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



Updated: 26-Nov-2016
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.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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!

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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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23 Reviews

based on 23 holidaymaker 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: Mar 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 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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lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

the cottage was as described, lovely peaceful and the perfect location,

the property was immaculate and I would recommend the cottage with 5 stars . the location is superb ,lovely cafes and a local friendly pub which served fresh homecooked food. near to attractions in Chichester, arundal and loads more besides , look forward to going back next summer if not fully booked.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Ideal Bosham location

  • 5 of 5

We have just had our second visit to Gloucester Cottage. The setting is ideal and we had both 90 year old great granny (celebrating her birthday) and 20 month old grandson with us. The weather has been fantastic this week so we have enjoyed walks along the shore as much as time in the quiet garden at the back. We had a big family gathering in the garden at the weekend and lunch for 8 in the dining room this week - the house provided for everything (we did bring extra glasses!!!). We would certainly recommend the cottage whether you want to sit, sail or sightsee.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Delightful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

A truly lovely cottage, it was like staying in a friend's home, everything provided, immaculately clean & very comfortable, particularly good being situated in the centre of Bosham too. Masses to do in the area, Chichester, Denmans Garden @ Fontwell, great beach cafe in Littlehampton. We will most definitely return, a real gem of a holiday cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A perfect house in a perfect spot.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this delightful house with our small child and had a perfect holiday. The house is very well equipped and we had everything we needed. It has a wonderful garden that was perfect for our daughter to run around and for us to relax in. We loved exploring the delights of Bosham. We also visited West Wittering beach and Chichester which are both close by. We hope to come again next year.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Such a lovely cottage bursting with loads character spotlessly clean with everything that we needed. All the rooms are so tastefully decorated and the bedrooms are warm and comfortable. The cottage has a gorgeous and surprising large garden perfect for an evening BBQ. The location in old Bosham is great just a stones throw away from the creek. The cafe opposite serves a great breakfast and delicious home made cakes and I would definitely recommend the Anchor Bleu just down the road opposite it is a must. Thank you James for a letting stay in your lovely cottage.

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear T, Thank you for the review, we are really pleased you had a great stay and enjoyed the cottage with all its facilities. We love the location too, with access to all Bosham has to offer on the doorstep. Looking forward to your return visit. Regards, James
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From the Owner

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!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Southhampton at 37 Miles Nearest Barpub : Anchor Bleu at 0.1 Miles Nearest Ferry : Portsmouth at 21 Miles Nearest Golf : Goodwood, Chichester at 5 Miles Nearest Train : Bosham at 1 Miles Nearest Motorway : M27 at 23 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Millstream, Marwicks at 0.2 Miles Nearest Beach : West Wittering at 10 Miles

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


Rental rates

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2 night minimum stay
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Fees No additional mandatory fees

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

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Updated: 26-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • 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


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...


  • children welcome

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • village
  • waterfront


  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 1300 sq. ft.


  • 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.


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • 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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