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

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
9
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
2
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.


Owner
Jessica Swaddling
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 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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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Family-Friendly, Newly Decorated House With Direct Access To Beach From Garden.
average rating of 4.9 based on 12 reviews
5

Lovely Seaside House

  • 5 of 5

Our family rented Sunshine over the Christmas period in 2016. Everyone from great granny to the youngest great grandchild loved staying there. The beds were big and comfortable and the downstairs living area was spacious and well equipped. As it was Christmas Jessica arranged for a Christmas tree and for decorations as well. With bright blue skies from Boxing Day onwards we even enjoyed lunch on the verandah on 3 days. The beach is just at the bottom of the garden and, when the tide was out, the three grandchildren loved to paddle in their wellies. The adults enjoyed long walks on an almost deserted beach. We would thoroughly recommend Sunshine to any family, who enjoy the seaside.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic property on the beach

  • 5 of 5

The owner was very helpful and the whole experience was excellent. The house is beautifully decorated and very well equipped. Big gardens open directly on to the beach, which is sandy at low tide. You can walk from one fantastic beach cafe to the next. All amenities close by, and Chichester - just a few miles away - has everything you need and is a great place to visit.

We would definitely book again!

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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A Little Piece of Martha's Vineyard in West Sussex

  • 5 of 5

We loved Sunshine from the minute we arrived. Everything about it was just superb, a lot of thought has clearly gone into this well loved family holiday home.

The quality of all the furnishings were 1st class and the beds were uber-comfortable which is always important with very good quality bedding. It is so spacious with a well equipped kitchen that was a pleasure to work in and a playroom that was very well received by my grandchildren.

Being right on the beach is such a treat and we were blessed with great weather for late October. Early every morning we all ran down to the sea to wave to the Isle of Wight :) we collected some lovely shells and rocks which now adorn various glass vases back home.

Fishers Farm is good day out and Chicester is also good for a bit of retail therapy. There is a garden centre called Russels just up the road on the way to West Wittering which is a must .. such unique gifts and their Christmas Shop was amazing.. visit you won't be disappointed. It was always such a joy to come back to Sunshine at the end of the day.

I think if you can't enjoy yourself in this lovely part of England in this exquisite beach house then there is something wrong. Well done Jessica on all you have achieved , we would dearly love to return, in fact I could easily pack up the kids, grandkids, dogs et al and spend the whole summer here....

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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A Memorable Stay

  • 5 of 5

We really wanted to keep Sunshine a secret, but decided it was only fair to share its delights with others.

From the moment of our first enquiry with the extremely helpful and friendly owner Jessica the whole process went smoothly.

Sunshine is a unique beautifully appointed and equipped home offering everything required by all generations plus much more. The website photos do not do Sunshine justice.

We were fortunate to experience wall to wall sunshine so the beach beckoned - body boarding, swimming fossil collecting or playing hockey on the sand when the tide was out. Therefore there was little time left to utilise the selection of children's toys and games or choose a book from the vast 'library' of books for all tastes and ages.

The gardens front and back are immaculate and the view from the verandah at the back down to the view of the sea over the gate between the tamarisk hedge is unforgettable. Eating on the verandah especially in the evening watching the sun set was special.

Thank you Jessica and family for allowing us to share a memorable week in your lovely Sunshine and for all you did not make our stay so very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Great beach house

  • 4 of 5

Great house right on the beach with all the comforts of home. Hassle free booking from Jessica the owner. Thanks for everything.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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One word - Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic holiday and this house was just perfect! Lots of room for a large family which was furnished and equipped to a high standard! Having the beach at the bottom of the garden was amazing!

I'd certainly recommend "Sunshine" and hope to stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Map

Nearest Beach
2.9 Miles
West Wittering Beach

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Rates & Availability

Bracklesham Bay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Jan-Feb 2017
Jan 6 2017 - Feb 9 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
$246
From
$271
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$985
 
 
February Half Term
Feb 10 2017 - Feb 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,538
 
 
Feb - March 2017
Feb 17 2017 - Mar 23 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
$283
From
$308
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,231
 
 
School Spring Holidays
Mar 24 2017 - Apr 13 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
$462
From
$486
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,846
 
 
Easter 2017
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 20 2017
4 night minimum stay
$492
From
$523
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,969
 
 
Late April 2017
Apr 21 2017 - Apr 27 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
$388
From
$400
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,600
 
 
Early May Bank Holiday 2017
Apr 28 2017 - May 4 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
$462
From
$486
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,846
 
 
Early May 2017
May 5 2017 - May 18 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
$431
From
$455
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,723
 
 
Late May 2017
May 19 2017 - May 25 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
$462
From
$486
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,846
 
 
May Half Term 2017
May 26 2017 - Jun 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,092
 
 
Early June 2017
Jun 2 2017 - Jun 15 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
$492
From
$523
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,969
 
 
Late June 2017
Jun 16 2017 - Jun 29 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
$523
From
$548
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,092
 
 
Early Summer 2017
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 6 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
$560
From
$585
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,338
 
 
High Summer July 2017
Jul 7 2017 - Jul 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,338
 
 
High Summer - August 2017
Jul 28 2017 - Aug 31 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
$2,585
 
 
Late Summer 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 7 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
$505
From
$529
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,031
 
 
Goodwood Revival
Sep 8 2017 - Sep 14 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
$529
From
$554
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,154
 
 
Early Autumn 2017
Sep 15 2017 - Oct 12 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
$400
From
$431
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,723
 
 
October Half Term Holidays
Oct 13 2017 - Oct 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,969
 
 
Autumn 2017
Oct 27 2017 - Nov 2 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
$400
From
$431
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,723
 
 
November 2017
Nov 3 2017 - Nov 23 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
$283
From
$308
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,231
 
 
Late Nov-Dec 2017
Nov 24 2017 - Dec 14 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
$283
From
$308
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,231
 
 
Pre-Christmas Break
Dec 15 2017 - Dec 21 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
$382
From
$394
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,477
 
 
Christmas 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,708
 
 
New Year 2017
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 4 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
4 night minimum stay
$585
From
$615
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,585
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$308
From
$338
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,354
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $431

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Amenities

Bracklesham Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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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