Seaside Retreat with hot tub
A Sussex beachside sanctuary and paean to music history, complete with a hot tub, sauna and bar, for unforgettable Wish You Were Here-inspired group breaks-by-the-sea.
  • Sleeps: 12
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights

Once the Sussex seaside haven of Steven O’Rourke, long-time manager of the iconic rock band Pink Floyd, Seaside Retreat isn’t just uniquely awe-inspiring but steeped in music history.

Once an unassuming single-storey bungalow on West Wittering’s glorious beachfront, this chic coastal retreat now features two vintage train carriages running through its centre – along with its very own sauna, hot tub, al fresco bar, and artist’s studio – for a group break that will have everybody enthralled.

Not only can you savour panoramic sea views that stretch from Selsey to the Isle of Wight, but you’ll be treading in the hallowed footsteps of rock royalty.

O’Rourke hosted legendary gatherings at his (then pink-hued) beachfront bolthole: not only with members of Pink Floyd but the Rolling Stones and many others. So if you’re a musical type yourself, you may even come home with a little creative inspiration!

Sleeping up to 12 guests, there are six bedrooms to choose from, each one with its own individually luxurious feel. Three of the bedrooms are set within a vintage railway carriage for an extra talking point, while the superking master boasts a separate living area with a log-burner, and direct access to the sea-view balcony.

Why not plan a cocktail reception in the elegant bar area, which you’ll find right by the cosily-furnished, art-filled lounge? Food preparation will be a (sea) breeze too, since the sleek kitchen comes equipped with every convenience a group break could possibly need. They include a double oven, a dishwasher, and a coffee machine to charge your mornings to perfection.

You’ll also find a snug dining area here – though on sunny afternoons the terrace might well seem a more appealing and scenic option! Simply step out of the kitchen and you’re there… while hidden nicely away nearby is the secluded hot tub, for supreme sunset-watching later on.

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At a glance

  • A unique West Wittering beachfront retreat and former bolthole of Steven O’Rourke, once the manager of the iconic rock band Pink Floyd.
  • The retreat boasts two vintage train carriages running through the centre, along with delights that include a sauna, a hot tub, and an al fresco bar.
  • Six bedrooms sleep up to 12 guests in total, with the kingsize master featuring its own living space and direct balcony access.
  • The furnished garden leads directly to the beach.
  • The villages of East and West Wittering are in extremely easy reach, with the city of Chichester a short drive away.


  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Hot Tubs
  • Large Groups
  • Seaside Breaks


6 bedrooms: 1 superking with separate living area and direct balcony access, 2 doubles, 2 kingsize, 1 bunk room. 2 bathrooms, 1 separate WC. Lounge area with seating, Smart TV, Wi-Fi, bar area with bar stools. Well-equipped kitchen with coffee machine, double oven, fridge freezer, dining area for 12, access to terrace with seating for 6, secluded hot tub. Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer, sauna. Furnished garden with direct beach access: outdoor bar and shower, hammock, ping pong table. Off-road parking for 2 cars.

Local Activities

Walking, cycling, watersports, swimming, beaches, independent shops, markets, historic sites, nature reserves, bars, restaurants, nightlife.

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The garden, meanwhile, is a true outdoor-lover’s paradise. Comfy beachside seating is ideal for catching up with your favourite people in style, while the hammock is perfect for lazy lounging. There’s an al fresco bar to help fuel the celebrations even further, and an entertainment area complete with a ping pong table.

Oh, and after a relaxing session in the sauna, there’s even an outdoor shower, for the most invigorating freshen-up of your lives!

For those keen to immerse themselves even further in the history of Pink Floyd, nearby East Wittering beach is the site of the group’s first-ever music video (for Arnold Layne).

Otherwise, browse independent shops in the local villages, explore wildlife hotspots including Bracklesham Bay Nature Reserve, or head into the cathedral city of Chichester for welcome hits of history and culture.

Inspiring dreams of Wish You Were Here, a break spent at Seaside Retreat is one that’s guaranteed to linger long in your memories.

Things to note

Check in after 4pm, check out by 10am. Electric car charging is available at the front of the house.

Where you'll be staying

West Wittering, West Sussex

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