8 Coastguard Cottages

West Wittering, Sussex
+44 (0)20 7351 6009

A charming cottage for families who love the outdoors: close to beaches, salt marshes and rolling countryside


5 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 6

Children welcome
Pets welcome

The Experience

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 with white, grey and blue tones and seascapes on the walls. The cosy living room, dining area and well-stocked kitchen are all open plan; and the spick and span family bathroom is downstairs too. Take your morning Nespresso 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 also a shed in the garden bursting with outdoorsy things: bikes, body boards, buckets, spades and crabbing nets. Upstairs to three restful bedrooms that continue the seafaring theme, the double has a distant view of the sea and one of the twin rooms is best suited to little ones.


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Special offer: At the moment we are only able to take bookings up to 4 weeks ahead of today’s date. If you wish to book a short stay (1-4 nights), for dates less than 4 weeks in advance, the rate is £600.00 all inc.

Booking information

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
No dogs in July and August.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

Dog bowls and towels for drying.

Dogs £10 per stay. Max. 3 (depending on size and age).

Secure garden; coastal walks, dog-friendly sandy beach nearby. Don't leave dogs alone if they bark or cry, and do keep Fido off beds and furniture.

Pubs/restaurants 5-minute walk.


Nightly price
from £129
Weekly price
from £900
Damage deposit
Short breaks occasionally available up to 6 weeks in advance.
1 Cottage for 6
From £1295 beds3 bedrooms


We had the most wonderful time staying at the cottage, it had everything we needed. With the most perfect location being a few minutes walk away from the beech. We would definitely stay here again!

Cecilia, Cambridge

Perfect cottage - Amazing location…Happy Days. We’ll be back…


Lovely cottage, great location - a haven for watching neighbouring Brent geese and other waders. Thank you!


Our second, in what I think might become an annual trip to this beautiful wee cottage. The weather not so kind this year but returning to working fires after bracing walks was bliss!


The cottage was beautifully presented and had all we needed for a comfortable stay. The location is absolutely fabulous. Such a treat to walk out of the gate and immediately experience such a beautiful natural environment. The coastal walks in all directions were stunning. Other than walking and throwing stones in to the sea, crabbing, bike trips into East Wittering and a few cafe/pubs stops were topped off by games around the table in the evening. Perfect.


My family and I had a wonderful stay in the cottage this Easter. The location can’t be bettered and the cottage was perfect, cosy with everything we could have wanted. After a day on the beach it was brilliant to walk back to a welcoming cottage with an open fire. Looking forward to our next stay.

Maria, London

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Pilar Lafuente

  • The house is a two-story Grade II listed terrace dating from 1834. The terrace in front of the house is a west facing sun trap and isfurnished with a wooden table, long bench & chairs.
  • The Landing café has the best coffee, lovely sandwiches and cakes and is a five minute walk from the cottage. Their summer hours are M-F: 8-6pm and Sat & Sun: 9-6
  • Local Activities: Watersports Riding Sailing Birdwatching Horseriding: Cakeham Stables Rambling Fishbourne Roman Palace Golf at Goodwood Racing at Goodwood Pallant House Gallery in Chichester Chichester Cathedral Chichester Multiplex cinema
  • East Head Sand Dunes: The cottage is on the last road before West Wittering Beach. West Wittering beach and the East Head sand dunes are managed by the National Trust. East Head is a 10 minute walk from the cottage along the newly rebuilt Harbour Wall Walk
  • Old House at Home 01243 511234 From The Landing you can see The Old House at Home to the right, across the street on Cakeham Road. This popular pub & restaurant gets filled up quickly so we recommend that you book a table if you wish to eat there.
  • Tessiers Butchers: Last, but not least, is Tessiers, a great & friendly butcher. As well as all the meats, including home-made sausages and a BBQ range, deli foods, butter, jams, biscuits.


Pilar Lafuente

Pilar lives in London and divides her time between Sussex and Madrid.You'll be greeted and looked after by a local manager.