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Victorian brick and flint cottage in the South Downs National Park



Updated: 19-Sep-2016
Cottage in Patching, Nr. Worthing, Sussex, England - Village Location In The South Downs, But Close To Many Local Beaches. www.patchingholidays.co.uk

A delightful countryside holiday cottage in the South Downs National Park, close to Worthing, West Sussex. This traditional brick and flint self-catering holiday cottage boasts 3 bedrooms (a double and two singles), a light, airy kitchen and large garden. You will enjoy a short break or longer stay. Your holiday cottage is on the end of a terrace of three cottages originally built in the 1700's and rebuilt in the 1870's. The location is close to the seat of the Duke of Norfolk in Arundel with Worthing, Brighton and Chichester all within easy reach. We are sited close to the centre of the small village of Patching. The area is designated an area of outstanding natural beauty and is within the South Downs National Park. The countryside and walking is on the doorstep and you will enjoy the sea and beaches within about 3 miles. Wireless broadband internet access is available throughout the property at no additional charge. This is a non smoking property.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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Guestbook comments from the owner

What a fantastic holiday home! We're delighted to have found this cottage, it ticks all the boxes we could have wished for. Sara made us feel extremely welcome and our 2 girls loved the garden. We'll miss the views, the character, the friendly people and the kitchen where everything was easy to find.

Paul, Clare, Isabella & Sofia, Manchester

A truly delightful cottage in a beautiful location. So comfortable & relaxing and the log fires were to die for. Loved historic Arundel and the gorgeous beaches throughout the area. We have enjoyed our stay immensely.

Tricia, Ken, Barbara, Sophie & Daisy May, Colchester

We had a lovely time here! The cottage and garden are beautiful. The children especially enjoyed the garden. This is a holiday cottage we'll definitely be coming back to

Mark, Juliana, Sophia & Charlotte, Goettingen, Germany
Nov 2013
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2 holidaymaker reviews

France Cottage, Patching, Sussex


  • 5 of 5

France Cottage is lovely and Sarah made us feel very welcome. The cottage had all we needed to enjoy a happy and comfortable stay. Our grandchildren particularly enjoyed the garden, which is beautiful, the wild bunnies and the chickens and horses. We would love to stay again and happily recommend it to all.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage, beautiful location

  • 4 of 5

France Cottage is comfortable, practical and the owners very welcoming and helpful. The decor inside has been given a lot of thought and care so it feels like a home from home. A dog towel and even a collar with the contact details for the owner's own home for visiting dogs, plus water bowls, dog and child toys are lovely details that show the thought that has been put into making this a perfect holiday or short break location. We loved the garden, safe for dogs and well looked after. The only down side we could find was that the cottage does not have a shower, but the bath and bathroom are quite adequate.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Gatwick at 59 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : End of the road (a pub) at 0.3 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Rustington at 5 Kilometres Nearest Train : Angmering at 5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : End of the road ( a pub) at 0.3 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Littlehampton & Worthing, also West Wittering at 6 Kilometres Car: necessary


It is approximately 3 miles to the nearest beach


Gatwick Airport (45 minutes by car)

Shoreham Airport (15 minutes by car)

Portsmouth Ferry (50 minutes by car)

Newhaven Ferry (1 hour by car)

Channel Tunnel (2 hours by car)

Use of a car whilst visiting is recommended


Worthing with it's beaches, pier and shops is 4 miles.

Arundel with it's castle, wildfowl & Wetlands Trust and Georgian town is 4 miles

Chichester with is cathedral and historic city centre is 16 miles

Brighton with it's cosmopolitan feel, the Pavilion, Lanes and beach is 18 miles

Further Details:

There are 2 pubs which serve food within walking distance of the cottage. The World's End is the closest. There are a wide range of supermarkets nearby as well as individual shops


Rental rates


  • Booking Notes:
    For booking go through to our web site where there is an on line booking facility. 30% of the holiday total is required as a deposit to secure the booking. The balance together with a security deposit is payable 1 month before the start of your holiday.

    Changeover Day:
    In the school summer holidays (end of July, August and beginning of September) change overs are on Fridays. The rest of the year it is flexible.

    Notes on prices:
    Low season £385 per week
    High season £665 per week
    short breaks and longer stays are available.
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Property Type

  • cottage


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  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
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  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker
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  • Dishwasher ...
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  • Pantry Items
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  • Hob ...
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  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library


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

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower)
  • The cottage has one bathroom with a bath, sink and wc


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: All of the bedrooms are upstairs. Bedroom 1 has a king sized bed and a large built in wardrobe, bedrooms 2 & 3 have single beds. All of the bedrooms have chests of drawers, bedside cabinets and lamps


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
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  • Barbecue ...


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: This is a non smoking property. A maximum of 2 well behaved pets are welcome. Pets are not allowed upstairs in the property. Outside: There are cottage gardens to the front and rear with a vegetable plot at the bottom of the garden. A patio with a table and 4 chairs as well as a BBQ allows for relaxed outdoor dining with uninterrupted views across a field towards the top of the downs. A garden bench in the vegetable plot allows you to make the most of the evening sunshine. Utility Room: The washing machine is in the kitchen, there is a clothes line in the garden and pegs are provided as is an iron and ironing board. There is also a clothes airer which can be used indoors. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and bedlinen are included and changed on a weekly basis for muti week occupancy. Tea towels are also provided for the kitchen.

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