Emsworth is such an unusual coastal village in that it feels more like a small town as it has so much to offer. How many villages do you know that have two Michelin Guide restaurants and a whole host of other great pubs and restaurants to eat at. There’s a fancy delicatessen, home & interiors shops, a butcher, a fishmonger, florist, greengrocer, coffee shops and a supermarket. There’s even a vinyl record shop, a museum and two fine wine stores!
The walk from The Harbour Deckhouse to the centre of the village is about 7-8 minutes by cutting through to Slipper Road and crossing the Slipper Pond. Before you know it you are Queen Street, which is full of beautiful historical houses from the Georgian era and earlier. You will then reach the village square and from that you can venture further up the high street, it walk down South Street to the harbour and the promenade.
Other places of interest nearby include: Bosham, Itchenor, West Wittering and Sidlesham. Only a 15 minute drive away is Gunwharf Quays shopping outlet on Portsmouth Harbour and Chichester Cathedral and its surrounding shops, restaurants and the amazing Festival theatre are only 7 miles away.
When you book stay at The Harbour Deckhouse, you will receive a full local guide with a listing for most restaurants, shops and local attractions, along with National Trust properties and wildlife havens. The guide will also tell you everything you need to know about the deckhouse itself.
If you are interested in the history of the deckhouses, then why not read my article about it: The Harbour Deckhouse - Breathing New Life into a ‘60s Icon.