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Country Cottage 5 Minutes from Arundel



Updated: 19-Oct-2016
Cottage near the river set in a beautiful country setting

This is the most lovely country cottage set in the tiny hamlet of South Stoke just under 2 miles from Arundel.

The hamlet is very tiny and quiet and the cottage backs onto a country church. The road ends outside the cottage and leads to miles of footpaths along the River Arun and up into Arundel park.

The cottage is semi-detached with a garden, separate writing room and walled garden. The front door opens directly into the beamed breakfast room which leads to the kitchen and living room with open fire (ornamental only) on the ground floor, 2 double bedrooms and bathroom with bath and separate shower on the first floor and a kids bedroom with 2 single beds on the third floor. The cottage is not designer-perfect but has plenty of old world charm: the kitchen is quite old fashioned so drawers don't run smoothly and sometimes bugs and the odd snail get in from outside. This is a proper 'get away from it all' country experience - even some phone networks don't work inside the house - (but if you go up the road a bit there is a little reception if you need it).

The garden is walled with a little picket gate at the front, there is a terrace area, a nice lawn and flowerbeds, a bbq area and there is a small writing room in the garden for those wanting to work or study.

Well behaved dogs are welcome with permission but are not allowed on the furniture or upstairs. There is a fixed fee of £20 per dog for your stay.

Please note that payment via the Owners Direct site can be made by debit or credit card but if you would like to book direct I take bank transfers from UK bank accounts. If you would prefer to do this please give me a ring or email me with your full name and address to prepare the direct booking paperwork (this also saves you the 6% handling fee charged by Owners Direct).

Arundel is a tiny market town 49 miles from London near the sea on the South Coast of England.

Arundel Castle, which regularly hosts exciting jousting tournaments and days of historical interest for all the family, is a wonderful place to visit with tours around the castle including beautiful walled gardens. Please note that it is closed in the winter. There is a museum by the main entrance to the Castle and the imposing Arundel Cathedral to visit year round.

Whether you enjoy a gentle stroll or are a seasoned hiker there are breath-taking walks through Arundel Park for miles over the South Downs.

At Swanbourne Lake in Mill Lane, you can hire rowing boats or visit the Arundel Wetland Centre which has a multitude of bird wildlife. There is also mini golf, bowling and tennis in Mill Road near the Castle main gates during the summer. If you enjoy swimming the Lido is on Queen Street or for horse riding Arundel Riding Centre is in Park Place. You can take a leisurely boat trip from the bridge in Mill Lane in Arundel Centre or just sit in one of the cafes overlooking the water and watch the world go by.

Arundel has some wonderful festivals including the vibrant Arundel Festival and Art Trail in August and the romantic Arundel by Candlelight in December.

Arundel is very small and intimate: nowhere in town is further than about 10 minutes walk! There are fantastic antique shops all over town and many restaurants, cafes and one-off boutiques.


If you are looking for a little culture Petworth Park is home to one the National Trust’s finest art collections and a vast deerpark landscaped by Capability Brown. There are Roman villas at Bignor and Fishbourne or the Weald & Downland Outdoor Museum which has historic houses and buildings from the 13th Century to Victorian times for you to explore. For the more mechanically minded Amberley Working Museum is a great step back in time.

Goodwood is a huge draw to the area and their special events include Glorious Goodwood, The Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival. Fontwell Racecourse is even closer to Arundel town for regular jump race meetings.

For afternoon/evening entertainment Chichester Festival Theatre and the Minerva Theatre has a wealth of highly acclaimed plays. In Portsmouth there is a huge historic dockyard where you can go aboard old warships and ships dating back to 16th Century. From Portsmouth you can also take a hovercraft over to the Isle of Wight. For a great day out shopping and to soak up the atmosphere Brighton is a large and vibrant town.

There are many beaches in the area if you are looking for a seaside break - the closest is Clymping approximately 10 minutes away by car and there is also West Beach, Littlehampton and Middleton to be visited. Most of the beaches in this area are part sand part stony but if you prefer miles of white sandy beach and sand dunes you can head up to West Wittering.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I am a local Arundel lady with 3 children who manages a number of properties of all sizes in Arundel. Do feel free to give me a call to discuss your particular requirements.

I am always on hand with help and advice and will do my very best to make sure that you have a wonderful holiday!

Speaks English

1 Reviews

1 holidaymaker review


Perfect family getaway from the world!

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful country retreat, totally immersed in wildlife, from the lambs and pheasants in the field over the road to the sparrows nesting on the side of the house. Perfect for families, I stayed with my four young children who loved exploring the house, especially the children's bedroom with toys! Lots of lovely walks and just a short drive from Arundel town centre. A brilliant holiday, we look forward to returning.

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

Though South Stoke is only 5 minutes drive from Arundel it feels like a country village lost in time: the pace is slow, natural and tranquil....perfect for a complete break.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : gatwick at 53 Miles Nearest Train : arundel at 1 Miles Nearest Beach : Clymping at 7 Miles Car: necessary


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Autumn
16 Sep 2016 - 30 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late Autumn
31 Oct 2016 - 24 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
late autumn
25 Nov 2016 - 19 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
20 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Cleaning £25

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 19-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • town


  • autumn foliage
  • churches

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Master bedroom with en suite shower room


  • Garden


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

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