Holiday cottage, West Burton, West Sussex
A very comfortable cottage in a beautiful peaceful setting.
"A very comfortable cottage, with warm efficient heating, in a very peaceful setting. The general standard was very high, with every kitchen appliance and utensil you need. The central heating was very efficient and the wood burner a nice extra. Our only two minor negatives were: a) the lounge sofas were very low and quite hard. b) the bathroom would benefit from a shower (or shower attachment) rather than a bath, although we realise a bath is good for young children. Overall a comfortable cottage in excellent condition. "
Thank for taking the time to leave a review, we are happy to hear you found the cottage comfortable and peaceful. I am however suprised to read your comment regarding the bathroom, as there is a shower mixer tap, there is also a power shower in the ensuite bathroom. The sofas have cushions on the seats and back cushions to match. Perhaps if you are tall, you might think they are low.
lovely & calm place to stay
"Very nice house with lots of views of beautiful surroundings, very comfortable and calm and lots of possibilities for superb walks!"
A green oasis of peace and quiet
"During our two-week stay in West Burton, an idyllic spot from which we explored many attractions of West Sussex (Arundel, Amberly Castle, Petworth House, the Roman Villa, etc.), we really felt at home in this cosy cottage. It's not only an ideal starting point for hiking and for a wide variety of extended day trips, but also a wonderful place to get some rest after travelling. Since we wanted to benefit from the great weather, we mostly left the cottage early in the morning and came home in the evening so that we actually only got a chance to talk to the owners for a longer time on the first and last day of our stay, but they are really nice and helpful. They gave us some good advice where to buy local farm products (Charly's Farm Shop) and where to find the best pubs in the area. ;) The cottage is spacious and has everything you need for your stay (a well-equipped kitchen, a barbecue, a DVD-player, a CD-player, even a collection of DVDs, CDs,books, magazines and some boardgames, a hairdryer, a laundry rack, etc.). We loved the funny drawings of Simon Drew on the walls and our daughter loved the large outside space, especially the swing tennis game set as well as the visits from the owner's cat. ;) We all enjoyed the beautiful views of the hilly landscape with its green meadows (we even spotted some deer and a pheasant) from either of the two terraces or the veranda where we often had breakfast or supper. So, all in all, we can only highly recommend this cottage to all tourists who are looking for some peace and quiet in the lovely Sussex countryside! "
"We had a fantastic time here, cycling, walking and running and enjoying the peaceful lanes and woods. Lots to do in the local area and the cottage was fantastic."
Half term break
"This was our second trip and we had another lovely time - the location is beautiful and our two boys loved it."
"Short break with friends (4 adults). lovely location for walking, sight seeing etc. lots to do and see, great base. Nice pubs with good food nearby. Good accommodation, friendly helpful owner. No complaints."
Super cottage, great location
"Spacious, comfortable cottage, very well equipped. The whole cottage feels light and airy with wonderful views over the Downs. This is an ideal location for a peaceful, relaxing holiday. The owner Claire is helpful and friendly but not intrusive. The cottage is also well placed for visiting historic houses and antiques shopping- Petworth House and shops especially."
Nice warm family space and large garden to base a trip to the South Downs and seaside towns
"We really enjoyed our stay at the cottage. It was a very large place with plenty of room for our family of four, very relaxed and easy to stay in without any major concerns. The childrens room is very large and could easily accomodate three teenagers. The kitchen is well equiped and the lounge was comfy to relax in after days out exploring the local coutryside and towns. It was a nice touch to have some old board games and bat and balls for the kids to play with in the garden. The garden was incredible and nice to have the pond securely enclosed so not a concern. The location is very quiet and private and although the owners live next door the layout of the cottage and garden ensures that you are barely overlooked at all. The master bedroom was a good size with an amzing view out onto the fields but only had a queen sized double bed and would have benefitted from a bigger bed and larger dressing table. It was a great location to be based in to go explore and on the edge of a lot of local pathways and routes, but make sure that you bring a map or download routes before you visit as there isn't any WiFi so its possible to run out of data! The only concern from a family perspective with younger children is that the boiler flue discharges straight out where the gate latch is to get from the enclosed garden into the grassed garden. Although it was fully caged, it didn't stop our youngest from being very interested in it whenever it switched on and meant not suitable for very little ones to be left unattended outside. We had only some minor niggles such as the local information flyers being relevant for the time of the visit (some went back to 2010!), make more out being located at the heart of so many wonderful walking routes, having free WIFI, jetwash the terrace overlooking the fields and consider updating the master bedroom furniture as it was the only room that we didn't think compared with the same high standard as the others. One final recommendation would be to have a price list or flyer for Charlies Farm shop - we discovered that late on during our stay and it was a truely excellent shop which we would gladly have visited earlier during our stay had we known how good it was! All in all would definately recommend this for a family holiday and rate the accomodation with 7/10. "
We are glad you had a wonderful holiday and as a family you enjoyed the garden and the beautiful setting. We are able pleased to advise that the main bedroom is now fitted with a king size double bed so thank you for bringing that to our attention.
Fantastic space, a vaulted living room, masses of natural light, the Cottage is a spectacular conversion of an old stable and the finish grabs your attention as soon as you enter! We don’t think it will disappoint.
It is situated on the edge of West Burton village and offers uninterrupted views over a wide panorama spanning from the northeast round towards the South Downs and Bury Hill to the south. The Cottage is single storey and cleverly arranged with the living space separating the spacious kitchen at one end from two bright bedrooms and bathroom facilities at the other.
The living space is filled with natural light, two large patio doors look west and open out onto a patio area equipped with summer barbeque, so a great space to enjoy the afternoon and evening sun. A wonderful vaulted ceiling just adds to the impression of space and a wood burning stove makes a nice focus on winter evenings. The main bedroom has a king size bed and an ensuite shower room, while the second bedroom is right beside the bathroom so effectively you have two bedrooms with two ensuites! The second bedroom has both a double and a single bed allowing for added flexibility and also a travel cot can be provided on request. The family bathroom has a bath with shower attachment.
Both bedrooms have a patio door that opens on to a veranda, beyond that the open countryside and the South Downs. Some outlook to wake up to each morning!
Please note that The Cottage is strictly non smoking.
West Burton is one of four very picturesque villages that sit below the scarp slope of the South Downs close to Bury Hill. Bury is a mile to the east, while Bignor and Sutton are both within two miles to the west. There are two fine local pubs to be found as well, the Squire and Horse at Bury is the nearest by a smidge and there is the White Horse in Sutton. Both offer local ales and good hospitality.
The Cottage has immediate access onto many local paths and West Burton is certainly well placed for enjoying the South Downs. A footpath climbs up from the village, 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 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 giving a choice of good walking in that direction or east or west along the line of the Downs.
The village of Bignor is closely linked to the Romans. Here you will find the Roman Villa, a home and farm with world class mosaic floors that was a significant settlement in the 3rd Century AD. We include a link to Bignor Roman Villa under “Places to visit” on the website.
This historic market town of Petworth is four miles to the north 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.
The town is full of quaint houses and cottages, many within their own courtyard settings. They are interspersed with antique shops and tearooms so it is worth taking the time to browse having visited Petworth House.
The same distance 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.
This is just a flavour of what there is nearby. To the east there is Amberley Working Museum and the small community of Houghton on the River Arun. The Cottage is also exceptionally well placed for all the events hosted at Goodwood each year. A short drive further on is the cathedral city of Chichester. In fact nothing is really that far away.
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