Seaside Modern East Preston, UK

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Seaside Modern, East Preston, UK | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • House
  • 5 BR
  • Sleeps 9
  • from £ 1,700/wk
What we like about this property

This holiday home was designed by influential modernist architect Patrick Gwynne and listed by English Heritage in 2006, and we’re really 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.

Description

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, UK | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Seaside Modern, East Preston, UK | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Seaside Modern, East Preston, UK | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Seaside Modern, East Preston, UK | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Seaside Modern, East Preston, UK | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Seaside Modern, East Preston, UK | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Seaside Modern, East Preston, UK | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Seaside Modern, East Preston, UK | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Seaside Modern, East Preston, UK | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Seaside Modern, East Preston, UK | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Seaside Modern, East Preston, UK | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Seaside Modern, East Preston, UK | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Seaside Modern, East Preston, UK | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Seaside Modern, East Preston, UK | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Seaside Modern, East Preston, UK | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Seaside Modern, East Preston, UK | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Seaside Modern, East Preston, UK | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Seaside Modern, East Preston, UK | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Seaside Modern, East Preston, UK | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Seaside Modern, East Preston, UK | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Seaside Modern, East Preston, UK | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Seaside Modern, East Preston, UK | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Seaside Modern, East Preston, UK | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Info & Rates
Bedrooms5 bedrooms
Bed Type1 extra-large double, 2 twins/1 king, 1 single, 1 double, 2 singles/bunk bed
KitchenFully equipped
Bathrooms3 bathrooms, 1 en-suite
AccommodateSleeps 9 guests
InternetWifi
Pet friendlyPets considered (pet fee: £30)
RatesFrom £1,700-3,900 per week. In July and August, only 7-night stays are available (Friday-Friday). Weekend short breaks from Friday to Monday, and mid-week short breaks from Monday to Friday are possible the rest of the year.
Minimum Stay3 nights
ViewSeaside
Notes

Check-in: 4pm 

Check-out: 10am

Reservation deposit: 30% of balance: 90 days prior to arrival. Reservation deposit non-refundable. Balance non-refundable after 90 days prior to arrival.

£1,000 refundable damage deposit is payable 7 days before arrival. 

Rate Table

  Week Friday to Monday Monday to Friday
July and August £3,900 - -
Easter, May (excluding half-term), June £2,800 £1,900 £1,500
April (excluding Easter), October £2,200 £1,600 £1,300
November to March (excluding Christmas and New Year) £1,700 £1,300 £1,100
Christmas, New Year £2,500 - -
May half-term £3,100 - -

 


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