Where Are We?

Where Are We?

Woods Cottage and the Tournerbury Woods Estate are hidden away from the world in the Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Situated right on the South Coast of England on the Hampshire / West Sussex border and in between the historic market town of Chichester and the Naval City of Portsmouth, Tournerbury is the perfect base to explore some of England’s finest countryside.

Looking North East from Tournerbury, one can see the Spire of Chichester Cathedral on the other side of the harbour surrounded by the South Downs and Goodwood Race course rising up from the harbour plain. The Solent and the Isle of Wight lie to the South. Central London is just over 70 miles away by road and the new £350 million A3 tunnel under The Devils Punchbowl at Hindhead has made travel times to central London any destination served by the M25, considerably quicker.

Approximate travel timings:

By Road: Tournerbury to

  • Portsmouth Seafront -
21 mins
  • Chichester -
22 mins
  • Goodwood Aerodrome -
30 mins
  • Southampton Airport -
32 mins
  • Goodwood Race Track -
35 mins
  • Winchester -
47 mins
  • Brighton -
1 hr 10 mins
  • Wandsworth / Fulham London (72 miles) -
1 hr 15 mins
  • London Gatwick Airport -
1 hr 22 mins
  • London Heathrow Airport -
1 hr 30 mins

By Rail: (Nearest station to Tournerbury is Havant on the London Portsmouth Harbour line)

  • Havant – Chichester -
11 mins
  • Havant – Portsmouth Harbour -
16 mins
  • Havant – Brighton -
1 hr 3 mins
  • Havant - London Waterloo –
1 hr 14 mins

By Helicopter: (Times based on a Sikorsky 76 averaging 130 knots)

  • Tournerbury - Goodwood Aerodrome -
5 mins
  • Tournerbury – Farnborough Aerodrome -
15 mins
  • Tournerbury – London Gatwick -
15 mins
  • Tournerbury – London Heathrow -
20 mins
  • Tournerbury – Biggin Hill Aerodrome -
25 mins
  • Tournerbury - London Battersea Heliport –
25 min
  • Tournerbury – Bristol -
30 mins
  • Tournerbury – Channel Islands -
45 mins
  • Tournerbury – Birmingham -
50 mins
  • Tournerbury – Manchester -
1 hr 10 mins

By Boat: (Times are taken from the entrance of Chichester Harbour. Tournerbury is 1 mile and 7 minutes transit time, from Chichester Harbour entrance). Times are based on an average cruising speed of 35 knots in fair to moderate weather using our power boat 'Monkey Puzzle'.

  • Portsmouth Harbour -
14 mins
  • Eastern Isle of Wight (Bembridge / Seaview) -
14 mins
  • Central Isle of Wight (Cowes) -
27 mins
  • Southampton -
35 mins
  • Western Isle of Wight (Yarmouth) -
41 mins
  • New Forest (Lymington Harbour) -
41 mins
  • Poole Harbour -
1 hr 12 mins
  • Channel Islands – Jersey -
2 hrs 20 mins
  • Dartmouth -
3 hrs
  • Salcombe -
3 hrs 15 mins

 


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Testimonials

  • “Our second time here and utterly superb again”.

    Kohler party - Surrey

  • “We had a great weekend – so relaxing. The cottage is lovely and it is so amazing to have the woods and the sea together in one incredible place.”

    Vacar family - Hertfordshire

  • “What an amazing place. We”ve loved eating outside and watching the wildlife. Thank you for thinking of everything to make our stay wonderful.”

    Purewal family