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Tillington Cottage

The South Downs
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Tillington Cottage

Petworth
  • 5 guests
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • BBQ
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden
  • Pets welcome
  • Real fire - woodburning stove
  • Television
  • Washing facilities
  • Wi-Fi

A charming and traditional Sussex cottage, with a woodburning stove, set in the South Downs National Park overlooking Petworth Park

Formerly an estate cottage for Lord Egremonth of Petworth House, Tillington Cottage offers both character and comfort with warm and welcoming interiors and a truly stunning garden area. Ideal for walkers, with a network of public pathways from the doorstep, and visitors looking to enjoy the many events and attractions in the area.

You enter into the attractive lounge which has two comfortable sofas surrounding a woodburning stove; a relaxing area with entertainment provided through Freeview television and WiFi is available throughout. The dining room leads to through to the traditional kitchen which is fully equipped with an oven, hob, dishwasher, fridge/ freezer and useful washing machine. There is everything you need should you decided to rustle up a meal after a tiring day on the South Downs, however, bear in mind that there is a highly recommended pub a few minutes away that provides delicious food and drink!

Moving up to the first floor, you find the sleeping accommodation and family bathroom. The kingsize double bedroom has wonderful views of Petworth Park and the deer roaming in the distance. There are large fitted wardrobes and also a daybed which can be utilised for a child at a small supplement. The second bedroom has a double bed and stunning views of the gardens. The bathroom is located between the two bedrooms and has a full bath with shower overhead with a WC and basin.

The gardens at Tillington Cottage are truly magnificent running a full 200 feet down to a secluded seating area at the end with an outdoor grill and stunning views over the countryside; a perfect spot for an evening drink whilst watching the sunset. There are several seating areas set throughout the garden so both sun and shade can be enjoyed throughout the day.

Tillington and beyond

Tillington Cottage is set in a charming hamlet in the South Downs National Park. The village is home to All Hallows Church with its unusual Scots crown spire which inspired both John Constable and J.W. Turner. There are many old dwellings, including medieval timber framed houses, with one third of the buildings in the parish being Grade II listed

A charming and traditional Sussex cottage, with a woodburning stove, set in the South Downs National Park overlooking Petworth Park

Formerly an estate cottage for Lord Egremonth of Petworth House, Tillington Cottage offers both character and comfort with warm and welcoming interiors and a truly stunning garden area. Ideal for walkers, with a network of public pathways from the doorstep, and visitors looking to enjoy the many events and attractions in the area.

You enter into the attractive lounge which has two comfortable sofas surrounding a woodburning stove; a relaxing area with entertainment provided through Freeview television and WiFi is available throughout. The dining room leads to through to the traditional kitchen which is fully equipped with an oven, hob, dishwasher, fridge/ freezer and useful washing machine. There is everything you need should you decided to rustle up a meal after a tiring day on the South Downs, however, bear in mind that there is a highly recommended pub a few minutes away that provides delicious food and drink!

Moving up to the first floor, you find the sleeping accommodation and family bathroom. The kingsize double bedroom has wonderful views of Petworth Park and the deer roaming in the distance. There are large fitted wardrobes and also a daybed which can be utilised for a child at a small supplement. The second bedroom has a double bed and stunning views of the gardens. The bathroom is located between the two bedrooms and has a full bath with shower overhead with a WC and basin.

The gardens at Tillington Cottage are truly magnificent running a full 200 feet down to a secluded seating area at the end with an outdoor grill and stunning views over the countryside; a perfect spot for an evening drink whilst watching the sunset. There are several seating areas set throughout the garden so both sun and shade can be enjoyed throughout the day.

Tillington and beyond

Tillington Cottage is set in a charming hamlet in the South Downs National Park. The village is home to All Hallows Church with its unusual Scots crown spire which inspired both John Constable and J.W. Turner. There are many old dwellings, including medieval timber framed houses, with one third of the buildings in the parish being Grade II listed

The cottage overlooks the grounds of the stately home of Petworth House and deer park which was landscaped by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown.The house and its grounds are now owned and maintained by the National Trust. Petworth House has a rich and varied history waiting to be discovered with state rooms saturated with internationally important paintings by artists such as Van Dyck, Reynolds, Titian and Blake together with classical and neo-classical sculptures. You can follow in the footsteps of JMW Turner and whose paintings of Petworth Park can still be seen at Petworth today. The town itself is full of quaint houses and cottages, many within their own courtyard settings. They are interspersed with antique shops and tearooms so it makes the ideal place for a stroll following your enjoyment of Petworth House and Park.

The market town of Midhurst nestles next to Cowdray Park and is a short ten minute drive from the cottage. The Cowdray Estate is most famous for its polo club particularly in June and July when the polo set meet for the Gold Cup. The Cowdray ruins are also of note since they were important early Tudor courtiers' palaces built from 1520 and form an impressive backdrop to Midhurst. Cowdray played host to both Queen Elizabeth I and King Henry VIII and Guy Fawkes once worked at the house, which later caused the Montague Family to be implicated in the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. Partially destroyed by fire in 1793, the magnificent ruins now tower over the town’s water meadows and visitors can explore where Kings and Queens of England once stood.

The drive south from either Petworth or Midhurst over the South Downs to Chichester is extremely picturesque. Taking either road will lead you close to Goodwood about ten miles away, famous for its horseracing and more recently for the motorsport events; The Fesitval of Speed and the Goodwood Revival. The South Downs all around Goodwood offer plenty of good walking opportunities and provide you with classic Downland scenery and fine views towards Chichester Cathedral and the Isle of Wight beyond.

The cathedral city of Chichester is one of the great well-preserved Georgian cities in the UK. Chichester has played a key role in the affairs of Sussex since at least Roman times. The city's broad streets are packed with listed buildings headed by the towering presence of the cathedral, now home to a family of peregrine falcons who swoop over the city at dusk . The city centre is neatly enclosed within the ancient city walls and this helps to make Chichester compact and pleasant to explore on foot. There are plenty of good shops and restaurants and if you enjoy the theatre the Chichester Festival Theatre is worth considering as it features many world premieres.

You may also consider a trip to Arundel Castle with its 1000 year history, home to the Duke and Duchess of Norfolk, which is a twenty minute drive away or explore the south coast and its beaches. Littlehampton, which is a 30 minute drive, is a beautiful length of unspoilt beach designated as of Special Scientific Interest.

Places to Visit

Petworth House and Park

Bignor Roman Villa

Cowdray Ruins in Midhurst

Goodwood House

Chichester Cathedral

What's On

Petworth Festival - July

Goodwood Festival of Speed - July

Goodwood Revival Meeting - September

Cowdray Park Polo - May to September

  • Local shop — 1.5 miles Petworth
  • Nearest supermarket — 1.5 miles Petworth
  • Nearest restaurant — 1.5 miles Petworth
  • Local pub — 100m Tillington
  • Rail service — Mainline station at Pulborough for services to London Victoria and London Waterloo
  • Gatwick Airport — 32 miles
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