Compass Cottage is set on the picturesque Emsworth mill pond which leads to the harbour. This quaint Victorian property is suitable for a small group of adults or family of four. As a traditional cottage it has a steep central staircase which is not suitable for small children.
Emsworth has an interesting history, with a long established reputation for oyster fishing and boat building it still boasts traditional boat builders and chandleries. The sailing clubs are thriving centres for sailing enthusiasts and the pretty streets have a fascinating mixture of different architectural styles. It remains a bustling village centre with independent food shops and more specialist antique and bookshops. Emsworth has some wonderful pubs and great restaurants catering for all tastes and budgets. A gentle walk around the village, which has superb harbour views, gives a genuine feel for the past. Chichester Harbour is the second largest natural harbour in the UK, it is a safe and varied sailing area with waterside pubs and extensive wildlife including a seal colony and variety of wading birds. The harbour is a Mecca for water sports of all kinds giving access to the Solent for yachting enthusiasts, Hayling Island for kite surfing and windsurfing and Langstone Harbour for waterskiing.