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

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

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

Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
7 August, 2017

Why Jon chose Arun

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in East Preston in Arun District

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • waterfront
  • 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
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 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
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Beach front house in East Preston, West Sussex, one of The Guardian's "fab 50".
average rating of 4.894737 based on 19 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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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
London Gatwick
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Rustington Golf Course
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Selection of restaurants and pubs in East Preston
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
The beach is at the bottom of the garden
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 & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in East Preston, West Sussex

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
July and August
7 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
29 Sep 2017 - 2 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
3 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
22 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £30
Damage Deposit £1,000

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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