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Idyllic Thatched Cottage with Outdoor Swimming Pool in West Wittering

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom Cottage, Sleeps 6, 15 Minute Walk from West Wittering beach

A beautiful thatched cottage set in the heart of West Wittering and within walking distance of the beach.

The cottage is surrounded by a charming garden and has its own heated* swimming pool complete with slide and sun loungers.

No Pets other than Guide Dogs are permitted at this property.

The property comprises on the ground floor of:

• Entrance Hall

• Lounge with open fire, flat screen TV, Sky, DVD player and double sofa bed

• Dining Room

• Kitchen with Ceramic Electric Cooker which has 6 hob rings, warming plate, grill and 2 ovens

• Utility Room with Fridge/Freezer, Dishwasher, Washing Machine and Tumble Drier

• Cloakroom

• Bedroom with double bed and en suite full bathroom

• Small Conservatory with a table and 4 chairs

First floor comprises:-

• Bedroom with King Size bed, flat screen TV and Sky

• Bedroom with twin beds

• Family Bathroom.

* Travel cot available


• Heated* Swimming pool during summer months [*May to September]

The pool slide does not have water running down it.

The pool has an automatic cover which safeguards the pool area.

Pool Depth: Deepest Point: 6ft, Shallowest Point: 3.3ft - Gradient Slope from Shallow to Deep End.

The pool temperature is set at 29 degrees centigrade.

Stabilized chlorine is used in the pool.

The pool heating is switched on between May and September. The pool is unheated outside of these months.

Parking - There is room for 2 small cars/ 1 large car on the driveway. Parking is available in the surrounding roads.

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 January, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in West Wittering in Chichester District

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Sunbed
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • Additional pull out beds in the twin bedroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Travel baby cot available
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Beach Towels
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Conservatory
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

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Idyllic Thatched Cottage with Outdoor Swimming Pool in West Wittering
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews

Cosy cottage for a perfect Christmas

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 days over Christmas at Farthings. It was exactly what we were after - a cosy comfortable home from home. The log fire added to the festive atmosphere and the house had everything we needed to enjoy a pleasant family stay. Now to return in the Summer when we can make use of the garden, pool and proximity to the beach!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Well what can I say? This is the most beautiful and comfortable cottage we have ever stayed in, in the most peaceful and tranquil of settings, even though the beach is only a short 10 minutes walk away.

Our first day was spent mainly exploring the house and surrounding area and the short drive into East Wittering to check out the local shops and picked up a few supplies. We were surprised there were so many handy shops within a small area, everything you could need. A Tesco and Co-Op for most food bits, plus a butcher (in the hope of a bbq later in the week). A very nice fish and chip shop which we knew would come in handy, plus cash machines and pharmacy if needed. As well as the usual gift shops that you'd expect to find by the sea.

Our hope of the bbq came the very next day with the sun shining all day, we knew this would be a day for staying to enjoy the lovely pool and it didn't disappoint at all. It was just perfect having a nice secluded pool all to ourselves and the actual pool shaded enough by trees not to keep getting out to reapply sun screen, although once on the sunbed, it was a real suntrap area and had to make sure we were topped up with cream.

We had 'typical' British weather in the fact that our first Monday was a bank holiday and so it poured of rain but never mind.... My little boy found what he called 'the gentlemen's club'.... A pool table and darts board. He and my dad spent the best part of the day in there, although he did let my mum and myself in occasionally!!

The rest of the week was spent enjoying all the local area and on one day got a bus from the end of the lane, into Chichester and enjoyed the day there and got the bus back, which handily stopped right outside the pub at the end of the lane, where we had a lovely meal to finish the day.

I think this is one of the nicest holidays we have had and although we were busy doing something all of the time, it felt so restful too.

We will definitely be booking up again and you have EVERYTHING you need for a great holiday!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely holiday cottage

  • 4 of 5

We have stayed at Farthings several times - a recommendation in itself. We love the area which is a real "get away from it all", and enjoy long walks on the beach or in the surrounding countryside followed by a cream tea at the nearly cafe or barbecued sausages from the local butcher. The property is generally well maintained and clean and having a private pool and garden is a great plus.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Weekend retreat

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Farthings over a bank holiday weekend and found it extremely comfortable and welcoming. The sheltered garden helped us make the most of the sunshine, even on windy days and the pool was a huge hit with our children.

We loved the beach, which is probably the cleanest sandy beach in Britain ( in our experience) and is easily reached on foot. Local villages were also charming and the pubs in Itchenor and Bosham can both be highly recommended for their food.

The cottage is very well equipped and was beautifully clean when we arrived. We would have liked a bit more working space in the kitchen for cooking but this was no impediment to us having a very successful barbecue with family who live in the area.

We can recommend the cottage very highly indeed and hope to rent it again ourselves. Although not a huge distance from London it feels a very tranquil and restful place, and we felt well rested after out stay there.

  • Review Submitted: 19-May-2011
  • Date of Stay: April 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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My Imaginary Second Home!

  • 5 of 5

We've rented Farthings again and again - it's location near to England's best sandy beach is perfect for families, couples and groups of friends on a weekend away - particularly as it's so close to London.

The accommodation suits us (a group of couples/singles in our early 30s, and often with a baby in tow) as the house is equipped for a large number of guests - enough crockery and cutlery and a large range cooker. The only issue is sometimes with hot water, but that might be our fault! On our last trip, we realised the bbq was missing, and over the course of 6 hours we had permission to replace it, ensuring we had a fabulous weekend - we were really grateful for the prompt response of the owner.

There is Sky TV for the occasional rugby match but otherwise it's cycling trips to the Marina, visits to the pubs in Itchenor or visits to nearby Chichester, which is my favourite get-away town in England with loads on, including markets, theatre, great shopping (including independent boutiques). When its beautiful outside, we're at the beach or play croquet in the garden, bbq'ing the most amazing sausages from the local butcher; and when miserable, we light the real fire with the firewood provided, get a roast going in the oven, and play boardgames before sitting down at the dining table.

You can tell I like to pretend it's really my very own second home!

  • Review Submitted: 19-May-2011
  • Date of Stay: March 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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A family cottage in quiet surroundings.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a splendid week at Farthings. The cottage really felt like a home for our stay, comfortable and well equipped.

The location is very quiet with a network of lovely footpaths to enjoy and of course one of the best beaches just a short walk away. There are shops at East Wittering and Chichester is very close-by.

We put the garden and pool to good use even in October and both are kept in pristine condition. We also had a family get together which was very successful with many compliments about the cottage.

If you need to connect a mac to the WiFi you may have difficulties but there is a laptop provided which we found useful. Also our two year old set off the alarm one day which was funny 'afterwards!' so be careful to keep little fingers away from the panic buttons.

Overall we had a really great time would love to go back and have no hesitation to recommend this beautiful cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2009
  • Date of Stay: October 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

The Witterings area local attractions include: Surfing, Diving, Fishing, Sailing, Boat Trips and Horse Riding, plus of course the lovely beaches, Butterfly Gardens and endless walks - our local villages cater for almost everything. The village of West Wittering has two convenience/souvenir stores, butchers, beach ware outlet, restaurant and local bar, which serves food. Together with a country club which offers holiday membership. The cathedral city of Chichester is only a short drive or bus journey away. Chichester has many attractions whether you fancy a trip to the theater, a museum visit, a day at the races, a cruise on the canal, a visit to the planetarium or just a browse round the shops.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in West Wittering, 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
LOW SEASON 2017/18
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jun 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
LOW SEASON 2018/19
1 Nov 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

February & October half term £ 1,700
Easter week 2014 £ 1,700
May 2014 half term £ 1,700

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.