The Dray House

Bognor Regis, Sussex
Self-catering
+44 (0)7843 368671
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Throw open French windows to this sleek self-catering space, with off-street parking. Walk to the beach & the pub, visit historic Chichester

Bed

1 bed

Bedroom

1 bedroom

Sleeps

Sleeps 2

The Experience

Set back from the main road, up a neatly gravelled drive, is this shining extension to the owner’s home. Inside the open-plan space is warm, stylish, airy and light, with a sweep of oak floor heated underfoot and lovely high beams above. Kick back on the suave leather sofa and Eames lounge chairs with a good book. Play a movie on the huge, Smart TV.

Behind a white muslin curtain is the bedroom space with a king-size bed. The shower room is smart and the kitchen is handy for knocking up an omelette or making a Nespresso. There are at least three good pubs within walking distance if you don’t fancy cooking.

Birdwatchers will be happy, Pagham Harbour Nature Reserve is close. 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 on one of the least developed stretches of the Sussex coast.

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We think you'll love

  • Stepping across to the Lamb Inn over the road for an excellent meal
  • Walking to pebbly Pagham beach for a swim and an ice cream
  • Bird spotting at the Pagham Nature Reserve wetlands
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You should know

  • You share the lawned garden with the owners
  • The kitchen is best for rustling up easy meals rather than gourmet affairs
  • No children or pets, please

Essentials

  • 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
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available

Nearby

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

Activities

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

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
By 11am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights.
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £80
Weekly price
from £280
Damage deposit
£100
Surcharges
Please see owner's website for availability.
1 House for 2
From £801 bed1 bedroom

Reviews

Lois is a delightfully friendly and enthusiastic host who will make everyone feel at home. This is such a good place for travellers wanting superb home comforts in an attractive setting, from where they can explore the interesting spots in the surrounding areas.

Fiona, Sawday's Inspector

This is a really special place to stay. Attention to detail was second to none so a beautiful property to visit. Spacious, spotless and luxurious. We'd happily return.

Susan, Oxfordshire

We were very lucky to have sunny weather to make our weekend at the Dray House perfect. Comfortable, stylish, warm, with kind and welcoming hosts. We did not realise how beautiful it was around Pagham, and so peaceful (at least it was in November).

Julia, London

I loved the Dray House and Lois is a great host! the space is beautiful, decorated with excellent taste and all the facilities and details you may wish for and more. The kitchen is fully equipped should you wish to cook the locally produces veg you can find 5 minutes away. The house is in a great location to explore the local beach or any of the many footpaths around. I will definitely return! Many thanks for your hospitality!

Flavia, London

It is the second time we have stayed at the Dray House and I am sure there will be more visits. This is the most stylish house!!! So tastefully decorated, wonderful art on the walls and the friendliest of owners in Lois. It is bright and airy, very well equipped and immaculately clean. We would most definitely recommend.

Helen, Enfield

I would highly recommend this property for a short break. Beautifully clean, stylishly furnished, well equipped and good value for money. A particular attraction is the ease of travel by public transport to Chichester.

Penelope, Yateley

The Dray house is a beautifully presented property set alongside the owner's own home. It is of a very high standard of cleanliness and with quality furniture and furnishings. Being able to sit outside and have breakfast looking over their garden was such a pleasure. On our holiday, we enjoyed the local area especially walking Pagham harbour with all its different bird life. also visiting Chichester, West Dean gardens and Fishbourne Roman Palace . Lois is a most welcoming, friendly owner who we enjoyed meeting. We would highly recommend The Dray house to any discerning visitor.

Kathleen, Simonstone, Burnley

We loved the Dray House! Stylish and contemporary, spacious and well equipped to easily spend more than a weekend here. Good location with pubs within walking distancing plus small local shops to top up provisions. Owner very friendly and helpful with good communication before and after stay.

Pam, Chalfont St Giles

This is a great property, very well equipped, comfortable and clean, exactly as the website says. Location couldn't be better with good pubs and small supermarkets close by. There are amazing walks from the property to Pagham harbour and beautiful beaches just a short drive away.

Jennifer, London

A great property, very well equipped and comfortable, just as the website says. The owner is very friendly and helpful. This was our first escape from Lockdown London and couldn't have been a better place for it!

Jenny, London

What delightful accommodation.Bright,airy and very modern.Great power shower,comfortable bed,which was much appreciated after all our long bracing walks,not far from the front door. Would love to revisit next time we are in the area.

Yvonne, London

Excellent stay at the Dray House. Beautifully furnished in great style, just as the photos in fact. Owner friendly and welcoming. Lots of things to do in the area , Nature reserves, West Dean, Goodwood,Chichester etc. Plenty of places to eat too ( great lunch at Crab and Lobster Sidlesham ) although not everyone open due to Covid restrictions. Would very happily stay here again

Bob and Wendy, London

We would highly recommend a stay at the Drayhouse. The accomodation and facilities are excellent and Lois is on hand should you need any help. There are numerous nature walks within walking distance of the Drayhouse and your vehicle is safe and secure within the gated property if you enjoy walking. We would not hesitate to re-visit.

Jackie, Milton Keynes

The Dray House was a simply super stylish place to stay in Pagham. There was everything we needed for a perfect week away at the coast. Lois was very welcoming indeed. We loved walking across Pagham Harbour Nature reserve to enjoy the wildlife and beautiful landscapes. Lots to explore.

Christine, London

A well-equipped, stylish and cosy place to stay, near beautiful coast and country walking, but with the convenience of being in a village. Lois is a friendly and flexible host who has created a lovely bolthole for her guests. This is our second visit and I'm sure we'll be back.

Mandy, LONDON

We just got home from our fantastic holidays in UK. Staying at DrayHouse was perfect. We enjoyed very much this stylish and very aesthetical furnished cottage. There was nothing we could have missed. It was the ideal place to explore the south of England. Very good situated, close to beach, nice pub over the road.

Eveline, Willisau

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Location

The neighbourhood

You're in the village of Nyetimber which has three good pubs, a supermarket, and a tea room. It's a 15-minute walk to the stony beach - seaside shops, ice cream parlours, 50s vibe, and best of all not too busy. The Pagham Harbour Nature Reserve (15-minute drive) is an important wetland for wildlife - spot black-tailed godwits and egrets. Chichester, West Wittering and Arundel are all close.

Local points of interest from Mike & Lois Hendry

  • Unashamedly targeted at the luxury end of the self-catering market, The Dray House enjoys the patronage of the discerning guest. With its light and spacious bright contemporary feel which is warm and cosy all year round.
  • During Roman times Pagham Harbour was a primary seaport for Southern England which continued until devastated by a huge storm in 1341. Today, a Local Nature Reserve, Pagham Harbour has become an internationally important refuge for migrant birds.
  • The Cathedral City of Chichester is close by, with its wide pedestrianised streets, excellent variety of shops and restaurants, acclaimed Festival Theatre and Pallant House Gallery.
  • Conveniently located for Goodwood Festival of Speed in July & the Festival of Revival in September.
  • Secure ample gated parking, with CCTV coverage. Garaging available on request.

Introducing

Mike & Lois Hendry

Over the years Mike and Lois have lovingly restored their home, The Maltings, and The Dray House, to a very high standard. They have chosen some interesting modern artwork for the walls and have really thought about what makes a place comfortable and easy for guests to use. They are happy to advise and are equally happy to let you get on with things yourself.