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Holiday House In Bracklesham Bay - 50m From Beach

Overview

Property

Updated: 15-May-2017
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

About the property

House in Bracklesham Bay, The Witterings, High Spec Family Home With Easy Access To Beach And Large Private Garden. Quiet Location.

Bay House is a recently renovated (New England stlye) luxury family home, decorated to a high standard. It is situated 50m from the beach at Bracklesham Bay, a sandy/pebbly beach popular with families, watersports enthusiasts and fossil hunters. It is a 5 min drive or a 45 min walk from West Wittering beach and the National Trust run East Head beach. The Cathedral town of Chichester is a 15 min drive and other attractions such as Goodwood and Arundel Castle are close by. Bay House has a 50 ft enclosed garden that is private and secure for children of all ages (renovated in April 2012). A wood-burning Stove in the spacious sitting-room gives Bay House a really comfortable feel and makes it wonderfully relaxing for holidays at any time of the year. There is also plenty of free parking and linen is provided. Free wi-fi is provided. Bay House is well equipped for families with children/toddlers.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Sara Hurd
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, German, Italian
Calendar last updated:
15 May, 2017

About Sara Hurd

Bay House is owned by Sara and Alex from Wandsworth in London. We have 3 young children.

Sara Hurd purchased this house in 2011

Why Sara Hurd chose West Sussex

We love staying 50m from a beach where our three children (aged 6, to 9 years old) can play and run around for hours on end. There are also fantastic, more adult orientated walks a short drive away on East Head or the Canal path to Chichester. Watching the 20-30 surfers who are regularly on Bracklesham Bay Beach is great fun. We also love exploring Chichester with its theatre, cathedral and restaurants as well as all the local pubs overlooking harbours such as Itchenor and Bosham.

What makes this house unique

Bay House is incredibly cosy in winter with its wood burning stove and modern insulation.

My husband loves opening the windows in the master bedroom and hearing the crashing of the waves from the beach.

Guestbook comments from the owner

in this lovely house and especially our 2 young grandsons (ages 3 and 7) loved the space and playing ball games in the garden. Beaches nearby were good with plenty of scope for digging. Crabbing was a favourite past time too. We would love to come back and will not hesitate to recommend this house to friends and family.
Jul 2013
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Guestbook comments from the owner

in this lovely house and especially our 2 young grandsons (ages 3 and 7) loved the space and playing ball games in the garden. Beaches nearby were good with plenty of scope for digging. Crabbing was a favourite past time too. We would love to come back and will not hesitate to recommend this house to friends and family.
Jul 2013
  • 1 of 4

11 Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

5

Brilliant time at Bay House in Brackelsham Bay.

  • 5 of 5

Bay house was a fabulous holiday home for our two families. 4 children in total. The house is very spacious, tidy, and very well presented. It has a large garden and is well equipped with all that you need plus a 5 minute walk from the beach. The owners were responsive and gave us clear instructions. We would definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Victoria - we are pleased you enjoyed Bay House and had great weather!
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5

Wow! What a great family friendly house.

  • 5 of 5

The property details were as described,and more. Lovely large sitting room, large dining room with well equipped kitchen plus utility room. The conservatory was a great warm place to unwind in the evening.

There was plenty of indoor and outdoor equipment / toys for the grandchildren to keep them occupied. They enjoyed their sleeps in the bunk beds downstairs, with adjoining room for Mum & Dad. Upstairs were two double bedrooms, with the back one absolutely massive. This one had views across the rooftops of the Solent and the Isle of Wight. The en-suite, shared by both bedrooms required a little bit of logistics, but not enough to cause issues.

Our dog enjoyed the garden. The instructions to find the local park were useful, and provided a nice alternative to walking on the shingle beach.

There are 3 eateries within easy walking distance. Doms Italian was best- ambience, food quality, and staff attentiveness. This was closely followed by Billy's on the Beach, which we found too loud due to its popularity. The Pond Barn was fine. We visited on a Sunday where we tried the carvery (limited selection), but again excellent staff attentiveness.

Alex & Sara (owners) made personal contact, and the whole process was easy. They provided good directions and entry details. There were details of local attractions and takeaways (some with delivery). We had e-messages to ensure all was as desired on arrival, and prior to departure. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Sutton Surrey
4

Very comfortable stay.

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely Christmas family break in Bay House, the overall house was spacious and comfortable. Warm and welcoming.

Great location for visiting West Wittering.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful house, great stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at bay house for 5 days & had a wonderful time. It was my son's graduation in portsmouth & we decided to make a family break if it, my husband & I, my 2 sons, my mum & my mother & father in law, plus our 2 dogs. The house was a great size for us all with plenty of room so we did not get under one another's feet. The dogs loved their 2 daily walks on the beach which was just 2 minutes walk from the house. The house had everything we needed & the garden was secure & a geat size for us all plus 2 dogs. I would definitely recommend the house to anyone looking for a peaceful break near the beach. Thank you Sara for letting us stay in your wonderful home.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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South Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
4

Comfortable spacious property close to beach

  • 4 of 5

Grandparents, daughter and grandchildren (girl, 13 and boy, 9), so 4 bedrooms exactly right for us. The property has been very nicely renovated in a "New England" style and was comfortable and spacious. There is off-street parking for at least 2 cars. The walk to the beach is 5 minutes, and we swam most days.

We also visited the Maize Maze up the road, the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum, Kingley Vale, and The Palant Gallery in Chichester. We used to live in this area, so know there are lots more attractions too.

We ate at the pub on the corner (less than great), at Billy's on the beach (decent) and at Samphire in East Witterimg (Excellent - but book well ahead - even before you arrive on holiday). Rest of the time we ate in.

Minor maintenance jobs would benefit the property, but there was nothing which significantly reduced our enjoyment. Do remember, however, to bring all your own towels (even tea-towels), bathmats, etc. (which is unusual for a holiday rental).

The owners were easy to communicate with by email, and responded quickly and helpfully to our few questions. We received a letter beforehand with direction, access details etc. The owners did not post this information on the Owners Direct website, however.

Altogether a good stay, and we would recommend this to others.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely spacious home in beautiful area.

  • 5 of 5

We had a such a lovely time at Bay House from the moment we arrived. It's so spacious and comfortable within 5 minutes walk of a great beach area. The children enjoyed all the toys and books provided and the large downstairs accommodation is ideal for family meals and evenings together.We had several barbecues enjoying the garden and the sun lounge. West Wittering beach is very near and a fabulous place to visit. Bay House is a great find in a beautiful part of the country.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

We love staying 50m from a beach where our three children (aged 6, to 9 years old) can play and run around for hours on end. There are also fantastic, more adult orientated walks a short drive away on East Head or the Canal path to Chichester. Watching the 20-30 surfers who are regularly on Bracklesham Bay Beach is great fun. We also love exploring Chichester with its theatre, cathedral and restaurants as well as all the local pubs overlooking harbours such as Itchenor and Bosham.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Billys on the Beach at 200 Metres Nearest Golf : Chichester Golf Club at 4 Miles Nearest Train : Chichester at 5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Sandfire at 1 Miles Nearest Beach : West Wittering Beach at 2 Miles

Coast/Beach:

Bay House is walking distance to the beach at Bracklesham Bay which provides some of the best windsurfing on the coast. It is also well known one of the best places to find ancient fossils including sharks teeth. The popular sandy beach at West Wittering is a short car ride or a 30 min walk away. Fantastic windsurfing, kite-surfing and surfing is available at West Wittering through the West Wittering Beach Club. There are many hiking trails up the coast and on the canal path into Chichester.

Travel:

Bracklesham Bay is easily accessible by road and train. Chichester is 90 mins from London’s Victoria Station and there is an easy bus connection (route 53, 54) that takes 20 mins onto Bracklesham Bay. Alternatively there is easy road access from the A27 and A3.

Distances:

Bay House is 5 mins walk from a number of well stocked convenience shops. East Wittering (2 mins drive) has a wider selection of supermarkets (Tesco Express, Coop), butchers, banks, pharmacies as well as pubs and restaurants. We are 2 mins walk from a new cafe / restaurant called Billy's on the Beach, which is right on the beach and does excellent lunches, breakfasts and dinner (closed for dinner earlier in the week).

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Early Summer 2017
1 May 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£675
for 3 nights
From
£225
From
£250
Fri,Sat
£1,050
 
 
Late Summer 2017
21 Jul 2017 - 10 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,400
for 7 nights
£1,400
 
 
Early Sept
1 Sep 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£675
for 3 nights
From
£225
From
£250
Fri,Sat
£1,050
 
 
Goodwood 2017
8 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£900
for 3 nights
From
£300
£1,200
 
 
xmas 2017
15 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,250
for 5 nights
From
£250
£1,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£600
for 3 nights
From
£200
From
£220
Fri,Sat
£950
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0
Refundable Damage Deposit £350

Booking Notes:
A deposit is taken at the time of booking. This is equivalent to 30% of the total cost of the holiday. The balance is due by 8 weeks before the start of the holiday. A cautionary deposit of £200 is requested with this balance to cover any breakages.





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Facilities

From the Owner

Bay House is incredibly cosy in winter with its wood burning stove and modern insulation. My husband loves opening the windows in the master bedroom and hearing the crashing of the waves from the beach.

Property Type

  • house

Theme

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

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea

Attractions

  • bay
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • One Master Bathroom upstairs (Jack and Jill ensuite for bedrooms 1 and 2) with power-shower, loo, and hand basin. 2nd bathroom (downstairs) with bath, power shower, loo and handbasin.

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 – Super King size bed. Large walk-in wardrobe; Bedroom 2 - twin beds; Bedroom 3 (downstairs) - Queen size bed; Bedroom 4 (downstairs) - full size (3ft) bunk beds. Beds are made up with John Lewis Pillows and duvets.

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Bay House is an ideal family home and is highly suitable for children. It has a large garden which is totally private making it secure for children. There is plenty of parking with 2 spaces on a private drive and more outside on the road. There is ample storage. No smoking. Dogs accepted by prior arrangement. Free Wi-fi is provided. Wood is also provided for the Wood Burning stove. A modern children's travel cot (with proper cot mattress) is stored in the Walk in Wardrobe in the master bedroom, but guests will need to set it up themselves. Outside: Bay House has a 50ft enclosed garden (landscaped April 2012) that is totally private and secure. There is teak garden furniture with a table and 6 chairs and large sun umbrella and new barbecue with coal provided. Our gardener visits Bay House once a week and tends to the garden and cuts the grass. Utility Room: Separate area off Kitchen with washing machine and microwave. Cleaning materials, vacuum cleaner and equipment are provided as required. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen is provided, but not towels. Please bring own beach towels and wet suits. All inclusive tariff. Our housekeeper prepares Bay House and makes up beds ready for guests' arrival. Other: SITTING ROOM: Comfortably furnished, spacious sitting room with wood-burning stove featuring TV, freeview, DVD. There are 2 three-seater sofas brand new from Sofa workshop. CONSERVATORY:West facing conservatory with 2 seater sofa and 2 large bean bags.

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