucky that this cycle route passes right through the village which makes family cycle days easy and so much fun. We would highly recommend that you take advantage of the cycle routes to really make the most of your stay so either bring your bikes or hire them from our local cycle hire shop just around the corner.

Goodwood and all it has to offer is a 20 minute drive away at the foot of the Southdowns.

About the property, Cornerstones is a 5 bedroom home with 2 large double bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor and 3 smaller double bedrooms, a bathroom and a 3rd toilet on the ground floor.

The light, bright open plan kitchen dining room has a full sized fridge and freezer, dishwasher, microwave and AEG oven and hob as well as a tumble dryer and washing machine. The dining area has a large farmhouse style kitchen table which can seat 10 people, there are also 2 high chairs available on request.

The kitchen overlooks the garden which has a Weber BBQ and outdoor furniture and is perfect for relaxing in on hot summer days.

There is a chiminea for those chillier evenings and we provide bankets for cuddling up under maybe with a hot chocolate and some toasted marshmallows.

The house is gas centrally heated with a new boiler and a central thermostat. The lounge has a wood burner and we provide logs for guests during the winter. If you have wet clothes, life jackets etc, there is a large airing cupboard with a hanging rail perfect for drying. There is plenty of hot water.

The largest of our bedrooms has a kingsize bed, 2 bedrooms have double beds and TVs, one of the bedrooms has a daybed with trundle which will be made up as two singles on request and bedroom 5 has 2 singles. All of the rooms have hanging space and hangers.

Both bathrooms have over the bath showers.

We are keen on making sure your stay is as comfortable and stress free as possible. For that reason we provide children's cutlery and plates, stairgates and 2 travel cots.

The two first floor bedrooms are large and able to accomodate the travel cots or trundle beds if you require them for extra guests. Extra guests cost £25 per person per night.

More Details

Andrea and Arnie
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2018

About Andrea and Arnie

We just love being by the water. Arnie loves his boats and couldn't be more than a few minutes walk away from one of them. We love to drag our kayaks onto the harbour and go for an early morning paddle. We take our little dog Buddy with us and occasionally get to see a seal! We love cycling and where we live is perfect as we live on the Salterns Way. We have 7 children and 3 grandchildren between us and they have all been brought up in and around the water. We are real foodies! If you want to know where to eat or where to get a great coffee we are the people to ask. Walking is something we do a lot of. We love the coastal and harbour walks locally and when we get a chance we head to Cornwall or the Lake District, two of our favourite places.

Andrea and Arnie purchased this house in 2014

Why Andrea and Arnie chose Chichester

Location, location, location. We wanted to live in the heart of this beautiful village and over the years have owned 5 properties here between us. We chose this particular property as it is light and bright and light is so important to us. All of the rooms are filled with sunshine on sunny days. There is lots of sky, and trees, and peace.

What makes this house unique

Situated in the Harbourside village of Birdham that is within the Chichester Harbour AONB.

Our house has space for 10 people, light bright kitchen diner and spacious yet cosy lounge with a wood burner.

The garden is well maintained and is a good size for families and secure for children and pets.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Chichester in Chichester District

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Bookings that include a Friday or Saturday have to include both Friday and Saturday.
  • Business traveller midweek rates available.
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
I am listing hereunder some of the local produce that will get you right into the Foodie culture of the area. Three Harbour Beef . Salt marsh grassed beef locally available. Tinwood Wines Fine award winning wines from Chichester. Montezuma’s Chocolate. Yes its made in Birdham and its wonderful award winning chocolate . Arundel Brewery Hepworth Brewery Langham Brewery Trouble is they are all good and all worth a try. Caroline’s Dairy a very local ice cream stocked at the Co-Op and the National Trust. Goodwood Produce from Home Farm. Beef, Lamb, Pork, Milk, Cheese even Beer.Best to pre order. Southdowns natural mineral water. The best local natural mineral water sparkling and still . Chilgrove Gin Gin and probably one of the best.


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Great family house, Goodwood, Harbour village, Beaches, low midweek rates.
average rating of 4.9148936 based on 47 reviews

Perfect family holiday

  • 5 of 5

The house was all we could ask for, with plenty of room, a lovely garden, well equipped and furnished. There were even some toys to keep children amused and games cds and dvds for the adults. The log cabin was a hit with the children. Any queries were dealt with very quickly by Andrea and Arnie

  • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and thank you for being lovely guests. As the weather changes we know guests will want to spend more time in the house with their friends and family therefore Its really good to hear you were able to enjoy the fascilities and that the log cabin was put to good use. We would be delighted to welcome you back again to Cornerstones.
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Lovely house and very well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

Nice neighbourhood, very good communication around arrival details. House had everything we needed and is close to lots of fantastic things to do for families.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you all enjoyed your stay and were able to enjoy the location. Come back and see us again soon.
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As last year, fantastic. Suits us five ladies wonderfully, Ab Fab.

  • 5 of 5

Used garden facilities this year as weather wonderful, not too hot as we play golf on two days of our stay. Couldn't get into garden same time last year as it rained and the wind very strong. We are hoping to return to Cornerstones again next, again during this particular week. The house and garden are just perfect and we made use of garden seating each day in late afternoon early evening.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always a pleasure hosting you ladies. We are glad you had another great stay and hope to see you all again next year.
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Beautiful house and garden. Absolutely pristine and beautifully decorated.

  • 5 of 5

The owners of this house have thought of everything, and all to such a high standard. So impressed but how spotless the whole place was.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and so glad you enjoyed your say.
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A really beautifully appointed holiday home.

  • 5 of 5

Three generations of our family spent five days at Cornerstones. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The property is decorated and maintained to the very highest standard and we could not find fault. The children loved the log cabin at the bottom of the garden, so well equipped for them. TV! Games. Their own mini fridge, popcorn maker and other treats. Even a toilet so they don't have to come back up to the house! Good sized sunny garden, beautifully kept. Very quiet area absolutely no traffic noise. Very comfy beds and lovely bed linen and fluffy towels. A very generous welcome basket on arrival full of goodies.Lots of places to visit including beaches only a few miles away. The Chichester marina is worth a visit to admire the super yachts and have a tasty brunch or lunch or afternoon tea at the Boat House Cafe whilst overlooking the Marina. Chichester itself is well worth a visit. Thank you Arnie and Andrea

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always such a pleasure to hear when guests have had a great stay. Thank you so much for your kind review, you were great guests and we would love you to come back and see us again.
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A beautiful place - home from home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a weekend away with the ladies in our family. The house was spotlessly clean and the hosts left us a lovely basket of goodies and prosecco to enjoy for the weekend! Truely wonderful and comes highly recommended! :)

  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
36 Miles
Southampton Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
The Ship Inn Itchenor
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Portsmouth Ferries
Nearest Golf
2.8 Miles
Chichester Golf Club
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Boathouse bar and restaurant
Nearest Ski
31 Miles
Southampton Snowsport centre
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
West Wittering

Birdham is a village on Chichester Harbour an area of outstanding natural beauty, at the top of the Harbour is Fishbourne Roman Palace and the Roman City of Chichester with a beautiful Cathedral and World renown Chichester Festival Theatre.

The Goodwood Estate is just to the East of Chichester where The Festival of Speed, The Goodwood Revival meeting, and Glorious Goodwood racecourse are located.The Weald and Downland Living Museum is at Singleton just the over The South Downs from Goodwood and next to it is West Dean Gardens and Collage that host several events each year including the Chilli Fiesta, Mothers Day, Easter trail and more. At the bottom of the harbour is West Wittering's Blue flagged Beach and the stunning National Trust Dunes at East Head that all overlook the Harbour entrance and the Eastern Solent. all the above are essential attractions in the Birdham Area.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £125
Pet Fee £25
Damage Deposit £250

Check in time 4pm and check out 10am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.