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Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
4 nights minimum 
Holiday Rental House
Introduction - The Old School House dates back to 1840 and is perfectly placed right on the waters edge in the quintessential harbour of Emsworth. The Old School House has gone through an extensive refurbishment and now is beautifully decorated in a pared back coastal style. It is perfect for romantic getaways by the sea or to enjoy coastal walks. The traditional working harbour town is abuzz with beach and boat life and children love getting their crabbing nets and bait from the local shops. Bedrooms & Bathrooms - The first floor bedroom has a king size bed and super comfy pocket-sprung mattress. Throw open the windows for an amazing view of the mill pond and watch the wildlife. The ensuite bathroom has a bath and separate power shower, heated towel rail and plenty of storage space....Introduction - The Old School House dates back to 1840 and is perfectly placed right on the waters edge in the quintessential harbour of Emsworth. The Old School House has gone through an extensive refurbishment and now is beautifully decorated in a pared back coastal style. It is perfect for romantic getaways by the sea or to enjoy coastal walks. The traditional working harbour town is abuzz with beach and boat life and children love getting their crabbing nets and bait from the local shops. Bedrooms & Bathrooms - The first floor bedroom has a king size bed and super comfy pocket-sprung mattress. Throw open the windows for an amazing view of the mill pond and watch the wildlife. The ensuite bathroom has a bath and separate power shower, heated towel rail and plenty of storage space. Towels are provided. The bedroom downstairs has twin 3ft zip and link beds that can be put together to make a king sized bed, again the beds have pocket sprung mattresses, which are super deep. We have therefore, provided little steps for children to climb up into bed. There is also a ground floor bathroom with power shower and heated towel rail. Towels are provided. Kitchen - has all mod cons and utensils for your stay, it includes oven, hob, microwave, Nespresso machine, toaster & dishwasher. There is also a washing machine Sitting rooms - There are two sitting rooms, one for relaxing, reading or perhaps listening to music, whilst planning your next walk. The other has a more family feel with the Smart 3D TV and 3D DVD player and is next to the kitchen. Both have sofa beds. Outside - The Old School House has its own courtyard garden or step outside the front door to feed the local ducks that line up for their breakfast, a favourite with the children. Walk around the promenade to access the many coastal paths of Chichester Harbour and Hayling Island. You could head to the glorious sandy beach at West Wittering only 16 miles by car or to Hayling Island only 7 miles. Goodwood Revival & Festival of Speed are only 20 mins away, if you have a classic car you can park at the Annexe at Sunnyside in Emsworth (see our listing on TripAdvisor) where there is plenty of off road parking and we will shuttle you the mile to and from the Old School House.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
No Hen or Stag Partys
Bedrooms
1 Queen2 Sofas2 Singles
Bathrooms
1 Full bath1 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Chris/Bridget P
Hosting since September 2014
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Reviews (6)
186424Rachel
186424Rachel
Worcester, United Kingdom16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great house, great location.
The Old Schoolhouse is a nicely furnished and finished house in an excellent location in Emsworth. Very close to pubs, shop and nice walks. It was very comfortable and felt new. Great spot for exploring the area, or just sitting by the water and watching the world go by.
Visited January 2024
Written January 4, 2024. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Laura C
Laura C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful property by the water
A fantastic week. Chris and Bridget were really helpful and welcoming before and during our stay. A really wonderful place as a base to explore this part of the south coast.
Visited August 2021
Written August 29, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Graham D
Graham D
Broadstairs, United Kingdom27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
TERRIFIC
Spent a few days here to wind down a little. Could not fault the house, it’s location or surroundings in any way at all. It was perfect in every respect. Thank you! (The Old School House is the white building top-centre of photograph. Superb!)
Visited September 2020
Written September 28, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

cjlHerts
cjlHerts
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely house.
Lovely house in an excellent condition and location. Very quiet but only a very short walk to pubs, restaurants and shops. The garden was a sun trap where we sat after our trips out.
Visited September 2020
Written September 12, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Sue R
Sue R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fabulous stay
We had a fabulous stay at The Old School House. The house was very clean, beautifully appointed and comfortable. It’s location on the Mill Pond was gorgeous and it was only a few minutes stroll from Emsworth town center’s and its shops, pubs and restaurants. Lots of easy/flat walking along the beach/sea wall made it a suitable holiday spot for both young and the more elderly. Bridget, the owner, couldn’t have been more helpful right from the time of booking. I certainly hope to be able to return and can highly recommend.
Visited July 2019
Written July 16, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Bridget P
Bridget P
Thank you so much for your lovely review Sue, I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Written July 18, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Pioneer35295911799
Pioneer35295911799
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stunning character cottage right by the waters edge
Fabulous location nestled in a characterful village. Pubs, walks, the seaside and the amenities of a perfect little home. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and it will be repeated. Chris and Bridget are a delight and their little home is a gem. We will be back.....although it's a long way from Queensland in Australia...but we will be back. Thank you so much for allowing us into your little piece of paradise. Rob and Key xxx
Visited April 2019
Written April 28, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Bridget P
Bridget P
So glad you enjoyed your stay in the Old School House. Looking forward to seeing you again soon xx
Written April 28, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Outdoor amenities
  • Patio
  • Private yard
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
Scenic views
  • Waterfront views
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Television
Location features
  • Waterfront location
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Kitchen and dining
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster

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About the neighbourhood
Emsworth was once famous for its Oyster industry and was home to PG Wodehouse. For two weekends in April and May over 100 Emsworth Artists open their studios and homes for the Emsworth Art trail. It is just a 1 minute walk to the centre of Emsworth where you will find old fisherman’s cottages, quaint cafes, restaurants, pubs, traditional butchers, greengrocers and bakery’s.
Getting around
Getting around is easy by car, train or bus. With so much to see and do here, we are equidistant between Chichester and Portsmouth, which makes it a great location for attractions such as : Emsworth & Chichester Harbour boat tours and the Oyster Boat trip. Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, The Mary Rose, HMS Victory, HMS Warrior, Gunwharf Quays, The Spinnaker Tower, Submarine Museum, Old Portsmouth and the ferry to the Isle of Wight for a day trip. Tinwood & Wickham Vineyards, Fishbourne Roman Palace, West Dean Gardens, Bishops Palace Gardens, Chichester Cathedral, Chichester Festival Theatre, Goodwood House and Events, Kingley Vale, Cass Sculpture Park and much much more....
Access
Car not needed
How to get there
The train station is a 5 min walk, so you could leave London and be in Emsworth in 1hr 50mins. It's also easy to get to by car. Whilst there is no parking at The Old School House you are able to unload your luggage and then park at one the various car parks, including a free one at Bridge Road just 5 mins away.
Activities nearby
Golf course (within 30 mins drive)

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 p.m. Check out by 11 a.m.
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about The Old School House

The Old School House is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

The Old School House has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

The Old School House has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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UPDATED 2024 - The Old School House - Holiday Rental in Emsworth - Tripadvisor