The Bolthole on Pagham Beach
Pagham Beach, West Sussex | Sleeps 8 | Bedrooms 4 | Parking: Yes | Wifi: Yes
From £225 per night (2 night minimum stay)
But don’t be fooled into thinking that this is just a quaint seaside relic – this individual property has been brought bang up to date with über cool dark grey paneling, funky industrial lighting, and modern styling (check out the pineapple wall sconces!). In fact it is in every way a combination of bygone and modern – a local fisherman on the beach who can offer daily specials, but a well-equipped modern kitchen in which to cook them. Superfast wifi means you can make the most of Netflix, but you may well prefer to just light the incredible firepit on the beach, relax with a glass of wine, and enjoy the sunset.
“We had such a wonderful break to ease us into the new year. We stayed at The Bolthole, the most amazing view and such a well designed and charming house. Loved the touches like being left marshmallows and a toasting fork for using with the fire pit, something we really enjoyed doing. Zoe at C&C has been an absolute dream to deal with too, as was the homeowner. Very highly recommend.”
Kitchen: Breakfast bar with comfy sofa seating, dishwasher, washing machine/dryer, oven and gas hob, dualit toaster and kettle, Nespresso machine and Aeroccino milk frother.
Living Room: Modular sofa for four people, several armchairs, Roberts radio, amazon fire stick, Tv with Netflix and Alexa music speaker
Conservatory dining room: Large dining table for up to 8, overlooking the sea.
Bedroom 1: Old railway carriage room with double bed, bedside tables and chest of drawers
En-suite off Bedroom 1: Large shower, loo and basin
Bedroom 2: Old railway carriage room with double bed, bedside tables, chest of drawers and cot bed for infant.
Bedroom 3: Old railway carriage with two single beds, bedside table, chest of drawers, chair.
Bedroom 4: Double bed, bedside table and lamp.
En-suite off bedroom 4: Large shower, loo and sink
Family bathroom: Also in the original railway carriage, complete with bath, shower over bath, loo and sink. All towels are provided.
Pantry items: Olive Oil, salt, pepper, tea bags
Welcome pack items: Pack of butter, pint of milk, small loaf of bread and six eggs. Marshmallows for toasting and fire wood for fire pit. Bottle of wine.
Parking: Plenty of private parking for 3 cars, 4 if they are small.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome. The Bolthole has an array of children’s books, high chairs, travel cot, cot bed, wigwam, life jackets, wetsuits plus the host can point you in the right direction if you fancy taking them crabbing.
Outside: In the back garden, there is a large sunken trampoline plus a table tennis table. Out the front, you have a firepit with 6 chairs right on the beach. On the decking, facing the sea you have a table with chairs for 6 people plus deckchairs.
Dogs: Dogs aren’t normally allowed but small well-behaved dogs may be allowed after a discussion with the owner.
The Bolthole is around 1.5 hours from London by car and the closest train station is Chichester, 8 miles away.
Gatwick airport is just over an hour away.
Things to do
To do Goodwood Estate is just up the road with its two golf courses, world class horseracing and famous events; The Revival and The Festival of Speed. The Chichester Festival Hall and Pallant House can be found in the beautiful Cathedral city of Chichester. The sandy beach of West Wittering is nearby and Bosham and Itchenor sailing clubs are just down the road.