Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
This is a delightful two bedroomed holiday cottage, with the appearance of a former stable and open fronted cart barn built in an L shape. The living accommodation has vaulted ceilings, with large windows at the seating end of the room overlooking its secluded south west facing private garden. The wood burning stove will keep the room very cosy in the winter months, and on chilly evenings at other times of the year. The owners of the cottage provide an initial supply of logs, and more can be purchased from them if needed. The living area also contains a large dining table with plenty of elbow room for four to eat in comfort. At the opposite end of the living room area is the hand made, painted kitchen, which has all you will need to be able to cater for all of your holiday meals.
In the upstroke of the L you will find the bathroom and bedrooms. The bathroom is beautifully finished with travertine floor and wall tiles. It contains a bath with a hand held shower attachment, a stylish counter top basin and WC. There is also a heated towel rail to ensure warm towels for when stepping out of the bath. There is a comfortable twin bedded room past the bathroom. This bedroom has a door to the terrace outside, and a wall mounted television. Reached through the twin bedded room is the principal bedroom. This has a five feet wide, king sized bed and also has a door to the terrace outside. There is a wall mounted television in this room as well. For added convenience there is also a partly stone tiled cloakroom off this bedroom.
Outside the cottage is a wide stone terrace with dining table and parasol. There is a spacious area of lawn, with post and rail fencing and wooden farm style gates separating the garden from the gravelled parking area. It is possible to walk from the cottage into Petworth via foot paths over fields and across the river. Within a few yards of the cottage is the village street in Byworth, containing The Black Horse pub and a selection of traditional and picturesque cottages and houses. There is even a traditional red telephone box, which has so far escaped removal. The pub is open seven days a week, and serves food at lunch time and in the evenings, so if you decide not to cook you will not have far to walk.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
The South East England region
The drive south from either Petworth or Midhurst over the South Downs to Chichester is equally picturesque. Taking either road will lead you close to Goodwood about eight miles away, famous for its horseracing and more recently for the motorsport events that Lord March is so passionate about. The South Downs all around Goodwood offer plenty of good walking opportunities and provide you with classic Downland scenery and fine views towards Chichester Cathedral and the Isle of Wight beyond.
The cathedral city of Chichester is one of the great well-preserved Georgian cities in the UK. Chichester has played a key role in the affairs of Sussex since at least Roman times. The city's broad streets are packed with listed buildings headed by the towering presence of the cathedral, now home to a family of peregrine falcons who swoop over the city at dusk .
The city centre is neatly enclosed within the ancient city walls and this helps to make Chichester compact and pleasant to explore on foot. There are plenty of good shops and restaurants and if you enjoy the theatre the Chichester Festival Theatre is worth considering as it features many world premieres.
This is just a flavour - consider as well Arundel Castle home to the Duke and Duchess of Norfolk which is a 20 minute drive away, while the south coast and its beaches are within 30 minutes.
This historic market town is best known as the location of the stately home Petworth House and deer park which was landscaped by Capability Brown. The house and its grounds are now owned and maintained by the National Trust. The magnificent country house contains an internationally renowned art collection with numerous works by Turner. Petworth itself was immortalised in his paintings.
The town is full of quaint houses and cottages, many within their own courtyard settings. They are interspersed with antique shops and tearooms so it makes the ideal place for a stroll following your enjoyment of Petworth House and Park.
Attractive villages surround Petworth such as Fittleworth and Byworth to the east and Lodsworth and Lurgashall to the west. Journey further and you reach the market town of Midhurst nestling next to Cowdray Park. The Cowdray Estate is most famous for its polo club particularly in June and July when the polo set meet for the Gold Cup. The Cowdray ruins are also of note since they were important early Tudor courtiers' palaces built from 1520 and form an impressive backdrop to Midhurst.