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Lovely large house near the sea in West Wittering, Chichester, Sussex, England

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Lovely large house in West Wittering - 8 Minutes Walk To The Beach, 2 Mins From Local P

A charming, bright, spacious, double fronted white weatherboarded coastal house, with an abundance of period features. A lovely mature sheltered garden at the back is dominated by a beautiful walnut tree, with various swings hanging from it. There is also a trampoline with safety side netting. West Wittering is a charming village with a Blue Flag beach, East Head Nature reserve, a Norman church, Snowhill Creek harbour and crabbing pool, and lovely pub. Leisure pursuits within the area, aside from the wonderful beach on your doorstep, include sailing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, surfing, paddleboarding, cycling, golf, tennis, riding, bird watching. Wonderful walking throughout the Chichester Harbour AONB. There is horse racing at 'Glorious' Goodwood and Fontwell Park, as well as the Goodwood Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival. The South Downs National Park is nearby as is the beautiful historic walled city of Chichester (6 miles) with its cathedral, theatre, cinema, bowling alley, leisure centre and excellent shops. Portsmouth's historic Naval Dockyard, and Arundel Castle are within 30 minutes drive.

Changeover day is Friday. Arrival time after 4.00 pm, departure time before 11.00 am. We accept short lets (2 or more days) during the off-peak season, or a variation in start date. Please enquire

House towels (but not beach towels) and bed linen are provided. There is an included charge of £10 per person per week for this. The house is cleaned and towels/linen changed weekly.

More Details

Paul Rothwell
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
15 March, 2018

About Paul Rothwell

We are a family of four who have been visiting West Wittering for over 25 years. We were fortunate enough to buy our house in 2008 and love our frequent visits and the wonderful outdoor life it offers. The children horse ride, sail, kayak, play tennis, swim and generally play on the beach. We all enjoy the long beach and coastal walks and bike rides that are available on our doorstep.

Paul Rothwell purchased this house in 2008

Why Paul Rothwell chose West Wittering

We have always loved the area, with its outstanding sandy beach, sunny 'microclimate', and abundance of outdoor activities. Its only 90 minutes from London, but always feels like a complete escape.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A wonderful weekend away! Paul took so much care and effort prior to our arrival - and you could really tell... What a super host. The house itself is absolutely gorgeous and a perfect size for 9/10 people to hang out. The location is also excellent - the beach at west wittering is simply stunning and there are plenty of good walks. Lastly, the DVD collection and little extras (coffee, games etc) really made the weekend!

Georgia - Oct 2015

Lovely large property, set in beautiful garden. I stayed here with my family so ages ranged from 4 to over 70 and everyone had a great time. The kitchen and lounge are huge and fit everyone comfortably and there's lots to keep the kids entertained - the trampoline in the garden was a firm favourite! The location is great, close to the beach, with friendly cafes and pubs serving nice food nearby.

Laura July 2015

The photos and the description of the house was spot on. Paul sent us information about the area which was very helpful in working out what we wanted to do. The house is perfect for a group of friends and is child friendly as well. I would highly recommend staying here if you are up for beach walks and a relaxing atmosphere.

Tania March 2015

A large family home in a perfect setting, with everything needed for the perfect stay. Everything was ready for a lovely Christmas - including a Christmas Tree and the heating on. Paul did everything he could to make our stay a success.

The village has everything within walking distance - the best beach, a well stocked village shop, and welcoming pub with log fire and reasonably priced menu. Julia Dec 2014

Lovely unassuming house in a great seaside village. Although we didn't meet our host Paul he was extremely helpful from the offset. Set back from a nice pub & just up the road from the costal path, this great home made for the perfect winter break with friends (i'm sure it'd be even nicer in the Summer!). The house was nice and clean with fresh linen & bedding provided. Comprehensive maps, suggestions and directions emailed before arriving. Highly recommended.

Ben Nov 2014

The house was everything we had hoped for and more. The kitchen was well equipped, the beds were very comfy and was all well set out.

Paul was extremely helpful at helping us get there from London and making sure we had everything we needed. The nearby beach which is only a 5 minute walk was beautiful. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for nice place to stay

James Nov 2014
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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: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Strictly no parties or events
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Family bathroom
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Wet room with shower, ground floor
  • 1.Ensuite bathroom to Master Bedroom, with shower and WC 2. First floor family bathroom with bath, shower, WC 3. Ground floor bathroom / wet room with shower attachment and WC
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , Small double bedroom, ground floor
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Master bedroom with en suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Additional pull out adult bed available. Cot in any room
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (4 bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master Bedroom with king size bed. Bedroom 2 with double bed. Bedroom 3 with 1 double bed, 2 single beds and a third single bed that pulls out. Bedroom 4 (downstairs) smaller bedroom with double bed.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Outside: Outdoor seating/dining for 12 people. 5 burner hooded gas barbecue. Swing seat. Storage hut contains additional seating and 2 teak lounger chairs, Firepit with supply of logs and kindling, and various bats, balls, fishing nets and lines for crabbing at nearby Snowhill Creek. Utility Room: Washing machine and Belfast sink, clothes drying rack. nb Iron and ironing board kept in kitchen. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: House towels and bed linen are provided, but not beach towels. The house is cleaned and towels/linen changed weekly. Other: Dining room / play room, opening off kitchen. Another extendable table seats 8 (10 at a pinch). Selection of books and kids games. WiFi speed is approx 12-25Mb/s


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Lovely large house near the sea in West Wittering, Chichester, Sussex, England
average rating of 4.909091 based on 12 reviews

Beautiful spacious and wonderfully equipped home - a perfect winter holiday retreat

  • 5 of 5

Just back from a fantastic week at The Cottage. The owners were incredibly helpful as we were a very last minute booking, and they arranged access for us whilst they themselves were in transit abroad. They have thought of everything you could need to ensure a trouble free and relaxing holiday, from the detailed operation manuals down to the handy nespresso machine! The house was large enough for us and our 4 adult children and could easily have accommodated more. The location is perfect; a 10 minute walk from the beach and a few hundred yards from the local pub (which was sadly closed whilst we were there). Would definitely recommend this place if you are thinking of visiting the area.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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What a location!

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 7 people and enjoyed ample space in this beautiful house. It's location is just superb with a 10 minute walk down to West Wittering beach. The house is well furnished with comfortable beds and sofas with an incredible selection of dvd's for those cloudy days! I couldn't recommend it more highly. Enjoy!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect House for a Family

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely holiday in this very comfortable and spacious house.

With children aged 2 and 4 it was particularly important that the garden was enclosed which it is and they had a exciting time running round and exploring all the space. Everyone else just enjoyed sitting out in the peaceful (when the children settled down) and pretty garden..amazing walnut tree.. in the sun. Although it is on the road to the beach the house has a very private feel to it and several of the older generation were grateful to escape to the pleasant café nearby for a quiet cup of coffee when life got too hectic with the tots. There are interesting shops and a restaurant within 10 mins walk so for us it was the perfect spot especially with the beach just down the road. The beach is perfect for children and there is much,much more of it when the tide is out.

Can recommend going crabbing if you are there with children, you buy the tackle from the shop by the butchers and the lady in the shop will tell you the best places to go.

We had trips to Arundel and Chichester as well as a day out at Petworth (a National Trust property). All of these were very successful outings. The walk on the city walls is worth doing in Chichester and the Cathedral tea shop and gardens are worth a visit.

  • Review Submitted: 27-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great house, fabulous location, worked very well for our family gathering, thank you

  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent location, bright spacious house

  • 5 of 5

Great place for families or a group of friends to stay. Short walk to the beach. Great garden space and kitchen.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous stay, great location, exceptionally well equipped

  • 5 of 5

Great communication from start to finish with Paul. We had a short but fabulous stay at this wonderful house.

Great location, just a short walk to the lovely beach. Lovely cafe next door to the house, we organised for fresh pastries to be delivered to our door in the morning...a nice treat. Good little village shop and a really great butcher.

Everything you could need is available, we were a large group with children from 10months to 13yrs and they all had a ball.

Highly recommended

  • Review Submitted: 11-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The Ship Inn
Good pub food and seafood
Old House at Home
Good local village pub and restaurant. Large garden at rear, with kids area
Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Southampton Eastleigh
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Old House at Home Pub and Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
23 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
22 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
The Beach House
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
West Wittering


8 mins walk to famous Blue Flag beach with excellent swimming and paddling conditions, range of facilities, car parking and cafe, and choice of watersports. The beautiful sandy beach stretches for several miles, with the unspoilt sand dunes of East Head, a National Trust bird and nature reserve, at the far end. There is also direct access to waterfront of Chichester Harbour AONB, an 8 mins walk down a quiet private lane in the opposite direction. The estuary provides great sailing conditions.


85 mins train from London Victoria direct to Chichester.

12 minutes drive to Chichester

25 minutes drive to Goodwood

35 minutes drive to Portsmouth


London 75 miles

Chichester 8 miles

Portsmouth 23 miles

Further Details:

The following are some of our favourite pubs and restaurants within walking distance

The Beach House restaurant - West Wittering

The Old House at Home Inn - West Wittering

The Lamb Inn - West Wittering

Drift in Cafe - East WitteringSamphire Restaurant - East Wittering

Billys on the Beach - Bracklesham

Ship Inn - Itchenor (75 mins coastal path walk)

Theres a great butcher in West Wittering, an excellent fishmonger and various grocers, butchers, bakers, cashpoints and supermarkets in East Wittering.

A full range of large supermarkets in Chichester - Waitrose, Tesco, Sainsburys.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning £95
Refundable Damage Deposit £350
Linen (£10 per guest) £80

There is a charge for bed linen and house towels of £10 per guest per week.

Sorry no pets and no smoking please.

Changeover day is normally a Friday. Arrival time after 4.00 pm, departure time before 11.00 am. We do accept short lets 2 or more days) during the off-peak season, or a variation in start date. Please enquire.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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