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Certificate of Excellence 2014

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Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 24 reviews

Bungalow | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Straight onto the beach! A beach-side bungalow converted from an early 1900's southern railway carriage, complete with etched glass and the old slam doors. Often described as quirky it has been extended to provide cozy accommodation, with an easy living, open plan spacious living room which has wall to wall windows overlooking the beach and sea. Has a beach side patio, a private sun bathing patio and parking for 2-3 cars. You can have your feet in the sea within seconds of leaving the patio. Remove yourself from the rush of daily life and enjoy a totally quite location with hardly ever more than a dozen people on the beach, even in high season. Ideal for relaxing 'get away from it all holiday', swimming, fishing, and winter bird watching. You can even try catching local shrimp for your tea.

The property has three small bedrooms with a 4'6" bed, a 4' bed and a 3' single bed. There is also a fold out double futon bed in the living room. There is gas central heating to radiators and hot water on demand for the kitchen, toilet and shower room. All windows are fully double glazed.

The kitchen is well equipped including a double oven and microwave. There is a washer/dryer and freezer in the shed! The living room has a 32" TV with Freeview, TV recorder and DVD player. There are books to read and games to play. There is free to use fast broadband via Wifi and a printer (no guarantee on ink capacity!). You might even find some beach balls, bats and crab lines stored in one of the bedrooms.

Outside there is a BBQ, garden seating and two sun loungers. If you are really feeling energetic and don't hold me liable, there are three kayaks you could try paddling.

Points to be aware of:

Because it is partly a raised railway carriage there are two narrow steps leading from the kitchen, shower and toilet area to the living room and bedrooms area (see photo above). These steps may be tricky for the very elderly or physically disabled especially if needing the toilet during the night. Those visiting with dogs have occasionally asked; is the garden secure?; it is not secure from the beach, there is an approx 3 meter wide gap in the beach-side fence leading directly to the beach.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Pagham Beach
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Gatwick Airport 80 km, Nearest railway: Bognor Regis 8 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Boat available, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking

The West Sussex region

Pagham beach is midway between the Victorian resort of Bognor Regis and the fishing town of Selsy; Bognor having been registered as having the most hours of sunshine in England.

Once you turn off the A27 and head towards Pagham you seem to travel back in time to when British beach holidays were in vogue. The beach is seldom crowded, if you can call 20-30 people in a 100 yard stretch - crowded! Having direct beach access, it feels almost as though you have your own private beach.

Pagham has a few shops, pubs, restaurants and take-aways. A small amusement arcade for the younger children to spend their pennies (focuses on 'old-time' amusement arcade machines). There is an active sailing club with the club house just 20 houses away.

Pagham harbour, is aglorious wetland area and is just a few minutes walk along the beach. It is home to many coastal birds and during the winter months a bird hide is open use by those wishing to watch the many waders and the odd seal.


Pagham is close to Bognor Regis for all your victorian seaside delights, Chichester for city shopping, culture and entertainment, Portsmouth with its navel base and viewing tower is a short drive away and glorious Goodwood is an easy day out be it for the horse racing, motor racing or beautiful Goodwood House. Fontwell racecourse is also close by. Being a tourist area there are also many other attractions and ideas for days out.

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24 Dec 2014


"Perfect weekend getaway"

My other half and I enjoyed a fantastic weekend away for our anniversary at the end of November. He has fond memories of Pagham, having holidayed in his grandparent's holiday home there as a chil… More

9 Dec 2014


"If you want to stay at a little place on the beach - this is it!!"

This is the second year we have booked a weekend away at Moonshine. It is such a quirky place in a beautiful location - the beach is your back garden. Chichester or Bognor are nearby to visit if you… More

18 Nov 2014


"Quirky and peaceful"

A great location for a get away weekend with friends. A quirky cosy house that fitted us all in nicely. Shower room very small but otherwise no complaints. Was clean and well kept. Ideal beachside lo… More

9 Sep 2014


"Wonderful for a couple or small group, not ideal for babies"

We had a lovely stay and could not fault the location, with its beautiful views and instant access to the beach. This rental would have been perfect if it were just myself and my husband with our eld… More

30 Aug 2014


"Moonbeams at Moonshine"

This is a lovely, but querky holiday rental. The view from the large windows in the living area are fab, it's like a living picture, forever changing. And when the moonbeams are reflected off the… More

25 Jul 2014


"Location Location Location - Fantastic"

Well appointed holiday home. Ideally situated 5 metres from the Beach. We had fantastic weather for the hole fortnight with just one damp day. The "carriage" was well equipped and clean. Wel… More

8 Jun 2014


"Leave the rat race behind"

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Moonshine, it was idyllic in every way. The weather was glorious, the place perfect. Ideal for those of you that want a 'get away from it all' holiday. Ca… More

1 Jun 2014


"Peaceful Seaside Retreat"

My husband and I took our two young children away for the May half term. We were looking for a peaceful, relaxing getaway on the beach and Moonshine certainly ticked all those boxes. The property was … More

19 May 2014


"glorious moonshine"

Just returned from our third visit - glorious sunshine this time, turning the sea to a twinkly blue. But we've been in wind and rain before, and loved it then too: whatever the weather, Moonshine… More

20 Apr 2014



Great place compact and quirky fab sea views brilliant get a way from all the hub bubWe had brilliant weather every day Ivor was great the fridge packed up on our second day after contacting Ivor a ne… More

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