£78 / night
Price for guests, Nights

THE BAY TREE COTTAGE – Home 7490518 Cottage

  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Not suitable for children
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner


Hello, and a warm welcome to The Bay Tree Cottage, a stylish and comfortable holiday home for two right on the edge of the South Downs National Park.

Very substantial discounts are available on the rentals shown on TripAdvisor for short breaks of four, five or six nights. To check the discounted rates make a booking request and the owner will offer you a much more attractive price.

One of the most beautiful stretches of the South Downs Way can be reached by footpath from the doorstep, but if you don’t fancy a climb there are roads to the top too. Either way, don’t miss the views. On a clear day you can see across The Solent to the Isle of Wight, and in the opposite direction, across to the North Downs.

The cottage was originally built as a workshop and has recently been converted into spacious self-catering accommodation. Light from west facing windows floods the vaulted living space. The windows look over a private terrace to a shared garden (pick your own herbs) and stunning sunsets. The bedroom with king-size sleigh bed has a generous en suite shower room.

Bay Tree Cottage is an ideal base for walkers and cyclists and from which to enjoy the county’s internationally famous sporting and cultural highlights – Goodwood’s motorsport and horseracing events; summer arts festivals in nearby Arundel, Petworth and Chichester; and closer to home, the tudor splendour of Parham House. Amberley Working Museum, South Down Gliding Club, Wiston Steam Rally, and the RSPB’s Pulborough Brooks reserve are all nearby and there is a growing choice of local vineyards to check out.

There are English/European, Thai, Indian, and Chinese restaurants in easy walking distance of the cottage in the centre of Storrington village, plus a hotel, several pubs, a fish and chipper, and a choice of takeaways. A little further afield there are traditional country pubs and restaurants that serve notably good food. And when you don't fancy either going out or cooking for yourself, The Bay Tree Cottage offers a third choice - to be served at your own table by an award winning food writer who happens to be the owner. Choose from a seasonal dinner menu, or if you are pushing out the boat, order a swish hamper for Goodwood, or Glyndebourne, or just for fun.

Brighton, Chichester and Gatwick Airport are less than an hour away by car, and Heathrow Airport takes about ninety minutes. There are trains to London, Portsmouth and Southampton from Pulborough Station which is ten minutes away.

The owner has lived here in Sussex for nearly thirty years and loves the ‘whale-backed downs’ as Kipling described them, the glorious walks, the chalk hill flora and fauna, the area’s history, its geography and its people, and looks forward to sharing them with you.

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
  • 1 En suite


  • Wi-Fi available
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Housekeeping Included

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: £100.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

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About the owner

Shona P.
Average reply time:
1 hour 16 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
10 Apr 2021
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Cottage has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 2. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 30 Jan 2017. Located in Horsham District, it has 14 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £496 to £596.

The Owner has a response rate of 93% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 10 Apr 2021.


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Guest reviews

14 reviews

Very Good

“A real home from home”

Reviewed 10 Mar 2021

A beautiful cottage, cosy but deceptively spacious and well equipped, Bay Tree Cottage became our home from home whilst we waited for our house sale to go through. set in lovely surroundings with super walks. Shona is a super host, friendly and very accommodating. Highly recommended!

“Superb Sussex cottage was perfect for our stay.”

Reviewed 2 Nov 2019

The cottage was just outside the village of Storrington which made it ideal for getting out and about. It was clean, comfortable, beautifully fitted out and the home made marmalade and shortbread bisc… More

“The most comfortable bed ever, The Cleavers”

Reviewed 24 May 2019

Chose Bay Tree Cottage as we wanted to be based near Lancing, Worthing & Petworth. We like open plan living which is how the accommodation is set out and the beautiful garden also appealed as the … More

“A haven of peace and tranquility”

Reviewed 14 Mar 2019

The guest book at the Bay Tree Cottage says it all. Here are some of the comments: "a gem of a find; perfect base; loved everything about it; comfortable; lots of thought - relax in lovely surr… More

Owner's reply: Many thank for your ace review. Having happy guests is very rewarding and I look forward to seeing you again. Shona

“Excellent Escape”

Reviewed 1 Feb 2019

A wonderful 5 night stay in a beautiful and peaceful cottage with WIFI. Exceptionally clean. Great Location. Very friendly host.

Owner's reply: Many thanks for your review and for being an ideal guest. Shona

“Wonderful self catering cottage”

Reviewed 5 Sep 2018

We had been travelling through Europe and the UK for two months staying at seventeen different properties and Bay Tree cottage was by far the best of all. The accommodation is very clean and fully equipped. The owner, Shona is also able to provide dinners that she cooks herself. We can recommend the lamb. The cottage is close to a pub that serves meals and Sunday roasts and is not far from the village that has a Waitrose supermarket amongst other shops. Storrington is a good base for day trips to other areas. We would definitely return to Bay Tree Cottage if we returned to England.

Owner's reply: Shirley, thank you so much for your review. There can never be too many good ones. Shona

“Lovely Cottage on the edge of the South Downs”

Reviewed 24 Jul 2018

We stayed here for four nights in order to walk some stretches of the South Downs Way which we accomplished in spite of the heat. It proved to be a perfect self-catering base for a walking holiday wit… More

Owner's reply: Many thanks for your lovely review. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay and some great local walks. Shona


Reviewed 4 Jul 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Bay Tree cottage. It is very comfortable and well equipped. Shona has thought of everything to make a perfect stay. I would definitely recommend Bay Tree cottage to … More

Owner's reply: Many thanks for review and recommendation. Every little helps as they say in the supermarket ads. Shona

“A great find!”

Reviewed 12 Apr 2018

We've just returned from an extremely pleasant and comfortable three night say at Bay Tree Cottage. The very pleasant owner was there to greet us and to briefly explain all we needed to know abo… More

Owner's reply: I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay and many thanks for such a lovely review.

“Perfect setting and wonderful food!”

Reviewed 1 Jun 2017

My fiance and I came to stay in January for a cosy winter break. We had such a wonderful time! The cottage is located in a beautiful Sussex village, and we enjoyed long walks in the surrounding countr… More

Owner's reply: Many thanks Emma for a lovely review. I am always delighted when guests enjoy the Downland walking as much as I do, and it was a great pleasure to cook for you. Shona

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How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Shona (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Shona (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Shona (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Shona the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Shona (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Shona (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Shona (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Shona (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Shona (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

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You can pay the remaining balance of your holiday at any point. Simply go to Manage my holiday booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Shona (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Shona (the owner) a message.

If Shona (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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