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3 bedroom cottage set down a private lane in the Stopham estate

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Fittleworth, Near Pulborough, West Sussex, England - Incredibly peaceful location. Cottage set in 3/4 acre of gardens. Parking for 6 cars

This characterful cottage is set down a private lane in the beautiful Stopham estate which has been in the same family since the Norman conquest.The cottage sits in its own 3/4 acre of mature, manicured gardens and has direct access to all the public footpaths of the estate. The cottage has recently been refurbished with a brand new kitchen, bathroom and wet room whilst retaining all of its character. It has central heating throughout as well as a log fire in the living room for colder evenings. One of the 3 bedrooms is downstairs with its own wet room, making it ideal for those with less mobility.

There is parking for 6 cars and in the garden there is patio furniture as well as seating underneath the huge rhododendron bush, a large trampoline, orchard and barbecue.

It is ideally located to visit the local area. Situated 10 minutes from Petworth, 20 minutes from Arundel Castle, 25 minutes from Goodwood and 1/2 hour from West Wittering and Bosham .

The cottage has Sky TV, fibre optic broadband ,a printer and even an exercise bike!

More Details

Jeremy Hirsch
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, German
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018

About Jeremy Hirsch

My wife grew up in the area. We now live in London but the whole family has enjoyed many years in Sussex.

Why Jeremy Hirsch chose Fittleworth

The area, but even more the private lane, is very special.

Just to walk out of the front door into the countryside never loses its appeal for us.

We love going into Petworth, either to enjoy the range of shops or have coffee and homemade chocolates in the Coco Cafe or brunch in the Hungry Guest!

The walks are amazing ..from Chanctonbury Ring or simply from our cottage door to the medieval Stopham Church

What makes this cottage unique

Being 5 minutes drive from Pulborough whilst situated in the quietest and prettiest location is a perfect combination.

Also to have a garden of that size, coupled with the fact that there are no houses opposite gives one a sense of being in the middle of nowhere.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Fittleworth in Horsham District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • Upstairs bathroom between bed 1 & 2: newly fitted shower, bath, wc, sink and heated towel rail, hot water bottle Bathroom 2 downstairs: wet room with shower, sink, wc, heated towel rail and underfloor heating Bathroom 3 downstairs: wc and sink
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: sleeps 6 plus room for cot in study Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 : super king size bed, sloping ceilings with views over the garden Bedroom 2 : 2 single beds with views over the garden Bedroom 3 : double bed, dressing table with views over the garden
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Very happy to accept children. There is a highchair provided and for the older children a very large rectangular trampoline as well as croquet. In the living room are plenty of boardgames. Outside: There is a 3/4 acre garden surrounding the cottage. It is not overlooked at all and has no houses on the other side of the lane opposite ...just fields and woodland. There is patio furniture on the paving accessed from the conservatory in a pretty sheltered spot. There is also seating beneath the huge rhododendron bush. At the far end of the garden is an orchard with a very large rectangular trampoline. The drive is spacious and can park 6 cars Utility Room: Second large kitchen with fridge, washing machine, tumbledryer, microwave and exercise bike. Stable door to the garden Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: We provide you with all bed linen, towels, hand towels and tea towels. Please bring your own beach towels, please don't take bath towels to the beach Other: Study- with writing desk, books and printer . Dining room with big welsh dresser, dining table, chairs . Can seat up to 8 people Conservatory with seating, table . Boot rack and logs for fire .. a lovely room to look out at the garden


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3 bedroom cottage set down a private lane in the Stopham estate
average rating of 4.8444443 based on 46 reviews

Great cottage

  • 5 of 5

Lovely warm and welcoming cottage. All we needed was there and more. Great weekend

  • Review Submitted: 03-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
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Beautiful peaceful surroundings, cosy cottage

  • 5 of 5

An idilic cottage in a peaceful setting. The cottage is warm and cosy with all you need to live daily. The kitchen is well equipped so you can cook proper meals. The beds are comfortable and cosy. A great selection of board games meant we could put technology on hold and play games and talk. However the technology was there when needed. Having a large dining room meant we actually sat down to dinner and chatted rather than staring at the tv. The dogs loved the large enclosed garden and even though it rained for most of our stay the dogs were content walking around the garden. The owner was very helpful when we needed help and helped us sort the issue very quickly. We will definitely visit again.

The only thing I woukd mention are the stairs, there is a warning that they steep and narrow so would be difficult for those with limited mobility. However there is a great downstairs bedroom and wet room.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely spacious house

  • 5 of 5

Had a super weekend, had everything we wanted. Peace and quiet, loads of space inside, well equipped kitchen and loads to do in the area. In warmer seasons the garden is large and secluded. Highly recommend this cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, homely, spacious cottage with real fire and lots of walks from your front door

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this cottage. It is so comfortable with lots of character, space and tons of little extra's. We visited over the New Year period and spent time relaxing by the fire and playing board games. We also went for a lot of walks, mainly from the front door. There are footpaths through the woods and fields to The Swan which does a good lunch. We all enjoyed exploring by foot in all directions. Petworth is the closest town and it's lovely to wander around with lots of antique shops and cafes and there's also the NT stately home and grounds to visit there. Many other attractions are close by, but we were so comfy we hardly left the area. We all thoroughly enjoyed a very relaxing countryside break in a lovely welcoming cottage - Thanks so much!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Christmas cottage

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated a very happy Christmas in this lovely, comfortable, warm house. It was excellently equipped for all the cooking, eating and drinking and the sitting-room was perfect for present opening and game playing, especially with the tree and decorations kindly provided by the owner.

We had three bracing walks over the weekend in the beautiful surrounding countryside - what more could be needed for a perfect festive celebration?

  • Review Submitted: 29-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
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Birthday Weekend with good friends

  • 5 of 5

We had a great weekend visit. Weather was super cold so we loved the central heating and log fire. We cooked a lot and the cottage had everything needed for big meals and dining.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
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Nearest Airport
31 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Swan
Nearest Ferry
33 Miles
Nearest Golf
5.5 Miles
West Chiltington
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
21 Miles
west wittering
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

The cottage is perfect for walkers being set in The South Downs National Park .. Chanctonbury Ring, Cissbury Ring, Seven Sisters and Beachy Head are some of the lovely walks .

For bird watchers The Pulborough Nature Reserve is 10 minutes away .

In the area there is angling, canoeing, hot air ballooning, horse riding, mountain biking and of course swimming and sailing on the south coast 30 minutes away.


The south coast is 30 minutes away.West Wittering is the most child friendly beach with great sand and ample parking

Also historic Bosham well worth a visit as well as Climping Beach


London :50 minutes by train direct to Pulborough or 1 1/2 hours by car

Gatwick airport : 55 minutes (car)

Southampton Airport : 70 minutes

Heathrow Airport : 75 minutes

Portsmouth Ferry Port: 55 minutes

Southampton Ferry Port : 75 minutes

..To really enjoy the area and all its attractions, it is good to have a car. If not there are good taxi services from Pulborough


Pulborough (village shops and RSPB Bird reserve): 5 minutes .

Parham House (historic Elizabethan manor house and gardens) : 12 minutes

Petworth House (National Trust House and 700 acre deer park designed by Capability Brown):10 minutes .

Fishers Farm (family attraction with farm and adventure playgrounds): 20 minutes

Arundel Castle (built in the 11th century) : 20 minutes .

Goodwood Race course and motor circuit : 25 minutes

Chichester : 30 minutes

Brighton : 50 minutes

Further Details:

There are 2 large supermarkets in Pulborough as well as a bank and various shops

Petworth has many antique shops , a museum as well as restaurants and pubs. The nearest pub to the house is the 600 year old Swan Inn (4 minutes drive) which has a lovely restaurant and rooms to let. Other local pubs of note : The Black Horse in Byworth , The Badgers Inn in Petworth

Other local attractions include :

Weald and Downland Open Air Museum :30 minutes

The South Downs Light Railway

Bignor Roman Villa

Amberley Working Museum

Tangmere Military Aviation Museum


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
25% deposit on booking
Balance payable 6 weeks before start of holiday
250 refundable security is retained until a few days after departure. This covers any breakages, missing items, damage or extra cleaning if required

Changeover Day:
Usually Friday for short stay (Friday - Sunday) or Saturday for weekly rentals.
Nightly rates are available
Arrival time : 4pm
Departure time : 10.00
Please leave cottage as you found it

Notes on prices:

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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