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1 Paythorne Farm Cottages

(Ref. 1005383)

Fulking near Small Dole, Sussex Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely accommodation, stunning view out the front and peaceful."

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jun 2024

  • "Had a problem with the dishwasher, which was promptly replaced the following day."

    Great place to stay for peace and quiet

    Reviewed by Pete5.0Apr 2024

  • "Great cottage with fabulous views of the downs."

    Well equipped large kitchen. Comfortable beds. Would have liked to be able to control timings and temperature of heating ourselves. Sometimes too hot and no heating between 10am and 5pm. Restricted to 8 minute showers to prevent pump burning out.

    Reviewed by Gillian4.1Jan 2024

  • "A warm welcome."

    Warm and cosy in very cold snowy weather. Calm and quiet for a good nights sleep.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Jan 2024

  • "Ideal rural location for our purposes, we planned a walking holiday in the Downs and this was ideal."

    The property had many facilities to make our stay comfortable, we were particuarly impressed with the amount of kitchen equipment provided - plenty of pans, tools and crockery - which meant we we could cook proper meals every night. Hosts live next door so are on hand if there are any questions or difficulties.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2023

  • "Views from the property are stunning and it is very quiet."

    Parking off road and dog friendly. It's a modern house not a character cottage and the photos show that; that was fine by us. Spacious, simply furnished but with TV and wifi etc we had a great few days basing ourselves here for hiking in the area.

    Reviewed by Graham4.4Oct 2023

  • "Felt very happy taking our dog, no stress."

    Fantastic view of the South Downs National Park from the cottage. Very pet friendly and would recommend highly.

    Reviewed by Dawn4.7Sep 2023

  • "A comfortable cottage in a peaceful position over looking the south downs."

    Friendly owners living next door with there three lovely dogs. Village pub about a mile away, good food and friendly welcome from the staff. The cottage is in a good position for visiting interesting places Brighton , Arundel Castle and Sheffield Park are within a short drive. If you are fit there are walks all around.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in peaceful surroundings, with beautiful views"

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Sep 2023

  • "What a lovely cottage this is and in a perfect location overlooking the downs too."

    Everything was clean and there was plenty of space. Jane the owner was friendly and really helpful in suggesting places to visit. A brilliant stay and if we’re in that area again we will definitely book another stay!

    Reviewed by A5.0Jul 2023

  • "Great. Think a couple of dishwasher tablets and washing machine tablets along with liquid soap at all sinks would have been a bonus."

    We were delighted with property.

    Reviewed by Jane4.4Jul 2023

  • "Perfect for what we wanted and the description of the property was spot on."

    V peaceful right in the Sussex Downs. Shame we had to leave early as had to go home to Jersey for a funeral. We hope to return, friendly owners and leaflets of places to go and Visitors Book. Well equipped kitchen, also good pubs in area.

    Reviewed by Robin5.0Jun 2023

  • "A beautiful peaceful location at the foot of the stunning South Downs."

    A comfortable cottage well equipped with all you need. Footpath just across the road to walk your dog through a field of wild orchids. Excellent hosts who make you very welcome. Hope to stay there again.

    Reviewed by Terence5.0Jun 2023

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    Reviewed by Wouter4.4Apr 2023

  • "Paythorne Cottage is a lovely place to stay for a holiday ."

    It is in a beautiful area and the view from the property to the downs is amazing. It is welcoming to come back to after a day out and relax, we were lucky enough to be able to sit in the garden in the sunshine. A great place to stay and will surely return.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Apr 2023

  • "Lovely warm and cosy cottage."

    Reviewed by Rachel4.7Mar 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay at the cottage and the views where spectacular of the countryside on the South Downs."

    We enjoyed seeing the owner's horses in the neighbouring field. Plenty of rural walks for our dog and would be ideal for people enjoying cycling. There are locally many quaint villages and pubs in the neighbouring areas to visit. The cottage was spacious and very comfortable and clean and would recommend the accommodation.

    Reviewed by Vanessa4.7Feb 2023

  • "This property is in a lovely area, with amazing walks right from the door."

    The cottage was nice but lacked a shaver socket, hairdryer, and the kitchen equipment was basic. The TV had only the basic channels (unless you have a sky account) however there is a DVD player so take films with you to watch. There are no games, books or information about the area in the property. We enjoyed the local pub which was in easy walking distance.

    Reviewed by Donna3.4Sep 2022

  • "Beautiful, quiet location within easy reach of many historic towns, renowned gardens and beauty spots."

    Friendly, helpful owners live adjacent to the Victorian cottage, which has wonderful views of the Downs. Cottage has its own parking, is clean, comfortable and had everything we needed - would just have liked a mirror in the bedroom for hairdrying. Many thanks for a lovely week in Sussex!

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0Sep 2022

  • "Perfect home for a weekend away"

    Reviewed by Herman5.0Aug 2022

  • "A very comfortable cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    Lovely and quiet and perfect for our dog.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 2022

  • "The property is semi detached and Jane the owner lives next door."

    It is very rural, between two hamlets with views of the South Downs. Jane met us on arrival and took us around the cottage and pointed out one or two things to be aware of and to show us which keys fitted which locks. She said if any issues we could speak to her as she was about most times. The cottage was very clean and carpeted throughout except the kitchen and utility area. The bedrooms and bathroom were spacious and the bed very comfortable. Ample storage and cupboards were provided. The shower has a pump system and a choice of rain shower or hand held shower and was very powerful. There was plenty of crockery, kitchen utensils etc for our needs so no problems there. Also a linen line was available to dry the washing. We were also entertained by the wildlife including birds and a family of rabbits which visited the garden in the evenings. All in all a very enjoyable holiday (helped by the good weather) and a very pleasant place to stay. Jane had a chat with us before we left and wished us a safe journey. We would certainly return again in the future.

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Jun 2022

  • "The owners were friendly & approachable and location of the place was lovely."

    Plenty of walks close by and beautiful views. Some niggles such as vacuum cleaner full of plaster and no bags supplied. Most other properties we have stayed at have had Welcome Packs. Could not find one in this property.

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Jun 2022

  • "We have just returned from a delightful week in this semi-detached cottage at the foot of the Downs, with walks directly from the front door."

    , ranging from gentle strolls on the level, to what seemed to be near-vertical lung busters to the top. Jane, the very friendly owner lives next door, and was a mine of very useful information on local pubs and restaurants. The cottage was everything we expected and we were very comfortable., and will certainly return

    Reviewed by Richard5.0May 2022

  • "A comfy, well-equipped house in a stunning rural location."

    WiFi works pretty well. Wonderful views of the Downs. Blue tits and rabbits hopping about in front garden. Lots of great walks straight from the house; footpaths onto the Downs, nice pub in Fulking half a mile away, lovely ancient church in Edburton less than half a mile away.

    Reviewed by Colette4.7Mar 2022

  • "Had a lovely week at this property."

    Thank you

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Nov 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Cloakroom with WC and separate basin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with TV
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Gas central heating and electric fire
  • Electric range oven and hob, microwave, fridge, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Front patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.8 miles, pub 0.6 miles
  • Note: Car is essential due to countryside location
  • Note: The property has a good housekeeping bond of £100
  • Note: The property is not suitable for children under 10 and although the stairs have a handrail there are 11 stairs and so isn't suitable for guests with mobility issues.Please Note: This property only allows 3 nights minimum.

The property

Small Dole 2.5 miles.

An inviting, semi-detached dwelling, offering spectacular views of the surrounding countryside and an idyllic base from which to discover Sussex, 1 Paythorne Farm Cottage is wonderfully suited to families or groups of friends seeking an escape in the South Downs National Park.

In a rural position, with the nearby village of Small Dole offering all the essential amenities for a self-catered stay, this charming cottage is sure to be a base you'll want to return to.

The modest-sized sitting room offers a homely aura and a lovely spot to spend your evenings with your loved ones in front of the warming electric fire, a family-favourite film on the television, or enjoy more formal moments together within the dining room where you can tuck into a tasty home-cooked meal or even use this space to play board games brought from home!

Move through into the well-equipped kitchen and let the beautiful aromas of your favourite foods fill the room, the television offering your entertainment while you get to work with the good range of utensils and appliances at hand.

The front patio makes the perfect spot to dine alfresco as you soak in your remarkable views, your canine companion at your side at the end of another wonderful day.

Climb the staircase to find the two bedrooms laid out as a double and a twin, offering a lovely layout for a family of four, while the wonderfully spacious family bathroom can be found on this floor too, letting you prepare for your fun-filled days in style.

The local village of Fulking makes a beautiful base, with the Beeding Hill to Newtimber Hill Site of Special Scientific Interest and the National Trust wonder of Devil's Dyke on your doorstep, there's plenty of scenic walking routes to discover here, as well as a welcoming pub and The Dyke Golf Club being within easy reach too.

A wider selection of pubs and eateries can be found in nearby Small Dole, where you can also find the wonderful Woods Mill Nature Reserve, or if you're seeking a more challenging ramble, explore the surrounding area of the South Downs National Park, home to rich heritage and culture, stargazing amongst the International Dark Sky Reserve, wildlife spotting and so much more, it makes a fantastic family day out with walks and cycling routes for all abilities.

Venture to Henfield for a day of retail therapy, with plenty of tearooms to while the hours away in for a tasty treat and a leisurely day out with your loved ones, or venture out to Brighton, a bustling city with a traditional coastal pier, an aquarium, a scatter of museums and art galleries and so much more, there's something here for every taste.

1 Paythorne Farm Cottages makes a brilliant base from which to explore the coast and countryside of the South of England.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Henfield 2 miles; Poynings 4.5 miles; Shoreham-by-Sea 7 miles; Hove 8 miles; Worthing 10 miles; Brighton 10 miles; Arundel 15 miles; Gatwick Airport 20 miles.

Small Dole is a village in Sussex only two miles from the larger market town of Henfield. This village is set right on the edge of the South Downs National Park, making this a very popular location for visitors wanting to stay somewhere rural and rustic, but with all the amenities of a much larger village. The Fox pub is a well visited establishment offering a full and varied menu for lunches and dinners, as well as a good selection of real ales and local bottle beers. Definitely a pub that should be on your holiday agenda! For those visitors who enjoy exploring the countryside, whether it be a cyclist or on foot, then this part of Sussex is a perfect choice either for a weekend or a longer stay, and whatever the weather, the walks, wildlife and nature trails will have you coming back time and again. Some walks start right from the centre of the village where Woods Mill Nature Reserve, which is part of the Sussex Wildlife Trust, is based. Why not look them up before you arrive and find out all the information in advance, including facilities, length and expected time of walking, as well as how easy or difficult the terrain can be? Of course it will be the views of the South Downs that will have you gazing in admiration, and if you find you are a little breathless, well that may be also due to climbing the Downs! For some quaint-style shopping then Henfield is only two miles away. With tea rooms and shops selling all sorts of local produce, pubs and takeaways, bistros and bakers, Henfield also has a library and museum. So why not take a stroll along the high street and see what you make of this perfect example of Sussex country life. Small Dole may be small in name, but never in what it has to offer!

Note: Car is essential due to countryside location. Note: The property has a good housekeeping bond of £100. Note: Property not suitable for children under 10 and isn't suitable for those with mobility issues.
Please Note: This property only allows 3 nights minimum.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas