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Holiday Bungalow Full Access To Private Amenities-Pool, Jacuzzi, Country Pub



Updated: 14-Oct-2016
Chalet in Earnley, Chichester, Sussex, England - Private Access To Bracklesham Beach, Family Friendly, Scenic Views, Peaceful

Nestled on the picturesque West Sussex coastline ‘Life’s a Beach’ chalet is a family owned property located on the Medmerry Park (formerly Sussex Beach) Holiday Village, 7 miles south of the historic cathedral City of Chichester, 2 miles from the beautiful seemingly endless, Blue Flag rated, sandy beach at West Wittering. The area is known locally as ‘God’s pocket’ as it boasts the best weather in England!

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are a normal family who enjoy spending time away from the hustle and bustle of modern working life.

Getting away from it all is number one on our list of priorities and being spoilt comes a close second!

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Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Perfect weekend away, plus beach on doorstep. Amazing"

"Beautiful chalet situated in 'gods pocket', did not want to come home!"
Feb 2013
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18 Reviews

based on 18 holidaymaker reviews


Beautiful Little Gem

  • 5 of 5

Lovely bungalow very well equipped with everything you could possibly need to make your stay complete. Information given for the holiday very helpful. Simon and Stephen have thought of everything. Swimming Pool and Play Park great for children, we were really lucky with the weather and was able to use both. Hot tub was lovely for grown ups like a bath but without the bubbles.

Really enjoyed our stay lovely surroundings would recommend to family and friends

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic break in a gorgeous chalet 💙

  • 5 of 5

We had a great break at Life's a Beach Chalet. Simon and Stephen have furnished it to a high standard and thought of all the little touches that make it a home from home. We would definitely go back, so cosy and very good facilities at Medmerry Park.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Milton Keynes

Great week away

  • 5 of 5

Lovely little bungalow to spend the week at.

Lots of little special touches left for us, an array of books, games and DVDs were on offer. The holiday complex is very nice with plenty of activities to keep kids and adults entertained.

Our host was great, meeting us when we arrived and giving an overview of the property.

Would recommend to anyone to visit this location

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely chalet holiday- I would highly recommend!

  • 4 of 5

Life's a Beach is set up for both couples and families. Simon has made the place very inviting with his flare for the beach, sea and nautical decor and soft furnishings. Everything is clean and well maintained, and we were made to feel very welcome with fresh flowers on our arrival. We had excellent weather and the pool was lovely and warm. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely homely chalet with all that you need.

  • 5 of 5

Life's a beach holiday chalet was just a lovely place to stay. It was equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stress free stay. My children loved their bedroom, the girl/boy cushions set out to greet them, and the toys provided. The swimming pool was fantastic and so too was the play park. It's a shame we were only there for two nights but will definitely remember it for future holidays. I recommend it to anyone. Thanks for a lovely stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Welcoming owners. Well equipped chalet and comfortable relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

The owners warmly welcomed us on arrival and gave us information on places to eat and visit.

The chalet was well equipped and comfortable. It was decorated in a lovely beach theme. There is a washing machine, iron, hairdryer, plenty of towels, good fridge/freezer space. TV in main bedroom as well as TV/DVD in living area. Also very useful is the use of free wi-fi.

The Medmerry Arms pub on the site is worth a visit. It is spacious and staff (particularly the lady who served our food)) were very friendly. It is also very reasonably priced.

The pool area is very nice and would have been lovely to use - except the heated pool was not "working" and was quite cool. However, despite being told the plumbers should have arrived that particular morning we went to use it, they still hadn't arrived by lunch time and no one seemed to be chasing this up. Were told on the Sunday that the hot tub was running out of gas (so the bubbles work) but on the Wednesday the hot tub was warm but had no bubbles. We chose this site partly because of the pool area, so were disappointed.

Given this small hiccup it did not spoil our holiday as it had nothing to do with the chalet and we would strongly recommend booking a holiday or short stay - we would book again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We love this area of the South Coast as it boast some great facilities and things to do, it really does cater for all! Everything you need only a short distance away. Located in a great Holiday Village site, the Chalet is only 2 miles from a brilliant sandy beach and the surrounding countryside is beautiful and peaceful but not too sleepy! Easy to get to from the A3 or A27. We feel relaxed as soon as we get here and hope you will agree.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Gatwick at 70 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Medmerry Arms at 0.1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Portsmouth at 18 Kilometres Nearest Train : Chichester at 10 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Bracklesham at 0.25 Kilometres


Private access path to Earnley/Bracklesham pebble beach (350 metres).

2 miles from the beautiful seemingly endless, Blue Flag rated, sandy beach at West Wittering.


London Waterloo Train Station - 74 miles

London Gatwick Airport - 52 miles

London Heathrow Airport - 69 miles

Chichester Train Station - 7 miles

Nearest main road routes:

From the North: M25 (Junction 7) / M23 / A23 / A27 / A286 (Witterings, Selsey)

From the North: A24 / A29 / A27 / A286 (Witterings, Selsey)

From the North: A3(M) junction 5 / A27 / A286 (Witterings, Selsey)

From the South West : M27 / A27 / A286 (Witterings, Selsey)


Bracklesham Bay - 1 mile

East Wittering - 2 miles

West Wittering - 3 miles

Bosham - 9 miles

Chichester - 7 miles

Portsmouth - 22 miles

Southampton - 41 miles

Further Details:

Please find brief details below regarding local shops, amenities, eateries and attractions. We provide a full list in the chalet and upon request.

Shopping and Eating

Local shops can be found in nearby Bracklesham and East Wittering which include a Tesco Express, Co-op and several major banks.

A good selection of local pubs, restaurants and takeaways including:

- Chinese

- Indian

- Fish and Chips

- Italian

- Traditional Pub food

Chichester city centre caters for a more extensive dining experience and for variety of shops.

Things to Do:

Water sports,


Golfing, Coastal and Country Walks,


Sailing (Chichester Harbour and Bosham Hoe),

Goodwood Racecourse (racing and antiques fairs),

Goodwood House,

Glorious Goodwood Festival,

Weald & Downland Open Air Museum,

Fishbourne Roman Palace.


Bowling Alley,

Arundel Castle,

Earnley Butterfly, Birds and Beasts Centre,

Tangmere Military Aviation Museum,


Rental rates

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Changeover day is dependant upon the type of stay. We can accommodate flexible stays at a tailored price.

Arrival from 4pm on the day of arrival and you must vacate by 10am on the day of departure.

Notes on prices:
Prices include electricity usage, bedding, towels and complimentary unlimited wifi.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

Beautiful, tranquil location, with private beach access, ideally suited to both families or for quiet get aways and romantic retreats. The location of the property also boasts great relaxing or adventurous activities such as surfing, rambling, fishing breaks or just spending a few days catching up with a good book. The holiday site has a swimming pool, country pub and convenience store amongst it's many amenities but retains its quiet, peaceful ambience which is a far cry from a Hi-de-Hi holiday camp.

Property Type

  • bungalow


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


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


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • beach
  • rural


  • churches
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet, Basin, Spacious walk in cubicle electric Shower,


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms plus Double sofa bed in Lounge) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 – Double bed, large built in wardrobes/cupboards plus a standalone wardrobe and chest of draws. Bedroom 2 – 2 single beds with 2 small standalone wardrobes and chest of drawers. Double sofa bed (in Lounge).


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Veranda
  • Tennis


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: Swimming Pool open from 1st May to 30th September. Due to the rural location of the property we recommend that guests bring a car. Outside: Enclosed patio area with garden table and chairs. Large open grass area to the front and side of the chalet, suitable for children to play. Utility Room: Utility Cupboard housing Washer/Dryer and Outdoor storage cupboard with spare chairs and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed linen provided. The cost of your holiday includes the cleaning of the chalet before and after your stay. We do not provide a maid service during your stay.

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