Holiday cottage, Nutbourne, West Sussex
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."
"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."
"Beautiful spot,clean and no tidy lovely gardens was going to book for 2018 Reviva and members meetings but no dates confirmed as yet."
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."
"A comfortable and picturesque setting. Convenient location for exploring the South Downs. Owners are very helpful and friendly. "
"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 "
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."
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."
Very peaceful location
"Very peaceful location surrounded by lovely gardens cared for by friendly and attentive owners who made us very welcome . "
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. "
"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."
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. "
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! "
nice cottage, lovely home owners
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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.
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.
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