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Sea Chest, a Unique Apartment, Cosy, Modern and also a Hideaway in Town

Bedrooms 2
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, In Town, close to Beach and Great Base for Sussex

Unique basement (in a building going back at least to 1705) accommodation all new furnishings and fittings.

The ceilings average 6ft high, yet it still feels light and airy, as the pictures show.

2 double bedrooms, lounge TV and blu-ray player, kitchen ceramic hob, oven and microwave, shower room. Electric Heating.

2 large windows means a very light feel.

Wi Fi Broadband included. There are also a box of board games, and mini snooker table. Family sized washing machine & tumble drier.

The cost includes heating and electricity.

For going out a picnic hamper and porttable table is provided for your use.

Situated 30m from The Look and Sea Centre (by the river), just off the High Street. Only 2min walk to the rail station, and 5 min to the Beach.

Pets are welcome as long as we know and guests make sure they behave.

A great location to relax and explore being within easy access to all that is best in Sussex.

More Details

Peter Bedford
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 December, 2017

About Peter Bedford

I want to make sure all guests have a great and comfortable stay. It makes me happy to ensure those who stay in my apartment are happy. I love this grade 2 listed building and love the fact I can share it with others.

Peter Bedford purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Peter Bedford chose Littlehampton

It has a cosy warm feel with low ceilings (6ft) which add to the adventure of been away. It is so central to everything you need in a town. It is very private yet so near everything. It is 1 minute walking to 3 supermarkets, 5 pubs, 5+ restaurants, cafes, etc. Plus only a stones throw away from the harbour and sea/ beach. It is set in a lovely grade 2 listed building and we found pictures of it going back to at least 1705, the place having been a tailors, bakers and fishing cottages. It is a friendly town full of character, it has kept a lovely village community feel, people are welcoming and laid back. Looking out has a mix of places like Brighton and Winchester, the Georgian to the new.

What makes this apartment unique

A freshly designed modern apartment with everything you need for a home from home.

A hideaway no one will notice you are in the centre of town.

There is no need to use the car as the train station only 2 min away takes you to most of the attractions in Sussex and Hampshire.

A discount of 15% on Hair/Nails/ beauty and Wigs in the salon (Hairlucinations) just above the apartment.


Nearest Airport
40 Miles
London Gatwick
Nearest Barpub
2 Metres
White Hart
Nearest Ferry
24 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Littlehampton Golf Club
Nearest Train
0.2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Metres
Picola Italia
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
West Beach Littlehampton
Car: not necessary

2 horse racing courses within 15 miles.

Arundel castle 4 miles away. Just like a castle should be!

Easy travel by train to Portsmouth, Chichester, Worthing and Brighton (all within 30 miles) and all accessible by train.

At least 5 golf courses within 15 miles.

Planetarium in Chichester.

The Victory and Mary Rose in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Festivals through out the year include Glorious Goodwood, Festival of Speed, Littlehampton Carnival, Art festivals in Arundel, Chichester, Littlehampton and Brighton.

Festival Theatre in Chichester often has plays which go onto London.

Fun Fair and amusements 3 min away

Award winning Fred`s Chip Shop and Blue Flag Beaches within a short stroll.

Enjoy the river ferry, for tours and crossing to the East Beach


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Littlehampton in Arun District

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 807 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Completely tiled shower room with toilet. Being in a basement the pump for the waste water etc, can only cope with toilet paper. There is a separate bin for other waste.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Both bedrooms have high quality luxury king size beds. With wardrobes (with nonslip hangers), dressing tables, side lamps, hair-driers alarm clocks, fans and electric radiators.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We provide for your use a picnic hamper (you fill with food!) and portable table for those easy days out. Close by you can enjoy Golf, Paint-balling, Go-Karting, the Skate board park in Bognor Regis, a local Fun Fair just 5 min away, Through the year enjoy events like Christmas at the Historic Dockyard. Or the Chilli Fest at West Dean in the summer. Plus Glorious Goodwood! in December come to the Victorian Christmas at the Historic Dockyards in Portsmouth. Or just browse The Lanes in Brighton anytime of the year!


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Sea Chest, a Unique Apartment, Cosy, Modern and also a Hideaway in Town
average rating of 4.3636365 based on 11 reviews

Great little place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed at the Sea Chest twice now, and it's fast becoming a home from home as I return fairly frequently to visit family and friends. My children love the place when they come to visit, with all it's cool little features and mysterious nooks and crannies. They especially love the mini pool table.

I love that I can cook in the cosy little kitchen and don't have to go out to eat all the time, perhaps I am a rarity in that respect, but for me having a functional kitchen in a holiday rental is a major feature. Although, the kitchen is fairly basic in it's accessories and could do with some egg cups and a frying pan, maybe another cooking pot. Perhaps some sharper knives too!

I really like all the recent improvements, including the upgraded entrance to the apartment, and the new fixtures in the shower, plus the use of a spare key! The smell from the drains in the kitchen is still a little bit of an issue when using the sink, but nothing a strong disinfectant can't resolve.

In all, I really enjoy staying at the Sea Chest, and hope to be doing so for a long as it is available over the coming years.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Maria Many thanks for a really positive review, I am glad you appreciate the improvements, we are always aiming to make your stay a happy one. I will certainly look into your suggestions. I see you couldn't find the frying pan and egg cups (they are like little buckets), they were there. All the best, and hope to see you again soon. Patrick (manager)
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Nicely decorated and comfortable beds, but backache a problem

  • 2 of 5

Ok, always start with the positives. The owner was very communicative and clearly goes to a lot of trouble to make you welcome. The apartment has 2 good sized bedrooms with comfortable beds and is well equipped and nicely done out. there was a small bottle of wine and some biscuits as a welcome gift which is a nice touch.

Now the problems. This is a very small apartment. The ceilings are only 6 feet tall, and the light fittings / joists are more like 5ft8. If you are not Hobbit sized then you will have a bad back after any legnth of stay (both my wife and I suffered) so you will be glad of the comfortable beds. The steps leading down to the door are very steep (not good for kids) and the apartment is right in the middle of town (so there was a bit of noise from the pub next door). There is quite a bit of difficulty parking unless you are happy to pay, although it said in the guide that a parking permit can be provided if you ask (I did ask about parking but was not offered the permit). I have to mention the drains - unfortunately being in the basement there are pumps to move the water from the shower and kitchen up to the drains and I'm afraid they cause the most horrible smell when you turn on the tap and they activate.

In summary - I did sympathyse with the owners that they have gone to a lot of trouble to make it as nice as possible, but there are better options out there.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest Thank you for being positive and we do want to do the best for our guests and give good value too! Other points, the height of the ceiling is mentioned in our information, and sadly there is no parking permit which would have been explained on request. I am at a loss as to the drains but I can assure you if it was mentioned it would have been dealt with swiftly. Thank you once again, I can assure you that our aim is to give good value.
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  • 1 of 5

Possibly the worst place we have ever stayed. Dirty, smelly, next door to a very noisy pub where people vomited down the steps to the accomodation. We informed the landlord of our complaints but he didn't seem at all concerned. Never again.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am at a loss and very disappointed. The review to be unfounded. These concerns were only raised 2 weeks after leaving. Any comments are respected and responded to quickly. However as the guests made no effort in their stay to contact the manager or owner, which surely they would feel the need to have their concerns checked and rectified. Reviews immediately before ("excellent, everything you would need for a stay") and after their stay ("excellent weekend break") have only been constructive and positive as all previous reviews have been 5 stars. Recent reviews on other sites, mention cleanliness and location as positive points only. The apartment is thoughly and professionally cleaned after all visits (nothing was found on the stairs down to the entrance). I can assure anyone staying I take every possible care to ensure guests that they have an enjoyable and relaxing break.
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Excellent weekend break

  • 5 of 5

We throughly enjoyed our stay at Sea Chest. Nice modern and clean apartment. Perfect location for Arundel & Brighton and also the shops and restaurants in Littlehampton. Would highly recommend staying here. Also recommend restaurants 47 Mussel Row & Chopsticks, also 64 degrees (in Brighton)

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent!! Everything you could want or need for a stay

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the apartment!!!

It was comfortable, cosy and quaint but at the same time had all the mod cons you could wish for. It was so very quaint and different and whoever designed the décor did a brilliant job using all the space available.

The location was excellent also, with a number of good restaurants/takeaways. The Harbour area was very clean and up to date and we all agreed that we would love to return and didn't really want to come home - FANTASTIC!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Robert What can I say but many thanks. We love the building and Littlehampton, so it is so good to get such a response. Hope to see you again. Peter
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Mrs Martyna

  • 5 of 5

It's really nice property. The environment is new and clean. You can find everything what you need for short or long break. It's close to Town Centre, Sea and River. Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Martyna Thank you for your comments. My aim is to give good value with comfortable surroundings. Also to show what Littlehampton and West Sussex has to offer.
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Littlehampton, Sussex

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Winter 2016
1 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
22 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
23 Mar 2018 - 7 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
summer 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 10 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Fest of Speed
11 Jul 2018 - 15 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
summer2 2018
16 Jul 2018 - 5 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
6 Sep 2018 - 9 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Pet Fee £25

Access to apartment is by a key in a key safe, the code is given on confirmation of your booking by Homeaway.
Arrival can be at anytime after the checkin time, but if it is late please be considerate of neighbours.
Please be aware the ceilings are 6ft, as this is a basement.
I do make a charge for pets, this depends on size and number. (usually £20 for a stay of 3-6 nights)
I also can offer a moses cot and/or travelling cot for an additional one of fee of £20. Please let me know asap if these are required.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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