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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 - 7 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 an hour
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Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2018

Why Sarah Stewart-Smith chose East Preston

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: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 40
  • 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. No additional guests. No events or parties.
  • No animals permitted. No guest shall use, ingest, possess or distribute illegal drugs while at the House. No audible music allowed from the House.
  • All guests are expected to respect our neighbours by being quiet. No use of the outside areas or the hot tub after 10 pm. No shoes in the house.
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
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 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
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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: June 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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A stylish home in a spectacular position

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place for our family weekend away. The house is in a great position for walks and beach access. Its stylish and comfortable and has great facilities for the whole family to enjoy.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying Nick, you and your family were a pleasure to host.
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Large modrn luxury home on the seafront

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic Christmas stay at this lovely house in its beautiful location right on the seafront. I found the owner and manager a pleasure to deal with.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying Julian. Your family were such a pleasure to have to stay. You were so charming to deal with.
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A beautiful house in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

The Rock House is a wonderful place to stay if you are a large group of adults who want to spend time together in a comfortable, stylish setting. The house is very well equipped, the beds extremely comfortable, the garden and views across the sea spectacular and the hot tub is easy to use ( and very clean and warm). Sarah answered every question I had very promptly and was so helpful on every detail. A group of 12 of us stayed for a long weekend at the beginning of November and have already booked up the same weekend next year.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Suberb property with direct access to the beach

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 2 nights, Friday and Saturday nights. The house contained everything that one needed for a party of 10 people. The bedrooms were spacious and there were adequate bathrooms. The kitchen was well equipped and there was plenty of room for us all. We were lucky with the weather and we all enjoyed the use of the roomy spa tub on the decking outside. My husband was 70, and our granddaughter and myself also celebrated birthdays during the first week of October. Sarah surprised us by organising for a lovely large carrot cake to be left in the kitchen . This was a great surprise and enjoyed by us all.

Thank you for a memorable stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Maureen we loved having you to stay. You were perfect guests that left the house immaculately. Do hope you will come again soon. Thank you for staying.
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A beautiful property with slight drawback...

  • 4 of 5

Rock House is an extremely well equipped and appointed property. The welcome cake was a lovely touch. The location has fantastic views and is just a short walk to the local amenities.

Perhaps, due to unfortunate experiences with previous guests, the owners are keen to make you aware of how they would like their property treated and left, with clear guidelines and financial consequences should you transgress.

During our week-long stay, we received text messages from the house-keeper to tell us we had left the cover off of the jacuzzi for too long, while still using it, and to return the garden furniture to it's original positions on our departure. This lead us to feel we were being monitored by the outdoor CCTV system.

We also felt uncomfortable being asked by the house-keeper to leave £120 in cash for the exit clean, although we'd previously paid this through HomeAway.

This is a beautiful property, however, the level of supervision did somewhat detract from the experience.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jacqueline Thank you for staying. I am sorry you felt there was a slight drawback. To reassure you, there is no CCTV in the back garden, I probably shouldn't say on a public review but they are dummy cameras to deter any unwelcome visitors when the house is unoccupied. As you had left the hot tub cover off all week the housekeeper felt she was helping you. The cake is delicious as you said, I know the cleaning team always hope some is left behind. It can be difficult for them during the summer when a house is left in a poor state, I think your housekeeper felt when you left the house it needed additional cleaning which would have incurred the extra charges, that you refused to pay. It is such a shame you didn't say this when you left your private feedback saying you had a fantastic time and wanted to return.
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $701.85

The Rocks is a residential property and therefore only suitable for family and extended family. There is a shoe free policy at all times. Cleaning is not included in the hire and this is charged at £10 per person.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund