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The Beach Retreat


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East Wittering, near Chichester, Sussex
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Just 100 yards from the beach, this property is in an ideal location from which to enjoy Sussex’s many attractions.

In a super location only 90 yards from East Wittering’s popular pebble beach, and tucked away along a quiet gravel drive, this tastefully styled, detached single-storey holiday home offers light and airy accommodation, ideal for couples and small families. The property benefits from two bedrooms and two bathrooms, with one of them having a Jacuzzi bath. There is private parking and an enclosed, lawned garden with sitting-out area, an ideal place to relax and enjoy a meal or aperitif on a warm summer evening. The Beach Retreat is a 2-minute walk from the resorts various shops, eateries, amenities and pubs, and a 5-minute walk from the sandy beach at West Wittering. Historic Chichester is only a 10-minute drive, with its stunning cathedral, harbour tours, golf course, leisure facilities and marina, as well as both Goodwood and Fontwell races. The South Downs National Park is close by and is ideal for scenic walks and cycling routes, and Pagham Nature Reserve is the place to go for wildlife and interesting bird watching. Visit Arundel, with its castle and various antiques and memorabilia shops/boutiques, as well as Wild Fowl and Wetlands bird centre. The picturesque sailing village of Bosham, with its historic church and crafts centre, is a short drive away. Slightly further are Portsmouth to the west, with maritime history and famous war ships, Spinnaker Tower and extensive retail shopping outlets, or Brighton to the east, with its Royal Pavilion and cosmopolitan culture. Day trips to the Isle of Wight can be enjoyed from either Portsmouth or Southampton, and the rolling heathland of the New Forest, with its roaming ponies, can also be easily reached by car. Polo at Midhurst, or visit National Trust homes and gardens, including The Weald and Downland Open Air Museum at Singleton, West Dean, Petworth House and Goodwood House. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with Jacuzzi bath and toilet.

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and high chair on request. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Barbecue
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Coastal within 1 mile
    Coastal within 1 mile
  • Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 09/06/2018
    Great location and a comfortable property. It suited us with an elderly mother with limited mobility as all on one level.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 21/04/2018
    Excellent bungalow to stay in, welcome pack on arrival and owners very helpful. Would recommend *****. Would definitely book again if we wanted to return to area.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 31/03/2018
    Lovelly cottage, good location, good facilities, very helpful owners. Good that we can bring our dog! Have stayed here many times and can only give good comments.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 10/02/2018
    What a wonderful place to stay. There are plenty of places for walking our dog. We’ve especially enjoyed East Head and the beaches. Beautiful places to let dogs run and run. The bungalow is extremely well equipped and the excellent Wi-fi signal is a bonus. We were very warm even in February when it was very cold outside. We’ll definitely be back for another visit.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 27/01/2018
    Wonderful time again at the beach retreat, we love it there

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 25/11/2017
    We had four nights at the Beach Retreat as a winter break. The cottage is very comfortable, warm and quiet and a nice place to return to after a day out. It has an excellent shower which isn't always the case with holiday cottages. My Vodafone mobile worked perfectly in the cottage but my husband, who is with EE, failed to get any signal. There is WiFi which by and large works fine except it did stop daily. This was easily rectified by switching the router off for a minute or so and then switching back on. Many dogs have stayed at the cottage which might be a problem for anyone with allergies.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 11/11/2017

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 04/11/2017
    Have been twice now and are going again next year. Only one problem was the washing machine didn't work properly we did manage to get it to spin eventually but washing was still full of soap so took it home dirty, i'm sure this will be fixed by next year. Otherwise no problems and had a great time.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 28/10/2017
    We had a lovely stay in the Beach Retreat which is nestled in East Wittering. The property was clean and comfortable and considering that it is a "dog friendly" property there was no lingering notice of this. It was great to be so close to the beach and East Wittering has lots of nice cafés and restaurants. We enjoyed ourselves and would be happy to stay again.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 21/10/2017
    Lovely bungalow, great location. Comfortable for all ages

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 14/10/2017
    Lovely Clean and Comfortable,nice quiet area near beach.We stayed in October but would be even better in summer, would definitely stay again and highly recommend.

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