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
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.
Open plan living, dining & kitchen space
Kitchen fully equipped with nespresso machine, dishwasher. Breakfast table that seats 8. Dining table with space for 8.
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.
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
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
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
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.