24 South Street, Emsworth, PO10

3 Bed │ 1 Bath │ 2 Rec

Guide Price £650,000 (Freehold)


Matthew Inker


Key features

  • Grade II Listed
  • Character Home
  • On The Approach To The Harbour And Quay
  • Recently Refurbished
  • Immaculate Condition
  • Brick Built Garden Studio
  • No Forward Chain

Full description

Steeped in Emsworth's history this charming Grade II listed cottage sits in the heart of this active harbourside community. Exceptional care was invested in the recent refurbishment, with all of Dolphin Cottage's original features retained. The pretty facia opens to a hallway full of light with a herringbone parquet floor, leading through the house to the kitchen and directly into the garden. The spacious sitting room at the front of the property has an Inglenook fireplace and three casement windows. Beyond this, the dining room/breakfast room has a window and a door to the garden and the adjacent practical and well-equipped galley-style kitchen also looks out to the pretty back garden.

The stairs lead from the dining room to a bright good-size landing with separate cloakroom and a new bathroom with shower over the bath and an airing cupboard. The two double bedrooms at the front to the house each have two windows with village views. Pop your head out and you can see the sea and shore just down the road. The attic room/bedroom has potential to have a shower room and has open views to the rear.

The rear walled sunny garden is delightful with a patio, a lawn and well stocked borders and the original well with smugglers tunnel. With its adjoining cloakroom, the brick garden room is an exciting prospect to covert to extra versatile living space, offering potential as an office, family room or perhaps a studio.

Dolphin Cottage dates back to 1723. Originally a pair of fishermen's cottages it was converted to its present form in 1964. This coastal gem is as charming as it is unique. Viewing is strongly recommended.



Close to the centre of Emsworth, the property is within walking distance of the shops and local facilities which include day to day shopping, local pubs and restaurants, doctors' surgery, dentist, library, bus service and train station. The adjacent foreshore offers extensive sailing and pretty foreshore walks and two sailing clubs. The cathedral city of Chichester with its renowned Festival Theatre lies approximately six miles to the east. Havant is approximately three miles distant with mainline railway station to London Waterloo (approximately 70 minutes). The junction with the A27 is approximately 1½ miles to the west providing access to Portsmouth and Southampton, Chichester and Brighton to the east, Petersfield and London to the north via the A3M intersection at Bedhampton.

A charming Grade II cottage ready to move into in the heart of this active harbourside community.


Why live in Emsworth?

Many people move to Emsworth to enjoy the best of town, country and coastal life. It was once a fishing village that was known for boatbuilding, rope making and oyster farming. Many of these traditions are long gone, but Emsworth has retained much of its old-fashioned charm.

The many artists who live and work here throw open their studio doors to show their work at the annual Emsworth Art Trail while the Emsworth Horticultural Society holds an annual fair over the August Bank Holiday, which includes demonstrations of ancient crafts such as glass blowing, wood turning, falconry and beekeeping.

Emsworth has a great selection of good schools, including St. James Primary School, Emsworth Primary School, Warblington Secondary School and Bourne Community College. The town also has many independent shops, a butcher, fishmonger, florist, delicatessen and supermarkets and it’s no surprise that, in a recent survey, Emsworth received the highest shopper approval rating of all shopping centres in the borough. We’re also spoilt by the number of popular pubs, bars and restaurants here, such as 36 On The Quay, where you can enjoy fine dining with a waterside view, and Fat Olives that occupies a former fisherman’s cottage.

Of course, one of our major attractions is the water – it’s a paradise for sailors, with beautiful waterside properties lining the harbour and a choice of local sailing clubs. Hayling Island is equally popular, with its reputation as the spiritual home of windsurfing and miles of glorious seafront that overlook the Isle of Wight, the Solent and Selsey Bill.

If you’d like to buy, sell or let a property in Emsworth, get in touch with your local team and discover the Henry Adams difference for yourself.

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