Holiday cottage, Arundel, West Sussex
A good basis for recrative an interesting holidays in Sussex
"Attentive and friendly hosts in a historic location surrounded by a fantastic garden landscape. The nearby railway station doesn't disturb, otherwise it's an advantage, if you want to got to London or Brighton for example and abstain from car. The town of Arundel is accessible in less than 10 minutes by foot - an attraction for lovers of english gastronomy and antique markets. We met many unhurried and open minded people. The access by car from the estate to the bypassing motorway is difficult because of the permanent lively traffic. But this loss ist not really important in relation to the predominating advantages of the location. "
"The cottage was set in lovely grounds and was an excellent location to explore the South Downs. Owners went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable. "
Our week in Priory Cottage
"It's a lovely place to stay, very close to Arundel and it's amenities, walks from the door if you don't want to drive, train station handy also. Phillip and Anne were great hosts, made us and our dog Amber very welcome. Would recommend."
Fabulous stay at Priory Cottage
"What a great find in Priory Cottage. Excellent location, right next to the train station for those not bringing their car. Anne was the perfect host. The cottage was well equipped with everything you would need, even a hair dryer, and a very comfortable bed. A few minutes walk into Arundel itself. I would definitely recommend."
"Very nice appartment in a beautiful location in converted outbuildings next to the main house where the owners live. Very friendly owners who left us with the basic necessities for breakfast. The location is excellent for visiting the Downs and attractions of West Sussex. The only negative thing is the horrendous traffic around Arundel."
Priory cottage stay
"We had an excellent stay at this cottage recently. It is very close to a train station which was very handy. The owners are really friendly and lovely! Everything you need was in the cottage and it is ideally places for exploring the area. We visited Brighton, Eastbourne, Portsmouth and many more places in between. "
"We were delighted with the cottage surroundings and situation we hope to come back next year and for longer. Thankyou"
Adjacent to the owners’ home, and just south of Arundel, this is a lovely holiday cottage for a couple. Just a short walk from Arundel railway station, this cottage is perfectly located if you plan to arrive by train, and if you do come by car there’s no problem with parking.
Downstairs, Priory Cottage has a spacious kitchen/dining room, and an adjacent modern shower room. From here stairs lead to the sitting room on the first floor. This room has great charm, with its sloping ceilings adding to the character. Adjacent to the sitting room is a double bedroom, which again has sloping ceilings and bags of character.
Outside in front of the cottage is a sunny gravelled area with table and chairs. The perfect place for an outside meal, or to relax and enjoy the sunshine. Do take a walk through the paddock to the top of the hill and enjoy the great view of Arundel, the Castle and the Cathedral.
Arundel is a historic market town 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. The 11th Century Keep has amazing views over Arundel, the South Downs and towards the Sussex coast. There are 131 steps to climb in order to get to the top, and it’s well worth the effort.
The River Arun winds its way around the town and is a magnet for wildlife. With more than 60 acres of ponds, lakes and reed beds, Arundel Wildfown and Wetland Trust attracts some of the world’s most spectacular ducks, geese and swans. The best way to enjoy the river is on a river cruise stopping off at the Black Rabbit pub or proceeding further north where the river hugs the scarp wooded slope at the foot of the Downs before reaching Amberley.
Further afield Arundel is well placed for the coast. Climping Beach and Littlehampton’s West Beach are only a short drive away. This is a beautiful unspoilt length of beach of Special Scientific Interest and at the eastern end beside the mouth of the River Arun is the West Beach Café built by local craftsmen using materials sourced locally. It is worth a visit, the fish and chips come highly recommended!
Goodwood and Fontwell racecourses are nearby along with the cathedral city of Chichester with its excellent Festival Theatre noted for not only the quality of productions but also the fact many world premieres are featured as well.
If you fancy a day in the city, Arundel mainline station is next door to Priory Cottage. It’s on a direct route to London so why not mix the cosmopolitan capital with this beautiful part of Sussex?
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