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Martins Cottage

The South Downs
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Martins Cottage

The South Downs
  • 2 guests
  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • No pets
  • Allocated parking
  • Garden- shared
  • Ground floor bedroom and bathroom
  • Linen and towels included
  • Real fire
  • Television
  • Wi-Fi

A charming and picturesque cottage set in the South Downs National Park, a perfect village location for walkers just minutes from the South Downs Way.

Martins Cottage is a picturesque 17th century thatched cottage bursting with character which is set in the grounds of the owners' residence. The living area, with an open wood fire at the centre, has a comfortable sofa for two and a dining table available. There is Freeview television and books provided for evening entertainment and Wi-Fi is available throughout. The compact kitchen leads on from the lounge and has a full oven and hob, fridge freezer and microwave.

The welcoming bedroom has a fitted wardrobe with a chest of drawers and the bathroom is accessed via the lounge and has a full bath with telephone shower attachment, WC and basin.

Outside the cottage, guests have access to the gorgeous shared gardens with views over the pond to the lovely countryside beyond. There is a table and two chairs provided to enjoy a beverage in the garden on clement evenings.

Off road parking is provided for one car.

Bury and beyond

Bury is the perfect English village with the River Arun passing close by the 13th-century church at the old ferry wharf and the South Downs Way stretching out on either side. It is one of four very picturesque villages that sit below the slope of the South Downs close to Bury Hill. West Burton is a mile to the west, with Bignor and Sutton villages just a couple of miles further west. There are fine local pubs to be found as well, the Squire and Horse at Bury is just a ten minute stroll up the lane.

A charming and picturesque cottage set in the South Downs National Park, a perfect village location for walkers just minutes from the South Downs Way.

Martins Cottage is a picturesque 17th century thatched cottage bursting with character which is set in the grounds of the owners' residence. The living area, with an open wood fire at the centre, has a comfortable sofa for two and a dining table available. There is Freeview television and books provided for evening entertainment and Wi-Fi is available throughout. The compact kitchen leads on from the lounge and has a full oven and hob, fridge freezer and microwave.

The welcoming bedroom has a fitted wardrobe with a chest of drawers and the bathroom is accessed via the lounge and has a full bath with telephone shower attachment, WC and basin.

Outside the cottage, guests have access to the gorgeous shared gardens with views over the pond to the lovely countryside beyond. There is a table and two chairs provided to enjoy a beverage in the garden on clement evenings.

Off road parking is provided for one car.

Bury and beyond

Bury is the perfect English village with the River Arun passing close by the 13th-century church at the old ferry wharf and the South Downs Way stretching out on either side. It is one of four very picturesque villages that sit below the slope of the South Downs close to Bury Hill. West Burton is a mile to the west, with Bignor and Sutton villages just a couple of miles further west. There are fine local pubs to be found as well, the Squire and Horse at Bury is just a ten minute stroll up the lane.

Footpaths climb to the Downs from West Burton, however, if you are feeling less energetic, there is a car park at Whiteways by Bury Hill or you can take the lane to the Downs from Bignor village and park at the top beside the South Downs Way. This is where Stane Street, the Roman road crosses the South Downs en route towards Eartham and Chichester. From here there is a choice of good walking, east, west or south.

Three miles to the south, Arundel is 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 its hospitality. 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 nearly 200 years. It is one of the great treasure houses of England and is home to priceless works of art in stunning rooms. Climbing the 131 steps to the Keep, which dates from the 11th century to take in the views over Arundel and The South Downs, is definitely worth the effort.

The picturesque village of Amberley is a lovely walk from Bury and is a village that has managed to retain its character and appeal over the centuries as it is noted for its many thatched cottages. This is also the location of the Amberley Museum a 36 acre open air museum set into a chalk quarry and dedicated to the industrial heritage of South East England. Depending on the timing of your visit there are many themed events so it is worth taking a look to see what is on.

The historic market town of Petworth is a ten minute drive from Martins Cottage and 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. Petworth is full of quaint houses and cottages, many within their own courtyard settings. They are interspersed with antique shops, pubs and restaurants, so it makes the ideal place for a stroll at any time during your stay.

The Sussex coast is less than ten miles drive from the cottage with both Climping Beach and Littlehampton’s West Beach providing a lovely coastal day out. Other attractions in the area include events at the Goodwood Estate such as the Festival of Speed, Goodwood Revival and, of course, Glorious Goodwood.

A trip to nearby Chichester is also a delight, with its magnificent 12th century cathedral and host of independent shops, stylish restaurants and pavement cafés. Situated in the centre of Chichester, is Pallant House Gallery which holds one of the best collections of 20th century British art in the country. There is an extensive exhibition programme and a lively events, education and outreach programme.

With easy access to Portsmouth, you can also take the opportunity to visit the Historic Dockyard which is situated within a working Naval Base and is the only place in the world to see the Royal Navy past, present and future - a must see for anyone visiting the south of England.

Places to Visit

Bignor Roman Villa

Amberley Museum

Arundel Castle

Petworth House

Goodwood House

What's On

Goodwood Festival of Speed - July

Arundel Festival - August

Goodwood Revival - September

  • Local shop — 350m Charlie's Farm Shop, Bury
  • Supermarket — 4.5 miles Pulborough
  • Pub and restaurant — 450m Bury, 1.4 miles Hougton, 1.8 miles Houghton Bridge
  • Mainline rail service at Amberley for services to Gatwick Airport and London Victoria
  • Nearest airport — Gatwick 35 miles
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Martins Cottage - 518378 Martins Cottage. Thatched cottage with an open fire, set in the South Downs National Park. Perfect for walkers and visitors to Arundel, Petworth, Goodwood and Chichester.

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

September 2018

A lovely hideaway

"This lovely cottage is hidden away in a quiet little hamlet. It is very well appointed with everything needed for a comfortable stay. The hosts are wonderful, friendly people, and we loved meeting their very gentle and well-behaved dogs too. The garden is delightful. The traffic on the main road can just about be heard when outside but not from indoors. There is a very good farm shop close by and several towns within a few miles so the cottage, although giving the great feeling of being away from it all, isn't in reality as all needs are within convenient reach. Broadband bandwidth is quite narrow at about 1.5Mbps but then you shouldn't be here to work! It is certainly enough for email and Googling, just don't expect to watch streaming TV or films. (Check the date when you have read this, there may have been an upgrade since.)"

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

May 2018

Charming cottage lovely location.

"Martins cottage is delightful, all the comforts of home in a perfect setting, great base for exploring the area. Lovely walks on the south downs way and along the river."

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 2018

short stay in West-Sussex

"We had a wonderful time in the beautiful little cottage, perfectly prepared by Bob & Rosemary. It was all we hoped for, and had a nice, relaxing midweek-stay in West-Sussex. Excellent base to explore the Sussex Downs and the Sussex Coast (if you have a car at your disposal). "

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

February 2018

Perfect countryside getaway

"Can only recommend a stay at Martins Cottage, a lovely countryside cottage in a dreamy village - and a quaint countryside pub with excellent Sunday roast on top. Enjoyed a few wintery days walking along the South Downs way, and the cottage was perfect to warm up again each evening in front of the fireplace. The owner was very welcoming and flexible. The beautiful surroundings and lovely cottage make for a perfect getaway. "

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