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Woodend Annexe

Fontwell near Arundel, Sussex (Ref. 29382)

5.0

Perfect

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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53 Customer Reviews

  • "This is five-star accommodation with so many extras - everything you could wish for."

    A great deal of thought has gone into making sure your stay is enjoyable and it was much appreciated by us. The weather was hot and sunny and we made good use of the outside sitting area. Planning to come back, soon!

    Thank you so much for your kind words. It was lovely to meet you both and hope to see you in the future. Best wishes Lindsay Property Owner

    Reviewed by JoanJul 2022

  • "This really was an oasis which met our every need."

    From the generous welcome pack to the well appointed house and the peaceful secluded garden, we could not have asked for more. The owner was lovely, and she greeted us on arrival, but then left us to ourselves having made it clear that she would always be available if needed. We cannot find anything negative to say about Woodend Annexe.

    Thank you Robin for your lovely feedback it was lovely meeting you and Julia plus’s mother -in-law I am so glad you all had a good holiday and hope you will all come back on day. Best wishes Lindsay Property Owner

    Reviewed by RobinJun 2022

  • "Wonderful holiday in beautiful surroundings and a complete home from home in the Woodend Annexe."

    A property to recommend. Central for sight seeing.

    Thank you for your great feedback it was lovely to meet you both and I hope you will visit the Annexe again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MaureenMay 2022

  • "We were very comfortable and had a great week."

    The thoughtful little extras were very much appreciated.

    Thank you for your great feedback it was lovely meeting you all. Hope to see you back one day. Lindsay Property Owner

    Reviewed by KeithMay 2022

  • "Sooo lovely!"

    ! Only downside I can think of and it’s not really a big deal, was the ceiling height for my husband 6’4 and son 6’5. Other than that loved our stay here! Thank you Lindsay

    Reviewed by GeorginaApr 2022

  • "A perfect location for exploring the South Downs, and the annexe had everything we needed."

    Tranquil and quiet but in easy reach of so many sights. A well kept garden with gazebo to sit under. The quality and comfort of furnishings (great beds!) is much better than expected, and the cottage feels cosy and spacious. Lovely touches like fresh flowers and biscuits. We’d love to return one day!

    Thank you Jenny Steve and little Max for you lovely comments. It would be great to see you all again. Yours Lindsay Property Owner

    Reviewed by JennyMar 2022

  • "Woodend annexe was absolutely fabulous."

    The annexe was so comfortable and compact.The bedding and towels were top class. Lindsey the host left a welcome pact that was everything you need to start your stay. Slindon Estate is right on the doorstep and Fontwell Park only a short drive away. We highly recommend Woodend Annexe. Paul and family.

    Reviewed by PaulMar 2022

  • "Had a lovely weekend at woodend annexe."

    Welcomed by owner Lindsay the property was well cared for and clean and a real home from home. Nice welcome pack on arrival and pictures on website dont do justice to how nice property was to stay in. Enjoyed our weekend break in the Arundel and Chichester area as location of property is very well placed for getting out and about but far enough away from towns to be quite and rural. Would recommend to anyone to spend time there

    Thank you so much for your kind feedback it was lovely to meet you both and I wish you all the best with your new family. Lindsay Property Owner

    Reviewed by AndyMar 2022

  • "The property is ideally located for visiting and exploring Hampshire and Sussex, being in a secluded rural location but minutes away from the main arterial route that goes along the south coast."

    The owner’s welcome pack was extraordinarily generous, most welcome and appreciated by the entire family. The property was very secure with care taken to deter and prevent unwelcome intrusion. The kitchen was well equipped. We were able to cook in most evenings without the frustration of any missing or inadequate provision. We would have no hesitation in returning or in recommending this property to others.

    Reviewed by JeffreyFeb 2022

  • "The Annexe was a wonderful place to stay."

    The host had thought of everything to make our stay perfect. Set on the edge of Slindon's National Trust woodland. An idyllic place to be. Would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by NickDec 2021

  • "We have stayed at the Woodend Annexe on numerous occasions, it is an outstanding place to stay, we are never disappointed with the facilities and it is very well equipped."

    The garden is enclosed and very pretty, it is in an ideal location with easy access to Arundel, Chichester, Fontwell Park etc., you can also take walks through the woods from the Annex. The owner is very pleasant and always very helpful. We highly recommend staying at the Woodend Annexe

    Reviewed by RogerNov 2021

  • "We were made very welcome with lots of welcome gifts."

    We had everything we needed A most comfortable holiday home. The weather was excellent which helped in exploring a lovely area . A most enjoyable stay

    Reviewed by LillianSep 2021

  • "Welcoming host and comfortable, well equipped accommodation made our stay very enjoyable."

    Reviewed by MaryAug 2021

  • "The house was delightful, brilliant welcome pack and super clean."

    Outside space is beautiful and BBQ available on request was nice added bonus. Host was attentive, helpful and we really couldn’t have asked for more.

    Reviewed by RobertAug 2021

  • "Met by owner on arrival who was very welcoming."

    Location perfect for easy access to main roads but far enough away not to hear the traffic. Being located next to a wood lovely to enjoy walks and explore. The garden was lovely to sit outside and observe the different species of birds visiting the bird feeder. Our grandson and his parents were with us and the area provided lots to do and see for all ages. Special moments for grandson nearly who is nearly three years of age was the beach at West Wittering, Arundel Wetlands Centre and the nearby wood. Would definitely come back again as still a lot to see.

    Reviewed by JoannaJul 2021

  • "The only comment would be I found the bed too soft."

    Everything else was perfect. A lovely cottage and position

    Reviewed by AngelaJun 2021

  • "Excellent accommodation and location."

    Close to both seaside and countryside.

    Reviewed by DonaldMay 2021

  • "Woodend Annex couldnt have been better."

    It was a lovely place to stay and unwind after a day out. The owner made us very welcome and she is a lovely lady , nothing was too much trouble. The location is ideal for touring around and the walks in Slindon woods are literally on your doorstep. It is very peaceful and romantic ideal for a couple wishing to escape.

    Reviewed by HeatherApr 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage with everything you could need for a relaxing break away, we stayed in December and Lindsay our host had decorated for Christmas a lovely surprise."

    Lindsay had also left a lovely welcome hamper of milk and butter in the fridge, mince pies, 2 different loaves of bread, biscuits and coffee for the tassimo for us to enjoy which was very much appreciated. In these uncertain times its so nice that this host still goes that extra mile and we are very grateful. If you can drag yourself away from inside this lovely cottage there are some great walks within the Slinden woods close by.

    Reviewed by LinziDec 2020

  • "The cottage exceeded our expectations with everything supplied that was needed."

    The welcome pack was excellent and kept us going throughout the week and the coffee maker was a bonus! Our host was very helpful when needed but got the balance absolutely right between looking after and leaving us alone. A good location for touring the area near to Chichester and Arundel but far enough away to be in the country.

    Reviewed by SteveOct 2020

  • "Owner Lindsay had thought of one’s every need, and had equipped the accommodation with all that in mind."

    Well done Lindsay, we will definitely be back. Thank you for a wonderfully memorable stay.

    Reviewed by KarenSep 2020

  • "Couldn't fault this property in any way."

    Ideal base for visiting many places of interest. We had a warm welcome from the owner Lyndsey and a beautiful welcome pack of Bread, Butter, Milk, Fruit Juice, Cakes, Cookies, Tea, Coffee etc. Very tranquil setting and very friendly and helpful host. Would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by CarlSep 2020

  • "Excellent Home from Home holiday cottage, everything you would need, lovely setting next to a wood."

    Very comfortable beds too. Would really consider booking again when next in the area.

    Reviewed by ASep 2020

  • "Thoroughly enjoyable break away in this fabulous property, we were greeted by the owner on arrival who explained anything we needed to know."

    There was a lovely welcome pack left by owner for us to enjoy. The weather was kind so we made use of the beautiful garden also enjoying walks in the woods close by. The property was comfortable and cosy and had everything needed from the coffee machine (a real home from home) to lovely comfortable beds. Wi-Fi signal was very good. Thank you Lindsay we will be back!

    Reviewed by LinziAug 2020

  • "Unlimited Broadband and WiFi, Netflix, a Tassimo coffee machine and an excellent steam iron managed to please every member of the family."

    The welcome pack was the most generous we have experienced and the property owner, who lives next door, was extremely helpful.

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2020

  • "Excellent accommodation, very clean, comfortable and well-equipped, and a friendly and helpful owner."

    Reviewed by SusanMar 2020

  • "The Woodend Annexe is a lovely, excellently equipped house surrounded by trees with a lovely courtyard garden."

    There is easy access from the main road without all the noise of the traffic. We went on many lovely walks in the woods and visited many places in the area. Portsmouth, Arundel, Petworth, Chichester, Fontwell and Bognor Regis can all be found close by as can other West Sussex attractions. This was our second visit and we will definitely return next year. We can highly recommend a relaxing stay at the Woodend Annexe.

    Reviewed by RogerNov 2019

  • "The Annex was very warm cozy comfortable and more than well equipped with everything you could possibly need."

    My mother aged 91 came with us and the cottage was ideal for her with a downstairs bedroom and bathroom. Lynsey the owner was very kind and provided us with a welcome pack and fresh flowers a very nice touch. We were next door to Slindon Woods for lovely Autumn walks. I would strongly recommend this holiday cottage and possibly book again if staying in the area.

    Reviewed by LynnSep 2019

  • "What made the experience exceeds our expectations was the kindness of the people (especially Lindsay) who are really more than happy to help with anything you need, from directions to a spanner!"

    The welcome pack with milk (2 different types! butter, orange juice and bread) was more than we expected or have ever found at any of the accommodations. We needed an 'adapted' place to accommodate a disabled person and although this is not a place designed for disabled, we managed relatively well. But, as a note of caution, the disabled person has to have some level of mobility and be a little flexible. But the facilities are excellent, the place is extremely quiet and relatively close (but no walking distance, so you need a transport mean) to all you require. But plenty of locations for long walks or long cycle rides. For disabled people with 'off'road' electric wheelchair or as in our case, a trike) we recommend the cycle ride from Bramber to Shoreham along the Downs Link. But don't go the other direction, Bramber to Southwaters as that is almost a mountain bike track! But as far as the accommodation, it is a highly recommended location for holiday in the South Downs or the South coast.

    Reviewed by LetiziaAug 2019

  • "Lovely area with beaches, museums, places of interest and children's activities etc within easy driving."

    We also enjoyed walking in the nearby National Trust woods most evenings. The owner made us very welcome with food staples and local information. We had everything we needed for a super break with our son, daughter in law and young grandson.

    Reviewed by ChristinaAug 2019

  • "It is with regret that we are now at home but we could have stayed a lot longer such was the welcome by all the Family and all the wonderful dogs that the family have."

    The place was amazing, the area was superb and we had a wonderful week and yes, the weather did help a lot. However, we have not seen all that we wanted in the week so hopefully we can go back ans stay at the most wonderful cottage we have had in the South of England in many a year. besides eating in and at one or two places in the area, one of the best we found was the 'George' at Burpham. John & Sue. Sale

    Reviewed by JJul 2019

  • "My family had a good Easter break at the cottage."

    Lindsay had organised everything well. Ideal location to enjoy the beach and National park

    Reviewed by NarendraApr 2019

  • "There was four of us in our group two of whom have ability issues and the cottage was perfect for us."

    We loved the cottage and all the little extras- toiletries, Costa coffee pods and bottled water by each bed to name a few. Lindsay was a lovely host and I will certainly look at booking again as it's a great location for the region.

    Reviewed by TriciaApr 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely, beautifully appointed."

    Lindsay had thought of everything one could possibly need; bottles of water beside the bed to flashlights at the front door. Everything was lovely. Lindsay is a wonderful hostess!!!

    Reviewed by MaryMar 2019

  • "Felt like home from home!"

    The children loved the biscuits on the arrival and the adults enjoyed the tea and freshly made coffee. 4 televisions, so no arguments over what channel to watch! The owner was very helpful! We didn't want to return home, we had such a lovely break! Thank you!

    Reviewed by MaryFeb 2019

  • "This cottage is very clean, comfortable and well equipped and the owner had been very thoughtful in supplying a welcome pack with milk, biscuits, bread and other items that enhanced our stay."

    We found the location was good for us, not too far to travel to local areas of interest and local pubs for meals. Woodland walks are on the doorstep. We were fortunate to have good weather in February which added to the enjoyment of our stay. A very relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by JeanFeb 2019

  • "Woodend Annexe has everything you could want in a home from home experience, with the caring owner close by and in a lovely location where there are plenty of things to see and do all within a short drive away."

    Reviewed by JackieDec 2018

  • "We had a wonderful stay at the Woodend Annexe Cottage, which is a well kept cottage, surrounded by woods, with lovely walks, but easily accessed from the main A27 and without any of the noise."

    The cottage kitchen was well stocked with utensils and Lindsay the owner supplied a welcome pack containing: a lovely box of biscuits, milk, tea, chocolate and coffee pods, bread, butter and orange juice. The bathrooms were amply stocked with shower gels, shampoo, conditioner and moisturisers. It is by far the best place we have stayed near Chichester and we have been coming to see family in the area for many years, we would highly recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by RogerDec 2018

  • "Lovely hosts."

    Quiet and private location. The Annexe is furnished to a high standard and we were very comfortable. Good base to visit many interesting places.

    Reviewed by ChristineOct 2018

  • "Exceeded expectations."

    . But as recommended for wheelchair user more grabrails would be useful and no separate towel holder. Landlady was exceptional! So helpful.

    Reviewed by AprilJun 2018

  • "The weather was wonderful, the cottage was beautifully furnished and there was everything needed, fridge, washing machine, dish washer etc."

    , the owners of the property made us very welcome and were very pleasant and nothing was too much trouble.

    Reviewed by YvonneJun 2018

  • "We were welcomed by the owners and there was, tea, coffee, milk and biscuits too."

    A very pleasant surprise.

    Reviewed by PennyMay 2018

  • "A delightful cottage in a lovely location."

    The cottage had many little extra touches provided by the owners which were appreciated. We would have no hesitation staying here again in the future as this was an excellent base for exploring the local area.

    Reviewed by PaulMay 2018

  • "The cottage was very thoughtfully fitted out with mirrors and lamps and ornaments which all made it very homely."

    The little garden is lovely and we all enjoyed watching the birds feeding while we had our breakfast. Ideally situated for all the wonderful walks and pretty villages. Altogether a very enjoyable week.

    Reviewed by AnneApr 2018

  • "Woodend Annexe was an enchanting cottage for a three generational family holiday."

    We were completely blown away with so many thoughtful extras making our life extremely easy. Having flown down with small suitcases everything we needed we could put our hands on immediately.The 2 babies had cots and highchairs and stair gates. We had biscuits tea and coffee and an amazing selection of bath and shower goodies.Plush towels and cosy beds were just what we needed. Owners were so friendly and even let our granddaughter use a pedal bike.Walk out of the front door and just smell the peace and quiet of the woods. Miles of walking across the lane. Access to the hustle and bustle of bigger towns was a short drive away...Arundel, Chichester, Brighton. Most of all the huge variety of birds entertained us all. We had some good arguments as to the various varieties.Thank you so much for the entertainment! This is the first time that we have used Sykes Cottages. What a hard act to follow!

    Reviewed by JoMar 2018

  • "Amazing cottage, one of the best i have stayed in."

    Reviewed by KarenAug 2017

  • "Very nice property with many more home comforts than any other holiday home we have visited"

    Reviewed by GeorgeOct 2016

  • "Fantastic! The perfect holiday location for the south coast, peaceful but easy access to so many places."

    Every little thing had been thought of and provided in the annexe. Very comfortable and safe and suitable for those who are not as mobile as they would like to be. Thank you for a perfect week.

    Reviewed by JoanneOct 2016

  • "A beautiful annexe in a convenient location."

    It had everything we wanted for a relaxing holiday. We definitely would like to go back there.

    Reviewed by GrahamOct 2016

  • "Very friendly folks, quality basic initial provisions provided."

    Comfortable, relaxing environment that even provided a bookshelf with good enough holiday reading material, and a fresh coffee machine which made me very happy each morning!! This is a beautiful part of our green and pleasant land which is seeped in history, we very much enjoyed exploring the West Sussex/South Downs area and the annexe provided us with the home comforts necessary for relaxing/resting after our adventuress days. Thank you to the owners Roger and Lindsay, we would certainly stay at Woodend Annexe again. Lou, Jayne and John McDermott.

    Reviewed by JayneSep 2016

  • "Wow What a fabulous place, one of the best holiday homes we have stayed in,all the finishing touches made our holiday even more enjoyable, we were even left an Anniversary card and bottle of bubbly which was very kind of the owners."

    We would be very happy to return here again and will be recommending it to our families and friends.

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2016

  • "A real home from home."

    Extremely friendly hosts and the cottage was everything we wanted for a week away and more

    Reviewed by AndyAug 2016

  • "Everything we needed was provided plus a whole lot more."

    The owners were lovely and very understanding that my daughter was not fond of dogs and went out of their way to make sure that they didn't bother her. The cottage was extremely comfortable, a lovely relaxing holiday, just what we all needed.

    Reviewed by KathrynJul 2016

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms with TV: 1 x king-size double with shared en-suite bath, basin and WC leading to 1 x double day bed (can be twin on request) with Juliet balcony, 1 x ground floor double with en-suite wheelchair accessible walk-in double shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with sitting area
  • Conservatory with dining area.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 4 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed private front patio
  • Enclosed private raised lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: There are sloping ceilings and limited headroom in first floor bedrooms
  • Note: Ground floor may be suitable for wheelchair users, please contact the owner for more details
  • Note: Access to the shared en-suite bathroom is via the double bedroom
  • Note: Check-in time 4pm.

The property

This beautiful, semi-detached converted coach house is located next to the owners' home, in the heart of the Sussex countryside on the edge of the hamlet of Fontwell, adjoining Slindon Woods, close to the South Downs National Park.

An ideal base for those looking for peace and relaxation, this spacious Fontwell cottage boasts a mix of contemporary and traditional furnishings, allowing families and friends a place to holiday together.

By adding a lower worktop in the lovely, well-equipped kitchen, it allows those guests needing to sit while preparing meals to do so, plus the superb sitting area, in the same room as the kitchen, is very inviting.

There are three attractive bedrooms at this South Downs cottage, including two with en-suite facilities, and one boasting garden views and a Juliet balcony.

From the conservatory, step outside into the delightful English cottage garden, which surrounds this Fontwell holiday home, just the place for alfresco dining, or just sitting and taking a break at the end of a long day of exploring this haven of historic towns, racecourses or National Trust properties that this part of Sussex is famous for.

Fontwell Park Racecourse, with its 23 meetings each year, is just a few minutes' away, and the market town of Arundel is only five miles away and has a castle, set alongside the River Arun, a cathedral, art galleries, tea rooms and cobbled streets.

For anything from a winter break to a long summer holiday, this Fontwell cottage is the perfect place to stay.

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About the location

FONTWELL

Arundel 5 miles; Goodwood 5 miles; Chichester 6 miles; Petworth 11 miles; Worthing 14 miles.

Fontwell is a small hamlet in the heart of the Sussex countryside, made famous by Fontwell Park Racecourse, where in October 1949 Princess Elizabeth, now Queen Elizabeth II had her first win as the owner of Monaveen. The racecourse is still a popular venue with 23 meetings each year, including the customary Boxing Day race day. Fontwell itself is made up of several scattered cottages and equestrian centres, nestled within Slindon Woods on the edge of the South Downs National Park. Arundel is 5 miles to the east, here visitors are able to tread cobbled streets and explore this pretty market town with its castle and cathedral both set high up on the hills overlooking the River Arun. Arundel also offers quaint shops, art galleries and a number of pubs and restaurants, as well as a monthly farmers’ market, here you can buy local cheeses and breads, along with fruits and cakes, so why not fill your picnic basket and head for the South Downs, or to the coast for a day on the beach. You cannot come to this part of Sussex without visiting Goodwood. With horse racing, motor racing and Goodwood House, a 17th century stately house home to the Duke of Richmond (open to the public from March to October) everyone will have a day to remember. With so much to see and do you will want to return to this Sussex hamlet time and again.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas