Step through a white gate, down the garden path and into the porch of your cottage; one in a neat row of whitewashed 19th-century dwellings. Downstairs there’s a fresh nautical feel: the cosy living room, dining area and well-stocked kitchen are all open plan. The spick and span family bathroom is down here too. Upstairs to three bedrooms: a double with sea views and two twins.
Take your coffee outside to the terrace while you plan your day – perhaps a yomp through miles of rolling Sussex landscape, a jaunt to boaty Chichester or a wander down to wonderful West Wittering beach, a ten-minute walk, for some twitching: swifts and swallows in spring, oyster catchers and geese in autumn.
You’re left a generous pile of logs for the open fire, a TV and plenty of books and board games. There’s a shed in the garden bursting with outdoorsy things: bikes, body boards, buckets, spades and crabbing nets; and an outdoor shower for sandy toes.