Cottage in Pulborough, Sussex, England - Central Location In Pulborough Within Walking Distance Of The Station And The Countryside.
The cottage is stone built, and overlooks the mediaeval parish church of Pulborough, with a quiet garden behind it containing a sitting area. It has recently been totally renovated, maintaining its old character but with modern facilities including a marble lined walk-in shower and bathroom. The television room contains a 42 inch .television with DVD. A large sitting room has an open fire place. A large conservatory overlooks the garden and adjoins a modern kitchen; all with stone floors. The bathroom and lavatory is on the ground floor. A wooden staircase leads to the first floor.There are three bedrooms, two doubles and one twin on the first floor together with a shower room and lavatory. Outside there is a rose garden and sitting area which is completely private and very quiet. Parking is available on the road outside the cottage which is down a quiet lane. The property has a fine view of the church Linen and towels are provided. Wifi is available in the cottage. A welcome pack is included on arrival of milk, butter and eggs. We are within walking distance of the station which is on the main line to Victoria and London Bridge. It also takes you to Portsmouth and Brighton with one change. From the house it is easy to walk into the countryside and to nearby pubs. We are within easy reach of beaches and children attractions as well as many historic properties including Petworth and Parham House as well as Arundel Castle.The cottage has proved a good base to visit important gardens and nurseries within easy distance and also we have an excellent RSPB centre within half a mile and a wetlands centre at Arundel. There is a highly recommended swimming pool as well at Arundel. The cottage is warm and welcoming and particularly popular at Christmas and New Year. We have been lucky to welcome visitors from all over the world and a number have made repeat visits.
Top Traveller Review
What a lovely cottage!
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About the Owner
We have owned this property since it was built in 2006 and all our family have enjoyed it for its closeness to the beaches and the Bestival. Although we don't live on the Island we have very professional agents who live close by who look after the property for us and are available if anything goes wrong.
Guestbook comments from the owner
Last successive comments in the visitor's book (unedited):
6 May 2014: Steve from Reading said "a lovely cottage with lots of lovely things, very spacious and cosy with a great little garden. I would like to give my warmest regards for such a lovely maintained cottage."
16 April 2014: Fraser form California said "very nice well appointed cottage. Susan was very welcoming and helpful getting us settled. It was fun ;living for a few days in a bit of old history we don't get in California."
31 March 2013: Peter and Marilyn form West Midlands said: "A cottage that has exceeded all expectations, roomy, exceptionally well equipped and comfortable. This has been an ideal base for family and friends to stay for our son's wedding. A thoughtful and helpful neighbour (Susan) Great."
14 March 2014: Pamela from Hampshire: "A charming cosy cottage with everything we needed (really comfy beds. We had an enjoyable and memorable able stay. Enjoyed the lovely garden. Thank you Susan."
4.8 based on 16 holidaymaker reviews
What a lovely cottage!
My parents and I stayed at Ivy Cottage for 9 days in August and we used it as a base to explore West Sussex. We had a lovely time. The cottage is beautiful. It's spacious, clean, incredibly comfortable (especially the cosy sofas in the TV room!) and it has everything you could possibly need. The dining room looking out over the garden with all the beautiful flowers was a pleasure too. The owners, Susan and Peter, were welcoming and friendly and made us feel so at home. I would recommend this cottage to everyone, and I hope to return one day. Thank you for such a lovely family holiday.
Lovely weekend spot
We had a lovely time staying at Ivy Cottage for the long weekend. The cottage is very well appointed, and has a lovely rose garden and conservatory. We were very comfortable indeed. Susan was a very helpful host and gave us plenty of tips for things to do in the area. There was no shortage of great outings to do within a close locality. Great place to stay.
Mrs Dorothy Aitken
The cottage was lovely very bright and warm. Plenty of crockery and utensils, there is a store cupboard which is very handy, you just replace what you have used up , and anything you have left. We had our grandsons with us and they enjoyed the games. The beds are very comfortable. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will more than likely return.
A fantastic family break in this lovely cottage
The cottage was set in an ideal location for a relaxing family break. We stayed here over the New Year with some friends when the weather was less than ideal. However, the cottage was spacious and well equipped, making it very comfortable to stay indoors throughout these wet days. Seemingly very rural but also only a short walk to a major supermarket and a superb Indian restaurant/takeaway. When there was a break in the rain, there were also attractive strolls from the cottage itself. All rooms were furnished to a high standard and we particularly enjoyed the open log fire in the living room. We were very well looked after by the owner who took great care in showing us around the cottage at the start of our stay. Overall a lovely New Year break and we would not hesitate to recommend this to other families with young children.
Christmas at Ivy Cottage - lovely, warm , & cosy
Cottage was warm, homely and well equipped. In easy reach of coast, and other interesting attractions.
A real English Cottage
Ivy Cottage is dream cottage in a picture-postcard surrounding. We all loved the view out of the bedroom onto the old church.
The cottage is beautifully furnished and had everything we needed and much more.
The lovely garden is in perfect condition.You see a garden lovers work!.
We enjoyed our stay not only because the cottage and the garden were perfect for us six gardenfriends but also because Susan made us feel so welcomed after a long drive from Germany with fresh milk, eggs and butter in the fridge.
Susan was so helpfull with hints and maps of the area.She told us all about the gardens in the area and especially the garden of Woolbeding which we otherwise would have missed!
As we are a German group of friends Susan had total understanding for all the difficuluties of the money transfer. We absolutely recommend Ivy cottage and would love to come back.D.v.Z.
From the Owner
“This is a typical English cottage with a log fire and will appeal to anyone who wants a home from home experience.The garden is particularly admired and full of roses in the summer months. Visitors comment on the well equipped kitchen and comfortable beds. It is particularly popular at Christmas and New Year and for the Goodwood Festival of Speed and the Revival. We welcome guests for short breaks as well as weekly lets. The cottage is also popular with wedding parties for those getting married locally. All guests receive a welcome pack on their arrival and travel cots and stair gates are available for younger guests.”
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
The cottage will appeal in particular to walkers and bird watchers, with the rspb reserve so close. Also we have two excellent golf courses within four miles, west sussex and west chiltington golf courses
The south coast with its beaches and sailing is about half an hour by car from Pulborough
Ivy Cottage is within walking distance of the railway station in Pulborough. It is easily accessed by road, being close to the A29, which runs through the middle of Pulborough ( but cannot be heard from the cottage.) Gatwick airport can be reached either by road or by rail, and is about 40 minutes away. Generally, a car is recommended so that the local sights can easily be accessed, but countryside walks can be made directly from the property. There is a good local taxi service.
Petworth with its National Trust house is 5 miles away. The RSPB bird reserve at Pulborough is less than 3 miles away located near Parham House with its fine interiors and Gardens near Storrington. The coast can be reached in about half an hour by car. Pulborough is 50 miles south of London, which can easily be reached by train within the day (low price day return tickets are available.) Goodwood, with its racing, house, Festival of Speed and Revival Meetings is less than 30 minutes away.
The South Downs National Park is just south of Pulborough on the other side of the Arun River. There is excellent walking, and a book containing suggested walks is available within the property. The bird reserve in Pulborough is particularly popular, and provides a good value restaurant. Pulborough itself contains two supermarkets. There is a variety of pubs and restaurants both within the village and within driving distance. Petworth contains many antique shops as well as the house with marvellous walks over the Capability Brown designed Park. Arundel to the south also contains antique shops and the castle, home to the Dukes of Norfolk, is open to the public and has an interesting garden recently designed by the Bannermans.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
16 Sep 2016 - 27 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
16 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£100|
25% deposit required to confirm booking. Remainder 56 days before arrival.
The changeover day is generally on Friday. The arrival time is generally at 4 PM, and the departure time at 10 AM, allowing adequate time for the property to be cleaned and prepared.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
- Iron & Board
- Living Room ...
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Kitchen ...
- winery tours
- bird watching
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- There is a walk-in shower with wash-basin and separate WC on the first floor, and a bathroom with rolltop bath, washbasin and separate WC on the ground floor.
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: There are two double bedrooms with double beds overlooking the church at the front of the property, and a bedroom with two single beds overlooking the garden at the rear.
- Golf ...
- Outside: At the rear of the property is a pretty garden within which is a seating area with a table and chairs. This is overlooked by the conservatory. Utility Room: This contains a Belfast sink, and a Bosch clothes washer and tumble dryer. this room has its own door from the outside, and is a useful space where boots and coats can be left. It gives onto the kitchen beyond. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen is provided, and the property is cleaned on the changeover day, which generally apart from short breaks is on Friday. Other: The TV room contains a 42 inch Sony television with a DVD player. There is an open fireplace, but this is blocked off and cannot be used for fires. The large conservatory behind will largely be used for dining and overlooks the garden.