Nestled in its own benign ecosystem on the sunny West Sussex coast in Felpham, Summerley Private Estate is home to 350 families. Built mainly in the 1920s and 1930s the houses are substantial and of individual design.
The English Channel is at our doorstep. Well not quite – a 1960s sea defence project sees to that – but the sea is an important facility. Two ramps allow residents to launch light boats.
The beach is great for children and for dog walkers. The sea is shallow and good for swimming – although this IS England and it’s not Mediterranean temperature. Yet. The coastal path west is tarmac and provides a good car-free walk all the way to Bognor Regis. To the east it is unpaved but provides a pleasant walk all the way to the River Arun at Littlehampton.
The South Downs are about 10 miles to the north and provide many attractive walks and many even more attractive pubs as well as features such as ancient trails, ancient yews, Goodwood, archaeological digs, the Amberley Museum and much more. This beautiful part of southern England is a major benefit of West Sussex life.