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Welcome to Henry Adams, Emsworth
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    Emsworth Estate Agents & Letting Agents

    Henry Adams Emsworth Estate Agents is set in a small but busy town on the edge of Chichester Harbour which straddles the Hampshire / Sussex border with the river Ems, with West Sussex to the East and Hampshire to the West. Our office also covers the rural villages of Westbourne and Rowlands Castle on the threshold of the South Downs, as well as Hayling Island with its fabulous beaches and panoramic sea views.

    Emsworth and the surrounding area

    The sea provides an ideal backdrop to life in Emsworth, with all the activity that it has to offer, and the small welcoming town itself presents a traditional setting and atmosphere that few places on the South Coast have retained. Identified as a Home Town not a cloned Town by a New Economics foundation report in 2005, the town still retains a large number of small independent shops un-spoilt by modern development.

    We cover Hayling Island. Henry Adams have a dedicated service on Hayling Island, a place renowned for its windsurfing and sailing; set between Chichester Harbour and Portsmouth with 6 kilometres of glorious seafront overlooking the Isle of Wight, the Solent and Selsey Bill.

    Property in Emsworth and Hayling Island. Owing to the fact that our Estate Agents office in Emsworth covers many of the nearby villages and rural areas, we are able to offer a wide range of properties from rural cottages to water front homes, retirement apartments to substantial town houses. Houses for sale date back from centuries past to modern decades so there's a good choice of homes for any discerning buyer.

    Historic Emsworth. Emsworth was once a port and fishing village where boat building was a central industry. Its people used tidal power to grind flour, and the town also became known for not only boat building, but also its oyster beds, rope making and brewing. These traditions, although some now long redundant have made modern day Emsworth the captivating place that it is.

    Bars and restaurants. Emsworth supports a broad spectrum of different pubs, bars and restaurants such as 36 on the Quay, overlooking the harbour, and Fat Olives in a former fisherman's cottage both have enviable reputations, and there are plenty more welcoming hostelries to choose from. Hayling Island has over 50 wonderful bars and restaurants.

    Wildlife. The picturesque waterside town of Emsworth lies on the upper reaches of Chichester Harbour and makes for a rewarding spot for nature enthusiasts. Here the River Ems flows through the Brook Meadow conservation area, whilst two tidal millponds attract a wide variety of wildlife.

    Emsworth Art Trail. Although Emsworth began as a small Saxon village, once famous for seafaring industries, it is now the haunt of artistic types. It retains an old world charm, and both local residents and visitors to the area, now enjoy the annual Art Trail that takes place at over 50 venues.

    Coastal Living. Stunning waterside properties surround Emsworth Yacht Harbour; a sailor's haven with renowned sailing clubs such as Emsworth Sailing Club and Emsworth Slipper Sailing Club. For sailing enthusiasts there are a number of Marinas on Hayling Island offering tidal access into the Solent. The Hayling Island Sailing Club built a new club house in 2003, which was inaugurated by HRH The Princess Royal and also have the added benefit of nearby waters often being used as a mock-Olympic track.

    Recreation. Attractions include The Hayling Lifeboat Station, found in the South-East corner of the Island, the renowned Links golf course in the South-West of the Island and the Rowlands Castle Golf Club. The local village Rowlands Castle is home to Stansted House and Stansted House Gardens, which offers a garden centre, farm shop, a maze, a miniature railway and woodland walks.

    Local Events. There is an annual show and fair every August Bank Holiday by the Emsworth Horticultural Society which is a great family event and attracts huge interest.

    Famous connections. Major Tim Peake, Britain's first ESA astronaut, was born in Chichester and went to school at Westbourne Primary School in Emsworth.

    Shopping. The array of independent shops is a unique feature of Emsworth with their own butcher, wet fishmonger, florist, delicatessen and bank. Emsworth has a wide variety of specialist shops that are truly unique to the area as well as a Co-Op and Tesco's. In fact Emsworth is well known for its diverse range of shops, with the locals claiming it is indeed possible to find just about anything the heart desires and also enjoys the highest shopper approval rating of all the Borough's centres.

    Schools in Emsworth. Emsworth and the surrounding area is home to excellent schools which have received 'Good' to 'Outstanding' results in their Ofsted inspections. St. James Primary School is rated as 'Outstanding' and caters from 4-11 years old as does Emsworth Primary School, nearby Warblington Secondary School is for 11-16 years and has achieved a 'Good' rating, and Bourne Community College offers further education to those aged 16 and over.

    Transport links.

    Emsworth is quiet and attractive and a short 18-minute drive from the busy city of Chichester.

    For Hayling Island, the A/M27 is just a few moments from the bridge and gives great access along the coast from Southampton to Brighton.

    Both places have strong connections to London via the A3, which takes around 1 hour 30 minutes by car, and will take 1 hour 17 minutes by train to London Waterloo from Havant station. The A3 has undergone significant improvements in recent years, including the completion of the Hindhead tunnel, meaning London is around 65 miles away by car.

    Travel Information

    Emsworth to:

    (Train) London Waterloo: 1hr 50m

    (Train) Gatwick Airport: 1hr 7m

    (Train) Chichester: 10m

    (Car) Central London: 1hr 30m

    (Car) Gatwick Airport: 1hr 10m

    (Car) Chichester: 11.1m (via A27)

    All times are approximate.


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    Henry Adams Emsworth - in the Community
    We are delighted to be involved with local community issues and events, including this year the summer fair at both Southbourne and Emsworth schools, the Emsworth horticultural show, and Westbourne Open Garden Charity Event.
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    An on-going project with Emsworth Junior School is helping with their education by supporting their curriculum with property related exercises which has proved enriching for our team and the pupils alike.
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Selling Houses (and a little bit more)
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    Henry Adams not only offer a great service across Hampshire, West Sussex and Surrey selling houses but from our head office in Chichester we also have a team of professional specialists ready to guide buyers, sellers, builders and developers and local authorities through the whole property process from the sourcing of the land to the sale of the finished home.

    Our services include Agricultural, Commercial, Development Land, Fine Art Auctioneers, New Homes, Planning, Professional Services, Holiday Lets, Residential Sales and Lettings.

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Meet our Local Team
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    Our dedicated and focussed local team know the area well and are keen to match sellers and buyers.

    We are friendly and approachable and will be delighted to speak to you on any aspect of selling or buying a home.

    Led by Matthew Inker and supported by Pamela, Charis, Helen and Charlotte we provide a proactive and efficient service, founded on our local knowledge and expertise.

    Do come and meet us to discuss your own particular requirements or give us a call.  We look forward to hearing from you.

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    Matthew Inker - Branch manager

    Matthew grew up in Fleet, Hampshire and has a finance background, having worked in the City in overseas banking and then moving to the sales world, running his own leasing company.

    In 1993 Matthew joined a friends estate agency as a junior negotiator and was first promoted to a managerial position in 1995.

    Headhunted by a building society due to his financial expertise, and qualified as a mortgage advisor, Matthew transferred to a training role for an international bank responsible for West Sussex.  Keen to bring his family of 4 grown up children and a teenage daughter now at Bishop Luffa, to the seaside, Matthew moved to Westergate and then to Fishbourne where he now lives.

    Matthew was appointed Manager of Henry Adams Emsworth in 2011 and is an enthusiastic and positive team leader with good interpersonal skills and a sense of humour underpinning sound knowledge and experience.

    Twitter: @MatthewInkerHA

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    Charlotte Clarke - Administrator

    Charlotte is a part-time secretary and negotiator in the Emsworth office and has an exceptional knowledge of the area having been born and raised in the village.

    Charlotte has recently gotten married and lives locally with her husband and three young children.

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    Helen Wilkins - Administrator

    Helen initially joined Henry Adams temporarily to cover two weeks' holiday leave but, 13 years later, she is still with us performing a pivotal role within the company by orchestrating day-to-day administration in the Emsworth office and also ensuring compliance procedures across all of the Henry Adams sales offices are adhered to.

     Helen was born in the Midlands but grew up in Clanfield, she now resides in Southsea with her young family and has an excellent knowledge of Hampshire.

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    Charis Henn - Negotiator

    Charis joined Henry Adams in 2015 bringing with her wealth of experience in property having worked in the Lettings market for five years. She brings a fantastic blend of enthusiasm and professionalism to the Emsworth office and has immediately transferred the skills she has honed in lettings into her sales.

    Charis is a local girl. She grew up in Bognor Regis and currently lives with her partner in Rose Green.

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    Pamela Phelan - Country and Waterside Properties

    Working in property for many years in Ireland and now in England has given Pam a wealth of experience in a profession she really enjoys. Henry Adams is a forward-thinking firm which presents exciting changes as we move with the times and stay ahead of the game.

    Pam has always been involved in sport both for pleasure and competitively so perhaps this is why she enjoys the daily challenges with the fast-moving team at our Emsworth Office.

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      Our Area
      Nestled in the south east corner of Hampshire on the upper reaches of Chichester Harbour, Emsworth is a small and picturesque waterside town.  The two tidal mill ponds host a wide variety of wildlife and the River Ems, running through the Brook Meadow conservation area, provides year long interest for naturalists and bird watchers alike.  Originally a port and fishing village, boat building was an important industry and today the two sailing clubs, good local shops, pubs and restaurants draw visitors to this attractive town.
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      Inland, the rural village of Westbourne, straddling the county borders of Hampshire and West Sussex offers access to the delights of the South Downs.  Rowlands Castle lies on the edge of the newly created South Downs National Park, perfect for cycling and rambling and other country pursuits.
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      To the west, Havant has excellent road and rail links to London, Portsmouth and Southampton, whilst Hayling Island to the south, reputedly the home of wind surfing, has long beaches with far-reaching views over the solent to the Isle of Wight.

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    Find us

    15 North Street,
    PO10 7BY

    Telephone us

    Buying: 03339 873521  Local call rate

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      What you say about us...
      We are keen to hear what you think about us and our service, and here is a little sample of what you think....

    Testimonials from Sellers

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      helpful and dedicated

      Helpful and dedicated service from valuation to completion . They kept on going even after the first sale fell through with enthusiasm

      Mr and Mrs G, June 2016

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      Jack Tompkins was outstanding

      Having wasted 9 months getting nowhere with selling our house, we changed agents to Henry Adams and within 2 weeks had more viewings than the previous 9 months.  Jack Tompkins was outstanding in the early phase, well supported by Charis in the later stage.

      Mr C - March 2016

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      the world still has some good guys

      Many thanks - Nice to know the world still has some good guys


      Mr and Mrs G - February 2016


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      professional and friendly throughout
      Jack Tompkins was professional and friendly throughout - we could not have asked for a more efficient service from him,

    Testimonials from Buyers

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      We have had our own personal estate agent

      We feel in Henry Adams at Emsworth that over the last endless months we have had our own personal estate agent, who stuck with us throughout the purchase and constantly kept in touch with not only us but our estate agent.  Thank you Matthew and your team for all your help.  AT LAST!

      Mr and Mrs K - April 2016


    • Buyer Testimonial

      This was a relatively simple purchase, but was slowed by probate implications and general solicitors' laissez-faire.  Henry Adams staff at Emsworth smoothed the process when hiccups frustrated the sellers.

      This was a purchase, but if I decide to sell a property myself in the future I would certainly use Henry Adams in the first instance.

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      Totally personable and professional

      We were extremely impressed with Jack Tompkins in all aspects of our purchase from our first viewing to exchange and completion. Totally professional and personable - always prepared to go the extra mile.

      Mr and Mrs G - June 2016


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      Nothing was too much trouble

      We were very impressed with the service we received from viewing through to completion.  Nothing was too much trouble and there were regular updates.

      Charis and Matthew were particularly helpful

      Mr F - July 2016

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