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Holiday House In Bracklesham Bay - 50m From Beach

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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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.

Sara Hurd
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, German, Italian
Calendar last updated:
23 February, 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
  • 1 of 4


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

Sutton Surrey

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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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

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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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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South Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Spacious and stylish house a short walk from the beach.

  • 4 of 5

Grandparents, daughter and two grandchildren, so four bedrooms good. House was well equipped. We stayed one week in August and swam most days. Also visited the Maize Maze up the road, the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum, and Kingley Vale. Ate at Bily's on the Beach (decent), the pub on the corner (not wonderful) and Samphire in East Wittering (Excellent, but book well ahead - before you even arrive for your holiday).

Some minor niggles, but nothing that really detracted from our stay. 10.5 tog duvets in the height of summer a bit much. Perhaps a little expensive compared with other properties locally, especially bearing in mind you have to bring your own towels, tea towels, and bath mats.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful family home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect place to stay and to explore the area. The house is very spacious and is beautifully finished to a high standard and we thought it had such a warm, cozy, family feel to it. The location is excellent too, we could walk within minutes to the nearest beach at Bracklesham Bay and it was only a few minutes drive to West Wittering beach and East Wittering town for restaurants, cafes, shops etc. We loved lunch at the Drift-In Surf Cafe which has great food and friendly service. The house enjoys a quiet, tranquil setting and has a lovely big garden for children to play in. Our family love the Witterings and exploring the beaches and surrounding areas is all the more enjoyable when you can come back at the end of a full day to a great family house like Bay House.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Easter 2017
31 Mar 2017 - 9 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Summer 2017
1 May 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Late Summer 2017
21 Jul 2017 - 10 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Sept
1 Sep 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Goodwood 2017
8 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
xmas 2017
15 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £350
Pet Fee £0

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Bracklesham Bay in Sussex

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 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.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • 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
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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