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Library Cottage (Ref:376866)

Library Cottage. A lovely and bright ground floor holiday retreat in a beautiful garden setting. The cottage is very rural and well placed for Petworth House and the South Downs.

Holiday cottage, Nutbourne, West Sussex

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  • Sleeps 2
  • Access Statement
  • Cycle store
  • Easy parking
  • Garden- enclosed
  • Ground floor bedroom and bathroom
  • Linen and towels included
  • Television
  • Wi-Fi
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Verified Up Front 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

October 2017

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness

"A delightful cottage in which to stay - in Autumn as it happened. As Keats might say in "a season of mists and mellow fruitfulness". The owner's garden is outstanding. And if it rained there was a most extensive library to enjoy."

Cleanliness 
4.0
Service and Staff 
5.0
Comfort 
4.0
Condition 
4.0
Location 
5.0
Value For Money 
3.0
4.2 OUT OF 5

September 2017

Nice break

"Enjoyable stay at Library Cottage. Hosts very welcoming and attentive. Found lots to do and see in the area. Cottage itself well equipped and comfortable with its own lovely garden. Would recommend to couples wanting a quiet and beautiful location."

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 2017

Brilliant.95%

"Beautiful spot,clean and no tidy lovely gardens was going to book for 2018 Reviva and members meetings but no dates confirmed as yet."

Cleanliness 
5.0
Service and Staff 
5.0
Comfort 
5.0
Condition 
4.0
Location 
4.0
Value For Money 
3.0
4.3 OUT OF 5

September 2017

Bank holiday weekend

"Lovely stay in Library Cottage near Pullbrough. Weather fantastic. Beautiful garden and surroundings and owners made us feel very welcome with homemade marmalade and cake. Gave us lots of advice on where to eat out and local walks. We had a great weekend visiting Arundel and the beach at Worthing and Bognor Regis."

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

August 2017

Library cottage

"A comfortable and picturesque setting. Convenient location for exploring the South Downs. Owners are very helpful and friendly. "

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

90/100

"Chris & liz were very welcoming nothing to much trouble we had a very relaxing time plenty to do or just chill out in there beautiful garden would stay there again "

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

South Downs Holiday Destination

"This cottage is in a beautiful location with plenty of walks, although for us our stay was because of Goodwood Festival of Speed. We decided to stay 8 nights to take advantage of the location and we were not disappointed. The owners were very helpful and hospitable. An excellent holiday."

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

Tranquil West Sussex

"This was our second visit to Library Cottage and equally as enjoyable as the first. Liz & Chris were very friendly without being intrusive and made us extremely welcome with home made cakes and fresh flowers. We were happy to relax in their beautiful peaceful garden."

Cleanliness 
4.0
Service and Staff 
5.0
Comfort 
5.0
Condition 
4.0
Location 
4.0
Value For Money 
3.0
4.2 OUT OF 5

June 2017

Very peaceful location

"Very peaceful location surrounded by lovely gardens cared for by friendly and attentive owners who made us very welcome . "

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

Perfect space with lovely garden in rural Sussex

"This is a beautifully kept cottage in one of the loveliest parts of Sussex. Footpaths lead out over the downs and the vineyards, and you can come back to an evening in the garden. Wonderfully tranquil, but with all the warmth and welcome of excellent hosts at the farmhouse next door. "

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

April 2017

Library cottage

"Lovely warm welcome with flowers and homemade marmalade added to the ambiance. Good location for exploring the area. Only downside internet connection was intermittent whilst we were there."

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

September 2016

A lovely comfortable cottage in tranquil surroundings.

"This is a lovely comfortable cottage in a beautiful tranquil setting - our second visit. We appreciate having the friendly and helpful owners next door, and also the cake, raspberries and marmalade! There is so much to do in the area - National Trust properties, gardens and the coast, as well as lots of walks both locally on the many footpaths and up on the South Downs. Not to mention a vineyard next door! I am sure we will return for another visit. "

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 idyllic few days....

"I needed a few days away from everything, and came across Library Cottage purely by chance. Serendipity, indeed....from the first glance at the photograph I was entranced. The property is everything anyone could wish; nothing is lackng...in my 5 days I read several books, some I had taken with me and some which were on the cottage shelves. On arrival I was welcomed with a delicious slice of cake accompanied by some fresh raspberries...and a pot of homemade marmalade; this was a revelation! The only marmalade I have ever found that was better than Frank Cooper's Vintage Oxford...when I left, they gave me another pot, which I am at present enjoying as I am writing this over breakfast! "

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

nice cottage, lovely home owners

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Other Reviews

“Library Cottage is light and airy, clean and comfortable with a lovely garden. We had everything we needed plus delicious home made treats. We enjoyed the peace and tranquility of the cottage and surrounding area, yet had easy access to many interesting places. Liz and Chris were charming and friendly hosts and we would love to have a return visit with them.”

C Shortland

A beautiful cottage for two and a perfect cottage garden that face the South Downs, close to Petworth

Library Cottage is the perfect recipe for a restful holiday. The gardens are so pleasing on the eye, so just relax, enjoy and take the time to dip into the wonderful choice of books you will find here.

Set in a glorious and peaceful setting next to the owners' country farmhouse, this is a sublime location with views towards the South Downs. Facing south, the cottage is bright and airy with French doors that open onto the lawn. The main living room combines with the dining area and has the kitchen offset. The roof lights give the room a real feeling of spaciousness and with the double doors that lead onto the bedroom, it has that wonderful feeling of continual space. The bedroom is fitted with a king sized bed while the bathroom has a bath with a shower attachment above.

Nutbourne and beyond

The South Downs National Park lies just to the south of Library Cottage. Nutbourne is only a mile or so from the park boundary at Pulborough Brooks.

The Pulborough Brooks is a deliberate flood plain and periodically it becomes a spectacular lake totally transforming the landscape. There are many excellent walks across the Brooks and along the banks of the River Arun offering uninterrupted views south towards the South Downs. Two miles from the cottage at Wiggonholt is the RSPB Pulborough Brooks reserve. This is a wetland haven for bird life, and an overwintering ground for many migrant species. We carry a link to the RSPB reserve within the ‘Places to visit’ on our website.

Also nearby is the West Sussex Golf Club. It is regularly judged one of the outstanding inland courses in Britain with ‘a priceless oasis of heather, sand, heath and trees beneath the Sussex Downs’. For any golf lover, staying at Library Cottage is very convenient indeed.

Four miles south east in the direction of Storrington and nestling at the foot of the South Downs is Parham House, a magnificent Elizabethan home that is a real jewel. Again it is featured under ‘Places to visit’ - a half day there is time well spent.

The historic market town of Petworth is just five miles north west. It is best known as the location of the stately home Petworth House and deer park which was landscaped by Capability Brown. The house and its grounds are now owned by the National Trust. The magnificent country house contains an internationally renowned art collection with numerous works by Turner. Petworth itself was immortalised in his paintings. The town is full of quaint houses and cottages, many within their own courtyard settings. They are interspersed with antique shops and tea rooms so it makes the ideal place for a stroll following a visit to Petworth House and Park.

This area of West Sussex has a variety of events that occur through the year from Goodwood racing and the Goodwood motorsport meetings, to the Arundel Festival, racing at Fontwell and polo at Cowdray. Details on all of these are found under our ‘What’s on’ heading.

Places to visit

Parham House and Gardens

Petworth House and Park

RSPB Pulborough Brooks

What's on

Sussex Country Fayre — June

Cowdray Polo — July

Petworth Festival — June and July

Goodwood Revival — September

  • Local shop — 1 mile West Chiltington
  • Nearest supermarket — 2 miles Pulborough
  • Nearest restaurant — 3 miles Storrington
  • Local pub — 0.5 mile Nutbourne
  • Mainline rail service at Pulborough for services to Gatwick Airport and London Victoria
  • Gatwick Airport — 30 miles

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