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Swan Cottage

(Ref. 996726)

Arundel, Sussex Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • cottage (38)
  • comfortable (27)
  • well (26)
  • swan (23)
  • arundel (21)
  • clean (20)

55 Customer Reviews

  • "There is lots of attention to detail at Swan Cottage that makes for a very comfortable and pleasant stay."

    The beds and bedding are super comfy, and great quality. The location is brilliant for walking into town and enjoying numerous places to eat and drink, there is also a plethora of walks right from the door. The road outside is quite noisy if you are not used to traffic noise, but otherwise, given its town location, it’s very quiet with regards people noise. This would not put me off returning, and should I be looking to stay in this area again, I would not hesitate to book Swan Cottage

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2024

  • "We had a great holiday at Swan cottage which was very clean and comfortable."

    Very good base for days out and National Trust property's. Plenty of restaurants to walk to in Arundel. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Mar 2024

  • "Swan Cottage was a home from home experience."

    Everything that we needed was in the cottage. The equipment, the furnishings and the decor was all of superb quality. We had a very comfortable stay. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Mar 2024

  • "A lovely property."

    Kitchen was well equipped and great location. Especially useful was the second sitting room which we used for the baby's travel cot.

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Feb 2024

  • "Exceptional property - very well equipped, comfy and great location."

    Double parking very helpful too. Only issue noise of the main road for sitting on balcony and enjoying river.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Oct 2023

  • "A lovely cottage in a perfect location."

    Lots of places to eat and drink in Arundel, and some lovely shops. The cottage was clean, well equipped and comfortable, and beautifully decorated. We were fortunate enough to have a few sunny sunny days, so sitting on the balcony overlooking the river was a real bonus.

    Thank you for your kind comments. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and benefited from some sunshine! Hope to see you again sometime Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2023

  • "Gorgeous property, spotless inside and out."

    All facilities excellent. Information book on house and area very comprehensive.

    Thank you for your lovely comments, and so glad you enjoyed your time in Swan Cottage and Arundel. hope that we see you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Sep 2023

  • "Excellent base for exploring interesting town and its environs."

    Although very near the busy A27 we were not aware of it inside or in the back garden.

    I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you decide to visit us again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a wonderful holiday."

    The house is just superb - the owners have literally thought of everything and a bit more! Great location just a short stroll into the high street. Also very useful to have 2 allocated parking spaces. Really enjoyed breakfast on the balcony overlooking the river. The bed was very comfortable and everything was wonderfully clean and well presented. Wish we’d had longer than 2 days to enjoy the facilities - we will be back!

    Thank you for your lovely comments and look forward to seeing you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a fabulous stay."

    Swan cottage was perfect.

    Thank you for your feedback, and glad you had a lovely stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Imogen5.0Aug 2023

  • "A really lovely and well equipped cottage in a very central location for exploring Arundel, and with the huge benefit of two parking spaces!"

    Yes, the A27 is very close by, but this really did not bother us in the slightest. We would recommend this cottage. The communication from Sykes and from the Owner were both first class.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. I hope that we see you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jul 2023

  • "A well situated property very high amenities very good."


    Reviewed by Frank5.0Apr 2023

  • "The cottage was really clean and comfortable."

    Everything we needed for a very enjoyable weeks stay. Beds were really comfortable and a lovely surprise to find milk and a bottle of wine in the fridge. Thank you

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Swan Cottage which is perfectly situated to explore Arundel and the surrounding area."

    The cottage had everything we needed and was very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Mar 2023

  • "A lovely house in an excellent position for accessing shops, cafés and restaurants."

    We will be back!

    Thank you for leaving such lovely feedback, and we hope to see you back soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bob5.0Mar 2023

  • "Fantastic house ."

    Clean, extremely well equipped, lovely furnishings and decor. The bed was comfortable and bed lined was good quality cotton. Very good communications with the owner, who kindly provided a welcome bottle of wine. Beautiful setting on the river and short walk into town. Whilst the house is near a busy road, we were not bothered by the noise of the traffic. Overall this was the most comfortable holiday rental experience we have had. Many thanks

    Thank you so much for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Edina5.0Feb 2023

  • "A lovely property that we would recommend to others though, coming from a quiet part of the country, we found the noise of traffic from the A27 bridge near to the cottage most distracting and difficult to sleep through."

    For someone used to city traffic this probably would not be an issue. Other than that the cottage is very good and well situated.

    Reviewed by Alexander4.4Oct 2022

  • "This is a real home from home."

    By far the best holiday cottage I have ever stayed in and the location is fantastic.

    Thank you. It has been a pleasure to see you stay with us again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Sep 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely and very clean."

    A fantastic location in the heart of beautiful Arundel. We will return

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments Look forward to seeing next time! Ellen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ashley5.0Aug 2022

  • "The cottage (more like a house) was everything we hoped for, and more."

    It felt as though the entire property had just been refurbished - everywhere was spotless - from carpets to walls, furniture and utensils. Attention to detail was also much appreciated - from hooks on the back of the bathroom doors to spare batteries just in case the TV remote failed. (It didn't.) And although it's not really featured in the pictures, the 'spare room' leading to the balcony with the river view is another nice place to just chill. The road noise is obviously apparent, but knowing about it in advance meant it wasn't a nasty surprise. We just turned our backs and faced the other way for a gorgeous view up river.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Aug 2022

  • "Swan Cottage In Arundel was the perfect place for us to stay and explore the Sussex coast."

    It is spotlessly clean and comfortable with all the facilities you could wish for. It is close to the Castle and all the shops and pubs, and there is a brilliant view of the river. Many thanks for a wonderful holiday.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Jun 2022

  • "Initial response on approaching Swan Cottage is the alarming noise from the main road."

    However, once inside the property it is reassuring that the only issue is a reluctance to sit on the balcony! The noise at night did not disturb our sleep but obviously it is a constant. Beds/bedding excellent. The cottage is very comfortable and well maintained and equipped. And so convenient for access to facilities in Arundel - particularly the Parsons Table !! Carparking spaces a bonus.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jun 2022

  • "Swan Cottage is lovely!"

    It is spacious, clean and well-equipped. It has a lovely view of the river (yes, with swans). Arundel was very pleasant - it was a joy to leave the car in one of the two reserved parking spaces close to the cottage and just wander at will, sight-seeing and shopping. An excellent holday!

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0May 2022

  • "All excellent, exactly as described."

    Good location, good facilities, no issues.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Apr 2022

  • "A lovely house in an excellent position for the town."

    The property is well equipped and very comfortable. Nice to have your own parking spaces.

    Thank you for your lovely comments, and glad you had a good week Property Owner

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Mar 2022

  • "Absolutely delightful cottage with all amenities in great spot with walking access to town, along the tow path or to tour local features."

    Two parking spaces allowed two couples to bring cars. Most enjoyable.

    Reviewed by Anonymous5.0Jan 2022

  • "Swan Cottage was a delightful place to stay for a short break."

    We loved the cleanliness and decor of the house and the fact that it was so well equipped. Easy walking access to Arundel itself was great, and being that it was just before Christmas, the decorations and little Christmas tree was a much appreciated touch.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Dec 2021

  • "The cottage was fantastic, really well appointed with everything you could need."

    It was in a really convenient location.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Aug 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Swan Cottage, it is in an ideal location in the village and with reserved parking spaces."

    The cottage is very comfortable and clean and very well maintained, the dishwasher broke during our stay and was replaced in less than 24 hours ! Every detail has been thought about to ensure all the guests needs are met. We had a fabulous time exploring the area and staying at Swan cottage. Thank you

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Jul 2021

  • "A very well positioned and comfortable cottage."

    Would visit again

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jun 2021

  • "The house was great."

    Sykes service over covid and changing dates I couldn't fault. We had a fantastic holiday

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely property right next to the river, in the town of Arundel."

    Really well located for trips around the south coast

    Reviewed by Fiona4.7May 2021

  • "The cottage was spotlessly clean and very comfortable."

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Apr 2021

  • "Beautiful house, very comfortable and really well equipped."

    Perfectly located, just a short walk to a variety of pubs, restaurants, cafes and shops. Bit noisy as near a road, but a set of foam ear plugs sorts that. Arundel Castle is a must see and there is a lovely farm shop called Charlie’s about a 10 minute drive away. Try the LG cafe for fabulous cakes and La Campania for authentic Italian.

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Sep 2020

  • "Swan Cottage was a delightful residence that fully met our expectations."

    It was comfortable, from the main lounge to the second lounge all was really good. The balcony overlooking the river was a delight. The beds were comfortable and warm. The bathrooms and showers were excellent, and the toilet on the ground floor was very convenient. The kitchen is modern and well kitted out. The owner also left us milk, biscuits and a bottle of wine to welcome us to our temporary home. Swan Cottage was our home for the week. Arundel is a lovely town with good pubs and excellent, if expensive, resturaunts. The surrounding area has many interesting places to visit, the pick of which was the Weald living museum, the home of BBCs "The Repair Shop". All in all, a very good choice for our holiday. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Aug 2020

  • "We had a lovely time here in the Swan cottage."

    Reviewed by Patrick4.1Mar 2020

  • "Very well appointed and comfortable modern house with view over river, easy walking distance of town centre."

    We had a very enjoyable stay in this historic town.

    Reviewed by Dawn4.7Feb 2020

  • "Swan Cottage had everything we needed for a comfortable stay."

    It was good to have two parking spaces and be able to walk into the town centre for shops and restaurants. Ellen was very helpful in emails prior to our arrival. The only issue that was not mentioned on Sykes website was the close proximity to the busy A27. Nevertheless we enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Feb 2020

  • "Fantastic, well situated cottage, Ellen has thought of everything you could possibly require."

    Will definitely book again

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Feb 2020

  • "Fantastic place to stay, great location for the town and castle etc Our every need was catered for at swan cottage and the owners have gone to great lengths to ensure their customers experience a fabulous holiday."

    Thanks Ellen will definitely be back

    Reviewed by Gail4.7Jan 2020

  • "Swan Cottage was one of the best holiday properties of its kind that my wife and I have stayed in."

    It had everything you could want: clean, spacious, well equipped, excellent attention to detail, a warm welcome from the host, off-street parking, and only a short walk into Arundel. The only downsides were beyond the owner's control: the fact that the river is less than picturesque at that point in its flow; and also the close proximity to the A27 (although the traffic becomes 'white noise' very quickly and can be ignored). A thoroughly enjoyable short break in accommodation that I would be happy to recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jan 2020

  • "I would highly recommend Swan Cottage, clean, comfortable, well equipped and a great location, only 5 minute flat walk from the centre of Arundel."

    We had everything we needed and more and will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Dec 2019

  • "Warm welcome from Ellen."

    Lovely cottage warm, clean guality furnishings. Highly recommend Swan Cottage. Easy walk to town lots of dining options and boutique shops. We have enjoyed our stay and will be back at some future date.

    Reviewed by Daryl5.0Nov 2019

  • "A very comfortable, well equipped and well located house that is a good base for exploring the area."

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Oct 2019

  • "Excellent location and very comfortable."

    River views and outside space a bonus. Ideal spot for visiting the historic sights of Arundel as well as nearby places of interest. Try the Eagle pub which has great staff and live music evenings.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Aug 2019

  • "We had a marvellous holiday in Swan Cottage."

    It was tastefully furnished, extremely comfortable and with every conceivable facility. The décor was clearly thoughtfully chosen and the outlook onto the river was a bonus. We were fortunate to have beautiful weather on each day except one. The opportunity to visit the beautiful Arundel Castle was appreciated especially as it was within walking distance of Swan Cottage. Similarly, the town centre could be reached on foot - an important factor bearing in mind the problem of parking in the town centre. All in all, we had a quiet and relaxing time.We were looking forward immensely to being there and the peace and relaxation it promised and we were not disappointed.

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2019

  • "Stayed for one week in lovely Swan Cottage, it’s a very clean and comfortable spacious home from home."

    It is a nice short walk from the cottage into Arundel with lots of little shops, restaurants and pubs. We loved the cottage and Arundel town, it’s a very interesting place with plenty of places to visit and nice walks along the river and surrounding areas. We would definitely stay here again if we came back to Arundel in the future, one week wasn’t long enough !

    Reviewed by Eve5.0Apr 2019

  • "This was one of the best holiday cottages we have stayed at."

    It was very clean and well equipped.

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2019

  • "Swan Cottage is delightful, with attractive decor, very clean and well equipped and great attention to detail."

    The beds are very comfortable with high quality bed linen. The owner was very welcoming and helpful. It is only a short walk to the centre of Arundel, which is a charming town with a variety of good restaurants. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Mrs M Sheard

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Apr 2019

  • "The cottage was beautifully clean and furnished to a very high standard."

    Situated in the lovely town of Arundel it provided a base to explore the beautiful county of Sussex.

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Mar 2019

  • "We had a really lovely stay at Swan Cottage."

    Communication with Ellen was simple and quick, and she was there to greet us when we arrived. The house itself more than lived up to expectations, and had everything we needed. It was very close to Arundel town centre and lots of nice restaurants and pubs. The bed was comfy, bath and shower fantastic and we would recommend Swan Cottage to anyone looking to stay in Arundel. The parking space was a huge bonus! Thanks Ellen for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Mar 2019

  • "Lovely cottage,very clean and comfortable."

    Everything of top quality making the stay very pleasant.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Mar 2019

  • "We really enjoyed our holiday at Swan Cottage - we were made to feel very welcome by Ellen and the cottage is beautifully appointed with great attention to detail - an extremely comfortable stay in a great location."

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Mar 2019

  • "Swan Cottage was more than we could have hoped for."

    Immaculate, clean and modern and had everything you could want for, and more. Just a short walk from Arundel centre and the ideal location for exploring the surrounding area, and with the added advantage of having your own parking spaces.

    Reviewed by A5.0Feb 2019

  • "A charming and beautifully stylish cottage in a beautiful town with plenty to do and see."

    We had a wonderful welcome from the owner who showed us around, how everything worked and recommended places to eat in the town. We enjoyed being able to walk on the downs straight from the door and slept well in the comfortable beds. The whole place was spotlessly clean and we would happily stay again.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Feb 2019

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  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x second floor king-size double with TV and en-suite shower room with shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with TV
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor cloakroom
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Second sitting room.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine, washing machine
  • TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, Highchair and stair-gate available on request
  • Private patio with furniture, Balcony off first floor sitting room
  • 2 private car parking spaces
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk

The property

Positioned at the foot of the South Downs National Park, on the River Arun, is Swan Cottage.

This newly refurbished cottage boasts a great location and an immaculate interior, ideal for families and friends.

Set in the heart of Arundel, you are walking distance to many local restaurants and pubs and you have easy access to all the delights of this popular destination.

Upon entering Swan Cottage, the hallway leads to a new kitchen with fitted cupboards and modern appliances.

The ground floor also has an open plan kitchen dining area leading off the kitchen, making it ideal for evenings in with a home cooked meal and good company.

Relax on the sofa and open a bottle of wine and celebrate among friends surrounded by this stylish set up.

Outside you have your own courtyard garden with patio doors leading from the lounge, perfect for sitting out on a warm summers evening.

Upstairs there is a twin bedroom with its own Juliet balcony and a family bathroom boasting a tiled modern finish.

You also have a second lounge area with a balcony enjoying views over the river.

Up the stairs to the top floor you will find the master bedroom with an en-suite shower room.

Explore the shops, art galleries as well as other attractions and visit one of the many shops, art galleries or other fabulous attractions whilst you are there.

The South Downs are a superb destination for walking, cycling and exploring, or just enjoying a relaxing trip away.

Arundel is ideally located for Goodwood with the Festival of Speed and Revival and other events taking place.

The local towns of Chichester and Brighton are also within easy reach by rail or by car.

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About the location


Worthing 8 miles; Goodwood 8 miles; Chichester 10 miles.

Arundel sits just outside the South Downs National Park and with the River Arun winding through the town makes for a popular tourist destination when visiting Sussex. Combining one thousand years of history with independent shops, contemporary art galleries, restaurants, cafes, delightful drinking spots and great attractions, Arundel has a thriving events calendar. With leisure pursuits from walking across the South Downs to canoeing, boating or cycling, there is something for everyone when you visit Arundel. The town's long and varied history dates back to 1086 when it was mentioned in the Domesday Book and during the 14th century it became the seat for the Dukes of Norfolk. Arundel Castle is one of the longest inhabited country houses in England and is open to the public from April to October. Arundel Cathedral stands majestically over the town and is open every day. This beautiful building is well worth a visit but be ready for the steep climb up the hill and along cobbled streets. So much to see and do no matter what the weather or time of the year, Arundel is the perfect choice, now all you have to decide is "how long can I stay?"

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas