Arundel 1 mile.
This quaint, 18th century end-terrace cottage, built by the French Prisoners of War, is situated on the outskirts of Arundel, on the very edge of the South Downs National Park.
With easy access to the A27, it is the perfect holiday base for families and friends exploring the beautiful rolling countryside and picturesque towns of West Sussex.
The cottage is approximately 220 years old with many beautiful period features preserving its character and charm, including exposed floorboards, wooden beams and a wonderful brick fireplace.
The sitting room at the front of the cottage enjoys a delightful view of the wildflower garden, with plants creeping up the edges of the window panes to create a cosy atmosphere inside.
There is comfy seating around the room and a large woodburner so you can relax to the soothing crackle of a fire in the evening before bed.
At the back of the cottage, a well-equipped kitchen houses a large range, a double Belfast sink and an imposing Welsh dresser which all combine to create a homely, olde-worlde cottage feel.
There are two bedrooms upstairs, including a master room with an impressive super king-size bed and a twin room with an assortment of hanging space and drawers, so you can happily make yourself at home during your stay.
The fairytale garden outside is home to an abundance of flowers and plants while, just a hop, skip and a jump over the lane is a beautiful bluebell wood!
As you are so close to the South Downs, the area is a dream for walkers, cyclists and birdwatchers: there is even a stables and horse riding centre at the end of the lane!
Being so close to the A27, it couldn’t be easier to visit towns like Chichester, Goodwood, Shoreham-on-Sea and even Brighton!
An excellent cottage choice for exploring the stunning county of Sussex.
About the location
Arundel 2.7 miles; Rustington 5 miles; Worthing 7.7 miles; Chichester 13 miles.
Situated on the edge of the South Downs National Park, the little village of Poling is full of history and is a wonderful base for a holiday exploring West Sussex. Dating back to Saxon times is an unexcavated Roman site at Poling Corner, in St John’s Priory. This medieval site is all that remains of the Priory, built by the Knights Hospitaller of Saint John of Jerusalem. The beautiful Church of St Nicholas predates the Norman Conquest during the Napoleonic wars, when French prisoners were held in the village. They built a lot of the buildings in Arundel, as well as the Poling Potteries and cottages but, unfortunately, the Potteries were demolished in the 1950s. All that remain are the beautiful cottages that were once the potter’s cottages. The village now has a small collection of pubs and a beautiful bluebell wood which is great for walkers and birdwatchers. A short distance to the west of Poling is Arundel, with a pretty park and impressive castle. The River Arun also runs through the middle of the town, making it popular with tourists visiting West Sussex. The market town also has a good selection of independent shops and contemporary art galleries, as well as restaurants, cafes and some great places to enjoy a drink or two. With close links to the A27, it is easy to travel through the county and visit Chichester, Goodwood, Worthing and Shoreham-by-Sea. You can even reach the bustling, vibrant city of Brighton in less than an hour, with its abundance of shops, eateries and exquisite graffiti art. The region is excellent for walkers and cyclists, with miles and miles of beautiful countryside at the ready in the South Downs. A truly wonderful destination!