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The Bothy Cottage

Sussex High Weald
10 guests
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The Bothy Cottage

Lower Beeding
  • 10 guests
  • 6 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • No pets
  • Child friendly
  • Dishwasher
  • Allocated parking
  • Ensuite facilities
  • Garden - enclosed
  • Linen and towels included
  • Real fire - Woodburner
  • Satellite television
  • Travel cot
  • Washing facilities
  • Wi-Fi

Just a great location in the Sussex Weald, this cottage for ten is in a truly private setting within the grounds of probably one of the finest country house hotels in Sussex

The Bothy Cottage is set within the grounds of one of the finest five star country house hotels in Sussex. In the heart of the Sussex Weald it’s a perfect location for sampling the very best of Sussex. The cottage enjoys a private setting within the hotel grounds and is available from just two nights making it perfect for a family get together or that special celebration.

The cottage will sleep ten in six bedrooms with two of the bedrooms being single rooms. There are three double bedrooms with super king sized beds, two of which can also be configured as twin bedrooms so allowing for maximum flexibility. The fourth bedroom is fitted with a standard double bed. Bothy Cottage also benefits from an ensuite shower room as well as a full family bathroom with a shower attachment fitted above the bath.

The living space is spacious with a lounge and completely separate dining room that overlooks the private garden. The kitchen features an Aga in addition to a conventional oven and hob. A great kitchen to plan that special meal!

Guests also have use of the complimentary gym which forms part of the South Lodge Hotel.

Lower Beeding and beyond

This is a beautiful area in the heart of Sussex. There are uninterrupted views south from the grounds of the hotel towards the South Downs. Devil's Dyke in fact is little more than eight miles to the south via the picturesque small market town of Henfield.

Just a great location in the Sussex Weald, this cottage for ten is in a truly private setting within the grounds of probably one of the finest country house hotels in Sussex

The Bothy Cottage is set within the grounds of one of the finest five star country house hotels in Sussex. In the heart of the Sussex Weald it’s a perfect location for sampling the very best of Sussex. The cottage enjoys a private setting within the hotel grounds and is available from just two nights making it perfect for a family get together or that special celebration.

The cottage will sleep ten in six bedrooms with two of the bedrooms being single rooms. There are three double bedrooms with super king sized beds, two of which can also be configured as twin bedrooms so allowing for maximum flexibility. The fourth bedroom is fitted with a standard double bed. Bothy Cottage also benefits from an ensuite shower room as well as a full family bathroom with a shower attachment fitted above the bath.

The living space is spacious with a lounge and completely separate dining room that overlooks the private garden. The kitchen features an Aga in addition to a conventional oven and hob. A great kitchen to plan that special meal!

Guests also have use of the complimentary gym which forms part of the South Lodge Hotel.

Lower Beeding and beyond

This is a beautiful area in the heart of Sussex. There are uninterrupted views south from the grounds of the hotel towards the South Downs. Devil's Dyke in fact is little more than eight miles to the south via the picturesque small market town of Henfield.

To walk or cycle south along The Downs Link path from the old railway station at West Grinstead towards Henfield is a delight and you are soon enjoying beautiful views of the Downs as you head south.

Four miles to the north of Bothy Cottage, Horsham is a fine historic market town which features four historic areas, Bishopric, Carfax, Causeway and Normandy — names believed to be almost unique to the town. The Causeway is a tree lined avenue with medieval and period properties that leads down to the parish church of St Mary’s and Normandy, a quiet area found beside the church while the Carfax, originally a meeting of four ways, is now a relaxing place to stop and enjoy a coffee.

To the south east of the town lies St Leonard's Forest, the most westerly remaining of the large forests which once formed a continuous tract across the central Wealden ridge of Sussex. Iron smelting was carried out in the Weald, and Sussex had the ingredients required — easily obtainable iron ore, timber and water. Known as ’hammer ponds’ these ponds can be seen around Mannings Heath and nearby Bucks Head. Today they appear as picturesque lakes within a wooded setting while the forest is now a patchwork of woodlands and heath covering 12 square miles affording many excellent walking opportunities.

Both Nymans Gardens and High Beeches Garden, two great gardens in the Sussex High Weald are within a ten minute drive and display a variety of colour and texture along with outstanding views to the south.

Places to Visit

High Beeches Gardens

Nymans Gardens

Parham House and Gardens

What's On

Hickstead — July

  • Local shop 1 mile Cowfold
  • Nearest supermarket 4 miles Horsham
  • Restaurant 100 yards Lower Beeding
  • Local pub 200 yards Lower Beeding
  • Mainline rail service at Horsham for services to Gatwick Airport, London Victoria
  • Gatwick Airport — 20 miles
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The Bothy Cottage - 76837 The Bothy Cottage. A very relaxing holiday home for 10 guests near Horsham, perfect for a special celebration. Set in a glorious rural setting adjacent to South Lodge Hotel.

Reviews

Cleanliness 
1.0
Service and Staff 
3.0
Comfort 
5.0
Condition 
1.0
Location 
5.0
Value For Money 
2.0
2.8 OUT OF 5

August 2018

Awful bathrooms and unsafe stairs

"We had a wonderful stay at the cottage for our daughters wedding at Slaugham Place. It was in the perfect location and was the perfect layout and size for our purpose. We entertained some wedding guests from the hotel and had enough room for all the bridesmaids and bride to get ready. Unfortunately there are a few issues that marred our stay. The bathroom and ensuite were in a very poor state, with cracked and mismatched tiles and black mound around the grout and edges of the shower tray and bath. The shower controls come away from the unit and are extremely difficult to use. Both bathrooms are in a disgusting state and need completely renovating. Also the stairs are frankly dangerous, admittedly they are shallow steps being set in an old building, but the carpet on the stairs has made them very dangerous. Two of our party actually slipped down from the top to the bottom incurring carpet burn and bruises. This is an expensive cottage attached to a very high quality hotel and we would have expected a far better quality in the cottage. Although we had a great weekend, the state of bathrooms really put us off ever wishing to stay again."

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent stay in The Bothy Cottage. I am delighted the wedding was a huge success and yourself and the wider family, overall, enjoyed your time here. Thank you for bringing those matters to our attention, the management here have looked into your concerns and are making appropriate changes to the bathrooms moving forward. However, please do bear in mind there is a handrail for the staircase and we have not had any previous issues, this is typical of older cottages as they are indeed steep.


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

April 2018

A wonderful Family Easter weekend at The Bothy Cottage

"Just returned from a very relaxing stay at The Bothy Cottage. We all loved this property, so full of character and incredibly welcoming. The Aga made cooking a breeze, and we were delighted with the welcome pack provided by the hotel. The beds were so comfortable, linen exceptional. The weather wasn't kind to us, but we lit the wood burner and chilled. Very pretty enclosed garden,in which we still managed to have an Easter Egg Hunt! Another day we went to Horsham, and then down to Chichester. Well situated for visiting beautiful West Sussex. The hotel reception where we picked up the keys could not have been more welcoming, and the booking through Amberley Cottages first class too. We will be back!"

May I thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review of your recent visit to the Bothy Cottage, I am absolutely delighted to read that you had such an enjoyable Easter break with us and very much look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Best regards Kerra


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

March 2018

Birthday Celebration

"We booked the cottage for four nights for a family get-together to celebrate two birthdays (mine and my daughter�s). We had seven adults and two young children in our family group and the cottage was perfect for our needs. It was very comfortable, warm and well-equipped and there was plenty of room for all of us. The garden surrounds the cottage, which the children enjoyed, and the hotel grounds were a bonus, as was access to its bar. The hotel staff were helpful and friendly. The cottage was in a good location for us � we visited Nymans on the Saturday (8 minutes� drive away) and the Brighton Sea Life Centre on the Sunday (half an hour�s drive) and we would have explored further but the weather was against us, with snow and a very cold wind. We would happily go back again and would like to come back when the new facilities being built are open at the hotel � and when the weather is a bit more pleasant! "

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

March 2018

Family get together

"We had a excellent stay. Just a few comments that you could improve on to make it even better. As there were a lot of us we needed to cook rather than eat out all the time and could have done with a few more cooking pots and baking trays. Also a potato peeler was missing. We all wanted cereal for breakfast and there weren't enough bowls. The aga was not working when we arrived and as we were not familiar with them we thought we had to do something to turn it on, consequently it took till the Saturday until we managed to call and get it sorted. So should have been checked before we arrived. But even though it sounds like I'm moaning they are all simple things that could have been sorted. We would love to return so hopefully these things will be done next time because apart from these few things everything else was wonderful and we loved it."

Dear Mr Reed, May I thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review of your recent visit to the Bothy Cottage, I am absolutely delighted to read that you had such a wonderful stay with us. We really value your feedback and appreciate your comments, I would like to take this opportunity to assure you that we have taken all your points raised very seriously and an inventory of stock has been completed and will be restocked very soon. I can only but apologise that the Aga was not in fully working order for your arrival, we have arranged retraining for the staff so that they can complete the check upon servicing the cottage in future. We very much hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. Best regards Kerra


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

January 2018

Nice and warm, comfortable, well equipped, beautiful surroundings!

"We enjoyed our stay very much. No problem at all to stay there with nine people, plenty of room, The kitchen is well equipped for large parties, with large pans, and lots of cutlery, glasses and plates. Good beds. Beautiful surroundings, we made four walks nearby. Especially recommended: the South Downs, near Ditchling. We also had a nice meal at the Crabtree, a pub just across the (busy) road. Used the gym of the hotel a few times, a nice extra! "

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

November 2017

Almost perfect

"The cottage was indeed almost perfect. The proximity to the wedding venue was ideal and the cottage itself was very lovely. It was very thoughtful to have provided some basics i.e. Milk, juice and a very nice cake. I have only one negative thing to say and I believe it is "fixable" and that is the shower in the ensuite bathroom is in need of a really good clean - it was quite disgusting! Overall it was a most enjoyable stay and I would certainly recommend it and not hesitate to stay there again."

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review for The Bothy Cottage. We would also like to apologise for the shower and we will ensure this does not happen again.


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

July 2017

Short stay to attend wedding

"Stayed at Bothy Cottage for 3 days while attending a wedding to adjoining South Lodge hotel. Cottage in located a stones throw away. Cottage is spot on has everything and even more than you need to enjoy your stay"

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

May 2017

Great family break

"The cottage itself is amazing, we all wanted to move in! It was clean, the beds were big and comfy and those of us with small children were thrilled by the quality of the curtains (properly dark!) The hotel grounds were an unexpected delight, great for walks followed by drinks on the terrace. We loved the coffee machine and there was a great selection of toiletries. Some of the family made good use of the hotel gym, a great facility."

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

May 2017

Great for a large group

"Group of nine stayed for four nights. Cottage well appointed with everything you need and the provision of bread, tea, coffe etc was very welcome. Beds were very comfortable and lots of towels provided as well as toiletries. Large garden which was well kept and lots of room for sitting outside. Only issue we had was the poor water pressure when showering if someone turned on a tap and the shower in the master ensuite bedrrom dripped water all the time and especially if water was being used elsewhere in the house. Did not need to contact hotel during stay but surprised that when I returned the keys I was not asked if everything had been satisfactory. Cottage is old and no double glazing etc but reasonably warm despite that. Could do with a little TLC in places like window frames etc but overall I would happily recommend."

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

April 2017

Three families with kids

"We had an absolutely gorgeous weekend at the Bothy Cottage. There was plenty of space for all of us and the garden was ideal for the kids who were aged between 22 months and 10 years old. It was brilliant to be able to roam in the hotel grounds which are stunning with lots of variety - a pond, some woodland, a huge lawn with slopes to run up and down, a tree swing and some rough grass. The men loved the pub, the ladies loved the hotel bar. The bedrooms were really lovely, particularly the spacious king size ones which the adults had and the hotel standard linens were a treat. The cottage was fairly well equipped and the things that were not there were not critical - next time we will bring our own veg peeler and sharp knives. We brought all our own games for the kids. The hotel was happy to lend us extra towels and soaps. The reception and wifi were too feeble to use but luckily we had a Bluetooth speaker and some downloaded music. A gorgeous place, I hope we can go there again."

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

January 2017

A Family get together

"We wanted somewhere affordable to gather as an extended family. This was excellent, we were well looked after, the grounds provided some pleasant strolls, the gym was a bonus and beautiful countryside is not far away. although managed by a hotel (hence wonderful service) the cottage felt separate with own garden and exit roads."

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

November 2016

Great!

"A fabulous cottage and location for a beautiful getaway weekend. Bedrooms are amazing and such comfortable beds!! My only suggestion would be to have more sofas as there were only two sofas but with ten people accommodated there. There is a 10 seat dining table and massive kitchen which was great. Pub in walking distance and generally fabulous area. Highly recommend. "

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