Cottage | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Old Quinings is a wonderful country house set in the peaceful Sussex village of West Ashling, near Chichester. This Grade II listed building offers huge amounts of character and space, with the original parts of the house dating back to the 16th Century. Set in mature gardens, the property also features a heated swimming pool (available during summer months only and by prior agreement). It is an ideal location for visiting the world famous events at the nearby Goodwood Estate, including the Goodwood Festival of Speed and the Goodwood Revival motor racing events, as well as the Glorious Goodwood horse racing festival.
Old Quinings has a large entrance hall with an impressive feature fireplace set to one side. The main rooms to the ground floor lead from the hallway which has a galleried landing overlooking it. There is a very comfortable sitting room to one end of the ground floor, which also features an open fireplace, as well as French doors opening onto the patio of the rear garden.
There is a second sitting room which leads through to the kitchen. The kitchen is very well equipped and includes an AGA cooker, a second cooker, 2 dishwashers, a fridge and freezer, a washing machine (in the utility area) and all the kitchen equipment guests should need. The kitchen also has a breakfast table. There is also a formal dining room on the ground floor which can comfortably seat 10 people for dinner and has a beamed ceiling and fireplace.
The first floor of Old Quinings has the galleried landing that overlooks the entrance hall. This gives a real hint to the age and character of the house with a fireplace and exposed brick and beams on show. There are 4 double bedrooms and a twin bedroom. The large master bedroom has an en-suite shower room and there are 2 further family bathrooms available on the first floor.
The gardens at the house offer a beautiful and quiet space to enjoy a sunny day. There is a patio area overlooking the lawn and mature shrubs and trees. Beyond a hedge line in the rear garden is the private heated swimming that is available for guest use. (Please note, the swimming pool is to be used at the guest's own risk and children must be accompanied at all times. Available only during summer months and by prior agreement). There are 2 driveways at the front of the house, each providing off road parking.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||West Wittering 17 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||5.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Gatwick 51 km, Nearest railway: Bosham 2.7 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||3 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (4), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
The South East England region
West Ashling is a beautiful village set in the South Downs National Park and just a few miles to the west of the historic city of Chichester. The village pub, The Richmond Arms, is just a short walk away and offers excellent dining for all visitors. From thatch cottages to Georgian country houses, West Ashling is a quintessential English country village.
Chichester has a shopping centre full of character with an interesting array of shops, restaurants, bars and cafes. Pallant House Gallery is a well regarded art gallery exhibiting works by a variety of artists. The famous Chichester Festival Theatre has shows running throughout the year and often features some of the biggest names of both stage and screen in their productions.
Just a few miles to the south is the beautiful Sussex coast. If you enjoy sandy beaches, West Wittering has one of the best in the area, attracting wind surfers and swimmers alike. The sailing villages of Bosham and Itchenor are only a few miles away and Portsmouth, to the west, is within about a 30 minute drive. Brighton is about a 45 minute drive to the east, with an eclectic range of shops and entertainment.
An idyllic location for walkers and riders, this area of the south of England has some of the best weather in the country, on average getting more sunshine than anywhere else in the England. A short drive to the east is the historic city of Chichester, the skyline of which is dominated by it's famous and imposing cathedral.
The world renowned Chichester Festival Theatre attracts both actors and audiences from far and wide and the city centre itself offers a great selection of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. To the west, the city of Portsmouth offers wonderful attractions including the Historic Naval Dockyards and the impressive Spinnaker Tower. There is also very good shopping to be had at the Gunwharf Quays shopping and leisure development.
Other local places of interest include attractions such as the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum, Arundel Castle and the Roman Palace at nearby Fishbourne. West mount Farm is also very well located for both the horse racing and world famous motor racing event held at Goodwood, which include Glorious Goodwood, the Festival of Speed and the Goodwood Revival.
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