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Thistledown Cottage

Chidham near Bosham, Sussex (Ref. 1012555)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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29 Customer Reviews

  • "Everything was to a high standard."

    The owner was attentive and ensured all was in order

    Reviewed by SimonApr 2022

  • "The location was perfect for exploring the harbour area and coastline."

    Reviewed by Morgan & JanetApr 2022

  • "This cottage was very clean, comfortable, quiet and secure, just what we wished for."

    It was convenient for all the places we wanted to visit . Colin was friendly and helpful explaining various things we needed to know.We had a lovely week's stay, great weather too and would return if staying in the Chichester area again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by BrendaOct 2021

  • "Very clean, tidy and comfortable cottage."

    Friendly welcome from the host. Great location for a mix of local walks and visits to attractions (by train as well as by car). A very good holiday.

    Reviewed by JosinaOct 2021

  • "A lovely comfortable and clean cottage, great location for lovely coastal walks and excellent local attractions."

    We had a lovely holiday and would highly recommend this cottage .

    Reviewed by JennySep 2021

  • "Colin the cottage owner gave us a very warm welcome on arrival and was there to help if needed but gave us complete privacy."

    The cottage was perfect, spotlessly clean and so very quiet. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by RichardSep 2021

  • "We had an amazing stay at Thistledown cottage & would definitely recommend it."

    Colin & Rowena made us very welcome. We hope to return sometime.

    Reviewed by AngelaSep 2021

  • "We were happy and comfortable and the owner was lovely."

    The house was great!!!!!!

    Reviewed by GeraldineAug 2021

  • "A fabulous place, so much so have booked again!"

    Can't fault in any way, all excellent, a great find.

    Reviewed by MelanieAug 2021

  • "We loved the rural setting and how easy it was to get to walks and places of ..."

    We loved the rural setting and how easy it was to get to walks and places of interest and the property and surroundings was so peaceful

    Reviewed by SheilaAug 2021

  • "A great country location for walking with beaches, sailing and bird watching easily accessible."

    Charming pub and ancient church reached on foot in 10 minutes by paths and rural lanes.The on- site owner was helpful, kind and discreet allowing for complete privacy. Many thanks Julia and Henry

    Reviewed by JuliaJul 2021

  • "Everything was top notch."

    Spotless cottage, all mod cons and well laid out. Set in a beautiful landscape and perfectly placed for touring around. We had lovely hot weather and were able to find shade if needed, always with a lovely view. Colin, the owner is extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the area and its many delights. Never intrusive, but if you need help he goes above and beyond!!! He's friendly too and a thoroughly nice man. Book this cottage, you will not be disappointed.

    Reviewed by JuneJul 2021

  • "It was a beautifully Appointed cottage and was presented in 1st class condition couple that with a fantastic area for us it was perfect."

    Reviewed by NickJul 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely, spotlessy clean and extremely comfortable, we had a wonderful time."

    Reviewed by SusanJun 2021

  • "Shame about the weather, but lovely cottage to be in"

    Reviewed by MargaretMay 2021

  • "The property is absolutely beautifully presented, comfortable, clean in an amazing location, the property owner Colin Gibbons is a real gentleman, my wife had an accident crashing off her pushbike and breaking her arm, had a couple of nights in hospital."

    Colin did everything he could to mitigate the impact on us and our holiday I really can't thank him enough.

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2021

  • "Very well presented accommodation."

    Quiet and secure. Not our style but tv in each bedroom as well as lounge! A good base for exploring coast between Chichester and Portsmouth, Plenty of walks on the doorstep.

    Reviewed by ColinApr 2021

  • "Thistledown was a beautiful cottage; well decorated and with every facility we could have wanted."

    It was well situated. There were plenty of good walks around the scenic harbour within a few minutes of the cottage. Even the weather was exceptional for October. We enjoyed the lazy breakfasts watching the colourful birdlife on the garden feeders. Colin and Rowena could not have been more helpful. We woke up one morning to find we had a flat tyre. We couldn't remove the tyre. Colin did everything he could with his own toolset and when that didn't work he drove us to a garage to fix the problem after Rowena had checked which garages could see us at such short notice. There's lots more we want to see so we hope to be back before too long.

    Reviewed by IanOct 2020

  • "Thistledown Cottage is very well equipped, spotlessly clean and has a homely feel."

    The owners, Colin and Rowena. have used quality fixtures and fittings throughout, making for a very comfortable stay in lovely surroundings. Of the many cottages stayed in during recent years, it is ranked as being in our top 5. We would have no hesitation in booking this cottage again and highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by RoySep 2020

  • "Gorgeous cottage, very clean and tidy, felt perfectly safe staying during Covid-19."

    Excellent location, great pubs within walking distance, cottage owners Colin and Rowena were lovely.

    Reviewed by CatherineAug 2020

  • "The property is situated in attractive, peaceful and secluded country side but is in reasonable distance to the many attractions the area offers."

    The cottage itself is attached to main house and is in immaculate condition both inside and out. They have adapted to the problems risen from coronavirus completely. The facilities provided in the property were first class. The owners live on site and were very welcoming. They respected our privacy at all times but would respond cheerfully to any query we had. They are nice people. We had an excellent, comfortable week's holiday and recommend this cottage to anybody.

    Reviewed by ColinJul 2020

  • "We were 'bowled over' by the design and presentation of this modern and well though-out property."

    It is easily accessible with a level entrance and with all but a twin bedroom and en-suite shower room on the ground floor., so ideal for anyone who find stairs difficult. The property was well-equipped and spotlessly clean. It proved to be an ideal base for many places to visit in the area. We would happily book again.

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2019

  • "The cottage is delightful in peaceful surroundings."

    The owners Colin and Rowena are a lovely couple, very keen that everything is ok for you.

    Reviewed by RichardSep 2019

  • "Property clean,comfortable better than expected"

    Reviewed by ColinSep 2019

  • "Our host were extremely welcoming and kind."

    Also very thoughtful, when my father was taken ill for a few days, Rowena baked us a delicious cake and showed us great concern. For which we very much appreciate and thank them both. Would highly recommend this beautiful and very comfortable property in this very pretty part of Sussex, great for exploring and also relaxing watching the boats and enjoying the eateries! I hope to return one day!

    Reviewed by JanetSep 2019

  • "Excellent holiday and accommodation first rate."

    Wonderful hosts at Thistledown Cottage - Roweena and Colin. Thank you. We would certainly use Sykes Holiday Cottages again.

    Reviewed by Peter DavidAug 2019

  • "Thistledown cottage is a lovely cottage with very high spec finish , topical of many Sykes cottages we have been in , with very friendly owner's ."

    We had a lovely holiday with lots of places to visit, the weather was good which is alwaly a bonus ,would love to return some time .

    Reviewed by FrancesJul 2019

  • "It was a beautiful cottage in a beautiful location"

    Reviewed by JanJul 2019

  • "Thistledown Cottage is one of the best Cottages we have stayed in."

    A special mention for the owners who helped us to get to know the area and made sure we had everything that we could want. Thankyou

    Reviewed by PaulJun 2019

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  • Over two floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x ground floor king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x first floor twin with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Front gravelled area with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets, no smoking
  • Shop 2.3 miles and pub 10 minute walk

The property

This stunning annex has been renovated into a stylish holiday home and is attached alongside the owner's home in the village of Chidham (ANOB – Area of natural beauty) near Chichester.

There are numerous scenic coastal walks offering an array of wildlife within a five minute walk of the Annex.

Being based in a rural part of West Sussex, with all of the country, city and coastal surroundings nearby, this home is perfect for friends or family looking for a versatile getaway with lots to do, or even a couple looking for a loving retreat.

Upon arrival you'll enter through a large wooden gate allowing the property to have its own privacy with seating areas at the front of the annex.

After parking up on the private driveway, the picturesque annex will greet you with open arms, and stepping through the sliding doors you will be welcomed by a modern kitchen and dining area that has been fitted to a high-standard, perfect for you to put your cooking skills to the test.

Walking through, to the left is a living area with high ceilings and skylights to lighten up the area and give a refreshing feel in order to make this getaway as restoring as possible.

Climb up the wooden stairs to find the spacious twin bedroom with its own en-suite shower room and plenty of storage space that makes this place a real home-from-home.

Toward the front of the property, you will discover the master bedroom with a king-size bed, benefiting from a spacious en-suite shower room, and windows with views that look out into the peaceful country lanes.

Outside of the property there are multiple pubs within a 10-minute scenic walk.

There is also easy access to an array of beaches that cater for all activities, so there will be something for everyone.

There are plenty of handy amenities nearby, including shops, supermarkets, as well as a number of places to dine out or grab a takeaway.

The vibrant city of Chichester boasts its imposing cathedral, Georgian shopping centre and a plethora of attractions to suit many different tastes.

There are galleries, historic houses, museums and its notable Festival Theatre, as well as opportunities to enjoy the seaside delights at Bracklesham Bay and The Witterings.

There is also easy access to the historical naval city of Portsmouth, Arundel, Isle of Wight and numerous towns and picturesque villages located throughout the South Downs.

This accommodation strives to be your home-away-from-home, helping for the maximum relaxation for whilst you're away.

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About the location


Chichester 6 miles.

Bosham is a coastal village and civil parish in the Chichester district of West Sussex, England. The village hosts a small selections of pubs and restaurants, with a supermarket for your amenities. Situated a few miles from the thriving city of Chichester, boasting a range of historical attractions, including the Gothic-style Chichester building hosting a range of modern art inside, or the Pallant House Gallery. Discover a range of independent shops and supermarkets for a larger choice of amenities, where you can also discover many traditional pubs and restaurants for some fine food and real ale. You are within reach of the fantastic coastline, boasting many sandy beaches for family day trips, as well as nearby rivers and lakes for a chance to get involved with some watersporting activities.

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Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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