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Well Situated Coastal House In Quiet Lane - Sleeps 8

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


About the property

House in Middleton-On-Sea, Bognor Regis, Sussex, England - Peaceful Location 4 Mins To The Beach

Sleeps 8 assuming a good mix of children. 4 bedroom coastal property one row in from the sea - 4 min walk to beach. The house has been fully modernised but retains all of its character of an English seaside holiday home. It has a south facing conservatory for sun and relaxation and a garden extending to approx 100'. Arundel, Fontwell & Goodwood are a short drive from the property

Sarah Jane Underhill
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
6 September, 2017

About Sarah Jane Underhill

My husband and I have taken time to renovate this property. Living in Surrey makes it very easy for us to come to the house often . We try and come down as much as we can to share it with family and friends.

We love it so much that one day we are hoping to retire here.

Why Sarah Jane Underhill chose West Sussex

The house was built in the 1920s. We are led to believe it was a coastguards cottage.

We purchased the property five years ago and having holidayed here as a child ourselves we soon found ourselves returning with our children. Life was made very easy for us in the fact that it was approx 200 yards to the beach and with all the paraphernalia that children tend to attract it was great not to have to carry so much too far. Therefore our holidays with young children were incredibly relaxed leaving us stress free to enjoy our break. Many years on it is to Middleton On Sea that we return.


What makes this house unique

We feel it is one of Sussex's best kept secrets. The beaches are very quiet and as the property is located in a private road this cuts down the amount of people descending on the beach. It therefore tends to be the locals themselves on their morning or evening stroll that we see.

We have taken time to restore this property to a high standard and create the relaxed atmosphere that this holiday house now has.

The house has an open plan living style downstairs. While you are preparing a meal in the kitchen your fellow guests can sit happily on the sofa drinking a glass of wine whilst you will not feel excluded.


Special interest holidays:


There is a wealth of trails and roads for you to explore. The South Downs Way is perfect for all the family to experience. For mountain bikers the nearest access to the South Downs Way is Whiteways Cafe ,Houghton Hill heading north from Arundel. Mountain bikers and families you may be interested to know there is a trail centre at Whiteways Café located where the A29 joins the B2139 just outside Arundel at the top of Houghton Hill.

The house is a few 100 yards from South Coast Cycle Route 2 heading along the coast either way.

The William Blake Art Trail from Felpham to Bognor Regis is an interesting walk to take passing the cottage where he lived in the 1800s


Middleton-on-Sea beach is a great family beach that has a high water pebble area and sand at mid to low tide. At low tide you can walk for miles in either direction to Bognor Regis or Climping/Littlehampton.

The beach has a high bank with grass area, with pebbles leading down to the beach. There are good rock pools at low tide.

Due to most of Middleton on Sea being private estates this makes it very difficult for the day tripper to visit and park so in turn the beaches are very quiet.


Gatwick Airport 45 miles ( 1 hour )

Southampton Airport 40 miles ( 1 hour )


Bognor Regis 3.3 miles

Littlehampton 5 miles

Chichester 10 miles

Goodwood 14.2 miles

Fontwell Park 6.9 miles

Further Details:

It is not essential to have a car because you are within walking distance (10-15 mins approx ) of a small selection of shops namely a Post Office, Newsagent, One Stop supermarket , Charity Shop , Off Licence , award winning Fish & Chip shop and a coffee shop. There are several pubs in the area and an Indian restaurant but you would need a car to travel further afield. The nearest railway station is Barnham ( 16 miles ) or Ford ( 5 miles ). There is a good bus service in the village.

For a more in depth shop there is a Tesco Express heading towards Bognor Regis approx 1.2 miles. Bairds farm shop heading towards Littlehampton approx 3.2 miles or a giant Tesco approx 4 miles at Wick, Littlehampton.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Bognor Regis in Arun District

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • village
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite to Bedroom 1 with shower & basin Family bathroom with shower, bath, basin and WC. Separate WC with sink in utility room on ground floor
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: First floor :- Bedroom 1 - Large bedroom - double king size bed with separate ensuite shower & basin Bedroom 2 Spacious room with double bed Bedroom 3 Bunk beds - can include a single bed if needed Bedroom 4 Bunk beds + small childs sofa
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
Notes on accommodation: We are in the second row of houses from the sea. Although you cannot see the sea at high tide you can often hear it. The conservatory is an enjoyable peaceful space to sit and read and reflect. This property is advertised as sleeping 8 comfortably. It can accommodate a further 2 people. This would mean an additional single bed in Bedroom 3 and another single bed in Bedroom 2 - ideally an additional child. This is a non-smoking house - sorry no pets There is underfloor heating which is run off an air source heat pump which automatically comes on as required. Outside: The garden at the rear of the property is approximately 100' deep and 40' wide. Outdoor furniture include a table and chairs. There is a Washing line & pegs for your use. There is parking for a maximum of 3 cars only - The Middleton-On-Sea Association adopts a strict rule of no parking in the private road. Utility Room: Separate utility room with sink, washing machine, microwave & WC. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The house is cleaned at the beginning of your stay. We expect the house to be left as you find it - clean and tidy. No linen is provided. It is up to you to bring any towels, sheets, duvet covers & pillow cases. Tea cloths will be provided. Other: Left is a reception room/dining room/kitchen with large dining table for 8 people +. and 2 large sofas . There is also a computer area where you can tap into the wi fi.


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Well Situated Coastal House In Quiet Lane - Sleeps 8
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Relaxed Family Holiday

  • 5 of 5

All in conclusion it was a very lovely holiday at Lupin cottage. We had lovely two weeks with our three kids. The place is perfect for driving around, so we have been to Arundel Castle, a very lovely place to go. We visited Brighton and Portsmouth where are a lot of things to explore. Although Bognor Regis is a nice little town with a lot of little individual shops. Big supermarkets are only a few minutes away by car. The beach, where we spent a lot of sunny hours, is ideal for children because of a gently shelving beach and the tide is low. We even could see a seal hunting just 20 yards away from us. We can recommend icecream at Lobster Pot and a coffee. The beach is stony in the beginning but a few meters later it is getting sandy, so you can spent the most day on the sand, creating sand castles and hunting lugworms.

The house is very individual renovated and has a very special flair we loved. You can relax, while the kids play in the garden or big living room, the rooms are spaciously and the bathroom is lovely. There are toilets on every floor and even a night light for the kids. Everything is clean. It is in a quiet private property with friendly neighbours always stopping for a small talk. Everything you need is available, dishes, washing machine, electric kettle, cooker, internet, etc.

Sarah-Jane is a very lovely and warm person. From the beginning and the first contact everything was fine and coordinated. Sarah-Jane answers every question and helped with everything she could. She received us personally and showed everything of the lovely house. She recommended places for sightseeing, shopping, eating, etc., and it was possible to call or write e-mails for any questions.

At least we had to leave this wonderful place but hope we can come back next year.

We can fully recommend Lupin cottage and Sarah-Jane!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks indeed Robert for your kind words - it is always good to hear some feedback especially when its so positive Thank you very much for leaving the cottage as you found it - this is very much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back to Middleton On Sea next year.
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Great place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

Lupin cottage is ideally located near a wonderful pebble beach and we enjoyed at least one trip every day to the seaside. We found that the property was very clean and provided everything we needed. We were welcomed to the cottage by Sarah-Jane and her husband and they gave us a guided tour of the property as well as lots of useful information about the local area and restaurants. As our party included young children we welcomed having a rear garden which is much larger than the photograph suggests. During our time in the area We enjoyed trips to Arundel, Chichester, Singleton open air museum and the surrounding area.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you all enjoyed your stay. Many thanks indeed to The Turner party for leaving the cottage clean and tidy on departure. Highly recommended tenant for any future property let - we would love to have you back in the future.
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A perfect family holiday

  • 5 of 5

Well where to start, this holiday home is fabulous.

It's location is brilliant, it really is only a few minutes from the beach, it's pebbles at the top then sand, the tide goes out a long way so make sure you use the tide guide which the owner Sarah-Jane leaves you to plan your day. We found ourselves going to the beach twice a day, low tide to play cricket/build sandcastles and then high tide for body boarding - the kids thoroughly enjoyed this. I would recommend pebble shoes as there are the odd pebbles under your feet.

The house itself offered everything you need for a family holiday, inside is spacious and well equipped and the garden was great for the kids to run about and play a bit of ball too

We visited Littlehampton and Chichester by car and also walked along the beachtop pathway to Bognor for a mid morning ice cream!

Sarah-Jane was a pleasure to book with and I really do think we will return to this great place.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Nicola. It is a two way road letting your house out and I would just like to thank you and your family very much for leaving the house so very clean and tidy. It was left 101%. I am glad you all enjoyed your holiday enough to want to return again. We welcome you back anytime. Regards Sarah-Jane
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Didn't want to come home...

  • 5 of 5

There aren't many cases where pictures don't do a location justice - this home is one of them. The house is set in a very private (and exclusive!) no-through road, and is situated literally a stone's throw away from the beach - a 2 minute stroll away, making it very convenient for families with young children.

The house itself is incredibly spacious, clean and well maintained with a lovely atmosphere - the owners have thought of everything; fully equipped kitchen, plenty of DVDs, board games, beach equipment (buckets/spades/body boards) and books for all ages. Even a few toys for our 2 year old tot, and night lights at the top of the stairs! The rear garden is large, and not overlooked - plenty of space for the kids to run around/ball games to let off steam, with table and seating outside.

We visited Bognor Regis beach/pier and Felpham beach, both a close 10-12 minute drive away. During one rainy day we visited a nearby (again, 10 minute drive) indoor play area 'Flying Fortress' which helped keep our kids entertained. Plenty of choice for take aways - Fish & Chips, Chinese, Indian all close by.

This place is unspoilt - and unless you're a resident of the road, there is nowhere for the general public to park, which more or less makes the beach private... we were often the only people on the beach! We think we've found our dream holiday home - highly recommended, many thanks Sarah-Jane!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great coastal house in lovely village

  • 5 of 5

This house is big enough to comfortably accommodate two families with its 4 bedrooms and two bathrooms. The downstairs area is very bright and spacious. Our children loved playing in the garden and being so close to the sea. The adults were charmed by the beauty and quiet of the village. Lots to do and see in the area!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Family Holiday

  • 5 of 5

A perfect location for a family holiday, located on a very quiet private road with the beach just a 2 minute walk away. The tide goes out a long way exposing sand bars and rock pools which kept the children amusing themselves for hours & it was amazing how uncrowded the beach was given that it was half term. The large open layout of the kitchen/dining/sitting area made the property feel very spacious, and the rooms upstairs provide good sized accommodation for 4 adults and 4 Children. Middleton has a very good butcher, delicious fish & chips (from an award wining shop), farm shop (& the sweet shop was a hit with the children) and we would highly recommend the walk along the coast to the "Lobster Pot" in Felpham for lunch or supper. The owner Sara Jane knows the area well and was very helpful when we arrived. Highly recommended, we will be coming here again! The Lewis Family

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Bognor Regis, Sussex

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
October 2017
14 Oct 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
October Half Term
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner to discuss your booking arrangements
30% of the deposit is due on booking and the balance is payable 60 days before your arrival
Sorry no hen or stag parties.
Sorry no pets

Changeover Day:
Change over day is Saturday.
Following your holiday guests are ask to have vacated by 10.30 am.
New arrivals may arrive at 2.30 pm

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.