The Dray House
Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
The Dray House is a contemporary apartment designed for self catering, which adjoins the owners house built in c1870, located in the pretty village of Pagham & Nyetimber, West Sussex. Adapted from part of the original house, a larger traditional house built c1870, which used to house the brewery supplying beer for the local public house which is sited opposite the property - The Lamb Inn.
Recently modernised and extended the separate self catering 1 bedroom apartment, makes the ideal setting for short breaks for a relaxing long weekend, being ideally positioned for exploring the local countryside or visiting Arundel Castle, the beautiful city of Chichester and can be used as a base for the various internationally renowned events held at the nearby Goodwood estate.
The self contained, open plan, ground floor accommodation is all on one level and comprises of a main vaulted lounge area with a small dining table and two chairs, off this there is a separate large walk-in shower room and a compact but well equipped kitchen with Nespresso coffee machine also adjoining the lounge is the bedroom well furnished with a king sized bed. Outside there is designated parking area and a secluded shared garden with a seating area which guests may use. The apartment is fitted to a high standard with a 50" flat screen SMART 3D TV with FreeView, high speed ethernet access and WIFI, along with a superb Bang & Olufsen sound system with CD/Radio and loudspeakers. Seating in the main living area comprises of a large leather sofa and two classic Eames lounge chairs with ottomans.
All bed linen, towels and toiletries are provided
Within walking distance of the apartment there are a number of shops including; Post office/village shop, betting agent, Tesco Extra, Indian and Chinese take-away (also serving English dishes - pretty good fish & chips) and some really great pubs with restaurants. A number of footpaths are close by leading to Pagham Harbour RSPB Nature Reserve across the fields and the pebble beach of Pagham itself is approximately within 15 mins walk.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Pagham 1 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||150 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Southampton Airport 59 km, Nearest railway: Chichester 9 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
The South East England region
The South Coast of England and the local area around Pagham, has a wealth of things to do and see. From National Trust country estates such as Petworth House, Uppark House to Slindon and East Head (west Wittering Beach). Within a short drive you can visit; Arundel Castle & Gardens, Chichester Cathedral, Goodwood House and Sculpture Park (Cass Sculpture Foundation), Chichester Festival Theatre, WWT Arundel Wetland Centre, Weald and Downland Open Air Museum, West Dean Gardens, Amberley Working Open Air Museum, Tangmere Military Aviation Museum and Fishbourne Roman Palace. Slightly further afield but still definitely worth a visit are the historic dockyards of Portsmouth with the awe inspiring HMS Victory and the recently opened Mary Rose Museum exhibiting Britain's great Tudor warship.
The village of Pagham & Nyetimber is located to the West of Bognor Regis and is bordered by open farm land. Its internationally important harbour is an SSI and plays host to 20,000 migratory geese in the winter and numerous waders and truly great birdwatching area throughout the year as birds feed on the mudflats at low tide and the surrounding fields at high tide. Pagham beach is shingle giving way to wide stretches of sand at low tide and panoramic views from Bognor Regis to Selsey Bill.
There is a bus stop conveniently located a few meters away from the self catering accommodation which can transport you into Bognor Regis, Chichester or Midhurst. Chichester's Farmers market is usually held on the first Friday of every month and the date for Midhurst's market alternates with Petworth every 4th Saturday every other month (for more information www.localfoods.org.uk).
The owners favourite restaurants in the area include:
Amelie and Fiends - Chichester
Cassons - Tangmere
Comme Ca - Chichester
Fat Olives - Emsworth
Field & Fork - Pallant House Gallery, Chichester
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5 Apr 2014
"Would definitely stay there again"
Such friendly people and a warm welcome. Beautiful modern accommodation. Everything you need for a relaxing weekend. Would highly recommend this to anyone. Thank you Lois and your family loved it x… More
1 Apr 2014
"Value for money luxury"
I felt comfortable and at home as soon as I walked in the door. The apartment was warm and welcoming with top of the range, co-ordinated fixtures and fittings, light and airy and beautifully decorated… More
17 Feb 2014
"Fantastic stay, lovely apartment."
Beautiful apartment, everything we needed in the house. High standard of furniture and all excellent fittings. A Nespresso coffee machine was also available to use in the kitchen. There is also a very… More
30 Sep 2013
The Apartment was lovely....really nice furniture and everything was spotless. Towels, Shower gel etc were all provided and even some delicious biscuits..very friendly and welcoming...would definitely… More
21 Sep 2013
"Ideal accommodation for a couple to stay in for a relaxing break"
The apartment was in excellent condition with a high standard of furniture and fittings. The owner was friendly and the personal touch was evident in the apartment with welcome food and toiletries in the bathroom.
There were many Pubs, take away shops and local stores within walking distance. Although we did not use them.
We had a lovely break.
18 Sep 2013
"It was lovely! I would always go back :)"
At the moment of booking, we were not sure about what we shoud expect for that price but all doubts were gone at our arrival.
It is a lovely place to stay, really smart furniture with preference on the details, clean, so we felt secure.
There was everything you need to stay a couple of days, hair dryer, a complete equiped kitchen & bath towels where there too, lucky we because we forgotten ours.
Even if it's build directly to the main village street you don't hear any car noises inside. Pub, post office, tesco and restaurant are all around less then 5 minutes by walking.
The only negative point we have to mention was that the kitchenware(pots) weren't well cleaned but perhabs this has to do with the people who stayed there before us, and not by any manner of means with the owners themself.
So at the end we can say the quality/price ratio was really good and we'll certainly rent the flat again when we go back to that region, because we really liked it :D Big thanks
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