- Sleeps: 4
- Bedrooms: 2
- Bathrooms: 2
- Minimum stay: 3 nights
Pumped full of ‘wow-factor’ style, The Beach Stop is a Grade II-listed garage that dates back to 1934, secluded in the coastal West Sussex village of East Preston.
A working garage up to the 1970s, there are plenty of quirky nods to the past, including the original set of vintage pumps just outside… which now light joyfully up at night!
Once inside the single-level retreat, you’ll note the careful attention to detail throughout, in which period features blend beautifully with contemporary mod cons to create an elegant, art deco-style haven for up to four lucky guests.
Magnificent curved walls add a grand sense of originality, while enormous bay windows allow natural light to flood cheerfully inside by day. You’ll have toasty underfloor heating for cool evenings, and air conditioning when the weather is hot, so you’ll feel perfectly comfy no matter what the season.
Why not relax with a Sidecar or a classic martini in the sociable, open-plan lounge and diner, where you’ll find plenty of soft seating, and a dining table that faces the stylish glass doors? There’s also a luxuriously well-equipped kitchen, with plenty of space and all the appliances you’ll need to whip up family feasts.
If you prefer breaking bread al fresco, simply open the doors and wander out to the furnished patio, with its comfy dining furniture, and a barbecue for sizzling suppers savoured by sunset.
When it’s time to turn in, you’ll have two bedrooms to choose from. The kingsize master features its own bathroom en-suite, with luxury ceramics and a heated towel rail.Keep reading
At a glance
- A Grade II-listed garage that dates back to the 1930s, elegantly transformed into a unique art deco-style West Sussex retreat for 4 guests.
- Accommodation is single-level, with all rooms on the ground floor. Light-up vintage pumps at the front provide a quirky nod to the building’s past!
- Relax with an old-fashioned cocktail in the open-plan lounge and diner, or head through the stylish glass doors and fire up the patio barbecue.
- There are two bedrooms: one kingsize en-suite, and one kingsize or twin nestled in the bay window, with a second shower room.
- East Preston beach is a five-minute walk away, or head into nearby Littlehampton for a stroll along the promenade. You can also leave the car in the garage, and take the train to nearby Brighton or Chichester.
- Family Friendly
- Seaside Breaks
Grade II-listed 1930s retreat, sleeps 4 guests. All ground-floor accommodation. Open-plan living/dining space with seating, TV, dining table and chairs, kitchen with electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, coffee machine, dishwasher, washer/dryer. Master kingsize bedroom with en-suite bath and shower over, WC, heated towel rail. Second twin or kingsize bedroom in bay window. Shower room with WC, heated towel rail. Enclosed front garden with dining furniture and barbecue, shared rear garden, bike store, private parking for 1 car.
Walking, cycling, beaches, shops, cafés, restaurants, festivals
Discover the second kingsize room – which can also be made into a twin if you prefer – superbly nestled inside the curved bay window, so you can wake to soothing sunrise views. And since there’s a second shower room, there’ll be no awkward morning queues.
After a hearty home-cooked breakfast, how about a fun day at the seaside? East Preston beach is a mere five-minute walk away, or you could head to nearby Littlehampton and stroll the chic promenade.
With the train station just 20 minutes away, you can take a break from driving. Leave the car at this former garage (indeed, what better place?), and ride the rails to laid-back Brighton to the east, or culture-steeped Chichester to the west.
If you’re willing to jump in the car, tourist hotspots Goodwood and Arundel are close by, meaning there’s an almost endless array of ways to spend your time at The Beach Stop…
…should you wish to leave, that is.
Things to note
Pets are not permitted.