Cottage in Selsey, Sussex, England - Beachfront Cottage With Tranquil Coastal Charm And Close To Chichester
Pirates Point is a newly furnished Grade II listed holiday cottage situated on the beachfront of Selsey in West Sussex. The 18th century cottage can be found down a secluded lane on the end of a row of terraced cottages that were originally built for the village coastguards. Ideal for families and couples looking for a seaside retreat, the cottage boasts unrivalled access to the beautiful beachfront and is only a short walk from the bustling village of Selsey. There is a small enclosed garden area with patio furniture and a furnished studio where you can enjoy your morning coffee and the spectacular vistas. Inside, the cottage has been cleverly designed to give you maximum space with a large kitchen area, cosy sitting room, two beautifully furnished bedrooms and a bathroom. There is also a WC and shower room outside for washing off the sea and sand after a day spent on the beach. A lovely base to explore the local area, Pirates Point is also perfect for those looking to sit back and unwind in the cosy sitting room or out on the sun-drenched patio. Pirates Point is the perfect spot for dog walkers and so we happily welcome all well behaved pets - they will enjoy the beautiful beaches and scenic walks almost as much as you! Pirates Point is ideally located to explore the local area and all it has to offer. Selsey itself is a picturesque seaside village with a large array of shops so there’s no need to stray far from the cottage. Nearby there are plenty of activities and attractions, with stunning seaside walks, a plethora of restaurants, retail destinations, Roman and Naval historical sights, delightful market towns and events at Goodwood.
Top Traveller Review
Lovely Seaside Cottage Yards From The Beach
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Beautifully presented cottage
Pirates Point is a lovely cottage in a very peaceful setting although I wish I had seen the previous review, but I had already booked. Although Pirates Point allows dogs, it is really not very dog friendly. The only access to the cottage is via the rear courtyard of the property, which is shared, and neither of the two separate garden areas are securely fenced. I would heartily recommend it to people without dogs, but unless your dog is ultra-well-behaved, it may not be for you.
Lovely Seaside Cottage Yards From The Beach
We were looking for a cottage close to a quiet beach for long dog walks and weren't disappointed! Pirates Point is literally a stone's throw from a lovely quiet pebbled beach, situated at the end of the listed former coastguards cottages. Right next to a farmer's field (which runs to the beach via a small 1-2m cliff, which also has a cliff-side path) the views are fantastic from the main bedroom or outside the studio, lovely and quiet, and still only a shortish walk to the shops. Inside the cottage was immaculate with a tasteful seaside theme, which we made full use of when the great British weather took a turn for the worse one day! Facilities were spot on (as long as you can use an Aga!), with mod cons (WiFi, TVs, washing machine, dishwasher etc). The outside toilet / shower and porch were great for sorting the dog out before getting in the house, however the backyard is shared so you can't really let them roam outside (but with the beach so close it didn't take long to let them out to do their business!). Recommended
Activity and Interests
Selsey has three beaches to explore. The East Beach is where you will spot the lifeboat station. The shelved shingle beach, known to the locals as fisherman’s beach, is a great point from which to explore the beautiful Pagham Harbour Nature and Bird Reserve, which is an approx. 40 min walk East along the coastal path from Pirates Point. If you want to build sand castles head to The Bill, a few minutes walk from Pirates Point, or for swimming and fishing there’s the tidal West Beach.
Chichester Railway Station is 9 miles away, and has a direct line to London Gatwick and London Victoria taking approx. 1 hour 40 mins. The train line also runs East and West along the South coast, so you can explore from Portsmouth to Brighton with ease.
Chichester bus station, directly opposite the train station, has buses running every 15 minutes to Selsey at peak times.
Ferries and a high speed hovercraft run from Portsmouth and Southampton to take car and foot passengers over to the I
Chichester City Centre is just a 15 minute drive away and is home to many attractions including Chichester Cathedral and Chichester Festival Theatre. Nearby is Goodwood which hosts many events including Glorious Goodwood, Festival of Speed and The Revival.
The cottage is also within easy reach of South Downs National Park, Chichester Harbour and Pagham Nature Reserve.
Further afield, Brighton is just an hour away to the East and Portsmouth is 45 minutes up the road to the West.
When it comes to eating out there is a great variety of establishments to sample right on your doorstep, with The Seal Hotel, The Lifeboat Pub, DE Lenante Tapas bar all in Selsey. Those happy to travel a little further can enjoy the Walnut Tree at Runcton, The Crab and Lobster at Sidlesham or The Blacksmiths at Donnington. There are also a whole host of restaurants in Chichester City Centre which is just a 15 minute drive away.
Chichester's central market cross is a great starting point to explore the stunning Roman city. Chichester Cathedral is on West Street and easily spottable from the cross. It often hosts concerts and exhibitions open to the public, and is a lovely spot for a picnic and people watching.
The Chichester Festival Theatre and Minerva put on fabulous productions that you can enjoy throughout the year.
Three miles from Chichester, Goodwood hosts many events that are well worth a visit. Goodwood Racecourse is the home of Glorious Goodwood, an iconic 5 day horse racing festival in mid-summer, along with other racing events dotted throughout the year. Goodwood Motor Circuit hosts the world famous Goodwood Revival Meeting every September where attendees can immerse themselves fully in the period racing experience. Or you can revel in the madness of the Festival of Speed, held every year at Goodwood House.
If you looking for more cultural attractions you should pay a visit to Weald and Downland Museum, Fishbourne Roman Palace and Bignor Roman Villa. The stately homes of Goodwood, Petworth House and Uppark are also nearby to wander around, as are the gorgeous gardens of West Dean which have become infamous for their annual Chilli Fiesta at the beginning of August.
There are some fantastic walks around the Selsey and Chichester area. With beaches, nature reserves and public bridleways right on the doorstep.
We are very happy to give you advice on any attractions, walks and eateries during your stay.
Additional pricing information
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£100|
A 25% non-refundable deposit and a completed booking form is required to secure your booking. Your booking will be held for 7 days.
A refundable security deposit of £100 for each booking period is required in case of damage.
The balance of the booking together with the security deposit is required 8 weeks before the start of the rental period.
Our change over day is Saturady and the cottage will be available to you from 4pm on the day of arrival. We ask that the cottage is vacated by 10am on the day of departure. If you would like to discuss a different changeover day please contact us.
A 25% non-refundable deposit and a completed booking form is required to secure your booking. The remaining balance together with the security deposit is required no later than 8 weeks before the start of the rental period. Reservations made within 8 weeks of the start of the rental period require full payment at the time of booking.
- Available arrival
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room ...
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Kitchen ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- children welcome
- pets considered
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom with bath/shower, WC and vanity unit, seaviews Outside shower and WC
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 – kingsize bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, seaviews Bedroom 2 – double bed, small wardrobe, chest of drawers, views to South Downs Studio – small double sofa bed, flat screen TV and DVD player, seaviews
- Golf ...
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Outside: Outside there is a small courtyard area with an outside shower and WC, ideal when spending long days on the beach! The studio is perched to the side of the house and is furnished with a sofa bed, TV with DVD player and plenty of books and games to keep the whole family entertained. There is also an enclosed garden area opposite the cottage planted with pretty coastal flowers and with patio furniture. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: High quality bed linen Bathroom towels (swimming towels not included)