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Cosy Converted Cowshed Sleeps 4 On top of the South Downs with breathtaking views

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Updated: 09-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

About the property

Holiday Cottage Madehurst, Arundel, West Sussex - Idyllic Location For Those Who Want To Get Away From It

The Cowshed is in an idyllic location - very peaceful for those wanting to relax - we are on top of the South Downs within the newly appointed National Park so there is instant access to miles of bridle and footpaths making it perfect for walkers and cyclists. We have just installed a small but well appointed kitchen. There is no living room although the main bedroom doubles up as the main living area. Please note that prices are 'from' £80 per night and bringing a dog is extra too.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Mrs Tory Green
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
9 March, 2017

7 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)


Relaxing retreat

  • 5 of 5

We arrived quite late on the Friday, so it was dark and we were quite tired but Tory was so laid back and helpful that we felt at home straightaway. As others have said, she directed us to some local pubs for dinner and we ended up going to them both over the weekend - the George and Dragon at Houghton and the Bridge Inn at Amberley - both had excellent food.

The 'cow shed' itself was immaculate and beautifully designed and decorated. (The photos really don't do it justice). Tory provided us with everything we needed for breakfast and the cupboards were full with tea, coffee, etc. We couldn't have asked for more.

The location is absolutely beautiful but be prepared to drive up some small winding woodland roads. Also, there is no WiFi or much phone signal (which I was actually quite pleased about as it was a complete getaway).

Overall, excellent, would go again and will recommend to others. Thanks Tory! :-)

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Thanks so much for your kind words I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes Tory
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Lovely and Cosy Cowshed

  • 5 of 5

The Cow Shed is a lovely place to stay, I don't think the photos do it justice! We stayed for 2 nights whilst attending a wedding nearby (just a shame we hadn't booked for longer) and everything surpassed our expectations. Our party was 3 adults, 1 child and our Lab and there was ample space for all of us. Lovely views, our son loved the zip-swing and even wanted to leave the wedding early to get back to it! Tory was very helpful and friendly, giving us information before we booked and when we arrived. Would definitely recommend. Thank you Tory.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Bijou gem

  • 5 of 5

Just had wonderful weekend stay. Excellent facilities and extra little touches. Magnificent views and if you like being woken by birdsong you won't be disappointed. Only negative and this is minor for me is the lack of a full sized oven. Although my lasagne did cook in the convection oven which is also the microwave. Just takes a little longer. My teens had great fun using the netball hoop, football and zip line. Didn't even get round to ping pong. Excellent directions.

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Magical hideaway in the Downs

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully furnished, clean and well equipped bijou cottage perfect for an escape to the country. Excellent breakfast provisions. Tory and family are kind and very accommodating hosts.

Hoping to return!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A quiet rural location with a warm welcome

  • 5 of 5

The cottage and its location were perfect for our needs. The setting, thoughtful provision, cleanliness and sense of space within a limited area all contributed to an excellent birthday and New Year celebration. The owner took great care to ensure that we knew what to expect before arrival, that we had all we needed, and provided detailed advice on local pubs. There are excellent walks from the cottage, and the scenic and country town features of the area are self evident. Good OS maps and brochures were available.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Peaceful setting

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from spending a lovely long weekend at The Cowshed. The property was very clean, warm and well furnished. We particularly liked the the comfortable duvets and pillows, and the breakfast supplies in the fridge when we arrived. The setting was perfect, tucked away in what seemed like the middle of nowhere, yet close to Arundel and the sea. A perfect location for exploring the best of West Sussex. We plan to return and would happily recommend it to friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Golf : Goodwood at 7 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Arundel at 4 Miles Car: necessary


30 mins drive from West Wittering Beach

20 mins drive from Littlehampton - East Beach

20 mins drive from Climping Beach


Southampton Airport is 45 mins drive

Gatwick is 50 mins drive

Heathrow 1 hr 30 mins drive

Portsmouth Ferries to the Continent and Isle of Wight 45 mins drive

Use of a car is essential from us as we are quite rural.


The beautiful and historic town of Arundel with its castle and cathedral is 10 mins car drive. The Wetlands Centre for wild birds is also in Arundel. The historic walled city of Chichester is 20 mins away and also has an impressive cathedral, the Pallant house gallery and Chichester Festival Theatre. Petworth is 15 mins away with an abundance of antique shops. Bignor Roman Villa is 10 mins away. Goodwood for all its events - motor racing, horse racing and air displays is 15 min away.

Further Details:

There are a wide variety of restaurants in Arundel including a Chinese and an Indian. There are some good pubs in the area - the nearest pub is the Spur in Slindon, the George in Houghton or the Bridge at Amberley. All serve good food.

The nearest post office is Arundel which also has several banks and a very good walking / camping shop called Peglars. Arundel Castle is open from spring throughout the summer and has a wonderful garden too or you could hire a rowing boat at Swanbourne lake just along from the castle and also feed the ducks and wild birds while you are there.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
All year
30 Sep 2016 - 29 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner.
Our prices start "from" £70 per night
Changeover Day:
Flexible changeover day
Check in not before 2pm.
Check out by 10am. (different check in/out times by arrangement)

Notes on prices:
The Cowshed price includes a welcome breakfast pack of milk butter bread orange juice, bacon. The cupboards are stocked with tea and coffee, hot chocolate, marmite, ketchup etc for you to use.
Prices start from £75 per night - please ring for a quote
Dogs are £5 per night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 09-Mar-2017


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • churches
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • There is one bathroom. This has a bath with shower in it, loo and basin plus airing cupboard. It also has underfloor heating and a heated towel rail. A selection of lovely bathroom products are provided too. We also provide white bath towels and hand towels.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: sleeps 4 (1 room is a bunk room) Notes on bedrooms: The main bedroom is a double (king) - a beautifully decorated and spacious room with flat screen TV, underfloor heating, hairdryer and wardrobe with drawers inside. The main bedroom also doubles up as the main living area although there is no sofa but a large chair with which to relax in and watch tv or rest your weary legs from walking on the Downs! The bunk room is much smaller but with adult size bunks 2 ,large drawers underneath the bunks for belongings and underfloor heating.


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...


  • Self-catering


  • There is NO Wifi Please ask if you would like to use the washing machine or tumble dryer. We can provide you with an iron and ironing board. We like well behaved pets. Undercover area to put your bicycles and pushchairs We have a Table tennis table for you to use too. Outside: You have your own small terrace directly outside the cowshed with table and chairs and a garden bench for you to relax / eat at depending on the weather. A sun brolly is available - please ask us for it. You are welcome to wander around our garden and enjoy the views over the sea and the South Downs and we also have a zip wire in the garden - use at your own risk (Not recommended for adults). We have a barbecue for you to use - charcoal will be provided. There is a large washing line for your use too. Utility Room: Please ask if you need to use our washing machine or tumble dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: We will provide you with all the bed linen and towels and hand towels. Beach towels available on request. Tea towels & oven gloves provided. There is a lovely selection of shower gel, hand wash and hand cream available.

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