7.6 miles S of Chichester

The Wishing Well

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Bedroom details

4 Bedrooms (Sleeps 8 + cot)

Bedroom 1

1 x super king

Bedroom 2

1 x zip and link

Bedroom 3

1 x king

Bedroom 4

1 x king

Nestled on the idyllic coastline of West Sussex resides our handsome cottage, promising to make your wanderlust wishes a reality. Bringing fairytale to the everyday with a golden thatched roof, step inside to uncover a timeless country interior style softened with a soothing palette of pale greys and creams. With four elegant bedrooms, a restored wood burning stove and cosy window seats with pretty garden views, our darling dwelling is a wonderful retreat for family gatherings and adventures with friends. Settled in the heart of Selsey, The Wishing Well is perfectly positioned for resetting your life balance amongst the postcard-pretty coastal villages and untouched countryside of West Sussex and Chichester's AONB.

Special lower occupancy rate

A special lower occupancy rate applies at The Wishing Well, outside of school holidays, peak weeks, bank holidays, Christmas and New Year. 

Option one offers a 10% discount for parties of four guests or less. At this rate, the master bedroom and bedroom two will be available for you.

Option two offers a 20% discount for parties of two guests or less. At this rate, the master bedroom will be available for you.

If you have any queries or would like to book, please don't hesitate to get in touch on 01872 553 491 or email enquiries@boutique-retreats.co.uk.


Step inside our dreamlike abode to find the first tranquil living space adorned with a blend of neutral shades. Complete with a sumptuous sofa and cosy armchairs resting beside tables, there's plenty of space to unwind around the rustic coffee table. For those seeking wholesome fireside moments after days wandering the nearby landscapes, light the wood burning stove and unwind. Tucked in the corner, you'll find a cosy seating area perfect for gazing out to the blissful garden, along with a Smart TV, a radio, and a Sonos speaker for entertainment throughout your stay.

Adjoining the main living room, you'll find an equally charming snug with eye-catching artwork along with another large window seat made for daydreaming. This space is complete with a sumptuous sofa topped with plump cushions, two stylish striped armchairs, a pretty woven table, and a distressed wooden chest of drawers.


Uncover the open-plan kitchen and dining area, where a mid-century style table for eight offers a delightful setting for relaxed meals together. Large glass doors lead out to the lovely decking area, where table and chairs rest for alfresco feasts.

Just beside is the stylish kitchen space in soothing shades of white, where a wooden feature panelled island offers a spot to perch upon whilst admiring the chef. You'll find all you need for rustling up banquets, including a gas rangemaster, an electric oven, a fridge-freezer, dishwasher, a coffee machine, and even a bespoke wine cooler.

An additional, formal dining room with dual aspect windows can be found in a separate room with a large table and comfy wicker chairs.

Sleeping and bathing

You'll find four equally serene bedrooms at The Wishing Well.

The romantic master bedroom with a vaulted ceiling promises a calming space for lingering lie-ins and moments of quietude. A super king-sized bed awaits, along with an antique chest of drawers, two bedside tables, a lovely writing desk with a chair for jotting down fleeting thoughts, a woven bench, and a large built-in cupboard for storing your belongings. An en suite bathroom lies adjacent, with a bathtub, a shower, and a heated rail.

Endless country charm awaits in the second bedroom, where zip-and-link single beds with gingham headboards transform to a super king if preferred. This room is complete with a chic chest of drawers, two beige-hued occasional chairs, a black dressing table, and a quirky wooden hanging rail.

Adorned in neutral tones and pretty botanical artwork, bedroom three is a dream. In this heavenly space, you'll find a king-sized bed. At the foot of the king-sized bed two woven stools await, along with an occasional chair and a Scandi-style chest of drawers.

The family bathroom, featuring a stylish walk-in shower and heated rail, can also be found on this floor.

Tucked away on the ground floor rests the final bedroom, complete with a dreamy rattan king-sized bed and large doors leading to the garden. Charming with pale hues and cosy finishes, this room is completed with two bedside tables, a dressing table with chair, a lovely rattan double wardrobe and a Smart TV for indulging in breakfast in bed with your favourite series. Through an adjoining door lies the en suite with a shower.

Outdoor Space

A world of staycation magic awaits in the enclosed garden space, where a wooden patio deck is a splendid setting to reside on balmy days. A taupe-toned dining table for eight rests for meals alfresco, whilst two cosy wicker chairs beckon for the sun-seekers. You can also find a barbeque for use during the summer months.

Babies and children

Babies and children are most welcome at The Wishing Well. A travel cot, a high-chair and a stairgate are provided on request.


Two well behaved, small to medium sized dogs are most welcome. Please note, there is an additional fee per dog, per week or short break.


There is off road, private parking available for one car. There is also on-street parking available.

In the Area

Settled in the seaside town of Selsey, this gorgeous abode is a lovely spot to escape to uncover both the countryside and coastline of West Sussex. Close by in the town of Sidesham, you'll find The Crab and Lobster, a charming inn on Pagham's Harbour Nature Reserve serving a deliciously modern menu. For a heavenly fine dining experience, just under half an hour away by car you'll find Purchases, an elegant restaurant complete with its very own secret garden offering a delectable menu with quirky cocktails. In Goodwood, The Kennels clubhouse promises delightful country views whilst you savour seasonal produce. For those in pursuit of a traditional pub atmosphere and wholesome dishes, head to The Lamb Inn in West Wittering, a beautiful, red-bricked 18th century inn with a cosy outdoor dining area. For lovely days out, you'll find endless waterside sights to discover, including the historic villages of Bosham and Itchenor, all found within Chichester Harbour's AONB.

Welcoming up to eight, flee the ordinary for an escape brimming with old-world country charm at our dog friendly thatched cottage in the seaside town of Selsey.

At a glance

From £1,103 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 8 + cot | 4 Bedrooms | Dogs welcome

Key features

2 Hours From London

Autumnal escapes

Celebratory stays

Downstairs bedroom

Electric car charging point

Family friendly

Foodie breaks

For Larger Parties

Multi Generational Holidays

Short walk to a café or restaurant

Stone's throw from the sea


Thatched cottage

Travel cot and highchair



Dog friendly

Wood Burner


Lower Occupancy Rate

Super King Bed

check in / check out days

Short breaks:

  • Mid Week Breaks (Mon to Fri) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Long Weekends (Fri to Mon) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Short breaks are not available at Christmas and New Year.


  • A 13 deposit & £40 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £38 per pet per week or short break
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We know how gorgeous our retreats are, but don’t just take our word for it – here’s what previous guests say about The Wishing Well:

This cottage and its hosts were outstanding.

Downstairs bedroom perfect for grandma

Excellent from start to finish. The welcome pack and breakfast provided were truly excellent and a great idea.

The Wishing Well was so fantastic for our family weekend away - it was exceptionally comfortable, clean, and had everything we needed for a chilled out weekend by the beach. Location was perfect for sunset wanders and pub lunches, and close enough to West Wittering beach for a long beach walk with the dog. Many thanks Claire and Chris - we'll definitely be back!

Thank you for a wonderful weekend. The house was just perfect for our family get together and birthday celebrations. The kitchen was so well equipped. We loved it all

Our stay at the Wishing Well over Christmas was a magical experience. The house is beautifully decorated and the living spaces were warm and welcoming.

The welcome hamper and stylish Christmas decorations were beautiful and were a wonderful addition to the warm and cosy ambience during the festive season.

We would highly recommend The Wishing Well at any time of the year to anyone looking for a cosy but luxurious bolthole close to sea.

Amazing house and very nice owners. The little welcome package was a lovely surprise!

Very comfortable and excellent quality cottage.

What a splendid cottage! The decor and comfort are really perfect. Superb welcome goodies. We spent such a wonderful stay and were sad to leave. Lots of interesting visits around.Holiday home to recommend without any hesitation. Thanks Claire and Chris.

Love the cottage and location and what a lovely hamper. The dog loved it too

It was so lovely and the interior was gorgeous. The towels and bathrobes in particular were some of the nicest we’ve had the pleasure of using during trips away. The welcome pack was very generous and a real highlight!

Really enjoyed our stay in the beautiful cottage. Super places to visit include Petworth Parkand House, Arundel and The Weald and Downland living museum. Thank you.

The Wishing Well was an absolutely stunning property with plenty of space for all the family (4 adults, 2 children + 1 dog). Chris and Claire were exceptional hosts, incredibly thoughtful and have gone to great lengths to design a beautiful, yet very homely environment with all the creature comforts at your disposal. We loved our mid-week break and will definitely be planning another stay! A bona fide 10/10 retreat - The Haselden's, Berks :-)

Delightful and well equipped cottage. We had such a relaxing time.

A lovely cottage in a great location two minutes walk from the beach. Equipped with everything you need with a high quality finish and furniture - highly recommended

Wonderful stay! The cottage is so well equipped.The linen and towels provided are very high quality, the bed is comfortable. The kitchen was fantastic for making our favourite dishes. Plenty of space, but cosy at the same time - Perfect

Beautiful cottage. We had a lovely stay! Claire has been very helpful during out time here.

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