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Family-Friendly, Newly Decorated House With Direct Access To Beach From Garden.

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Beach House With Fabulous Sea Views, Private Garden

Our beautiful clapboard beach house called ''Sunshine'', is located on a quiet, private road in Bracklesham Bay, less than 3 miles from West Wittering. Just a few steps from the back of the house across the large lawned garden and you are on the sand and shingle beach - perfect for children and adults alike! Relax on the New England style verandah, listen to the waves, enjoy al fresco meals, watch the sunset and even on less sunny days, stunning sea views across to the Isle of Wight may still be enjoyed from most of the rooms inside. There is also a private enclosed garden at the front of the house with a large trampoline and ample off-street parking for several cars. The house is beautifully decorated, but comfortable and practical too and has been thoughfully furnished and equipped with families and children in mind. The accomodation is flexible and sleeps up to 9 plus a baby or toddler in a cot, with 4 bedrooms available offering a range of different bed configurations depending on your needs. We have a well-stocked playroom / additional bedroom with a day bed which can be converted to a double bed, a variety of toys, books and DVDs for when the outdoor fun is over for the day and a number of useful children's items are available upon request, in addition to the cot. There is a family bathroom upstairs and a large, luxurious ensuite shower-room in the master bedroom. A further bathroom with bath and shower is downstairs and there is also an outdoor shower for sandy bodies! The kitchen, living room and dining area are open-plan in design and the living room and playroom both open out onto the verandah. On the verandah, there is a table which seats 8, plus further benches and sun-loungers. The beautiful beach at the end of our garden is popular with wind-surfers, surfers, stand-up paddle-boarders, fossil-hunters and dog-walkers. There is a great cafe at the end of the road called Billys at the Beach and a general store and post office. Further shops, cafes and restaurants may be found in nearby East Wittering.

Jessica Swaddling
Member since: 2015
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:
16 April, 2018

About Jessica Swaddling

Sunshine is owned by Paul and Jessica from Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire. We have 2 children aged 8 and 10. We bought the house when we were living in London when our first child was a tiny baby and extended and renovated it when our second was born. It is a much treasured family holiday home and we look forward to sharing it with you.

Jessica Swaddling purchased this house in 2005

Why Jessica Swaddling chose Bracklesham Bay

We all love coming to the house and have done so as often as possible for the past 10 years. We love falling asleep to the sound of the waves, listening to the howling of the wind and watching the waves crash in the winter. Paul is a keen windsurfer and windsurfing from the beach just outside the back garden is a real thrill! Our children have grown up first paddling, then surfing and kayaking in the sea just outside the house, scrambling in the dunes at East Head, beach-combing, walking and having wind surfing lessons at West Wittering every summer. We all love chilling out on the verandah and have enjoyed many family gatherings there. There is so much to do in the area and almost every trip we find something new. We hope you and your families enjoy the house and the beach and surrounding area as much as we do.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved your house and the decor - very beautiful - and treated it with the greatest respect. It is very personal and not the usual rental home...we will surely be back if we may!
Jul 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Bracklesham Bay in Chichester District

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure , Ensuite with family-sized shower enclosure. Vanity unit.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Potty, baby bath, child's toilet seat, step-up stool
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Ground floor location
    Outside - Outdoor Shower , Cold water only
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , First floor location, wardrobe and chest of drawers
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Ground floor location, wardrobe with hanging space & shelves
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Ground floor location, chest of drawers, hooks for hangers
    Bedroom 4 - 3 Single Bed , First floor, bunk beds & under-bed truckle, chest of drawers
    Bedroom - 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Family room / Bedroom. Sturdy day-bed converts to double bed
  • The house offers flexible accommodation options. Our preferred maximum occupancy is 9 but the house can in fact sleep more. This may be arranged at our discretion only. Please choose the bedroom combination that suits your needs. Eg. choose Bedroom 3 for a standard double or alternatively Bedroom 5, (family room) is available as a bedroom for an older and younger sibling with a single bed and cot or it may be used for parents wishing to sleep with a baby as the daybed converts to a comfortable double bed and the wooden cot (with proper cot mattress) is next to it. There is also an additional large travel cot if required. The rooms all have either a wardrobe, chest of drawers or both. The Master Bedroom 1 has sea views and an ensuite with large (family-sized) shower enclosure. Bedroom 4 also has sea views. Bedroom 5 / Family room on the ground floor has a door that opens out onto the sea-facing verandah. Bedroom 3 is opposite the kitchen. Bedroom 2 is next to the bathroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Garden : our gardener visits 'Sunshine' once a week and tends to the garden and cuts the grass. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Our housekeeper cleans and prepares the house and makes up beds ready for guests' arrival. Bed linen, bath towels and tea-towels are provided. Beach towels are not included but may be provided upon request for a small supplementary charge. Bring your own wet suits! Hall cupboard and under-sink cupboard in kitchen contain a variety of cleaning materials (vacuum, broom, dustpan and brush, mop, clothes hanger etc. should they be required). All inclusive tariff.


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Family-Friendly, Newly Decorated House With Direct Access To Beach From Garden.
average rating of 4.952381 based on 23 reviews

Wonderful home in a wonderful location.

  • 5 of 5

We were there for Christmas - It was fantastic. The house is beautiful, has great views and easy access to beach. It has everything you need and the owners remained in good contact. The house was set up for our needs too. Highly recommended place to stay - what a place to stay to make Xmas special. Thank you. X

  • Review Submitted: 29-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Home from Home

  • 5 of 5

Sunshine is a wonderful home from home within a stone's throw from the sea - what a treat! We loved sitting on the veranda (wine in hand) in all weathers listening to the rolling waves. The garden is safely enclosed and grassed with an awesome trampoline, which is where our kids could usually be found. The beds are super comfy and the kids loved the bunks. I cannot recommend this wonderful holiday home enough. Remember your wetsuits!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect property for a family celebration and in a beautiful lication

  • 5 of 5

The property was perfect for our 3 families and was clean, well maintained and in a stunning location on the beach.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect location on the beach

  • 5 of 5

This house is excellent in every way. 8 people stayed for a week to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. We were lucky in that the weather was sunny every day, so walks along the beach to Billy's were regular, plus swimming and just relaxing. Games on the lawn, or just reading on the veranda. With three bathrooms, there was never a queue, and all took it in turns to cook in the well-equipped kitchen. We didn't eat out at all. A couple of day visitors came, and there was plenty of crockery and cutlery. The Nespresso coffee machine didn't quite make the grade!

On one morning, the lights fused in the downstairs bathroom and after one call to the property manager, he was there immediately to fix it.

The trampoline in the front garden caused hilarity with all 8 adults trying to recollect their trampoline disciplines from school. One managed a seat drop - the rest were not so adventurous.

The sunsets were beautiful and just made it a magical celebratory week.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing house and location

  • 5 of 5

Just had a wonderful week staying at Sunshine. It was perfect for our large family unit of grandparents, grown up children and their children; room for all to enjoy it's many amenities.

The location is second to none and ideal for both those who wish to enjoy the sea and beach or relax in the large secluded gardens. Sitting on the covered terrace watching and listening to the waves whilst enjoying a family B.B.Q was magical - the stuff that holiday dreams are made of.

Sunshine is a beautiful house on the beach with everything you need for a memorable stay no matter the weather. We would love to return.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Just lovely

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous break, fabulous situation, lovely property, what's not to like

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
2.9 Miles
West Wittering Beach


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Damage Deposit £350

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