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Old Orchard (Ref:94454)

Old Orchard. This ground floor holiday accommodation is on the South Downs Way and Amberley Wildbrooks, so ideal for walkers. It is less than 3 miles from Arundel and the RSPB at Pulborough Brooks

Holiday cottage, Amberley, West Sussex

  • Sleeps 5
  • BBQ
  • Child friendly
  • Cycle store
  • Dishwasher
  • Ensuite facilities
  • Garden
  • Ground floor bedroom and bathroom
  • Linen and towels included
  • Real fire - Woodburner
  • Secure parking available
  • Television
  • Travel cot
  • Washing facilities
  • Wi-Fi
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5.0 OUT OF 5

September 2016

A lovely home, beautifully decorated, well equipped and comfortable. Excellent information boxes

"The Old Orchard was a home from home and a great base from which to walk the South Downs and explore Arundel and the south coast. We appreciated the generosity of the furnishing, the thoughtfulness of the facilities provided, and the clear information. It was lovely to be able to set off on a day's walk from the front door."

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

September 2016

Lovely bungalow...

"We only spent a few days in this very nice bungalow which is very clean , very quiet and has everything you need for a perfect holiday .We received a very warm welcome from the owner who was waiting for us after our very long journey from France . We really appreciated it .We would love to return to this charming place ."

Other Reviews

We have had a wonderfull stay at the Old Ochard. The owners have a lot of information about the area, listed by city, town, theme, region. We were welcomed with local products. The Old Orchard was very clean and well equipped. We enjoyed the cottage, the garden and the surrounding area. We can certainly recommend this cottage. Thank you for your hospitality.
Van Steenis
“It was a really nice and comfortable stay, we had everything we needed. The owners are lovely and really helpful! We would definitely stay in Amberley again. We have already written in the guestbook at Old Orchard. We can only recommend this bungalow!”

G Huebschen
“Excellent cottage in a wonderful location. Very convenient for visits to various places of interest. A little gem!! Hopefully will return in the future to this cottage and this area. One the the best holiday cottages we have stayed in!”

D. Jarrett
Everything excellent from booking to being at the property. Both yourselves and the owner very helpful and efficient. Will definitely look at booking through yourselves again - my mum, who should have come with me, was to unwell to travel, so my husband came along instead for an impromptu weekend away. Best holiday property we have stayed in (and we have stayed in very many!)
K. Miller
Excellent property in a beautiful location.
D. Harvey
We had a lovely, comfortable stay in Old Orchard. The property was very clean and is well appointed with many thoughtful extras. Amberley village, with its friendly locals, is very peaceful and attractive with thatched cottages, tearoom, shop and pottery. The location was good for visiting the many National Trust places within an hour's drive and we were able to enjoy a good mix of countryside and coast (Seven Sisters a highlight!). There are regular trains from Amberley, and even more from nearby Pulborough, so we also managed a trip to London to see the poppies at the Tower - another highlight!
J Dixon
Old Orchard is a fantastic place to stay. The bungalow is furnished to a very high standard & very well equipped. The owner is very friendly & helpful. The location is great, a beautiful village in stunning scenery & its within easy walking distance of pubs, shop & railway station for days out. We would definitely stay again!
V. Heeps

Situated just a few minutes walk from the South Downs Way, Old Orchard offers a relaxing stay with the benefits of all modern facilities, but remains central to the old picturesque village of Amberley where time has stood still

Amberley is one of the most beautiful of downland villages nestling under the South Downs and overlooking the Amberley Wildbrooks on the banks of the River Arun. Old Orchard is nicely central to the village and offers modern and very comfortable accommodation on the one level that is so nicely presented. Also having a low front door threshold it is suitable for people with restricted mobility or for young children.

The popular village tearooms and the traditional village store are within 100 metres, and the village pottery is only a two minute stroll away.

The accommodation is completely private set in an enclosed garden and is bright and airy throughout. The large kitchen and dining area opens out into a small garden room which combine to make a lovely bright social space. The kitchen is fully fitted and has a full size hob and oven, dishwasher, microwave, fridge and freezer. The living room with its woodburning stove also overlook the garden and is furnished well for your relaxation and comfort. Two of the bedrooms are at the front of the accommodation. One is fitted with a double bed while the second has twin beds. The principal bedroom has an en-suite shower room with shower, basin and WC. Both bedrooms overlook the pretty front garden that offers a blaze of colour through the season. There is also a single bedroom off the hallway which enables the accommodation to sleep a maximum of five people including any babies. The family bathroom is fitted with a bath and also a separate shower cubicle, as well as a basin and WC.

As well as being a haven for wildlife, the gardens offer a magnificent range of colour throughout the year, changing from a carpet of snowdrops, through daffodils, to the brightly coloured summer perennials. The view to the South Downs as you leave the garden is quite exquisite.

There is also a private garage for guests to use either for secure parking for one car, perfect for Goodwood, or to store bikes.

Amberley and beyond

Amberley is at the foot of the South Downs and is noted for its many thatched cottages. It is a village that has managed to retain its character and appeal over the centuries and it will delight. The River Arun with its tidal plain cuts through the South Downs at Amberley. The South Downs Way crosses the river beside the village where a walk either east or west will soon present you with stunning Downland views and total seclusion.

The tidal river plain north of the village forms the Amberley Wildbrooks — a Site of Special Scientific Interest known for its wildfowl and maintained by Sussex Wildlife Trust. The RSPB reserve at Pulborough Brooks neighbours Amberley where many viewing areas and special paths are provided to fully appreciate the wildlife that is resident here.

Only a mile away is the Amberley Working Museum which was used as a set location for the James Bond Film ‘A View to a Kill‘. It is a 36 acre open air museum set into a chalk quarry and is 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.

Two miles to the east Parham House and Gardens is an imposing Elizabethan house facing the Downs. The rooms are graced with fresh flowers cut daily from the four acre walled garden. The main rooms are the Great Hall, Great Chamber and the Long Gallery which at the top of the house does leave a tremendous visual impression.

Five miles downstream from Amberley immediately south of the Downs you come to Arundel, a historic market town dominated by the symbolic castle and the rising spire of the cathedral. If you fancy making your visit a little different why not catch the train one stop down the line and come back on the river, but do allow plenty of time.

The town offers a plethora of craft and antique shops as well as restaurants and tearooms. A trip to Arundel would never be complete without visiting the castle. The seat of the Dukes of Norfolk and set in 40 acres of sweeping grounds and gardens, Arundel Castle has been seasonally open to visitors for nearly 200 years. It is one of the great treasure houses of England and to climb the 131 steps to the Keep to take in the views is worth the effort.

Places to visit

Amberley Museum

RSPB Pulborough Brooks

Parham House and Gardens

Bignor Roman Villa

What's on

Goodwood Festival of Speed — June

Sussex Game & Country Fair, Parham — June

Arundel Festival — August

  • Local shop — 50 yards Amberley
  • Nearest supermarket — 3 miles Storrington
  • Nearest restaurant — 0.5 mile Amberley
  • Local pub — 0.25 mile Amberley
  • Mainline rail service at Amberley for services to Gatwick Airport, London Victoria and Portsmouth
  • Nearest airport — 35 miles Gatwick Airport

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