For a taste of The Hamptons’s lifestyle close to home,
stylish Pear Trees Cottage (sleeps 6+baby) is hard to beat. This pretty whitewashed,
single storey property nestles just a few steps from the shoreline on an
exclusive Sussex coastal estate, a short drive from Brighton and a pleasant Sunday
stroll from Littlehampton.
It is a haven for pre-school families with its single-storey design and large-lawned
garden. Junior guests will squeal with delight when they discover the summer
house and safely-netted trampoline and table tennis table in
the garden, along with the stash of buckets and spades for use on the long stretch
of sand and shingle beach, which is almost on the doorstep.
Parents can relax into the break before they even arrive as a host of useful
baby -friendly and toddler gear provided (see ‘Fast Facts’ for full breakdown)
makes packing light work. There’s also a
pre-bookable babysitting service if an evening at one of the fine local restaurants
beckons, or simply enjoy seaside evenings al-fresco on the south-facing decked BBQ
area with its outdoor sofas and 8-seater dining table.
Pear Trees Cottage sleeps 6 in three bedrooms
comprising a king-size double, a queen-sized double and a bunk bed room perfect
for junior guests. There is one family bathroom with bath tub, over-bath shower
and double sinks.
The lounge offers a cosy space for relaxing thanks to
the romantic wood burner, widescreen TV (with satellite) and comfy leather
sofas. The adjoining dining room has
seating for 7 around a large oak table, whilst the kitchen is well equipped
with a washer dryer, dishwasher, microwave etc.
Outside there is a large lawned garden with decked BBQ/dining area and
exterior sofas. Tots and big kids at heart with enjoy the summer house and netted
Just 90 minutes from London the house offers a quick and easy seaside getaway.
East Preston village centre is within 2-minutes walk and has several pubs, shops, cafes and takeaways.
An hour's walk away, mostly along the sea front, is the award-winning East Beach Cafe at Little Hampton which is fantastic for weekend brunch, long sunny lunches or family-friendly early suppers.
The local towns of
Arundel, Brighton, Littlehampton, Worthing, Rustington and Angmering are great
for shopping, sightseeing, sailing, fishing and long country or sea
Littlehampton, is well worth a visit as it is home to the highly acclaimed, yet family-friendly, East Beach Cafe
and, a little further on, the more old-fashion British seaside delights
including a small farground with indoor soft play and bouncy castles on the
Travelling in the opposite direction, along the coast is
Brighton (approx. 30-40mins by car), which has a great selection of bistros and
handily pedestrianised 'Laines' shopping area, plus a pier fairground and lovely
boardwalk with cafes on the seafront itself. BFB recommends Pinxto People,a
sophisticated tapas bar and deli with chic yet family-friendly vibe and
excellent menu including specials for niños. If you can't stop, get it to
takeaway and enjoy it back at the house.
There are tonnes of other
options nearby for days out including Drusilla’s Park and Zoo (about 30mins by
car) with its animal attractions, two special playzones for under sixes, an
indoor paint’n’make section and Thomas the Tank Engine ride complete with real
life Sir Toppham Hat (Fat Controller to less PC generations! ). There's Arundel
with its brilliant antique shops and racing at Goodwood, where car enthusiasts
can drool over the museum and those seeking pampering can head to the spa.
Nearest Medical Services (GP &
A&E): Newhurdles Doctors Surgery (59 Sea Road East Preston West Sussex