Seaside Modern

East Preston, West Sussex, UK
A Modernist Masterpiece Listed by English Heritage

This holiday home was designed by influential modernist architect Patrick Gwynne and listed by English Heritage in 2006, and we're pleased to be able to feature it here. We love its playful style and great location - on the seaside in East Preston, within easy distance of many southcoast attractions. It's a great holiday letting in the UK for families and groups of friends, especially those with an interest in mid-century architecture.

Seaside Modern, East Preston, West Sussex, UK | holiday homes, holiday rentals

This house is not only in a great location at East Preston on the West Sussex seafront, but it's also historically fascinating. Designed by architect Patrick Gwynne for his quantity surveyor Ken Monk, it was completed in 1970, is the only holiday home he made, and remains one of his least-altered works. Gwynne is best known for his post-war modernist designs, including the Homewood in Esher and the Dell Restaurant in London's Hyde Park. 

This structure was created in an hourglass shape with a bottleneck, and its roof echoes its unusual curved walls, sliding from front to back like a wave. Designed to take advantage of its location, its main living areas are on the upper floor, allowing for great sea views. 

The property consists of a two-story building and a small pool house, located in the expansive gardens by the large outdoor pool. The upper level living room is flooded with light, and the decor is faithful to the era in which the house was built. 

We particularly like the orange kitchen tiles, the mid-century furnishings and the fantastic curved staircase. There are five bedrooms, all on the lower level, and four bathrooms. The living, dining and kitchen areas are all upstairs. This is a really unique holiday letting in the UK, great for getting to know West Sussex in the summer and off-peak.   


ADDITIONAL FEATURES 

There is heating, internet, a hairdryer, iron and board, telephone, tumble dryer, and washing machine. The kitchen has a coffeemaker, dishes and utensils, dishwasher, microwave, oven, refrigerator, hob, and toaster. A high chair is available. Linens and towels are provided. There is a TV and DVD player, table football, stereo and toys. 

There is a barbecue in the garden and plenty of parking.   


AROUND 

The house is located in East Preston, one mile from Angmering station, which has direct rail links to central London (about 90 minutes). It's within easy strolling distance of shops, pubs and cafes, including a lovely beach cafe in the summer. Regular farmers' markets are held in nearby Worthing, Chichester, Arundel and Lewes. 

The seaside town of Littlehampton is just a few minutes' drive down the coast and has a great sandy beach, with a small fairground and the highly-recommended East Beach Cafe, great for Sunday brunch. 

Slightly farther afield is Brighton (30-40 minutes drive), with its boardwalk cafes, antique shops, amusement arcades and fairground rides. For families, the owners also recommend Drusilla’s Park and zoo near Alfriston, which is just under an hour away by car.   


LOCATION 

East Preston, West Sussex, England, UK. Nearest airport: London Gatwick (40 miles, approx. 1 hour by car).   


BEST TIME TO VISIT: The pool is available from May to September, but for those who appreciate its architecture and setting, the house is a great rental throughout the year.

 
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Seaside Modern
East Preston, West Sussex, UK
Seaside Modern
East Preston, West Sussex, UK
Seaside Modern, East Preston, West Sussex, UK | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Seaside Modern, East Preston, West Sussex, UK | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Seaside Modern, East Preston, West Sussex, UK | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Seaside Modern, East Preston, West Sussex, UK | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Seaside Modern, East Preston, West Sussex, UK | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Seaside Modern, East Preston, West Sussex, UK | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Seaside Modern, East Preston, West Sussex, UK | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Seaside Modern, East Preston, West Sussex, UK | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Seaside Modern, East Preston, West Sussex, UK | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Seaside Modern, East Preston, West Sussex, UK | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Seaside Modern, East Preston, West Sussex, UK | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Seaside Modern, East Preston, West Sussex, UK | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Seaside Modern, East Preston, West Sussex, UK | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Seaside Modern, East Preston, West Sussex, UK | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Seaside Modern, East Preston, West Sussex, UK | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Seaside Modern, East Preston, West Sussex, UK | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Seaside Modern, East Preston, West Sussex, UK | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Seaside Modern, East Preston, West Sussex, UK | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Seaside Modern, East Preston, West Sussex, UK | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Seaside Modern, East Preston, West Sussex, UK | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Seaside Modern, East Preston, West Sussex, UK | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Seaside Modern, East Preston, West Sussex, UK | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Seaside Modern, East Preston, West Sussex, UK | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Seaside Modern, East Preston, West Sussex, UK | holiday homes, holiday rentals
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Seaside Modern
East Preston, West Sussex, UK
A South Coast Modernist Gem by Patrick Gwynne

This holiday home was designed by influential modernist architect Patrick Gwynne and listed by English Heritage in 2006, and we're pleased to be able to feature it here. We love its playful style and great location - on the seaside in East Preston, within easy distance of many southcoast attractions. It's a great holiday letting in the UK for families and groups of friends, especially those with an interest in mid-century architecture.

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Overview Fully equipped
Kitchen Fully equipped
Pool Yes
Internet Wifi
Bedrooms 5
Bed Type 1 extra-large double, 2 twins/1 king, 1 single, 1 double, 2 singles/bunk bed
Kitchen Fully equipped
Bathrooms 3
Accommodates 9
Kid-Friendly Children are welcome
Pet Friendly Pets considered (pet fee: £30)
Min. Stay 7 nights
Check-In 3:00 PM
Check-Out 11:00 AM
Tax No taxes (Rate includes tax)
Sec. Deposit £1000
Sec. Deposit Due Deposit amount required with booking via BH. BH pays the owner the deposit with the rental fee payment on payout date
Sec. Deposit Returned Refund of deposit by owner within 7 days after stay
Cancellation Policy Moderate
Guest will receive a full refund if booking is cancelled at least 30 days before the start of the stay. If the guest cancels 14-30 days before the start of the stay, they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 14 days of the start of the stay, no refund will be given. BoutiqueHomes Service Fee is non refundable.
Notes Please note: short stays at the property are available outside of high season - please inquire for individual quotes. Refundable damage deposit is payable 7 days before arrival.
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