Sleeps 8 assuming a good mix of children. 4 bedroom coastal property one row in from the sea - 4 min walk to beach. The house has been fully modernised but retains all of its character of an English seaside holiday home. It has a south facing conservatory for sun and relaxation and a garden extending to approx 100'. Arundel, Fontwell & Goodwood are a short drive from the property
House in Middleton-On-Sea, Bognor Regis, Sussex, England - Peaceful Location 4 Mins To The Beach
Sarah Jane Underhill
- Calendar last updated:
- Feb 6, 2019
About Sarah Jane Underhill
My husband and I have taken time to renovate this property. Living in Surrey makes it very easy for us to come to the house often . We try and come down as much as we can to share it with family and friends. We love it so much that one day we are hoping to retire here.
Why Sarah Jane Underhill chose Bognor Regis
The house was built in the 1920s. We are led to believe it was a coastguards cottage. We purchased the property five years ago and having holidayed here as a child ourselves we soon found ourselves returning with our children. Life was made very easy for us in the fact that it was approx 200 yards to the beach and with all the paraphernalia that children tend to attract it was great not to have to carry so much too far. Therefore our holidays with young children were incredibly relaxed leaving us stress free to enjoy our break. Many years on it is to Middleton On Sea that we return. .
What makes this House unique
We feel it is one of Sussex's best kept secrets. The beaches are very quiet and as the property is located in a private road this cuts down the amount of people descending on the beach. It therefore tends to be the locals themselves on their morning or evening stroll that we see. We have taken time to restore this property to a high standard and create the relaxed atmosphere that this holiday house now has. The house has an open plan living style downstairs. While you are preparing a meal in the kitchen your fellow guests can sit happily on the sofa drinking a glass of wine whilst you will not feel excluded.
Check-in: 2:30 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.
Great place to stay.
Lupin cottage is ideally located near a wonderful pebble beach and we enjoyed at least one trip every day to the seaside. We found that the property was very clean and provided everything we needed. We were welcomed to the cottage by Sarah-Jane and her husband and they gave us a guided tour of the property as well as lots of useful information about the local area and restaurants. As our party included young children we welcomed having a rear garden which is much larger than the photograph suggests. During our time in the area We enjoyed trips to Arundel, Chichester, Singleton open air museum and the surrounding area.
I am glad you all enjoyed your stay.
Many thanks indeed to The Turner party for leaving the cottage clean and tidy on departure.
Highly recommended tenant for any future property let - we would love to have you back in the future.
Relaxed Family Holiday
All in conclusion it was a very lovely holiday at Lupin cottage. We had lovely two weeks with our three kids. The place is perfect for driving around, so we have been to Arundel Castle, a very lovely place to go. We visited Brighton and Portsmouth where are a lot of things to explore. Although Bognor Regis is a nice little town with a lot of little individual shops. Big supermarkets are only a few minutes away by car. The beach, where we spent a lot of sunny hours, is ideal for children because of a gently shelving beach and the tide is low. We even could see a seal hunting just 20 yards away from us. We can recommend icecream at Lobster Pot and a coffee. The beach is stony in the beginning but a few meters later it is getting sandy, so you can spent the most day on the sand, creating sand castles and hunting lugworms.
The house is very individual renovated and has a very special flair we loved. You can relax, while the kids play in the garden or big living room, the rooms are spaciously and the bathroom is lovely. There are toilets on every floor and even a night light for the kids. Everything is clean. It is in a quiet private property with friendly neighbours always stopping for a small talk. Everything you need is available, dishes, washing machine, electric kettle, cooker, internet, etc.
Sarah-Jane is a very lovely and warm person. From the beginning and the first contact everything was fine and coordinated. Sarah-Jane answers every question and helped with everything she could. She received us personally and showed everything of the lovely house. She recommended places for sightseeing, shopping, eating, etc., and it was possible to call or write e-mails for any questions.
At least we had to leave this wonderful place but hope we can come back next year.
We can fully recommend Lupin cottage and Sarah-Jane!
Many thanks indeed Robert for your kind words - it is always good to hear some feedback especially when its so positive
Thank you very much for leaving the cottage as you found it - this is very much appreciated.
We look forward to welcoming you back to Middleton On Sea next year.
A perfect family holiday
Well where to start, this holiday home is fabulous.
It's location is brilliant, it really is only a few minutes from the beach, it's pebbles at the top then sand, the tide goes out a long way so make sure you use the tide guide which the owner Sarah-Jane leaves you to plan your day. We found ourselves going to the beach twice a day, low tide to play cricket/build sandcastles and then high tide for body boarding - the kids thoroughly enjoyed this. I would recommend pebble shoes as there are the odd pebbles under your feet.
The house itself offered everything you need for a family holiday, inside is spacious and well equipped and the garden was great for the kids to run about and play a bit of ball too
We visited Littlehampton and Chichester by car and also walked along the beachtop pathway to Bognor for a mid morning ice cream!
Sarah-Jane was a pleasure to book with and I really do think we will return to this great place.
Many thanks Nicola.
It is a two way road letting your house out and I would just like to thank you and your family very much for leaving the house so very clean and tidy. It was left 101%.
I am glad you all enjoyed your holiday enough to want to return again. We welcome you back anytime.
Didn't want to come home...
There aren't many cases where pictures don't do a location justice - this home is one of them. The house is set in a very private (and exclusive!) no-through road, and is situated literally a stone's throw away from the beach - a 2 minute stroll away, making it very convenient for families with young children.
The house itself is incredibly spacious, clean and well maintained with a lovely atmosphere - the owners have thought of everything; fully equipped kitchen, plenty of DVDs, board games, beach equipment (buckets/spades/body boards) and books for all ages. Even a few toys for our 2 year old tot, and night lights at the top of the stairs! The rear garden is large, and not overlooked - plenty of space for the kids to run around/ball games to let off steam, with table and seating outside.
We visited Bognor Regis beach/pier and Felpham beach, both a close 10-12 minute drive away. During one rainy day we visited a nearby (again, 10 minute drive) indoor play area 'Flying Fortress' which helped keep our kids entertained. Plenty of choice for take aways - Fish & Chips, Chinese, Indian all close by.
This place is unspoilt - and unless you're a resident of the road, there is nowhere for the general public to park, which more or less makes the beach private... we were often the only people on the beach! We think we've found our dream holiday home - highly recommended, many thanks Sarah-Jane!
Great coastal house in lovely village
This house is big enough to comfortably accommodate two families with its 4 bedrooms and two bathrooms. The downstairs area is very bright and spacious. Our children loved playing in the garden and being so close to the sea. The adults were charmed by the beauty and quiet of the village. Lots to do and see in the area!
Fantastic Family Holiday
A perfect location for a family holiday, located on a very quiet private road with the beach just a 2 minute walk away. The tide goes out a long way exposing sand bars and rock pools which kept the children amusing themselves for hours & it was amazing how uncrowded the beach was given that it was half term. The large open layout of the kitchen/dining/sitting area made the property feel very spacious, and the rooms upstairs provide good sized accommodation for 4 adults and 4 Children. Middleton has a very good butcher, delicious fish & chips (from an award wining shop), farm shop (& the sweet shop was a hit with the children) and we would highly recommend the walk along the coast to the "Lobster Pot" in Felpham for lunch or supper. The owner Sara Jane knows the area well and was very helpful when we arrived. Highly recommended, we will be coming here again! The Lewis Family
Special interest holidays:
There is a wealth of trails and roads for you to explore. The South Downs Way is perfect for all the family to experience. For mountain bikers the nearest access to the South Downs Way is Whiteways Cafe ,Houghton Hill heading north from Arundel. Mountain bikers and families you may be interested to know there is a trail centre at Whiteways Café located where the A29 joins the B2139 just outside Arundel at the top of Houghton Hill.
The house is a few 100 yards from South Coast Cycle Route 2 heading along the coast either way.
The William Blake Art Trail from Felpham to Bognor Regis is an interesting walk to take passing the cottage where he lived in the 1800s
Middleton-on-Sea beach is a great family beach that has a high water pebble area and sand at mid to low tide. At low tide you can walk for miles in either direction to Bognor Regis or Climping/Littlehampton.
The beach has a high bank with grass area, with pebbles leading down to the beach. There are good rock pools at low tide.
Due to most of Middleton on Sea being private estates this makes it very difficult for the day tripper to visit and park so in turn the beaches are very quiet.
Gatwick Airport 45 miles ( 1 hour )
Southampton Airport 40 miles ( 1 hour )
Bognor Regis 3.3 miles
Littlehampton 5 miles
Chichester 10 miles
Goodwood 14.2 miles
Fontwell Park 6.9 miles
It is not essential to have a car because you are within walking distance (10-15 mins approx ) of a small selection of shops namely a Post Office, Newsagent, One Stop supermarket , Charity Shop , Off Licence , award winning Fish & Chip shop and a coffee shop. There are several pubs in the area and an Indian restaurant but you would need a car to travel further afield. The nearest railway station is Barnham ( 16 miles ) or Ford ( 5 miles ). There is a good bus service in the village.
For a more in depth shop there is a Tesco Express heading towards Bognor Regis approx 1.2 miles. Bairds farm shop heading towards Littlehampton approx 3.2 miles or a giant Tesco approx 4 miles at Wick, Littlehampton.
Booking Notes: Please contact owner to discuss your booking arrangements 30% of the deposit is due on booking and the balance is payable 60 days before your arrival Sorry no hen or stag parties. Sorry no pets Changeover Day: Change over day is Saturday. Following your holiday guests are ask to have vacated by 10.30 am. New arrivals may arrive at 2.30 pm