Glorious Goodwood is a 15-minute drive, the beach is a 15-minute stroll, and the Lamb Inn is opposite – a brilliant base for those who like to get out and about. French windows invite you in to this shining extension to the 19th-century Dray House, set back from the busy main road and on a gravelled drive. Enter an open-plan space, warm, stylish, airy and light, with a sweep of oak floor that’s heated underfoot and lovely high beams above. There’s a suave white sofa and Eames lounge chairs, black and white photos of old Monaco races, large canvases, a 50″ flat-screen, and an iPod dock for surround sound. To the right, behind white muslin, is the bedroom area, with a king-size bed. The shower room has a five-star feel and the kitchen is small but perfectly formed, useful for knocking up an omelette in – or brewing a delicious Nespresso. Birdwatchers will be happy, Pagham Harbour Nature Reserve is close, and this is one of the least developed stretches of the Sussex coast.