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The Hideout

Selsey, Sussex (Ref. 1080901)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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9 Customer Reviews

  • "Loved being able to go out and about without disturbing the owners."

    Everything I needed was supplied and if I needed Carol she was available. Lovely touches of wine in the fridge, a small Christmas tree on the table with Christmas crackers was appreciated. The Hideout was perfect for what I needed to recharge and be away from the fast lane of London. I will love to rebook again next year.

    Reviewed by MarcusDec 2021

  • "Lovely stay, very peaceful."

    Both Steve and Carol were very welcoming and offered to take a few things out of the accommodation so our spaniels could have more room. A lovely touch to find a pint of milk and a bottle of wine in the fridge. The accommodation was very comfortable and spotlessly clean. We were pleased that we decided to bring our laptop so we could watch TV and chill out. I'm sure that we had stayed in the summer we would have made more use of the enclosed courtyards with our four legged boys. Location was brilliant, a short walk to the beach and a pleasant walk to the High Street. West Wittering beautiful sandy beach only 4 miles away.

    Reviewed by janeNov 2021

  • "A really lovely beach side property, well kitted out with all you need."

    You really couldn't need for anything else, Carol the owner was on hand, if you Did. We really look forward to re booking soon. Very well situated for the beach and a short walk to the shops, buses, and anything else you need. Thank you, we loved our stay.

    Reviewed by AntonyNov 2021

  • "We loved the Hideout."

    It was immaculately presented and had the addition of its own private enclosed garden. Steve and Carol were lovely hosts. Nothing was too much trouble. We shall definitely be going back. If you like seafood like we both do, you are in for a real treat. The fresh fish you could buy was amazing. Definitely worth a visit.

    Reviewed by LindaSep 2021

  • "The Hideout is a very special place."

    We spent a relaxing week there and have come back truly refreshed. The location is stunning with the beach seconds away, perfect for walks, swims and incredible sunsets. It is a dark skies area, so quite magical in the evening. The Hideout is small but beautifully decorated , with a homely feel and is equipped with most things you will need for a holiday. The bed is very comfortable and the en suite has an excellent shower. The private courtyard garden is a bonus. Selsey itself is a well kept secret. There is a full range of shops and an excellent Coop. It’s a really friendly and relaxed town. Over all it is a perfect place to get away from it all. Carol and Steve were great hosts. We certainly plan to visit again. Tim + Anni

    Reviewed by TimSep 2021

  • "Great location!"

    I would say this property is ideal for couples who enjoy walking ( we do....but this time had our elderly dog with us which slowed us down this time! ) or if you are just looking for total relaxation and an evening stroll to a local pub. A really good base to explore the coastal areas around & very close to Arundel and Chichester. The Hideout is decorated beautifully and maintained very well. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by SueAug 2021

  • "Just to say we had a fantastic time at the Hideout."

    The property is well equipped and ideal for a relaxing, restful, away from it all break.We loved being so close to the sea and beach is amazing . Fabulous!!!!

    Reviewed by SteveAug 2021

  • "Everything was amazing, we greatly enjoyed our stay here."

    The location was perfect - literally a 10 second walk to the beach! The cabin itself was luxurious, it had everything we needed inside - every little detail was thought of. The only small downside for us was the wifi was a little unstable but we only needed that in the evenings for watching Netflix on our laptop whilst it was too windy and cold to be outside. So overall, it didn't impact the stay at all. Carol was so friendly and we felt she was there if we needed her for any questions or recommendations in the area. It was a much needed break for us and we will definitely be back :)

    Reviewed by CatherineAug 2021

  • "It was decorated beautifully and simply."

    It was really clean which was important to us and very peaceful. I lost my partner a few weeks ago and wanted somewhere for me and my granddaughter to get away for a little bit of headspace for a few days. This was perfect, the beach is 10 seconds away as described, lovely enclosed pebble garden area which was perfect for my dog. Tea and coffee facilities were also available. I would definitely recommend this place for anyone wanting to just get away. It was also close to a lot of other amenities if you want to get out during the day. Fabulous.

    Reviewed by ShirleyAug 2021

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The property

Situated at the top of Selsey Bill, West Sussex, right on the beach, The Hideout, is a compact but charming ground-floor annex boasting a delightful private garden for your sole use, perfect for days on the beach and nights under the stars. Ideal for a couple or solo traveller, the property is well equipped and conveniently located with a beach at your front door and just a stroll to local amenities, while being within easy reach of nearby towns and villages around the delights of Chichester Harbour.

On arrival at this beach-side, cabin style location, leave your car parked near the green just outside and make your way into your home away from home.

Stepping into the delightful shack style property, the open-plan layout and bright driftwood style décor allows plenty of natural light into the space.

Stick the kettle on and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee as you plan what to do during your stay.

When sleep calls, listen to the sea lapping the shore (you are that close) and enjoy the plush double bed for some well-deserved rest.

You will also benefit from a sleek, fitted shower room so you can freshen up between activities.

Take advantage of the private outdoor space and savour a glass of wine, BBQ as the sun sets in the courtyard garden, while your four-legged friend gives their legs a stretch.

The working and friendly fishing village of Selsey, famous for its freshly caught crab has all the amenities you need for a relaxing break, including plenty of pubs and restaurants, there are a great selection of recommendations listed in a friendly and fun guide book within the property.

Take a stroll along East Beach, or further to Pagham Harbour nature reserve, stopping to enjoy freshly caught seafood or the locally made Caroline's ice-creams.

Heading in the opposite direction, a short walk or drive, will take you to East & West Wittering beaches, where you can spend your days sunbathing, surfing and paddling on one of the UK's most popular sandy beaches, also close by are the natural delights of Chichester harbour and canal and the South Downs, fantastic gastro pubs and restaurants pepper such beauty spots as Itchenor, Dell Quay, Bosham, Birdham, Brackelsham Bay and The Witterings.

For a spot of culture or shopping, while at The Hideout, head to Chichester or slightly further afield to Portsmouth, Southsea, Hayling Island, Midhurst, Petworth or Arundel.

Other attractions close by include the Planetarium & Science Centre (Chichester), Roman Palace (Fishbourne), Historic Dockyard (Portsmouth), or even a day trip to the Isle of Wight.

Whatever the weather, The Hideout, and its surrounding idyllic locations and attractions offer a relaxing and fun-filled break with your loved one.


  • All-ground-floor
  • Studio-style double bedroom with kitchen and dining area
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Electric central heating
  • Microwave, toaster, 2-ring hob, fridge with ice box
  • Tea, coffee, and sugar provided
  • WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Enclosed patio with small Small Charcoal barbecue, furniture and bike storage
  • Beach chairs available for use and beach towels provided
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Complementary bottle of wine on arrival
  • Shop 0.9 miles, pub 0.6 miles
  • Right on the beach
  • Sorry, no smoking.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Chichester 8 miles; Pagham 10 miles; Bognor Regis 10 miles; Goodwood 11 miles; Arundel 15 miles; Portsmouth 23 miles.

Once an island (Selsey means ‘Seal Island’), the town stands at the tip of the Manhood Peninsula and Selsey Bill, the southernmost tip of West Sussex. The beach at Selsey is one of the best in Sussex and makes for a perfect family day out. Whether sailing, swimming, beachcombing or just paddling in the sea, this lovely coastline can be enjoyed all year round. Perhaps fishing for the famous Selsey crabs takes your fancy, or there are plenty of restaurants serving this local delicacy in the town. Selsey has a full and varied past, once a haven for smugglers and vagabonds, this part of the coast is now a quaint town with plenty of fisherman's cottages, cafes and sandy beaches. Another reason for holidaying in Selsey is the dark sky; as most of the street lights are turned off at midnight, you will see the sky light up with millions of stars, which is why the famous astrologer Patrick Moore made his home in Selsey. Only a short drive from Selsey and you can be walking the lanes of historic Chichester with its harbour, where you can browse around local shops, or enjoy afternoon tea after a trip to the cathedral, before an evening at the theatre. If racing is more your style then make for Goodwood, with three big events each year, and dozens in between. Also within reach are Fishbourne Palace and Pagham harbour, and scuba diving and horse riding can be enjoyed in the area. Whether you are looking for a quiet, relaxing break or a holiday full of adventure, Selsey is an excellent destination.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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