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Harbinger

The Sussex Coast
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Harbinger

Arundel
  • 4 guests
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • No pets
  • Access Statement
  • BBQ
  • Cycle store
  • Dishwasher
  • Allocated parking
  • Garden
  • Ground floor bedroom and bathroom
  • Linen and towels included
  • Real fire - Woodburner
  • Television
  • Travel cot on request
  • Washing facilities
  • Wi-Fi

Tranquil and spacious holiday cottage surrounded by pastures, yet only a short trip to Goodwood, Chichester and Arundel

An oasis of tranquility surrounded by fields in beautiful Sussex countryside. From the moment you turn down the drive to Harbinger you leave the hustle of 21st Century life behind, and can look forward to a comfortable stay in spacious, light filled surroundings. Harbinger was designed with wheelchair users in mind, and is fully accessible on the ground floor, with low threshold at the front door, wide doorways and adapted bathroom. The living room is filled with sunlight on bright days as it has floor to ceiling windows overlooking the terrace and garden outside. Taking advantage of the views onto the terrace and the garden are two of Charles and Ray Eames' iconic Lounge Chairs. The perfect place to sit and contemplate the views, with a cup of tea or a drink to hand. The sitting end of the living room has a wood burning stove to add comfort when it's chilly outside, although the efficient underfloor heating keeps the cottage evenly warm. In the centre of the room is a dining table with plenty of space for relaxing meals in after a long day out exploring the locality. The kitchen is well equipped with high quality appliances including an induction hob.

Also on the ground floor is a double bedroom with king sized bed with views onto the courtyard garden outside. Opposite is a large bathroom with bath, and shower over. The bedroom and bathroom have larger than average doors, making Harbinger a practical option for people with restricted mobility. The bathroom can be used as a wet room for people unable to climb into the bath, and with easy access from outside the ground floor of Harbinger is accessible to wheelchairs.

Stairs lead from the living room to a galleried mezzanine overlooking the dining area below. This is another light filled space in which to relax on one of the sofas, perhaps with a good book. One of the sofas converts into a double bed where there is a need for more flexibility of sleeping accommodation. Please note that if the sofa bed is required for additional sleeping capacity there is a supplement of £50.00 per booking. Also upstairs is a twin bedded room, with a shower room opposite.

On a warm day, throw open the doors onto the terrace outside, and enjoy the clipped bay trees providing living sculpture. All have been grown from cuttings by the owners of Harbinger whose home is along side.

Harbinger is great for holidays, and is also well worth considering if you need a longer stay. If you need to break the chain when selling and buying your new home then Harbinger is a great place to stay whilst you bridge the gap. You may enjoy staying there so much that you don't want to leave!

Walberton and beyond

Walberton is a convenient mid way spot between Arundel and Chichester. In addition to being in the perfect location for the premiere motorsport events at Goodwood each year, Harbinger is a few miles from Fontwell Park Races a unique figure of eight track and a jewel for West Sussex. Right next to Fontwell is Denmans Gardens a delightful four acre garden that is full of ideas for the keen gardener to take home with them.

Tranquil and spacious holiday cottage surrounded by pastures, yet only a short trip to Goodwood, Chichester and Arundel

An oasis of tranquility surrounded by fields in beautiful Sussex countryside. From the moment you turn down the drive to Harbinger you leave the hustle of 21st Century life behind, and can look forward to a comfortable stay in spacious, light filled surroundings. Harbinger was designed with wheelchair users in mind, and is fully accessible on the ground floor, with low threshold at the front door, wide doorways and adapted bathroom. The living room is filled with sunlight on bright days as it has floor to ceiling windows overlooking the terrace and garden outside. Taking advantage of the views onto the terrace and the garden are two of Charles and Ray Eames' iconic Lounge Chairs. The perfect place to sit and contemplate the views, with a cup of tea or a drink to hand. The sitting end of the living room has a wood burning stove to add comfort when it's chilly outside, although the efficient underfloor heating keeps the cottage evenly warm. In the centre of the room is a dining table with plenty of space for relaxing meals in after a long day out exploring the locality. The kitchen is well equipped with high quality appliances including an induction hob.

Also on the ground floor is a double bedroom with king sized bed with views onto the courtyard garden outside. Opposite is a large bathroom with bath, and shower over. The bedroom and bathroom have larger than average doors, making Harbinger a practical option for people with restricted mobility. The bathroom can be used as a wet room for people unable to climb into the bath, and with easy access from outside the ground floor of Harbinger is accessible to wheelchairs.

Stairs lead from the living room to a galleried mezzanine overlooking the dining area below. This is another light filled space in which to relax on one of the sofas, perhaps with a good book. One of the sofas converts into a double bed where there is a need for more flexibility of sleeping accommodation. Please note that if the sofa bed is required for additional sleeping capacity there is a supplement of £50.00 per booking. Also upstairs is a twin bedded room, with a shower room opposite.

On a warm day, throw open the doors onto the terrace outside, and enjoy the clipped bay trees providing living sculpture. All have been grown from cuttings by the owners of Harbinger whose home is along side.

Harbinger is great for holidays, and is also well worth considering if you need a longer stay. If you need to break the chain when selling and buying your new home then Harbinger is a great place to stay whilst you bridge the gap. You may enjoy staying there so much that you don't want to leave!

Walberton and beyond

Walberton is a convenient mid way spot between Arundel and Chichester. In addition to being in the perfect location for the premiere motorsport events at Goodwood each year, Harbinger is a few miles from Fontwell Park Races a unique figure of eight track and a jewel for West Sussex. Right next to Fontwell is Denmans Gardens a delightful four acre garden that is full of ideas for the keen gardener to take home with them.

The beaches at Climping and Bognor Regis are within five miles. Climping is a beautiful unspoilt length of beach of Special Scientific Interest. At its eastern end, beside the mouth of the River Arun, is the West Beach Café built by local craftsmen using materials sourced locally. It is worth a visit, the fish and chips do come highly recommended!

Further west Pagham Harbour Nature Reserve is another area of outstanding natural beauty and a place of special scientific interest. The harbour has a small entrance to the sea so remains tidal and has extensive walks that link Bognor Regis and Aldwick in the east with Siddlesham and Selsey in the west.

A short distance to the east of Walberton lies Arundel. An historic market town, dominated by the symbolic castle and the rising spire of the cathedral. It offers a plethora of craft and antique shops, as well as restaurants and tearooms. It’s a great place to wander and just enjoy the hospitality on offer there.

Arundel Castle is the seat of the Dukes of Norfolk, and is set in 40 acres of sweeping grounds and gardens. The castle has been seasonally open to visitors for almost 200 years. It is one of the great treasure houses of England, and is home to priceless works of art in stunning rooms. The Keep at the centre of the castle dates from the 11th Century. Inside the Keep there are 131 steps to climb to take in the views over Arundel and The South Downs. It is definitely worth the effort.

Five miles to the west of Harbinger is Chichester, the cathedral city of Sussex. It is one of the great well-preserved Georgian cities in the UK that has played a key role in the affairs of Sussex since at least Roman times. The city’s broad streets are packed with Listed buildings, dominated by the towering presence of the cathedral. In the late spring and summer the cathedral spire is home to a family of peregrine falcons who swoop over the city at dusk

The city centre is neatly enclosed within the ancient city walls, which helps to make Chichester compact and pleasant to explore on foot. It is a cosmopolitan, vibrant and friendly city proudly combining two thousand years of heritage with a lively lifestyle.

Chichester is also home to the famous Festival Theatre, which reopened in 2014 following a major refit to celebrate its 50th anniversary. It is renowned for its quality of productions, as well as featuring many world premieres. We have a link to the theatre from our website under ‘What's On’.

Places to visit

Goodwood House

Arundel Castle

Tangmere Aviation Museum

Denmans Gardens

What's On

Fontwell Park Races

Goodwood Festival of Speed - June

Arundel Festival - August

Goodwood Revival - September

Chichester Festival Theatre

  • Local shop — 1.5 miles Barnham
  • Nearest supermarket — 1.5 miles Barnham
  • Nearest restaurant — 4 miles Arundel
  • Local pub — 1 mile Walberton
  • Mainline rail service — 1.2 miles Barnham for services to Gatwick Airport, London Victoria, Portsmouth and Brighton
  • Gatwick Airport — 45 miles
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Harbinger - 125021 125021 Harbinger. Surrounded by farmland and beautifully peaceful, this luxury holiday let is disabled friendly. In a great location for the Goodwood events, the Downs and the coast.

Reviews

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

February 2019

Short break at Harbinger

"Date of stay: 19/02 - 23/02/2019 It was very much a last minute decision to get away, in fact only booked the day before and Amberley House Cottages gave us great service at such short notice, so many thanks for that Harbinger is a wonderful place to stay, peaceful, warm and very comfortable. Such lovely views sitting in the Eames chairs especially first thing in the morning. We were also blessed with great weather Our hosts and their lovely granddaughter were charming I hope that we will stay there again"

Cleanliness 
2.0
Service and Staff 
4.0
Comfort 
3.0
Condition 
3.0
Location 
3.0
Value For Money 
2.0
2.8 OUT OF 5

January 2019

Not ideal for a young family but nice and very quiet location, better suited for the summer months

"Very nice couple the owners. Not ideal if you have young children and its the winter months, as the property is a bit out of the way in the country, will need to travel by car, Barnham for food/supplies is a great as its only 10 mins by car. Train station also if you want to travel to the London sites. Property is better suited to a couple with older children as their room would be upstairs, mind you the upstairs bedroom and bathroom had no heating although there was a towel rail and radiator it was not working. Rest of the downstairs has underfloor heating so thats fine as well as downstairs main bedroom and bathroom. Very small kitchen so better suited for one to cook! Had an issue with flies in the property and I didn't expect to spend most of my holiday hovering live and dead ones up all the time, property has a very high ceiling so most of the live ones will eventually come down when they die!"

Thank you for your review and we are sorry to hear that you had issues with the heating upstairs which does have its own dedicated heating system and a separate thermostat. We understand that you spoke with the owners most days who would have certainly helped you with this. The property is situated in the heart of a dairy farm and the unseasonally clement weather did result in a number of flies in the building at that time. We can only apologise for this. We are told that you have written some very complimentary comments in the visitors book, so thank you for those and your wife said she loved the space and garden and she wanted to return. The owners have said they would like to ensure you have a most enjoyable stay next time, so we hope you will decide to return at some point.


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

October 2018

Review of Harbinger

"From start to finish it was perfect. Fantastic place. Fantastic countryside. Lovely owners. Hope to return."

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

October 2018

Wonderful week at Harbinger

"Very nice owners living next door who made our stay very pleasant and comfortable. The living room is big with comfortable Eames chairs in front of the big windows and the beds are good to sleep well. The location was ideal for visiting several interesting places around (Petworth, Arundel, Chichester, Winchester, seven sisters near Eastbourne, historic dockyards in Portsmouth). The kitchen is modern and well equipped. Shops are nearby - 10 min by bicycle, train station as well to get to London. The round trip to London by train included the day pass for London underground and was not to expensive when starting after 9:30 in the morning to avoid rush hour. "

Cleanliness 
3.0
Service and Staff 
3.0
Comfort 
3.0
Condition 
3.0
Location 
3.0
Value For Money 
2.0
2.8 OUT OF 5

October 2018

Cottage comments.

"The facilities were adequate at the cottage although a few every day kitchen items were missing. The owner also needs to check the cottage for problems, ie toilet overflowing constantly, bathroom extractor not working and light bulbs needing replacement. Having said all that we did enjoy our stay."

Thank you for your comments and as we seek to provide a peaceful retreat for all our visitors, The Harbinger is checked and cleaned thoughout on each changeover. We will check the applicable points you have raised once the current guests have departed, but have never had anyone else comment about the lack of kitchen utensils and would have happily provided any specialist kitchen items if requested. It is also a shame you did not mention that the toilet was overflowing as this is something which could have easily been fixed immediately. The house also has a 'whole house ventilation System' negating specific extraction in the bathroom. The lights have multiple switches for convenience. However, we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay overall, but saddened its not reflected in your review. It's at odd's with your comments in the 'Visitors Book' and all you conveyed to us personally. Jonathan & Joanna


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 2018

Harbinger

"Lovely house, good location within a few miles of the coast or the downs. Jonathan and Josi are very welcoming and have great local knowledge. Nice Safe cycleway at the bottom of the drive to the Downs or to the shops, (10 minutes away either direction. ) Very much enjoyed our stay."

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

July 2018

Lovely house in a peaceful location

"This is a lovely house with a huge, light and airy living room. We loved sitting in the Eames chairs looking out into the garden and stepping straight out of the living room onto a patio with table and chairs, perfect on the warm summer evenings we enjoyed during our stay. The owners who live next door were very helpful but not intrusive. Upstairs did get very warm during our stay due to the incredibly warm summer but was ok once all the windows were opened. The kitchen is very compact for the size of the property but contained everything we needed. We would definitely recommend this property for those who like the tranquillity of the countryside but also ease of access to Chichester and the surrounding area."

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

July 2018

A lovely place

"A lovely place,lovely owners and perfect weather,peace and tranquility personified!Ideal for a couple or family."

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

May 2018

Quiet and peaceful

"We stayed with the family and loved the house. We visited several gardens and many small villages in the area. The sea is so close and yet you are not in the hustle and bustle. The landlords are very friendly and helpful. We look forward to our next stay there."

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

November 2017

Harbinger great

"Excellent. Vast space to relax in . Very comfortable. Helpful hosts. Great position in sussex. Go now!"

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

November 2017

One month stay at Harbinger

"We were between house moves and needed a solid base near our new home. Joanna and Jonathan were the perfect hosts from wine and nibbles on arrival to checking in from time to time to ensure everything was right for us.What a great place! "

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

October 2017

100/100

"thanks we were very impressed by the accommodation and would be happy to use this company again for future holidays "

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 2017

Lovely hosts, beautiful property.

"Set in the Sussex countryside on a working farm. We were greeted by the hosts who are a delight. The property is fabulous to see and very comfortable to live in with everything needed for a great holiday."

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

August 2017

Expirience

"House lies in silince, lovely nature. The owners are verry friendly and helpful. We enjoyed verry much to stay there."

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

July 2017

Grand design and great location

"We loved our stay in this unique property, so much space and light! Comfortable beds, everything you need in the kitchen, great garden surrounded by fields. Our three year old loved it in the upstairs bedroom and we had plenty of space in the master bedroom for us and our baby. Josi and Jonathan were really welcoming and set us up with a great welcome pack when we arrived. They were on hand to help with any questions but the property is very private as there is a fantastic topiary wall between the property and their farm house, and a separate stretch of garden for guests, which is more like a small field, perfect for football, chase and hide and seek. The location is perfect for exploring West Sussex, short drives to the beach, the downs, Arundel and Chichester. We were there visiting family and will definitely return."

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

June 2017

What a wonderful week

"What a wonderful week we had. Beautiful property, exceptionally clean, very friendly owners. The kids loved the space to run around in the garden and we loved the style and design. We will be back :-) "

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

April 2017

Very nice holiday week

"We enjoyed very much our stay at Harbinger during the easter week. The house is an excellent place for a family; the kitchen is fully equipped, there are two nice bathrooms, the bedrooms are very well with beds in which we slept perfectly, and the living room is very comfortable, too. The host couple is very friendly, they welcomed us with a lovely welcome present, included some fruits and local bread. Highly recommended!!"

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

November 2016

Relaxing holiday

"We enjoyed a very relaxing holiday in this lovely property. It was very comfortable with everything you could wish for. A little more light in the sitting area would have helped. The weather was superb and the hosts very hospitable. Highly recommended. "

Cleanliness 
3.0
Service and Staff 
3.0
Comfort 
3.0
Condition 
3.0
Location 
3.0
Value For Money 
3.0
3.0 OUT OF 5

August 2016

Our Stay at Harbinger

"We picked the hottest week of the year so far and found the barn very hot, the ventilation was struggling to keep it cool and was too noisy to leave on at night. We could have done with more instructions on how to use the equipment."

Cleanliness 
4.0
Service and Staff 
3.0
Comfort 
3.0
Condition 
3.0
Location 
3.0
Value For Money 
3.0
3.2 OUT OF 5

August 2016

Urlaub in l?ndlicher Umgebung mit vielen Ausflugsm?glichkeiten

"Das Haus ist sehr gro'r'umig und zweckm''ig eingerichtet. Alles, was man braucht, ist da. Einkaufsm'glichkeiten sind weit entfernt. Schade, dass der Garten und die Terasse nicht sehr einladend und gem'tlich sind. Als Paar kann man das Haus gut bewohnen, allerdings w're es dann sehr gro'. Ein Aufenthalt in der oberen Etage zieht laute, knarrende Ger'usche nach sich, die sich stark auf die untere Etage 'bertragen. Deshalb ist das Bewohnen des Hauses mit Familie oder 2 Paaren nicht zu empfehlen."

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