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Posted on June 12, 2018 at 1:43 pm
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With a handpicked collection of the Witterings’ finest self-catering homes, Amanda Pugh, Founder of Wellies & Windbreaks will help you plan the perfect holiday


What makes the Witterings so special, why should people choose to holiday there?
Only two hours down the A3 from South West London means you can be there in time for kids’ tea.  Then there is the beach… soft white sand, dunes to play hide and seek in, dog walking all year round at East Head and water sports for all. East and West Wittering village are well served with shops, cafes and restaurants and finally, Wellies & Windbreaks have some stunning holiday homes to rent.

What would be your top ten things to do in the area?

1.     Have fun on West Wittering beach…play cricket, have a picnic, build sandcastles or our family favourite, throwing pebbles at the groyne heads.  It becomes very competitive and can last hours.

2.     Play hide and seek, jump off the dunes and enjoy a dog walk at East Head

3.     Walk to Bracklesham and eat at Billy’s on the Beach…their sundaes are the best.

4.     Do some water sports.  Hire an SUP, learn to surf or kite surf. Most of the local sailing clubs run holiday courses.

5.     Buy some bacon, a long roll of string and go crabbing at Dell Quay.  Eat at the Crown & Anchor pub whilst you are there.

6.     Visit Candies in East Wittering for a quarter of toffee bon bons or space invaders.

7.     Put your trainers on and walk or cycle the Salterns Way.  You can get all the way to Chichester from East Head.

8.     For a full day out, visit Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.  There is something for the whole family to enjoy.

9.     Walk in the ancient Yew forest at Kingley Vale Nature Reserve.  The view from the top is well worth the climb.

10. Goodwood is a must for anyone who loves cars or horseracing.  Plan your trip around a flagship event and eat at the Earl of March on the way home.

 

Tell us a bit about Wellies & Windbreaks.  Why the name and how did the business come about?
If you holiday at the British seaside, you are quite likely to need a pair of wellies and a windbreak!  We cherish all that is special about holidaying in the UK…beach picnics, family games, coastal walks and braving the sea.  Typically the sun shines more on the south coast than anywhere else in the UK, but a bit of inclement weather never dampens the Great British holiday spirit.

We started visiting the Witterings when my daughter was born and fell in love with the area.  Three children later the thought of returning to my former career in London didn’t appeal, so I set up the company in 2015 with three clients.  The portfolio has now grown to over twenty, high quality self-catering holiday homes.  Whether your planning a weekend away for you and your partner; a family celebration or a holiday with friends, we can find you the perfect property.

What sets you apart from your competitors?

The portfolio is small and deliberately so. I offer a genuine bespoke and personal service. It is all well and good having the ability to instant-book but people have questions, they seek reassurance before committing to an unseen holiday property and are often visiting the area for the first time. I know every home inside out and enjoy offering guests advice on what to do locally. 

What does the future hold?

I value a healthy work life balance and whilst my portfolio is growing, my priority is to maintain a personalised guest service and look after these beautiful properties.  My aim is that guests love the area and the properties as much I do and want to come back time and time again.

For more information please contact Amanda Pugh at amanda@welliesandwindbreaks.co.uk 

(extracted from an article in Time & Leisure Magazine, June issue)


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