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Luxury Architect Designed Seafront Beach House with stunning sea views

Bedrooms 6
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Luxury contemporary 6 bedroomed beach house with stunning sea views and

The Rocks is an idyllic and luxurious New England style beach house recently refurbished and remodelled by the award winning architect Martin Critchell. Sleeping 12 in 6 bedrooms The Rocks occupies a wonderful tranquil position on Coastal Road on the West Kingston Private Estate with direct frontage to the beach.

The house has stunning and far reaching coastal views. The transformation allows stunning sea views visible from most rooms and has a delightful, bright, fresh and light feel appropriate to the location. Features of particular note are the oak floors on the ground floor and the lovely kitchen with pale blue glass splash backs and works surfaces of fossilised limestone. This room is open to the family living area, which stretches across the breadth of the house and has a spacious contemporary feel that offers versatility in the arrangement of rooms. On the first floor the bathrooms are all beautifully fitted and the balcony runs across the width of the house. The first floor contemporary sitting room is furnished to a very high standard with Kelly Hoppen furniture and offers stunning sea views. The second floor provides bedrooms five and six of which the loft bedroom is 30 foot in length and has a separate sitting area. Outside the property is approached by an in and out driveway with parking for several cars. The south facing rear gardens are contemporary with modern deck and sunken swim spa. From the garden there is direct access to the beach. The Rocks is a perfect location for family groups wanting a relaxing beach break.

Sarah Stewart-Smith
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

Why Sarah Stewart-Smith chose England

The beach

Stunning sea views

The glorious water

Refuge from city life

The sounds and the views

The laid back atmosphere

What makes this house unique

Spacious luxurious house with designer furnishings

Stunning outside areas with private garden and excellent views of the beach

Set on a quiet area of the beach

Family friendly

Stunning private hot tub

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for your email. We had a really fantastic weekend at The Rocks - the house was amazing, the photos do not even begin to do it justice and of course we were spoilt with gorgeous sunny weather. We very much enjoyed celebrating my Dad's 81st and my 40th birthday there. We live in Kingston Upon Thames and so it was very apt that the house was called 'Kingston Rocks'! Thank you for a really great family weekend.

My sister and Dad did the check in with Diana and had no issues - they enjoyed being shown all the rooms in turn. We also found the local shop very handy and well stocked. And the Bluebird Cafe, even though it was extremely busy, was great service, value and food.
Jan 2016
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East Preston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • We only accept family and extended family groups. No single sex groups or party groups will be accepted. Please be considerate guests.
  • No animals permitted. No guest shall use, ingest, possess or distribute illegal drugs while at the House. No audible music allowed from the House.
  • Our guests are required to respect our neighbours by being quiet. There is no use of the outside areas including the hot tub after 10 pm.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Rocks Seaview Bedroom - 1 king , Ensuite shower room with WC
    Lookout Seaview Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Ensuite shower room with WC
    Granny's Groundfloor Bedroom - 1 queen , Ensuite shower room and adjacent WC
    Loft Room Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Large 30 ft room perfect for teenagers
    Bed 6 with biggest adjacent bathroom - 1 double , Family bathroom with shower, bath and WC
    Seaview Master Bedroom - 1 king , Ensuite bathroom with bath, shower and toilet
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Luxury Architect Designed Seafront Beach House with stunning sea views
average rating of 4.9 based on 27 reviews

Lovely house by the beach

  • 5 of 5

We had a family get together over a weekend and were blessed with super weather, so spent most of it outside and on the beach.

The house is smart and elegant but we also found it accommodating and roomy for a group of 9 including small children. The hot pool was fun and we loved the "pod" in the garden for the childrens' tea, and our evening drinks.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Nina Thank you for staying at The Rocks. Your family were delightful and a real pleasure to host. So pleased you all the little children were able to enjoy all the facilities. Do come again. Best wishes Sarah
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Beautiful spacious home by the sea

  • 4 of 5

We were a party of 8 staying at The Rocks for a work retreat.

We had plenty of space to work as a large group in the front room and around the house and outside in spacious additional seating areas. The house itself, facilities and decor was lovely.

The only reason to mark 4 stars instead of 5, is that I asked if the house was wheelchair accessible as one of our party is a wheelchair user. The response was yes it was, with a downstairs bedroom, bathroom and toilet.

On arrival, the property has 3 large steps to the front door and 2 steps out of both back doors - so although living space is suitable, the main property access isn't suitable for wheelchairs.

Therefore it was an additional struggle to assist my colleague in and out the house. Some removable ramps would be a significant improvement here for anyone else looking to stay who requires access.

Other than this hiccup, our stay was absolutely delightful!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jodie The wheelchair ramp is kept in the hall chest at The Rocks. Such a shame you didn't ask where it was as the Rocks is very well equipped to accept wheelchair users and it would have prevented the damage that was caused to the front steps. Best wishes Sarah
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Amazing views / beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

The location of this house was spot on, just a stones throw away from the beach. The house itself was lovely and the perfect size for our group of 12 adults and 2 children. We could all fit in to one room together socially, or spread out throughout the houses 2 living rooms, balcony, dining area and garden if you needed your own space. The hot tub was a treat, and we loved the rotating seat pod that was also in the garden.

Sarah, the owner, was very quick at responding to all of my email queries and questions before I even booked it until after our stay. And she returned my security deposit the very next day!

Overall my family and I had a wonderful time at The Rocks beach house.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Katie. You and your family were perfèct guests and left the house immaculately. Thank you. Please come again soon. Best wishes Sarah
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Very clean and comfortable. Well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

Overall, very good, wonderfully positioned by the sea and with fantastic views from many of the rooms.Feel that one of the bedrooms should have had twin beds rather than a double, probably the front bedroom.We had to call the maintainable man out to help us with the front door lock which we found difficult to open. The birthday cake which Sarah left was a lovely surprise extra and delicious.The grandsons loved the loft rooms. The information folder was very useful. We all really enjoyed the family birthday weekend, thank you.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very good

  • 4 of 5

Very good

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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nobody does it better......

  • 5 of 5

From the moment you enter this superb property you know you and your family/guests will be in for a treat. The view of the beach and sea are, of course, sublime. The luxury touches in the house will make even the most picky holiday maker satisfied. Comfort is the word. Plenty of room for everyone to enjoy, and we cant wait to return again and again.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jill Your family are the perfect guests Looking forward to your return this Summer Best wishes Sarah
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
The Clockhouse
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Ham Manor Golf Club
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
West Kingston

The property is within the West Kingston Private Estate, down a private road right next to the sea, the house has access straight to the beach, at only 10 metres away. The area is secure, residential and family friendly.

The area caters for everyone, with a wide range of activities to offer. These include water sports such as kite surfing, windsurfing and sailing, sporting activities such as tennis at the Angmering-On-Sea Lawn Tennis Club, Golf at the Rustington Golf Centre, Boat hire at the Littlehampton Marina and Clay Pigeon Shooting; thrilling experiences such as aviation lessons, horse racing and car festivals at the Goodwood Estate as well as Go-karting at the Oval Racetrack; play days for kids such as at the The Flying Fortress, Playzone, Fishers Farm and Amazon Adventure.

Within walking distance is the local village of East Preston where there are a variety of shops. Furthermore at a two minute drive is the village of Angmering-On-Sea where there is a village shop, Indian and Chinese restaurants, a hairdresser, numerous pubs and more.

Regular farmers’ markets are held in Chichester, Arundel, Lewes and Worthing.

Please note we are not able to accept hen or stag party groups. The Rocks suits families and extended families.


Rates & Availability

East Preston House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jul 3 2017 - Aug 31 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
Autumn 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 29 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
Goodwood Revival
Sep 8 2017 - Sep 11 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Autumn 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 21 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
New Year 2018
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 3 2018
4 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Jan 4 2018 - Feb 8 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
February half term
Feb 9 2018 - Feb 22 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
Early Spring 2018
Feb 23 2018 - Mar 28 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
Easter 2018
Mar 30 2018 - Apr 3 2018
4 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Apr 4 2018 - May 3 2018
2 night minimum stay
May Bank Holiday
May 4 2018 - May 7 2018
3 night minimum stay
May 2018
May 8 2018 - May 23 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
Spring May Bank Holiday
May 24 2018 - May 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
June 2018
Jun 1 2018 - Jun 26 2018
2 night minimum stay
Goodwood Festival of Speed
Jun 27 2018 - Jul 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $649.86

Prrices may vary slightly over weeks/weekends which include bank holidays.
Payment by BACS interbank transfer.
Non-refundable deposit of 25% of rental cost to secure booking.
Balance of rental (75%) due 2 weeks prior to arrival.
Damage/Cleaning deposit of £500. Refunded within 48 hours subject to condition of property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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