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Stunning Family House very close to beach

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

House in West Wittering, Chichester, Sussex, England - Peaceful Location, 7 Minute Walk To The Beach

A stunning, thatched house in a picture postcard setting that has real 'wow' factor! The house has been extended and completely modernised to a luxury standard, without losing any of its original charm. It is located in the heart of the highly sought after village of West Wittering, in a beautiful private estate, a mere 7 minute walk from one of the most popular sandy beaches in southern England, a mecca for watersport enthusiasts. The house boosts a beautiful country garden that is maintained on a weekly basis by a local gardener. The house and garden enjoy enormous privacy secluded by a large mature hedge. There is car parking for 4 cars, however, please note that there should be no parking on the verge outside the property, cars can be clamped if left here. The heart of the house is the hugely stylish farmhouse style kitchen. Sorry no pets.

Cobbler’s Barn

Seaward Drive

West Wittering

West Sussex

PO20 8AB


From London

Head south down the A3 and turn left onto the A27 (east) – signposted to Brighton, Hayling Island) to Chichester.

After 8 or so miles on the A 27 you come to a roundabout. The posted route points you straight on to a second roundabout, about half a mile further on, from where you turn right to the Witterings. On most days this works fine. The better route however is to turn right at this first roundabout, signposted to Fishbourne / Bosham. After about 200m take the first left, posted to Apuldram / Dell Quay.

Stay on this road for a mile and a half until you get to a T junction; go left here and then immediately right onto the main road.

After half a mile you go past Chichester Marina. Just keep going straight down this road for three or so miles until you get to a mini roundabout at Birdham, right next to the petrol station. Take the right turning to West Wittering.

Drive through West Wittering and pass the pub – ‘The Old House at Home’ – which will be on your left.

Take a left turn after approx. 200 yards. This is Seaward Drive.

Cobbler’s Barn is the last cottage on the left before the roundabout. It has a big cedar tree in the garden and a bushy thatched roof!

Heavy traffic (we are talking peak season when it is grid locked!)

There are a number of useful ‘bail out’ points if the traffic is heavy, which will bring you in via the back routes. These are as follows:

1. At Chichester Marina, if the traffic backed up take the left turn signposted Sidlesham / Donnington. Go to Sidlesham, then follow signs to Bracklesham / East Wittering. This road takes you through East Wittering and into West Wittering from the back, missing the horrendous queues for the beach car park. Half a mile past East Wittering the road bends right at the stables/tower, then 300m later takes a sharp left at the beginning of the houses. Take the next immediate right into the Wells Farm Estate. Go left at the first roundabout and straight over at the second. Cobblers Barn is then immediately on your right.

2. A mile or so past Chichester Marina is another main left turn, signposted Sidlesham / Almodington. Go to Sidlesham and follow directions as above.

3. At the Birdham mini-roundabout, take the left turn signposted Bracklesham / East Wittering, then as above. This is highly recommended, if there’s any traffic at all on the road. It takes you in round the back, missing the final few miles of tail-back traffic to West Wittering beach.

4. If you got cocky and took the West Wittering turn at the roundabout, there’s another chance to bail about a mile or so down the road. At the point you see signs to Itchenor on your right, there’s a road left called ‘Piggery Hall Road.’ It’ll take you straight into East Wittering.

5. Your final chance to beat the traffic comes a half mile further. Approx. 100m after the ‘West Wittering’ village sign there’s a left turn called ‘Chapel Lane.’ After a mile and a half it’ll bring you out into West Wittering; turn left then pass the ‘Old House at Home’ pub.

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Juliet Turnbull
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
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17 June, 2018

About Juliet Turnbull

We are the Turnbull family, seven in all -- Mark and Juliet, eight year old Olivia, six year old Jack, a golden cocker spaniel called Cosby and two burmese cats called Daisy and Coco! We have a busy life in London - and Mark is often out of the country on business - so we feel incredibly fortunate to have our beautiful thatched home to escape to at the weekends and school holidays. Juliet runs her own consulting business, is a real foodie, and loves walking Cosby on the beach. The children love riding their bikes, playing hide-and-seek on the sand dunes at East Head, crabbing at Snow Hill and playing in the sea for hours on end in the summer before crashing out in the cinema room. Whilst Mark loves nothing more than to head off on an adventure either on his mountain bike or his kayak.

Juliet Turnbull purchased this house in 2010

Why Juliet Turnbull chose West Wittering

We love West Wittering. It's a pretty village only 90-minutes drive from our house in London, with a stunning sandy beach renowned for its outstanding water sport activities. We wanted to give our children the perfect antidote to London life - an outdoor lifestyle and everything the sea has to offer.

What makes this house unique

The house is a 7 minute walk from West Wittering's famous beach and even closer to the village shops and pub. We are located on a private estate with residents-only parking - a real bonus in the summer months when the queues to the beach car park stretch for miles!

When we bought the house in 2010 we completely renovated it as well as doubling its size. So it now has all the luxury of a brand new home whilst retaining the character of a quintessential Sussex thatched house.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time exploring the area and staying in your lovely house.
Mar 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in West Wittering in West Wittering

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please note, we don't have equipment for babies/toddlers such as travel cots/stairgates or highchairs. But there is a fabulous wooden climbing frame!
  • No Stag or Hen dos.
  • Cars are prohibited from parking on the verge outside the property and are likely to get clamped if left here.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • village
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • En suite bathroom to master bedroom with shower and wc En suite bathroom to bedroom 2 with shower and wc Separate family bathroom with bath/shower over and wc Wet room with shower and wc
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 9 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom - king-size bed Bedroom 2 - king-size bed Bedroom 3 - with twin beds Bedroom 4 - single bed Bedroom 5 - off the master bedroom with bunk beds
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • live theatre
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Kitchen: large: spacious kitchen with a large granite island with bar stools. A spacious oak table that sits 10 comfortably. Sonos system with integrated speakers and integrated multiple light settings. Utility room/cloak room leading to the wet room and kitchen area. This room has a sink and houses the washing machine and tumble dryer as well as boot shelves and coat hanging area. Mini cinema room/play room: Painted black with full surround system Sitting room: Large spacious and light with oak floor and two large sofas, an arm chair and a gas fuelled coal burner with French windows leading to the garden. Master bedroom: Open beamed ceiling feature with overhead fan, walk in wardrobe, super king sized bed and en suite bathroom. Bedroom 1: King size bed with en suite bathroom, chest of drawers and hanging space Bedroom 2: Two twin beds, chest of drawers and hanging area Bedroom 3: Single bedroom, chest of drawers and hanging area Bedroom 4: Bunk bed room off master bedroom Outside: Stunning garden with well established herbaceous borders and a children's wooden climbing frame tucked underneath the pine tree.There is also a large children's football goal. Please do not BBQ in the garden due to the house having a thatched roof. There is a large bricked terrace area with a garden table which sits 10. Utility Room: The utility room is also our boot room/coat room. It has a washing machine, tumble dryer, sink and clothes rail. The wet room is located next to this room. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels are included, sourced from The White Company and John Lewis. The house is cleaned on a weekly basis together with a full change of bed linen and towels (Beach towels are not provided). Other: Mini cinema room with surround sound and a chest full of children's games.


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Stunning Family House very close to beach
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Wonderful Cobblers Barn

  • 5 of 5

Had a brilliant time here, was perfect set up for a three generations of family holiday. Would definitely recommend to friends and would like to go back!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Katie I am thrilled that you all had such a lovely time. Best wishes Juliet
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Very nice property

  • 5 of 5

Had a get together with some old friends. The house was clean and tidy and very comfortable. The location was nice, the road quiet. The local pubs did great food. No complaints.

  • Review Submitted: 02-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house.

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for a weekend. Very comfortable and homely house. Everything you could need and all in perfect working order. Would recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning, spacious & homely

  • 5 of 5

Eight of us enjoyed a weekend in this beautiful home away from home, perfectly situated minutes walk from the coast. Everything we could have needed was catered for, from modern facilities to cosy comforts. There's also a humungous folder containing recommendations for things to do in the local area. I couldn't recommend it enough.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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High Quality luxurious with excellent modern facilities

  • 5 of 5

Excellent booking, prompt response and reasonable cost. Allover thoroughly enjoyed it house is an excellent social and relaxing space.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thrilled that you had such a relaxing holiday. Our aim is to ensure that you are enjoy our home as much as we do and that you want to come back to flop at Cobblers Barn and enjoy West Wittering and all that it has to offer! Best wishes Juliet
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Luxury by the sea

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic home. Everything has been thought of and the finish is superb. Real luxury away from home and with the seaside on your door step. You couldn't ask for me.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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This restaurant is fabulous. The food is deliciously fresh, the staff very friendly and the ...
The Ship Inn
Great pub grub - well deserved after walking or cycling along the estuary footpath
Nearest Airport
56 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The House at Home
Nearest Train
8.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Beach House
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
West Wittering Beach
Car: recommended


The house is a 7 minute walk/3 minute bike ride from West Wittering beach. The natural and unspoilt sandy beach of West Wittering is one of the premier Blue Flag beaches in the country, perfect for parking and picnics, popular with wind and kite surfers and internationally recognised for its wildlife, birds and unique beauty. The beach sits at the mouth of a beautiful estuary which is perfect for sailing, kayaking, horse riding and walking.


15 minutes drive to Chichester main line station - direct to London Victoria.

22 miles to Portsmouth

22 miles to Arundel


6 miles to the historic town of Chichester

Further Details:

West Wittering Village boosts a great family pub called The House at Home which has a large garden with a children's play area. A great restaurant called The Beach House, a coffee shop called The Landing, a local butchers, hairdressers, gift shop and newsagents. In East Wittering which is about a mile away there is much more extensive shopping and restaurants.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £140
Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
50% deposit required at time of booking the balance to be paid 8 weeks prior to start date. If the booking is made less than 8 weeks before the start of the holiday the full amount to be paid at the time of the booking.

Changeover Day:
Change over day is a Friday. Arrive 3pm onwards check out by 10am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.