Cottage in Selsey, Sussex, England - Selsey Beach House, Ideal For Family Gatherings And Special Occasions
Situated in a superb location boasting enviable panoramic sea views and direct access to a quiet, secluded tidal beach, this spacious detached holiday home is ideal for family gatherings and special occasions. Sleeping up to 15 guests plus one infant under 2yrs, with 6 bedrooms in the main house, plus a separate annexe which has a kingsized bed and 2 full sized French day beds . Balmy summer evenings can be savoured from the large patio, which is perfect for relaxing and enjoying an aperitif whilst the sun sets over the Isle of Wight, and an additional decked area is ideal for private sunbathing. The property also boasts a TV room in the main house, an external games room in the separate living annexe and a barbecue area. Main house: Living room with wooden floor and patio doors. Well-equipped, bespoke, farmhouse-style, fitted kitchen/dining room with Aga, electric oven and hob, flagstone floor, patio doors and sea views. Utility/boot room leading to shower room with toilet. Double bedroom. Single bedroom. First floor: Two double bedrooms, each with TV and en-suite shower room with toilet; one with 5ft bed, one with large fitted wardrobe. Two twin bedrooms, each with TV. Large bathroom with Victorian roll-top bath and toilet. Most rooms beamed. Separate annexe: Games room. Bathroom with toilet. First floor: Living room/kitchen with kingsized bed and 2 French day beds .Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included: Cot, High chair, Seven TVs (Sky - main house; Freeview - annexe, one double, one twin), , DVD, Aga included: Microwave, Washing machine, Tumble dryer, Dishwasher, Fridge/freezer, Wi-fi. Enclosed walled garden with high gates, decked sunbathing area, sea views and furniture, Barbecue, Parking (for 8 cars). Games room with small-size snooker table, table football, darts and board games, Secure cycle store. No smoking. Ground floor facilities. NB: Sea beyond fence 7 yards
Top Traveller Review
Wonderful! Fab, well equipped beautiful property
About the Owner
About Mrs Fiona Sparkes
I was born in Selsey and have such fond memories of growing up on the beach opposite Beach House. When I had three sons of my own I wanted them to sample my own care free childhood of the 60's & 70's. Bought in 2006.
Mrs Fiona Sparkes purchased this house in 2006
(6 traveller reviews)
Wonderful! Fab, well equipped beautiful property
Spent a long weekend with large group of friends. Beach house was perfect for our needs - plenty of room for everyone and great location. Lovely & clean & everyone we dealt with was very friendly & helpful. Would recommend & would stay again
We spent a wonderful weekend break at this property. We were a party of 13 aged from 5 months to 78 gathered for a birthday celebration and there was plenty of space for us all – we never felt on top of each other. Every room was comfortably furnished and the whole house was spotlessly clean. The Aga was of great intrigue to all of us but we did not have the courage to use it except as a warming plate which is useful when cooking for large parties. It is in a really quiet residential area with scarcely a soul or car to be seen. Being located so close to the sea was the highlight for us all with lovely walks along the front right from the door. Much time was spent by the slipway adjacent to the property running away from the breaking waves at high tide – the waves come right up onto the road! I cannot recommend this place highly enough for anyone looking for a break away from it all. Oh and by the way excellent food at The Seal and from Den’s Fish Bar.
Perfect Family Celebration Venue!
We had a wonderful weekend here celebrating my husband's 50th birthday with 3 other families. The location is spectacular, the house excellently equipped and beautifully laid out and was everything we hoped it would be. Plenty of space for dining, relaxing and playing games and wave-watching from the kitchen table. Our children are already planning our next trip....!
Beautiful stunning house in perfect location
We had the most wonderful stay for a weekend with friends who get together once a year (four families) - we have been doing so for the last 9 years and can honestly say this is the best house we have ever stayed in! Perfect location, well equipped, beautifully decorated - we can't wait to go back next year! Kids aged between 5 and 10 - loads to do all weekend - perfect near the beach and holiday park with a wonderful fun fair! Lots of holiday houses in our experience are second homes and have people's leftovers - this was like something from a magazine - beautifully decorated with real care and attention, yet had a homely feel. Fiona, the owner was helpful from start to finish as was Sue the housekeeper. Can't fault it and as we were there for a weekend we didn't even scratch the surface with things to do in Selsey - would recommend to any age group - weekend of amazing memories.
Lovely spacious home by the sea
12 people including 4 teenagers and 1 dog enjoyed a fabulous weekend celebrating a special Birthday. The house was perfect for large numbers being directly on the beach. Most things were catered for including a well equipped kitchen including Aga cooker. Lovely sea views, 10 minute walk to the small town centre, games room including pool table and table football. On the Saturday night we had a lovely meal at the local Crab & Lobster Gastopub in Sidlesham. Everybody loved the house. As it was winter the surrounding area was very quiet. The only slight negative was a very slow internet connection. Would highly recommend though.
My birthday bash
We had the most fantastic weekend break at the beach house. The house has everything you need for a big crowd of people incredibly well equipped and so comfortable. The beach is just outside the backdoor so perfect for walks especially as we took our dog Ruby. The local shops are a stroll away and we had a great meal at the Seal who served all 13 of us a delicious meal and two little ones a great quality dinner. Big thank you to Fiona owner of the beach house and Sue who works so hard keeping the house spotless. We will definitely return.
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
Many activities can be enjoyed locally, including golf, riding, boat trips and scenic walks along the water’s edge, while Pagham Harbour (SSSI) - a haven for bird life - is close by. Chichester with its beautiful cathedral, festival theatre, pedestrianised shopping and Roman villa is well worth a visit. As well as the local beaches, other popular beaches can be found at The Witterings or Hayling Island. A visit to Portsmouth with waterside dining, designer outlets, Spinnaker Tower, HMS Victory and ferry trips to the beautiful Isle of Wight makes for an interesting day trip. Alternatively the historic town of Arundel with its 19th-century cathedral and famous castle can easily be reached. Bustling Brighton and The New Forest are each within easy driving distance. There are also numerous NT properties and gardens to discover nearby. The property is located 1 mile from a private leisure centre with large swimming pool, stream room, sauna, cafe and go-karting. Shops ½ mile, pubs 400 yards.
50 yds to a shingle and sandy beach.10 mins easy walk to village. There are 3 main beaches :one shingle 2 shingle and sand
Selsey Lifeboat station is walking distance and open to visitors
Nearest Sea prt Portsmouth...20 miles. Southhampton...50 miles
Nearest air port Southampton...Gatwick 50 miles
Nearest main line train and bus station Chichester 8 miles
Bus stop 50 yds
All amenities are available within the village including an excellent baker and butchers; fish and chips;cafes;Chinese;Indian;Tapas.Plus restaurants pubs and supermarkets. Cathedral City of Chichester ( good shopping; Festival Theatre; bowling and cinema)8 miles.
Portsmouth Historic Dock yard and outlet)25 miles;Ferry to Isle of Wight. The Witterings( sandy beach)7 miles; Goodward 12 miles.Chichester has a good rail network to London 1 1/2 journey
The Village has an array of year round pubs and restaurants:eg The Seal;The Lifboat. It also has a large leisure facility with swimming pool and gymetc to west of village. Bird watching in abundance with Pagham Harbour Nature Reserve close by. There is a good fishing to be had from the shore and charter boats.Freshly caught fish is available to the public directly from the small fishing fleet on the East Beach daily.
There is also a dive centre and bike hire in the village, for miles of safe cycling. Selsey is a popular destination for people attending Goodward fixtures eg:The Revival;Festival of Seed and world class horse racing.Further afield is Fishbourne Roman Villa;Arundel Castle;Brighton. A day trip to the Isle of Wight is always a fun packed day with plenty to see ,including Queen Victoria's Osbourne House
- Booking Notes:
Booking via email or phone
£500deposit secures booking . This also acts as a good house keeping deposit returnable subject to terms and conditions. No smoking in the property.
On arrival you will find a welcome pack of milk ,tea sugar, biscuits and wine. There is an initial supply of loo rolls, hand soap, dishwasher tablets and washing up liquid.
Hope to see you soon !
Please contact owner.
Change over day is Saturday for week long bookings.
Short breaks Friday and Monday
Notes on prices:
Short break prices on request. Available a certain days of the year.
- Iron & Board
- Living Room ...
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Kitchen ...
- Child's Highchair
- Satellite / Cable
- pets considered
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- near the sea
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
- Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
- Shower room with toilet. 2 en-suite shower room with toilet. Large bathroom with Victorian roll-top bath and toilet. Bathroom with toilet.Annex bathroom with toilet
- 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Bedroom 4
- Bedroom 5
- Bedroom 6
- Bedroom 7
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 15 (7Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Ground floor: Double bedroom. Single bedroom. First floor: Two double bedrooms, Two twin bedrooms. Separate annexe: Living room with kingsized bed and2 adult sized French day beds
- Golf ...
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Notes on accommodation: Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included Outside: Enclosed walled garden with high gates, decked sunbathing area, sea views and furniture.Sun loungers ,3 pub styled tables Barbecue Utility Room: Utility/boot room. Washing machine,tumble drier Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels included Other: Games room with small-size snooker table, table football, darts and board games toys