About the property
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House in West Wittering, Chichester, Sussex, England - Peaceful Location, 7 Minute Walk To The Beach
A stunning, thatched house in a picture postcard setting that has real 'wow' factor! The house has been extended and completely modernised to a luxury standard, without losing any of its original charm. It is located in the heart of the highly sought after village of West Wittering, in a beautiful private estate, a mere 7 minute walk from one of the most popular sandy beaches in southern England, a mecca for watersport enthusiasts. The house boosts a beautiful country garden that is maintained on a weekly basis by a local gardener. The house and garden enjoy enormous privacy secluded by a large mature hedge. There is car parking for 4 cars, however, please note that there should be no parking on the verge outside the property, cars can be clamped if left here. The heart of the house is the hugely stylish farmhouse style kitchen. Sorry no pets.
Head south down the A3 and turn left onto the A27 (east) – signposted to Brighton, Hayling Island) to Chichester.
After 8 or so miles on the A 27 you come to a roundabout. The posted route points you straight on to a second roundabout, about half a mile further on, from where you turn right to the Witterings. On most days this works fine. The better route however is to turn right at this first roundabout, signposted to Fishbourne / Bosham. After about 200m take the first left, posted to Apuldram / Dell Quay.
Stay on this road for a mile and a half until you get to a T junction; go left here and then immediately right onto the main road.
After half a mile you go past Chichester Marina. Just keep going straight down this road for three or so miles until you get to a mini roundabout at Birdham, right next to the petrol station. Take the right turning to West Wittering.
Drive through West Wittering and pass the pub – ‘The Old House at Home’ – which will be on your left.
Take a left turn after approx. 200 yards. This is Seaward Drive.
Cobbler’s Barn is the last cottage on the left before the roundabout. It has a big cedar tree in the garden and a bushy thatched roof!
Heavy traffic (we are talking peak season when it is grid locked!)
There are a number of useful ‘bail out’ points if the traffic is heavy, which will bring you in via the back routes. These are as follows:
1. At Chichester Marina, if the traffic backed up take the left turn signposted Sidlesham / Donnington. Go to Sidlesham, then follow signs to Bracklesham / East Wittering. This road takes you through East Wittering and into West Wittering from the back, missing the horrendous queues for the beach car park. Half a mile past East Wittering the road bends right at the stables/tower, then 300m later takes a sharp left at the beginning of the houses. Take the next immediate right into the Wells Farm Estate. Go left at the first roundabout and straight over at the second. Cobblers Barn is then immediately on your right.
2. A mile or so past Chichester Marina is another main left turn, signposted Sidlesham / Almodington. Go to Sidlesham and follow directions as above.
3. At the Birdham mini-roundabout, take the left turn signposted Bracklesham / East Wittering, then as above. This is highly recommended, if there’s any traffic at all on the road. It takes you in round the back, missing the final few miles of tail-back traffic to West Wittering beach.
4. If you got cocky and took the West Wittering turn at the roundabout, there’s another chance to bail about a mile or so down the road. At the point you see signs to Itchenor on your right, there’s a road left called ‘Piggery Hall Road.’ It’ll take you straight into East Wittering.
5. Your final chance to beat the traffic comes a half mile further. Approx. 100m after the ‘West Wittering’ village sign there’s a left turn called ‘Chapel Lane.’ After a mile and a half it’ll bring you out into West Wittering; turn left then pass the ‘Old House at Home’ pub.
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About Juliet Turnbull
We are the Turnbull family, seven in all -- Mark and Juliet, eight year old Olivia, six year old Jack, a golden cocker spaniel called Cosby and two burmese cats called Daisy and Coco! We have a busy life in London - and Mark is often out of the country on business - so we feel incredibly fortunate to have our beautiful thatched home to escape to at the weekends and school holidays. Juliet runs her own consulting business, is a real foodie, and loves walking Cosby on the beach. The children love riding their bikes, playing hide-and-seek on the sand dunes at East Head, crabbing at Snow Hill and playing in the sea for hours on end in the summer before crashing out in the cinema room. Whilst Mark loves nothing more than to head off on an adventure either on his mountain bike or his kayak.
Juliet Turnbull purchased this House in 2010
Why Juliet Turnbull chose West Wittering
We love West Wittering. It's a pretty village only 90-minutes drive from our house in London, with a stunning sandy beach renowned for its outstanding water sport activities. We wanted to give our children the perfect antidote to London life - an outdoor lifestyle and everything the sea has to offer.
What makes this House unique
The house is a 7 minute walk from West Wittering's famous beach and even closer to the village shops and pub. We are located on a private estate with residents-only parking - a real bonus in the summer months when the queues to the beach car park stretch for miles! When we bought the house in 2010 we completely renovated it as well as doubling its size. So it now has all the luxury of a brand new home whilst retaining the character of a quintessential Sussex thatched house.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Wonderful Cobblers Barn
Had a brilliant time here, was perfect set up for a three generations of family holiday. Would definitely recommend to friends and would like to go back!
Thanks Katie I am thrilled that you all had such a lovely time. Best wishes Juliet
Very nice property
Had a get together with some old friends. The house was clean and tidy and very comfortable. The location was nice, the road quiet. The local pubs did great food. No complaints.
Stayed for a weekend. Very comfortable and homely house. Everything you could need and all in perfect working order. Would recommend.
Stunning, spacious & homely
Eight of us enjoyed a weekend in this beautiful home away from home, perfectly situated minutes walk from the coast. Everything we could have needed was catered for, from modern facilities to cosy comforts. There's also a humungous folder containing recommendations for things to do in the local area. I couldn't recommend it enough.
High Quality luxurious with excellent modern facilities
Excellent booking, prompt response and reasonable cost. Allover thoroughly enjoyed it house is an excellent social and relaxing space.
We thrilled that you had such a relaxing holiday. Our aim is to ensure that you are enjoy our home as much as we do and that you want to come back to flop at Cobblers Barn and enjoy West Wittering and all that it has to offer! Best wishes Juliet
Luxury by the sea
What a fantastic home. Everything has been thought of and the finish is superb. Real luxury away from home and with the seaside on your door step. You couldn't ask for me.
Coast/Beach: The house is a 7 minute walk/3 minute bike ride from West Wittering beach. The natural and unspoilt sandy beach of West Wittering is one of the premier Blue Flag beaches in the country, perfect for parking and picnics, popular with wind and kite surfers and internationally recognised for its wildlife, birds and unique beauty. The beach sits at the mouth of a beautiful estuary which is perfect for sailing, kayaking, horse riding and walking. Travel: 15 minutes drive to Chichester main line station - direct to London Victoria. 22 miles to Portsmouth 22 miles to Arundel Distances: 6 miles to the historic town of Chichester Further Details: West Wittering Village boosts a great family pub called The House at Home which has a large garden with a children's play area. A great restaurant called The Beach House, a coffee shop called The Landing, a local butchers, hairdressers, gift shop and newsagents. In East Wittering which is about a mile away there is much more extensive shopping and restaurants.
Rates & Availability
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Booking Notes: 50% deposit required at time of booking the balance to be paid 8 weeks prior to start date. If the booking is made less than 8 weeks before the start of the holiday the full amount to be paid at the time of the booking. Changeover Day: Change over day is a Friday. Arrive 3pm onwards check out by 10am