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The Bow

Middleton-on-Sea, Sussex
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Pets 1
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This unique holiday property, crafted to look like a boat, is ideal for a family, 60 yards from beach.

Crafted to look like a boat by the owner, who lives in the adjoining house, this unique holiday property is only 60 yards from the beach. Forming the ’bow’ of the boat, its features such as portholes, curved wall in the entrance/dining area and boat railings on the balcony all add to the feeling of being on the sea.
The pebble and sandy beach, is protected by rock islands and children will enjoy the rock pools and fishing. It is a perfect beach for walking to Bognor Regis, and is dog friendly all year round.
Middleton-on-Sea has a few pubs, restaurants and village shops. With Bognor and Littlehampton being a short drive away, there are more selections of eateries and shops.
It is a perfect base for a couple or a small family to enjoy a beach holiday, or visit nearby historic villages, such as Arundel with its castle, Wetlands Birds Trust and its superb choice of eateries. Close by to Chichester and its Festival Theatre, Goodwood, Fontwell, Witterings, Midhurst and the South Downs. The property is a drive, or train ride from Portsmouth, with its array of shops, day trips to the Isle of Wight or Brighton, with its Theatre and famous “The Lanes” shops. It is also close to many National Trust Homes, such as Stansted Park, Goodwood House, East Dean and many more. Can be booked with ref: W44272 to accommodate up to 6 guests. Shop, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

Ground floor: Dining room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single bedroom with additional pull-out single (for child). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: Living room with sofa bed (for alternative sleeping)/kitchen with breakfast area and French doors.

Electric central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Balcony and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Stairgate
  • 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
  • Truly Unique
    Truly Unique
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Unique Cottages
    Unique Cottages

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 19/11/2018
    Totally loved our stay. Unique, beautiful cottage in a great location with the beach as a back yard!

  • 5

    Confirmed guest, 19/10/2018
    to be recommended for dog owners only! Have realised that "pet-friendly" means bring a dog so won't mind the dog hair already there, and 2.won't notice the smell of previous doggy visitors! we booked this because of how it looked. it looked a lot smarter when the photos were taken, some years have passed since then!

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you very much for the review you and one of your children left in the book, it was very different from this one, so we had no idea you had these feelings about the property. I had to check that it was you that had left the review. You had said you had a fabulous week and your child had mentioned that they highly recommended this home in the book. We are sorry that you did not speak to us on the many occasions we saw you, as we would certainly have tried to rectify any problems. I personally clean the property every week, change bedding/towels and blankets, so am sorry if you felt there was a dog smell. As we allow dogs in the property and it is near a beach, it is inevitable that we get sand and wet dogs returning from the beach, as I am sure yours was. I try therefore to air the property and clean it as thoroughly as I can in between bookings. No one has mentioned it before and I am also quite conscious of smells, be it food or otherwise being left in the property from previous clients, so am surprised to read this. The property was re-decorated 2 years ago, this is when the pictures were taken. If I was to take photos today, they would not be that different. The property will be up for some maintenance/re-decoration by the Spring of next year. Bedding, towels and equipment is always in the process of being updated. The property was given a 9 rating a few weeks before and has always had fairly high marking. From time to time we have these reviews which seem very different from the norm and I never quite understand why.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 21/09/2018
    although smaller than expected the property made up for lack of size by it's charm and location. Des and Cathy the owners were very welcoming and more than helpful in many ways.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 31/08/2018
    We had a lovely time at The Bow. Short walk to a dog friendly beach was a definite plus especially as the swimming was safe. We ate out at the beresford arms, excellent food and dog friendly too.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 03/08/2018
    Lovely touches on arrival treats, milk ,drinks ,flowers , sweets for children. Very clean and well equipped for children. Good location for the beach which was safe for children. 3 local pubs family and dog friendly. Negative - soundproofing could hear people next door , road noise and speeding cars. Very small bathroom - cramped with toilet and hand basin very close. Uncomfortable double bed could feel the springs. Bin too small in kitchen. Balcony decking toddlers can get their feet stuck between planks.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you for your review. The area has become quite busy in the summer months, with the beach becoming more popular, so the roads become busy too - pretty standard for beach areas. We had intended to put a shower in instead of a bath giving more room, but were advised by to put a bath in for families. Unfortunately it is a small space, but we will look into changing things when we re-decorate in the future. The decking on the balcony is due to be re-done. Sorry the mattress did not suit you - Beds and Mattresses are what they are and what suits one, does not suit another. That is a fairly new mattress and we have got the same in our other property and have not had any complaints at all. In fact people have complimented us on the mattress and asked us where we bought it from. We personally have those mattresses in our own home too, so feel they are of a good quality. Pleased you enjoyed the beach, liked all the goodies we supplied and we do hope you return some day.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 06/07/2018
    Lovely location for truly relaxing holiday. Loved being so close to the beach great for dog walking too. Cottage was excellent and owners very nice.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you very much for your review, we were happy to hear you had a lovely time, visited lots of places and enjoyed your time. We were also happy that we were able to give you some suggestions of places to visit and shops to spend your money in. Thank you for leaving the place so clean and tidy. We look forward to seeing you again.

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8.3 out of 10 – based on 9 reviews collected by Reevoo
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