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Family-Friendly, Newly Decorated House With Direct Access To Beach From Garden.

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Beach House With Fabulous Sea Views, Private Garden

Our beautiful clapboard beach house called ''Sunshine'', is located on a quiet, private road in Bracklesham Bay, less than 3 miles from West Wittering. Just a few steps from the back of the house across the large lawned garden and you are on the sand and shingle beach - perfect for children and adults alike! Relax on the New England style verandah, listen to the waves, enjoy al fresco meals, watch the sunset and even on less sunny days, stunning sea views across to the Isle of Wight may still be enjoyed from most of the rooms inside. There is also a private enclosed garden at the front of the house with a large trampoline and ample off-street parking for several cars. The house is beautifully decorated, but comfortable and practical too and has been thoughfully furnished and equipped with families and children in mind. The accomodation is flexible and sleeps up to 9 plus a baby or toddler in a cot, with 4 bedrooms available offering a range of different bed configurations depending on your needs. We have a well-stocked playroom / additional bedroom with a day bed which can be converted to a double bed, a variety of toys, books and DVDs for when the outdoor fun is over for the day and a number of useful children's items are available upon request, in addition to the cot. There is a family bathroom upstairs and a large, luxurious ensuite shower-room in the master bedroom. A further bathroom with bath and shower is downstairs and there is also an outdoor shower for sandy bodies! The kitchen, living room and dining area are open-plan in design and the living room and playroom both open out onto the verandah. On the verandah, there is a table which seats 8, plus further benches and sun-loungers. The beautiful beach at the end of our garden is popular with wind-surfers, surfers, stand-up paddle-boarders, fossil-hunters and dog-walkers. There is a great cafe at the end of the road called Billys at the Beach and a general store and post office. Further shops, cafes and restaurants may be found in nearby East Wittering.

Jessica Swaddling
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
September 13, 2017

About Jessica Swaddling

Sunshine is owned by Paul and Jessica from Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire. We have 2 children aged 8 and 10. We bought the house when we were living in London when our first child was a tiny baby and extended and renovated it when our second was born. It is a much treasured family holiday home and we look forward to sharing it with you.

Jessica Swaddling purchased this house in 2005

Why Jessica Swaddling chose West Sussex

We all love coming to the house and have done so as often as possible for the past 10 years. We love falling asleep to the sound of the waves, listening to the howling of the wind and watching the waves crash in the winter. Paul is a keen windsurfer and windsurfing from the beach just outside the back garden is a real thrill! Our children have grown up first paddling, then surfing and kayaking in the sea just outside the house, scrambling in the dunes at East Head, beach-combing, walking and having wind surfing lessons at West Wittering every summer. We all love chilling out on the verandah and have enjoyed many family gatherings there. There is so much to do in the area and almost every trip we find something new. We hope you and your families enjoy the house and the beach and surrounding area as much as we do.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved your house and the decor - very beautiful - and treated it with the greatest respect. It is very personal and not the usual rental home...we will surely be back if we may!
Jul 2015
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Bracklesham Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - shower , Ensuite with family-sized shower enclosure. Vanity unit.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Potty, baby bath, child's toilet seat, step-up stool
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Ground floor location
    Outside - outdoor shower , Cold water only
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , First floor location, wardrobe and chest of drawers
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Ground floor location, wardrobe with hanging space & shelves
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Ground floor location, chest of drawers, hooks for hangers
    Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single , First floor, bunk beds & under-bed truckle, chest of drawers
    Bedroom - 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Family room / Bedroom. Sturdy day-bed converts to double bed
  • The house offers flexible accommodation options. Our preferred maximum occupancy is 9 but the house can in fact sleep more. This may be arranged at our discretion only. Please choose the bedroom combination that suits your needs. Eg. choose Bedroom 3 for a standard double or alternatively Bedroom 5, (family room) is available as a bedroom for an older and younger sibling with a single bed and cot or it may be used for parents wishing to sleep with a baby as the daybed converts to a comfortable double bed and the wooden cot (with proper cot mattress) is next to it. There is also an additional large travel cot if required. The rooms all have either a wardrobe, chest of drawers or both. The Master Bedroom 1 has sea views and an ensuite with large (family-sized) shower enclosure. Bedroom 4 also has sea views. Bedroom 5 / Family room on the ground floor has a door that opens out onto the sea-facing verandah. Bedroom 3 is opposite the kitchen. Bedroom 2 is next to the bathroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Garden : our gardener visits 'Sunshine' once a week and tends to the garden and cuts the grass. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Our housekeeper cleans and prepares the house and makes up beds ready for guests' arrival. Bed linen, bath towels and tea-towels are provided. Beach towels are not included but may be provided upon request for a small supplementary charge. Bring your own wet suits! Hall cupboard and under-sink cupboard in kitchen contain a variety of cleaning materials (vacuum, broom, dustpan and brush, mop, clothes hanger etc. should they be required). All inclusive tariff.


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(17 traveler reviews)

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Family-Friendly, Newly Decorated House With Direct Access To Beach From Garden.
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 19 reviews

Amazing house and location

  • 5 of 5

Just had a wonderful week staying at Sunshine. It was perfect for our large family unit of grandparents, grown up children and their children; room for all to enjoy it's many amenities.

The location is second to none and ideal for both those who wish to enjoy the sea and beach or relax in the large secluded gardens. Sitting on the covered terrace watching and listening to the waves whilst enjoying a family B.B.Q was magical - the stuff that holiday dreams are made of.

Sunshine is a beautiful house on the beach with everything you need for a memorable stay no matter the weather. We would love to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Just lovely

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous break, fabulous situation, lovely property, what's not to like

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent place for a family getaway

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent the weekend at this property to celebrate my father's 80th birthday. The property is lovely, very well appointed and spotless - it is even better than shown by the photos. There was more than enough room for all 9 of us to eat, sleep and socialise. The access to the beach is a real plus point and for the whole weekend we only moved from house to beach and back again. The garden is secluded and large enough for all sorts of sports! The location is quiet. The owner Jessica was very helpful and easy to deal with. We would definitely return again.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Heaven by the sea

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a long weekend. We were a party of seven, made up of three generations aged 70 to 11.

Sunshine is a lovely place to stay. The owner, Jessica was so helpful and friendly before, during and after the stay. We felt welcome and at home the minute we walked through the door. Everything worked and was where it was supposed to be - and the instructions we got before our arrival were the most helpful I've ever received.

The furnishings are lovely, the beds extremely comfortable and the bed linen and towels are quality.

We had incredible weather. Went for a swim every day we were there. The beach is beautifully clean and the walk into the water is shallow and sandy at low tide.

And when we got talking to people in the water (as you do) and they asked where we were staying, when we pointed up the beach they all went "Oooooo, is that yours?" Cor, we wish!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sunshine Delight

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful time had by all the family at this superb holiday home.

Everything was perfect from the beginning to the end. The owners have made sure that all the necessary comforts are available: spacious rooms, adequate furniture, seating arrangements, fall asleep beds, luxury kitchen and bathrooms. Right by the beach and into the sea and to top it all the sun was also on tap.

Loved it, top class accommodation and location.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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wonderful for all the family, great owners

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house in a great location. Well equipped for all the family, confortable and warm. Although the weather wasn't kind to us the fact that the beach was so close meant we could pop out in between showers and fog. Fossil-tastic!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
2.9 Miles
West Wittering Beach


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $472.65

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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