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Bay Tree Cottage (Ref:193474)

Bay Tree Cottage. This self catering holiday cottage in Storrington is walker friendly and ideal for the South Downs Way. Also close to RSPB Pulborough Brooks. Call us for details

Holiday cottage, Storrington, West Sussex

  • Sleeps 2
  • Access Statement
  • BBQ
  • Cycle store
  • Easy parking
  • Ensuite facilities
  • Garden- enclosed
  • Ground floor bedroom and bathroom
  • Linen and towels included
  • Television
  • Unsuitable for children under 16
  • Washing facilities
  • Wi-Fi
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5.0 OUT OF 5

April 2017

An ideal spot

"Bay Tree Cottage was exactly what I wanted while I sorted out personal details prior to emigrating. Close to local primary routes for car journeys, and near a good train service for trips up to London. Peaceful, quiet and comfortable when I wanted to stay in and sort out paperwork etc. Everything clean and well presented, making for a relaxing stay, with lots of items included to make life easy. Shona is very kind and considerate, and is an excellent host. There whenever needed, but quietly in the background at other times. I am due to come back to UK late summer 2108, and will book Bay Tree Cottage as my base for the whole of my stay. Could not be better. "

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5.0
Service and Staff 
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Comfort 
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Condition 
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Location 
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Value For Money 
5.0
5.0 OUT OF 5

April 2017

Perfect in every way

"Nothing to fault from this beautiful cosy cottage for two with parking and views across to distant hills. Storrington has all the day to day shops you could need and a variety of restaurants to suit all budgets. Location for accessing Brighton, Arundel, Worthing and all coastal spots is ideal as well as the South Downs Way. Owner on-site but respectful of privacy and very willing to advise on local places of interest and if you desire will cook a gourmet meal and serve in the cottage for you. A perfect place for a few days R + R,"

Cleanliness 
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Service and Staff 
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Comfort 
5.0
Condition 
5.0
Location 
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Value For Money 
5.0
5.0 OUT OF 5

March 2017

quiet days in Sussex

"what a nice, quiet week in Sussex! If you need an property without faults, book this wonderful cottage. We like it."

Cleanliness 
5.0
Service and Staff 
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Comfort 
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Condition 
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Location 
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Value For Money 
4.0
4.8 OUT OF 5

September 2016

A Welcome Retreat.

"Our hostess greeted us with such warmth and ensured we were comfortable and settled in. Everything we needed was at hand including a thoughtfully put together information pack. Perfectly equipped, tastefully decorated and in a truly beautiful part of the world, we simply could not fault our stay at Bay Tree Cottage."

Cleanliness 
5.0
Service and Staff 
5.0
Comfort 
5.0
Condition 
5.0
Location 
5.0
Value For Money 
5.0
5.0 OUT OF 5

September 2016

An ideal week in Sussex

"We only wished we lived in the UK because we would be staying here regularly. During our frequent trips to the UK we have stayed in a wide variety of cottages and we would rate this as one of the top 3. Shona cooked a meal one night and we believe it was equal to many top restaurants. All in all a delightful and restful experience."

Cleanliness 
5.0
Service and Staff 
5.0
Comfort 
4.0
Condition 
5.0
Location 
5.0
Value For Money 
4.0
4.7 OUT OF 5

September 2016

Bay Tree Cottage

"Bay Tree Cottage is a lovely place to stay, very convenient for both The South Downs and the coast. The owner is very obliging and nothing is too much trouble. The owner is meticulous to detail. The cottage is very well equipped and has all information for the appliances."

Cleanliness 
5.0
Service and Staff 
5.0
Comfort 
5.0
Condition 
5.0
Location 
5.0
Value For Money 
5.0
5.0 OUT OF 5

August 2016

An outstanding place to stay

"Bay Tree Cottage is really the perfect place to stay. Everything possible is done to make you comfortable and it is full of thoughtful extra touches. It is stylishly decorated and looks beautiful. The garden is delightful and the owner is wonderful - so friendly and hospitable, but at the same time respectful of your privacy. If you take the chance to taste her amazing cooking, you'll never forget it - she's absolutely in a league of her own. I can't recommend it highly enough."

Other Reviews

The cottage is in a great location, with many lovely walks directly from the cottage. It was easy to walk into Storrington which has a good range of shops and restaurants. The garden was peaceful and quiet and we had a very relaxing time.
K D
Fantastic place to stay, gorgeous cottage with everything you need, comfortable, cosy and well located. It was our second stay there and felt like a home from home.
A Sleight
This was one of the best holiday cottages we have stayed in.
A. Pearson
Excellent accommodation and surpassed all my expectations I would definitely book to stay here again and recommend the cottage to family and friends I was sad to leave I loved my stay.
J. Noon

Great holiday cottage for two in Storrington at the foot of the South Downs

Bay Tree Cottage will provide all the comforts of home for a couple looking for a pretty cottage in this beautiful part of West Sussex, right on the edge of the South Downs National Park. The cottage, originally a workshop, has been cleverly converted by the owner, and now has a new lease of life as a holiday home. The front door leads into the living room and kitchen, which is flooded with light from west facing windows at the front. The windows overlook a mellow brick terrace, which is the perfect spot to enjoy a pot of tea after a walk on the Downs, or a glass of something as the sun starts to sink. The terrace is perfect for enjoying afternoon and evening sun. It is bounded by low box hedging and two lollipop bay trees that stand at the top of the garden, which slopes down from Bay Tree Cottage to the owner's house beyond. When staying at the cottage you have access to the whole garden, and the terrace by the cottage is exclusively yours.

Back inside the cottage the vaulted living room ceiling creates an unexpected feeling of space and light. The kitchen area has an integrated washing machine, and is well equipped for producing meals with an oven, microwave and two ring electric hob. The dining table is by a window with views over the terrace and owner’s garden beyond. On the far side of the living room a door leads to the bedroom with its comfortable king size sleigh bed, and adjacent shower room. The shower is larger than average, with a small lip to the shower tray. There is also a ladder style towel radiator to ensure warm towels at any time of the year. Outside you have your own private parking space which is right beside the cottage.

Storrington and beyond

Storrington is one of the many small market towns and villages that sit at the foot of the South Downs. It stands at the mid-point and on one of the most beautiful sections of the 99 mile South Downs Way which runs through the country’s newest National Park, tracing its chalk hill spine from Winchester in the west to Eastbourne. There are several ways to the top of the South Downs from Storrington, with footpaths close to Bay Tree Cottage leading to the top of Kithurst and Chantry Hills. For the less energetic there are roads leading to the top of the Downs both east and west of Storrington, with car parks once you reach the top. There are also numerous footpaths on flatter ground, so walkers and mountain bikers are well served. Storrington has a range of shops for every day needs, and a good selection of restaurants and tea rooms. Nearby there are traditional country pubs serving notably good food.

Two miles from Bay Tree Cottage at Wiggonholt towards Pulborough is the RSPB Pulborough Brooks reserve. This is a wetland haven for bird life, and an overwintering ground for many migrant species.

Chanctonbury Ring atop the Downs just three miles to the east was originally an Iron Age hill fort. It is most famous though for the ring of beech trees planted in 1760 by Charles Goring. The great storm of 1987 ripped through the ring and, following a second storm in 1990 the Goring family replanted the trees. Today Chanctonbury Ring is regaining its former glory. At 780 feet it has fine Downland views in each direction. Walk three miles to the south from Chanctonbury and you will reach Cissbury Ring which is one of the greatest prehistoric Iron Age hill forts in the country. On a clear day you can see the white cliffs towards Beachy Head to the east and the Isle of Wight and Chichester Cathedral spire to the west.

Parham House just west of Storrington is a magnificent Elizabethan country house with beautiful formal gardens and open parkland. During the year Parham hosts a number of popular house and garden weekends. South Downs Gliding Club operates from an adjacent grass airfield.

It is only a short drive to the coast from Bay Tree Cottage. Head due south to Worthing or take the road over Bury Hill to Littlehampton, Climping or Bognor Regis.

Bay Tree Cottage is an ideal base from which to enjoy the county’s internationally famous sporting and cultural highlights — Goodwood’s two motorsport events, the Festival of Speed and the Revival meeting, and of course Glorious Goodwood, the summer horseracing festival run on the loveliest race track in the land. Summer also brings the drama and fun of arts festivals held in Arundel, Petworth and Brighton. Chichester too has an arts festival, as well as its world famous Festival Theatre, and at Pallant House one of the country’s finest collections of modern British paintings. For lovers of stately homes Arundel Castle, Petworth House and Goodwood House are all within a short drive.

Places to Visit

Parham House

RSPB Pulborough Brooks

Amberley Museum

What's On

Sussex Game & Country Fair, Parham — June

Petworth Festival — July

Wiston Steam Rally — July

Arundel Festival — August

  • Local shop — ½ mile Storrington
  • Nearest supermarket — ½ mile Storrington
  • Nearest restaurant — ½ mile Storrington
  • Local pub — ¼ mile Cootham
  • Mainline rail service — 4 miles Pulborough, for services to Gatwick Airport, London Victoria and Portsmouth
  • Gatwick Airport — 30 miles

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