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Cottage by the sea in Bosham, West Sussex, England,

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet


About the property

Beautiful cottage in Bosham, Nr. Chichester, Sussex, England - Harbourside grade II listed 18th century cottage in the beautiful village of Bosham, Sleeps 6.

Gloucester cottage is set in a fantastic position at the heart of Bosham village. The cottage is deceptively spacious accommodating for 6 or more travellers with a generous garden ideal for entertaining. The village stands on a small peninsula between two tidal creeks at the eastern end of Chichester Harbour in West Sussex. Bosham is 3 miles south west of the beautiful City of Chichester, and is often described as the prettiest of the villages in Chichester Harbour.

Property Manager
James Ware
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

About James Ware

The cottage has been in the family since the 1950's and has been a bolthole for the grandparents or adventure packed sailing summer holiday base for the younger generations. As a family we spend our time sailing to the beach, swimming of the quay and enjoying the spoils of the Anchor Bleu pub and barbecues in the back garden, not to mention watching the busy village life with a cup of tea in the sunshine of the front garden. Glorious days!

James Ware purchased this cottage in 1950

Why James Ware chose Chichester

The cottage has been in the family for 60 years and has been a comfortable base for many visiting families to either sail or discover the local area. The visitors book is a cherished item going back to 1976 for the first entry!

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is in the heart of the village close to the waterfront, so close there is a step in the wall to stop high spring tides! There is a generous sized rear garden with patio and barbecuing area with chiminea for late night warming fires. There is a grassed area for the kids to play on and raspberries abundant throughout the summer. The cottage has a wood burning stove in the living room. Outside toilet and shower caters for the dripping sailors on their return.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Fabulous cottage in a lovely village with lots to do in and around the area, we had a great time. Cannot fault the accommodation and will be recommending it to both family & friends. Dickie & Tina

We all thought that the location of the cottage was perfect, right near the harbour, with a lovely relaxed atmosphere. Love the tidal nature of the area and emphasis on sailing activities. The harbour couldn’t be more beautiful. The cafes around were great, and the new co-op met all our needs. The cottage was superbly equipped, and more so than other places we have stayed. The bedding was great, and the house was all functional. The price was very reasonable, and we all discussed making it an annual pilgrimage, so we hope to see you again! Neil and friends

Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful cottage. We had a wonderful time and mum enjoyed the sea air! We definitely will be back again and will recommend the cottage to friends at home. Caroline (Ireland)
Apr 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Chichester in Chichester District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Outdoor Shower
  • Family bathroom, bath, shower, basin. Ensuite bathroom, walk in shower, basin.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Comfortable bunk beds, extra mattress can sleep 3
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 2 additional Z beds
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 1st Bedroom: King size bed, Ensuite. 2nd Bedroom: Bunk beds, extra mattress. 3rd Bedroom: Twin beds, Sea views.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Harbourside Grade II Listed 18th Century Cottage , 3 bedroom, sleeps 6/7. Outside: Front garden: Bench, table, ideal to watch the world go by! Rear garden: Patio, outside toilet/shower, barbecue, chiminea, table, chairs x6, umbrella, access to footpath (trippet), storage space for boats/kayaks and access to slipway. Utility Room: Sink, washing machine, microwave. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen, towels provided. Cleaned weekly.


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Cottage by the sea in Bosham, West Sussex, England,
average rating of 4.8965516 based on 30 reviews

A gem of a cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a fantastic long weekend at Gloucester cottage in January. The cottage is bursting with character and is bright and homely. The house was spotlessly clean when we arrived and everything that we needed was provided by the owners, including wood for the log burner. All the rooms are tastefully decorated and the bedrooms are warm and comfortable. The cottage has a lovely garden, which we are looking forward to using when we return in the Summer. The location in old Bosham is beautiful and is just a stones throw away from the creek, which was perfect for early morning walks. The cafe opposite serves delicious home made cakes and I would definitely recommend the Anchor Bleu pub for dinner, which is less than a minute's walk away. It also caters well for vegetarians. This house really is the ideal setting for a relaxing break.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Mar-2015
  • Date of Stay: January 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Karen for your review, we are so pleased that you all enjoyed yourselves, appreciating the charm of the cottage and village. We are looking forward to accommodating you next time.
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A great position

  • 3 of 5

Property could do with updating 're top bedroom no wardrobe.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely, homely, warm, tasteful, spacious, well equipped

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, homely, warm, tasteful, spacious, well equipped. Lovely cottage , great location

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A very cosy cottage

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in the cottage. It felt very comfortable and homely with beautiful pictures on the walls. We enjoyed breakfast in the Breeze cafe and the pub two minutes walk away served excellent food. The highlight of our break was cycling around the bay (when the tide was out)! We would certainly love to return. Thank you very much to the cottage owner.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous cottage in a stunning location!

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely cottage, I can't recommend it highly enough and we will definitely be staying again! The cottage itself is fantastically well equipped, beautifully presented, spotlessly clean and with a cosy, warm atmosphere that is impossible to capture in the photo's. The location couldn't be better either, in spitting distance from the waterfront, the cafe, the pub and the ice-cream shop... what more could you ask for?! On top of all of this the hosts were incredibly helpful, friendly and accommodating. All in all 20 out of 10 from us, thanks for sharing this cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We have booked this cottage a number of times for colleagues working in the area. It has been a pleasure dealing with the owner, and the team have very much enjoyed staying in this warm, well furnished cottage in such a beautiful location. They also appreciate having such a good pub nearby. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review, it's a pleasure to hear the enjoyment of the party staying and obviously the Anchor Bleu has enjoyed your much needed thirst quenching! Great to recently confirm the third return of your party. Regards, James
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Nearest Airport
37 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Anchor Bleu
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Goodwood, Chichester
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Millstream, Marwicks
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
West Wittering

Special interest holidays:

It is ideal for those keen on sailing, as Bosham is one of the premier sailing villages in the area and will also appeal to people requiring a comfortable base from which to explore all the outstanding events in the area, such as motor sports events and horse racing at both Goodwood and Fontwell. Artists, birdwatchers, walkers and weekenders are attracted to the village all year round, particularly those with a sense of history. Bosham is thought by many to be the burial place of the last Saxon King, Harold. It was from Bosham that he sailed for Normandy in 1064 and both he and Bosham Church are depicted in the Bayeux Tapestry.


Harbour 20 yards. Swimming Beaches 9 miles (East/West Wittering)


Railway:2 km

The nearest major airport is at Gatwick, although there is a smaller airport at Southampton, which is about 35 minutes' drive. Bosham lies just to the west of Chichester and just south of the main A27, so road links are good.


Chichester 4 miles.

Further Details:



Horse Riding

Golf within 30 mins drive

Walking holidays

Beach within 9 miles


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £70
Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Weekly or weekend bookings taken

Changeover Day:
Changeover day Saturday but can be flexible
10.00am departure and 3.00pm arrival to allow time for cleaning

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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