The estuary is navigable for a few hours on either side of high tide so bring paddle boards, kayaks or a row boat (there is safe storage) and launch off on an adventure. At low tide the waders and protected birds gather to feed – join the tow path to get even nearer.
Admire parquet floors, a lovely sunny sitting room upstairs (with another cosier one downstairs), supremely comfortable bedrooms and a superb kitchen. It’s light, bright, beautifully thought-out and spacious with watery views from upstairs. There are also books on design, art by local artists, telescope and binoculars and old French posters and prints collected by the family. You are left a welcome hamper of local produce from the farm shop at Goodwood with all you’ll need for your first breakfast.
Beach towels are waiting, as are crabbing buckets and lines. On rainy days you’ll feel happy to be in such a gorgeous space, and you’re only 30 paces from the 16th-century Crown & Anchor.