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Coastal Cottage near Bosham

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Nutbourne, Chichester, West Sussex - In the Heart of the Harbour Conservancy

In addition to its idyllic location this property is spacious yet cosy and offers an abundance of facilities. Being 3m west of Bosham and 2m east of Emsworth, it is ideal for Langstone, Chichester and Bosham and Emsworth Sailing Clubs. There are also a number of golf courses and horse racing at both Goodwood, only 20 mins away, and Fontwell Park. Also, there is a motor circuit at Goodwood with its annual Festival of Speed and Revival meetings.

Mrs Jane Charlton
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
3 March, 2018

About Mrs Jane Charlton

My name is Jane Charlton and I have two girls, Bella and Lavinia. My husband is a Human rights lawyer and we all really enjoy being so close to the sea. The cottage is so manageable and cosy - it is the first time we have ever had a garden! When I was a child, we would go to West Wittering Beach as a treat or Climping and now we can go whenever we want. I work for an artist in London who gives art classes to children and adults. As a creative person, I have met artists locally and love to take photos and paint... if I have any spare time from gardening.

Why Mrs Jane Charlton chose Chichester

Pucks cottage is perfect for us as we can see the sea from the main bedroom and it is only a 5 minute walk, also, the country walks are within easy reach and Southbourne station is only 10 minutes walk, with direct trains to London, Victoria and Clapham Junction. Being the last property in the cup-de-sac ensures privacy and peace. As it is a cut-de-sac, there is no passing traffic, only dog walkers and the occasional neighbour driving slowly down. We all know each other. It is a real community.. You holiday starts straight away as you can walk through the gate and down to the coast within minutes.

What makes this cottage unique

The highlights of the cottage are the genuine homely atmosphere original features. Having an inglenook fireplace is our best asset along with the soothing babble of the stream. From the main bedroom, you can see the sea and at night the twinkling stars in the unpolluted sky.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Chichester in Southbourne

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Basin
    Ground Floor Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Basin
  • Family bathroom upstairs with roll top bath and shower attachment, WC and basin, wood floor, towel radiator Ground floor bathroom with power shower and enclosure, WC and basin. Radiator
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king sized bed facing the sea. Bedroom 2 with a single bed which converts to two singles that can be pushed together to make a double with a gap in the middle to accommodate the frame. Bedroom 3 as above.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Not suitable for very young children as there is a stream running through the garden accessible via steps but only 10cms deep, therefore vigilance for their safety is important. Also, there are a couple of antique mirrors and desks. Outside: Charming garden with some lawn, mature trees and terraces. Gravel drive allowing direct car access. Doors leading onto south facing gravel area with views of the sea. Outdoor table and seating for up to 6. New large 14ft trampoline. Fast flowing, clear stream running through the garden and joining up with the ford (no longer used by cars). Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen can be hired at £12 per person or you may bring your own. Please bring your own beach towels, bath towels must not leave the cottage. Other: Bright conservatory dining area with up to two tables and eight chairs.


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Coastal Cottage near Bosham
average rating of 4.1538463 based on 13 reviews

A lovely place full of charm

  • 4 of 5

We spent Christmas in Pucks Cottage and had a lovely time. The cottage is tucked away in a quiet spot. Great walks down to the sea. The surrounding area is well worth visiting especially Emsworth with its harbour and quaint little town, and it's only about 5 mins away by car

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. It is a very Christmassy cottage with cosy inglenook fire and sea views from the bedroom. Great you discovered Emsworth with all its fishing vibe! Come again soon, repeat booking discounts offered! Happy New Year.
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The cottage was amazing plenty of room for the 6 of us.

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is exactly how it looks in terms picture and better, lovely large kitchen three spacious bedrooms, cosy living room with plenty of board games to play, the lovely enchanted garden , we loved it .

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your appreciatuve review! I spend hours and hours working in the garden as it is very densly planted with exotic plants. Glad it pays off...
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A lovely quiet retreat!

  • 4 of 5

We loved the peaceful location, the stream flowing through the gardens, and access to the coastal estuary. Perfect for a family of 5.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your compliments. It is a magical spot to get away from the city and relax in the lush sheltered garden. Hope you will visit again.
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Quaint cottage for a holiday

  • 5 of 5

Everything was exactly as shown on the website. We all loved the place and didn't want to leave at the end of the week! There's plenty to do in the area: canoe trips, sailing, walking in the woods, beaches to visit etc. Booking with Jane was simple and straighforward and we'd recommend this lovely place to anyone wanting to have a holiday in this area.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your lovely compliments. I was very pleased you were able to enjoy a delightful summer break and look forward to having you again any other time .
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Puck's is a charming cottage in a tranquil local.

  • 4 of 5

Had a great long weekend in the cottage with lovely coastal walks every day.

Great fresh produce available in the nearby farm shop.

Will definitely keep Puck's cottage in mind for a future break.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Old Property Full Of Character

  • 5 of 5

Pictures don't do this fabulous property justice. From the moment you see it as you reach the gate it's like a little fairy-tale cottage with a lovely front garden and picturesque stream running through the back of it.

Inside the decor is in keeping with the old-worldy feel. Beautiful wooden beams and a giant fireplace. The kitchen is very spacious with necessary mod cons. There were 4 adults and 2 little ones and sizewise it was perfect. Obviously the door frames are low and walls a bit thin but what do you expect from a place this age.

Good location, stone's throw from Bosham Quay, Chichester and nearby village that used to be an oyster hub (begins with E but can't remember the name).

Only thing that would have made it perfect is if the sea was on the doorstep from the property itself.

Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Special interest holidays:

There is a stunning sewing and stitch craft studio in a converted barn running a variety of long and short courses and a weekly drop-in "Sewing Cafe", in a village called Charlton, near Goodwood, about 20 mins away. Contact Deborah Harwood, Studio 01243 811300, mobile 07976 800965. Website: www.thetextilespace.co.uk


West Wittering Beach is 30 mins drive, sandy and child friendly with ample parking. The coast is 3 mins walk from the cottage approximately 300 metres and is popular with walkers and dog walkers, it is stony at high tide and mud flats at low tide but superb sunsets and sunrises! Swimming is available from a coastal wall at high tide 300 metres from the cottage.


One and a half hrs from London by car. Good direct rail service from Nutbourne or Bosham to London, Victoria and Waterloo. Under 20 kms from Portsmouth/Southampton ferry port.


Nearest village is Southbourne where there is a farm shop and co-op and chemist. Bosham also has a farm shop and post office. Large supermarket near Chichester just off the roundabout and Havant has a large Tescos but it is on an industrial estate, not as charming. There is a Waitrose also at Chichester.

Further Details:

Many South Downs villages within 15 mins radius with excellent pubs - Singleton, Charlton, Lavant, Funtingdon and East Ashling.

Unique nature walk at Kingsley Vale.

Coastal footpaths both W and E are 20 yards away via a ford.

The neighbouring Chidham peninsular is ideal for walks, sailing courses, and birdwatching. The village pub there offers good food. There are two gastro pubs, "The Fox Runs Free" at Charlton, near Goodwood and "The Old House At Home" at Chidham, 2 miles away. Also there is a gourmet restaurant at Emsworth called "The Fat Olive" having the same chef as the "The Fat Duck".


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:

Well behaved dogs by special arrangement at a cost of £10. They will not be allowed upstairs or on the sofas.
Please send enquiry by email: janecharlton00@yahoo.com to me or text on 07990 580578.

The Goodwood Revival, Festival of Speed and Goodwood Racing Events liable to a higher rate. SUMMER WEEKENDS POSSIBLE, please enquire.

WINTER SHORT TERM LETS are available, please enquire.

Changeover Day:
Friday changeover day. Can be flexible. Nightly rates are £150 for four persons, £200 per night for more than 4, minimum two nights.

Special discounts from Monday to Thursday and for 2 person occupancy.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.