The Beach House, Hayling Island
Hayling Island, Hampshire | Sleeps 11 | Bedrooms 5 | Parking: Yes | Pet friendly: Yes | Wi-Fi: Yes
From £300 – £645 per night (3 night minimum stay, 7 nights in the summer)
Downstairs the bedrooms are cleverly configured to provide two master bedrooms, both with sea views – one with a four-poster bed and a rolltop bath where you can lie and look over the sea to the Isle of Wight – as well as three further bedrooms including another king-sized room, one twin, and a triple bed family room. A snug and outdoor terrace complete this floor. Upstairs the large open-plan kitchen, dining and sitting area, with another terrace, make the most of the stunning views across the Solent.
After a busy day at the beach or on the water, kick back on the huge sofas, enjoy the sea views, and enjoy a sociable evening with family and friends in the most stylish of spaces.
Bedroom 1: King sized four poster bed & rolltop bath (in the bedroom). Ensuite shower room. Sea views
Bedroom 2: King sized bed. Sea views.
Bedroom 3: King sized bed.
Bedroom 4: Twin room.
Bedroom 5: Triple room with three single beds
Family Bathroom: Newly and stylishly fitted with large bath and shower.
All bedrooms feature luxury 400 thread count bedlinen. Bath towels are provided (please bring your own towels for use at the beach).
Snug: Complete with large corner sofa and 55” Smart TV.
Utility Room: With drying space for wet wetsuits and two washing machines & tumble dryers
Outside: Terrace with table & chairs seating 10, outdoor sofas. Enclosed garden that opens directly onto the beach.
Kitchen: Newly fitted and fully equipped to cater for larger groups – with large fridge freezer, two ovens, and a bean to cup coffee machine.
Sitting / Dining Room: Larger corner sofa, great for relaxing and soaking up the views over the sea to the Isle of Wight & Spinnaker tower. Dining table that seats 10 in comfort.
Balcony: Outdoor alfresco dining for 10, plus sun loungers.
The house has been renovated with the environment in mind; it is heated by an air source heat pump and features PV panels on the roof. Eco cleaning products and toiletries are provided.
Children: We welcome children and have a high chair, travel cot and stairgate available by request.
Pantry items: Tea, coffee beans, sugar.
Pets: A maximum of two well behaved dogs are welcome by prior arrangement.
WiFi: Yes – superfast broadband
Parking: There is parking available at The Beach House – for three cars (if cleverly parked!)
This is a brilliant destination for the whole family, with plenty of sport and leisure activities on offer – both on and off the water – as well as fun attractions for children and miles of walks and natural beauty.
The pretty market town of Emsworth, the cathedral town of Chichester, and bustling Portsmouth are all within easy reach. The nearest station is Havant, which has links to London Victoria and London Waterloo, as well as Portsmouth, Southampton and Brighton.
Things to do
There are plenty of land-based activities available too. Golfers will enjoy Tournerbury Golf Centre, which offers a floodlit driving range and a 9 hole course, welcomes families, and offers views of the sea and South Downs. Or the more serious golfers may prefer the 18 hole Hayling Golf Club links course.
Cyclists and walkers will love the Hayling Billy Trail, an off-road trail that follows the old railway line from Havant to Hayling – a five mile round trip which is blissfully flat, and offers brilliant views of Langstone Harbour. You can even horse-ride along it, too.
West Hayling Nature Reserve was once an oyster farm – in fact oyster farming on Hayling dates back to Roman times. Now wildlife has taken over and the salt flats provide the perfect breeding ground for a range of seabirds. There is a lovely circular walk where you can take it all in, and do some bird-spotting.
If you can drag them away from the beach, children will love a trip on the Hayling Seaside Steam Railway – and even more so if you ride with them to its final destination, Funland Amusement Park, which is complete with arcade and crazy golf, as well as plenty of rides for all ages.
Food & Drink
Of course a seaside holiday wouldn’t be complete without fish & chips; The Coastguard Café can oblige, and is just a 10 minute walk along the seafront from the house. Jasper’s Brasserie and Restaurant is where locals head for a delicious evening out – so do book ahead (its only open 4 nights a week). Or for something completely different Nyom Thai offers authentic Thai food either eat in or takeaway.
If you’re prepared to drive off the island the options are endless – from country pubs to a range of dining options in both Portsmouth & Chichester, or even the fabulous restaurants on the Goodwood Estate.