Harbour View House

Chichester, Sussex
+44 (0)7801 257783

Stay in the very first holiday let in the history of this lovely little hamlet of nine houses, with a superb sailing club and a decent pub


4 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 6

Children welcome
Pets welcome

The Experience

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.

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We think you'll love

  • Bringing anything that you can float on to have a splashing good time on the water or simply watch its ever-changing light
  • Cooking in the fabulous kitchen, or popping something in the oven then walking to the pub for a pint
  • Heading out from the door along the coast path and spotting waders at low tide
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You should know

  • The two downstairs bedrooms share a bathroom
  • Definitely no stags or hens


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights, 7 nights in July/August. Short stays available during Goodwood Festival & Revival. Twin beds can be made up as double. Extra double sofabed available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £164
Weekly price
from £1150
Damage deposit
1 House for 6
From £1644 beds3 bedrooms


Breathtaking break away !Ideal for our family reunion from three countries. We felt we were in a boutique hotel! Everything had been thought of down to the smallest detail including our dog ! Fabulous location/ house/ host … Just perfect !

Charlotte, Battle East Sussex

We stayed at Harbour View House, a family of four with a spaniel, over Christmas and we had the most relaxing and wonderful time. Alison has equipped the house with everything you could want, including in our case 2 beautiful Christmas trees, lots of fairy lights and Christmas table decorations. We even found dog biscuits! Alison was helpful before we arrived with recommendations and on hand during our trip if we needed anything The walks nearby on the coast and the countryside are beautiful and the pub across the street serves delicious food. Throughly recommend.

Colette, London

A gorgeous pre Christmas stay with cosy fires and beautiful Christmas trees, so much to see and do and delicious food at the pub opposite. Alison could not have done more to make our stay more comfortable. We shall be back!

Merope, Weybridge

Harbour View House at Dell Quay is exceptional . Alison was there on arrival to show how everything works. The house has been done with lots of thought about people staying. Very comfortable bedrooms . 2 sitting rooms one with a fire and the other has an amazing view of the water . Kitchen has everything with views of the garden and plenty of tables outside to sit and eat. A room outside has a shower , washing machine and plenty of space for anyone who has just come back from swimming or sailing. Excellent food at the pub opposite. We will hopefully return.

Sally, Haslemere

We stayed at Harbour View House for a birthday celebration and we could not have been happier. The house was perfect for the occasion - beautifully styled, with lovely views, well situated for walks from the door and a pub within staggering distance, and so well appointed. I'm not sure I've ever stayed in a place with such a comprehensively equipped kitchen! And the outside space, even in November, was fantastic (we used the fire pit!). Alison herself could not have been more helpful in offering advice about what to do, and the bottle of champagne in the fridge was a special touch.


Perfect house in perfect location. Beautifully furnished and so comfortable. Alison has really thought of everything. Such a relaxing stay I didn’t want to leave. Probably the best equipped house I’ve stayed in. I would highly recommended it and will return.

Jackie, Reigate

We have just returned from a wonderful stay at Harbour View House. Alison has created a luxurious and comfortable home and thought about everything you could possibly need and more. We loved gazing at the sea and boats from the panoramic upstairs sitting room and were blessed with beautiful sunny and warm (unusually so for November) weather. The stars were out in force due to the low light pollution and lovely walks from the house were just the ticket! We will return!

Anthea, London

Warm welcome from Alison, who has set everything up for a wonderfully comfortable stay overlooking the harbour. Great interior design, lovely garden, space for everyone to spread out - we enjoyed walking the beautiful countryside, the beach, & good drinks & food harbourside at the welcoming pub. A great venue for a family group or group of friends, we relaxed, sat in the sunshine, enjoyed the organic goodies in Alison’s well-chosen welcome pack, & will definitely be back again soon!

Breda, Brighton

I'm a travel journalist and have stayed in lots of lovely places but Alison's house was one of the very best. She had thought of everything, from gin and champagne glasses, a picnic blanket and beach towels, to barbecue coals and a welcome hamper with fresh scones and cream, local apple juice and a lovely rose. There were lots of lovely touches such as stylish candles, fairy lights strewn across the garden, beautiful bed linen and cushions galore. The location was superb with lovely watery views over Dell Quay and the Crown and Anchor pub serving local crab burgers etc. We will be back.

Liz, London

Not sure where to begin with our review of Harbour View House, so let’s just say it is perfect in every way. The superb location, the inspiring decor, the outstanding facilities, the charming garden, the special and thoughtful personal touches and the wonderful hosts all made for a stay in which lots of precious memories were made. Thank you Alison and Mike - we will be back if you can fit us in!!

Sharmaine, Claygate

What a treat to stay in the only holiday home in Dell Quay, with a lovely pub opposite, the water practically lapping at your feet, fabulous sailing, walking and cycling and a house to return to that will delight in every way.

Nicola, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

This is a very special place and right next to the Dell Quay Sailing Club. Keen walkers will want to go all the way to West Wittering on the coast path for lunch at Billy's on the Beach and then wander home again - about a three-hour trip in total. A shorter walk will take you to Chichester. There are ancient country pubs, Bosham is close and the station is a five-minute drive for trains to London.

Local points of interest from Alison & Michael Moss

  • Harbour View House is on the shores of Chichester harbour - 60 paces away. Views over the water are constantly changing. No two days are the same. Watch the wonderful sunsets with glass in hand at the pub 30 paces away or from your armchair.
  • With a rich Roman heritage Chichester has so much to show you. The impressive Cathedral spire will grab your attention whilst you take an elevated stroll around the city on walls built by the Romans. Stop for coffee or browse the local farmers market.
  • For the greatest celebration of motorsport and car culture Goodwood is close by. The Festival of Speed and Revival Meeting never fail to deliver incredible experiences. Horse racing at stunning Goodwood racecourse is not to be missed.
  • Walk along the harbourside tow path directly from the house. Stop off at Chichester Marina, The Ship Inn or the Quarterdeck for snacks . For a longer walk, the restaurant Billy’s on the Beach never fails to provide a reason to keep up the pace!
  • Cycle Salterns Way straight from the house, discover the beauty of the South Downs Way. Explore historic Bosham and grab a treat from Daves ice cream van. Watch Bosham Car Wash 2 on YouTube before you go. Time and tide really don’t wait!
  • Chichester Harbour is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Definitely to be admired but do get out there, get on it or in it! Try sailing, paddle boarding, kayaking, fishing, swimming, surfing at The Witterings or just simply walk around it


Alison & Michael Moss

Alison is an events manager specialising in interiors for big weddings and parties. This place, her husband's family holiday home, has been a labour of love for her. Michael (an orthopaedic surgeon) is still a passionate sailor having sailed as a child and teenager here every year. Alison will meet and greet when she can, otherwise you let yourselves in. They hope you'll love it as much as they do.