Launched for the summer 2015 season at West Wittering, Lumiere is a light and airy weather-boarded seaside home offering luxury and comfort with every attention to detail thought of including: Tempur mattresses; fully equipped kitchen with Aga; secluded south facing rear garden; 3 flat screen TVs & dvd players; free wifi and international/UK phone calls and only 2 mins walk from the beach.
Master bedroom suite occupies the entire upstairs floor and has a king sized antique French bed, original roll top bath a single bed along, flat screen television/dvd players and a ensuite shower room. The second bedroom has a king sized French bed and bedroom three can be either two singles or a super king bed. All beds have Tempur mattresses. There is a French day bed (full single size) in the television room which can be used an extra bed should this be required. Downstairs has a family bathroom with a cast iron bath and Lefroy Brooks shower above. and there is a separate lavatory in the utility room.
The open plan hand painted bespoke kitchen and rear kitchen has a four oven Aga & kettle, Neff 2 ring gas hob, retro microwave, Dualit toaster, Dualit mini oven/grill, Smeg fridge/freezer, second fridge, Smeg kettle, Nespresso machine, Bosch dishwasher, Meile washer/dryer, clothes drying racks, iron/ironing board, two Belfast sinks, vintage worktops, filter water tap and softened water throughout the home. Kitchen ware includes Aga range of pans & ironware cookware, Le Creuset, Denby new & Vintage along with a both vintage crockery and fine bone china. Large selection of cookery books and items to make your life that little bit easier when staying from a large range of herbs and spices down to kitchen essentials. Handmade central Island and driftwood dining table with French doors opening to rear garden.
The television room has a French day bed for seating that can also be used as a bed if required along with 42" flat screen TV, blu ray player, extensive selection of over 450 DVDs for all ages along with books and games. Open plan living space has a three seater sofa and two arm chairs, ivory log burner, flat screen television/dvd player, telephone, wifi, 3G mobile phone signal enhancer with bifold doors opening fully to the decking area of the garden with outside dining. On those colder days, Lumiere is warm and cosy, with new triple glazing, plenty of hot water, central heating along with the warmth of an Aga.
Towels and bed linen
High quality bed linen and towels are provided including Ralph Lauren, DK and The White Company.
Beach towels are not provided.
A south facing sheltered, private rear garden with decking, dining area, a decked path leading to a second, more shaded relaxation/dining area beside a waterfall, umbrellas, decked seating area, wooden sunbeds and kadai for BBQs and a decked area to the side of the property where there is an outside hot/cold shower. At the front of the house there is off road parking with room for three small cars, or two large and a small one tucked in.
During periods of peak demand (school holidays and half term, Summer, Christmas and New Year) we will only accept a minimum of 7 nights booking. Changeover day during these times is Friday. Lumiere is available for longer periods of stay subject to availability and off season for 3 nights.
The property is situated on Marine Drive, West Wittering and is a 2 minute walk to the beach. The village of East Wittering is a short walk the other direction which has an array of shops providing a variety of local provisions including green grocers, butchers, bakeries, 2 mini supermarkets along with a variety of cafes including Drift in Café, Samphire Restaurant, Billys on the Beach and several take away restaurants. Other favourites include The Beach House, The Old House at Home Inn, Lamb Inn in West Wittering and the Ship Inn at Itchenor.
5 minutes drive way is West Wittering Blue Flag beach and East Head Nature reserve with miles of white sandy beach and dunes. There is range of facilities including sailing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, surfing, paddle boarding, car parking and café.
Sailing facilities can be found at Chichester Marina, Inchenor SC, Bosham SC and Apuldrum SC.
There is also good bird watching at the RSPB Medmerry nature reserve near Earnley.
Nestled in the South Downs National Park, Goodwood is 11 miles away and holds the world famous Festival of Speed in June and Revival in September along with horse racing at 'Glorious' Goodwood. Closer by is the historic walled city of Chichester (8 miles) with its stunning cathedral, theatre, cinema, bowling alley and excellent shops. Drive East of Chichester on the A27 and you will find Arundel and the Castle and Brighton beyond and half an hour away to the West is Portsmouth with it Naval Dockyard, and shopping at Gunwarf Quays. There is a direct train service from London Victoria to Chichester (85 minutes).
What makes this house unique.
Simply put, we feel that holiday time is precious and we personally would not like to stay anywhere where comfort is compromised by providing tempur mattresses, high quality bed linen, bone china will find an eclectic mix of vintage and new which adds character to this beautiful seaside home.
The village of East Wittering is a short walk from the property which has an array of shops providing a variety of local provisions including green grocers, butchers, bakeries, 2 mini supermarkets along with a variety of cafes and restaurants. 5 minutes drive way is West Wittering Blue Flag beach and East Head Nature reserve with miles of white sandy beach and dunes. There is range of facilities including sailing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, surfing, paddleboarding, car parking and café. Nestled in the South Downs National Park, Goodwood is 11 miles away and holds the world famous Festival of Speed and Revival along with horse racing at 'Glorious' Goodwood. The historic walled city of Chichester is 8 miles with its stunning cathedral, theatre, cinema, excellent shops and a direct train service from London to Victoria (85 minutes). Drive East on the A27 and you will find Arundel and the Castle and Brighton beyond and to the West is Portsmouth and outlet shopping at Gunwarf Quays.
Lumiere is loved and owned by the Keen family, who have lots of relatives living in the area.