A lovely, spacious, weatherboarded house in picturesque West Wittering village. In the Chichester harbour AONB, a short walk to the beautiful blue flag beach, and East Head nature reserve and sand dunes. 2 mins walk to excellent local pub
A charming, bright, spacious, double fronted white weatherboarded coastal house, with an abundance of period features. Located in Chichester harbour AONB.
Three double bedrooms, and a fourth bedroom with three single beds and a fourth smaller childs bed. One of the bedrooms, and a separate shower room, is downstairs and suitable for elderly guests who prefer no stairs.
A lovely mature sheltered garden at the back is dominated by a beautiful walnut tree, with various swings hanging from it. There is also a trampoline with safety side netting.
West Wittering is a charming village with a Blue Flag beach, East Head Nature reserve, a Norman church, Snowhill Creek harbour and crabbing pool, and lovely pub. Leisure pursuits within the area, aside from the wonderful beach on your doorstep, include sailing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, surfing, paddleboarding, cycling, golf, tennis, riding, bird watching. Wonderful walking throughout the Chichester Harbour AONB. There is horse racing at 'Glorious' Goodwood and Fontwell Park, as well as the Goodwood Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival. The South Downs National Park is nearby as is the beautiful historic walled city of Chichester (6 miles) with its cathedral, theatre, cinema, bowling alley, leisure centre and excellent shops. Portsmouth's historic Naval Dockyard, and Arundel Castle are within 30 minutes drive.
The house is rented out to just one family or group of friends at a time, no rooms are rented individually. We do provide lots of information on the area, local restaurants, transport and activities. We will not be staying at the house at the same time as guests.
8 mins walk to famous Blue Flag beach with excellent swimming and paddling conditions, range of facilities, car parking and cafe, and choice of watersports. The beautiful sandy beach stretches for several miles, with the unspoilt sand dunes of East Head, a National Trust bird and nature reserve, at the far end. There is also direct access to waterfront of Chichester Harbour AONB, an 8 mins walk down a quiet private lane in the opposite direction. The estuary provides great sailing conditions.
The following are some of our favourite pubs and restaurants within walking distance
The Beach House restaurant - West Wittering
The Old House at Home Inn - West Wittering
The Lamb Inn - West Wittering
Drift in Cafe - East WitteringSamphire Restaurant - East Wittering
Billys on the Beach - Bracklesham
Ship Inn - Itchenor (75 mins coastal path walk)
Theres a great butcher in West Wittering, an excellent fishmonger and various grocers, butchers, bakers, cashpoints and supermarkets in East Wittering.
A full range of large supermarkets in Chichester - Waitrose, Tesco, Sainsburys.
How to get there
85 mins train from London Victoria direct to Chichester.
12 minutes drive to Chichester
25 minutes drive to Goodwood
35 minutes drive to Portsmouth
London 75 miles
Chichester 8 miles
Portsmouth 23 miles
Off road parking for four cars.
The house is a wonderfully comfortable base from which to enjoy the area.
Bedroom 1 with King size bed.
Bedroom 2 with Double bed and 2 Single beds (there is an optional 3rd Single bed that pulls out).
Bedroom 3 with Double bed.
Bedroom 4 (downstairs) smaller bedroom with Double bed.
Ensuite bathroom to Bedroom 1, with shower and WC
First floor family bathroom with roll top bath, shower, WC
Ground floor bathroom / wet room with shower attachment and WC
Large modern kitchen, double range oven, microwave, fridge freezer with ice and chilled water unit, dishwasher, kettle, toaster, nespresso machine, double Belfast sink with spray attachment. Extendable table seats 8 (10 at a pinch). French doors to patio.
Washing machine and Belfast sink, clothes drying rack.
nb Iron and ironing board kept in kitchen.
Large living room with 4 sofas (seats 3+3+3+2), 50" flat screen smart TV, blu ray/DVD player, hard disc recorder. Radio/CD player, selection of DVDs, books and games.
Dining room / play room, opening off kitchen. Another extendable table seats 8 (10 at a pinch). Selection of books and kids games.
Lovely white cotton 200tc bed linen and house towels (but not beach towels) are provided. There is an additional charge of £10 per guest per week for this. We'd love to include this in the original price that this site displays, but unfortunately with considerable variation in the number of guests staying in each group, and the length of their stay, the site is unable to do so. So we have to add it on before you confirm your booking. NB Airbnb charge their usual guest commission on this.
The house is cleaned and towels/linen changed weekly.
Barbecue, Parking, Garden.
Dishwasher, Fridge/Freezer, Hob/Stove, Iron, Microwave, Oven, Washing Machine.
Central Heating, Internet Access, TV.
There is wheelchair access to the house via the garden. May need some assistance to cross the threshold as no ramp here (approx 2" step via kitchen French doors, approx 6" step via main entrance door.
Wheelchair users and the elderly could use the the ground floor of the house, which has a double bedroom, living and dining rooms, kitchen and shower/wet room.
Outdoor seating/dining for 12.
5 burner hooded gas barbecue.
Storage hut contains additional seating and 2 teak lounger chairs, Firepit with supply of logs and kindling, and various bats, balls, fishing nets and lines for crabbing at nearby Snowhill Creek.
We will take 2 day bookings on many weeks of the year, however during periods of peak demand (school holidays and half term,Summer, Christmas and New Year) we look for a minimum 3 day booking, and sometimes a 7 day booking.
Sometimes a 5 day booking will show as more expensive than a 7 day booking because of the way this site works. Rest assured, you'll only be charged the cheaper rate if this happens!
Changeover day is usually a Friday but happy to discuss.
The WiFi speed is between 12 - 25 Mb/s.
No pets or smoking please.
Please note there is an additional charge of £10 per guest per week for bed linen and house towels, more details can be found below.