Beachcomber at West Wittering

Sleeps: 7 | Bedrooms: 4 | Parking: Yes (space for 2 cars) | Pet friendly: No | Wi-Fi: Yes
From £500 – £550 per night, plus cleaning fee

Description

If you love the British seaside, but aren’t usually a fan of British seaside style, this is the home that could make you change your mind….

Set just moments from one of the most glorious beaches on the south coast, in the heart of the West Wittering Estate, Beachcomber is an achingly cool, contemporary, pared-back haven in which to spend your seaside break. Open the front door, and arrive in a huge open plan living space, complete with polished concrete floor and vast windows, which mean it is flooded with natural light from both front and rear. The minimal, chic kitchen is tucked around the corner from the main living space, but still sociably linked. The large reclaimed-wood dining table offers the perfect spot to gather over supper after a busy day at the beach.

Both kids and ‘big kids’ alike will love the fussball table and huge back garden, complete with space for football. While grown-ups will fall for the Scandi lighting, huge corner sofa for lounging in, and the master bedroom complete with luxurious corner bath. 

Just five minutes walk from West Wittering’s gorgeous white sand dunes, beach café and National Trust headland, Beachcomber is a wonderful spot for smaller groups of friends and families to make holiday memories.

Features

Ground Floor

Open plan living, dining & kitchen space

Kitchen fully equipped with nespresso machine, dishwasher. Breakfast table that seats 8. Dining table with space for 8.

Underfloor heating.

First Floor

Master bedroom: Complete with luxurious bath in the room, and Superking bed Ensuite that features a walk-in shower. Views to the garden.

Bedroom Two: Twin bedroom

Bedroom Three: Double bedroom with views over the garden

Bedroom Four: Single bed

Family Bathroom: Bath with shower over.

Outside

The house benefits from a private driveway, with ample off-road parking, and a generous front garden. The rear garden is vast and mainly laid to lawn, complete with football goals for garden games, and an outdoor table & chairs for alfresco meals. The garden is sunny all day.

Children: Children of all ages are welcome. The back garden is safe for children, as it is all one level with ground floor and fully enclosed – very sunny all day.

Pantry items / Welcome Hamper: Complimentary bottle of wine!

Pets: No pets allowed

Parking: Private parking for maximum of 2 cars

Beach toys are available for guests to borrow. beach toys and spaded etc in shed

Location

Beachcomber sits in a quiet spot in the picturesque village of West Wittering, on the western coast of the Manhood Peninsula in a protected area of Outstanding Natural Beauty The sand dunes of West Wittering beach are only a 5-10 minute pretty walk away. The house is about 15 minutes south of Chichester – which is also where you’ll find the nearest train station (about 1 ½ hours from London Victoria).

Chichester itself has lots on offer for visitors, and along the coast you have easy access to Arundel, and along to Brighton, while inland the South Downs National Park beckons! With glorious walking, cycling, riding, and numerous small villages and towns to visit, most with delightful country pubs.
The Goodwood Estate is about a 20 minute drive, and offers diverse events through the season from motor racing to horse racing. They also boast an aerodrome, golf course, and health club with spa, as well as numerous restaurants.

Things to do

Many guests will spend a happy time just pottering about at the golden sandy beach, and never need to leave! With glorious sand, safe, shallow bathing waters for children (lifeguards on patrol during the peak season), a SUP & kite-surfing school (that also offers equipment hire), a stylish beach café, and miles of walks around National Trust owned East Head – there is more than enough for most families or groups to fill a week’s break, or longer. Being so close to the beach means there’s no need to drive, and you can make the most of quieter times of day – or avoid breaks in the weather!

Chichester is a cathedral city that is compact enough to amble around in a day, but which has lots to see and do, including some great cultural highlights. The Novium museum celebrates the city’s Roman past, while the Pallant House Gallery houses an incredible collection of modern art in a stunning building that is part Georgian townhouse, and part contemporary addition. The Chichester Festival Theatre hosts some great productions, often before they go on to the West End.

Events at Goodwood (10 mins away) including the Glorious Goodwood Festival of racing, and the vintage motorsport festival, Revival, draw thousands of visitors every year, and rightly so.

The South Downs Way is within easy reach from here and offers wonderful way to explore this part of the country on foot, or by bike.

Food & Drink

The beach café at West Wittering has recently been entirely rebuilt, and is now a modern, light bright space with wonderful views – great for breakfast if you’re an early riser, or lunch, when they offer traditional fish and chips, burgers, and lighter bites. There is a takeaway available, too. There is a pub in the village, the Old House at Home that offers great fish and chips, and the local café, The Landing, makes great basic lunches. Don’t miss some of the other wonderful sea and harbour side eating and drinking options in the area, either. The Boat House at nearby Chichester Harbour offers relaxed drinking and dining, with a view of the all the harbourside comings and goings. The Crown & Anchor at Dell Quay is a locals favourite, with a huge waterside terrace, and Billy’s on the Beach, just along the coast at Bracklesham enjoys a laid-back, surf vibe. East Wittering is a short walk along the beach, and has great cafes and restaurants, too.

In West Wittering itself, the Lamb Inn is a great local with a pretty beer garden (complete with play area), that prides itself on using local ingredients on the menu. The Old House at Home, only slightly further inland at Chidham, has another wonderful garden and a range of ales from independent local breweries.

Chichester has a great range of independent restaurants and coffee shops, as well as all of the bigger chains. For fine dining head to Farmer, Butcher, Chef on the Goodwood Estate, serving produce from their own Home Farm, or to the Parson’s Table, in Arundel, where more locally sourced ingredients feature in classic, seasonal cooking in an understated but very stylish environment.

Reviews

A great place to stay – both the house and location and Nessa was a very responsive and welcoming host. The house is just as expected from the listing, with lots of space both downstairs in the modern reception room (where the table football was great entertainment for all) and in the bedrooms. Location is perfect – around the corner from the pubs and cafes in West Wittering, and only a short walk to the amazing beach.
Just stunning! The perfect place to relax in style. Immaculate, light airy….everything you could wish for. A special place to get ready for our wedding in the village!
A beautiful location and amazing house that three adults and four children (7, 4, 3 and 1) loved. Beach just around the corner and easily walkable, even if there typically were a couple of whinges from the younger ones! West Wittering is a beautiful place to spend time at during the summer holidays and this home is certainly recommended!
A great place for a family or mixed group. Lovely social space for relaxing and eating. Great location for the beach, the fantastic local pub or a walk to the crabbing pool. The café down in Itchenor was definitely worth a visit.
This is a great space, and we had a great time, even though the weather was dreadful! Wed took a load of games, but there were actually already lots there, and we had fun with the table football.
My family had a very relaxing stay at Nessa’s house in West Wittering. The location is incredible within a quaint village setting, friendly locals, pub, shops, coffee shop and the path to the beach on the doorstep! The beach is enormous, it stretches for miles and was manned by lifeguards during our stay. It’s beautiful and clean, crowded when busy on a bank holiday which is when we were pleased we could walk to the beach instead of sitting in traffic! Nessa’s house was certainly large enough to accommodate our group of 5 adults and a toddler, the space for my two year old was ideal. The garden is huge and well kept.