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Looking for a beach holiday less than two hours' drive from Surrey? Hey presto! Check out these corker properties from Wellies and Windbreaks. Luxury and relaxation guaranteed.

I admit it, I have a thing for the coast. And when I want a quick fix of sand, stones and sea I look to Sussex. It’s easy driving distance from Surrey, and also remarkably similar to the beaches I grew up near in country Australia.

If you’ve ever tried to book a self-catering place though, you’ll know that the internet is literally riddled with holiday let sites, but save yourself a whole load of fruitless googling and go straight to Wellies and Windbreaks – their properties are absolutely gorgeous (perfect in fact, it’s no exaggeration).

But what they do brilliantly, is offer a personal approach – they think about the extras that lift your stay beyond the ordinary. And now is the perfect time to book a break. Want some inspo? You got it.

 

BEST FOR LUXURY

Rox – sleeps 12

Where: West Wittering seafront

Details: Rox offers ample style and character with fancy pants furnishings, large comfy sofas, plenty of entertaining space, a dining table that can seat more than 12 people and unrivalled sea views from the downstairs and four out of five of the bedrooms. Dreamy!

The master bedroom – with a super-king bed, en-suite and balcony – is luxurious and has amazing views across the Solent. The four-poster king size bedroom also has balcony access and spectacular views, as does the small double bedroom next door. Sign us up!

Nearby: Aside from the beach itself, which offers miles of sandy shores, Chichester is just a short drive away and offers a huge range of boutique shops and fancy eateries.

Also worth knowing: The property has parking for three cars and direct beach access – perfecto!

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BEST FOR PETS

Beira Mar – sleeps 8

Where: East Wittering beachfront

Details: With a complete refurbishment complete in February 2020, this contemporary beachfront family holiday home has four bedrooms and three bathrooms, making it ideal for two families to share.

Upstairs are three bedrooms and two bathrooms and the fourth room is downstairs. The large open plan kitchen, living and dining room is spacious and well equipped, making it the perfect place for entertaining the whole family. The bifold doors open out onto the decked and lawned garden with direct beach access. What a dream! The garden is secure, so there’s no need to worry when you let your doggos roam!

Nearby: The village of East Wittering and all of its shops and restaurants is just a five minute walk away and the local beach front gem of a restaurant, Billy’s on the Beach, is just a ten minute walk down the beach towards Bracklesham Bay. Sweet!

Also worth knowing: The property has space for up to three cars in the bay at the front of the house and is a semi detached property. The space to the left of the brick line on the drive is for the neighbour.

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BEST FOR FAMILIES

Seamark – sleeps 10

Where: East Wittering village

Details: Just moments from the beach and located in the quiet residential area of Coney Six, Seamark is a dreamy family holiday home on the West Sussex coast. With four bedrooms and four bathrooms, there’s plenty of space for all.

The open plan living, kitchen and dining area accommodates up to 10 guests and has access out to the private and secure south-facing garden. There’s also a wood burning stove an a roof terrace, making it the perfect spot year-round. Yes please!

Nearby: East Wittering village and all its great cafes, restaurants and shops is just a five minute walk and the renowned restaurant Billy’s on the Beach is a 10 minute seaside stroll in the opposite direction. West Wittering is a half an hour walk away.

Also worth knowing: The outside shower and bath are ideal for washing sandy dog and children! Seamark also has off street parking for 3-4 cars.

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BEST FOR A RURAL BREAK

Gayfere Cottage – sleeps 6

Where: Rural Birdham, just moments walk from Chichester Harbour

Details: The rural retreat is perfect for a family or group of friends. Gayfere Cottage sleeps six in three bedrooms, two king size rooms and a twin room, and there’s also a camp bed perfect for a little one. The house has a bathroom with bath and shower and a shower room with free standing shower, plus an additional downstairs loo. Plenty of space for all!

The cottage is lucky to have bright living space with lots of natural light and benefits from a beautiful large garden with views over the surrounding countryside. The location is very peaceful, with only a few neighbouring houses.

Nearby: Close to Birdham Pools and the Chichester Marina and only moments from the Saltern’s Way, Gayfere Cottage is also a five minute drive from West Wittering beach and 25 minutes from Goodwood.

Also worth knowing: Gayfere Cottage is dog friendly, but note that there are some parts of the garden’s hedges that may be used as an escape route by inquisitive pups!

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BEST FOR THE BEACH

Sunny Days – sleeps 7

Where: Bracklesham Bay

Details: Nestled in a quiet cul de sac in Bracklesham Bay, this stunning property is the perfect holiday rental for a family getaway with three bedrooms. The master bedroom has an en-suite shower room and the additional double and bunk room share the family bathroom with bath and over-bath shower. The bunk room has a pull out single for additional young guests!

The living space is modern and open plan with a brand new kitchen, stylish dining area and cosy corner sofa. The conservatory off the dining area leads out to the lawned and decked rear garden and is a sun trap in the summer.

Nearby: Sunny Days is just a couple of minutes walk to the beach and very close to Billy’s on the Beach, the beachfront restaurant. Bracklesham Bay is a small village with a village shop and a couple of restaurants to fulfil your everyday needs! The village of East Wittering is just a two minute drive away with plenty of shops and restaurants and the white sands of East Head and West Wittering beach are just a five minute drive.

Also worth knowing: There is off road parking for up to four cars.

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BEST FOR LARGE GROUPS

Fleetwood – sleeps 12

Where: East Wittering beachfront

Details: The views from this one! Wowzas. Fleetwood is a fabulous family holiday home right on the beach front in East Wittering. With two balconies the full width of the house on both the first and second floors, the incredible view of the sea can be enjoyed from pretty much anywhere in the property.

There are five bedrooms, with an extra single bed in the downstairs double bunk room for an additional child if required. The property enjoys plenty of relaxing and entertaining space with a large open plan kitchen, sitting and dining room on the ground floor leading on to the private beach front garden. There is also a sitting room on the first floor with sliding doors spanning the full width of the room leading out onto the balcony.

Nearby: The house is just a five minute walk into the village of East Wittering and a ten minute walk in the other direction to Billy’s on the Beach in Bracklesham Bay

Also worth knowing: Fleetwood has plenty of parking for at least four or five cars on the drive and is secured by large iron gate.

 

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