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Stunning Family House very close to beach

People9
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

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. 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

Directions:

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.

More Details

Owner
Juliet Turnbull
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, juliet@2to3days.com
Calendar last updated:
20 September, 2017

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 Sussex

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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in West Wittering in Chichester District

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • village
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
Attractions:
  • 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:
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
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
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A wonderful family home that is well equipped and situated for a relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

The house has been furnished to a high standard, mixing traditional features with modern contemporary accessories making it easy to relax immediately. Well situated in a quiet private road that is a walk away from the main beach. Good local shops and restaurants. I can't recommend this property highly enough!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Richard it is lovely that you keep coming back to flop and have fun at Cobblers Barn - you are welcome any time! Best wishes to you and your family Juliet
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Fantastic house

  • 5 of 5

Nine family members stayed here over the summer and had a fantastic time. The house is very well equipped and has more than enough room for everyone to have their own space. The kids loved the cinema room and all the toys.

The kitchen is superb and we spent most of our time socialising there.

The beach is a 5-10 minute walk which was great for the children to spend a few hours at a time down there.

Would highly recommend and will hopefully be returning.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Crutchfields were a lovely family and we hope they will choose to come and stay at Cobblers Barn again
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Gorgeous Large Family Home

  • 5 of 5

We shared a long weekend with our sons and their families. The thatched house was beautiful to look at from outside, with a private enclosed garden and ample parking on a quiet private road. Inside it was spacious, tastefully decorated and very well equipped with all you could want for a holiday stay. It felt like a family home - pictures, possessions, toys & games , books, dvds. We tended to congregate in the large kitchen/dining room.

Upstairs there were three double bedrooms (two en-suite) plus bunk beds and a single room.

The grandchildren loved the well stocked cinema room and the garden with football goal, climbing frame and slides. The grown ups loved the large wooden garden table, ideal for afternoon tea, pre-dinner drinks.

There was easy access to the long sandy beach down a quiet lane.

We are happy to recommend it to other families.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic property

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 7 plus a baby stayed at Cobblers Barn to celebrate my Mums 60th birthday. What can I say -the property was perfect! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cottage was very clean and tastefully finished, plenty of space to dine and lounge, superb kitchen facilities and set in a great location.

We dined at Samphire restaurant, the Lamb Inn and Billy's on the Beach, all served very good food.

Considering we stayed in October we were incredibly lucky with the weather and walked along the sandy beach. I can see how West Wittering is very popular during the summer months.

Would highly recommend and hope to return in the near future. Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful home.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic house, we keep returning!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in this house many times now, and always have a great time. It is spacious, decorated to a high standard and the beds are incredibly comfy! I'd recommend this house to anyone looking for a relaxing time, in a location close to the beach and in a pretty village.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A wonderful family home in glorious surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Cobblers Barn several times now and absolutely love it. It is a beautiful home with lots of comfortable space to relax and enjoy. West Wittering is a delightful village and we have been coming for many years but have never stayed anywhere quite so nice at here. If you want peace and quiet and short walks to the beach and the coastal footpaths you won't need to go any further. It is a great environment for us all to relax in with lots of bedrooms and bathrooms. We love Cobblers Barn and we hope to be returning for many years. Go. You will love it!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for writing such a lovely note. We look forward to welcoming you back for many years to come! Best wishes Juliet
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Location

Samphire
"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
Gatwick
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The House at Home
Nearest Train
8.5 Miles
Chichester
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
M27
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Beach House
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
West Wittering Beach
Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

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.

Travel:

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

22 miles to Portsmouth

22 miles to Arundel

Distances:

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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in West Wittering, 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
 
Mid season
22 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,650
for 7 nights
£1,650
 
 
October half term
20 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,750
for 7 nights
£1,750
 
 
Christmas 2017
22 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,500
for 7 nights
£2,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£650
for 2 nights
From
£325
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
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

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