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Rosings

The Sussex Downs
6 guests
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BOOK NOW - 7 nights from £515.00

Rosings

The Sussex Downs
  • 6 guests
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • BBQ
  • Child friendly
  • Dishwasher
  • Easy parking
  • Garden- enclosed front garden
  • Linen and towels included
  • Television
  • Unsuitable for children under 6
  • Washing facilities and tumble dryer
  • Wi-Fi

Enjoy this special country cottage in the hamlet of South Stoke offering a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Rosings is a beautiful period cottage presenting an opportunity to experience the rural location of a countryside setting but, as it is just two miles from the centre of Arundel, has an abundance of exciting attractions and events close by.

Throughout the cottage you will find beautiful traditional features such as beamed ceilings, wooden floors and cottage style windows. You enter the dining room at the front door and, with its rustic charm and ample seating, it is a great area for planning your daily outing over a cup of tea. The lounge is a wonderful, spacious and relaxing area perfect to enjoy the quiet surroundings or a little television entertainment (please note that it is not a working fireplace in the lounge). The galley style kitchen is well fitted with a oven range and has a lovely view of the parish church.

On ascending the staircase, you reach the first floor landing where you find the principal bedroom with a lovely duel outlook of the countryside and church. The light filled second bedroom has a small double bed available. Also on this floor is the family bathroom with a full bath and a separate shower cubicle. Access to the third bedroom on the second floor is via a wooden ladder style staircase and there you find a cosy bedroom in the eaves with two single beds, each 2ft 6ins wide. The steep staircase makes this cottage unsuitable for children under 6.

The front garden area is perfect to enjoy the balmy evenings in the summer and there is a BBQ available for those wishing to plan alfresco dining. There is also a small summerhouse available.

On road parking is available in a small area to the front of the property

South Stoke and beyond

South Stoke is one of West Sussex's more remote feeling villages, it is a tiny hamlet in the depths of the countryside next to the River Arun, close to the wonderful historic centre of Arundel and its magnificent castle. St Leonard's Church is an attractive centrepiece to the tiny village and Rosings is located just in front of this. You can walk or cycle straight out the door onto great routes along the river and up into the downland too. It lies in the Arun Valley north of Arundel, at the end of a quiet road which loops along the west bank of the Arun Valley, passing the Black Rabbit pub along the way. This is great walking country, with the Monarch's Way passing to the north at Houghton Bridge and plenty of walks running alongside and around the meandering River Arun as it wends its way from Amberley down towards the next major bridge crossing at Arundel.

Enjoy this special country cottage in the hamlet of South Stoke offering a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Rosings is a beautiful period cottage presenting an opportunity to experience the rural location of a countryside setting but, as it is just two miles from the centre of Arundel, has an abundance of exciting attractions and events close by.

Throughout the cottage you will find beautiful traditional features such as beamed ceilings, wooden floors and cottage style windows. You enter the dining room at the front door and, with its rustic charm and ample seating, it is a great area for planning your daily outing over a cup of tea. The lounge is a wonderful, spacious and relaxing area perfect to enjoy the quiet surroundings or a little television entertainment (please note that it is not a working fireplace in the lounge). The galley style kitchen is well fitted with a oven range and has a lovely view of the parish church.

On ascending the staircase, you reach the first floor landing where you find the principal bedroom with a lovely duel outlook of the countryside and church. The light filled second bedroom has a small double bed available. Also on this floor is the family bathroom with a full bath and a separate shower cubicle. Access to the third bedroom on the second floor is via a wooden ladder style staircase and there you find a cosy bedroom in the eaves with two single beds, each 2ft 6ins wide. The steep staircase makes this cottage unsuitable for children under 6.

The front garden area is perfect to enjoy the balmy evenings in the summer and there is a BBQ available for those wishing to plan alfresco dining. There is also a small summerhouse available.

On road parking is available in a small area to the front of the property

South Stoke and beyond

South Stoke is one of West Sussex's more remote feeling villages, it is a tiny hamlet in the depths of the countryside next to the River Arun, close to the wonderful historic centre of Arundel and its magnificent castle. St Leonard's Church is an attractive centrepiece to the tiny village and Rosings is located just in front of this. You can walk or cycle straight out the door onto great routes along the river and up into the downland too. It lies in the Arun Valley north of Arundel, at the end of a quiet road which loops along the west bank of the Arun Valley, passing the Black Rabbit pub along the way. This is great walking country, with the Monarch's Way passing to the north at Houghton Bridge and plenty of walks running alongside and around the meandering River Arun as it wends its way from Amberley down towards the next major bridge crossing at Arundel.

Arundel, two miles away, is a historic market town dominated by the symbolic castle. 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.

Shop at independent boutiques, antique markets and art galleries or eat out overlooking the River Arun in one of Arundel’s pretty waterside pubs, cafés and restaurants, there's so much to see and do. Plus, each year the town plays host to some of Sussex’s most popular events, including Arundel Arts Festival, Arundel Food Festival and Arundel Cathedral’s Feast of Corpus Christi and magnificent Carpet of Flowers. Arundel itself is very small and intimate: you don’t even need to get in the car as nowhere in town is further than about 10 minutes walk!

Why not take the opportunity to visit the Arundel Wetland and Wildlife Centre? Located just 1.5 miles from Rosings, this area is a series of naturalised lakes, ponds and channels each offer wetlands habitats for wildlife and wildfowl from around the world. Spot water voles from the boat safari, hand feed rare geese at World Wetlands and stroll gentle pathways to quiet spots to watch Sussex wildlife. Children will love the play areas and pond dipping which has a multitude of bird wildlife.

Further afield 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.

Places to visit

Arundel Castle

Arundel Wetland Trust

Goodwood House

Chichester Cathedral

Tangmere Aviation Museum

What's on

Goodwood Festival of Speed — June/July

Arundel Festival — August

Goodwood Revival — September

Arundel by Candlelight — December

  • Local shop — 2.5 miles Arundel
  • Nearest supermarket — 2.5 miles Arundel
  • Nearest restaurant — 2.5 miles Arundel
  • Local pub — 1 mile The Black Rabbit, Arundel
  • Mainline rail service — Arundel for services to Gatwick Airport, London Victoria and Portsmouth
  • Gatwick Airport — 42 miles
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Rosings - 488587 Rosings. Period flint cottage with character set in a rural landscape near to Arundel, easy access to Goodwood and Chichester. Perfect for walkers and families!

Reviews

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

January 2018

Magical location

"We had a superb weekend in South Stoke, one of the loveliest hamlets in Sussex. Glorious walking, and the cottage was very clean and comfortable - thank you. Two points: it was rather tantalising to look at the open fire and not be able to light it. Just over the next few months, I would recommend that mid-week visitors in search of peace check how the building work is going next door. It was all beautifully quiet at the weekend, but work started on Monday morning and I was very glad we hadn't booked a mid-week stay. "

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

January 2018

Wonderful position for walks, stars and birds. Comfortable, well stocked, but NO fire.

"Beautiful old property, sensitively renovated and furnished on the whole, very comfortable beds, well appointed kitchen and nice big farmhouse-style table. Sensible flooring so no anxieties about muddy boots. Heating and hot water efficient. Very clean except for horrible, unnecessary plug-in air 'freshener' which we banished to a wardrobe and used windows to freshen air! Attic room - narrower beds but easily accessible, comfy and a lovely space. Wonderful position - nice views over church yard, almost no traffic noise, glorious stars (take a torch with you instead of adding to light pollution?) and lovely variety of walks straight from the front door. Virtually no other walkers (admittedly this was December). Builders in evidence but not obtrusive. One sour note: we specifically looked for, and thought that we had found, a cottage with an open fire which as another reviewer has pointed out turned out to be 'for decoration'. Pleased to see that this is no longer included in cottage description because we did feel cheated and it took the edge of our Christmas treat. Recommend second hand bookshop in Arundel. "

Cleanliness 
4.0
Service and Staff 
4.0
Comfort 
4.0
Condition 
4.0
Location 
5.0
Value For Money 
3.0
4.0 OUT OF 5

December 2017

Peaceful comfortable semi-detached cottage ruined by builders next door

"It was great to be back at South Stoke and the cottage was lovely, although we were disappointed that we couldn't have a real fire (the fireplace was for show only). Unfortunately the builders next door were trying to finish for Christmas so the lane blocked by white vans, scaffolding, noise of hammering, saws etc., Hopefully they did finish! and future holiday makers can really enjoy the peace of the area."

Cleanliness 
3.0
Service and Staff 
3.0
Comfort 
3.0
Condition 
3.0
Location 
3.0
Value For Money 
3.0
3.0 OUT OF 5

October 2017

Pretty but damp

"First impressions were not great because we arrived in the dark. As Rosings is in a hamlet in the middle of nowhere, we struggled to find the house and then had to feel our way to the front door, down the garden path, unable to see any obstacles or steps. It would have been nice if the outside light had been left on for us. We left it on during our stay which improved our returns in the dark. The house is probably lovely in the summer but in rainy autumn it feels cold and smells a bit damp and the sitting room smells as if someone has smoked in there. The rooms are all a good size, especially the master bedroom but the doorways upstairs are very low and even with the signs above the doors, we still bumped our heads a few times. The decor is lovely and the kitchen is well equipped although there were only 4 forks. "

Cleanliness 
4.0
Service and Staff 
3.0
Comfort 
4.0
Condition 
3.0
Location 
5.0
Value For Money 
3.0
3.7 OUT OF 5

July 2017

Beautiful Cottage in Idliyic Surroundings. But....

"This cottage is located in a very special location where you can enjoy walks along the river into Arundel, yet it is within a few minutes of major access routes and a train station. The cottage was small, cosy and well equipped with everything needed for a comfortable stay. Bedding and towels appeared to be brand new and of good quality. A few essential items were provided our our arrival, which was a nice touch. This would have been the perfect break except for the demolition and re-building of the neighbouring property, which unfortunately ruined our stay. Instead of being able to enjoy the peacefulness of the garden and the cottage, we were forced to go out every weekday due to the deafening noise of building work whilst the entire roof was stripped off and internal walls were broken out. We were warned about some disruption, but only at the last moment when it was too late to consider a change. We would thoroughly recommend this property, particularly for a couple rather than a family and on completion of the ongoing next door building work."

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

May 2017

Rosings

"Rosings is a very attractive comfortable cottage in a beautiful quiet location. We spent a great week there and loved going on walks straight from the cottage."

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

May 2017

Beautiful cottage, with everything thats needed

"Lovely cottage. Everything you need is there, such as soap, salt, hairdryer and kitchen utillities. Situated in a quiet little village."

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