Architect: James Wells Architects
Beach House, West Sussex, UKFrom £1,290
Sleeps 6 (+2 on guest bed)
The house, which won a Sussex Design and Sustainability Award in 2005, has stunning sea views and light-filled rooms. The sun rises over the sea as does the monthly moon.
The design for this new build, single-storey glass pavilion was inspired by the idea of a picnic on the beach under a large sun shade. The folding glass walls can be cleared away to allow completely unobstructed views with a cool on-shore breeze. Flush thresholds let the interior flow uninterrupted through the heart of the house, and the casually minimal design manages to eliminate much of the detritus of day to day living, such as rainwater downpipes.
At the same time the pavilion has been designed to suit all weather conditions and the occupants can enjoy quiet comfort in the midst of winter storms. The aspect and orientation was carefully considered to maximise solar gain such that it is possible to enjoy shirt-sleeve conditions indoors on a sunny day in January when it might be -2° outside without the need for heating.
The remainder of the scheme takes a courtyard form with three bedrooms and other accommodation enclosing a series of outside rooms in a simple walled garden which is planted with marine-happy architectural plants.
Master bedroom with king size bed and ensuite shower room. One bedroom with twin single beds, a second with a single bed with a purpose made single bunk. The guest room has a sofa bed to sleep two. Main bathroom with shower and washer/dryer.
There is one main living space with a generous sitting room and an open log fire, a dining room with table to sit eight and an open plan kitchen with electric double oven, six ring hob and dishwasher. There is also a small lounge space which would be used as a fourth bedroom.
The house is located directly on Pagham Beach which is a nature reserve, with the RSPB Pagham Harbour a ten minute walk from the house.
The house is professionally cleaned with full set of clean bed linen and bathroom towels provided.
We are happy to accommodate well behaved dogs.
The house is located on the Pagham Beach Estate, a quirky private estate close to Chichester and Bognor Regis. The nearest station is Bognor Regis, approx 4.5 miles away.
There is garage parking for two cars.
Jan-Feb £1,290 per week (three night stay £615. Feb half term £1,640 per week)
Mar-mid May £2.020 per week (three night stay £960. Easter holiday £2.020 per week)
Mid May-Jun £2,020 per week (three night stay £960. May half term £2,360 per week)
Jul-Aug £2,360 per week (three night stay £1,125)
Sept-Oct £1,640 per week (three night stay £780. Oct half term £2,020 per week)
Nov-Dec £1,290 per week (three night stay £615. Christmas and New Year £2,360 per week)
Weeks run from Saturday to Saturday
Mid-week breaks run from Mon-Fri
Weekend breaks run from Fri-Mon
Discounts available on bookings of seven nights or more.
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James Wells Architects
JWA, founded by James Wells, is a dedicated team of architects who relish the challenge of dealing with technically demanding schemes. The practice focuses on high quality architectural and interior design work. At the core of the practice is a commitment to delivering the right solution for each brief. Having completed over one hundred houses and conversions, JWA prides itself on keeping minds and options open to a range of design influences and approaches. Not prescribing one design theme or ideology, the hallmark of a JWA project is how good the space feels. This approach results in a freshness and originality which makes the work stand out and at the same time the buildings possess a sense of grace and longevity.