Kinnell Close, Emsworth, PO10

3 Bed │ 1 Bath │ 2 Rec

Guide Price £650,000 (Freehold)


Matthew Inker


Key features

  • Sought After South West Emsworth
  • A Short Walk to the Village Centre
  • A Historical & Characterful Home
  • Spacious Family Accommodation in a Colonial Style
  • Delightful Walled Gardens
  • An Iconic Emsworth Home
  • Driveway Parking & Car Port
  • No Onward Chain

Full description

Available for the first time in over forty years, this superb, semi-detached, Grade II listed, family home offers an abundance of history, charm and character. Buillt in the late Georgian period in a colonial style, Seafield House offers spacious family accommodation, with attractive wood flooring, terraces and balconies. The ground floor features an elegant drawing room, together with an equally impressive dining room and family size kitchen breakfast room. In addition there is a ground floor shower room, a generous utility room and a wine cellar. A real feature is the attractive conservatory, continuing the colonial theme, complemented by an impressive timber wrap around veranda, with a verdigris copper roof. Ascending the curved staircase leads to an impressive landing, off which are three capacious double bedrooms featuring built in wardrobes and sash windows, together with a very spacious family bathroom. The landing also leads to a charming sewing room, which might also serve as a study, opening onto a balcony overlooking the gardens. Outside, the charming walled gardens offer seclusion and privacy, together with the added benefits of driveway parking, a covered car port and garden store. Early viewing is recommended EPC - N/A



Kinnell Close is an exclusive no through road in sought after south west Emsworth. Comprising just seven homes it is close to the centre of the village and the foreshore set at the top of Chichester Harbour with coastal walks to Langstone in the west and Thorney Island in the east, appealing to ramblers and birdwatchers alike. Convenient for all the varied shops in the village, including pubs and restaurants such as Fat Olives and 36 on the Quay, Emsworth also offers two sailing clubs and excellent road and rail links.

Indulge in a piece of Emsworth history and live in colonial style close to the village centre

Historical Note

Seafield House at the top of Warblington Road was originally a farmhouse, with its Sea Field farmland stretching down to the shore. The present building includes relics of the earlier property, identifiable internally by the stone flag floor and wide open stone fireplace in what is today Little Seafield.

The property was rebuilt in the early 19th century in “Mughal” style, with bow walls and windows, wooden lattice and green copper-roofed veranda, and conservatory. The owner builder was returning Indian army officer Colonel James A'hmuty.

By the end of the 19th century it was owned by Noel Kinnell (d1927), owner of the Town Brewery and Hampshire County Council chairman. His donation of the Town Millpond seawall promenade is commemorated in the plaque by the Slipper Mill (now ESSC). The town's annual fete used to be held in its garden until the 1950s.

Before the last war, the house was occupied by a well known local family, the Townsends. Requisitioned by the Navy during the war, it was occupied by Wrens. The Townsends sold the house and surrounding land in the 1970s, a local developer building a dozen houses around what became Kinnell Close. Threatened with demolition Seafield was rescued by (the late) Charles and Betty Smyth in 1977.


Sitting Room

Drawing Room

Kitchen Breakfast Room

Utility Room

Cloakroom and downstairs shower room



Bedroom 1

Bedroom 2

Bedroom 3



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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