A “PARTY house” which was well known as a hang-out for the rich and famous has been put up for sale for £2.95 million.

The Sandcastle, which is right on the beach in Pevensey Bay, was built in 1934 by London architect Charles Evelyn Simmons for celebrated American dancer Anita Elson and her actor husband Nicholas Prinsep.

The couple used the five-bedroom property as their weekend getaway and hosted lavish parties there.

It had hidden doors in the back of wardrobes which led to secret passageways between bedrooms.

It is believed the then Prince of Wales, Edward VIII, and his lover Wallis Simpson used it as a secret hideaway during the Thirties.

During the Second World War the Sandcastle was requisitioned as a battery station for Canadian soldiers defending the South Coast.

It later became a hotel but fell into disrepair.

Today it has been restored as a luxury home which sits on an acre of land.

It has 6,000sqft of living space, a heated outdoor swimming pool and private access to the beach.

On the ground floor, there is a bedroom wing with four en-suite bedrooms. The master bedroom has its own dressing room.

There is also an office, laundry room, ironing room and family bathroom on the same level. Downstairs there is a wine cellar.

The fifth bedroom is on the first floor and it is equipped with an en-suite shower and a solarium.

The property has large balconies on either side, offer plenty of outdoor space for relaxing and entertaining.

The owner, Bruce Robbins, who is a fashion designer, and his wife have spent five years redecorating the house.

They have installed period features and a curved window in the main reception room to the kitchen. Outside, there is a landscaped garden and lawn and, of course, the beach.

Sandcastle was featured on History Of Britain In 100 Homes on Channel 4, presented by Phil Spencer.

Pevensey Bay is part of Pevensey village which is famous for its Roman-Saxon fort.