Holiday cottage, Petworth, West Sussex
"We had a fortnight there, and were very happy. A GLORIOUS, silent woodland setting! - you couldn't wish for anything more peaceful, green and beautiful. Hilary, a very thoughtful "landlady", and anxious to do anything to please. "
Perfect stay at Little Rough
"We had a perfect stay at Little Rough ! It is situated in a quiet part of the village, in the woods. The house is perfect for a family of four (2 adults and 2 children). Bed linens and towels are provided, which is useful, especially for oversea visitors ;) We found everything we needed, kettle, micro waves, washing machine, dish washer... This peaceful little house was an excellent base to visit Portmouth, Brighton, Stonehedge and even London....and it was lovely to come back 'in Little Rouhh after busy days ! My kids loved it too. Thank you to the owners, Hilary and Peter who are very nice and helpful. "
A unique country hideaway
"Little Rough is ideally situated for Petworth, Goodwood and lovely walks on the scenic rolling South Downs. The owners gave us a warm welcome and provided a selection of goodies which included a warm homemade loaf. The accommodation is ideal for a couple or a family with two young children. The second bedroom containing bunk beds is small and would struggle to accommodate two adults. All the appliances are modern and there is a good sized living area. Little Rough is located in a very peaceful rural area ideal for a getaway from it all break. "
This accommodation borders the owners' own private woodland which guests are encouraged to go out, explore and enjoy it. Set next to the owners' home, Little Rough offers modern and contemporary accommodation in a wonderful and quiet setting amongst a very small cluster of other woodland homes. Although it will sleep four guests, it is better suited to a family of four or a couple who want a bit more space to spread out. This is because the second bedroom is fitted with bunk beds.
Everything is on the ground floor making it ideal for anyone requiring easy access. The living room and kitchen area make an excellent space and the wood burner is a real feature when the nights draw in. You won't find a wood shortage here!
The main bedroom is fitted with a double bed while bedroom two has adult sized bunk beds. Between the two rooms there is a modern contemporary shower room. Outside there is a small area set aside for guests use with seating for four and a Weber barbeque.
Walk to the end of the driveway at Little Rough and you are presented with the most stunning views south towards the Downs and Duncton Hill. This area south of Petworth makes you quickly realise that special places do exist. A mile to the east from Little Rough is Burton Mill and Chingford Ponds, tranquil 16th century hammer ponds and a microcosm of different habitats within one site managed by the Sussex Wildlife Trust. For a relaxing day why not try the nature trails around the site. The owners are keen walkers and are happy to provide maps and recommend walks for all walking abilities.
Two miles north is the historic market town of Petworth. 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 and maintained 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 tearooms making an ideal place for a stroll following a visit to the house and park.
Attractive villages surround Petworth such as Fittleworth and Byworth to the east and Lodsworth and Lurgashall to the west. Journey further and you reach the market town of Midhurst nestling next to Cowdray Park. The Cowdray Estate is most famous for its polo club particularly in June and July when the polo set meet for the Gold Cup. The Cowdray ruins are also of note since they were important early Tudor courtiers’ palaces built from 1520 and form an impressive backdrop to Midhurst.
The drive south from Petworth over the South Downs to Chichester is very picturesque. You pass close to Goodwood about six miles away, famous for its horseracing, and of course motorsport, the Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival that Lord March is so passionate about. The South Downs all around Goodwood offer plenty of good walking opportunities and provide you with classic Downland scenery and fine views towards Chichester Cathedral and the Isle of Wight beyond.
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