They once pulled pints at Summer’s Lodge in Birdham. But it’s now the perfect place to pull together your clan, burn some wood and make some memories. Just shy of West Wittering, where the sand piles like soft snow, this is palatial living for 12 with a homely feel just a splash from the sand dunes and the surfers of the Sussex shore.
Inside, there’s a designer’s signature writ large across every room. It’s there in the cosy Blue Room with its blazing fire, in the pastel-painted brickwork of the cinema room, and in the sumptuous bedrooms where the traditional and modern make fine bedfellows. Enjoy nocturnal bliss between crisp, hotel-laundered sheets.
Stay at Summer’s Lodge in spring and summer to dine al-fresco in the salty air beneath big skies. Stay in autumn and winter to cosy up with the Nespresso machine and the milk-frother. Stay here because it is beautiful and because it was recently the recipient of 5 star AA award for Self Catering Accommodation.