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Beach front house in East Preston, West Sussex, one of The Guardian's "fab 50".



Updated: 17-Oct-2016
A Grade II Listed Modern House On The Seafront With Large Garden & Private Pool

Recently featured in The Guardian's Travel section as one of their "fab 50" holiday cottages in the UK, the house sleeps 9 comfortably in 5 bedrooms with 3 bathrooms.

Fully equipped kitchen including dishwasher, kettle, toaster, built in oven, hob and fridge freezer. Comprehensive selection of saucepans, frying pans, serving dishes, plates, bowls, glasses mugs etc. Bean to cup coffee machine makes cappuccinos & lattes.

Large (23') sitting room with views over the garden and the sea. 42' Sony smart HD TV with catchup TV, Netflix etc.; BluRay player; Bose hifi.

Separate dining room, also with sea views; dining table and chairs for 8; high chairs available.

Pool complex contains lounge with Bonzini table football table, small kitchen with sink and fridge, changing room, shower and WC. Double garage.

The house is set in 0.66 acres of grounds, with large lawn area and a private heated swimming pool available from May to September (approx. 12 metres). Garden equipment includes: large outdoor dining table and chairs; deck chairs and sun loungers; outdoor sofa and armchairs; large trampoline.

At the front of the house, there is an extensive driveway with parking for many cars.

More Details
  • Sleeps 9
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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19 Reviews

based on 19 holidaymaker reviews


Beautiful house, dreamy location

  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing house which has been beautifully restored. It is great for 2 families and has everything you need for a wonderful break - lots to do at the house, incredible sea views and the beach at the end of the garden. Everything is in great condition. We will definitely book again.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A truly fantastic week in an amazing house. And to top it off a perfect location. We arrived to a spotless well equipped home and had so much fun exploring all the quirky characteristics. Apart from the beach and the lovely local Seaview pub we literally spent the whole week in the house making the most of it. Cannot wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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great house

  • 5 of 5

We all loved vista point. Fantastic location with ability to walk out from gate at end of garden on to beach. Lovely views. House is fascinating and very well equipped with wonderful views from lounge and dining room.

And then of course there was the wonderful swimming pool which we spent hours in.

Jon was extremely helpful and responded always very quickly to any email.

We'd stay again

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely House , just perfect

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in this lovely house .

Made great use of the pool and garden .

The house had everything you could want in a lovely peaceful setting .

Local shop, pubs and takeaways just a few minutes walk .

Will definately book again .

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely property, very well equipped and situated in a quiet beachside location.

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of 8 spanning 3 generations and the property was perfectly suited to us all. The kitchen was very well equipped with plenty of crockery and glasses. The bedrooms were comfortable and the bed linen was very nice quality. The pool was heated to a lovely warm temperature which meant we were able to make good use of it even though the weather wasn't hot. The area is really quiet and we enjoyed walks into the village and along the beach. We had a nice meal at the East Beach cafe in Littlehampton, we booked a taxi there and back which was a reasonable price of £10 each way. We would recommend this property and would love this visit again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great property with pool and direct beach access

  • 4 of 5

Vista Point is a very interesting property in its architecture, decor and furnishings. The pictures hardly do justice to the care that has been taken to give the house its unique style. Location on a quiet private estate with direct access to the beach and coastal path through your own back gate. Pool and pool house very well maintained - table football also much appreciated as the weather was not the best. Grand parents showed a misspent youth by winning!

The facilities inside were excellent - having 3 good sized bathrooms is a real help and the kitchen cupboard is full of crockery, bowls and glasses.Outside the gardens are large enough to find a quiet corner if you want. Easy access to shops either local or supermarkets within an easy bike ride or walk. Bluebird cafe at Ferring particularly recommended.

Would fully recommend to families with or without children.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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From the Owner

We loved the house first, as an iconic piece of modernist design in a great setting, and discovered the area second. Living in London, this is a fantastic escape for us as a family and is only and hour and a half away.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : London Gatwick at 40 Miles Nearest Golf : Rustington Golf Course at 2 Miles Nearest Train : Angmering at 1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Selection of restaurants and pubs in East Preston at 0.3 Miles Nearest Beach : The beach is at the bottom of the garden at 50 Metres Car: not necessary


The beach is at the bottom of the garden. It is a quiet beach, generally only used by residents of the private estate that the house is in. It is a mixture of shingle and sand, with large sand flat at low tide.


Rustington Golf Centre is two miles away. Golf courses include:

- 18 Hole (Par 70) Golf Course

- 9 Hole (Par 3) Golf Course

- 3 Hole (Par 3) Academy Course

- 18 Hole Putting Green

There is also a drive range with:

- 30 Floodlit Covered Bays

- 15 Automated Ball Teeing Systems powered by Power Tee

- 6 Outside Bays

- Large Practice Bunker

- Chipping Area

How to get there

Just 90 minutes from London by car or by train. Angmering station is 1 mile from the house with trains directly to London Victoria, London Bridge and Gatwick Airport.


The village of East Preston is half a mile away, with shops, restaurants and two pubs. Littlehampton (East Beach Cafe) is 3 miles away. Arundel (Castle and Wetlands Centre) is 7 miles way. Chichester is 17 miles to the west, and Brighton is 20 miles to the east and easily accessible by train or car.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
28 Oct 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £1,000
Pet Fee £50

Except during July and August, we offer week long stays running from Friday to Friday, weekend short breaks from Friday to Monday, and mid-week short breaks from Friday to Monday. Changeover days are therefore Fridays and Mondays and if you pick your stay to start and end on these days of the week you should see the correct price for you stay. When we are less busy we can be more flexible on change-over days - just ask. During July and August we only offer 7 night stays (or multiples of 7) running from Friday to Friday.

The house contains many original features (cupboards, dressing tables, bed headboards etc) designed by the architect, and this originality is part of the reason for its listing by English Heritage. Many of these would be very difficult and expensive to repair. We therefore require a £1000 refundable damages deposit 7 days before your stay. This can be paid by credit card if you refer, and is refunded as soon as the housekeeper has had a chance to confirm that there is no damage - this is usually within a couple of days and always within 7 days.

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Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room


  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • waterfront


  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 200 m²


  • Ensuite bathroom to bedroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, shared by bedrooms 2 and 3
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, shared by bedrooms 4 and 5
  • Shower room - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, in the pool house


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, twin beds or king size bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed, bunk beds


  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

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