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Avocet Quay is a unique self-catering holiday home on the West Sussex–Hampshire border between Portsmouth and Chichester, perfectly situated to explore the south coast. Built on the foreshore overlooking Emsworth harbour at the edge of Thorney Island, the house affords a quiet, secluded and rural position, enclosed by private grounds. Appealing all year round, the picturesque seaside village of Emsworth is surrounded by countryside, close to sandy beaches and near many historical sites.
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Hampshire’s varied landscape of hills and heaths, downlands and forests, valleys and coast is without rival in southern England. Combine these varied landscapes and terrains with secluded and idyllic villages, complete with thatched and timber-framed cottages and Norman churches, elegant Georgian market towns, historic ports and cities, restored canals and ancient abbeys, forts and castles, and you have a county that is paradise for lovers of the great outdoors.
If you’re a walker, stride out across the high, rolling, chalk downland of the north Hampshire ‘highlands’ with far-reaching views, walk through steep, beech-clad ‘hangers’ close to the Sussex border. Or perhaps take a gentler stroll and meander along peaceful paths through unspoilt river valleys, etched by the sparkling trout streams of the Test, Itchen, Avon and Meon. Alternatively, wander across lonely salt marshes and beside fascinating coastal inlets or, perhaps, explore the beautiful medieval forest and heathland of the New Forest, the jewel in Hampshire’s crown.
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