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The Boat House Retreat

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The Boat House is a real retreat from the hussle and bussle of modern living
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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
2 nights minimum
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The Boat House Retreat is situated in the owner's grounds in a beautiful picturesque garden, overlooking a large natural pond and waterfall, surrounded by trees, flowers, plants and many other water features. The tranquility, seclusion and peace and quiet of the environment makes it the ideal place to get away from the hustle and bustle of life. It is the ideal location for a romantic break away with your loved ones, is well situated for those who want to visit beaches, walk on the South Downs, enjoy the history of Sussex (Chichester and Arundel especially) or the nightlife of Brighton, Portsmouth or Southampton.You can also enjoy the horse racing at Fontwell (visible from the deck), Goodwood within 10 minutes, which also offers quality golf and motor racing too. The accommodation that th...The Boat House Retreat is situated in the owner's grounds in a beautiful picturesque garden, overlooking a large natural pond and waterfall, surrounded by trees, flowers, plants and many other water features. The tranquility, seclusion and peace and quiet of the environment makes it the ideal place to get away from the hustle and bustle of life. It is the ideal location for a romantic break away with your loved ones, is well situated for those who want to visit beaches, walk on the South Downs, enjoy the history of Sussex (Chichester and Arundel especially) or the nightlife of Brighton, Portsmouth or Southampton.You can also enjoy the horse racing at Fontwell (visible from the deck), Goodwood within 10 minutes, which also offers quality golf and motor racing too. The accommodation that the Boat House Retreat offers is both high quality, comfortable and everything you would need for a short or even longer term break if you are visiting from overseas and would prefer to be self catering instead of being in the more controlled environment of a hotel or B&B. Due to the many water features within the grounds and the large pond, we do advise our guests that the location is not really a child friendly environment and although dog lovers ourselves, we are unable to accommodate your 'best friends'.There is off-road parking in the well lit secure driveway. Check in is 3:00pm on the day of arrival and check out is at 10:30am upon departure.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
James P
Response Rate:94%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2015
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Buckfastleigh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 September 2019

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Date of stay: September 2019
Reviewed 23 August 2019

Decided to spend a few days around Chichester and Arundel and happened across the Boat House Retreat online. The pictures online made it look delightful, but what my partner and I found far surpassed our expectations. It's secluded, very clean and comfortable. Breakfasts by the...More

Date of stay: August 2019
1  Thank Steve T
Reviewed 2 July 2019 via mobile

We had a wonderful peaceful week at the beautiful Boathouse Retreat which was beautifully furnished, clean and very comfortable. James and Karen were friendly and could not do enough to make us feel so welcome. They gave us lots of intetesting information about the local...More

Date of stay: June 2019
1  Thank JanetC030915
Extraordinary574333, VR Owner at The Boat House Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2019

Thanks for your kind review. We are so glad you enjoyed your time at the Retreat and what the local area has to offer. We hope we will have the pleasure of your company again soon. Best regards. James and Karen

Reviewed 27 August 2018

We have just spent two nights in the Boat House retreat and loved every minute! James is a wonderful host, communication before our stay was great and he welcomed us on arrival. James had plenty of information and recommendations for the local area and did...More

Date of stay: August 2018
2  Thank Kirsty K
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Reviewed 25 August 2018

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Date of stay: August 2018
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Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights and were welcomed to the property by James. He was very helpful explaining a variety of things as well as making useful suggestions where to visit and where to eat. The property itself was well fitted out, comfortable and cosy....More

Date of stay: August 2018
1  Thank Paul V
Reviewed 12 June 2018

We had found this place on Trip Advisor and wanted a quiet, peaceful and beautiful place to celebrate my wife’s birthday. The accommodation was great. An all encompassing building built next to the owners property, if you needed anything they were only a stones throw...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Westhamark
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Despite the awful weather we had a lovely relaxing time. Lots of places to visit nearby. The accomadation was lovely just a shame the weather spoilt us being able to sit outside on an evening.

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank Boelth
Reviewed 4 May 2018

Beautiful setting with well stocked fish pond, a wonderful garden surround and horses in view. A relaxing and private retreat. Great location for nearby attractions including Arundel and Chichester and plenty of other things to see and places to visit. High quality furnishings, great modern...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank Julie S
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Reviewed 31 March 2018

Date of stay: March 2018
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
DVD Player
Alarm Clock
Balcony
Central Heating
Deck
Dryer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Outdoor Dining Area
Parking
Private Garden
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Water Views
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Corporate Bookings
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Good Nightlife
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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How to get there
The Boat House Retreat is situated close to Fontwell Racecourse, 10 minutes from Chichester and Arundel. If coming via A27, take the turning off the A27 going west, at the Denmans Garden turning, travel down Denmans Lane until you reach T junction with Level Mare Lane, The Retreat is on your left and can be seen through five bar gate. If coming off A29, along Level Mare Lane, The Boat House Retreat is on your right just as you turn into Denmans Lane.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Boat House Retreat

The Boat House Retreat is able to accommodate up to 2 guests. See all property details.

The Boat House Retreat has one bathroom available. See all property details.

The Boat House Retreat has one bedroom available. See all property details.

Stays at The Boat House Retreat must last at least 2 nights. See all property details.