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Family house in the coastal village of Birdham , Nr. Chichester & the beaches

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

A modernised 6 bedroom house with views from every window & close to beaches

The costal village of Birdham is 3 miles to the West Wittering beaches,on the Coastal Path and a short walk to the Chichester & Birdham Marinas. At the end of the lane is the family friendly Cafe/Eatery (situated in Chichester Marina and overlooking the water. Open 7 days a week for daytime and evening dining. Booking necessary in the summer.

A well equipped house ideal for entertaining. A kitchen with an AGA, Electric cooker & hob opens into the family room with ample comfortable seating. A separate dining room seats 12 comfortably. The adjacent 2nd sitting room is an ideal room to get away and have a quiet read!

These rooms combined are great for entertaining and both have doors onto the patio and BBQ area.

There is ample parking in the drive for 6+ cars

There is a staircase at each end of the house. Above the family room & kitchen there are 2 en suite bedrooms. The far end of the house has 3 bedrooms and 1 family bathroom. the 6th bedroom is on the ground floor and there is a downstairs cloakroom and toilet.

The house sleeps 12 in 6 bedrooms. The 6th room is on the ground floor and has access to a downstairs cloakroom and toilet.

We will happily accept parties of 10 Please ask for a quote.

All bedrooms are light and airy with views over open countryside with high quality beds and duvets White Co bed linen

Within easy reach are the sandy beaches of the Witterings where Winsurfing & kite surfing are popular. Breakfast at Billy's on the beach is a nice option.They are open for lunch and dinner but you will need to book. The characterful cathedral city of Chichester, the many paths and cycle routes surrounding the Chichester Harbour estuary (including the Salterns Way) and a variety of great country pubs and restaurants too (we can recommend where to go and we have a good local taxi service). A little further away are the rolling hills of the South Downs and its country pubs and walks.

Finally, we are a short drive away from Goodwood Race Course and motor circuit, local golf courses, Portsmouth and the cathedral town of Arundel.

More Details

Mr J & Mrs A Goodhew
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017

Why Mr J & Mrs A Goodhew chose West Sussex

after many years visiting friends and family in this area we decided that when we were able to leave London this is where we wanted to live - we have lived in Birdham for 33 years and love it. We consider we are very lucky to be able to live here and want our guests to enjoy this special area of outstanding natural beauty.

What makes this house unique

detached luxury house in a a beautiful country location

Aga in kitchen

lovingly maintained gardens surrounding the house

close to Chichester harbour

Estuary walks and cycle paths start at the front door

Eatery and bar at the end of the lane and other pubs/restaurants nearby

local beaches

private off street parking


Guestbook comments from the owner

We knew the area to be pretty and unspoilt and felt fortunate to have chosen a house offering spacious & elegant rooms. G F

Thanks for a wonderful stay. Your house is not only beautiful but it really feels like home. We had a lovely time and will definitely be back. I.C.

We are spreading the name up here in Scotland that Kinderhook is the place to stay when visiting West Sussex. It is a perfect luxury retreat. wow factor included! M.&M. R.

You could not have done more to make us comfortable in your beautiful home. We enjoyed our evening walks around the quiet estuary and our visits to Chichester and East Sussex. W & A

I really felt it was a second home away from my home. I will be planning another trip with my family next summer. thank you S.G
Aug 2013
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Chichester House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , wash basin and toilet only
  • en suite bathroom to bedroom 1- with bath & separate shower. en suite bathroom to bedroom 2 with bath & shower over. bedrooms 3,4 & 5 with shared family bathroom with bath with shower over bath
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms:. Bedroom 1 with king size bed & bath room. Bedroom 2 with twin beds & bathroom.. Bedroom 3 with king size bed, Bedroom 4 with twin bed. Bedroom 5 with a double bed with shared bathroom Bedroom 6 downstairs twin room no bathroom downstairs cloakroom and toilet
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Kinderhook is a no smoking house. . Outside: There is a large gas fired BBQ on the patio and a large table with outside lighting. There is in total 1/2 acre gardens with the easterly aspect having fine views over a wild meadow. To the west of the house there are gardens and gravel driveway with ample parking and views to the west over fields. Utility Room: Utility room with washing machine, dishwasher, separate dryer and microwave. Separate cloakroom. All bedrooms are supplied with White Co. cotton bed linen and towels We do not supply beach towel. Beach towels are not provided Other: If you would like to have a special lunch or dinner party catered for we can put you in touch with a good local chef/cook who would be happy to discuss your menu and give you suggestions. Just let us know at the time of booking.


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Family house in the coastal village of Birdham , Nr. Chichester & the beaches
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 18 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, spacious property. Lovely outside area. Had a great stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Beautiful house, well equipped, great location

  • 4 of 5

Home from home, great venue for a family gathering. House was lovely, had everything you might possibly need. The location was ideal though we barely scratched the surface of things to do. All in all highly recommend.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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The perfect weekend away!

  • 5 of 5

I was part of a party of ten, who stayed at Kinderhook for two nights.

We were already excited by the photos on HomeAway, but when we arrived the house was even nicer than we anticipated! The house is huge, and there was plenty of room for everyone.

I'd really recommend this property. It's a superb location, the Boathouse Café was a short walk away for dinner, and the drive to West Wittering beach was easy. After check out we went to The Lamb for a roast dinner, which I would also recommend.

The perfect escape from city life for the weekend. Thank you!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Birthday weekend at Kinderhook

  • 4 of 5

Kinderhook is a lovely property. It was spotlessly clean and very well furnished. The beds were all made up with lovely linen and the towels provided were of a very good quality. The kitchen is well equipped with everything we needed. The location of the property is also beautiful.

The owner greeted us and showed us around. Unfortunately the DVD player was not working which was a slight irritation as we had hoped to watch a film over our stay. We had a small child in our party and had brought DVD's for his entertainment too. The property is not cheap to hire and I think a proper entertainment system should be provided.

On the whole though it was a very nice weekend at Kinderhook which we all very much.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Beautiful house, lovely setting.

  • 5 of 5

House was well equipped / clean an tidy. Hosts were brilliant, very helpful and gave us lots of information. THhe whole experience was great.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Very good

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
chichester marina
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
M27 westbound
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
chichester marina
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
west wittering
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Things to do locally

Art Courses, Birdham Pool.

Chichester Water tours. & fishing trips.

Chichester Festival Theatre

Pallant House Gallery

Goodwood home to horse racing, the Festival of Speed and the Revival meeting.

Many wonderful beaches at West Wittering and Bracklesham.

Walking & cycling on Salterns way just outside our front door


We are within a 500 yards of the Birdham pool and Chichester marina

Many wonderful beaches at West Wittering and Bracklesham bay which are both 5 miles away.


Gatwick Airport is 60 miles and 20 miles from Portsmouth ferry port. Dover is 2 1/2 hours away. Cars are recommended but if you enjoy walking the bus stop is 10 minutes from us with buses every 15 minutes to Chichester and west wittering


Chichester is 6 miles Birdham is a small village with a local store

Fishbourne Roman Palace & gardens

20 minutes away, Portsmouth with its historic dockyard.

Arundel with its castle and cathedral.

Weald & Downland open-air museum Singletion.

West Dean gardens

Further Details:

Pubs & restaurants nearby which we enjoy

The Boat house café, Chichester marina

The Lamb, Chichester road

Samphire Restaurant

Crab & Lobster Mill Lane Sidlesham W Sussex

The Ship Inn Itchenor W Sussex

Crouchers hotel & restaurant

Local places you can walk to:-

The Boathouse Bistro, Chichester Marina with outside seating overlooking the water.

In good daytime weather The Ship Inn Itchenor and The Crown & Anchor Dell Quay


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $322.33

Bank Holidays, Christmas & New Year - Special Rates Apply. Please email the owner for a quote.
All Goodwood Events a supplement is charged - please ask the owner for a quote

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.