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“A little slice of heaven...”
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The Boat House is a real retreat from the hussle and bussle of modern living
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The Boat House is a real retreat from the hussle and bussle of modern living
Quiet areas for sitting reading a book, sunbathing, just spending quality time with your loved one.
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The Boat House is a real retreat from the hussle and bussle of modern living
Quiet areas for sitting reading a book, sunbathing, just spending quality time with your loved one.
Luxury shower that will envigorate you in the morning or relax you after a day of sightseeing.
Clymping Beach.  Only 10minutes. Parking, pubs and 5 star hotel nearby, for lunch, dinner or drinks
Warm and cosie, even in the snow
Dream location in the winter
Winter escape from the pressures of Christmas
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Chichester, West Sussex, England

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Eddie R
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38 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“A little slice of heaven...”
Reviewed 1 October 2016 for a stay in September 2016
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A truly exceptional property and host.

Situated in the gorgeous Sussex countryside the property ensures you are ideally located to explore the best that the County has to offer, from the quaint City of Chichester to the bustling sights and sounds of Brighton, historical buildings, extraordinary villages such as Bodisham (that floods each time the tide comes in!) and the South Downs on your doorstep with its incredible rolling countryside and amazing views - there is genuinely something here for everyone.

The property is exceptional and has everything you could want - clean, private, lovely views over an immaculate secluded garden, ample private parking behind the lodge and security lighting all around should you get back in the dark! The bed and pillows were wonderful and I can honestly say its the best sleep I have had in years!

There was even a courtesy bowl of fruit and cereal with orange juice and milk in the fridge - certainly enough to tide you over until you pop out and get your own bits in the morning - which we did by heading towards Chichester and coming upon a Sainsburys on the outskirts of town (well signposted as usual).

Our host was exceptional, nothing was too much bother and Jim was quick to point out how everything worked in the lodge and give us a few tips on what to see and where to go. He even provided candles when Southern Electric unfortunately cut off the electricity supply whilst working down the lane!

I am a little loathe giving such an outstanding review because it might make return visits difficult to book and more expensive, but credit where credit is due, this place will not disappoint.

My wife summed it up nicely - "A little slice of heaven..."

Thanks Jim!

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Liked best: The ambiance of the lodge itself
Liked least: The heron trying to eat the goldfish!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Chonburi Province, Thailand
Reviewed 24 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016

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Liked best: The actual accomodation
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Brynelly
Ubud
2 reviews
“Amazing place”
Reviewed 18 May 2016 for a stay in March 2016

Really enjoyed staying here and would consider visiting again when in the area as the host was great and answered all questions we had. Beautiful location by the racecourse and looks great in the sunshine.

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FluffyFro...
Lewes
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Wonderful retreat but really close to Chichester/Arundel”
Reviewed 23 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

Really super pied-a-terre for a romantic break. The setting is superb and privacy is assure despite being in the owners' guardian. The limited space has been put to maximum use so you never feel you are in just one room and the facilities are extensive and to the highest standard. Hosts were very welcoming but not intrusive. Totally recommended.

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Liked best: Layout of boathouse and garden
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Laura M
1 review
“Amazing!”
Reviewed 13 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

A lovely little retreat to relax and unwind. In a beautiful location and such a wonderful cabin. They had thought of everything and a very friendly welcome. Will definitely be staying again.

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Nicola S
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Absolutely Wonderful!”
Reviewed 30 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016

From the minute we pulled on to the drive, The Boat House did not disappoint! Adorable from the outside and even more so once you walk in. A lovely warm welcome from James made us feel so comfortable and relaxed (not forgetting the lovely welcome pack inside!), even when we couldn't figure out why the cooker kept switching itself off he was only a phone call away (turns out it turns off the fan when it reaches the correct temperature so it doesn't burn your food!). So cosy and snug inside you actually don't want to leave! The bed is so comfortable and the shower is amazing, like nothing we have ever seen before! The pond outside is also lovely, waking up with ducks swimming around to the friendly fish that swim to the top to greet you as you walk by. We will definitely be coming back in the future and haven't stopped raving about our little holiday since we came back!

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Liked best: The peace and quiet of being surrounded by fields with horses as neighbours.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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StevetheC...
Chichester, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
Reviewed 23 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016
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We spent 2 nights at the boat house retreat, and found everything to be fantastic, from the greeting to the location and all the high quality fitting. It really was a wonderful stay, even in dreary Febuary. All you could need was available. For a quiet few days away you cant go wrong with a stay here.

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