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Driftwood Beach House, Pagham - perfect UK South Coast beachfront holiday rental

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Overview
3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
7 guests
7 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Welcome to Driftwood Beach House, an idyllic seaside beach house in Pagham, West Sussex, perfect for family holidays, short breaks and visitors to Goodwood, Chichester and the surrounding area. With three bedrooms in an original 1900s railway carriage, Driftwood sleeps a maximum of 7 (including one bunk suitable for a child or person up to 85 kg) and opens directly on to the beach. Refurbished in 2019 to include a new shower room, Driftwood is full of charm and character and you will feel relaxed soon after arriving.
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
No stag or hen parties. Dogs are welcome, but due to the extra cleaning, there is an additional £30 supplement for each dog, payable in advance. Pets must be kept off beds and sofas at all times please without exception.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 1 Half bath, 1 Shower
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Meet the host
Jonathan & Kate B
Hosting since August 2018
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsIf you have any questions during your stay, please feel free to message us or call and we will do our best to help you.
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Reviews (31)
tinaphayward59
tinaphayward59
1 contribution
Lovely hideaway right on the beach - everything you could need on site or two minutes up the road. We will be back x
Visited September 2022
Written October 3, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

PaulS63
PaulS63
Hildenborough, United Kingdom1 contribution
Just spent a week at this wonderful, beautiful, relaxing beach house with my wife and our dog and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. We didn’t want to leave and wanted our time at Driftwood to never end. Driftwood has the wow! factor from the moment you walk through the door with its very tasteful modern decor, the beautiful view and it’s overall feel and ambiance - wonderful place. The house has everything and more to make for a comfortable enjoyable stay. It feels like a retreat from daily stresses and a place to recharge the batteries. The local amenities are all great and just a very short walk away from Driftwood. We had a delicious meal at The Lamb pub, so would definitely recommend there. Small Fry fish and chips was also very fresh and tasty. Also, Runcton Farm Shop is a must too. We did some lovely long dog walks along the beach and beyond, made even better by having the beach literally at our fingertips - our dog loved it. Kate and Jonathan are great hosts and couldn’t be more helpful - thank you so much. The welcome goodies are a lovely touch and delicious too. Cannot wait to return to Driftwood. Thank you Paul, Gill and Freddie
Visited June 2022
Written July 1, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Lorraine Warn
Lorraine Warn
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We booked a girlie breakaway to celebrate a special birthday. We arrived to an amazing view, and stunning home Everything that you needed was included in the house. Lovely towels and bedding , everything was spotless. Superb location for the local pubs, recommended by Jonathan, we dined at The Bear, The Lamb and the Lion. We had an amazing stay, and made some lovely memories - we’re sad to be leaving tomorrow but will definitely be back. Many thanks 😊
Visited June 2022
Written June 12, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

tinkerbell014
tinkerbell014
London, United Kingdom14 contributions
This is a little gem! I stayed for a week with my parents the first half, and girlfriends the second half. We all had such a lovely relaxing time. The house is really well fitted out, and everything you need is there . The owners have thought about all the details to make your stay as stress free and relaxing as possible! The beds and bedding are good quality , the kitchen is well fitted out, showers are excellent, blankets for the evening, great bean bags for outside ! I cant think of anything else we would have wanted . The view from the house to the beach is just beautiful and of course you just open the gate and you’re on the beach. It’s a very special place and we will be back 😊
Visited May 2022
Written May 28, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Simon M
Simon M
1 contribution
Great 4 night stay. Beautiful beach house. Boys loved sleeping in the train carriages. Hosts made us feel like we were genuinely welcome. Made it very easy to enjoy the closeness to the beach.
Visited January 2022
Written January 4, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Guide411267
Guide411267
So pleased that you had a great time!
Written March 28, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

James M
James M
11 contributions
All the superlatives in the previous reviews are correct about this beautifully designed and appointed pet-friendly beach house. Your first glimpse on opening the front door will make you smile as you look through the wide patio windows to the beach and the sea. The owners have great taste and flair; the decoration and everything in the house is delightful - airy and light in the sun and yet cosy on darker days. The house temperature is automatically controlled and there is a log burner to mesmerise you on the cooler days/evenings. All the furniture and equipment is of the highest quality and you will no doubt feel that Kate and Jonathan have thought of everything. There is the added atmosphere/novelty of the Victorian train carriage that is incorporated into the hose providing two bedrooms; so beautifully done and with very comfortable beds, pillows and linen. A beach house needs a good shower and Driftwood has a great one, sensibly just off the kitchen so that wet sandy people can enter from the beach and drip on the tiled kitchen floor rather than leave all that in the main part of the house. Kate and Jonathon are great hosts and are so easy to talk to should you ever find a need. The local area is a Royal Society for the Protection of Birds Sanctuary (RSPB) so as you walk west along the beach you enter the estuary and the sanctuary with beautiful walks and endless raised paths to adventure. Our dog loves this place. The sea goes out quite a long way and there are shallow sand flats that you can walk over to a sand bar that gives you the most wonderful views as you look back at the sanctuary and Pagham beach. Eating: There are good pubs in the village: The Inglenook and The Lamb. The Crab and Lobster at Sidlesham is excellent too. Within walking distance of the house there are takeaways: Fish and Chips, Chinese and Indian. Just a 100 yds from the house is a café that does all day food in the summer season and has a separate coffee and ice cream shop opposite that does wonderful coffee and Churros! There is a small parade of shops 250 yards away where you will find most of what you will need; the Coop is an excellent store with fresh bread and pastries everyday and most of what you will find in bigger supermarkets. This Beach house is a little bit of heaven.
Visited December 2021
Written December 29, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Guide411267
Guide411267
Thank you for such beautiful words! We hope to see you again soon!
Written March 28, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

maxib122
maxib122
2 contributions
We cannot recommend Driftwood highly enough. A beautiful property in a stunning setting with direct access to the beach. The view is spectacular - with sunsets and rolling clouds. Driftwood is beautifully designed and the attention to detail is second to none. It has everything you expected from a holiday home and so much more. We love how dog friendly it was with an enclosed area leading to the beach. Communication with Kate and Jonathan before, during and after the stay was excellent. We would love to keep this retreat secret but it so too good not to share! We also recommend The Lion Inn for great food, friendly service and a roaring fire.
Visited December 2021
Written December 28, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Guide411267
Guide411267
Thank you for the lovely review! W e look forward to seeing you again soon!
Written March 28, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Agentswiss
Agentswiss
Plumpton, United Kingdom40 contributions
The Driftwood Beach House is every bit as good as it looks on the pictures. Great care has been taken to make sure it has everything you need for an extremely comfortable stay. The location is perfect for walking along the beach or popping to the local cafe. The decking area facing the beach is sheltered and we were able to sit outside drinking a Nespresso in just a jumper. One of the most relaxing holidays we have had for a long time. We are already looking at when we can get back there.
Visited November 2021
Written December 1, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Guide411267
Guide411267
We are so pleased you had such a wonderful time and hope to see you back at Driftwood very soon!
Written December 29, 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Camper52190828518
Camper52190828518
1 contribution
Imagine sitting on a cushioned deck chair with your feet on a beanbag, sheltered from the wind but in full sun, with a cold glass of white wine by you. Bliss. A walk along the beach, watching the waves, simply judging if your feet will get wet with the next wave. That’s life at Driftwood if it’s a rest you want. Otherwise you can get busy, windsurfing, kayaking, kitesurfing or simply swimming. Very well positioned and appointed beach hut. Comfortable with everything you could possibly need. Will come again. Thanks
Visited October 2021
Written October 27, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Guide411267
Guide411267
We are so pleased you had such a wonderful time and hope to see you back at Driftwood very soon!
Written December 29, 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

alw83
alw83
4 contributions
We have just come back from a wonderful weekend away at Driftwood. The house is just gorgeous, to wake up overlooking the sea, on the beach is just a dream. The house is beautiful, stylish, comfortable and clean and everything you could need has been thought of by the hosts. Pagham itself is also just a perfect little gem - very quiet beach, perfect for sea swims and kayaking (kayaks provided by hosts!) and it has fish and chips, ice cream, a cafe and penny arcade all footsteps away. RSPB reserve 10 minute walk great for walks and bird spotting. We will certainly come back. Thank you to the hosts for creating such a special place.
Visited September 2021
Written September 26, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Guide411267
Guide411267
We are so pleased you had such a wonderful time and hope to see you back at Driftwood very soon!
Written December 29, 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Balcony
Grill
Boat Available
Central Heating
Deck
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Garage
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Ocean Views
Patio
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
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About the neighbourhood
Driftwood is within walking distance of everything you need for your stay including an excellent Co-op store, Pagham Beach café, traditional fish & chip shop; ice cream parlour and gift shop. As well as direct access to Pagham Beach, Driftwood is just a short walk away from Pagham's RSPB Nature reserve at Pagham Harbour - perfect for long walks and nature watching, while there is plenty of cycling for both casual and more energetic riders. Further afield, you will find Chichester and Portsmouth, both full of attractions and sights.
Getting around
Travelling by car is quickest, but there is a local bus service (600) that links to Chichester and Bognor.
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Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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Frequently Asked Questions about Driftwood Beach House, Pagham - perfect UK South Coast beachfront holiday rental

Driftwood Beach House, Pagham - perfect UK South Coast beachfront holiday rental is able to accommodate up to 7 guests. See all property details.

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Driftwood Beach House, Pagham - perfect UK South Coast beachfront holiday rental has 3 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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