Holiday cottage, Chichester, West Sussex
"We as a family really enjoyed our stay at the very characterful and homely Truffle Cottage. On arrival we had a warm and friendly welcome from the owner, the cottage had some wonderful and thoughtful touches and everyone of us would love to return again. It was ideally sitauted for the city of Chichister, within easy reach to all the historical sites."
"What better way to experience Chichester for the first time than by staying in this truly unique cottage. The owner has extensive eye for detail with all the furnishings making this a very homely place to stay. This is an ideal base with its own parking and only a 10 minute walk from Chichester. The secluded decking area allows you to enjoy a glass of wine in the sun practically any time of the day. A special mention for the excellent bathroom with walk-in shower and the bedroom with its really snuggly duvet and pillows. We're off to John Lewis! On arrival we met with Marian the owner who was very friendly and informative about the cottage and surrounding area and we look forward to returning at a later date to enjoy more of West Sussex and this beautiful cottage. Well done Marian. Cheers for now. "
Truffle Cottage is an octagonal cottage with a very interesting history as one of the oldest houses in the area. Once a home for the local truffler who hunted down truffles in the nearby Goodwood forest, it offers a rare holiday experience.
Entering through the rear garden area, you pass the hanging wisteria and find the entrance to the cottage. The lounge area is a wonderfully welcoming space with comfortable seating and a relaxing decor. With a woodburner at the centre, it is perfectly equipped to keep you cosy on chillier evenings. The dining area is through from the lounge and has some lovely gothic style windows overlooking the front garden along with a wonderful grandfather clock as a feature.
The galley style kitchen is fully equipped for your self catering requirements during your stay and you will also find a further fridge and a freezer in the outbuilding, along with both a washing machine and tumble dryer.
Accessed from the lounge is a ground floor bedroom available for one person furnished with a large single bed. The modern family bathroom is also on this floor with a large walk in shower, WC and basin. You ascend to the principal bedroom via a wooden staircase (please note this is fairly steep and has a narrow tread) and you are enveloped by light and space. It contains a king sized bed with comfortable linens and a window with an aspect to the rear of the cottage. The additional dressing area is a lovely bonus with fitted wardrobes and a chest of drawers.
The rear garden has a lovely decked area perfect to enjoy an evening glass of wine or a morning coffee whilst deciding on your days activities and there is a small lawned area to the front of the cottage.
There is off street parking available on a small gravelled driveway.
Truffle Cottage is an ideal base to enjoy everything that this area has to offer with its location just ten minutes walk from the centre of Chichester and a short drive to the Sussex coast. Chichester is one of the great, most well-preserved Georgian cities in the UK. The city's broad streets are packed with listed buildings including the impressive cathedral and the Roman city walls. It is a cosmopolitan, vibrant and friendly city proudly combining two thousand years of heritage with a lively lifestyle.
The city centre is neatly enclosed within the ancient city walls which helps to make Chichester compact and pleasant to explore on foot. There are many things to do and experience in the city such as the South Downs Planetarium, Chichester Cathedral and the Pallant House Gallery alongwith diverse shopping areas and a plethora of resturants and bars. Chichester is also home to the famous Festival Theatre which is renowned for its quality of productions as well as featuring many world premieres. We have a link to the theatre from our website under What's On .
The Goodwood Estate nearby offers an impressive range of activities including golf, horseracing and motor sports with several prestigious events held throughout the year. With the aerodrome just ten minutes from the cottage perhaps you could book yourself in to enjoy a flight over the stunning Sussex countryside in a light aircraf? If you are looking for something a little less energectic then take a stroll up to Trundle Hill which offers spectacular views back to the city as well as a great view over Goodwood Racecourse.
Head out of the city and a couple of miles to the south is Chichester Harbour. This area, which is made up of a series of tidal creeks, has been deemed an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with a vast array of wildlife and flora to enjoy. Watersports activities abound here with sailing, windsurfing and fishing all carried out. There are many quayside villages in this area one of which, Bosham, offers much of interest with a fascinating history connected to both King Canute and the Bayeux Tapestry!
A short drive of twenty minutes and you can be enjoying the wonderful Blue Flag beach at West Wittering with clean, sandy beaches as far as the eye can see and clear views across to Hayling Island and beyond. A lovely day can be spent roaming the sand dunes, crab pools and the National Trust area of East Head.
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